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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By ChetMC
Our girls were about three.  Older DS is 2.5 and...

Our girls were about three.  Older DS is 2.5 and death is totally not on his radar yet.
Forum: Diapering   11-05-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by BreakfastyMichele...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BreakfastyMichele http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16021159)
Please tell me this is not the case...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ChetMC
You should check out bookcloseouts.com too. I...

You should check out bookcloseouts.com too. I get a lot of our cheap books there.

What age do you expect your DD to be while she is reading/enjoying these books?
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By ChetMC
Our girls really enjoyed The Fairy Realm series....

Our girls really enjoyed The Fairy Realm series. I believe the author (Emily Rodda) is Australian and does a lot of writing for children and teens. We haven't looked at any of her other books yet,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By ChetMC
When we lived near family, we would do a little...

When we lived near family, we would do a little celebration with them. Just dinner and cake.

We've never had a big friend party when we weren't near family, and so then we celebrated the birthday...
Forum: Diapering   11-05-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By ChetMC
I support any cloth diaper solution that works...

I support any cloth diaper solution that works for somebody. But I am wary of recommending AIO diapers to people.

I moved away from them because of their cost and lack of longevity. They are...
Forum: Diapering   11-05-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By ChetMC
Wow. A cloth verses disposable news piece with...

Wow. A cloth verses disposable news piece with two people who used disposable diapers.

I've never seen a cloth diaper with buttons. This person has no clue what she's talking about.

I hate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By ChetMC
We have a Plan Toy dollhouse that is very...

We have a Plan Toy dollhouse that is very similar in it's design. I think that Ryan's Room makes some other ones too.

It's true that the open concept makes this type of dollhouse very good for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By ChetMC
There are several different approaches to...

There are several different approaches to learning to read.

My DD's kindergarten used the Guided Reading Levels scheme, and encouraged kids to apply a variety of strategies for reading. Context,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-05-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By ChetMC
Our older DS is 2.5. He likes a lot of...

Our older DS is 2.5. He likes a lot of traditionally girlie things... but I think that this is mostly from social cues he gets from his sisters that pink and purple are preferred colours, barrettes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-05-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 975
Posted By ChetMC
Oldest - stopped at about 20 months, the first...

Oldest - stopped at about 20 months, the first two months were a little difficult while she transitioned, but she definitely did not need a nap by 22 months.

Second - also stopped before she...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By ChetMC
Has anybody tried these?

Has anybody tried these?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by tjjazzy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjjazzy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16017371)
i LOVE that last one! however, IF i can get...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-04-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,617
Posted By ChetMC
We've had issues with mice. We lived in an old...

We've had issues with mice. We lived in an old townhouse with hollow walls. Rat poison was the preferred method of control in the area. The houses were connected and if you didn't put out poison...
Forum: Diapering   11-04-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By ChetMC
I managed with about twenty diapers when our...

I managed with about twenty diapers when our first was a newborn. It was doable, but I had to wash very frequently. It'd be a stretch to say that I washed every second day because I couldn't really...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 226
Posted By ChetMC
I knew a guy who thought that if you lived in...

I knew a guy who thought that if you lived in Florida a great date would be watch the sunrise on the Atlantic coast and then drive to the gulf coast to watch it set. Pack some food and just enjoy a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 673
Posted By ChetMC
It depends on how much you use the phone for...

It depends on how much you use the phone for work.

People often use work resources for personal things (the odd photocopy or fax, personal emails and phone calls, browsing the web on work...
Forum: Parenting   11-04-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By ChetMC
I don't blog. But I do use our kids' names first...

I don't blog. But I do use our kids' names first names online when I post. They're in my sig.

Using initials and nicknames feels too paranoid to me. I use our kids' names in public when tonnes of...
Forum: Diapering   11-04-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by StarCat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by StarCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16014251)
Are there ANY fitted/AIO's that are good for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,558
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by madskye...

Quote:
Originally Posted by madskye http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16013576)
I guess reading your posts, it sounds more...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,558
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by velochic...

Quote:
Originally Posted by velochic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16013326)
I guess I'm still wondering how as AP...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,558
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by childsplay...

Quote:
Originally Posted by childsplay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16013082)
This happened to my DS when he was 5. His...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By ChetMC
Quote: Originally Posted by Ellien C...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellien C http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16012874)
At 7, I expect her to be able to pack her...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-03-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 546
Posted By ChetMC
What I'm wondering is if there is a specific...

What I'm wondering is if there is a specific list things that bleach alternatives will not work for.

I'm sure that it's possible to live without chlorine bleach for years. However, since it's not...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-03-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By ChetMC
Yesterday I got a free copy of Reader's Digest....

Yesterday I got a free copy of Reader's Digest. I haven't read RD in a couple of years, and I noticed that they had a lot of plugs for their website. I found it really annoying. It felt like only...
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