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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By bellona
Ok, I have three children, ages almost 2, almost...

Ok, I have three children, ages almost 2, almost 5 and 6 1/2. When they were infants there was no bedtime, just gentle encouragement to sleep at night and play during the day (yk, I was more...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By bellona
I can certainly sympathize with the rest of you...

I can certainly sympathize with the rest of you with questioning kids. My ds is the grand inquisitor http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif . A typical conversation might go...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-25-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By bellona
I'm not willing to put them in school for the...

I'm not willing to put them in school for the semester. That seems silly to me because my class has two parts - one part meets either two days a week for 45 minutes or one day a week for 2 hours,...
Forum: Pets   07-24-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By bellona
My cat had kittens (when we rescued her she was...

My cat had kittens (when we rescued her she was pg). She was still nursing them at 12 weeks when we had to get rid of them all.

Here's how I got rid of them - I stubbornly refused to listen to...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-24-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By bellona
Thanks for the replies. I just finally...

Thanks for the replies.

I just finally heard back from my sd and she's changed her mind. I'm sure her mom had something to do with it, but I'm not going to dwell. I'm signing up for the class and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,154
Posted By bellona
I don't like that phrase either...and the one...

I don't like that phrase either...and the one time I heard dh use it with ds came right back "ya, but I want to know WHY you said so!" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif My...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By bellona
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I know that's got to be hard. I'm sure that with time, things will get easier...the most important tool I have in disciplining my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By bellona
I was just on the phone with my grandmother -...

I was just on the phone with my grandmother - and I should mention that I do not talk parenting with her because she was harsh with her kids and regrets it so I don't want to rub salt in an open...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-22-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,902
Posted By bellona
I lost the paper I had written everything down...

I lost the paper I had written everything down on for the last day. I blame it on MDC for being down so long http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

It was about 200...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By bellona
My dd loves her high heels and dresses up with...

My dd loves her high heels and dresses up with them alot...but then she loves all her dress up stuff.

Both my ds like the shoes as well http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By bellona
This is one of the reasons I am so glad that I...

This is one of the reasons I am so glad that I don't have to put my kids in daycare. I don't mean offense to anyone that does have to or chooses to...I'm sure there are some good ones...but I've had...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-21-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By bellona
I have a friend who has some issues in her...

I have a friend who has some issues in her relationship. I love her dearly, and I hate to see her in pain, but there's gotta be something that I can do for her other than listen to her rant and rave...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-21-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By bellona
It bothers me to throw away food as well. I've...

It bothers me to throw away food as well. I've found I cut down on this by giving my kids very small servings (but usually alot of them as they eat more when only given a little at a time) and...
Forum: Pets   07-21-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By bellona
I'm not a big "dog person". In fact I'm kind of...

I'm not a big "dog person". In fact I'm kind of scared of them after a run in I had as a small child. But I'm getting better. I have a friend who has a HUGE great dane...the dog just needs to look...
Forum: Women's Health   07-21-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,241
Posted By bellona
Here's an update : We have been trying the diet...

Here's an update : We have been trying the diet stuff, although, honestly their diet hasn't changed much. They eat pretty well to begin with, and alot of the red and orange veggies ds#2 loves, but...
Forum: Pets   07-21-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By bellona
I don't have dogs, so take this how you will,...

I don't have dogs, so take this how you will, but I have two animals who have shown signs of aggressive behavior with my kids and we kept them...although my first reaction was to get them new homes...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-20-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By bellona
We've tried the alternate flooring and...

We've tried the alternate flooring and rugs...but because the tile is layed directly on unsealed cement, it leaks. Not a huge deal, it just means that our floors are a little damp on humid days. But...
Forum: Dental   07-20-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By bellona
Dental is something I just recently started...

Dental is something I just recently started reading up on...so I'm a little behind http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif . But yesterday my kids had an appointment and...
Forum: Activism and News   07-15-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,360
Posted By bellona
Yuck...

Yuck http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

I read this book (you can view it online) because I couldn't believe that they would actually say some of the stuff I've...
Forum: Dads   07-15-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,139
Posted By bellona
Maybe I didn't read the thread thoroughly, but...

Maybe I didn't read the thread thoroughly, but is it clear the age of the kids outside alone? My step daughter goes outside alone all the time...but she's 18...
Forum: Lactivism   07-15-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,675
Posted By bellona
I like the idea of the commercials, but I do...

I like the idea of the commercials, but I do understand how they can make people feel bad. I ff for my first two...this was before I knew anything about anything mainstream and thought it was a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-14-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By bellona
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:

Dh has two chairs that he WILL NOT part with that used to belong to his grandparents...the problem is one is a very obnoxious pink,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-14-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,902
Posted By bellona
I totally want to make it to 2000....maybe 2500...

I totally want to make it to 2000....maybe 2500 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gardening   07-14-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By bellona
The biggest one has grown 2 1/2 inches since I...

The biggest one has grown 2 1/2 inches since I first posted. So, that's 2 1/2 inches in roughly 12 hours!!!!!!!...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-14-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,902
Posted By bellona
My kids don't need naps...well, I think they do,...

My kids don't need naps...well, I think they do, they don't...and they win http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif , they don't need breaks, and if you buy a watermellon they're...
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