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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-17-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By RoundAbout
We give bigger gifts at Easter because my son...

We give bigger gifts at Easter because my son has his birthday around Christmas and we limit gifts then so the holidays aren't crazy. It's also nice to give some spring things.
 
He's getting: the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-23-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By RoundAbout
I actually think walking away from a child who...

I actually think walking away from a child who is hitting is a lot more of a natural consequence than time out. After all their friends aren't going to put them in time out if they act up and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-23-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By RoundAbout
I'm right with you and DS is almost 4. I don't...

I'm right with you and DS is almost 4. I don't like timeouts and "punishments" either so one of the things I just started is putting myself in time out, by which I mean I go to my room and close the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By RoundAbout
I would love some advice with a minor problem...

I would love some advice with a minor problem we're dealing with. My son is almost 4 years-old and has a very strong shame response for lack of a better phrase. If he knows he's done something...
Forum: Waldorf   05-19-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,871
Posted By RoundAbout
I love this discussion. For the past 2...

I love this discussion.

For the past 2 weeks we've been moving/vacationing/in-transition and living out of suitcases and in several different hotels. Here is what I packed:

-Rainbow stacking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-29-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,658
Posted By RoundAbout
I agree that watching Food, Inc and reading Fast...

I agree that watching Food, Inc and reading Fast Food Nation are great for motivation but its important to have practical alternatives. For me that meant loosening up a little at the grocery store....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By RoundAbout
Quote: Originally Posted by SundayCrepes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SundayCrepes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15344299)
Has anyone used Pimsleur with their...
Forum: Learning at School   04-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,823
Posted By RoundAbout
Quote: Originally Posted by mama1803...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama1803 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15311973)
As a white member of the middle class, I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-17-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By RoundAbout
I am not much of a holiday decorator but I...

I am not much of a holiday decorator but I really love classic simple stuff. I love those strings of small white lights because you can use them for Christmas, an elegant party, etc. I also try to...
Forum: Learning at School   04-17-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,823
Posted By RoundAbout
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15309251)
agreed. What about a child's parent...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,823
Posted By RoundAbout
Just wanted to point out that I do think...

Just wanted to point out that I do think military targets low-income/minority and a lot of it has to do with the NIMBYism (Not in My Backyard) attitude among a lot of middle class white communities...
Forum: Learning at School   04-15-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,869
Posted By RoundAbout
Great analysis GuildJen! That's exactly what I...

Great analysis GuildJen! That's exactly what I was trying to say.

Also as LauraLoo pointed out they might be throwing off the balance of the whole meal or the day's nutrition. In our house we...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-15-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By RoundAbout
I looove my Kindle. Yes it can handle PDF, but I...

I looove my Kindle. Yes it can handle PDF, but I mostly use it to download books directly from Amazon. There are also free versions of classics available from Amazon for the Kindle. I dowloaded the...
Forum: Learning at School   04-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,869
Posted By RoundAbout
The more I think about this, the more it bothers...

The more I think about this, the more it bothers me. My 3 yo son had sushi for lunch today made with *gasp* white rice. I guess that would not be allowed. But according to article he could have fish...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-14-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,841
Posted By RoundAbout
My "baby" is 3 yo so its been a while but I...

My "baby" is 3 yo so its been a while but I really, really could have used a Moses basket. I ended up making something similar but it really would have been handy and cuter to have the basket.
...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-14-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By RoundAbout
I also agree with the PP to pay attention to the...

I also agree with the PP to pay attention to the actual size and not just the label. Your child's body type may matter too. I have a tall, skinny 3 yo who wears 3T shirts but needs slim 4T for pants...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-14-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By RoundAbout
I am a big thrift store shopper and most of my 3...

I am a big thrift store shopper and most of my 3 yo son's wardrobe is second hand (I buy new underwear, PJs, shoes, and holiday outfits). I started off making a list and it just didn't work for me....
Forum: Learning at School   04-12-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,869
Posted By RoundAbout
I guess they can do what they want, but I would...

I guess they can do what they want, but I would be annoyed. Even though we eat that way 90% of the time its a bit patronizing.

The burrito example that someone posted is great. Healthy eating...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-10-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,762
Posted By RoundAbout
Most "bad" parenting that I see is just a really...

Most "bad" parenting that I see is just a really negative hostile tone of voice and I try to optimistically chalk it up to parent having a bad day. Lord knows I've been there myself on occasion. On...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By RoundAbout
We have this book and I love it! I'm doing some...

We have this book and I love it! I'm doing some of the activities with my 3 year-old. I use it just as a big list of ideas, but they also offer a chart suggesting how to use it as a 40 or 50 week...
Forum: Parenting   04-09-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,396
Posted By RoundAbout
My son was born in Japan and we lived there for...

My son was born in Japan and we lived there for his first 2 years travelling around Japan and to Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the US during that time. We live in Hawaii now and our last big vacation...
Forum: Unschooling   04-08-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By RoundAbout
I am so with you. Check out my thread on giving...

I am so with you. Check out my thread on giving up structured activities:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1199267 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1199267)
...
Forum: Parenting   04-06-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,825
Posted By RoundAbout
I was an only and loved it! I was, and am, very...

I was an only and loved it! I was, and am, very close to my parents - we used to do all kinds of things together and talk for ages.

I think what I loved most of all is that I got to be a part of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-05-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By RoundAbout
I use open shelves too, along with some baskets...

I use open shelves too, along with some baskets to group together smaller toys.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35781818@N08/4113326944/

Works great. DS (3 yo) will get out a basket or two at a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,581
Posted By RoundAbout
Has anyone else read Playful Parenting and...

Has anyone else read Playful Parenting and practiced some of the ideas there in conjunction with UP? I'm about half-way through the book, but it reinforces something I've already learned with my 3...
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