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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,895
Posted By owensmom
I just finished reading 20 Things Adoptive...

I just finished reading 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed by Sherrie Eldridge and while not a perfect book by any stretch, she does give weight to having feelings about your kids you may...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-14-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By owensmom
I totally don't know if this is okay or not - so...

I totally don't know if this is okay or not - so Mods, feel free to pull this. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I'm not making anything off of it! But my daughter's...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-23-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By owensmom
It has been like 10 years since I've been there,...

It has been like 10 years since I've been there, but we stayed at the West Beach Resort and enjoyed it -
http://www.westbeachresort.com/
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-03-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By owensmom
Thank you! I'll add that to my pile....

Thank you! I'll add that to my pile. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-02-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By owensmom
OMG so many!...

OMG so many! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif Yay! Thank you everyone!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-01-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By owensmom
Why don't I know this yet?...

Why don't I know this yet? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

I'm thinking of taking ds (6) to a chiropractor for his ears (infection every year that is resulting in...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-15-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,176
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Katrinawitch...

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Originally Posted by Katrinawitch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12393929)
I had to reply to this post, although it...
Forum: Spirituality   10-08-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Aubergine68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aubergine68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12328838)

I'm almost ready to start making daily...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By owensmom
I let him wear whatever he wanted. When he...

I let him wear whatever he wanted.

When he started preschool he wore Shrek board shorts and a John Deere shirt that was way too big.

Last year at K he chose a button down shirt and shorts.
...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-28-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Spiritinthesky...

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Originally Posted by Spiritinthesky http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12029115)
Which pop stars share your birthday
...
Forum: Learning at School   08-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By owensmom
I wasn't totally enamoured with this book, but...

I wasn't totally enamoured with this book, but it turned out that my son's preschool was actually pretty well represented, and he loved it:

http://www.amazon.com/What-Expect-Pr...9849820&sr=8-1...
Forum: Learning at School   08-26-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By owensmom
We are going to his school today to fill out a...

We are going to his school today to fill out a couple of forms, I think that will help. It is weird, they are starting on wednesday, so he has tuesday off still after a 3 day weekend with everyone....
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Karenwith4...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenwith4 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12033632)
What about doing a special project to...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By owensmom
That is cool, I was thinking about that,...

That is cool, I was thinking about that, actually, but dh just took 2 weeks off and can't swing it.
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By owensmom
Does anyone do anything special or specific to...

Does anyone do anything special or specific to mark the last day of summer break and the first day of school?

I see my kid getting a little anxious about school (he'll be starting 1st grade). He...
Forum: Spirituality   08-21-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by wombatclay...

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Originally Posted by wombatclay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11994180)
grow your own tea:...
Forum: Spirituality   08-20-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
I've been making our own chai tea concentrate...

I've been making our own chai tea concentrate for dh, who can no longer drink coffee because of reflux. We experimented until we came up with a formula that tasted similar to oregon chai...

wish...
Forum: Learning at School   07-23-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By owensmom
bumping up an old thread to say my son just...

bumping up an old thread to say my son just finished Kindergarten in a Mandarin immersion program. They were 50/50, but the school is part of Portland Public and not all kids are in immersion, so...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By owensmom
I'm not sure yet whether to go with naturopath...

I'm not sure yet whether to go with naturopath or not, but I have no idea where to start when it comes to looking for something like this. All I know is I need it done for my dd asap, the poor itchy...
Forum: Spirituality   07-22-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Aubergine68...

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11753955)
Chamomile doesn't transplant so well, but...
Forum: Spirituality   07-22-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders...

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Originally Posted by MyLittleWonders http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11742433)
What a lovely sounding tea. I have...
Forum: Spirituality   07-16-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
found these pages - pretty interesting, I like...

found these pages - pretty interesting, I like how it has a whole host of information about the herb, both practical and magical.

Main herb page:
http://www.thedance.com/herbs/hbpgindx.htm
...
Forum: Spirituality   07-15-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by brendon...

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Originally Posted by brendon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11642293)
I made a paste for washing and cleansing my...
Forum: Spirituality   07-15-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,864
Posted By owensmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Salvia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Salvia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10552291)
Just today I got a book that looks really good...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,696
Posted By owensmom
We went with an agency that didn't have any...

We went with an agency that didn't have any issues with religion (ie: not a Christian based agency - I have a friend that had one give him a hard time about going to a UU church because it wasn't...
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