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Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By boobear
There's some great advice here. I have a 13 yr...

There's some great advice here. I have a 13 yr old DSD (almost 14), generally a good kid, very bright. I'd recommend a good family therapist for a few sessions if it's possible.

You never know...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By boobear
We like to take a "flashlight walk" but my...

We like to take a "flashlight walk" but my youngest is almost 4, and she gets a little scared of the dark.

We've often enjoyed going to one of the large bookstores for coffee and browsing. The...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By boobear
Here's two more: Willow Tree Toys:...

Here's two more:

Willow Tree Toys: http://www.willowtreetoys.com/ (http://www.willowtreetoys.com/)

Chinaberry: http://www.chinaberry.com/index.cfm?tid=407051601 (http://www.chinaberry.com/)
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By boobear
What a riot! More power to this lady of 6...

What a riot! More power to this lady of 6 http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By boobear
Try this site for a group: ...

Try this site for a group:

http://home.homewebs.com/holisticmom...wsItem?id=2009 (http://home.homewebs.com/holisticmoms/index.cfm/NewsItem?id=2009)

A friend down the road from me is part of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By boobear
Our K class mom collected $5 for each teacher...

Our K class mom collected $5 for each teacher (18 kids) and bought a gift card to a local merchant. I then sent my dd in with a box of chocolate for her two teachers. I also gave a tin of choc...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-22-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By boobear
oliversmum2000, Jamie Oliver is great (I'm a...

oliversmum2000, Jamie Oliver is great (I'm a fan), uses simple ingredients that pack lots of flavor http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Deirdre, when I lived in NoCA I...
Forum: Parenting   12-22-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By boobear
Start a tradition with her and take her out...

Start a tradition with her and take her out somewhere. Lunch, early dinner, movie or a local play. Other ideas, depending on your lifestyle, hikes, ice skating, help you do volunteer work (senior...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 777
Posted By boobear
I made sure mine ate well all day today before...

I made sure mine ate well all day today before trick or treating. Tonight they ate 5 or 8 pieces each and then went to bed. Between their candy and what we have left in our halloween dish, I'll be...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,651
Posted By boobear
With all the kids in our neighborhood I thought...

With all the kids in our neighborhood I thought we'd get a bunch more but, sadly, they all to into town for candy. It's the "thing" around here, the main part of town (shops and homes) decorate and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-23-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By boobear
Hi from another mom in Westchester. I found...

Hi from another mom in Westchester. I found (thru MDC) a ped that fit our needs over on Croton-On-Hudson called Riverside Pediatrics. I've been there a couple of times and so far so good. One nurse...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-15-2006, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By boobear
Give this a shot (I've been to this site a few...

Give this a shot (I've been to this site a few times over the years, it's got some good ideas):

http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/70dollarmenu.htm

I'm not a fan of red meat so I went through...
Forum: Parenting   09-12-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
Posted By boobear
I'm 6'3" and I'm still amazed at comments I get...

I'm 6'3" and I'm still amazed at comments I get from kids and adults. I learned a long time ago, when you are out of the socially perceived normal range (physically or emotionally) people feel the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-31-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By boobear
I have 3 girls and they're all pretty good with...

I have 3 girls and they're all pretty good with manners, but it's an ongoing learning experience http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Under normal circumstances (if they're...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,327
Posted By boobear
Tough situation but I think that if I were in...

Tough situation but I think that if I were in your shoes (knowing I have limited info) I'd focus on dd and not another adoption right now. Her eating issues should be addressed by a professional,...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By boobear
I've also read that it is wise to get a neighbor...

I've also read that it is wise to get a neighbor or someone else to be present before you would allow CPS into your home. Just tell them they are allowed in but not until you get another person...
Forum: Parenting   08-31-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,775
Posted By boobear
This is all very interesting...

This is all very interesting http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

A few years ago I stumbled onto the name and number of a lovely grandmotherly Russian lady to watch my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-17-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,721
Posted By boobear
My 5 yr old dd has one front tooth that is grey....

My 5 yr old dd has one front tooth that is grey. About 2 yrs ago she was jumping from the coffee table to the couch and went face first on one jump and cried for a moment but then said she was ok...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2006, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By boobear
That's my mom. But her thing with my kids was...

That's my mom. But her thing with my kids was happy meals.

Good for you on eliminating tv reception. I don't mind it because I'm not a couch potato and like to tivo anything of interest. With my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2006, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By boobear
We haven't seen him yet, thank you for the post....

We haven't seen him yet, thank you for the post. My girls are bug crazy and would probably love this one. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Edit to add: I just took a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 700
Posted By boobear
Here's mine...

Here's mine http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

What's the last . . . .

book your child/ren read for fun?

Tonight we read "My Father's Dragon", "Scaley Facts",...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,901
Posted By boobear
I'll be up at the kiddy pool a lot this summer...

I'll be up at the kiddy pool a lot this summer but I always tell moms while I talk to them that it only takes 120 seconds for a child to drown. So if I seem like I'm not listening it's because I'm...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By boobear
For me it was feeling old and tired. I adore...

For me it was feeling old and tired. I adore babies and didn't mind being prego but I'm looking forward to all the things my girls will learn and experience as they grow.
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,569
Posted By boobear
We just moved coast to coast to be near my...

We just moved coast to coast to be near my family and the decision was entirely made on how it would benefits our girls. I have a big family and I knew it would be better for our girls. The thought...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,202
Posted By boobear
I totally agree with Roomformore's post. Start...

I totally agree with Roomformore's post. Start early when she's curious and hormones haven't taken over.

I gave my DSD a book (one I highly recommend) The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for...
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