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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 03:41 PM
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Posted By marsmom
Thanks for all the great suggestions! I had to...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I had to choose something quickly for this occasion and so I got her Double Shutter as I was able to find it in Target. She loves it - told me it was really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-30-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By marsmom
My nearly 8-yr old DD loves to play board games...

My nearly 8-yr old DD loves to play board games (Scrabble, Quirkle, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry) and card games (Uno, Old Maid) with us and her younger sister. But she would really like something that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-30-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,687
Posted By marsmom
Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants is...

Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants is awesome! And Snacktime by Bare Naked Ladies. Both have gotten thousands of hours of play around here.
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By marsmom
We only have 2, but they shared a room for 5...

We only have 2, but they shared a room for 5 years so they could use the other as a playroom (which was right off the kitchen) - worked really well for us. We did occasionally have problems with...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By marsmom
Thank you so much for all the support and...

Thank you so much for all the support and thoughtful comments. It's a struggle isn't it - finding the right line between not blowing something out of proportion and addressing behavior that really...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By marsmom
Thanks for all the great ideas, I really needed...

Thanks for all the great ideas, I really needed feedback on this as it has been such an ongoing struggle. She can be so greedy (there is no other word! and yes it is a horrible trait that we badly...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By marsmom
I need ideas on how to help DD avoid...

I need ideas on how to help DD avoid friend-given candy, especially holiday and party related. DD is very sugar sensitive - really becomes a monster within 30 minutes of eating anything sugary. Can...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By marsmom
She does make lists and a doll and doll...

She does make lists and a doll and doll accessories are always at the top. And I do the stern lecture on appreciation on what seems a very frequent basis, usually to no effect. And while I don't...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By marsmom
I like "The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers:...

I like "The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!" - it's not what I would cook for myself necessarily, but it has really helped me deal with DD2 who...
Forum: Parenting   10-25-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By marsmom
Almost 8 yr-old DD1 completely lost it when just...

Almost 8 yr-old DD1 completely lost it when just turned 6-yr old DD2 opened her birthday presents, which included a new doll. I thought we had prepped her enough this year but she remains obsessed...
Forum: UK   03-30-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,687
Posted By marsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by thea77...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thea77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13425539)
I'm new to the boards and just found this...
Forum: UK   03-09-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,687
Posted By marsmom
Welcome pixielou! I must say it is nice to see...

Welcome pixielou! I must say it is nice to see someone else pop up in Essex as I don't know of any other MDC-ers around here. All very mainstream hereabouts. We're in West Essex, near the end of the...
Forum: TV-Free   02-04-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By marsmom
We have tried a few different things, but what...

We have tried a few different things, but what works best for our kids (4.5 and 6yrs & who could watch forever) is one day per week of screen time. So Thursday from after school until bed-time is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,469
Posted By marsmom
DD1 nursed until 16 mo (CLW while I was...

DD1 nursed until 16 mo (CLW while I was pregnant), exclusively BF til 9 mos. DD2, however, is still going strong at 4.5 years. 3-4x a day last year, although we're down to just bedtime and sometimes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 946
Posted By marsmom
[QUOTE=izadora;12925944]I wish Ikea made a...

[QUOTE=izadora;12925944]I wish Ikea made a Kitchen.. QUOTE]

Well, it took a little bit of work, but I made a pretty cheap wooden kitchen a couple of years ago entirely from things I got at IKEA....
Forum: UK   01-06-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By marsmom
Would also be interested in joining a meetup -...

Would also be interested in joining a meetup - although a bit hard to contemplate an outdoor one in this freezing weather. We were at the Diana playground last week, and my kids who love it there...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-16-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,318
Posted By marsmom
We only own one towel each for the 4 of us...

We only own one towel each for the 4 of us (organic cotton from Target, embroidered with each of our names so no getting mixed up), plus I get an extra one for my hair. We have no linen closet and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-16-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By marsmom
Thanks for all the ideas and keep them coming. ...

Thanks for all the ideas and keep them coming.

So far, I've made about 10 draft snakes in various sizes for my windows and they do seem to be helping. I've also made 2 fleece curtains that were...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-16-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By marsmom
I am using tension rods to hang white (so as not...

I am using tension rods to hang white (so as not to block all the light) fleece curtains inside the frame of my draftiest windows. Fleece is great as it's thick, easy to sew a quick rod pocket, but...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-11-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By marsmom
Wood is definitely the most eco option, and...

Wood is definitely the most eco option, and great for kids, although its not perfect for everything (if unsealed, it can get stained). It is a perfect "Buy Local" choice too, as there are so many...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By marsmom
So I am on a draft-proofing mission for our 1882...

So I am on a draft-proofing mission for our 1882 Victorian very drafty house. The heating bill is beyond outrageuous and I am just so cold!!! Have done weather-stripping around the doors and those...
Forum: UK   12-11-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By marsmom
Minimum order is £250. You'll be amazed how easy...

Minimum order is £250. You'll be amazed how easy it is to get to that - they have so many yummy things! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif And once you add in stuff like...
Forum: UK   12-08-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By marsmom
We moved to the UK two years ago. Unless there...

We moved to the UK two years ago. Unless there is some really particular reason you want to keep your cars, definitely sell and buy cars here. Its not terrible getting used to driving on the other...
Forum: UK   12-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By marsmom
We order from Suma Wholesale Coop every few...

We order from Suma Wholesale Coop every few months and love them. They have loads of organic products (many name brand, plus their own brand bulk stuff) and their prices are way better than what you...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-16-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By marsmom
Thanks for the suggestion. I looked up Arjuna's...

Thanks for the suggestion. I looked up Arjuna's site and a couple of their practitioners do some work in nutrition so it definitely could be a place to start. Sorry to hear that you had the NHS...
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