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Forum: Parenting   12-13-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,635
Posted By bright_eyes
We got an idea from a friend who did it and it...

We got an idea from a friend who did it and it went over well.  It went over well here as well. We said, "No gifts, but if you would like to bring something, please bring a toonie for the birthday...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-13-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By bright_eyes
This is what I am stressing out over as well!  I...

This is what I am stressing out over as well!  I recently read this blog post: http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2012/09/14/why-i-took-all-my-kids-toys-away-why-they-wont-get-them-back/
 
It...
Forum: Waldorf   12-13-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By bright_eyes
How do you handle things when your kids really...

How do you handle things when your kids really want toys that you just don't want in your home?  We have absolutely no one in our town (that we know of) that does waldorf so my kids are constantly...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-23-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By bright_eyes
I have had milk kefir for years and I love it. ...

I have had milk kefir for years and I love it.  I love that when you put it into milk, 24 hours later, something different results.  It is clearly no longer milk!  It looks and tastes very...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By bright_eyes
Yes, now that I think about it, it has probably...

Yes, now that I think about it, it has probably been happening since the start of winter.  I am not that good at drinking enough water, I should work on that.  His poops often have the grainy,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By bright_eyes
Ds is almost 7 months and is exclusively breast...

Ds is almost 7 months and is exclusively breast fed.  For quite while now (think months) he has been having really thick poops.  We do EC, so I hold him over the toilet to poop and he really has to...
Forum: Women's Health   01-07-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By bright_eyes
Ds is almost 7 months and is exclusively breast...

Ds is almost 7 months and is exclusively breast fed.  For quite while now (think months) he has been having really thick poops.  We do EC, so I hold him over the toilet to poop and he really has to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By bright_eyes
Thanks for all the responses!   Funny how I...

Thanks for all the responses!
 
Funny how I reach my limit and get so frustrated that I came here and posted and then my kids have been really good the last few days.  Ha ha! 
 
It did help,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By bright_eyes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by weliveintheforest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By bright_eyes
And the other issue that I worry about is my...

And the other issue that I worry about is my baby.  Ds3 is only 3 months old but when he is older, I worry about him getting into lego, choking, etc.
 
What have your lego rules been when you have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By bright_eyes
I have a 6 year old that loves Lego, which I...

I have a 6 year old that loves Lego, which I don't mind.  The problem that I have is the fighting that it is causing between my two boys.  Ds1 doesn't want ds2, who is 3, to play with the lego,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-05-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By bright_eyes
My little guy will be 3 in a month and has been...

My little guy will be 3 in a month and has been out of diaper since January.  We ECed from birth.  I had a baby almost 2 months ago and he is also ECed.  In the last few weeks, ds has been having...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-01-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By bright_eyes
Glad tandem nursing isn't hard!  Having that be...

Glad tandem nursing isn't hard!  Having that be hard, only makes everything else harder, I think!
 
Don't be too hard on yourself when you do struggle, or the mama bear comes out.  That is one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By bright_eyes
He woke up this morning and I said, "Did you...

He woke up this morning and I said, "Did you fall asleep on the floor last night?"  And he happily said, "Yes!!!"  I asked, "Did you falling asleep on the floor?"  He said, "Yes!"  And then he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-31-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By bright_eyes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by porcelina http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By bright_eyes
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DaisyMay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By bright_eyes
I was thinking about maybe letting him be silly...

I was thinking about maybe letting him be silly for a few minutes but I still worry about if he would calm down at the end of the silly time.  I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
 
I really get the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By bright_eyes
My 2 1/2 year old is such a stinker at bedtime! ...

My 2 1/2 year old is such a stinker at bedtime!  I don't want to punish him to get him to stop being a monkey but I seriously can't think of any gentle way to stop being silly and get the message...
Forum: Waldorf   05-22-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By bright_eyes
Cool!  I was just wondering the other day if...

Cool!  I was just wondering the other day if there was a waldorf book list.  How do you order it?
 
Forum: Waldorf   05-22-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By bright_eyes
Thanks for your reply!  I agree about we...

Thanks for your reply!  I agree about we probably are expecting too much of ourselves because it is not an easy skill if it doesn't come naturally. 
 
It's funny because I have no stage fright and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-21-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By bright_eyes
Do you have to hem it afterwards?  

Do you have to hem it afterwards?
 
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-21-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By bright_eyes
Thanks!  I am not a sewer, so I don't buy fabric...

Thanks!  I am not a sewer, so I don't buy fabric and am not very familiar with the way they sell things.  That makes sense about the yard/bolt.
 
So, if I want to make some small play silks, can...
Forum: Waldorf   05-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By bright_eyes
A year and a half ago I bought a bunch of the...

A year and a half ago I bought a bunch of the lyra ferby pencil crayons (21 of them!), a pack of the beeswax stick crayons, and 5 block crayons to try out.  I replaced all of our old felts/crayons...
Forum: Waldorf   05-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,808
Posted By bright_eyes
Oh, and I'll have to check out that dvd- that...

Oh, and I'll have to check out that dvd- that would be really neat to learn how to draw/color like that!
Forum: Waldorf   05-20-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,808
Posted By bright_eyes
Thanks settledwater, I'll have to try and make...

Thanks settledwater, I'll have to try and make one of those!
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