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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2011, 11:18 PM
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Posted By sandsprite
What sometimes works well to nip my ds...

What sometimes works well to nip my ds pre-tantrums in the bud, is when he starts feeling mad.frustrated etc. For example ds wanted some sugar frosted cereal and I said no he can't have that, at...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-11-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By sandsprite
a jump rope can give you an amazing cardio...

a jump rope can give you an amazing cardio workout and there are some good workouts on you tube. or you can google it.

and it costs all of $8 for a jump rope.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By sandsprite
beatrix potter! Dr. Seus Dick King-Smith...

beatrix potter!
Dr. Seus

Dick King-Smith (they guy who wrote Babe) has tonnes of chapter books, all easy to read, all fun. I especially liked dinasaur trouble.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-01-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By sandsprite
my son stuttered during that phase too. he could...

my son stuttered during that phase too. he could say octopus, and all this big words in english and punjabi too he even started talking before he could walk! but 2 1/2 and stutter city. We didn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-28-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By sandsprite
It was out of robin hood that came out I think...

It was out of robin hood that came out I think in the 90's

when this english boy goes up to Morgan Freeman and asked him why he looked so different,

and Mogan Freeman laughed, as only he...
Forum: Babywearing   11-28-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By sandsprite
head to the upholstry section of the fabric...

head to the upholstry section of the fabric store, I personally like the faux suede for the base and any piece of matching fabric for the decorative rectangle in the middle.

always looks classy...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-26-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By sandsprite
jump rope! Google it and you will come up with a...

jump rope! Google it and you will come up with a tone of great ideas

100pushups.com

there are a million trainers on you tube all trying to make a name for themselves!

check out the library...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-26-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By sandsprite
You know, if you google total body workout, you...

You know, if you google total body workout, you can find a ton of stuff you can do at home, no weights, minimal equipment that can give you a good workout.

try a $8 skipping rope. Jumping rope is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-26-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By sandsprite
I am doing the exact same thing! we are...

I am doing the exact same thing!

we are going to India in December and my son is currently 19 months.

so I started EC-potty learning at 14 months, (we did part time EC at around 6 months so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By sandsprite
Thanks for all your advice! I am going to skip...

Thanks for all your advice! I am going to skip the foldable ones, and opt for the fisher-price potty on the go. Its the long flight to india I really need it for.

just one more question, anyone...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-21-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By sandsprite
I need something. my son won't go in public...

I need something. my son won't go in public toilets or any toilet without some kind of insert, he won't let me hold him over the toilet. and he is only 19 months so he is a very long way from being...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-21-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By sandsprite
try emphasizing that you (or the big brother)...

try emphasizing that you (or the big brother) does NOT WANT TO PLAY with any one who is going to be mean to them. realistically if your daughter does this on the play ground, no one is going to want...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-21-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By sandsprite
okay, so me DS now 19 months has been ec'd on...

okay, so me DS now 19 months has been ec'd on and off since 7 months old. he's great at home. used to use the baby bjorn potty, but now he strongly prefers the regular potty chair or to sit on the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By sandsprite
get into the habit of brushing now, then its not...

get into the habit of brushing now, then its not such a big deal later. I am so glad I started when my boys were babies cuz its not a fight now, as oppose to my nephews. they had to go through a few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By sandsprite
both my boys are head bangers. my first started...

both my boys are head bangers. my first started around a year and he out grew it by the time he was 2. I never got overly alarmed, nor did I ever give in to it. the second they figure out they can...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-07-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By sandsprite
try ebay. sometimes you can get a real deal on...

try ebay. sometimes you can get a real deal on enell bras there. just make sure you double check the sizing. sometimes they sell off sizes there.
Forum: Family Planning   11-05-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By sandsprite
but before I get to that, I should tell you we...

but before I get to that, I should tell you we might be pregnant. we were actually trying to avoid it, but for the past 2 weeks I have been feeling pregnant, (drug like tired, sore breasts, peeing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By sandsprite
So I'm pregnant again. and apart from the...

So I'm pregnant again.

and apart from the first 2 kids my husband was happy, and I got flowers the very next day.

I announce my 3rd and he had a "oh my god" vacant look in his eye all day. the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-01-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By sandsprite
okay when I was preg with my first (5 years ago)...

okay when I was preg with my first (5 years ago) coffee was bad, and it was said to cause birth defects. And I suffered, cuz decaf mochas just don't cut it.

And when I was pregnant with my second...
Forum: Family Planning   11-01-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By sandsprite
I started out charting my temperature every...

I started out charting my temperature every morning, regardless of my shift and if I did a night shift, just before I woke up from my sleep in the afternoon.

I found that, the morning temperature...
Forum: Family Planning   10-30-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By sandsprite
I work night shift too. my shifts are all over...

I work night shift too. my shifts are all over the place and it throws my body temperture completely out of wack. I have found (after reading the shettles book ... it explains the billings method a...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-27-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By sandsprite
Thanks for the tip! I will have to make a trip...

Thanks for the tip! I will have to make a trip out there soon.

I ended up ordering it online, but we could always use a few more, and my sister-in-law could need some in a few months.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-27-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By sandsprite
you know my husband never really said anything...

you know my husband never really said anything or did anything baby related until after the baby was born. l think he internalizes everything. but here I am not 15 minutes back on the hospital ward...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-24-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By sandsprite
Isn't it amazing when they just get it! and...

Isn't it amazing when they just get it!

and its all of the sudden like!

like just the other day, my son comes running into the bedroom where I was folding laundry and said mama shee shee and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-24-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By sandsprite
try rotating the toys out. put some away for a...

try rotating the toys out. put some away for a few months and then bring those out and put others away.

honestly with my boys, you could spend money on toys or you could let them bring back a...
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