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Forum: Potty Learning   05-21-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By philomom
I work at a preschool. They use a sticker chart...

I work at a preschool. They use a sticker chart and it does work great.

Some at home moms I know use a skittle or a single m&m as a reward. I don't favor this approach but it does seem to work.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By philomom
No apps for those under two. None. Their minds...

No apps for those under two. None. Their minds have more important things to learn.

Play a CD in the car, sing along to the radio as you do your chores and sing them to sleep. Human contact is the...
Forum: Television   05-05-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By philomom
Some of it is rated just fine for kids and some...

Some of it is rated just fine for kids and some is clearly for grown-ups.
Forum: Baby Health   04-22-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By philomom
Let me google that for you! ...

Let me google that for you!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-18/study-finds-pregnancy-and-marijuana-a-dangerous-mix/4137666
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By philomom
Picnics at the park. Trips to your local...

Picnics at the park. Trips to your local observatory. Garden plot. Cooking together.

I gotta warm you, a lot of this falls to the wayside once they get to high school. They have their own...
Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By philomom
Eh, between the vaccine stuff and this, I'd be...

Eh, between the vaccine stuff and this, I'd be leaving Cali.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   04-21-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By philomom
I'm surprised no other doulas have chimed in on...

I'm surprised no other doulas have chimed in on this. Anybody?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By philomom
Is he teething? That often interrupts sleep. ...

Is he teething? That often interrupts sleep.

Are you keeping a good routine to his days? A good nighttime ritual? Is he getting plenty of of exercise during the day?

Any chance your heat turns...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-19-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By philomom
7,000 beautiful gowns and wonderful, amazing...

7,000 beautiful gowns and wonderful, amazing young women to give them to. Had a blast. See you next year.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-18-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By philomom
This is the weekend. Gather up your high school...

This is the weekend. Gather up your high school girls and go get a gorgeous free gown!


I'll be working the Sunday shift but we are there all day Saturday, too.


:x
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-11-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,624
Posted By philomom
I started small last week with the two kitchen...

I started small last week with the two kitchen junk drawers. I moved on to closets today, taking out older items that always seem to be at the bottom of the pile.. i.e., things that I don't use. I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-11-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By philomom
Six days until prom gown time! Round up the teens...

Six days until prom gown time! Round up the teens and go!
Forum: Education   03-11-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By philomom
You pack their own lunch four out of five days....

You pack their own lunch four out of five days. The fifth day is usually pizza day at school or something like that. That's what we did.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-04-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By philomom
No video is good for toddlers. None. they need to...

No video is good for toddlers. None. they need to be exploring so many other things and having face time with their parents and caregivers.

...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-26-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By philomom
PDX 2017 Prom Gown giveaway!

http://abbyscloset.org/prom-gown-giveaway/


A fabulous fun event. Come with a van load of teens and get your free prom gown and one free accessory, too.

:smile:
Forum: Mental Health   02-22-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By philomom
Hey there, Kudos on doing double duty but...

Hey there,

Kudos on doing double duty but you cannot keep it up forever. No one could. You will crash and your little family needs you too much for that. Can you get a neighbor or a friend to keep...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By philomom
Yep, 8 weeks is not the rest of his life. Just...

Yep, 8 weeks is not the rest of his life. Just quit when you are done with this treatment.

Screen time is not evil but it is not recommended for those children under two.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By philomom
I kept my son's hair a little bit more like a bob...

I kept my son's hair a little bit more like a bob type cut. This seemed to make folks keep their mouths shut.

I know this is working for you but if he gets enough comments he may intuit that there...
Forum: Dads   01-21-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By philomom
Even a four year old can have certain boundaries...

Even a four year old can have certain boundaries set for them.

Dog can be placed in another room for a awhile or you guys can take the dog to the dog park or something where they are both active....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By philomom
Mary Englebreit, one of my favorite artists blew...

Mary Englebreit, one of my favorite artists blew up the internet the other night by offering a free printable poster to be used while marching. Her Facebook feed was a wreck as many said they'd burn...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-07-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,111
Posted By philomom
Once we got things combed out well, I sent my...

Once we got things combed out well, I sent my kids to school with a dab of tea tree oil on their necks and collars for another week or so. That seemed to help them not get re-infected.

There...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By philomom
As long as you feel it would be consensual no...

As long as you feel it would be consensual no matter what they "got in to". That is always were I drew the line.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-07-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,135
Posted By philomom
I work in a preschool setting and we take turns...

I work in a preschool setting and we take turns patting the children to sleep one at a time. The lights go off, the soft music plays and its all very gentle. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: Television   12-29-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By philomom
We pick and choose the Disney we let into our...

We pick and choose the Disney we let into our home.

Winners..

Beauty and the Beast Belle loves books, Belle does good
Mulan Mulan is protecting her father
Treasure Planet ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-18-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By philomom
So I teach preschool. The boy names in my class...

So I teach preschool. The boy names in my class have been varied as of late but no Riggs. I wouldn't use that one because it flunks the "rhymes with" test I use on my own kids names. If your child is...
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