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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-20-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By MAMom
Have you tried involving him in the food...

Have you tried involving him in the food prep/cooking & choosing recipes?  I find that when my kids have been the sous chefs for a meal, or selected the recipe (we get a lot of cookbooks, especially...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,819
Posted By MAMom
My kids are about the same ages - DS is 9, DD is...

My kids are about the same ages - DS is 9, DD is 6. 
 
Bedtime during the school year is between 7-8pm for both of them, and not later than 8pm in the summer.  DS rises at 6am (sometimes earlier...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By MAMom
Luckily my DS (about to turn 9, but has been...

Luckily my DS (about to turn 9, but has been "into" Legos since around 5) seems to be able to appreciate both the sets (Harry Potter for him) and Lego free play/free building.
 
He has a big bin...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By MAMom
We've all enjoyed the Disney "Buddies" movies...

We've all enjoyed the Disney "Buddies" movies (Space Buddies & Snow Buddies) starring really cute golden retreiver pups.  Feel good movies that weren't scary.  Others that have gone over well in our...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By MAMom
We do "dessert days" so each child can choose...

We do "dessert days" so each child can choose which days they eat desserts (2 during the week, and one on the weekend).  There are of course exceptions, but in general we try to follow this.   That...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,978
Posted By MAMom
- Magnatiles - pricey, but we've gotten our...

- Magnatiles - pricey, but we've gotten our money's worth out of these for DS (8) & DD (5.5)
- Legos
- Board games - Zingo, checkers, Blokus, memory game, bananagrams
- Wooden marble run (DD uses...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
Posted By MAMom
We're looking too and this is on my list, though...

We're looking too and this is on my list, though I haven't read it yet (but it got positive reviews on Amazon...) The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU.
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By MAMom
Mine LOVE cutting paper snowflakes, and I love...

Mine LOVE cutting paper snowflakes, and I love hanging them around the house! 
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,273
Posted By MAMom
DS really enjoyed The Boxcar Children...

DS really enjoyed The Boxcar Children...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-05-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By MAMom
Our local YMCA has lots of after school options...

Our local YMCA has lots of after school options for middle school age kids and the public school provides bus transport there.
 
Can she take the bus from school back to your neighborhood?  If you...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   11-05-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,986
Posted By MAMom
A good shoe repair shop should be able to repair...

A good shoe repair shop should be able to repair the hole for not a lot of $. 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By MAMom
We had to feed my DS in the middle of the night...

We had to feed my DS in the middle of the night at that age.  He was simply hungry, and I had night weaned him to get pregnant again, and he had a dairy allergy, so he was on rice milk which is not...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By MAMom
I think it's normal.  I did have to move sweets...

I think it's normal.  I did have to move sweets - including the sugar bowl - to hidden spots for a while, because mine were sneaking from there too.  Mine also were leaving plenty of evidence...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,514
Posted By MAMom
We use the Daiya too, but that's not going to...

We use the Daiya too, but that's not going to replace regular cheese for protein.  Only soy or nut "cheeses" would do that. 
 
Hemp milk is another good dairy sub, and the seeds can be added to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By MAMom
I say that every year...

I say that every year http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
 
Hope you were able to enjoy the party!
 
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-20-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By MAMom
How about a double kicksled?

How about a double kicksled?
Forum: Women's Health   09-05-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By MAMom
My DH has had luck with taking apple cider...

My DH has had luck with taking apple cider vinegar (orally) & using the neti pot for his environmental allergies, in addition to OTC allergy meds (the addition of the ACV a few weeks prior to...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-22-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By MAMom
What kinds of things are you wanting to know...

What kinds of things are you wanting to know about specifically? 
 
I lived there pre-kids, but IME it can be difficult in the winters (grey & kind of depressing when it gets dark really early). ...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-15-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By MAMom
Nike Reuse a Shoe...

Nike Reuse a Shoe (http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/) accepts all brands of athletic shoes for donation at many drop-off sites around the US & internationally.
Forum: Women's Health   08-03-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By MAMom
I 2nd the Devita.  I've been using it all year...

I 2nd the Devita.  I've been using it all year on my face (the Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30) and agree with the PP that the feel of it is good - like regular lotion.  It was...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-12-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By MAMom
We avoid juice in general for many of the...

We avoid juice in general for many of the reasons PP's posted.  If my kids want something other than water, they drink seltzer or herbal iced tea, esp. in the summer.  But most always for our...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By MAMom
 I wonder why they even bother to have their...


I wonder why they even bother to have their info on the Dr. Sears website given their "vaccine policy"?
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By MAMom
It sounds like you/your family could be a very...

It sounds like you/your family could be a very positive role model for this little girl.  You may be the only positive role models she has in her life, and you could make a big difference to her.  ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-11-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,173
Posted By MAMom
Dr. Laura Markham (http://www.ahaparenting.com/)...

Dr. Laura Markham (http://www.ahaparenting.com/) has a wonderful parenting website/newsletter that has really helped me as a parent.  One thing that might have worked earlier on in that situation...
Forum: Women's Health   06-01-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By MAMom
If you go to Kris Carr's website...

If you go to Kris Carr's website (http://crazysexylife.com/) (community section) you'll find lots of info about green juicing (you'll get more nutritional value through juicing vs. smoothies b/c you...
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