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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By ATD_Mom
Oh my, are you ever so very smart.     "I...

Oh my, are you ever so very smart.  
 
"I tried so hard to appeal to dd's empathy, but in the end I had to simply focus on her feelings and her actions and not expect to transform the way her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By ATD_Mom
My boy is very sensitive - but all of his...

My boy is very sensitive - but all of his sensitivities result in anger, never sadness.  He can be kind at times, and is even helpful when it's on his own terms.  Full of control issues.  When he's...
Forum: Women's Health   02-02-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,608
Posted By ATD_Mom
My friend's daughter's front teeth began to rot...

My friend's daughter's front teeth began to rot (I don't know the specific term, but they appear to be rotting - turning brown and getting smaller) at about 18 months.  She read the book you folks...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-02-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By ATD_Mom
My son was intolerant of dairy in my breastmilk....

My son was intolerant of dairy in my breastmilk.  Horrible, horrible rash.  After weaning (30 months), we attempted to introduce every few months, always with different bad reactions - either a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ATD_Mom
What do you put the powder into or on top of?   ...

What do you put the powder into or on top of?  
 
I have that powder, but cannot get it into my four-year-old (he won't eat it when swiped on toast, doesn't like the texture of it in his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-19-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,562
Posted By ATD_Mom
Both so helpful, these comments.   We do...

Both so helpful, these comments.
 
We do have a "drop-in" option at gymnastics, which we used to attend.  I switched to this one just on the advice of these professionals, who were concerned about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By ATD_Mom
meemee, please tell me more about this growth...

meemee, please tell me more about this growth spurt and this hill. Is this the personal hell I'm going through right now?  I want to know more!
 
phenomom, I'm glad meemee hit the nail on the head...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By ATD_Mom
Mine are just-turned-four and 14 months, and NO...

Mine are just-turned-four and 14 months, and NO the older one will not play on his own at naptime.  No matter what I say or do.  The only thing that keeps him in the other room for the 5-15 minutes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By ATD_Mom
Run to the library and check out Jim Trelease's...

Run to the library and check out Jim Trelease's The Read-Aloud Handbook.  It has incredible suggestions for books!
 
We have been in love with Robert McCloskey books for some time now - Time of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By ATD_Mom
My son gets pimples if he ingests any dairy or...

My son gets pimples if he ingests any dairy or cocoa - I'd definitely try the elimination diet!
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,562
Posted By ATD_Mom
My son, just turned four, has always been quite...

My son, just turned four, has always been quite attached, not a go-getter as far as making new friends.  Very timid with physical activity of any kind (participating with others such as clapping or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By ATD_Mom
Want to send you such a big hug.  We have been...

Want to send you such a big hug.  We have been going through a really rough patch with our son, just turned four.  I've actually said out loud two different times that I thought the decision to have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By ATD_Mom
Saw this article and thought of OP's original...

Saw this article and thought of OP's original question.
http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/05/should-we-teach-boys-versus-girls-differently-in-preschool/
Forum: Meal Planning   03-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,887
Posted By ATD_Mom
We are a Maman, Papa, 3.5-yr-old and 7-month...

We are a Maman, Papa, 3.5-yr-old and 7-month old, and I think we spend about $800/month.  Eat meat 5 or so nights/week.
 
We don't have a budget - I have no idea how to budget!  But simply the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-04-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By ATD_Mom
I made these yesterday, and - as with every...

I made these yesterday, and - as with every other time I make them to share - my friend requested the recipe.  I came here to get it, from an old thread.  Found the thread locked.  So I thought I'd...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-04-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By ATD_Mom
Edited to simply delete ... We always hit rock...

Edited to simply delete ... We always hit rock bottom before things are fixed!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By ATD_Mom
I'm going to quote from a previous thread...

I'm going to quote from a previous thread (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/850080/anyone-made-the-toddler-treats-from-peggy-s-kitchen) that no one replied to - unfortunately I have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-16-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By ATD_Mom
We eat fried rice at least once a week around...

We eat fried rice at least once a week around here; basically whenever we find it to be 5 p.m. and we have nothing planned for dinner.
 
Cut up some carrots, about the same size as peas.  Put them...
Forum: Canada   10-11-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By ATD_Mom
Wow, by "back east" do you mean somewhere near...

Wow, by "back east" do you mean somewhere near Halifax? Because it is wicked, wicked cheap to live here in the Moncton area. Come on back! You can buy our house!...
Forum: Canada   10-10-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By ATD_Mom
Howdy! I am so hoping the two of you are...

Howdy!

I am so hoping the two of you are still subscribed to this thread. (And/or maybe someone else will see it now, too!)

We currently live in the Maritimes, but are discontent for numerous...
Forum: Canada   09-09-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,360
Posted By ATD_Mom
Not a single midwife in New Brunswick (Kate in...

Not a single midwife in New Brunswick (Kate in Fredericton is no longer a midwife). There is a kind, educated woman in Moncton who assists women who would like to have UCs. But no midwives. There...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-08-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By ATD_Mom
I've learned more today than I can even...

I've learned more today than I can even remember/grasp, let alone type. But in a way of thank you and clarification and cleansing, I offer this little bit:

- DH went to work for a few hours this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-08-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By ATD_Mom
p.s. It took a long time to write that response,...

p.s. It took a long time to write that response, so I haven't even read six or eight of the posts above it yet.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By ATD_Mom
Wearing the newborn who doesn't want me to stop...

Wearing the newborn who doesn't want me to stop moving, so bear with me ...

I re-wrote the title for the thread four or five times, trying to come up with something that would be short, to the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By ATD_Mom
A "naughty step" - do you mean a time out place?...

A "naughty step" - do you mean a time out place?

DS constantly yells at us, bossing us around about *everything*. But specifically to DH, he is always telling him to "Go away!" and "Get away from...
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