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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2015, 02:55 PM
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Posted By philomom
Often the children that are the hardest to love...

Often the children that are the hardest to love need our love the most. I agree that some parent coaching or professional help may be in order. And take breaks from him. Take a mom's night off or...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-11-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By philomom
Bump, this is soon! Get your sorting started!:love

Bump, this is soon! Get your sorting started!:love
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-11-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 492
Posted By philomom
Summer is wrapping up. Hope you got out and did...

Summer is wrapping up. Hope you got out and did some awesomely fun stuff.

Be sure to check on the Back to school swap.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-10-2015, 10:29 PM
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Views: 176
Posted By philomom
Famous Back to School swap in PDX Aug 21,2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/799957556786393/

This is a Sunnyside Environmental School event open to all. Generally, the swap goes along like this . . .

On Thursday, August 20th the doors...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By philomom
I use one similar to this at the preschool where...

I use one similar to this at the preschool where I work. We empty it each day but there is a cover to put over it so we can keep the kids out of it before we get a chance to dump it.

Kids can...
Forum: Dads   08-10-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By philomom
My daughter is a very gentle soul. We limited tv...

My daughter is a very gentle soul. We limited tv to very little before the ages of 10. We tried to pick suitable playdates. Had gentle preschool teachers.

So, where do they get these play ideas?...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-10-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 500
Posted By philomom
I finally put my foot down with the dh and he...

I finally put my foot down with the dh and he went to the docs. Yes, he really has sleep apnea. Yes, he needs a CPAP. Sometimes the machine is as loud as the snoring was... but most of the time it...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-08-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,417
Posted By philomom
So we delay and select vax at my house. Even...

So we delay and select vax at my house. Even after my daughter had a pretty serious life altering vaccine injury.

We don't do the Gardisil. We've personally known two very athletic girls who...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By philomom
The inside part, the vagina is living elastic and...

The inside part, the vagina is living elastic and will return to mostly its former shape. I haven't had any changes of my labia, the exterior part that shows when changing clothes, while pregnant or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By philomom
These people are energy vampires, don't let her...

These people are energy vampires, don't let her drag you down. Time to just say "no" and start gradually seeing less of her. Once your backbone is truly hardened, you can consider cutting her out of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,805
Posted By philomom
Finished painting last night so I loaded the room...

Finished painting last night so I loaded the room back today. Looks great. Tried to put back just the right few amount of things.

Picked up sticks in the yard for the yard debris bin which goes to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,805
Posted By philomom
paid the bills started and half-finished...

paid the bills

started and half-finished painting a room inside

laundry, of course
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-27-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By philomom
Teach classes online? Set appointments? ...

Teach classes online?

Set appointments?

Ghost write?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,038
Posted By philomom
Wow, that sounds like those Texas ads that are...

Wow, that sounds like those Texas ads that are run by the very fundamentalist folks. They basically scare teens into thinking that condoms never work when in fact they work quite well. If the female...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,038
Posted By philomom
That has not been my experience at all. I have...

That has not been my experience at all. I have several friends that went to Planned Parenthood because their moms would not help them get birth control. They do not counsel young women towards...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By philomom
I hate that. A dad is taking a turn with active...

I hate that. A dad is taking a turn with active parenting. He is not "babysitting" his own child.
Forum: Vaccinations   07-22-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,062
Posted By philomom
It is not so much the GMO's but the pesticides...

It is not so much the GMO's but the pesticides and herbicides that enter our food chain because big agri-business must spray!

One of my kids has pretty severe vaccine reaction but I still...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By philomom
Odd, it is rare to see a hotel nowadays without...

Odd, it is rare to see a hotel nowadays without the mini-fridge and coffee maker in the room. That's how I do my tea and instant grits some mornings. Or I bring a box of cereal and stick milk in the...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-03-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
Posted By philomom
I had amazing naturals births at a hospital with...

I had amazing naturals births at a hospital with my trusted CNM catching. Was home each time by hour 18 or so and back in my own bed nursing. Not an Iv, a cut or any complications at all.

The...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-03-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 492
Posted By philomom
Spotted this under Beaverton Farmer's market ...

Spotted this under Beaverton Farmer's market

http://www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com/#!lesson-plans/c997
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By philomom
What are your favorite colors? forest green,...

What are your favorite colors?

forest green, deep purple

What jewelry items do you like to wear?

my Celtic wedding band

Do you like tea/coffee/other hot drinks? What are your favorite...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-06-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By philomom
You will want to check your demographics on the...

You will want to check your demographics on the religious observance thing carefully. I've lived in the Portland area for 9 years. I moved here specifically to get away from some of the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 492
Posted By philomom
Let's Go Camping! ...

Let's Go Camping!

http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_letsGoCamping

This is low cost, family friendly orientation to camping. Just thirty dollars and you get to overnight...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 492
Posted By philomom
Hoyt Aboretum http://www.hoytarboretum.org/ ...

Hoyt Aboretum

http://www.hoytarboretum.org/

Free to walk, hike and visit. They have started charging for parking. I love this place. The redwoods are simply breathtaking.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-03-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 492
Posted By philomom
Leach Botanical gardens are free. A little gem of...

Leach Botanical gardens are free. A little gem of a spot. Don't miss this one.

http://www.leachgarden.org/plan-your-visit/
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