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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By lilyrn11
I agree with you. Had to turn off the radio in...

I agree with you. Had to turn off the radio in the car because Katy Perry's song Last Friday Night came on. Some of the material is just so inappropriate. I really do not my soon to be eight year...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By lilyrn11
How about the library? Our local library has...

How about the library? Our local library has "game day". They have all kinds of board games for the children. They could check out books and read the books they chose. We have a tent set up in our...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,553
Posted By lilyrn11
I work nights so in the mornings when I come...

I work nights so in the mornings when I come home I am exhausted and I need a few hours of sleep. I feed my 12 month old breakfast and then nurse him. I then go into my tent I have set up in my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-12-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,817
Posted By lilyrn11
From my experience taking care of the amount of...

From my experience taking care of the amount of near drowning victims that come into our hospital. I will never allow any member of my family to swim alone or my children to be unsupervised in the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-11-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By lilyrn11
So I just wanted to share. I had some difficulty...

So I just wanted to share. I had some difficulty motivating my 7 year old to do school work over the summer vacation. We had a rough end of the year at her school and she was feeling really negative...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By lilyrn11
How funny! I bought this for my son a few weeks...

How funny! I bought this for my son a few weeks ago. I laminated one page so I make copies. I bought a three ring binder and punched holes in the copies. I let him decorate his journal binder. He...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-22-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By lilyrn11
I breastfed my older two children until they...

I breastfed my older two children until they were 2.5 years. My baby will be 1 in a few days. I am really shocked about how many people are horrified that I am "still nursing" and their comments. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By lilyrn11
I am sorry. That really is so rude. I always try...

I am sorry. That really is so rude. I always try to rsvp right away. This is why I only do family birthday parties for the kids and then if they want they can have a playdate with one of their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By lilyrn11
Tantrum triggers at our house are usually 1....

Tantrum triggers at our house are usually
1. hunger (my kids are grazers-they probably eat about 6-8 small meals a day)
2. boredom (sometimes they feel "lost" and complain they "have nothing to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,566
Posted By lilyrn11
Well I know this will probably sound odd. We...

Well I know this will probably sound odd. We have our own pool in our fenced in back yard. Tall ficus trees surround our whole backyard property also. Now this being said our kids (7 and 5)  love to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By lilyrn11
Head phones and a CD (my five year loves Raffi) ...

Head phones and a CD (my five year loves Raffi)
CD audio books
Leapster
He loves "I spy"
coloring books/crayons
travel pillow for his neck so he can sleep comfortably
different snacks I let...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By lilyrn11
My daughter (7) started ballet last year. This...

My daughter (7) started ballet last year. This was her first experience in a dance class. The studio was brand new. I really liked the owner and my daughter's ballet teacher seemed very friendly. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By lilyrn11
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! We do...

Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! We do have a pool so we have been swimming together. We went to the craft store and we are going to take a class together on how to make jewerly. We went out...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-11-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By lilyrn11
Thank you all so much for the advice. I will...

Thank you all so much for the advice. I will back off a bit with the schooling and enjoy my time with her. I think honestly we could both use the break. I did buy a brain quest work book for her but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By lilyrn11
Thank you zebra15. I appreciate your response. I...

Thank you zebra15. I appreciate your response. I will try that. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By lilyrn11
Any ideas of some bonding activites I can do...

Any ideas of some bonding activites I can do with my soon to be 8 year old daughter? We have done a "girls day" of shopping and pedicures and lunch but that gets expensive and I feel like we aren't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By lilyrn11
I am taking my seven year old daughter out of...

I am taking my seven year old daughter out of public school. I will also be doing the same with my son who will be starting kindergarten. I am unhappy with the public school she went to and I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-01-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By lilyrn11
Oh that is cool! Nice to have someone in the...

Oh that is cool! Nice to have someone in the same boat. I am Rachel by the way. I am excited to get the materials! Have you had experience homeschooling?
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-31-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By lilyrn11
Hi is anyone doing the k12 curriculum? We will...

Hi is anyone doing the k12 curriculum? We will start the program in August. I have not educated the kids at home before so I am a little nervous. I have heard both good and bad things about the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-23-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,387
Posted By lilyrn11
The first thought that came to mind was "is she...

The first thought that came to mind was "is she diabetic?" Diabetics have a distinctive odor when their blood sugar is not being controlled. I would definitely take her to get a physical with her...
Forum: June 2011   06-18-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By lilyrn11
Thanks ladies that made me feel so much better....

Thanks ladies that made me feel so much better. I went to my midwife and she said I'm 2cm dilated. I have been vomiting and having diarrhea. She thinks I have the flu. Got sent home with a script...
Forum: June 2011   06-17-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By lilyrn11
I'm due June 23. Excited and happy that my...

I'm due June 23. Excited and happy that my little one will be here soon but totally overwhelmed and almost always on the verge of tears. I just went on maternity leave yesterday from my...
Forum: June 2011   05-07-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 5,228
Posted By lilyrn11
I'm due June 23. I went late with my two babies...

I'm due June 23. I went late with my two babies before so I have it in my head that we will have an extra week despite that my OB thinks I will come early. We will see who is right. ; )
 
Forum: June 2011   05-07-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By lilyrn11
I haven't posted much. Been busy with my little...

I haven't posted much. Been busy with my little ones and work. Still working full time 12 hour night shifts in the ER as a RN. Its getting more difficult. I actually have four days in a row starting...
Forum: June 2011   12-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By lilyrn11
I have decided that my mom and my husband will...

I have decided that my mom and my husband will be there. Everyone else can wait to see the baby after the birth.
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