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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,029
Posted By lexapurple
We borrowed a balance bike for DD when she was 4...

We borrowed a balance bike for DD when she was 4 and while she did not enjoy it at first, she soon realised what a fun it was. She learned to ride a bicycle in about 10 minutes after riding balance...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By lexapurple
Why don't you provide her with safe things to...

Why don't you provide her with safe things to cut and a time to do it? Give her curiosity an outlet
Cutting in itself is not bad. There things that can be cut -like paper and fabric mommy gives...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-01-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By lexapurple
How do you do it, if you do? I find myself...

How do you do it, if you do?
I find myself reading a lot of helpful organizational articles, things on meal planing, gardening ext. I have a pinterest board where I pin pictures that inspire me...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By lexapurple
We sent DD into kindergarten (more like a...

We sent DD into kindergarten (more like a daycare) for socialisation reason when we moved to Germany. I did not feel like I could socialization oportunities for her otherwise. She has been there for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By lexapurple
We are starting to homeschool this year too. It...

We are starting to homeschool this year too. It is also important for me to have a curriculum to have some sort of the plan on what to do. DD is 5 and interested in learning things but I don't want...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-17-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By lexapurple
When you have guests coming have some slippers...

When you have guests coming have some slippers ready for them to change into, something like cheap crock knock offs. 
Quote:
Originally Posted by...
Forum: Middle East   07-17-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,780
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Views: 86,051
Posted By lexapurple
It has been a while since last post on this...

It has been a while since last post on this thread! 
We will be moving to Haifa in December and I would like to connect with other english or russian speaking naturally minded moms there. We have...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-16-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By lexapurple
As someone who has seen this situation from...

As someone who has seen this situation from child's point of view and someone who struggled with feelings toward my own DD at times I know how this could be very difficult. 
I second that you need...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-16-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By lexapurple
I am sorry, I can not give you any advise on how...

I am sorry, I can not give you any advise on how to make it easier for your DD to adjust to school. I am sure it is very difficult for her to adjust from being at home with family members and easy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By lexapurple
Why would anyone want their baby or to toddler...

Why would anyone want their baby or to toddler to read? Ok, it is cool when your tot can recognize words but I think and I know it sounds judjementall but I think this wish comes from first time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By lexapurple
We will start to homeschool in the beginning of...

We will start to homeschool in the beginning of the year and I had an option of buying online curiculum and ebooks for our materials. I choose to go with traditional books because I like the ability...
Forum: Pets   06-01-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By lexapurple
Depends on the breed and kids. Larger breeds...

Depends on the breed and kids. Larger breeds mature slowly, sometimes taking upto 3 years to settle. If kids are super active and intice puppy to play roughly with them, run around screaming and...
Forum: Pets   05-31-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By lexapurple
 Congrats on your progress!  He is a small...

 Congrats on your progress!
 He is a small breed, so it could be that his issues are related to bladder size and amount of drinking, since he was emptying his bladder. When it starts smelling like...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By lexapurple
 I love this post by amyjrn23. It is to the...

 I love this post by amyjrn23. It is to the point. Most likely if you make it to the hospital it means that things are not going so good and you need interventions and in this case you would not be...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,887
Posted By lexapurple
I have worked in the shelter and with several...

I have worked in the shelter and with several rescues and done rescue on my own. Majority of people take the decision of getting a pet too lightly and get them in situations when they should not. A...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,887
Posted By lexapurple
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by txgal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By lexapurple
Take a soiled puppy pad outside with you and put...

Take a soiled puppy pad outside with you and put it in designated potty area, he will use there, next day, fold a pad in half, and so on. He will figure out very fast that he doesn't have to go on...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By lexapurple
I think you are on the right track.  Just keep...

I think you are on the right track. 
Just keep at it.
Meanwhile is it possible that he can not hold it as long as you are asking him? Could it be that he is drinking more due to warm weather and...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By lexapurple
I don't think they make comfortis for cats but...

I don't think they make comfortis for cats but you can buy capstar from your vet and use you cats as means to knock down the infestation. It is a pill and it can be given daily. It has a short...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By lexapurple
Dogs are a lot of work! Maybe you can...

Dogs are a lot of work!
Maybe you can volunteer as a foster home for a rescue organisation, that way you will get a dog for long termishh stay couple weeks+ and your family can experience...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By lexapurple
My cocker is similar in behavior to your dog. he...

My cocker is similar in behavior to your dog. he was not allowed to play with other dogs because he was raised as a shw prospect and his breeder was concerned about his coat condition. He is fine...
Forum: Pets   05-30-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By lexapurple
What kind of dog is it? Does it shed a lot? Does...

What kind of dog is it? Does it shed a lot? Does she need to be brushed that often? 
I am a pet stylist and I have plenty of experience with pets, show dogs and allergies, as I am myself is...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-30-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By lexapurple
There is no need to pull skin back to see how...

There is no need to pull skin back to see how far it opens. If it is neccessary to open it, though, it should be puled forward over the glands to see the opening.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-24-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,148
Posted By lexapurple
So, 27 views and no replies? Anybody? 

So, 27 views and no replies? Anybody? 
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,148
Posted By lexapurple
My little 4 ½  y.old nephew has been diagnosed...

My little 4 ½  y.old nephew has been diagnosed with the above by child urologists,
My SIL  is very against circumcision (I am as well) and insisted on trying treating it with steroid cream first. ...
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