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Forum: Learning at School   11-20-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,934
Posted By heathernj
already understood how severe these allergies...

already understood how severe these allergies can be. It is STILL not reasonable for a parent to expect 400 other people to modify their behavior for one kid. What I said is essentially the same...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,934
Posted By heathernj
NO offense intended, but you CANNOT reasonably...

NO offense intended, but you CANNOT reasonably expect hundreds of people to change what they do for your kid. If teachers really can't have custody of an epi pen in your state, you probably need to...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,934
Posted By heathernj
I think nut free tables are a MUCH better...

I think nut free tables are a MUCH better solution. It's not right to ban something for all kids, just because some are allergic.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,545
Posted By heathernj
My kids have all still been nursing several...

My kids have all still been nursing several times a day at a year old. My MIL has been hinting about having our 5 and 6.5 year-olds visit her in MO (we live in MT), but that would mean them flying...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-25-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,050
Posted By heathernj
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tiffa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389844/dressing-baby-why-onesies#post_17459600)

Hello. I have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,386
Posted By heathernj
You have a good point.  The sleepovers I...

You have a good point.  The sleepovers I described from when I was a kid were always kids that weren't just school friends.  I grew up in the country outside of a small town (about 6000 people), so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,386
Posted By heathernj
Having one friend overnight (or spending the...

Having one friend overnight (or spending the night at a friend's house) was something we often did.  We lived in a rural area, friends weren't necessarily all that close by, and it was a convenient...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,386
Posted By heathernj
I'm an introvert, I was as a kid, too, but I...

I'm an introvert, I was as a kid, too, but I used to LOVE having sleepover parties for my birthday. The first time I had one, I was 7, and Mom had the entire Bluebird (like Brownies) troop over--15...
Forum: Family Safety   07-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,817
Posted By heathernj
I've read all the actual research (not emotional...

I've read all the actual research (not emotional hyperbole) I have been able to find on this issue.  The research says that a child between 1 and 2 is 15% safer rear-facing.  A child between birth...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,619
Posted By heathernj
I'm not sure it's even possible, unless you...

I'm not sure it's even possible, unless you picked up the fungus, and then immediately put on a pair of shoes that don't breathe.  Fungus needs a dark, damp environment.  If you want the best chance...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,619
Posted By heathernj
Can you sew?  Even a little?  They're not hard...

Can you sew?  Even a little?  They're not hard to make, at all!  Google "soft leather baby shoes pattern"  There is a lady online who sells an adult sized Robeez-type pattern. as well as a baby one.
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,619
Posted By heathernj
I would SOOO invite the friend over!  Also, the...

I would SOOO invite the friend over!  Also, the words "Mind your own business!" have become distressingly underused these days--some people just need to be reminded, sometimes.  My kids go barefoot,...
Forum: Babywearing   05-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By heathernj
I just use a plain ring sling.  I've used them...

I just use a plain ring sling.  I've used them with 2 babies so far, from birth till about age 2.  I can't recommend any particular brand, because I make my own.  My babies have been most...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,832
Posted By heathernj
I wasn't serious about anything.  By the way,...

I wasn't serious about anything.  By the way, babies digestive systems can handle meat and eggs BEFORE anything else...and they develop the enzymes to digest grains LAST.  My kids didn't get much...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-01-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,150
Posted By heathernj
Personally, I think those rules were developed...

Personally, I think those rules were developed by people who have never regularly shared their beds with their kids, and have no idea what it's really like!  Either that, or they were made up...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-28-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,323
Posted By heathernj
I've always done almost all my cooking from...

I've always done almost all my cooking from scratch, including baking, and often including bread.  A couple of years ago, for my 37th birthday, I finally bought myself a stand mixer (birthday...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-20-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,355
Posted By heathernj
At Target or Wal-Mart, you can get decent...

At Target or Wal-Mart, you can get decent quality washcloths, in a bundle of (IIRC) 18, for under $5.  I have a couple or three of these bundles, and, at our last house, tossed them into a drawer in...
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