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Forum: Book Clubs   05-22-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By california_mom
Mansfield Park - Is it worth reading?

I read Pride and Prejudice and loved it. But I just can't get into Mansfield Park. It seems like a lot of work to read for not much story (so far). I'm on Page 20 or so, and I'm ready to return it to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 11:55 AM
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Views: 604
Posted By california_mom
I'll look for that book at the library! Thank...

I'll look for that book at the library! Thank you.

I am also going to try your list approach. :)

We do have recesses, but probably not enough. I am so concerned with time, and DS not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 11:13 AM
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Views: 604
Posted By california_mom
A very thoughtful response, thank you. Our...

A very thoughtful response, thank you. Our charter is pretty open about HOW we teach. In fact, our teacher suggested games I can try with my son to teach spelling (like hopscotch) and more hand-on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-25-2015, 09:00 AM
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Views: 604
Posted By california_mom
Thank you for the link. I will look at that once...

Thank you for the link. I will look at that once I reply to you.

I think the 1st grade curriculum is insane. I agree with you. I keep telling myself that other countries don't start formal...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-24-2015, 03:57 PM
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Views: 604
Posted By california_mom
Diagnosing ADHD

Hi! I am so thankful for Mothering and this forum. What a lifesaver.

Anyhoo, the reason I'm posting is to look for ideas about my son. He was in public school until January, and we pulled him to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-24-2015, 03:39 PM
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Views: 640
Posted By california_mom
Hi! I don't but my friend does. Her daughter is...

Hi! I don't but my friend does. Her daughter is on the spectrum. She has never been vax'd.

My friend took her 4 y/o daughter in to be evaluated because she never slept through the night, had...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-25-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By california_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LoveDiva http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388632/when-can-i-stop-buying-soy-milk#post_17440961)

They...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-22-2013, 01:47 PM
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Views: 341
Posted By california_mom
I checked the almond milk and B12 is not added,...

I checked the almond milk and B12 is not added, so there is a difference btwn soy and other milks. You really gotta check the labels.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-21-2013, 05:25 PM
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Views: 341
Posted By california_mom
Yea, i should check the B12 and D in the almond...

Yea, i should check the B12 and D in the almond milk. If it is about the same as the soy, I am not gonna worry.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-21-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By california_mom
The almond milk we are buying only has 1 gram of...

The almond milk we are buying only has 1 gram of protein per serving, much less than soy milk. That's why I posted. Just wondering what others have heard from their peds.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-21-2013, 10:34 AM
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Views: 341
Posted By california_mom
Hi! I have a 5-yr old son, and we are...

Hi! I have a 5-yr old son, and we are transitioning off of most soy products. I was wondering if anyone's pediatrician has suggested giving fortified soy milk to their child. Mine has! I think the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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Posted By california_mom
"Wugga-bugga" for woodpecker. Ahh, those were...

"Wugga-bugga" for woodpecker. Ahh, those were the days... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/om.gif
 
And my friend's daughter says "pooter" for computer. "Mama, need pooter?" Too cute!
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-16-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
Thank you! I am going to try the sea sponge...

Thank you! I am going to try the sea sponge tampons with the cloth pads. And when my relatives go back home and I have a little time to myself, I'm going to try to see how the OB tampon absorbs...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-13-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
Wow. Recon mission complete. I have been totally...

Wow. Recon mission complete. I have been totally going in too far.... if I'm thinking that the cervix is where I think I feel it is. And my cervix is right there. I mean RIGHT THERE really close to...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-13-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
Hi everyone! OP here. Okay, to answer questions,...

Hi everyone! OP here. Okay, to answer questions, I use OB. I have the biggest size and I *think* I have a heavy flow on Day 2 and Day 3 of my periods. I don't mind pads much of the time except when...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
I have been trying the tampon thing again today....

I have been trying the tampon thing again today. I do not give up that easy! First attempt was the same ol' same ol'. But after reading some of the replies here, this last attempt i tried not to...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386509/tampons-never-worked-for-me#post_17402637)

Most...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
I've read about them, but...I dunno. I'll look...

I've read about them, but...I dunno. I'll look into it more. I think they have them on Amazon; I can the read reviews. 
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By california_mom
I guess I am just here to complain, because I...

I guess I am just here to complain, because I don't know what anyone can do for me at this point. 
 
Tampons have never worked right, and it's such a pain.
 
I am over forty and have been trying...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By california_mom
You are damned if you do and damned if you...

You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.
 
My friend's son was fully vax and got whooping cough when he was three years old, was quarantined, and then his mom got whooping cough, was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By california_mom
My guess is that the shower stalls are private....

My guess is that the shower stalls are private. And I would just have him dry off and change in the stall after the shower... like I do. So far, I haven't seen open showers at campgrounds (yet)....
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By california_mom
I take my son camping, just us two. But he's...

I take my son camping, just us two. But he's getting to the age now where the signs at the entrances to some bathroom/shower areas are directed at him: "No boys over 5 yo allowed" or something like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-29-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By california_mom
This is something I found...

This is something I found online: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/retractile-testicle/DS00742  Could be hormonal or possibly muscular.
 
And...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By california_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384076/sick-half-the-time#post_17367354)

Is this his first year...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By california_mom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by maos211 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384076/sick-half-the-time#post_17367263)

I'm sorry you are...
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