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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-14-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,068
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think I may have missed the part where we were...

I think I may have missed the part where we were talking about leaving children for long evening absences. If that's what we're talking about, I should clarify that I think evening supervision is a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I have a preschool aged child and I can add that...

I have a preschool aged child and I can add that I think a lot of kids this age are still working out what makes someone a girl and a boy. In fact, many of us adults have trouble with that,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,068
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Not in my experience. I think some of this comes...

Not in my experience. I think some of this comes from the diverse communities many of us live in. Now that my DC is nearly 13, I may consider a quick run out to the store when she has friends over...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,068
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Many people feel this way about the world, but it...

Many people feel this way about the world, but it is important for parents and children (when they are ready) to be aware that the vast majority of abuse comes from people children know and, I...
Forum: Homebirth   09-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 95,886
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
With my first I opted for several blood tests. I...

With my first I opted for several blood tests. I think anemia and maybe some STDs and a few others. I also had frequent exams from my MW (monthly at the start and then bi-monthly and weekly towards...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,882
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think this is a good way to go but want to...

I think this is a good way to go but want to mention that not all kids figure this out in early childhood. I have a bit of personal envy for people who managed to find somethings to focus and...
Forum: Learning at School   09-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I have not started a PTO/A either but I have...

I have not started a PTO/A either but I have participated in parent organizations at all of my kids' schools. I second the idea of researching the national organizations like PTO and asking what has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,068
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
My opinion? Just have a casual chat with the...

My opinion? Just have a casual chat with the parents. Introduce yourself, chat about the new school and how pleased your are that your daughters are making new friends. If you feel the need, open...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-05-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Fear of CPS may range, depending on your area and...

Fear of CPS may range, depending on your area and the burden on the system, and perhaps, the individual's personal situation that may cause fear of discrimination. I am a middle class white woman...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-04-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
My experience with two kids out of diapers is...

My experience with two kids out of diapers is that there is some powerful emotional stuff there. I do think the EC folks are on to something with the concept that we basically train kids to use...
Forum: Potty Learning   09-04-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I really don't have much experience with EC. I...

I really don't have much experience with EC. I experimented with it a little but was never dedicated enough to ever feel more than lucky that we made it to the potty on occasion.

So, my advice...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Mama, would you consider cross posting in the...

Mama, would you consider cross posting in the breastfeeding forum? We have some LC members who may be able to help. Also, I was always a fan of Kellymom for nursing questions. Does this seem like it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-31-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Although I can relate to how you are feeling,...

Although I can relate to how you are feeling, especially as the mother of two girls, I don't think of this reality the way you do. Instead, I'm thinking of the ways that I want model to my kids how...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,207
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
That's great MamaRu! I would love to get paid to...

That's great MamaRu! I would love to get paid to thrift. I live in a large-ish city and we have a free bookstore here started by public school teachers. It's such a wonderful place. It's HUGE (larger...
Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
For my DC support looks like a lot of structure...

For my DC support looks like a lot of structure and encouragement to organize and complete work in ways that minimize anxiety. But I think that looks different for different kids, YK? Some of DC's...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
My first was like that. Now that we have a second...

My first was like that. Now that we have a second and a different lifestyle, I attribute a lot of her sleep resistance to us keeping a pretty crazy (though very child-friendly) schedule. We basically...
Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had...

Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had lunch today with two of my most reliable supports (my mom and my SIL). I told them about my Wednesday (which includes 10 varieties of school...
Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had...

Yes! They are the worst. I was lucky to have had lunch today with two of my most reliable supports (my mom and my SIL). I told them about my Wednesday (which includes 10 varieties of school...
Forum: Learning at School   08-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I went back today (Art education certification)...

I went back today (Art education certification) and got a big blow. I found out that my class and DD2's pre-school start at the exact same time. I'm so bummed that I need childcare for such a short...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I just browsed the selective/delay forum and feel...

I just browsed the selective/delay forum and feel like I could pop in there as a member from time to time. I don't personally feel the need for support for vaxing/not vaxing my kids but I do feel...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I'm sorry MM! Mods generally try to answer posts...

I'm sorry MM! Mods generally try to answer posts that don't have a response. I know some mods love doing that and we all acknowledge that it makes members feel heard. I'm terrible with that job. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,882
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I totally agree - "different strokes for...

I totally agree - "different strokes for different folks". Scattered, hectic families seem to be that way no matter the number of activities, IME. And, yea, listening to the child is the key here -...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
We are doing 3 days in a row for our DC. Last...

We are doing 3 days in a row for our DC. Last year she did 2 days in a row (Th/F) and I thought it worked well. I had trouble getting my mind around it but in the end I think it may have worked...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
TV is thought to replace other more valuable...

TV is thought to replace other more valuable learning experiences. So, while a little TV can be OK in early childhood (although it is recommended to avoid screen-time all together until after 2), TV...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
7th grader went back today. She's feeling good,...

7th grader went back today. She's feeling good, though felt a little nervous just last evening and this AM. I'm off to pick her up in 5 mins. Excited to hear about the first day.

3 year old...
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