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Forum: Parenting   12-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By meaghann
It seems she is controlling. Your MIL knows she...

It seems she is controlling. Your MIL knows she is testing the waters with you. All her little comments and dibs are trial balloons designed to establish colonies in your domain as the bearer of HER...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,298
Posted By meaghann
Quote: Originally Posted by soonerorlater...

Quote:
Originally Posted by soonerorlater http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10056046)
If someone wants to contribute to his...
Forum: Family Safety   12-20-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By meaghann
Quote: Originally Posted by Benji'sMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benji'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10064300)
If you're really worried that the child...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-20-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By meaghann
No. If you get into a fight with him that...

No.

If you get into a fight with him that night, it will ruin the morning for everyone.
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By meaghann
Is your MIL the controlling type? If so, you...

Is your MIL the controlling type? If so, you might have seen what the future will be like with her. If not, I would just ignore any aspect of her calling early dibs on the babys upbringing.
Forum: Parenting   12-19-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,384
Posted By meaghann
Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonfly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragonfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10051199)
Seriously, we really can take this whole...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-19-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By meaghann
Short and sweet advice: Start talking very...

Short and sweet advice: Start talking very clearly and enuniating every syllable when you talk normally. this make you have to concentrate on the every word you say and harder for a string of loud,...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,465
Posted By meaghann
I know you wish things were different. The...

I know you wish things were different.

The relationship you have (had) with your mother sounds very complex, and strained for a long time now. I would believe that everyone (including the...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,519
Posted By meaghann
Quote: Originally Posted by Demeter9...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demeter9 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10041715)
I'd start handing out flyers describing the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-18-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By meaghann
I put an entire organic chicken in the a...

I put an entire organic chicken in the a crockpot last night with some salt, 2 tablespoons butter, and turmeric. It is fully cooked. I just separated the meat from bones and skin. There is no liquid...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,519
Posted By meaghann
First of all, any friend who call you cursed is...

First of all, any friend who call you cursed is not really a friend, so its okay to punt them or stow them far away and feel no loss over it.

Your other friend with the NYC apt has lost all...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-18-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 29,815
Posted By meaghann
...are plastic bags that go inside your...

...are plastic bags that go inside your crockpot. Food goes inside that and doesnt directly contact the pot. It takes slightly longer for food to cook, but no one looks to crockpots for speed...
Forum: Parenting   12-15-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,384
Posted By meaghann
I wouldn't be too crazy about candy as a good...

I wouldn't be too crazy about candy as a good work habit breeder, and I would find a nice way to ask her to exclude my son from this reward system. [Or I would just turn his folder in on Friday...
Forum: Parenting   12-15-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By meaghann
It's all probability. If you are fully...

It's all probability.

If you are fully abled and have only yourself and a small child to take care of, you probably have a close to 100% chance of retrieving a running child within 20 seconds,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-15-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By meaghann
We have a severe peanut allergy in the family,...

We have a severe peanut allergy in the family, and it is hard to find yogurt or chocolate covered raisins (or any other dried fruit) that does not have a peanut allergen contamination warning.

Is...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By meaghann
A friend of mine in New England took a class in...

A friend of mine in New England took a class in boat repair.
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By meaghann
Small rant: I can't imagine our sons preK...

Small rant: I can't imagine our sons preK teacher sending an email like that.

Larger scale, more universal rant: I really don't like gift certificates, don't like receiving them and keeping track...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-13-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By meaghann
Its funny that my 20mo boy will not hesistate to...

Its funny that my 20mo boy will not hesistate to run any random direction if he thinks I am can see him. If he thinks I am not looking, he will not venture. I can see his young logic (and there...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-13-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By meaghann
Quote: Originally Posted by lactationlady...

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Originally Posted by lactationlady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9996150)...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By meaghann
When shopping with both boys, 90% of the time I...

When shopping with both boys, 90% of the time I carry my otherwise galloping 20mo old in an Ergo to accomplish the same purpose. My "leash" is just alot shorter.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-12-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,706
Posted By meaghann
... you sprinkle a couple tsp of untoasted wheat...

... you sprinkle a couple tsp of untoasted wheat germ in it after the rice is done cooking. tastes the same as regular white rice if you dont overdo the germ.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-12-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By meaghann
I need me a hot chocolate every morning, or I am...

I need me a hot chocolate every morning, or I am in a very crabby and unfocused mood. I make it with milk, vanilla extract, heaping teaspoonfuls of cocoa powder, and a little sugar. trouble is, I...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,788
Posted By meaghann
I recently broke up with a mom friend based on a...

I recently broke up with a mom friend based on a difference of parenting styles but nothing even came close to yelling. the word breakup is too dramatic (for me) to describe my situation; I...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,332
Posted By meaghann
I play with both boys most the time when they...

I play with both boys most the time when they ask but they seem content without me most of the time. They are each others main playmate. the reasons I may hover at home is 1) to prevent some sort of...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By meaghann
This is a buff. I am not a single parent but I...

This is a buff. I am not a single parent but I have so much respect and admiration for all you that are. I have wondered if I have what it take to be one, and I answer myself "no", at least not with...
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