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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-25-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By fizzymom
I've got jury duty next week. I've also got an...

I've got jury duty next week.
I've also got an 11 year old with PDD-NOS, anxiety, and ZERO impulse control, a 9 year old with sensory issues and an as-of-yet undiagnosed receptive and expressive...
Forum: Allergies   01-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By fizzymom
Nope. No rice at all. He has never even eaten it...

Nope. No rice at all. He has never even eaten it directly, he reacts to it in my diet (still BF). If I eat one bite of rice he has diarrhea and wakes up screaming and arching his back at night. We...
Forum: Allergies   01-22-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By fizzymom
We use quinoa sometimes for variety - I...

We use quinoa sometimes for variety - I sometimes just crave an asian-y meal and I use quinoa instead of rice there, but my older two don't like it. They both have sensory issues and I think they...
Forum: Allergies   01-17-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By fizzymom
Mostly, I'm looking for side dish options. We...

Mostly, I'm looking for side dish options. We are all tired of corn and potatoes.
 
I have read both that they are unrelated and that they are close cousins. DS2 has reached relative equilibrium...
Forum: Allergies   01-17-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By fizzymom
Does anyone know if wild rice is related closely...

Does anyone know if wild rice is related closely enough to cause a reaction in someone allergic to regular rice?
My 2 year old DS2 can't have gluten or rice. The gluten isn't a big deal, but the...
Forum: Family Safety   10-18-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By fizzymom
I just found out that there is a state code that...

I just found out that there is a state code that prohibits the use of 11 or more passenger vehicles from transporting students unless they meet federal school bus safety standards, which I am pretty...
Forum: Family Safety   10-18-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By fizzymom
The field trip teachers drive the vans at least...

The field trip teachers drive the vans at least once a week. I doubt that they have anything other than a regular license because it's not required. The outside seats have shoulder belts, but the...
Forum: Family Safety   10-16-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By fizzymom
odenata-Thank you for the links. They will give...

odenata-Thank you for the links. They will give me someplace to start looking, and if I am reading the chart correctly, they should not be using the vans to transport students.

paquerette-Thanks...
Forum: Family Safety   10-15-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By fizzymom
I need help fast. I just found out that my 9yo...

I need help fast. I just found out that my 9yo DS1 went on a field trip at school, in an 11 passenger school van, wearing just a lap belt for a 2 hour each way ride (4 hours total). This trip was on...
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By fizzymom
It may not be the solution you are looking for,...

It may not be the solution you are looking for, but have you considered a "date day"? Then you could hire the middle-schooler.
Forum: Allergies   06-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By fizzymom
I found Gluten-free Baking with The Culinary...

I found Gluten-free Baking with The Culinary School of America recently and the recipes in it are amazing! All of the flour mixes (5 of them) are rice based and DS2 can't have rice, but I have been...
Forum: Family Safety   03-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By fizzymom
I just flew with DS2 in a radian XTSL...

I just flew with DS2 in a radian XTSL rear-facing in a regular (not bulkhead) seat. it was wedged in tight against the seat in front, but it worked nicely for us. The person in front could not...
Forum: Allergies   03-08-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By fizzymom
WooHoo!! Our flights went without any problems....

WooHoo!! Our flights went without any problems. I took DS2's food in a gallon ziplock bag. It got additional inspection, but it was no big deal. They asked if I wanted to watch, but since everything...
Forum: Allergies   02-06-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By fizzymom
Phew!! I found some new information on the TSA...

Phew!! I found some new information on the TSA website. They will allow additional "liquids" for feeding if they are declared separately from your Quart sized bag limit. They are subject to further...
Forum: Allergies   02-03-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By fizzymom
He can't chew/ won't eat the fresh fruit...

He can't chew/ won't eat the fresh fruit available at the airport (apples, oranges and bananas), can't have yogurt (dairy) and the snack foods have gluten and/or rice and/or...
Forum: Allergies   02-03-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By fizzymom
Thanks for the reply. We are traveling in...

Thanks for the reply. We are traveling in country.
We (DS2 and me) can't have gluten or rice, he also can't have dairy (we think) or nuts. He is 19 months and most of what he can/will eat is...
Forum: Allergies   02-01-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By fizzymom
We will be flying in a couple of weeks and will...

We will be flying in a couple of weeks and will need to take some safe food for DS2 and myself to eat while on vacation. Any suggestions on getting through security without major hassles?
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By fizzymom
I'm so tired that my eyes are crossing, so sorry...

I'm so tired that my eyes are crossing, so sorry if I'm just repeating someone else.

We are on the other side of the same situation. I have 3 and my sister has 1. Maybe I'm overly sensitive to...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By fizzymom
One of my kids favorites, besides the volcano...

One of my kids favorites, besides the volcano one, is making squishy eggs.
Cover a raw egg in vinegar and let it sit in the fridge for a day or two and the shell will dissolve leaving a cool...
Forum: Family Safety   12-22-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By fizzymom
I've ordered (and returned) from...

I've ordered (and returned) from elitecarseats.com. They have $1 return shipping insurance so that you don't get stuck with a $50+ return if the seat doesn't fit your car and/or your child. No...
Forum: Family Safety   12-19-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By fizzymom
Quote: Originally Posted by Maedze...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maedze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14819855)
I think fizzy meant 'take the seat with them'...
Forum: Family Safety   12-19-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By fizzymom
Quote: Originally Posted by Maedze...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maedze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14819677)
I love the way I magically turned fizzy's son...
Forum: Family Safety   12-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By fizzymom
DS1 is almost 9 and is in a Frontier with a seat...

DS1 is almost 9 and is in a Frontier with a seat belt in my car. Moving his carseat for a playdate right now is just not an option because of a configuration problem in my car. So... I am looking...
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,006
Posted By fizzymom
Quote: Originally Posted by BellinghamCrunchie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BellinghamCrunchie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14538804)
I tell DD, "People are all shapes...
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By fizzymom
We did Gymboree music classes with DS1 when he...

We did Gymboree music classes with DS1 when he was a toddler and I found the classes to be musically worthless.
We switched to Music Together and LOVED it. The teachers are musically knowledgeable,...
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