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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By mamalisa
I think school needs to back off. Kids won't die...

I think school needs to back off. Kids won't die if they get cold, it's not the end of the world. She doesn't want her coat all the way zipped, for whatever reason. Maybe she's too warm, maybe it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By mamalisa
"No problem, I'd love to. The going rate for...

"No problem, I'd love to. The going rate for after school care is $4 (or whatever dollar amount would surely turn her off) for the first child per hour and then a dollar less per child per...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-06-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By mamalisa
I would respond by vigorously agreeing with her...

I would respond by vigorously agreeing with her :) Some kids are too catered to, kids should have chores, what's not to agree with. Just pretend you don't think she means you. Someone that passive...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By mamalisa
Something about Spanish teachers maybe. Ds's...

Something about Spanish teachers maybe. Ds's Spanish teacher makes me nuts, but she's the only one so we can't even move him. It drives me nuts. I'm not a Montessori parent, but that wouldn't fly...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mamalisa
Things that make money, while only taking effort...

Things that make money, while only taking effort are the best things our school does. About 75% of our fundraising comes from collecting milk caps, box tops, ink cartridges. They are things anyone...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,837
Posted By mamalisa
Do you know other parents from the other schools?...

Do you know other parents from the other schools? When my ds started middle school I burned up the phone calling moms I knew saying "hey, ds wants to hang with this kid, do you know him, family,...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By mamalisa
I've been thinking about this since I answered it...

I've been thinking about this since I answered it a few days ago. Why is your issue with your dil? Why aren't you disappointed in your son for making different choices than you did for him?
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By mamalisa
You need to smile, mind your own business and be...

You need to smile, mind your own business and be a grandma and mom. You're not the parent, your son and his wife are. Just because it's different than what you doesn't mean it's wrong. I really...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By mamalisa
My 13 year old is pissed at me because I won't...

My 13 year old is pissed at me because I won't let him and the 9 year old stay home alone overnight next week. They have to sleep at a neighbor's and come home in the morning until we get home.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,687
Posted By mamalisa
I would be pissed about the sex during...

I would be pissed about the sex during babysitting. It's not appropriate to seclude yourself away, with loud music and not be able to at least hear what was going on in the rest of the house while...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,762
Posted By mamalisa
I think that sadly, your experience is more...

I think that sadly, your experience is more common than anyone would like to believe. I've had a few uncomfortable instances and I live a pretty sheltered life. But I've been cornered coming out of...
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By mamalisa
I would go into the room for the routine stuff,...

I would go into the room for the routine stuff, but then leave for the exam. I have no issue with my kids being left alone with our family dr, it would depend on how my kid felt. Dh has gone with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By mamalisa
Facebook?

Facebook?
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By mamalisa
The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives...

The 5 year old i babysit does this and it drives me up the wall. We were carrying in groceries and I asked her to carry a bag with a loaf of bread. "I never carry things" "this is too heavy" "I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By mamalisa
Our school has done two things that make our...

Our school has done two things that make our lunchroom flow much more smoothly. First we staggered lunches. We are a k-5 so we have two classes come in for lunch at the same time. K and 2, 1 and 3...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by Red...

Quote:Originally Posted by Red Pajama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By mamalisa
Mine are at school :) But my 5 year old friend...

Mine are at school :)
But my 5 year old friend is playing play dough and my baby friend is dozing in the swing.  
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By mamalisa
We have a family practice dr.  We all see him,...

We have a family practice dr.  We all see him, which can be very helpful at times.  Like when one kid gets diagnosed with pinkeye, the rest of us don't have to go in if we show symptoms, he will...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 2,827
Posted By mamalisa
Got my 13 year old out the door at 710 Daycare...

Got my 13 year old out the door at 710
Daycare baby dropped off at 720
Woke up 8 year old at 740
Daycare kid dropped off at 810
Took daycare kid to school at 850
Ran errands, fed baby, drove...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By mamalisa
As a fellow sports mom (travel baseball,...

As a fellow sports mom (travel baseball, football and wrestling) it is my son's FULL responsibility to report injuries to me, his dad or a coach immediately.  Especially head injuries.  We went...
Forum: Montessori   04-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By mamalisa
Can you get shoes that are easier for him to put...

Can you get shoes that are easier for him to put on himself?  I think they are hideous, but Crocs makes warm and cold weather shoes that most kids can get on by themselves.  Mark his shoes for left...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,416
Posted By mamalisa
When dh's grandma, who he absolutely worshipped,...

When dh's grandma, who he absolutely worshipped, died, my mil acted like a huge jackass. Grandma didn't have any money, neither did anyone else in the family.  That was fine, we had just sold our...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By mamalisa
I go because it's the only place to sit and chat...

I go because it's the only place to sit and chat in town.  There's a small coffee place, but I think an entire office works out of there so there is never anywhere to sit.  I get a chai, hot or...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By mamalisa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommyhood http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By mamalisa
Can he take the long way home?  Get an extra 15...

Can he take the long way home?  Get an extra 15 minutes in the car to unwind?
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