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Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   08-01-2003, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By vesta
It sounds like your husband is depressed and...

It sounds like your husband is depressed and self-medicating. It's one thing to enjoy smoking pot. It's another to be angry and irritable all the time EXCEPT when your toking. It doesn't really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2003, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By vesta
Does anyone do Montessori homeschooling and if...

Does anyone do Montessori homeschooling and if so, did you buy a curriculum? What are the strengths and challenges of Montessori homeschooling? Thanks for the info!
Forum: Personal Growth   07-25-2003, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By vesta
I used to have some really flaky "friends" in my...

I used to have some really flaky "friends" in my life too. It definitely had to do with the way I was raised. I could never count on my parents and as a mother I realized I didn't want my kids to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2003, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By vesta
It sounds like you are on the right track, maybe...

It sounds like you are on the right track, maybe just hone your technique a little more. When one of my kids gets on the others nerves, I put them on my bed for a cool-down period. I don't let them...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By vesta
I too am disturbed by the idea that your one...

I too am disturbed by the idea that your one year old is "looking for abuse". A one year old is not old enough to understand what is going on here, she probably thinks this is normal and it's all...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-30-2003, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By vesta
Does anyone know of a bug spray that's safe for...

Does anyone know of a bug spray that's safe for kids and doesn't have DEET? Thanks!
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2003, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By vesta
Liz, It sounds like your son has good manners....

Liz,
It sounds like your son has good manners. My kids have different temperments, one is feistier and one is more laid back. But they both know what good manners are, like not trashing other...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-17-2003, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By vesta
Geekmom, I used to intervene with other...

Geekmom,
I used to intervene with other people's children, but I learned two things from it. One, some parents get very offended when you do this and feel you are criticizing their parenting...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-16-2003, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By vesta
megandavisdon, Have you spoken with the other...

megandavisdon,
Have you spoken with the other mothers in the playgroup about this child's behavior? It might be a good time to establish a set of rules for playgroup behavior and how you all would...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2003, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By vesta
I need advice about my toddler. She won't wear a...

I need advice about my toddler. She won't wear a diaper during the day anymore, and that's fine as far as peeing goes. She can hold it for hours, goes on the potty, and doesn't even wet during her...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   04-21-2003, 06:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,991
Posted By vesta
mama maggie wrote: I don't think it's right...

mama maggie wrote:

I don't think it's right to alter and objectify them but let's not forget that they choose that role with consent. That's the world we live in.
True, they are ALL demeaning to...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   04-17-2003, 10:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,991
Posted By vesta
I am antiporn for a variety of reasons, and I am...

I am antiporn for a variety of reasons, and I am not a prude! I believe that sexuality is so much more than "getting off". I believe in sexual relationships in which the people involved bring their...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-15-2003, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By vesta
I think the issue here is what is appropriate...

I think the issue here is what is appropriate behavior that you can expect from children of a particular age? A 22 month old is not capable of forming complex thoughts about self defence. It is up...
Forum: Lactivism   04-12-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,067
Posted By vesta
I have a terrible cold and I never take things...

I have a terrible cold and I never take things like cold medicine, but I've been so stuffed up and sick the past few nights that I'm not getting enough restful sleep at night. The last time this...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-10-2003, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By vesta
I had this same problem at one of my jobs. I...

I had this same problem at one of my jobs. I started locking the door when I pumped. I highly recommend it. My one nosy co-worker practically smacked her head into my door when she tried to fling it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2003, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By vesta
I did something similar with my oldest when she...

I did something similar with my oldest when she wouldn't use the potty long after she really was trained. It got to the point where I had to struggle not to throw up when changing her poopy diapers....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-08-2003, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By vesta
I think your dd's comment was hurtful, but her...

I think your dd's comment was hurtful, but her friend was immature to tattle to the teacher. I think by the age of 11, a child should be able to verbally defend themselves by saying, "That is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-31-2003, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By vesta
Thinking it over, I do think it's not just a...

Thinking it over, I do think it's not just a SAHM thing. Ten years ago I worked as a temp to earn some extra cash for my wedding, and I remember that some of the offices I worked in were like a soap...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-28-2003, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By vesta
Continuing some of the ideas in the "rejected at...

Continuing some of the ideas in the "rejected at the playground" thread, I too have noticed that there is sometimes a certain petty feel to the groups of SAHM's in my town at the library story times...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-27-2003, 04:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,760
Posted By vesta
I WOHM but less than 20 hours/week. I personally...

I WOHM but less than 20 hours/week. I personally would not feel good about being gone from my kids 40 hours/week, but that is me. I don't think moms who work 40 hours/week are bad moms. I only know...
Forum: Parenting   03-27-2003, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,226
Posted By vesta
Oatmeal, The most important thing here is...

Oatmeal,

The most important thing here is that, whether or not the daycare provider agrees with you about the locked door issue, you are paying her and she should HONOR your feelings and not...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-11-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By vesta
bye

bye
Forum: Personal Growth   03-11-2003, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By vesta
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Forum: Personal Growth   03-11-2003, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By vesta
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Forum: Parenting   03-10-2003, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By vesta
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