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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By spklvr
My husband and I are gamers ourselves, so this is...

My husband and I are gamers ourselves, so this is something we debate often too. It’s interesting to see other parents’ opinions. We enjoy playing games with our daughter, both video games and board...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By spklvr
I feel like this is a bit dangerous to say, but...

I feel like this is a bit dangerous to say, but I’ve stopped listening to others as much. I still think it’s important to seek out information and advice from people who have more experience than...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By spklvr
Exposing your pets gradually to the smell and the...

Exposing your pets gradually to the smell and the sound of your baby is important. Keep them somewhat apart until you feel your pet is comfortable. And of course never leave them unsupervised...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By spklvr
I agree that my reply to her went off on a...

I agree that my reply to her went off on a tangent that was pretty unrelated to what she said. I blame being a little tired and just how the very idea of living the life it appears she’s living from...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By spklvr
My husband and I shouldn’t be anyone’s role...

My husband and I shouldn’t be anyone’s role models in this regard, but at least we’re happy and relaxed. Much more than anyone else I know. Sure, there’s a mountain of laundry that should be done,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By spklvr
I have to disagree, but I’m neither a Christian...

I have to disagree, but I’m neither a Christian nor do I plan on having more than the two kids I already have (maybe 3 if a surprise happens). I also live in a country where everything is really...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By spklvr
That sounds really tough, especially with your...

That sounds really tough, especially with your husband working such long hours. I could never imagine being alone in taking care of the house and the kids. We don't spend that much time on chores...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By spklvr
Bored at home

I’m currently on maternity leave, and I’m so bored!

I’m in the third month of a nine month maternity leave (yay Norway), and I’m really restless. It was different with my daughter. I was a student...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By spklvr
Why do people have problems with harnesses? I've...

Why do people have problems with harnesses? I've never heard a good argument against it. As a child, I was a runner as well and my mom got me a harness, and I thought it was fun. I pretended that I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By spklvr
I think it's pretty common to draw the same thing...

I think it's pretty common to draw the same thing over and over. It's fun to them. My 5 y.o daughter decided to draw a sewer system the other day... that was new.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By spklvr
It's a safe, fun, game. You can just not let him...

It's a safe, fun, game. You can just not let him play online, though.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-24-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By spklvr
I do understand some cases of homeschooling,...

I do understand some cases of homeschooling, such as the kid being bullied or having learning disabilities the school doesn’t have the capacity to deal with. However, when I hear about homeschooling...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By spklvr
I'm so glad I don't live in the US. Kids under...

I'm so glad I don't live in the US. Kids under 18 driving by themselves does not sound like a good idea to me. Not to mention, after hearing about how your driving tests are conducted, it's kind of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By spklvr
 So, this was a post I stumbled upon on a...


So, this was a post I stumbled upon on a different forum. It was a 17 year old girl saying she had a big argument with her father because she is a vegetarian, and refuse to cook meals with meat in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-23-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By spklvr
So I am an adult with this problem, and to be...

So I am an adult with this problem, and to be honest, even though a lot of people have tried to help and come with suggestions, in the end, I just had to figure it out on my own. I can't take...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By spklvr
When does he fall asleep? When is his actual...

When does he fall asleep? When is his actual bedtime? Does he nap during the day? Is he tired when he wakes up in the morning?
 
My daughter recently had this problem because napping during the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By spklvr
So, this feels a bit more like a rant than a...

So, this feels a bit more like a rant than a question, but I'm pretty certain there is a question in here somewhere ...
 
I’m kind of curious if this is important to people, and why. A lot of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By spklvr
My 4-year-old daughter is oddly fascinated by...

My 4-year-old daughter is oddly fascinated by cooking. I’m hoping it will stick so that we’ll have a chef in the family. She always helps me when I cook, and she loves getting to put the ingredients...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By spklvr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EnviroBecca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394028/did-you-tell-your-children-about-santa#post_17525481)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By spklvr
Is there a particular reason why your son is...

Is there a particular reason why your son is homeschooled? I hope I’m not sounding rude when I say this. It’s not legal in my country, so it’s a concept I have trouble grasping. It just sounds like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,287
Posted By spklvr
 My daughter was/is very picky about...


My daughter was/is very picky about vegetables (but will eat fruit and berries until she throws up). What I found to help was making her choose four vegetables she would accept. We made kind of a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By spklvr
My weirdest experience with other parents...

My weirdest experience with other parents regarded Santa. A mother at daycare came up to me one day as I was picking my daughter up, and started YELLING at me, calling me a horrible mother, because...
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