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Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 05:10 PM
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Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
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ITA with everything PPs said. No, you're not...

ITA with everything PPs said. No, you're not wrong to not want contact with someone who would rape a child and abuse you and your mom. And I think it is a great idea to fill the gap left by the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By swd12422
The ice cream places here offer gift cards for...

The ice cream places here offer gift cards for single scoops. DS got one as a party favor last summer and I thought it was a great idea. But then didn't use it til this summer... So I'm not sure what...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By swd12422
Heh. Yeah. I actually only have boys and these...

Heh. Yeah. I actually only have boys and these will definitely be teaching moments for them too. But I do worry more about the girls when I hear/see these things happening. I had lots of close...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By swd12422
Sorry, no experience... I came here to ask a...

Sorry, no experience... I came here to ask a similar question. This is my concern too. Mine is only 2 but I am getting really frustrated feeling like I'm talking to a wall. I hope you find some good...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By swd12422
I agree. Very common and I think becoming more...

I agree. Very common and I think becoming more so. These "minor" incidents need to be teaching moments so our girls have a stronger chance of avoiding worse situations in the future. Being "nice"...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By swd12422
I agree with PPs. However you feel like answering...

I agree with PPs. However you feel like answering is the answer and it wouldn't bother me, especially if it's a closed adoption..... How would the adoptive family know that you're counting the child...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By swd12422
Please post an update! I've been stalking this...

Please post an update! I've been stalking this thread hoping you would get a reply. We are in need of a new bed but can't agree. I think a hammock is a great idea but I'm not so sure it would work...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By swd12422
Our son was a little older (21 months) when he...

Our son was a little older (21 months) when he had his adenoids removed. It was a very quick outpatient surgery and his recovery and healing were easier than oral surgery my three year old had to fix...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By swd12422
It is thinner. No cracks yet, but it seems...

It is thinner. No cracks yet, but it seems imminent.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By swd12422
First batch is frozen solid. In an Anchor Hocking...

First batch is frozen solid. In an Anchor Hocking glass storage container. One wrong slip of the metal gelato scoop and it would probably crack... So I answered my own question. I guess I need to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By swd12422
Blasphemy! Scrape it into a jar and use it for...

Blasphemy! Scrape it into a jar and use it for beans or frying eggs or whatever. ;-)
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By swd12422
how do you store your ice cream?

We just got an ice cream maker and will be stocking up b/c everyone likes different flavors and one of us needs diary free, etc.

I made my first batch last night and put it in a glass storage...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By swd12422
One mom I know got some diapers in a much smaller...

One mom I know got some diapers in a much smaller size and then pointed out very dramatically, "Oh, my! You are such a big boy that your diapers don't fit you any more! I guess it's time to shop for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By swd12422
I love the paint chip idea! I also think I need...

I love the paint chip idea! I also think I need to set up a treasure hunt that they can do on their own. Of course, it's worst when I'm rushing to make dinner and other times I can't take them...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By swd12422
I think my big problem is my own self control....

I think my big problem is my own self control. The chaos level sometimes literally makes me scream. One moment I'm dealing with it and then just one more screech from the little one or one more...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By swd12422
Aw,thanks! It sure doesn't feel that way...

Aw,thanks! It sure doesn't feel that way sometimes! I haven't been around b/c we are just trying to catch up from the flurry of appointments and paperwork and life with a two year old whose needs...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By swd12422
I have so many questions about my kids, which I...

I have so many questions about my kids, which I will likely post at some point, when I can collect my thoughts together. But for now, I'm seeking any suggestions for how to deal with my own needs as...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By swd12422
My 2 year old has never tolerated milk/milk...

My 2 year old has never tolerated milk/milk products well, and has some strange digestive issues that the GI wants to treat with chemical laxatives, etc. Made the mistake of following his advice...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-04-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,391
Posted By swd12422
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mom0810 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388525/happy-adoptee-here/40#post_17514363)
 I think that the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-26-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By swd12422
You all are cracking me up. Yeah, DS decided to...

You all are cracking me up. Yeah, DS decided to potty learn, but he's not quite ready yet. He's still having accidents, and now and then DH gets frustrated and yells at me to put im back in diapers....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By swd12422
I had to LOL at your post. And thank you.   ...

I had to LOL at your post. And thank you.
 
I do agree that it is an indicator of health (or at least diet) needing attention. That's why I'm trying to determine what is "normal" -- so I can see...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-22-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By swd12422
DS has had so many GI issues that I don't know...

DS has had so many GI issues that I don't know what "normal" for 2 year olds is anymore. There has been a lot of improvement lately, but I find I've lost my concept of "normal"/healthy v. "normal...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By swd12422
I got his first name, but couldn't find anything...

I got his first name, but couldn't find anything online about who owns the station or anything about it, really. His first initial is the same as one of the two in the name of the station, but that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By swd12422
It sounds silly, but he put air in my tires. I...

It sounds silly, but he put air in my tires. I know how to do this. I've been doing it since I was a teen getting my license. But for some reason (weather? my hands losing strength? cheap tire...
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