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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By webjefita
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By webjefita
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
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: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,576
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,576
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,895
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
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: Gardening   05-07-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
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   07-23-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
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   04-28-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
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, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
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.
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,805
Posted By webjefita
Quote: Originally Posted by jrose_lee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrose_lee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14567123)
Hey! I'm looking for everyone's thoughts on...
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,805
Posted By webjefita
Quote: I could not fill my day with 'taking...

Quote:
I could not fill my day with 'taking care of the house' even if I wanted to... do other people really spend their days doing chores and projects and 'adult things', etc, day after day?
I'll...
Forum: Parenting   03-03-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 65,805
Posted By webjefita
Quote: Originally Posted by BabyHaysMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyHaysMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14777653)
I'm sure this has been addressed in this...
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