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Forum: Parenting   09-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mamalisa
I've been thinking about this since I answered it...

I've been thinking about this since I answered it a few days ago. Why is your issue with your dil? Why aren't you disappointed in your son for making different choices than you did for him?
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mamalisa
You need to smile, mind your own business and be...

You need to smile, mind your own business and be a grandma and mom. You're not the parent, your son and his wife are. Just because it's different than what you doesn't mean it's wrong. I really...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By mamalisa
My 13 year old is pissed at me because I won't...

My 13 year old is pissed at me because I won't let him and the 9 year old stay home alone overnight next week. They have to sleep at a neighbor's and come home in the morning until we get home.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,838
Posted By mamalisa
I would be pissed about the sex during...

I would be pissed about the sex during babysitting. It's not appropriate to seclude yourself away, with loud music and not be able to at least hear what was going on in the rest of the house while...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,360
Posted By mamalisa
I think that sadly, your experience is more...

I think that sadly, your experience is more common than anyone would like to believe. I've had a few uncomfortable instances and I live a pretty sheltered life. But I've been cornered coming out of...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By mamalisa
I would go into the room for the routine stuff,...

I would go into the room for the routine stuff, but then leave for the exam. I have no issue with my kids being left alone with our family dr, it would depend on how my kid felt. Dh has gone with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By mamalisa
Facebook?

Facebook?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By mamalisa
The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives...

The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives me up the wall. We were carrying in groceries and I asked her to carry a bag with a loaf of bread. "I never carry things" "this is too heavy" "I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By mamalisa
Our school has done two things that make our...

Our school has done two things that make our lunchroom flow much more smoothly. First we staggered lunches. We are a k-5 so we have two classes come in for lunch at the same time. K and 2, 1 and 3...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by Red...

Quote:Originally Posted by Red Pajama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By mamalisa
Mine are at school :) But my 5 year old friend...

Mine are at school :)
But my 5 year old friend is playing play dough and my baby friend is dozing in the swing.  
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By mamalisa
We have a family practice dr.  We all see him,...

We have a family practice dr.  We all see him, which can be very helpful at times.  Like when one kid gets diagnosed with pinkeye, the rest of us don't have to go in if we show symptoms, he will...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,515
Posted By mamalisa
Got my 13 year old out the door at 710 Daycare...

Got my 13 year old out the door at 710
Daycare baby dropped off at 720
Woke up 8 year old at 740
Daycare kid dropped off at 810
Took daycare kid to school at 850
Ran errands, fed baby, drove...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By mamalisa
As a fellow sports mom (travel baseball,...

As a fellow sports mom (travel baseball, football and wrestling) it is my son's FULL responsibility to report injuries to me, his dad or a coach immediately.  Especially head injuries.  We went...
Forum: Montessori   04-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By mamalisa
Can you get shoes that are easier for him to put...

Can you get shoes that are easier for him to put on himself?  I think they are hideous, but Crocs makes warm and cold weather shoes that most kids can get on by themselves.  Mark his shoes for left...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By mamalisa
When dh's grandma, who he absolutely worshipped,...

When dh's grandma, who he absolutely worshipped, died, my mil acted like a huge jackass. Grandma didn't have any money, neither did anyone else in the family.  That was fine, we had just sold our...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By mamalisa
I go because it's the only place to sit and chat...

I go because it's the only place to sit and chat in town.  There's a small coffee place, but I think an entire office works out of there so there is never anywhere to sit.  I get a chai, hot or...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommyhood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By mamalisa
Can he take the long way home?  Get an extra 15...

Can he take the long way home?  Get an extra 15 minutes in the car to unwind?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,550
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398775/12-year-old-boy-is-weepy-causes/20#post_17590781)
  ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,550
Posted By mamalisa
I have a 13 year old who is brilliant (really, I...

I have a 13 year old who is brilliant (really, I have the numbers from testing right here!) and he is the laziest person I've ever met when it comes to school work.  He works hard at everything else...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by odalisque http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396955/do-you-wear-make-up/20#post_17568019)
 I wear makeup and...
Forum: Parenting   03-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By mamalisa
Ds was 9 when we started letting him walk to the...

Ds was 9 when we started letting him walk to the gas station or park without an adult.  He usually went with friends, but occasionally went alone.  He's a big picture kind of kid and very safety...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By mamalisa
Ugh, I've been there, got the tshirt.  My dh's...

Ugh, I've been there, got the tshirt.  My dh's sister lived with us when she was in her early 20s.  I insisted that she move in with us so she could get away from her crazy parents.
 
I was...
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By mamalisa
My second is 8 and I still don't know what I am...

My second is 8 and I still don't know what I am doing with her.
 
Ds, EASY.  Easy pregnancy, easy birth, healthy, happy go lucky, nursed great, ate great, slept great, loved EVERYONE.  When he was...
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