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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By webjefita
Well, this week I have introduced him to chess...

Well, this week I have introduced him to chess and am relieved that he also finds this a fun challenge. We will continue to go to Pokemon league, but it doesn't seem to be the all-encompassing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By webjefita
Yes, I play the game with them, and I'm already...

Yes, I play the game with them, and I'm already a regular reader of sixprizes, just so I can have stuff to say to them and they're like, "Wow, mama, that's cool" LOL
 
I guess it was good for me...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By webjefita
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By webjefita
don't know what happened there.   I think #4...

don't know what happened there.
 
I think #4 will help me think about this issue and whether other things are getting sacrificed for Pokemon.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By webjefita
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By webjefita
Well as far as the materialistic aspect, I...

Well as far as the materialistic aspect, I encourage them to play (you only need 60 cards in order to play) and not collect. They now have enough cards that they should be able to trade for any...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By webjefita
I often wish my hubby would act a little like he...

I often wish my hubby would act a little like he did when we were dating. I'm sure I do complain about it sometimes, but mostly I try to keep it to myself or figure out what I can do. It helps now...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,576
Posted By webjefita
I don't think this is AT ALL hormonal. I think...

I don't think this is AT ALL hormonal. I think it's habit, pretty much everything is. If they try something once, and get away with it, or see that mom and dad are not serious, they may feel it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,576
Posted By webjefita
I'm responding to your OP without reading the...

I'm responding to your OP without reading the responses. My boys also have a "morning list" and "bedtime list" hung up in their room. I've had the idea for awhile and now have instituted a new rule...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,213
Posted By webjefita
Yes we use the handmade hula hoops that are...

Yes we use the handmade hula hoops that are heavier and they are much easier to use, more fun, and last forever.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By webjefita
Cynthia Rylant Gail Gibbons Jane Moncure...

Cynthia Rylant
Gail Gibbons
Jane Moncure (Magic Castle Readers)
Margaret Wise Brown (The Important Book)
Alexandra Day (Carl books -- wordless)
Tomie dePaola
Mitsumasa Anno


These are all...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By webjefita
Our kids listen to my music and my husband's...

Our kids listen to my music and my husband's music. I love introducing them to stuff, whether it's Selena or Michael Jackson or The Band Perry or Alabama. We mostly listen to latin music, old and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By webjefita
Activities for camping? I always think of...

Activities for camping? I always think of camping as the perfect time for them to come up with their own activities. We usually take a box or bag of toys and books that goes untouched. There are too...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By webjefita
My son (9) has been really, really, into the...

My son (9) has been really, really, into the Pokemon TCG for about a year now. It has waned once, but it is his main interest. He usually only has one, and he will live and breathe it for however...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-26-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By webjefita
Is he a firstborn or only child? I'm just...

Is he a firstborn or only child? I'm just curious, because I have been noticing that a lot of firsts and onlies have these similarities. My oldest (now 9) had a *lot* of similar quirks and was not...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-02-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 923
Posted By webjefita
From the OP, I think you are expecting too much...

From the OP, I think you are expecting too much of him. I know it's hard, you want him to be there, he doesn't want to be where you want him to be. I am married to an introvert (took me years to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-02-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By webjefita
I think everything you wrote is normal. I think...

I think everything you wrote is normal. I think we all yearn for newness and variety continually throughout life. I absolutely love to plan little family trips to (not far away) places I've never...
Forum: Gardening   05-07-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By webjefita
We build a 4 x 4 SFG with one 10" x 16' foot...

We build a 4 x 4 SFG with one 10" x 16' foot long pine board from Lowe's, I think it costs $16. We have done many SFGs this way. I put weed fabric down on the bottom--I buy top quality fabric,...
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By webjefita
I would leave them in the raised bed and not...

I would leave them in the raised bed and not move them. They will continue to send out runners and take over, even get in your lawn if there is grass next to them.

You can leave the runners and...
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By webjefita
I am in Indiana, zone 5, and this is the info I...

I am in Indiana, zone 5, and this is the info I found online:

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/fallgarden.html

Hardy Vegetables
(tolerates hard frost)
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage...
Forum: Gardening   07-22-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By webjefita
Ooh, pretty garden! Thanks for the reply. I am...

Ooh, pretty garden! Thanks for the reply. I am going to Lowe's on Saturday so I will have to wait a couple more days.
Forum: Gardening   07-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By webjefita
I know it's late but I think it's not too late...

I know it's late but I think it's not too late to build one of these, like, today!

Any suggestions for what to use for the poles? I'd like it to be permanent for next year, too. I want to find...
Forum: Family Planning   06-07-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By webjefita
My children are all about 3 years apart. I love...

My children are all about 3 years apart. I love it that way. First of all, each of them got to breastfeed for 2.5 years before my milk ran out mid-pregnancy. My kids are not jealous of each other,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By webjefita
My son is like this. If he is doing *anything*,...

My son is like this. If he is doing *anything*, it's very hard/impossible for me to call out to him or talk to him and expect him to hear me. He also tunes me out a ton when I am just telling him to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-02-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By webjefita
the baby bjorn potties have a little "bump" in...

the baby bjorn potties have a little "bump" in the front, it's smooth, but it kind of helps them sit up.
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