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Forum: Television   09-20-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,517
Posted By cali2tx
I'm a big fan of Daniel Tiger, I wish there were...

I'm a big fan of Daniel Tiger, I wish there were more episodes. My daughter is a big fan of Bubble Guppies, which I like too. I think SuperWhy is the most educational, it really reinforces her...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By cali2tx
My first thought was the Assonet/Freetown area...

My first thought was the Assonet/Freetown area too. Renting may not be easy, but its rural, woodsy & spacious. You should check zoning laws for chickens in Mass, some communities won't allow it.
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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By cali2tx
Find age appropriate books about moving & start...

Find age appropriate books about moving & start reading them now. We've done 2 moves in the last 9 months with out now 2-year-old and have "Katie Moves" which I found very helpful. Katie's family is...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By cali2tx
We have a good deal of pink here for my toddler...

We have a good deal of pink here for my toddler but I wear pinks too. The majority of her pink toys and clothes have been gifts. I try to make a point of buying non-pink clothes for her and do the...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,961
Posted By cali2tx
I have mixed feelings on the Miss Firstname. I...

I have mixed feelings on the Miss Firstname. I kept my maiden name & my daughter has my husband's last name. We're still new here & I don't think many have figured this out yet. I don't need to be...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,961
Posted By cali2tx
Its very common in here in West Texas. We're not...

Its very common in here in West Texas. We're not native Texans but assume our daughter will grow up saying 'Yes sir' and 'thank you ma'am.' Its just the culture here. Everyone also seems to...
Forum: Women's Health   07-21-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By cali2tx
We had a flea problem in out last home & my...

We had a flea problem in out last home & my infant daughter got a few bites (me too). I bought Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil online & added a small amount to her bath water. Skin-So-Soft is a home...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By cali2tx
I probably wouldn't buy new stuffed animals for...

I probably wouldn't buy new stuffed animals for a 10-year-old but I wouldn't dream of taking them away. What does your husband consider age appropriate? Sneakers? Gadgets? I'd prefer to see a child...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-17-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By cali2tx
Have you tried the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot...

Have you tried the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That books? The books are factual & educational but in rhyms told by The Cat in the Hat. Their space book is "Theres No Place Like Space." Its...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By cali2tx
My almost 2-year-old doesn't do too much...

My almost 2-year-old doesn't do too much independent play yet but she seems to be getting more intersted in her toys and occupies herself a bit more with them.  Some toys & home activities that are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-15-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By cali2tx
I agree with other posters that in practice...

I agree with other posters that in practice travelling with an infant fairly simple, but the anxiety of it will cause you before hand is not what you need as a hormonal new mom. I also wouldn't feel...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By cali2tx
I have an almost 2-year-old & occasionally we...

I have an almost 2-year-old & occasionally we get into a TV watching rut. Its so easy to put on PBS or Dora so that I can check my email or prep dinner. Sometimes it gets to be too much and if the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-13-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By cali2tx
If your kids are young, consider stocking up...

If your kids are young, consider stocking up Disney gear before the trip like Mickey/Minnie/Cars/Princesses t-shirts from Target or Walmart. Pull them out the morning your heading to the park as a...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,272
Views: 49,333
Posted By cali2tx
Tonight: leftover kaluha chili with baked...

Tonight: leftover kaluha chili with baked potatoes & salad. Earlier this week I served it with salad & sweet potato fries.

Last night I made chicken, broccoli, ziti with a garlicy white wine...
Forum: Mental Health   06-24-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By cali2tx
I'm also living with Hashimotos/hypothyroid, I...

I'm also living with Hashimotos/hypothyroid, I have been since I was a child. I've managed it pretty well the last few years with meds (Synthroid) and a few diet changes. When my hormones have been...
Forum: Women's Health   06-16-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By cali2tx
Have you tried molasses? My neice had...

Have you tried molasses? My neice had constipation troubles as an infant, my sister often stirred molassss into her formula and even dipped the baby's pacifier into molasses. It is a sweetener but...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By cali2tx
We do not have dairy allergies but these are a...

We do not have dairy allergies but these are a few of our favorite dairy free recipes - no butter, not cream, no cheese.
 
Eggs on Potatoes & Green Beans - I add some red onion in befor adding the...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-05-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By cali2tx
I grilled chicken last week with just salt,...

I grilled chicken last week with just salt, pepper & lemon juice. I basted the chicken with the juice while it grilled. Super simple & pretty yummy. I served it with lemony chickpea quinoa salad.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-04-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By cali2tx
I've flown a lot with my now 20-month-old...

I've flown a lot with my now 20-month-old daughter. I've never been asked for ID for her or proof of age, but I often bring along her birth certificate in my diaper bag just in case.

The older...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-28-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By cali2tx
I recommend Franconia Notch. There is a state...

I recommend Franconia Notch. There is a state park campground there I camped at a few years ago. You can reserve a site online & choose a site along a stream. They have bathroom facilities & a camp...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-27-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By cali2tx
I'm also a Lubbock mom. We've lived here for...

I'm also a Lubbock mom. We've lived here for only a few months but are doing our best to meet other moms & toddlers.
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-17-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By cali2tx
My husband, daughter & I moved to West Texas...

My husband, daughter & I moved to West Texas from Cali's Central Coast in January. We came for my husband's job and would have never picked Lubbock TX if it hadn't been for the great career...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-15-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By cali2tx
I agree with doing a little research before...

I agree with doing a little research before buying a pump at BabiesRUs or Target.

My sister got her pump paid for by her insurance company, I beleive her pediatrician wrote a prescription for it....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By cali2tx
After our last move, we set a goal of unpacking...

After our last move, we set a goal of unpacking a box per day. On Saturdays or Sundays before we left for a fun activity we'd set a time for 20 minutes and dedicate that time to a particular room,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By cali2tx
Consider strapping him into his high-chair with...

Consider strapping him into his high-chair with a few small toys while you do a kitchen chore or try an exersaucer. Around that age, both worked for our daughter. My husband would put her in the...
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