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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,684
Posted By rachelsmama
I don't think jeans fit the same way on kids that...

I don't think jeans fit the same way on kids that they do on adults, and adults are stronger and more dextrous, so the stiff fabric might be less of a hindrance later on. In addition to that,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,684
Posted By rachelsmama
I vote you skip the whole jeans debate and get...

I vote you skip the whole jeans debate and get the kid a kilt.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By rachelsmama
It bugs me, and apparently it bugs one of my kids...

It bugs me, and apparently it bugs one of my kids too, because he's been known to speak up saying, "She's MY mom, not yours!" Frankly, it's not the lack of using my name that bothers me, it's that...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-30-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,535
Posted By rachelsmama
People want some sort of assurance that the...

People want some sort of assurance that the choice they made will provide positive outcomes. The unfortunate reality is that there are no guarantees either way: if you vaccinate against something,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By rachelsmama
Stainless steel crowns are really common where I...

Stainless steel crowns are really common where I live, and so far I haven't heard of any kids being embarrassed by them (although it could just be because they're so common). And of course, since...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By rachelsmama
:shrug Sure, if you look at a long enough...

:shrug Sure, if you look at a long enough timeline, the occasional pandemic is just a fact of life. As for the numbers, of course the next bad pandemic could have high numbers of casualties: the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By rachelsmama
I think due to communication issues it's...

I think due to communication issues it's difficult to say whether motion sickness is common or uncommon in small children, but it's a plausible explanation for many of the kids who react badly to car...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By rachelsmama
As a person who gets car sick, and the parent of...

As a person who gets car sick, and the parent of two kids who get car sick, the bolded part is very troubling. Not all kids can "learn" or "be trained" to tolerate a carseat. A different seat, or...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,073
Posted By rachelsmama
Where waiting rooms aren't managed properly,...

Where waiting rooms aren't managed properly, there's the risk of catching something from just being in the doctor's office (aka that place that sick people go because they're sick).
Forum: Vaccinations   05-08-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rachelsmama
Canada's pretty forgettable, eh?

Canada's pretty forgettable, eh?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By rachelsmama
I'm going to take a guess, based on the tiny...

I'm going to take a guess, based on the tiny sampling of information about your household's food habits, that you and your step son have very different dietary preferences and dietary needs, and that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By rachelsmama
I think the only reason I can do the word...

I think the only reason I can do the word problems in the grade 5 book is that I have the "Challenging Word Problems" books, which give a lot more worked examples than the text and workbook do.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By rachelsmama
300 tarts is equal to 3/4 times 2/5 (the...

300 tarts is equal to 3/4 times 2/5 (the remainder of the remainder). So 300=6/20 or 3/10, so she had 1000 tarts to begin with. Does that help?

eta: While I respect the strip diagrams, I hate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By rachelsmama
When dd was going through her girly girl phase I...

When dd was going through her girly girl phase I was frequently mystified, but never embarrassed. She watched lots of the original Muppet Show and loved Miss Piggy, though, so I never worried about...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,222
Posted By rachelsmama
I would love to see a well publicised study...

I would love to see a well publicised study looking at what percentage of the population qualifies as "unknown vaccination status". I suspect it could bring a degree of sanity to the discussion. Of...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-05-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By rachelsmama
Personally, I'd call around to other dental...

Personally, I'd call around to other dental practices, explain the situation and see if anybody is willing to take a quick look so you have a better idea how to proceed (maybe if you call back your...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-28-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,709
Posted By rachelsmama
:yeah I'd like to add another explanation...

:yeah

I'd like to add another explanation for the disagreement over whether vax status was disclosed: It's also possible the doctor who was taking down the medical history was only half listening...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-26-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By rachelsmama
Is he only considering the girls?

Is he only considering the girls?
Forum: Vaccinations   02-12-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,547
Posted By rachelsmama
This description really made my day! Thank you!

This description really made my day! Thank you!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By rachelsmama
She mentions singapore math practice books, so I...

She mentions singapore math practice books, so I wonder if she's using these: http://www.amazon.com/Math-Practice-Grade-level-Singapore/dp/0768240018 and whether they're a lot different than Primary...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-09-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 471
Posted By rachelsmama
Well, one thing has changed: twenty years...

Well, one thing has changed: twenty years chickenpox outbreaks weren't something universities worried about :irked
Forum: Vaccinations   02-08-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 471
Posted By rachelsmama
The higher the vaccination compliance rate, the...

The higher the vaccination compliance rate, the harder it will become to identify what's causing problems when they arise (hard to tell whether it's vaccines, or pollution, or some new disease, or...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-04-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By rachelsmama
I agree with you that protection of the medically...

I agree with you that protection of the medically vulnerable isn't likely as big of a motivating factor as some are claiming it to be. After all, the medically vulnerable are affected by lots of...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 13,380
Posted By rachelsmama
If I had a severely sick kid, that impressive...

If I had a severely sick kid, that impressive track record would sound good, but in my experience the healthcare professionals who are good at treating severe illness are somewhat less skilled at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,575
Posted By rachelsmama
I'll probably contribute in some way, but I won't...

I'll probably contribute in some way, but I won't be able to pay the full ride, and I also won't be pushing them to go just for the sake of going. I love university, and suspect that my kids will...
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