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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By mamalisa
I think that sadly, your experience is more...

I think that sadly, your experience is more common than anyone would like to believe. I've had a few uncomfortable instances and I live a pretty sheltered life. But I've been cornered coming out of...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By mamalisa
I would go into the room for the routine stuff,...

I would go into the room for the routine stuff, but then leave for the exam. I have no issue with my kids being left alone with our family dr, it would depend on how my kid felt. Dh has gone with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By mamalisa
Facebook?

Facebook?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By mamalisa
The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives...

The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives me up the wall. We were carrying in groceries and I asked her to carry a bag with a loaf of bread. "I never carry things" "this is too heavy" "I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By mamalisa
Our school has done two things that make our...

Our school has done two things that make our lunchroom flow much more smoothly. First we staggered lunches. We are a k-5 so we have two classes come in for lunch at the same time. K and 2, 1 and 3...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by Red...

Quote:Originally Posted by Red Pajama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 706
Posted By mamalisa
Mine are at school :) But my 5 year old friend...

Mine are at school :)
But my 5 year old friend is playing play dough and my baby friend is dozing in the swing.  
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mamalisa
We have a family practice dr.  We all see him,...

We have a family practice dr.  We all see him, which can be very helpful at times.  Like when one kid gets diagnosed with pinkeye, the rest of us don't have to go in if we show symptoms, he will...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,295
Posted By mamalisa
Got my 13 year old out the door at 710 Daycare...

Got my 13 year old out the door at 710
Daycare baby dropped off at 720
Woke up 8 year old at 740
Daycare kid dropped off at 810
Took daycare kid to school at 850
Ran errands, fed baby, drove...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By mamalisa
As a fellow sports mom (travel baseball,...

As a fellow sports mom (travel baseball, football and wrestling) it is my son's FULL responsibility to report injuries to me, his dad or a coach immediately.  Especially head injuries.  We went...
Forum: Montessori   04-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By mamalisa
Can you get shoes that are easier for him to put...

Can you get shoes that are easier for him to put on himself?  I think they are hideous, but Crocs makes warm and cold weather shoes that most kids can get on by themselves.  Mark his shoes for left...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,033
Posted By mamalisa
When dh's grandma, who he absolutely worshipped,...

When dh's grandma, who he absolutely worshipped, died, my mil acted like a huge jackass. Grandma didn't have any money, neither did anyone else in the family.  That was fine, we had just sold our...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 424
Posted By mamalisa
I go because it's the only place to sit and chat...

I go because it's the only place to sit and chat in town.  There's a small coffee place, but I think an entire office works out of there so there is never anywhere to sit.  I get a chai, hot or...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-31-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,989
Posted By mamalisa
I'm so sorry.  You found your way once before...

I'm so sorry.  You found your way once before and you'll do it again.  It's not fair that you have to start over :(  Take care of yourself.  
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommyhood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By mamalisa
Can he take the long way home?  Get an extra 15...

Can he take the long way home?  Get an extra 15 minutes in the car to unwind?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398775/12-year-old-boy-is-weepy-causes/20#post_17590781)
  ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By mamalisa
I have a 13 year old who is brilliant (really, I...

I have a 13 year old who is brilliant (really, I have the numbers from testing right here!) and he is the laziest person I've ever met when it comes to school work.  He works hard at everything else...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 967
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by odalisque http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396955/do-you-wear-make-up/20#post_17568019)
 I wear makeup and...
Forum: Parenting   03-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By mamalisa
Ds was 9 when we started letting him walk to the...

Ds was 9 when we started letting him walk to the gas station or park without an adult.  He usually went with friends, but occasionally went alone.  He's a big picture kind of kid and very safety...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By mamalisa
Ugh, I've been there, got the tshirt.  My dh's...

Ugh, I've been there, got the tshirt.  My dh's sister lived with us when she was in her early 20s.  I insisted that she move in with us so she could get away from her crazy parents.
 
I was...
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By mamalisa
My second is 8 and I still don't know what I am...

My second is 8 and I still don't know what I am doing with her.
 
Ds, EASY.  Easy pregnancy, easy birth, healthy, happy go lucky, nursed great, ate great, slept great, loved EVERYONE.  When he was...
Forum: Parenting   03-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By mamalisa
My dad texts with ds, uses kik with dd and aol...

My dad texts with ds, uses kik with dd and aol instant messenger with both of them if they happen to be on my computer.  Occasionally they will call him, but they aren't of the generation that uses...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By mamalisa
I have a friend who I've only known as a parent....

I have a friend who I've only known as a parent. But when I talked to her ex once he described a completely different person. He wasn't being malicious, but he explained that most of the reason for...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,636
Posted By mamalisa
On thing I've learned if you're going to have...

On thing I've learned if you're going to have big bins of anything (Lego, Playmobil) lay out a sheet for them to dump it on. That way when it's time to clean up you just gather the corners and dump...
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