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Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By elmh23
I'd go talk to the principal asap!  I'd be livid...

I'd go talk to the principal asap!  I'd be livid it was my kids class!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By elmh23
"If your child suddenly develops stridor or a...

"If your child suddenly develops stridor or a barking cough but hasn't shown any other signs of being sick, it's time to go to the doctor. If a barking kid starts scratching or complaining of...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By elmh23
My children attend a Catholic school and I love...

My children attend a Catholic school and I love it!  The sexual teachings and the role of women in the Church aren't usually taught until high school level, because of their nature.  As for the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By elmh23
I've never seen them before, but I might have to...

I've never seen them before, but I might have to buy them, even without a review.  My 4-year-old is gluten free, loves cereal but is getting sick of Rice Chex, Gorilla Munch and the Peanut Butter...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-25-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By elmh23
Some kids are more sweet tooths than others.  My...

Some kids are more sweet tooths than others.  My second is a big ol' sweet tooth!  If there are any sweets in the pantry, he'll ask for them a lot.  When he was smaller (he's now 4.5) he actually...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-25-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By elmh23
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Quote:Originally Posted by jadebutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By elmh23
The handicap stall is my friend.  I normally...

The handicap stall is my friend.  I normally only go to Target or the grocery store by myself with all three.  I'll take all three in to the bathroom with me and have my 6-year-old and 4-year-old...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-24-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By elmh23
Homeopathy is essentially water and a placebo...

Homeopathy is essentially water and a placebo effect.  If you're worried about the diseases that the homeopathic "vaccines" would ward against, then just get the ones that have been proven to...
Forum: April 2012   10-19-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By elmh23
My mother will be coming to stay at our house...

My mother will be coming to stay at our house with our three kids.  With my second, a homebirth, she stayed in the living room with dd because dd refused to leave (she was 2.)  With our third, a...
Forum: April 2012   10-19-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 690
Posted By elmh23
The flu shot wouldn't bother me, I'll be getting...

The flu shot wouldn't bother me, I'll be getting mine next week.  However, the formula would bug me.  Not enough to leave if the midwife is awesome though.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By elmh23
I have a speech delayed son and an older...

I have a speech delayed son and an older daughter who's speech is fine.  Every once in awhile, she'll drop her r's.  I just tell her she has r's and to use them.  She'll usually re-say the phrase...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By elmh23
Our rule is about 20 minutes before we know a...

Our rule is about 20 minutes before we know a friend will be leaving, I tell them to clean up 10 things each.  Then 5 minutes before they leave, it's clean up 5 things (assuming things are horribly...
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By elmh23
My first was like that, and yes, I turned her FF...

My first was like that, and yes, I turned her FF at her 1st birthday.  It helped a ton.  Now, she's 6, almost 7, and she does get carsick if there isn't any air blowing on her and she's in the back...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-17-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By elmh23
My first weighed 20lbs at 6 months and 25lbs at...

My first weighed 20lbs at 6 months and 25lbs at 9 months.  At 2 years old, she weighed 27lbs.  It's normal for children to chunk up and then slim down and grow a lot in height!  As long as...
Forum: April 2012   10-12-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 735
Posted By elmh23
We'll be finding out.  With the first two, I...

We'll be finding out.  With the first two, I didn't know until they were born, which was great.  With my third, we found out because I wanted to get rid of the baby clothes that wouldn't be in use. ...
Forum: April 2012   10-12-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By elmh23
During my last two pregnancies, we traveled 6...

During my last two pregnancies, we traveled 6 hours north for New Years while pregnant.  Both of those babies were born in February so I was much more pregnant than you'll be.  My midwives (one a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,847
Posted By elmh23
If any of my kids sleep past 7:15am, it usually...

If any of my kids sleep past 7:15am, it usually means they are sick.
 
DD, 6 and ds1, 4, go to bed at 8.  Dd is usually asleep by 8:15.  Ds1 will either be asleep by 8:10, or he can still be awake...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By elmh23
I would.  But then, I'm also a fan of passing...

I would.  But then, I'm also a fan of passing the baby around, so...  My oldest went to Christmas Eve dinner (just dh's immediate family, but that's still an obscene amount of people!) at 4 weeks...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-28-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By elmh23
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Quote:Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327749/recipes-for-rice-krispie-type-treats#post_16676211)
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-26-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,020
Posted By elmh23
I don't really have any advice, except don't...

I don't really have any advice, except don't listen to ForeverInBlueJeans.  Just don't.
 
Also, with the diarrhea, go talk to her doctor.
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By elmh23
One of the reasons I like my kids school is that...

One of the reasons I like my kids school is that it has 3 recesses for all grades (PK-8.)  They also do a 15 minute recess before lunch, 20 minutes for lunch and then 20 more minutes of recess. ...
Forum: Women's Health   09-21-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By elmh23
Colds happen.  Is your son ever around other...

Colds happen.  Is your son ever around other kids or adults?  Cause he could be bringing home those bugs and sharing. 
 
 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By elmh23
My oldest son is GF (we suspect an intolerance...

My oldest son is GF (we suspect an intolerance or possibly celiac or crohn's but no one wants to scope a 4-year-old when he's not loosing weight) and I feel like we're constantly struggling with the...
Forum: April 2012   09-15-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 791
Posted By elmh23
Wish List for us:   A new house (we're...

Wish List for us:
 
A new house (we're already 5 people in a 1500 sqft house with no storage, we need something bigger!)
 
If we get the new house, then I'd like a crib.  I had a crib with the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By elmh23
I love our sit and stand for things like the...

I love our sit and stand for things like the zoo, aquarium or mall.  It doesn't steer well enough for my liking as an all the time stroller.
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