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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By mama2mygirl
It looks like we'll be moving this summer. We...

It looks like we'll be moving this summer. We live in the Bay Area and have a really active homeschooling community.  Anyone know of any groups in Santa Barbara County?
Forum: Babywearing   12-07-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By mama2mygirl
For my 5 lb preterm baby I used a Moby a lot and...

For my 5 lb preterm baby I used a Moby a lot and a sling much less. If I remember correctly, the danger with a preemie in a sling is that the baby's head and neck with make a sort of C shape and the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By mama2mygirl
I have a fifth grader who is very extraverted...

I have a fifth grader who is very extraverted and we homeschool. I am very introverted and one thing I wish I had done earlier is just tell her that I need time to myself. When I try to do social...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-18-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,169
Posted By mama2mygirl
LOL. I looked at the date and realized that my...

LOL. I looked at the date and realized that my oldest daughter was a newborn when this thread started.  Funny to think of. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-14-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By mama2mygirl
My daughter really likes "The Care and Keeping...

My daughter really likes "The Care and Keeping of You."  My daughter read it for the first time last fall when she was nine.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By mama2mygirl
Hmm. About 9-10 hours a day.

Hmm. About 9-10 hours a day.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By mama2mygirl
We've always talked about the Spirit of Santa in...

We've always talked about the Spirit of Santa in our house.  My oldest dd, also a 10 year old 5th grader, still "believes" but it is decision she has made. She has also helped me pick out gifts that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By mama2mygirl
That is so unbelievably ugly. I'm sorry for you,...

That is so unbelievably ugly. I'm sorry for you, your kids who had to hear this and, most of all, for that poor little girl.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By mama2mygirl
The hiding the leotard would really bother me....

The hiding the leotard would really bother me. My 10-year-old hasn't done anything quite like this but if she did I would talk to her about our relationship and how important honesty is.
I agree...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-11-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By mama2mygirl
My daughter is ten and her friend, 11, just...

My daughter is ten and her friend, 11, just started a My Little Pony club. They also play with American Girl.  I also love it.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,038
Posted By mama2mygirl
I joined in 03 when my oldest was a baby. Crazy...

I joined in 03 when my oldest was a baby. Crazy how it seems like it was such a long time ago and also like it was just yesterday.
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,269
Posted By mama2mygirl
No, moms who work do NOT do the same work as a...

No, moms who work do NOT do the same work as a stay at home mom and their job. I don't care what their job is. Their nanny or their babysitter cares for the children. That's why they pay...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-21-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By mama2mygirl
 My four year old wears a nighttime pull up to...

 My four year old wears a nighttime pull up to bed. 21 come in a pack. That's eight or nine dollars for three weeks.  I just bought a cup of coffee and a danish for five bucks so nine dollars for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By mama2mygirl
I wouldn't do a scooter or a wagon for San...

I wouldn't do a scooter or a wagon for San Francisco. The wagon would be a giant pain and there won't be a lot of space for scootering. I'd worry about the traffic. I don't think it's at all weird...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,377
Posted By mama2mygirl
No, I don't force my girls to eat. The first...

No, I don't force my girls to eat.
The first thing I would stop doing is asking them what they want. And then I would brace myself for major resistance.(Because who would want to go from having a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By mama2mygirl
I think that you should take a break from the...

I think that you should take a break from the friendship. My daughter and I used to spend time with a family where she would get hit or have her toys taken away and the mom never did anything. She...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-19-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,434
Posted By mama2mygirl
I let my daughter decide for herself. She read...

I let my daughter decide for herself. She read the first three at age 6 and then just reread them over and over until this year, fourth grade, where she read the fourth one last Wednesday. She's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By mama2mygirl
The Care and Keeping of You 2 just came out. I...

The Care and Keeping of You 2 just came out. I just got it for my daughter and she really likes it. She also likes the first one.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-26-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By mama2mygirl
I love my crockpot.  I homeschool my oldest...

I love my crockpot.  I homeschool my oldest daughter and have a toddler and we are out and about a lot so I use the crockpot often. Also, our budget is super tight.  I like to make soups a lot. I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-26-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,624
Posted By mama2mygirl
Tonight we were supposed to have lentil soup. I...

Tonight we were supposed to have lentil soup. I got eight pounds of organic heirloom tomatoes for two dollars at our local produce store! Yay us! They were mushy but I made soup with them so it...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-21-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,173
Posted By mama2mygirl
I would go to the ER and say that I was pregnant...

I would go to the ER and say that I was pregnant and having really intense cramping.  With dd2 it looked like I was miscarrying really early, like five or six weeks, and they did an ultra sound....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-14-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By mama2mygirl
Yes, September should be nice an summery. BUT it...

Yes, September should be nice an summery. BUT it is the Bay Area, so you never can tell.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By mama2mygirl
My dd is 8 and I have a young  toddler.  Our...

My dd is 8 and I have a young  toddler.  Our books live in a book basket in our apartment's entryway. It's a great system about not losing books. Our problem is when we get really busy and forget to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-01-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By mama2mygirl
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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,658
Posted By mama2mygirl
I am getting a little frustrated. I started this...

I am getting a little frustrated. I started this thread to talk about something.
I am NOT talking about eight year old who are going through puberty. An eight year old going through puberty is a...
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