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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,145
Posted By ScottyG
We're fine with Cheerios.  Whole grain,...

We're fine with Cheerios.  Whole grain, reasonably healthy.
 
Where did you get the info that the modified corn starch contains GMOs?  Modified corn starch just means they took corn starch and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By ScottyG
We're still looking too, but have had a number...

We're still looking too, but have had a number of really great babysitters through the last few years.  Our best babysitter we found through a friend with kids who loved her babysitter and passed on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By ScottyG
I have the Maclaren "Volo" stroller, and it's...

I have the Maclaren "Volo" stroller, and it's pretty sweet.  Nothing too fancy about it, but I've been using it for 2 1/2 years and it's got no signs of wear.  It's got a handy shoulder strap for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-06-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By ScottyG
My situation is slightly different than yours....

My situation is slightly different than yours.  I've been staying home with my girls for some time now, but have always kept a little part-time work going.  For my family, we'd like to both be...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-01-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By ScottyG
If your library has a dedicated kids' section,...

If your library has a dedicated kids' section, they are definitely used to loud kids.  My daughter's not particularly quiet!  And there are tons of fun things to do outside apart from swingsets......
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-01-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By ScottyG
I stay home with my 2 girls (10 months, and...

I stay home with my 2 girls (10 months, and just-turned-3-YO) in a very very small town.  I don't always do so great at this either, but here are some activities I tend to fill my days with:
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By ScottyG
I have a small bottle of Purell in the diaper...

I have a small bottle of Purell in the diaper bag, that I dump on the table and rub until it evaporates.  Then, I let my 10-month-old thrower-of-plates just eat off the table.  Hopefully she'll...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By ScottyG
I hear you, and you're definitely not alone.  I...

I hear you, and you're definitely not alone.  I stay home with 2 girls as well, 10 months old and just-turned-3.  No playgroups around here, and very little to do unless the weather's nice, so this...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-19-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By ScottyG
I'm a SAHD, and my wife helps out quite a bit...

I'm a SAHD, and my wife helps out quite a bit with the housecleaning, so I don't have direct advice on that topic.  My days sound not all that different from yours... cooking and childcare and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By ScottyG
My DD was 26 months old when we brought home #2,...

My DD was 26 months old when we brought home #2, and she really loved "I'm a Big Sister" by Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss.  Nothing earth-shattering about it, not really that great a book, but got...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By ScottyG
Everyone else is right, in that it could be...

Everyone else is right, in that it could be something persistent about the sickness... But I know with my toddler this would happen because she is just THAT HUNGRY but doesn't understand what being...
Forum: Dads   03-14-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By ScottyG
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and have been for more...

I'm a stay-at-home dad, and have been for more of my girls' babyhood, but not all.  My wife stayed home until our first was 5 months old, then I stayed home for a year, then she stayed home for a...
Forum: Dads   03-11-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,485
Posted By ScottyG
I don't write my own dad blog, but there are...

I don't write my own dad blog, but there are some out there that I think are wonderful.
 
Sweet Juniper is probably my favorite dad blog, full of beautiful photography, great writing, and all...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-06-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By ScottyG
My wife usually gets home around 7 or 7:30, when...

My wife usually gets home around 7 or 7:30, when the girls are already knee-deep in bedtime ritual.  So we eat dinner as a small family (me and the girls) at 5:30, and I make something that reheats...
Forum: Dads   02-22-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By ScottyG
Slightly different situation here, as I work...

Slightly different situation here, as I work only a tiny bit part-time and otherwise am an at-home dad with our girls, while my wife works full-time... But as MusicianDad says, everyone gets a break...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-19-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By ScottyG
I'm more on the SAHD side, and while I'm also a...

I'm more on the SAHD side, and while I'm also a homemaker, it's not my first priority.  The kids are definitely the overriding priority, and given their ages (not quite 3 years old, and 9 months...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-14-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,348
Posted By ScottyG
 Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-13-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,348
Posted By ScottyG
Super-Single Mama, you are of course right.  All...

Super-Single Mama, you are of course right.  All parents know their children.  But I think with a little rephrasing, the PP has a point: Let's say the author of the article decided to work out of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By ScottyG
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1296773/my-son-is-a-princess#post_16246809)
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-08-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,348
Posted By ScottyG
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Quote:Originally Posted by MamieCole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Dads   02-07-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,639
Posted By ScottyG
Ha!  I do enjoy that shirt, except it's liable...

Ha!  I do enjoy that shirt, except it's liable to be covered up by my Ergo so nobody will see it.  :)
 
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-04-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,348
Posted By ScottyG
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Quote:Originally Posted by NicaG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-01-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By ScottyG
I try to just get my toddler excited to go, and...

I try to just get my toddler excited to go, and go with the "do you want to go listen to some songs in the car?  Then first you have to put your boots on."  But if that doesn't work, my choices are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By ScottyG
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Quote:Originally Posted by Honey693 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By ScottyG
Sounds not too different from my DD about 3...

Sounds not too different from my DD about 3 months ago.  Quoth the parenting books: "It's just a phase."  Not that that fixes it, and I know that those phases seem impossible and like you want to...
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