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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
  Purging
Views: 375
Posted By chiromamma
Thank you again.  It looks like we found her...

Thank you again. 
It looks like we found her some help that she will likely accept. Someone she's worked with before who is so far from touchy-feely. 
Fortunately, she left on a school trip just a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
  Purging
Views: 375
Posted By chiromamma
Thank you. Of course I want to trust her word...

Thank you.
Of course I want to trust her word that she'll stop. She said she just experimented with it. I'm just not sure. We have a family friend who works with teens. He knows DD well. I've asked...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
  Purging
Views: 375
Posted By chiromamma
So I finally put some pieces together and...

So I finally put some pieces together and figured out my 16yo DD is purging.
This afternoon, after much internet research, I gently but directly asked her if she was doing it.
She said she was....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-19-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,932
Posted By chiromamma
My son began street performing when he was...

My son began street performing when he was 6...supervised of course. He's 14 now and stills performs. He also works a few nights a week in a local restaurant.
DD worked in the same restaurant last...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,032
Posted By chiromamma
I haven't read every reply but I think it's...

I haven't read every reply but I think it's sweet. Especially if he has younger siblings. For goodness sake, how could it do a 12yo harm to have fantasy in his life? I know lots of kids this age who...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-12-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By chiromamma
Having been in theatre and the restaurant biz...

Having been in theatre and the restaurant biz where sexual harassment and misconduct are the norm, I'd advise you to act now.
I hate  that this kind of behavior is still just part of the culture of...
Forum: Learning at School   04-08-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By chiromamma
Thanks. I must have written the original post in...

Thanks. I must have written the original post in my sleep...so many typos. uhg.
Forum: Learning at School   04-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By chiromamma
AKA TIMSS...has anyone's kid taken this? My...

AKA TIMSS...has anyone's kid taken this? My son's 8th grade class has been chosen to participate. They just spent 2 weeks taking the f$%^&ing sate standardized test. 
I have the can opt him...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-15-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By chiromamma
Hold On To Your Kids Boys Adrift Beyond...

Hold On To Your Kids
Boys Adrift
Beyond Logic, Consequences and Control
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By chiromamma
Well, out of his mouth. My youngest is nine...

Well, out of his mouth.
My youngest is nine and still sucks his thumb.
He's the baby and has been SO much more indulged and coddled than his older siblings.
Tonight he has surgical tape on his...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-02-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By chiromamma
Did you get any help from a LC or LLL Leader? ...

Did you get any help from a LC or LLL Leader?
I've been both and I'd look at yeast...it doesn't always look textbook. Itchy nips are a hallmark though.
It can be remedied with something as simple...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-21-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By chiromamma
I like body weight exercises...push ups, pull...

I like body weight exercises...push ups, pull ups, planks, tricep dips, squat thrusts, burpees.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By chiromamma
One car here...totally by choice. In addition,...

One car here...totally by choice. In addition, we strive to be car-lite....bike, walk or bus places that we could drive to. It's easy  where I live.
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,939
Posted By chiromamma
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by bella99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,939
Posted By chiromamma
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by bella99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,939
Posted By chiromamma
As a LLL Leader, I had to defend a divorced...

As a LLL Leader, I had to defend a divorced mother's right to nurse her 4 year old when the dad called CPS.
It went on for a long time. Was it CPS or the dad driving it? Dad felt the mom was using...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-26-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By chiromamma
The consignment store I shopped at when my kids...

The consignment store I shopped at when my kids were younger actually had so many joggers, they turned them down at one point.
So check consignment stores and craigslist.
Our local twins' club has...
Forum: Grief and Loss   11-24-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,004
Posted By chiromamma
I am feeling my own terror, sadness,grief and...

I am feeling my own terror, sadness,grief and rage over this heartbreaking tragedy.
My main challenge is how to support my daughter.
He was 16. Someone she dated briefly in middle school. They...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   11-24-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By chiromamma
I enjoy the practice of yoga. I dislike going to...

I enjoy the practice of yoga. I dislike going to yoga classes. I  just can't devote an hour and a half of my time if it doesn't involve significant calorie burn ya know? 
I find yoga classes...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-23-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,310
Posted By chiromamma
OP...I think your answer lies in your first...

OP...I think your answer lies in your first post.
Aggression, weight issues, lack of initiative/drive...there's ample evidence connecting these issues with gaming.
As a PP stated, your sons are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,477
Posted By chiromamma
Quote: Originally Posted by phathui5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16005424)
chiromamma, do you do Pap smears?

I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,787
Posted By chiromamma
Another vote for BK. But only if you can live on...

Another vote for BK. But only if you can live on less than what you are earning.
We filed about a year and a half ago and our lawyer wouldn't take us on unless we showed him we could live below our...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-31-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By chiromamma
I did treadmill walking most of last week. I...

I did treadmill walking most of last week. I wanted to keep the terrain even to protect the ankle. I rode my bike for errands a few time
Did my first workout vid this morning...JM No More Trouble...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-31-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By chiromamma
Ummm.Teabagging in this instance is, in my...

Ummm.Teabagging in this instance is, in my opinion a form of sexual assault.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...erm=teabagging (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teabagging)
Not...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-28-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By chiromamma
Quote: Originally Posted by Thao...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thao http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15991901)
If you haven't already, buy her a bicycle...
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