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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By charmander
Yeah, my kids got the same report cards when...

Yeah, my kids got the same report cards when they started first grade. Not really too much to go by. They were also tested a few times a year, and those tests gave a more accurate picture of where...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-20-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By charmander
Hello - I haven't been on these forums or posted...

Hello - I haven't been on these forums or posted for about three years, but I've decided I'd like to try to be part of this community again. 
 
The main reason I went away is because I felt so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By charmander
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-19-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By charmander
While I applaud your keeping your child's...

While I applaud your keeping your child's birthday's low-key events (we try to do the same), you just have to understand that other than declining invitations, you don't really have any control over...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-08-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By charmander
" I really want to toss the check and take her...

" I really want to toss the check and take her to court anyways, just for the principle of it, to get back the money I spent to file the claim. DH wants me to just cash the check and let it go."
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By charmander
This is your son, correct? Can you ask him...

This is your son, correct?

Can you ask him not to call everyone "hot lady" and explain to him why it isn't appropriate?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,992
Posted By charmander
It's hard to say yes or no when talking about a...

It's hard to say yes or no when talking about a 2-income "trap" because there are so many variables - income of both parties, cost of living, debt, medical issues, etc.

The one thing I miss about...
Forum: August 2009   01-29-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By charmander
Cora is okay, but I work at a store that sells...

Cora is okay, but I work at a store that sells "sateen" sheets (they're not satin, but they feel like it) and all I can think of when I see the word sateen is sheets.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-29-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 2,724
Posted By charmander
I haven't read any of the other replies, so...

I haven't read any of the other replies, so sorry if someone else has said this, but I think in this day or age, you can wear whatever color you want!

Especially if you don't look good in white -...
Forum: Learning at School   01-29-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,045
Posted By charmander
I volunteer at by my children's schools - that...

I volunteer at by my children's schools - that way they see me there and so there is not so much separation. I volunteer in my daughter's kindergarten classroom one day a week (and love it) and my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-19-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By charmander
Quote: Originally Posted by db1au...

Quote:
Originally Posted by db1au http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12994552)
I have no problem with girls/boys...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-18-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By charmander
Yes, you really have crossed over to the dark...

Yes, you really have crossed over to the dark side!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

Good for you - I think you'll like the books. I enjoyed reading all of them.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-15-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 124
Posted By charmander
I loved Mr. Roarke! He had such a sexy voice. I...

I loved Mr. Roarke! He had such a sexy voice. I do hope his casket is lined in soft Corinithian leather......RIP Ricardo.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,190
Posted By charmander
Quote: Originally Posted by applejuice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by applejuice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12993190)
How about:

"May I help the next person...
Forum: Homebirth   09-29-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,794
Posted By charmander
I did it ahead of time so it would be ready to...

I did it ahead of time so it would be ready to go when we wanted to take her out in the car (which ended up being when she was 3 days old.) One less thing to worry about after the baby is born.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,168
Posted By charmander
For my 4 year old: You cannot poop on the...

For my 4 year old:

You cannot poop on the grass in the backyard.

(only on the patio http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif )
Forum: Lactivism   09-28-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,492
Posted By charmander
Quote: Originally Posted by FullMetalMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FullMetalMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12253174)
Bad, bad, bad idea. Very bad and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-28-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,148
Posted By charmander
Of course I would. If there were a disease...

Of course I would.

If there were a disease - such as Huntington's chorea - that ran in my family - I would definitely want to know. First, it would impact my decision to have children, because if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,016
Posted By charmander
As an alternative, what about a very short hair...

As an alternative, what about a very short hair cut? My daughter decided to have short hair this summer - she got what was known in the early 70s as a "pixie cut", very short but not to the point of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-14-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,710
Posted By charmander
Quote: Originally Posted by ChetMC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetMC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12160391)
It's funny how boy names seem to eventually...
Forum: Pets   09-14-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By charmander
My only advice is to get your cats spayed, and...

My only advice is to get your cats spayed, and as soon as possible.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-14-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,215
Posted By charmander
I'm pretty ambivalent about it. I mean, it does...

I'm pretty ambivalent about it. I mean, it does seem to make a distinction between "educated" SAHMs and those who, presumably, quit school at age 14 to raise kids....
Forum: Family Safety   09-04-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By charmander
We have a 12' one, with a safety net, and...

We have a 12' one, with a safety net, and covered springs. The kids love it. We don't let them do flips on it, though, just jumping. We generally have a 2 kids at a time rule, but there have a been...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-30-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By charmander
If it makes you feel any better, my grandma once...

If it makes you feel any better, my grandma once told me that no man would ever marry me unless I was a virgin. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif And for her generation...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-28-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By charmander
It probably wasn't talking about circumcision...

It probably wasn't talking about circumcision that was the problem, it was this:

Quote:
showing the circumcised penis of another minor to the children while at a campsite located in the Town of...
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