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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-03-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Rio Mama
When I was pregnant with our first, my husband...

When I was pregnant with our first, my husband ordered something from a bedwetting site. Basically, it was a big, washable mattress cover. He also got some of the smaller area-sized waterproof on...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-12-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 917
Posted By Rio Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by CanidFL...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CanidFL http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13050776)
I keep thinking about this thread because I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Rio Mama
I don't have twins, but my son is friends with a...

I don't have twins, but my son is friends with a twin and was recently invited to their 7th birthday party. I got them a joint present that was almost twice as much as I would typically spend on a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-24-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 684
Posted By Rio Mama
1. He makes me omelets on the weekends. 2. He...

1. He makes me omelets on the weekends.
2. He tells me that I'm beautiful.
3. He blows my mind regularly (in a good way, and not just physically).
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-24-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,973
Posted By Rio Mama
Hurray for hapas! My husband is hapa, so does...

Hurray for hapas! My husband is hapa, so does that make our boys hapa hapa?
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,348
Posted By Rio Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by Two Spunky Monkeys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Two Spunky Monkeys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12435042)
I am a home daycare provider.
...
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,495
Posted By Rio Mama
If you give a kid a root beer, he's going to ask...

If you give a kid a root beer, he's going to ask for a straw. When you give him the straw, he'll probably want to blow the paper off. When he blows the paper off, it'll probably fly into someone's...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-12-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,186
Posted By Rio Mama
Quote: Originally Posted by syn_ack89...

Quote:
Originally Posted by syn_ack89 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11897919)
There is new case law that basically states...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-29-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Rio Mama
My baby is 25 months old. I was really ready for...

My baby is 25 months old. I was really ready for this. It was a gradual process. He hasn't had any since last week, and has been satisfied with cuddles since then. I have no desire to return to the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-17-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,018
Posted By Rio Mama
I dress my boys in dark colored, quick-dry...

I dress my boys in dark colored, quick-dry pants. Dark colors so the dirt doesn't show b/c the dirt comes fast & furious & I hate constantly changing them into new clothes. Quick-dry for the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Rio Mama
I had the same exact problem, so this year for...

I had the same exact problem, so this year for first grade I'm going to compare some Levi's and the Target brand jeans. I had bought him a bunch of elastic waist, light-weight stuff that got holes...
Forum: Dads   07-16-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,107
Posted By Rio Mama
If you're a hardcore whitewater rafter, I...

If you're a hardcore whitewater rafter, I strongly suggest finding a class I river with one or two class II rapids nearby & take your family with you. Cut back on the class V somewhat and teach that...
Forum: Learning at School   05-20-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By Rio Mama
We're encouraged to volunteer in my son's...

We're encouraged to volunteer in my son's classroom. In fact, we're required to put in a certain number of hours per year, though not necessarily in the classroom. The half hour per week I've spent...
Forum: Learning at School   05-20-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Rio Mama
I second the critical thinking skills and love...

I second the critical thinking skills and love of learning. I am so dismayed by the emphasis on testing and test scores in my local public school system.

I also want them to be taught some...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-24-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,201
Posted By Rio Mama
I'd be super duper pissed.

I'd be super duper pissed.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 0
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Views: 139
Posted By Rio Mama
What's up with my 18 mo? Everything is "mine!"...

What's up with my 18 mo? Everything is "mine!" Especially if it's actually big brother's. He's not like this at daycare with his 8 toddler buddies. He even wakes up with nightmares saying "mine!"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By Rio Mama
Mine didn't sleep well until he was 3. Or was it...

Mine didn't sleep well until he was 3. Or was it 4? He's 5 now, and he sleeps pretty well.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-18-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By Rio Mama
Why do you ask? (Sorry, couldn't help...

Why do you ask?

(Sorry, couldn't help myself.)


Oftentimes we'll get to "I don't know" fairly quickly, especially if I'm driving.

I remember there was a period of time where it just seemed...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-18-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 257
Posted By Rio Mama
My guy reads to our older son every night,...

My guy reads to our older son every night, oftentimes up to an hour. He's funny and charming and finds great friends for us. And he makes me very happy. On multiple levels.
Forum: Parenting   01-17-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,642
Posted By Rio Mama
My 1yo has 1 pair of shoes in his size. My 5yo...

My 1yo has 1 pair of shoes in his size. My 5yo has 3 b/c he's a good negotiator.

I tend to think 2 pairs is a good number if a kid is running through the mud/ potty training/ whatever messy thing...
Forum: Parenting   01-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,427
Posted By Rio Mama
That's awesome! Gotta find where I put that...

That's awesome! Gotta find where I put that pedometer...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Rio Mama
My boys are the same ages as yours are, and...

My boys are the same ages as yours are, and we've been going through a lot of this lately, too. My older one just grew an inch in about 3 weeks, so I think that's part of his problem. I've been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Rio Mama
My 5yo is a dawdler, too. I've recently...

My 5yo is a dawdler, too. I've recently recognized this and started serving him dinner 15 min before my husband & I sit down. (It helps that he prefers his veggies frozen rather than cooked.)
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,012
Posted By Rio Mama
Good luck with the party and your future...

Good luck with the party and your future dealings with her.

The comment about looking at it from a guy's perspective is intriguing. I think oftentimes my MIL thinks I'm rude b/c when asked a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Rio Mama
My son and his best friend are kindergarteners....

My son and his best friend are kindergarteners. They go to a smallish private school with onsite aftercare where they mingle with kids from K-8 for a couple of hours each day.

Apparently, last...
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