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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,058
Posted By simonsmama
I don't know if it would work in your case, but...

I don't know if it would work in your case, but for my daughter we gave her something to chew on, they have "chewelry" out now - but I guess she just needed some oral stimulation? HTH
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By simonsmama
My DS (8) unloads the dishwasher, and I'm...

My DS (8) unloads the dishwasher, and I'm usually the one who loads it again. But DH tends to step in and do it if something has come for me (illness, depression, overly busy, etc). I feel like it's...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By simonsmama
I relate so well to this!  I tend to keep my...

I relate so well to this!  I tend to keep my journals for awhile, and then when I feel like it's time to let go of the past, or start a new chapter in my life, I shred them all. When I moved in with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By simonsmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Piglet68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390164/weaning-from-family-bed-w-asd#post_17467568)
 But...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-19-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By simonsmama
My son is very much like this. I highly...

My son is very much like this. I highly celebrated him learning to read - that has been his standby activity ever since. Still, I heard "I'm bored" a lot. Sometimes I make suggestions of what he can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By simonsmama
I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to...

I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to gently transition an ASD child from Cosleeping to their own bed? DD is six now and it's getting difficult to sleep all smushed up. I would love to put a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By simonsmama
We're just the same here. My 6 six year daughter...

We're just the same here. My 6 six year daughter has moderate autism, and LOVES to watch DVD or shows on the iPad. 
 
She doesn't like to be read to, puzzles, most toys, coloring books are just...
Forum: Learning at School   04-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,363
Posted By simonsmama
I'm super late in finding this thread!...

I'm super late in finding this thread! Hi! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif
 
My DS ( almost 8) has been homeschooled since Kindergarten, but DH and I feel maybe he needs to go to...
Forum: Mental Health   04-04-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,053
Posted By simonsmama
Quote:Originally Posted by wild...

Quote:Originally Posted by wild violet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1309115/bi-polar-sociopath-daughter/40#post_17319465)

? Will...
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By simonsmama
I'm really glad I found this thread! Both my...

I'm really glad I found this thread! Both my kids (and now me) are having similiar symptoms, and I knew that fever has an important job, but you get that pressure from other people sometimes and...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   03-26-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 496
Posted By simonsmama
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif yay, gamer mommies! DH and I both grew up playing the old nintendo games - Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, I can't even think of...
Forum: Mental Health   03-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,053
Posted By simonsmama
I thought I'd reply even though I don't know...

I thought I'd reply even though I don't know exactly know what the OP is going through. However, I was diagnosed  as bipolar at 15, and labeled borderline sociopath at 18. I have had attempted...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 41,228
Posted By simonsmama
anyone know of any sites for how to make your...

anyone know of any sites for how to make your own dread wraps or scarves? I'm also doing a No Spend Challenge, and would love to keep this low or no cost. Any Ideas there? I know I'm asking alot of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 9,154
Posted By simonsmama
1http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smil...

1http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif bought candy
2http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-18-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 41,228
Posted By simonsmama
Hi mamas. I am seriously considering going...

Hi mamas. I am seriously considering going dready. My only worry is the first weeks of the process. My question is how do you keep it looking nice and professional durring the beginning phase? I go...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 9,154
Posted By simonsmama
1http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smil...

1http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 9,154
Posted By simonsmama
1-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smi...

1-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Bought Candy
2-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By simonsmama
Hubby and I aren't sure if we'll have anymore...

Hubby and I aren't sure if we'll have anymore kids so we established a time limit on the baby stuff - 5 years. When the kid is 5 years old and we don't have a baby to pass the stuff onto, it goes...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By simonsmama
I don't have any personal experience, but I've...

I don't have any personal experience, but I've heard alot of good things about closetmaid.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 9,154
Posted By simonsmama
1-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smi...

1-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Cadbury Caramel eggs
2-http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,021
Posted By simonsmama
- Introduce yourself I'm Ashley, A SAHM to two...

- Introduce yourself
I'm Ashley, A SAHM to two preschoolers, and wife to a great hubby.

- what brought you to this place?
realizing that stuff isn't making me happy like I thought it would.
...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By simonsmama
My son will start Kindergarten this year so this...

My son will start Kindergarten this year so this is all new to me. Where do ya'll find your recycled notebooks, folders, etc for school? Any suggestions are appreciated.
TIA!
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By simonsmama
Sounds like you have lots of great suggestions...

Sounds like you have lots of great suggestions already. I think the main thing is just being more mindful when you buy things. Really think about the packaging, and whether its recycleable(sp?), or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,951
Posted By simonsmama
DH grew up lower middle class. His parents had...

DH grew up lower middle class. His parents had him young, and so didn't have alot of money, but he never wanted for anything. I grew up lower class (raised by my grandma). We couldn't afford alot of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 9,154
Posted By simonsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15262931)
Never too late to join! Welcome!
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