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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,236
Posted By Callimom
30 months plus 54 months (tandem with the...

30 months plus
54 months (tandem with the twins and 26 of those nursing three)
and another 26 nursing just one
 
so that's 110 months total
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-02-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Callimom
I think you are very generous with your time and...

I think you are very generous with your time and your food. I'm sure your daughter is learning some wonderful lessons from you.
With respect to this particular situation, I'd set up certain days or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Callimom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Twinning002 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353070/twinning-not-winning#post_16978142)

I could really...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-29-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,726
Posted By Callimom
While I think this is probably common, I'm not...

While I think this is probably common, I'm not sure it is developmentally appropriate. It's not something I personally  would just sit back and do nothing about and so I understand the urge to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-27-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By Callimom
Oh mama it sounds like you are in a tough spot. ...

Oh mama it sounds like you are in a tough spot.
Gently, I would leave the big questions about discipline aside for the very short term and move to streamlining your life and getting some support so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Callimom
It's for a group co-op event so the kids come...

It's for a group co-op event so the kids come from a variety of backgrounds and world views. The goal is to make the kids more aware of the role consumerism plays in their daily lives, and how it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Callimom
I haven't read all the responses so I'm sorry if...

I haven't read all the responses so I'm sorry if I am repeating something.
I think you need to take a more proactive approach, both the creating a safe space and towards discipline. Relying on...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Callimom
Hi everyone   I'm looking for some...

Hi everyone
 
I'm looking for some suggestions for activities I can do with small groups of mixed aged kids (ages 5-12ish) on the topic of consumerism.
 
Does anyone have any suggestions or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Callimom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1347873/useful-words-coined-by-your-kids#post_16914256)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By Callimom
Hi   Some friends and I are looking at...

Hi
 
Some friends and I are looking at starting a teen social/enrichment co-op and possibly some academic programming. I am looking for ideas of the sorts of activities that your homeschool group...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Callimom
I don't know how old your kids are and I think...

I don't know how old your kids are and I think that makes a huge difference.
 
I am not a neat freak at all. I find staying on top of things a challenge but we have hit on a system that seems to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Callimom
You might want to read some of the posts on the...

You might want to read some of the posts on the Camp Creek Blog http://www.whiteoakschool.com/
She is reggio inspired if not hardcore reggio.
 
You could also check out some of the ideas at ...
Forum: Parenting   03-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By Callimom
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Quote:Originally Posted by Butterflykate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Callimom
14) shepherd's pie 15) crockpot ginger orange...

14) shepherd's pie
15) crockpot ginger orange chicken, rice, broc, spinach salad with apples and pears
16) homemade veggie pizza (it's our Friday tradition)
17) pasta with tomato sauce (we are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 790
Posted By Callimom
We have matching everyday (and I need another...

We have matching everyday (and I need another set of them as we have lost some and we are entertaining more now).  I also have my grandmother's silver.
 
I do have some random mismatched silver...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Callimom
I think that there are things you can do to help...

I think that there are things you can do to help him learn these skills.
It sounds like there are a few areas you are concern about. For personal space you can teach him the "cultural standard" of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Callimom
If you don't want to be confrontational, you...

If you don't want to be confrontational, you could try the "Why do you ask" approach.  When he says "Can you count to 20?" just ask him why he's asking. He'll either realize he's being rude or he'll...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Callimom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by 7thDaughter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346817/pregnant-17-yo-church-community#post_16898479)
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,681
Posted By Callimom
Some great ideas already. Here are a couple...

Some great ideas already.
Here are a couple more:
 
Bring the world to you.
Join postcard swaps, ATC swaps, craft/nature swaps, country swaps. Find penpals. Invite interesting people to dinner....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,245
Posted By Callimom
Here's our plan for the next little while. I...

Here's our plan for the next little while. I have a well stocked pantry and freezer and I am hoping to get buy without buying anything but fresh fruit and veggies, eggs, dairy and any super deals...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By Callimom
Does he have friends and interests?  Have you...

Does he have friends and interests?  Have you talked to him about depression?  I'd maybe start with a trip to the family doctor for a discussion about that. If he's loosing interest, can't focus,...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By Callimom
My kids can all do grandparents (13, 10, 10 and...

My kids can all do grandparents (13, 10, 10 and 8) for close to a week. My oldest daughter (10) probably could do camp but because of medical reasons it's just not an option.   My 13 year old could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,595
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,595
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By Callimom
Here's mine. We usually determine Saturday and...

Here's mine.
We usually determine Saturday and Sunday based on what is on sale the flyers and whether we are entertaining. One night we typically do a roast chicken or pork or a big pasta dish
 ...
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