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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-24-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 550
Posted By ElliesMomma
we got the Norovirus right after Halloween....

we got the Norovirus right after Halloween. like, the next day or maybe two days later. can't remember exactly but it was HELL. daughter woke up covered in vomit, vomit everywhere on her bed. i had...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-17-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 20,582
Posted By ElliesMomma
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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-12-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,016
Posted By ElliesMomma
can i revive this thread? i'm the OP... does...

can i revive this thread? i'm the OP... does that give me the right? my daughter is now 5, and still mispronouncing "vampiper" -- which i think is pretty darn cute. her 2 year old brother refers to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 672
Posted By ElliesMomma
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Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332643/rude-or-not#post_16696864)

BIL certainly does...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-11-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 20,582
Posted By ElliesMomma
hi ladies, i'm a veteran of this thread (see my...

hi ladies, i'm a veteran of this thread (see my success story way uptread, i was 40 when i conceived and 41 (and breastfeeding BTW) when i had my healthy son, who is now 2. we are not really TTC,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By ElliesMomma
personally, i think i'd err on the side of...

personally, i think i'd err on the side of telling my kids that the neighbor man/dad is a danger to kids. that they should definitely stay away from him, and that they should tell you immediately if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,622
Posted By ElliesMomma
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Forum: Parenting   09-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,414
Posted By ElliesMomma
I really, really, REALLY do not want to receive...

I really, really, REALLY do not want to receive crap, as well-meaning as that crap is given it is just going to end up in a landfill and be total waste of resources and space. I want her to receive...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By ElliesMomma
my DD is in Spanish immersion kindergarten, 1/2...

my DD is in Spanish immersion kindergarten, 1/2 day. she is eating like never before. we are just truly amazed and impressed at her appetite. until she started SI kindy, she would hardly eat; now...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,064
Posted By ElliesMomma
good job! have you considered getting yourself a...

good job! have you considered getting yourself a little "talk therapy" / counseling -- to help you feel sure in your choices to stand your ground with your parents? sounds like your mother is your...
Forum: Gardening   09-06-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By ElliesMomma
we put on an addition to our house, upstairs....

we put on an addition to our house, upstairs. what i didn't figure on was the smoke coming up from my husbands "smoking room" / breezeway. i closed off the heater vent in his room, but the smoke...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By ElliesMomma
fake it till you make it. confidence is, as...

fake it till you make it.
confidence is, as confidence does.
do the things that scare you the most.
do the things that you think you simply cannot. 
when you push yourself through in those ways,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-03-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,622
Posted By ElliesMomma
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By ElliesMomma
have you asked him what's going on? like, in a...

have you asked him what's going on? like, in a quiet time, perhaps at bedtime on the weekend. just be really open to what he has to say, don't put ideas into his head about what it might be, and see...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By ElliesMomma
help her find new friends. school, library,...

help her find new friends. school, library, extracurricular activities. encourage her to have playdates with the new friends. sorry that this is happening to you guys.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-31-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By ElliesMomma
if your DS is nursing, then you have your...

if your DS is nursing, then you have your solution to any screaming outbursts. sit somewhere where you can nurse in peace. as for the older child, bring SUCKERS.
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By ElliesMomma
OP: take your money back, and run!    enroll...

OP: take your money back, and run! 
 
enroll him in a nice play-based preschool where he can let his imagination run wild! and where he will be treated like the normal child he is.
 
sheeze.
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,163
Posted By ElliesMomma
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Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By ElliesMomma
what is an IB school? my read on this is that...

what is an IB school? my read on this is that your son is not happy there. for whatever reason. i would guess that he is picking up on something and acting out (dumping the sand, for example). 
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By ElliesMomma
i guess i approach this question from the...

i guess i approach this question from the "faster" side. it can be veryvery frustrating to have to hold back constantly. now, if i were alone with my mother, i would stay at her pace. but if we are...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-29-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By ElliesMomma
that is heartbreaking. you have my love and...

that is heartbreaking. you have my love and support. so sorry for your loss.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By ElliesMomma
right. we are all "selfish" by necessity. geeze....

right. we are all "selfish" by necessity. geeze. men are not called out on it, but women are. mothers in particular, particularly because mothering in and of itself is inherently UNselfish. which is...
Forum: Spirituality   08-26-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,105
Posted By ElliesMomma
cruising through the year. cleaning my closets...

cruising through the year. cleaning my closets and have decorated my porches, like i drew on my TM. daughter starts school today and with the smooth transition i had hoped when i listed it back in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-25-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By ElliesMomma
i think the best reason to declutter is that you...

i think the best reason to declutter is that you get the great feeling of freedom that comes from being in wide open spaces and seeing blank surfaces. if, by contrast, it's all cluttered up, you get...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-25-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By ElliesMomma
maybe it happened in the middle of the night and...

maybe it happened in the middle of the night and she didn't want to disturb you guys for some reason. no doubt she was embarrassed. 
what's most important? 
* why the accident happened in the...
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