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Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-09-2010, 04:26 PM
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Views: 3,300
Posted By kittysmama
OP here - we live in an apartment and the washer...

OP here - we live in an apartment and the washer is in the basement. We probably do laundry once per week or so. I think 10 days worth of clothes with an extra or two is a great starting goal. That...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,300
Posted By kittysmama
I am overwhelmed by the amount of stuff and...

I am overwhelmed by the amount of stuff and clothes the kids have. Have made good headway on things like toys and books. Really want to cut back on clothes and store them more neatly. Does anyone...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-18-2010, 03:40 PM
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Views: 803
Posted By kittysmama
I think that the constipation may be a huge part...

I think that the constipation may be a huge part of it. Not to be too graphic but she might not be able to feel the sensations of having to go well. Glad you are working with your ped, may even want...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-16-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By kittysmama
I'm not familiar with that book, will have to...

I'm not familiar with that book, will have to look into it.

I also liked that the author helps you play detective on why bonds may be frayed, there is a lot of info on food and enviro...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-16-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By kittysmama
We are really working on changing our parenting,...

We are really working on changing our parenting, especially of one of our kids who is really difficult and challenging due to sensory issues and some other factors. Things are better but I still...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-15-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By kittysmama
delted double post

delted double post
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-15-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By kittysmama
Wow mama, it sounds like you have a lot of good...

Wow mama, it sounds like you have a lot of good things going on. I'm glad you have insight into your thinking, it does seem kind of black and white. Some of your word choices like "villian" and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By kittysmama
Not trying to suggest that you WOULD or should...

Not trying to suggest that you WOULD or should starve your kiddo (bed without supper anyone?)

Just because he sounds like a little adult doesn't mean he has judgment, impulse control, an...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By kittysmama
Oops, forgot a tip for today - if you start to...

Oops, forgot a tip for today - if you start to feel like your buttons are being pushed by his behavior, unless it is a safety issue, walk away, seriously. If you are reacting emotionally from your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By kittysmama
Have you ever read any of those books "Your 1...

Have you ever read any of those books "Your 1 Year Old", "Your 2 Year Old", etc? Libraries typically have them. I think that your expectations are totally unrealistic for a kid that just turned 3. I...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-14-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By kittysmama
Have you told your doctor/midwife or therapist...

Have you told your doctor/midwife or therapist about that thought? Can you line up any help for when DH goes back to work?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,857
Posted By kittysmama
Love all of the ideas, everyone, thanks!!!

Love all of the ideas, everyone, thanks!!!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-07-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,225
Posted By kittysmama
I wouldn't do it myself, according to the...

I wouldn't do it myself, according to the manufacturer they are supposed to be on a firm surface and it specifically isn't supposed to be used on a bed. Especially with a preschooler and 2 adults...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,857
Posted By kittysmama
I have 2 girls, 1 who is 6, who has longish...

I have 2 girls, 1 who is 6, who has longish hair, and 1 who is 2 who has very babyfine hair that uses different barrettes, ponytail holders, etc. How do others store barrettes, hairbands, ponytail...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-05-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By kittysmama
ClutterWarrior, I found that plastic degrades...

ClutterWarrior,
I found that plastic degrades over time. I still have the wooden "Little People" from my childhood, things like Barbies got kind of weird in texture esp if stored in hot places like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-18-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By kittysmama
Short backstory: kiddo seems to have very...

Short backstory: kiddo seems to have very varying energy levels, we've tried different diet tweaks, some supplements, and today got tested for possible mito issues. Generally with a mito or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-13-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By kittysmama
Has she been checked for PANDAS? A friend's...

Has she been checked for PANDAS? A friend's child was diagnosed and treated and the OCD behaviors resolved. He was never known to have had a strep infection but had the antibodies. If untreated,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-27-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By kittysmama
Just posting a quick update. Older DD's ped ran...

Just posting a quick update. Older DD's ped ran some additional bloodwork and her carnitine is low and all amino acids are off. Kennedy Krieger mito folks are not taking patients at this time. We...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-03-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 158,943
Posted By kittysmama
Thanks to everyone for your posts. Upon further...

Thanks to everyone for your posts. Upon further reading we have decided not to send the girls to Waldorf school.

Today I received an invitation to a parent study group on the "occult science"...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-31-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 158,943
Posted By kittysmama
We are a 2 mom family that was planning to start...

We are a 2 mom family that was planning to start DD in a Waldorf K this year. She can already read and write. We liked the emphasis on play and outdoor time. Fairies and gnomes seemed harmless...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By kittysmama
sbgrace - do you know which parent 2 parent site...

sbgrace - do you know which parent 2 parent site it is? i did a search and several came up. given how things seem to be snowballing with the baby i feel like we don't have much more time to waste....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By kittysmama
MW, do you mind me asking who you saw? My...

MW, do you mind me asking who you saw?

My older DD has been at an OT camp this summer and the days are long and active. She did beautifully last year but this year is exhausted, pale and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,301
Posted By kittysmama
I agree with others that this is a way of her...

I agree with others that this is a way of her trying to manage feeling tired. My daughter does similar (and other, oye) things to try to rev up when she is out of energy.

One other diagnosis for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By kittysmama
That book is really good!

That book is really good!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By kittysmama
Here is a link to the whole paper, it has a LOT...

Here is a link to the whole paper, it has a LOT more detail on symptoms, metabolic tests to run, etc. HTH Jee's Mom. We are also looking into this, my doc is back from vacation tomorrow.
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