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Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-13-2015, 09:33 AM
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blended family and all these clothes ...

So we are a blended family and somehow, the kids have just accumulated a ton of clothes. I don't buy them clothes often and my ex doesn't buy our kids hardly any clothes but they get hand me downs....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-13-2015, 07:45 AM
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Views: 117
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
book: boundaries with kids good for adhd?

I have read Boundaries by cloud and townsend. I have seen they have another book Boundaries with Kids. I was wondering if anyone had read it and if it would be good to help kids specifically with...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-13-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By kindofcrunchy82
mice...

We have been in our rental 1 year. When we moved in there was a bad mouse infestation we caught 6 in one night our first week here... We let the rental company know and they sent a pest control...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2015, 08:38 AM
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Views: 158
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
alone time when one kid never wants to be alone?

I have been big on giving the kids space, alone time etc. We are a blended family and my 2 were always used to having time to themselves a lot. Older dsd is adhd and has had little alone time as well...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
she usually gets talked to about her behavior in...

she usually gets talked to about her behavior in her room without tv or other distractions. I use her name a lot when I ask her to stop doing something, since there so many kids names usually come...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
they are all not the same. My ds is very mature...

they are all not the same. My ds is very mature for his age wisdom wise, but I think may be a late bloomer socially. He is similar to your dd in that he doesn't like immodest clothing, he has become...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-11-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
that organization seems great. I know this porn...

that organization seems great. I know this porn topic can be sensitive. I browsed the site, it is nice to see so many men part of the organization. It seems like males usually get a pass to look at...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
about 1 year in to dx for dsd. adhd, innapproipriate behavior etc.

so 7 year old is about 1 year in to her adhd diagnosis. On the whole she seems to be improving. Dp has declined any medicines to help her adhd. She has done behavior therapy hear and there, and has a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
she usually acts out by hitting, touching,...

she usually acts out by hitting, touching, getting in the face or teasing dd or older dsd, starts complaining she is hungry and crying because he won't give her a snack no matter if she has just had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
4 year old acting out when dp comes home

Dp has been coming home for lunch since it is close to our home. Lately, he has begun to avoid it because his 4 year old acts out every time he comes home. He spends most of his lunch break...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
she was evaluated for ODD and Dp said she didn't...

she was evaluated for ODD and Dp said she didn't getting marks on it. I don't know what more I can do personally. Her treatment is handled by dp and his ex even though I spend more time with her as a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-03-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
yup tom's of maine for my 9 year old too. He...

yup tom's of maine for my 9 year old too. He doesn't always need it but it is summer and hot and he has been laxing on his showers so he wears it from time to time...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-03-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
grh i just wrote a long post and it is gone... ...

grh i just wrote a long post and it is gone...

linda-no dsd is not on adhd meds. Dp is trying to avoid them. She has improved a lot this past year but i do think a lot her issues i named are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
also one issue we have that may be adhd related...

also one issue we have that may be adhd related her lack of empathy. She often gets super emotional when she is hurt but her filter for others feelings is off kilter. It is actually one of the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
this is an interesting point of view I never...

this is an interesting point of view I never thought about it like that, I think my posts are coming off in the wrong way. Dp is very big on keeping the peace, not letting others feel left out etc,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-01-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
i do think most of it is just innocent but i do...

i do think most of it is just innocent but i do have instances where i ask her to not mention things and she does anyway. Like i took her out to eat and asked her not to tell my kids (because we do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-31-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
i actually went dress shopping last weekend with...

i actually went dress shopping last weekend with dp's mom, just to try some on and tbh i don't know what i want lol. I think i need more time to decide. i was trying on 12's at the store. I did find...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-31-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
talking about the other family and general 'bragging'

Okay, I am a little ill right now so hope this doesn't sound whining etc.

Oldest dsd talks a lot about her mom's family, particularly in a bragging like fashion. I am not sure, but i don't think...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-28-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,619
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I didn't record the past 2 weigh in's because i...

I didn't record the past 2 weigh in's because i was still up but i am finally down again!

start: 179
last weigh in: 169
current week 10 : 167.2
goal: 155

I had to get over that little hump...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-24-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
i got the dress and it isn't bad, but doesn't fit...

i got the dress and it isn't bad, but doesn't fit well. I had the intention of losing weight but i don't think it would fit me well with the weight loss just because it is built for a smaller bone...
Forum: Spirituality   07-12-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Just wanted to check in and let everyone know I...

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know I have given my notice for the nursery worker job. July 26th is my last sunday. I still am not sure which way we are headed church wise as a family but...
Forum: Family Safety   07-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
a bit of both! I am going to get a larger...

a bit of both!

I am going to get a larger first aid kit for sure. J
Forum: Family Safety   07-10-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
emergency preparedness and first aid for kids?

In the past week we had 2 tornados touching down within 30 miles from my home and my dd accidentally hitting me with a sharp rock and my head gushing with blood while 4 kids watched in horror =/...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
when to unfriend on facebook

hi everyone,

a week ago i found out one of my former classmates was arrested for sexually abusing her former student and foster child. I had seen some people posting and supporting her but my gut...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
sounds like he is a more conservative person in...

sounds like he is a more conservative person in general. For him it may just be how he is raised and his viewpoint on respect and clothing attire. I am kind of a middle ground type but lean toward...
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