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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,102
Posted By mommy68
I actually disagree. I think as parents and...

I actually disagree. I think as parents and humans we should know how to decide for ourselves what age is appropriate for our own child to do things in life without us as they grow up. Why do some...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,102
Posted By mommy68
I agree with you. All of my children have...

I agree with you.

All of my children have had times where they played outdoors alone and were very young at the time. It depends a lot on where you live as to how dangerous it could be. Usually...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By mommy68
Since he's away from you all day I would...

Since he's away from you all day I would definitely do the 20-30 minutes of time with him before moving on to doing something for yourself whether it be work or personal or even dinner. All kids have...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By mommy68
work at home

Maybe it's just my age but I've worked at home since 2000 and homeschooled and used school outside the home over the years for the oldest two children, now the oldest is graduated and working and my...
Forum: Site Help   Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By mommy68
Same thing is happening to me. I rarely get on...

Same thing is happening to me. I rarely get on this site and the one time I do come on here it's screwed up. I just posted one thread two times because I thought it didn't post the first time. Won't...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 04:06 PM
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Views: 71
Posted By mommy68
Elderberry?

Duplicate post by accident.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By mommy68
Elderberry?

I've heard a lot of good things about Elderberry and I bought some in liquid form for my youngest child. She picks up a lot of colds in the winter months.


I'd love to hear from others about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By mommy68
It sounds like anxiety to me too and from what...

It sounds like anxiety to me too and from what I've seen (and I'm no expert) it rarely happens with an only child because they get all of your un-divided attention 24/7, but it usually happens with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By mommy68
All three of my children are 7 years apart in age...

All three of my children are 7 years apart in age so I have no idea what it's like to have children close together in age (thank goodness!) but both of my sisters had their children extremely close...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,945
Posted By mommy68
All kids grow differently and it doesn't mean...

All kids grow differently and it doesn't mean they will be either tall or short when they are adult sized because it's too early to tell at the age of 4.

My daughter is almost 5 in a few weeks...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,375
Posted By mommy68
Hanna Andersson .I've been buying their clothing...

Hanna Andersson .I've been buying their clothing for years!

I realize it's probably already been said but I don't want to scroll back through all the responses.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By mommy68
My oldest daughter, now age 12, wet the bed...

My oldest daughter, now age 12, wet the bed several nights a week still up until the age of 9. She wore those big kid briefs at night. She suddenly stopped at age 9, right before turning 10 that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By mommy68
Both of my daughters have been overly hyper since...

Both of my daughters have been overly hyper since birth, my 12 yr old moreso than my 4 yr old but my 19 yr old son has always been the calm, sweet one. I can feed him a whole pot of strong coffee or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,988
Posted By mommy68
ZERO I want to see my children at some point...

ZERO

I want to see my children at some point during every day of the week. Throughout the years I have either home schooled or chosen private school but my children will not do anything that keeps...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By mommy68
When I was pregnant with my now 12 yr old...

When I was pregnant with my now 12 yr old daughter I had someone shoot through my diningroom window and the bullet passed by me, about 12 inches away from my pregnant body to be exact and got lodged...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By mommy68
I think all relationships are different so it...

I think all relationships are different so it would be hard to compare one to another. I am sorry you are going through this :( :( I went through the toughest times with my ex-husband (yes, ex) when...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-10-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By mommy68
It depends on the child and their personality but...

It depends on the child and their personality but it can get easier as they get older actually because they can be distracted with toys, DVDs and art/activities. Plus, it's easier to get a part-time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By mommy68
I have worked from home over the years and...

I have worked from home over the years and managed to home school and care for babies with older children in the home all the while. I think it can definitely be done but you do need a good plan....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By mommy68
ditto this! all three of my children co-slept and...

ditto this! all three of my children co-slept and did it beyond the age of 4 :)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By mommy68
My son is 19 now and he co-slept until he was 6.5...

My son is 19 now and he co-slept until he was 6.5 years old and I was pregnant with #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) at the time and he just naturally went...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By mommy68
I guess I don't understand your concerns. I...

I guess I don't understand your concerns. I didn't just co-sleep because of breastfeeding because my children all have co-slept well beyond the breastfeeding years with me. My oldest two children...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By mommy68
All three of my children co-slept in the early...

All three of my children co-slept in the early years and my youngest still does and she will be 5 at the end of those month and I have no plans to get her out of my bed. :) I usually go to sleep at...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By mommy68
Well the way I see it is that your daughter is...

Well the way I see it is that your daughter is still a child, she really is at that age where she will go on whatever she hears someone else around her telling her. So if she had gone on to a public...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By mommy68
I would have been too stressed out to do...

I would have been too stressed out to do something like this when I was home schooling my oldest two. I home schooled in order to get away from doing things like others do it or schooling along with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,625
Posted By mommy68
I hit enter too soon. I've found that it's better...

I hit enter too soon. I've found that it's better for my daughter to have kids over to our house for sleepovers. That way I know she's safe. I just don't trust people. The one person she slept over...
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