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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By MtBikeLover
Thanks everyone! I don't think talking to the...

Thanks everyone! I don't think talking to the sister will help as I think she will get very defensive. My Fiance mentioned it to his mom so that she could talk to the girl and reiterate how...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By MtBikeLover
It's been years since I have posted here but I...

It's been years since I have posted here but I knew this was the right place to get a gentle way to handle things because right now, my mama bear is coming out and I just want to lash out at a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By MtBikeLover
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicianDad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MusicianDad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15904469)
If your family is atheist and agnostics,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By MtBikeLover
I can not say enough good things about it! Like...

I can not say enough good things about it! Like you, I really was concerned because of the things I had heard. It was the last think I wanted my son to get involved in. but now that he has, I love...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-21-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,798
Posted By MtBikeLover
Running has helped my belly. It is not...

Running has helped my belly. It is not completely gone, but it has gotten much better in the last 6 months.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,643
Posted By MtBikeLover
I disagree with the above poster. You tried for...

I disagree with the above poster. You tried for 10 minutes to sympathize with her and hear her. I don't think what you did was that cruel.

I do the same. After about 10-15 minutes of listening to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-11-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By MtBikeLover
I exercised for 2 months and didn't lose a...

I exercised for 2 months and didn't lose a pound. Once I changed my diet, that + exercise really helped. Here is what I eat in a typical day:

Bfast - 1 whole egg, 1 egg white, slice of ham...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By MtBikeLover
Thanks everyone! I feel a little better that...

Thanks everyone! I feel a little better that everyone thinks this is fairly normal. I was with her all day for the past 4 days and I didn't notice anything that seemed overly alarming to me.

I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By MtBikeLover
My wonderful, loving nanny said something today...

My wonderful, loving nanny said something today to me about my daughter and now has me a little worried and wondering if she might be on to something. My daughter is moody and one minute can be so...
Forum: Parenting   06-10-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,021
Posted By MtBikeLover
I'm with the others - I don't really see the...

I'm with the others - I don't really see the harm in this and I don't understand why it bugs you so much. My 5yo DD does this all the time - they load up suitcases, bags, trays, containers, etc and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By MtBikeLover
Thanks everyone! That is great advice to...

Thanks everyone!

That is great advice to pick one thing at a time. He actually responds very well to incentives (aka bribery!). And I love the idea of the royalty and getting him to sit up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,541
Posted By MtBikeLover
Yep - DD did it around that age. She had been...

Yep - DD did it around that age. She had been asking me to take her to get her hair cut but we had been busy so I never got around to doing it. So she took matters into her own hands and cut it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By MtBikeLover
My 7yo's table manners are absolutely...

My 7yo's table manners are absolutely non-existant. It is awful for the rest of us to watch him eat and he has to change clothes after every meal. Plus, there is more food on the table and floor...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-03-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,034
Posted By MtBikeLover
My 5.5 year old can: Wash her own body/hair...

My 5.5 year old can:

Wash her own body/hair
Brushes her hair in the morning
Pick out her own clothes & get dressed
Get her own cups/bowls/plates down from the cabinets and prepare her own...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By MtBikeLover
I think a book exchange might be difficult with...

I think a book exchange might be difficult with the wide range of ages. What a 1-year old reads is going to be vastly different than what a 6 year old will read.

I did a Hawaiian Luau party for...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-02-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By MtBikeLover
Get some OxiClean! I had some old clothes that I...

Get some OxiClean! I had some old clothes that I wanted to sell and had stains. I soaked them for 5-7 days in OxiClean and most of the stains came out. I fill up a bucket with very hot water and add...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,415
Posted By MtBikeLover
I rarely run our AC and it broke last summer and...

I rarely run our AC and it broke last summer and I haven't fixed it yet so for most of last summer and so far this year, it hasn't run at all.

I am in the process of getting it fixed but even...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-28-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By MtBikeLover
I have a gym at work and I work out 4-5 days a...

I have a gym at work and I work out 4-5 days a week during lunch. I actually go down a little before lunch because if I wait until noon, I am too hungry to work out. What helps keep me motivated is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By MtBikeLover
My 7yo is the same way. He plays with his star...

My 7yo is the same way. He plays with his star wars action figures but most of his time is spent reading, playing Wii or iTouch, writing, and being outside.

If he has friends over, they will...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By MtBikeLover
Take him to the bank and let him open a savings...

Take him to the bank and let him open a savings account. That is what I did with both my kids when their banks got really full. There was over $500 in their banks and I was getting too nervous...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-28-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,724
Posted By MtBikeLover
Quote: Originally Posted by zeldamomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeldamomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15346641)
FWIW, I don't think having four kids sleep...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,122
Posted By MtBikeLover
Quote: Originally Posted by craft_media_hero...

Quote:
Originally Posted by craft_media_hero http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15325099)
II think that if you do not nip this...
Forum: Parenting   04-06-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By MtBikeLover
We had an inline Phil and Ted's and loved it!!...

We had an inline Phil and Ted's and loved it!! We used it everywhere - up in the mountains on very rocky terrain, pavement, malls, etc. It was wonderful!
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,572
Posted By MtBikeLover
Quote: Originally Posted by averlee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by averlee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15247735)
It sounds like he's on an incredibly tough...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By MtBikeLover
My kids both have gone through a fear stage at...

My kids both have gone through a fear stage at around 3.5-4 years old. It was pretty much instantaneous. One day, they were fine going downstairs to play, the next, they were scared to death. If we...
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