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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By wagz
Evenings have been pretty chaotic, but I'm...

Evenings have been pretty chaotic, but I'm trying my hardest to implement a bedtime routine.  The vision is to get DS in the tub right after supper (6:30ish) and then head upstairs for pjs, teeth...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By wagz
(I initially posted this in the sleep forum a...

(I initially posted this in the sleep forum a few days ago, but since I haven't gotten any responses I thought I'd throw it out here to all you Toddler folks.  Hopefully you all will have something...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-18-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By wagz
Thanks HappyHappy!...

Thanks HappyHappy!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif 
 
Think I might x-post in Toddlers too...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-15-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By wagz
We have more or less always co-slept with our 27...

We have more or less always co-slept with our 27 month old.  For the last year or so he has started the night in his own bed and sometime during the night moved into our's and he either nurses to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,034
Posted By wagz
I'm not sure who came up with it - it was...

I'm not sure who came up with it - it was suggested to us by our kids' doctor.  
 
There are only 3 Rules: (but they pretty much cover everything!)
1.  Obey all parent (or teacher) requests...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By wagz
Thanks for the leads.  I'll do some research....

Thanks for the leads.  I'll do some research.  And it honestly never occurred to me to ask ahead of time which meds would be used, but that makes an awful lot of sense.  Hard to give "informed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,034
Posted By wagz
My 8 year old DS sounds so similar to what you...

My 8 year old DS sounds so similar to what you all are describing!  Sometimes he is just the sweetest, most considerate and loving child on the planet and other times he's storming through the house...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-28-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By wagz
I've been putting off having my wisdom teeth out...

I've been putting off having my wisdom teeth out for ages and it is feeling like the time to just get it done already.  
 
I would probably do it sometime this summer when I'll have lots of family...
Forum: Diapering   11-01-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By wagz
We recently resolved a heavy duty ammonia/funk...

We recently resolved a heavy duty ammonia/funk problem with lots of boiling and stripping - yay!
 
But now, every time I take a wet diaper off the baby it smells like bleach.  BUT WE NEVER USE...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-19-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By wagz
yep, American and Jewish!  And living in a small...

yep, American and Jewish!  And living in a small town in the Bible Belt on top of that.  I've had it up to HERE with Jesus!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-16-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By wagz
Ooops!  I think that's my paranoia showing...

Ooops!  I think that's my paranoia showing through!  You said "missions trip of sorts" and I just assumed mission = Jesus.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/innocent.gif  My bad!  
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-16-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By wagz
We were in India for my husband's PhD research....

We were in India for my husband's PhD research.  He had a fellowship that covered his expenses and part of the rest of ours.  Airfare was by far the biggest expense.  We rented apartments in normal,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-16-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By wagz
Here's a kind of radical idea to give your...

Here's a kind of radical idea to give your family a jumpstart on living much more simply:  Go spend time in a developing country.  
 
If you have the financial resources that allow semi-annual...
Forum: Diapering   10-16-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By wagz
DS is 13 months and really active - crawling,...

DS is 13 months and really active - crawling, climbing, starting to walk.  Do you think just laying the prefold/flat in the cover would work for such a mobile babe?  I've been using snappis for fear...
Forum: Diapering   10-15-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By wagz
Thanks for all the ideas!...

Thanks for all the ideas!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
I still haven't figured this out...  but here's the latest:  I went back to the cloth diapers yesterday after a few...
Forum: Diapering   10-10-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By wagz
DS is 1 year old and he's my second kid in cloth...

DS is 1 year old and he's my second kid in cloth dipes...  thought I would've had this figured out by now!
 
His diapers all stink horribly the second they get wet.  Most leak in a very short...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,099
Posted By wagz
Thanks, everyone, who has taken the time to add...

Thanks, everyone, who has taken the time to add their thoughts to this discussion!  Reading through it all just now has helped me clarify my thoughts and feelings.  I certainly don't agree with...
Forum: Learning at School   09-25-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,099
Posted By wagz
VisionaryMom, I think your experience as a...

VisionaryMom, I think your experience as a Christian from the Bible Belt is preventing you from seeing what non-Christians struggle with in this part of the country.  Your Christian faith affords...
Forum: Learning at School   09-25-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,099
Posted By wagz
Thanks so much ladies!     Your wise words...

Thanks so much ladies!  
 
Your wise words have left me feeling much calmer and more hopeful.
 
The other Jewish family lives right behind us and their daughter is 2 years ahead of mine.  Turns...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-25-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By wagz
We've just joined our local UNFI buying club and...

We've just joined our local UNFI buying club and I'm a bit overwhelmed!  
 
Anyone else in a similar buying club?  How do you make the best use of it?  What do I need to know to be a savvy food...
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By wagz
My 8 year old is in 3rd grade at a Montessori...

My 8 year old is in 3rd grade at a Montessori school and he does have some homework, but not nearly what you're describing.  
 
They use SRA spelling and he has spelling homework M-W nights,...
Forum: Learning at School   09-25-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,099
Posted By wagz
We've just moved to a small town in the middle...

We've just moved to a small town in the middle of the Bible Belt and my two oldest kids are in school after being homeschooled for 7 years.  My daughter is a freshman at the town high school (under...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By wagz
I'm wondering if anyone out there has experience...

I'm wondering if anyone out there has experience doing high-altitude hiking with an older baby.
 
We're contemplating a trip to Colorado this summer, including climbing Mt Elbert - 14433ft.  I've...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   06-28-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By wagz
DH was just offered a job at Utah State U., so...

DH was just offered a job at Utah State U., so we're moving to Logan in early August.  Originally from the midwest, but we've been in rural VA for the last 2 years - Utah will be a totally new...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   06-28-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By wagz
Me! Me!     My husband was just offered a...

Me! Me!  
 
My husband was just offered a job at USU so we're moving to Logan in about a month.  Are you still there?  
 
I've got 2 kids, 13 and 7, and am expecting #3 in September.  Scrambling...
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