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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-17-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,580
Posted By shooflymama
I found this book to be really helpful:   ...

I found this book to be really helpful:
 
Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders by Webb, et al. (2005)
 ...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-29-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By shooflymama
i'd still suggest the Occupational OUtlook link,...

i'd still suggest the Occupational OUtlook link, since you said you are exploring different areas within librarianship - it's very detailed, and might help you explore different areas, different...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-29-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By shooflymama
Just wanted to add - part of my perspective may...

Just wanted to add - part of my perspective may be colored by living in a state with several ALA-accredited MLS programs, including one about an hour from here, so maybe more MLS holders than other...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-29-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By shooflymama
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009...

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 gives a really nice overview of the field and predicted growth for librarians:

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm

Definitely worth a look. Also,...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-25-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By shooflymama
Hi all, I've been thinking about how to...

Hi all,

I've been thinking about how to best protect my little ones, if swine flu turns into something bad, without giving them the vaccine, since I'm wary of it. NOne of us ever get the annual...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By shooflymama
i'll third siblings without rivalry - truly an...

i'll third siblings without rivalry - truly an interesting and quite useful book.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-31-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By shooflymama
I just read the book Siblings Without Rivalry,...

I just read the book Siblings Without Rivalry, and it was so excellent. I've been using ideas from the book for about a week now, and I've seen a wonderful difference already in the way my two boys...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-30-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By shooflymama
Before I had kids, I used to get a day of...

Before I had kids, I used to get a day of debilitatingly painful menstrual cramps each month that would come on super-quickly, like lightning. I can remember at least two times that they struck out...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By shooflymama
I've had good luck at Sears, at least for...

I've had good luck at Sears, at least for someone who is currently 4/5T. Lots of great shorts with elastic waistbands.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-11-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By shooflymama
Thanks for posting this! As soon as I have a...

Thanks for posting this! As soon as I have a minute, I plan to post some comments at the bottom of the article.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-28-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By shooflymama
Thanks so much!!!!! You guys are the best - this...

Thanks so much!!!!! You guys are the best - this is super-helpful.

Thanks again!!!!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-27-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By shooflymama
Hi all, I'm going to be visiting Chicago...

Hi all,

I'm going to be visiting Chicago this summer, and was wondering how easy it is to get from O'Hare airport to the downtown by public transportation. I could also get a ticket to Midway...
Forum: Parenting   01-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,531
Posted By shooflymama
Please make sure you get to the doctor. For your...

Please make sure you get to the doctor. For your son. For you.

And if for some reason you are not satisfied with how things go on Tuesday, don't give up - keep reaching out until you find the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-08-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,453
Posted By shooflymama
We started moving each of the boys to their own...

We started moving each of the boys to their own big boy bed in the room next to ours when they were about 18-20 months old. A cousin whose boys both co-slept suggested that age, as she said it had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By shooflymama
When I had trouble with this issue, someone here...

When I had trouble with this issue, someone here posted an idea that worked wonders for us - to count will brushing his teeth. So we would count to 20 while we brushed his teeth, in a little song...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-04-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By shooflymama
OP, I could have pretty much written your post....

OP, I could have pretty much written your post. My boys are 23 months apart (we sometimes say now, with a smile, that "It seemed like a good idea at the time"...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By shooflymama
I just finished reading the classic text Amish...

I just finished reading the classic text Amish Society by John Hostetter (4th edition), and I believe it may have mentioned something about this. I will check it out of the library again next week...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-30-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,479
Posted By shooflymama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Parenting   12-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,243
Posted By shooflymama
Hugs to you!!!!...

Hugs to you!!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have a 2 yo ds and a 4 yo ds, and I hear you!!! My boys are pretty independent, most of the time, so that's not an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By shooflymama
i love this book: it's a boy: women writers...

i love this book:

it's a boy: women writers on raising sons

by andrea buchanan

The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked — aside from "When are you due?" — has got to be "Are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-08-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By shooflymama
When I was in my early teens, I really, really...

When I was in my early teens, I really, really wanted a $50 Guess shirt. My mom thought that $50 was outrageous for the shirt. She decided it was time to give us a monthly clothing allowance. So -...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By shooflymama
Here are some thoughts: 1. Little Brother,...

Here are some thoughts:

1. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow:
http://tinyurl.com/6qujw6 [shortened link to Amazon listing)

THis is really recent, and while I haven't read it myself, it got...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By shooflymama
One more idea - our neighbor gave us a lap...

One more idea - our neighbor gave us a lap guitar that used to belong to their son, and my 4 YO DS loves it. He can follow the "sheet music" to play songs, and creates songs on his own.

My son...
Forum: Family Planning   11-21-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By shooflymama
I've had a copper IUD (paragard) for over two...

I've had a copper IUD (paragard) for over two years now and I love it! I haven't had trouble with increased cramping or bleeding - bleeding seems about the same, and if anything, cramping has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,464
Posted By shooflymama
We also check lots of books out of the library,...

We also check lots of books out of the library, and if a book is a huge hit we sometimes end up buying a copy to keep permanently at home.

Some recent favorites:

- The Library Lion (highly...
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