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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By tropicana
preschool, library programs and regular visits...

preschool, library programs and regular visits to play with their toys, playdates with other 4 year olds, once a day walks around the block (or longer, hopefully). you can do this with your baby,...
Forum: Learning at School   03-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By tropicana
our school district just started this. according...

our school district just started this. according to my 2nd grader, it makes her want to fall asleep. some parents and teachers have concerns about teaching this as a "mind clearing" thing. do you...
Forum: Learning at School   03-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By tropicana
OP here -- just to post an update. it is now...

OP here -- just to post an update. it is now mid-year of second grade. from 365 end of 1st grade, her exile score jumped to 615 at beginning of 2nd grade, and then to 810 at middle of second grade....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By tropicana
this could go under frugality or environmental,...

this could go under frugality or environmental, but figured people living off grid are for sure doing this -- i am looking for advice on where to find the very best clothes drying line. and any...
Forum: Learning at School   01-29-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,617
Posted By tropicana
big flap going on now with chicago public...

big flap going on now with chicago public schools. which have got to be second only to washington, d.c. -- if at all -- in terms of the nation's worst. chicago's mayor closed a bunch of neighborhood...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By tropicana
would it be accurate and to the point to use the...

would it be accurate and to the point to use the term "cosmetically altered" when describing the circumcised child? as in:
 
"oh, so you had him cosmetically altered?" (you had your son's penis...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-14-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,053
Posted By tropicana
   eta...My son said we should hand out the...

  
eta...My son said we should hand out the excess garden veggies in the grocery store parking lot.  I had to explain why the grocery store wouldn't allow that.


around here, people just put it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By tropicana
i'm looking for creative ideas. haven't been...

i'm looking for creative ideas. haven't been able to find images on google, perhaps this is a unique idea. we are blessed to have a back stair case, leading directly from the garage into the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-09-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By tropicana
it is usually the mother who holds the power to...

it is usually the mother who holds the power to circ, but if you find yourself in the position of being the only one to object, i would urge you to be loud and clear and in writing to the hospital...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By tropicana
telling his boss that he made your day IS doing...

telling his boss that he made your day IS doing more than giving the guy a $20 tip. 
a $20 tip is a one-time deal that goes away as soon as it's spent. 
but a good word to one's boss is an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-26-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By tropicana
this is totally normal in my opinion. i'm not...

this is totally normal in my opinion. i'm not sure why people are so concerned about speech these days, but if you have ANY concern -- which it sounds like you do -- simply contact your local school...
Forum: Intact Care   11-26-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By tropicana
(note: the forum required that i tag this post...

(note: the forum required that i tag this post with "circumcision" -- although there was and will be no circumcision involved in this situation. this is an intact question. thanks)
 
does this...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By tropicana
right. everyone: you don't clean under the...

right. everyone: you don't clean under the foreskin. you clean a baby penis just like you clean a baby finger. leave the foreskin the heck alone. (retracting the foreskin of a baby in order to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-01-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By tropicana
i believed in Santa until i was 10. i was raised...

i believed in Santa until i was 10. i was raised without religion, but i have a strong belief in God.
and i would say that having something to believe in helped me to be able to believe in God...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-01-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By tropicana
does anyone have experience with getting...

does anyone have experience with getting occupational therapy for handwriting help for a 2nd grader?
i am awaiting school's evaluation, but have some time to think ahead to next steps.
it is...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-22-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By tropicana
and this is why it is a frustrating conversation...

and this is why it is a frustrating conversation to have.
we who post to this tread are all "anti-circumcision" -- why is it even necessary to debate amongst ourselves, each drawing from their own...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-19-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By tropicana
just remember, Mom, YOU are the one who is the...

just remember, Mom, YOU are the one who is the patient at a hospital birth. YOU have to sign for any circumcision. 
simply say no, and stick to your guns.
your husband has to PROVE to you why a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By tropicana
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by contactmaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391361/money-handling-etiquette#post_17483630)
 Yuck, having...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By tropicana
it's not because it's "rude" to the clerk that...

it's not because it's "rude" to the clerk that you should keep your money neat.
it's because it's good for ***you*** (the money holder, the "money-ed" one) to RESPECT the money you have.
here's...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-05-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By tropicana
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mama24-7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-03-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By tropicana
and now that your boys are reaching sexual...

and now that your boys are reaching sexual maturity, they (and their partners) will get to really enjoy the benefits of them having their foreskin.
 
parents of new baby boys should remember that...
Forum: Learning at School   09-30-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,147
Posted By tropicana
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mar123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By tropicana
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by teastaigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By tropicana
i used it but didn't take more than about 20...

i used it but didn't take more than about 20 lessons. used it in conjunction with sounding out 3 letter words. 
pick up some 3 letter word books and work on those. they are easy to sound out, and...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,147
Posted By tropicana
slightly OT, but i am learning a lot from this...

slightly OT, but i am learning a lot from this discussion. and i would like to add that the very broken educational system in our country is run by an extremely well paid group of "administrators"...
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