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Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By StillForest
I had very severe acne throughout my adolescence...

I had very severe acne throughout my adolescence and into young adulthood (now in my 50's).  I did one course of Accutane when it was relatively new and I was in my early 20s. It was quite...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-05-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By StillForest
Hi StarBarrett,   My DD has had a very...

Hi StarBarrett,
 
My DD has had a very similar growth trajectory -- bulked up a lot when she was around 8-9 years old and at 11.5 is now tall, slender, and lean.  There's just such a wide range of...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By StillForest
Hi All,   I'm an Ann Arbor Mama who has...

Hi All,
 
I'm an Ann Arbor Mama who has always wanted to see the UP.  Another Mama and I are headed up next week with our 11 year old DDs.  We're staying in Munising and planning on going to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-23-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By StillForest
Joining so that I can see answers...  I have a...

Joining so that I can see answers...  I have a huge mother and have been wondering about this. Mine is about a foot thick!
Gave a couple layers to the long-time Kombucha maker who taught me how to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By StillForest
Thanks so much for all of the responses and...

Thanks so much for all of the responses and suggestions.  Much appreciated!  We're very actively moving on and putting this behind us.  Framing this as an opportunity to learn how to deal...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By StillForest
Thanks for the perspective!  I do think I'm...

Thanks for the perspective!  I do think I'm handling it well with DD --- keeping the focus on positive friendships and holding our heads up high.
DD and I both spoke with V and her mother at the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By StillForest
Hi Mamas!   I desperately need some wise...

Hi Mamas!
 
I desperately need some wise Mama advice and perspective for a really painful situation. DD just had a wonderful year in fifth grade at a public open school.  DD has felt very close...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By StillForest
Hi All, My usually active and outgoing 8yo...

Hi All,

My usually active and outgoing 8yo DD broke her left arm after a fall off the monkey bars about 2 weeks ago. She's going to be in a cast for at least 4-6 weeks. She's miserable and seems...
Forum: Ask-An-Intuitive   03-04-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By StillForest
Dear Jamie, I've been very seriously...

Dear Jamie,

I've been very seriously questioning whether I should stay with my DH and try to work things out. It is admittedly a very difficult time-- DH has been under-employed and I'm working...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-03-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By StillForest
My 8-year-old DD sounds a lot like your DS... in...

My 8-year-old DD sounds a lot like your DS... in fact we were just talking about mystery series on the way in to school this morning. She's currently reading and thoroughly enjoying The Mysterious...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,768
Posted By StillForest
Hi all, I've been reading through the...

Hi all,

I've been reading through the reviews for Avatar and think it sounds very interesting. Wondering whether anyone has seen it and whether it would be appropriate for an 8-year-old who...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 305
Posted By StillForest
I had my DD when I was 41 and am now approaching...

I had my DD when I was 41 and am now approaching 50 with an 8-year-old. I do think that it's all in one's attitudes and lifestyle. I've always had as much or more energy than the parents' of DD's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By StillForest
I got DD a stove from Constructive Playthings...

I got DD a stove from Constructive Playthings for about $100. Can add on a fridge for $180. We've been very pleased with the stove and cooking utensils. Got it when she was four and it's held up...
Forum: Parenting   11-29-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By StillForest
I also have an inquisitive scientific kiddo and...

I also have an inquisitive scientific kiddo and have had a similar series of conversations regarding Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and friends since DD was about 3. I also decided that I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By StillForest
Lots of good ideas. I also use a "bury the...

Lots of good ideas. I also use a "bury the vegetables" approach. I make fried rice (w/brown rice) and add in chopped veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, edamame, cabbage, squash... She...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By StillForest
We go in and out of this as well with our...

We go in and out of this as well with our 8-year-old DD. Having her own separate bed, a twin size futon next to ours, definitely helps us all get more sleep. Sleepovers definitely helped her move...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By StillForest
We've really liked Click. My DD also isn't a...

We've really liked Click. My DD also isn't a major nature & animals enthusiast.
However, Click definitely piqued her interest in nature and science. It has a wide variety of different themes and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By StillForest
My DD, who just turned 8 two days ago, started...

My DD, who just turned 8 two days ago, started wearing a sports bra regularly about 3 months ago. She's starting to develop a bit and felt more comfortable wearing one. We went on a shopping trip...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-28-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By StillForest
I agree with the numerous posters who have...

I agree with the numerous posters who have encouraged you to help her develop her study habits. It's still very early in the school year and her work may take far less than 4 hours a night after she...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-30-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By StillForest
I'm about an hour and a half away from you and...

I'm about an hour and a half away from you and I've been noticing the same thing!! They're everywhere! All the more amazing because we also have foxes running around...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-29-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By StillForest
I can really relate. I've been working on this...

I can really relate. I've been working on this issue for a while. I've been having success using an incremental approach as mentioned earlier--taking tiny baby steps and gradually building up and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-16-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By StillForest
Thanks so much for your responses. I've really...

Thanks so much for your responses. I've really been trying very hard to address this in such a way that DD doesn't feel at all ashamed or strange. I think that her discomfort has come from seeing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By StillForest
Hi All, My 7.5-year-old DD has what look...

Hi All,

My 7.5-year-old DD has what look like the beginning of breast buds. I've actually been noticing changes for about the past year and a half. I mentioned this to her doctor at her last...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-02-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By StillForest
Hi All, My DSD and her BF are graduating...

Hi All,

My DSD and her BF are graduating from HS and have decided to have a graduation party in a local park. DSD has recently become a vegetarian and wants to only have vegetarian food for the...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,139
Posted By StillForest
Interesting thread... DD thought about changing...

Interesting thread... DD thought about changing her name to Amy or Linda for quite a while---when she was about 4 -6 years old. She had this thing on names that were more common during the 1960s and...
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