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Forum: Parenting   08-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By mamadebug
We limited screen time (still do and my son is...

We limited screen time (still do and my son is almost 8 y.o.) and were/are very careful about what he watched when he did have screen time.  So, I would say it may be the duration of what you...
Forum: Learning at School   06-30-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By mamadebug
We did it and it worked great for us. And, my...

We did it and it worked great for us. And, my husband and I both said we would never send our kids to a religious school..... We ended up there because 2 of our close family friends (neither family...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-30-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By mamadebug
Congratulation! Enjoy your sweet baby boy!

Congratulation! Enjoy your sweet baby boy!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-18-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,683
Posted By mamadebug
My DS was diagnosed with anxiety at age 4.  He...

My DS was diagnosed with anxiety at age 4.  He does not have ADHD, but does have sensory issues and some other OT issues.  
 
He was already going to OT to deal with the sensory stuff, fine motor...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By mamadebug
It sound like it will be really hard financially...

It sound like it will be really hard financially to send your DD to the private school.  Spreading the tuition over two years, so that you are paying half the normal amount this year, but one and a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By mamadebug
I think her response was totally age appropriate...

I think her response was totally age appropriate - and mildly annoying or humorous, depending on your perspective. 
 
Think of it from her perspective - she isn't even three yet, she was probably...
Forum: Family Safety   04-14-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,231
Posted By mamadebug
The laws governing who the responsible party is...

The laws governing who the responsible party is (landlord or tenant) vary by state. You can look them up. You may be within your rights as a tenant to go ahead and pay for the exterminator and then...
Forum: Family Safety   04-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,231
Posted By mamadebug
I had mice for the first time ever this winter....

I had mice for the first time ever this winter.  I freaked - they carry diseases and leave poop all over.  It's a real health concern.  
 
We called an exterminator right away.  I was also...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,281
Posted By mamadebug
I have gate checked strollers many times and...

I have gate checked strollers many times and they have always arrived just fine.
 
We have flown Air France to Paris a few times, and if it is a bigger stroller, they put it below and DON"T give...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,448
Posted By mamadebug
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Forum: Mexico   02-12-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By mamadebug
Hi -   I live in San Diego, and there are...

Hi -
 
I live in San Diego, and there are many people who live in Tijuana and commute to San Diego for work or bring their kids over daily for school (a number of kids in my son's class live in...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-05-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By mamadebug
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-03-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By mamadebug
OP - There are a lot of differences between...

OP - There are a lot of differences between using an agency and an attorney for your outreach (finding a birthmother).  Depending on the agency, they often have a larger pool of birthparents and...
Forum: Parenting   10-23-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By mamadebug
You sound like a wonderful Mama.  I am sorry you...

You sound like a wonderful Mama.  I am sorry you are having struggles right now.  It sounds like you have really prioritized your daughter, and as a mom, I made some similar choices with my son.  I...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-12-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By mamadebug
I don't know if you are interested in...

I don't know if you are interested in acupuncture, but Lucy Hu in Santa Clara treated my son for asthma (or ongoing croup - we got multiple diagnosis, but nothing concrete, really).  Whatever it...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-11-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By mamadebug
Would you be open to having him go to something...

Would you be open to having him go to something like this - http://www.cgsusa.org/
 
It is religious education based on Montessori (Maria Montessori was Catholic, and although most of the schools...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By mamadebug
We talked about this a lot recently with DS...

We talked about this a lot recently with DS because his great grandpa, whom he was close with and spent a lot of time around, and another distant family member, whom he was not at all close with,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,279
Posted By mamadebug
Wow - what a change!  It sounds like, hopefully,...

Wow - what a change!  It sounds like, hopefully, it will be a good situation - the brothers together and with family they know.  But, I am sure you will miss him!  Thank you for sharing your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-15-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By mamadebug
Oh - and I forgot to add...   We did do work...

Oh - and I forgot to add...
 
We did do work at home that the therapist would give us - almost like homework - that did really help (a lot of drawing as we told stories).  But, it was a supplement...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By mamadebug
My son is now six, almost seven.  His anxiety...

My son is now six, almost seven.  His anxiety became apparent when he was four, and was starting to play a big role in his life and how he functioned.  We lucked out with a wonderful therapist who...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-02-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By mamadebug
Check out Blossom in Palo Alto. They have great...

Check out Blossom in Palo Alto. They have great classes and mommy/baby groups. I met some of my closest mom friends there.

Dr. Carol Merryfield in Recwood City is amazing. She delivers at Sequoia...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By mamadebug
You aren't being mean and I totally get where...

You aren't being mean and I totally get where you are coming from. I don't think, though, that your son will become a spoiled kid who whines for toys in stores if he does get presents from everyone...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-28-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,748
Posted By mamadebug
 That's great!  I am glad for you guys that...


That's great!  I am glad for you guys that you were able to come to an agreement.
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,748
Posted By mamadebug
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By mamadebug
Cutie!

Cutie!
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