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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-01-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By lara1828
A great job just opened up at my old company, so...

A great job just opened up at my old company, so I'm considering going back to work after 7 years as a SAHM.  I'm wondering if anyone has had experience finding a nanny with College Nannies and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By lara1828
This is really a nutrition question, not...

This is really a nutrition question, not allergy.
 
I'm thinking we're going to try a gluten-free diet for my son who has asthma and some other symptoms.  I'm been doing a little research on...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-02-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,478
Posted By lara1828
Pretty much all of them. LOL

Pretty much all of them. LOL
Forum: Allergies   02-02-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By lara1828
Hi Folks,   My 6 yo ds was just diagnosed...

Hi Folks,
 
My 6 yo ds was just diagnosed with allergy-induced asthma after a terrible reaction to a friends cat (wheezing, inablily to talk), but I actually think he's had it for a while with his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By lara1828
Hmm. I didn't see your previous thread, but I'll...

Hmm. I didn't see your previous thread, but I'll put in my 2c to get the ball rolling.
 
Ds1 was 25 months old when ds2 was born. I think most if not all older siblings are "mean" to younger...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,420
Posted By lara1828
I grew up in a small town where most kids...

I grew up in a small town where most kids continued to trick-or-treat through senior year in high school. The kids who weren't trick-or-treating were running around town getting into trouble. So,...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,031
Posted By lara1828
Quote: Originally Posted by oceanbaby...

Quote:
Originally Posted by oceanbaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15800522)
But, I also think it is unrealistic to...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By lara1828
We had the friend who was watching ds1 bring him...

We had the friend who was watching ds1 bring him to us at the hospital and we all went home as a family. As soon as we got home, I broke out the presents to ds1 from ds2. It was not necessarily what...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-20-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,812
Posted By lara1828
My 6 yo (still nursing) attended Kindy last...

My 6 yo (still nursing) attended Kindy last year. Honestly, it just never came up. He never seems to even think about it when we are away from home.

Lara
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-19-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By lara1828
http://www.covd.org/ OP, I'm going to...

http://www.covd.org/

OP, I'm going to second the suggestion that you have your DD checked out by a developmental optometrist. I have a child with an eye turn and tracking/teaming issues. He has...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-27-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By lara1828
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-26-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By lara1828
ds2's birthday was last week, so my nurslings...

ds2's birthday was last week, so my nurslings are 4 & 6. Everyone IRL thinks I'm nuts, so I'm shamelessly hoping for some virtual pats on the back...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By lara1828
My first thought was vision. You could take her...

My first thought was vision. You could take her back to see if anything's changed or if they have some tools for her to keep track of where she is on the page.

Some simple things: using a ruler...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-27-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By lara1828
Thanks so much for all the information! I'm...

Thanks so much for all the information! I'm currently in St. Paul where I think the Catholic schools are comparable to private schools for half the price...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-26-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By lara1828
Hi Folks, My DH is interviewing for a job...

Hi Folks,

My DH is interviewing for a job in Clayton, MO, so we're casually investigating neighborhoods. He's very focused on places he could commute to by Metrolink train.

I found some old...
Forum: Parenting   03-12-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By lara1828
My in-laws live very close and we are their only...

My in-laws live very close and we are their only family in the area, so I know where you're coming from!

As far as the quizzing uncle, there's nothing wrong with saying, "He doesn't really like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,519
Posted By lara1828
Quote: Originally Posted by kcparker...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcparker http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15139178)
I am so angry at my son right now that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By lara1828
I think that is awesome. If I could only keep...

I think that is awesome. If I could only keep one pot, it would me my Le Creuset dutch oven. You can cook ANYTHING in there.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By lara1828
Both my kids have done gymnastics as 3 yo and it...

Both my kids have done gymnastics as 3 yo and it is WAY more relaxed than what you describe, OP. I can see that there are some goals, but there is no discussion of them really and I've not seen one...
Forum: Parenting   01-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,280
Posted By lara1828
Quote: Originally Posted by Pavlovs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavlovs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14871418)
The Mazda 5 is awesome! It seats 6 - two in...
Forum: Learning at School   12-31-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By lara1828
Sounds like my 5.5 yo who is in kindergarten...

Sounds like my 5.5 yo who is in kindergarten now, right down to refusing to step on the scale at the doctors office! I had to hold him and then reveal my own weight to subtract. How fun.

They...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-29-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By lara1828
There are lots of groups in the twin cities....

There are lots of groups in the twin cities. Start with these and ask about your local area:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ECHO-MN/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hsadventures/
...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,118
Posted By lara1828
I thought having two kids would be pretty much...

I thought having two kids would be pretty much the same as having one.

Ha!

I thought it would get easier as they got older.

Double Ha!
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By lara1828
My kindergartener LOVES the Kumon workbooks. You...

My kindergartener LOVES the Kumon workbooks. You can get some of them at Target, but more at a real bookstore.

We also really enjoy the EPS Primary Phonics books...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By lara1828
I do find that ignoring hitting works with my...

I do find that ignoring hitting works with my kids if they are hitting for a reaction or just because they are tired or hungry. If they are angry or frustrated, ignoring doesn't work so well. I have...
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