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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,707
Posted By VisionaryMom
My son has to be gluten-free (celiac) and...

My son has to be gluten-free (celiac) and dairy-free (allergy). Most people aren't equipped to make those foods because gluten and dairy are called by so many other names on ingredient lists. We...
Forum: Learning at School   01-24-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370218/teasing-at-school/20#post_17207307)

The teacher is the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-21-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,901
Posted By VisionaryMom
I'm curious to know how often the people who...

I'm curious to know how often the people who don't allow their children to get something else cook food that they themselves don't like? My MIL required my husband and his siblings to eat everything...
Forum: Learning at School   01-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Forum: Parenting   12-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,944
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370349/using-both-parents-last-names/20#post_17213791)


I was...
Forum: Learning at School   12-20-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,057
Posted By VisionaryMom
I agree with mommariffic that the gun ownership...

I agree with mommariffic that the gun ownership really only is a sliver of the story here. Of course, I don't think mental health care access is the biggest part of the story either. This child had...
Forum: Parenting   12-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,944
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370349/using-both-parents-last-names#post_17203093)

I kept my...
Forum: Learning at School   12-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By VisionaryMom
Children are expected to know at least 25...

Children are expected to know at least 25 high-frequency words by the end of kindergarten and 100 words by the end of 1st grade though I believe in our school that many children exceed that goal. My...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 546
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by grahamsmom98 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370125/funeral-costs-and-responsibility/20#post_17201224)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 546
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by Caneel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370125/funeral-costs-and-responsibility#post_17200094)

Wanted to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by MountainMamaGC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369765/this-has-gotten-out-of-control#post_17198977)

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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By VisionaryMom
Don't go the psych route! We're dealing with...

Don't go the psych route! We're dealing with this situation, too. It turns out that it's actually far more common than I'd ever realized, and I'm glad we ignored initial advice to go with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By VisionaryMom
Our kids are 5 and 7. They're free to come sleep...

Our kids are 5 and 7. They're free to come sleep in our room for whatever reason. I know we're on the lax side of things when it comes to sleeping. I will say, though, that even my in-laws, who are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By VisionaryMom
My mother and step-father got rid of every...

My mother and step-father got rid of every picture of me when I left home because they didn't agree with some of the things I did, and it pretty much cemented for me that they didn't want me in...
Forum: Learning at School   12-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,177
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355450/i-dont-want-to-be-that-mom-but#post_17011883)

 
I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-24-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 753
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,337
Posted By VisionaryMom
Your longer explanation really just makes it...

Your longer explanation really just makes it seem like you maybe don't want your son in the after-school program at all, which I think is reasonable. My family's experience with homework is nothing...
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,337
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:It really should not be a MUST DO IT THIS...

Quote:It really should not be a MUST DO IT THIS WAY for homework. Different families- different preferences.


Well, to be fair, it's not. They could opt out. The OP could tell her child that she...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-13-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By VisionaryMom
I completely left my field and pursued another...

I completely left my field and pursued another degree in an entirely different field. It's not the exact same situation but a similar dilemma. I stick to the rule never to mention my children when...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By VisionaryMom
We buy them although I have the same...

We buy them although I have the same reservations that others have stated. We also live in a larger place with more movement of kids in and out of school than I experienced, though, so it may be fun...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,965
Posted By VisionaryMom
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Quote:Originally Posted by mammal_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,177
Posted By VisionaryMom
DD is 5. We don't allow bikinis.    I also...

DD is 5. We don't allow bikinis. 
 
I also do not permit her to play on places where people will see her underwear if she has only a skirt on. Underwear cannot be shown (by anyone in any context)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By VisionaryMom
DH rarely remembers his dreams. Last night, I...

DH rarely remembers his dreams. Last night, I had a dream that our house caught fire. Unfortunately, my house DID burn down when I was a child, and I woke up back with those emotions. DH woke up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,965
Posted By VisionaryMom
Quote:I don't really know what the proper...

Quote:I don't really know what the proper language is, the principal was looking for something for the teachers to be able to explain so that all the kids could  relate to the idea. He mentioned...
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