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Forum: Parenting   10-14-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By rachelsmama
Since the school is being so stubborn about the...

Since the school is being so stubborn about the zippers all being done up, would your daughter be willing to go shopping with you to find a lighter jacket with only one zip? That way she could do up...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By rachelsmama
:yeah It's pretty hard for a kid to have fun...

:yeah

It's pretty hard for a kid to have fun running around outside, as kids are supposed to, if they're overheating because they're bundled up the way the teachers (who I assume are standing...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-14-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By rachelsmama
What scares me is how many people think chicken...

What scares me is how many people think chicken pox is scary, but those sorts of vaccination measures are reasonable.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-09-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By rachelsmama
Sorry to crash the board, but what jumps out at...

Sorry to crash the board, but what jumps out at me about the kids' schedules is their lack of exercise. If they're in school full time, then sitting in a car for at least two hours on top of that,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By rachelsmama
I usually think babies are fine at funerals, but...

I usually think babies are fine at funerals, but I think that the bolded parts are excellent advice.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By rachelsmama
I agree with the other posters that keeping the...

I agree with the other posters that keeping the cats and toddler separated as much as possible would be best.

For those times when the cat and the kid meet: this will sound incredibly harsh, but...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By rachelsmama
The article argues that questioning the safety of...

The article argues that questioning the safety of vaccines and the vaccine schedule is rational, and reasonable, and that there are lots of good reasons to ask these questions. Most of the anti-anti...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By rachelsmama
I was quite impressed by the article, she did a...

I was quite impressed by the article, she did a very good job of pointing out some of the biggest flaws in the anti-anti-vax arguments.

To answer Kathymuggle's question, yes, I believe that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By rachelsmama
It sounds fishy to me too. It's possible he's...

It sounds fishy to me too. It's possible he's just clueless, after all if he is trying to groom the kids for something sinister he's not being very subtle about it, but his behaviours are still...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By rachelsmama
I don't think it's a good idea to let kids use a...

I don't think it's a good idea to let kids use a car as a playground either. Aside from all the reasons you listed (accidental overheating, knocking it into neutral, bodyparts getting slammed in...
Forum: Parenting   09-09-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By rachelsmama
A bit over the top, but I've met grandmas irl who...

A bit over the top, but I've met grandmas irl who said some pretty similar things.
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By rachelsmama
While I do believe that breast is generally...

While I do believe that breast is generally better than formula, etc... I think that the difference between breast-milk and formula is less important than the difference between a family that makes...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,411
Posted By rachelsmama
Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but do the bus...

Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but do the bus drivers really consider a car in the driveway as a reliable indication that there's a parent home? That seems really weird to me.

And on the broader...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 805
Posted By rachelsmama
:yeah I'd also like to add: -viruses are...

:yeah

I'd also like to add:
-viruses are not a stationary target, they are constantly adapting and evolving, so even if developers could get close to a complete set of vaccines, new strains, and...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By rachelsmama
I didn't say she was handling it well, just that...

I didn't say she was handling it well, just that fear (which can make people do some pretty weird things) is a possible explanation.

And expecting you to keep your ketchup to yourself in public...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By rachelsmama
It sounds to me like your mom is scared and...

It sounds to me like your mom is scared and simply can't think of a better way to handle the situation. Throwing ketchup at innocent bystanders could be interpreted as assault by a fair number of...
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By rachelsmama
Then I agree completely with your initial...

Then I agree completely with your initial assessment....it could be a very interesting meeting.
Forum: Unschooling   08-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By rachelsmama
I wonder if some of the other families in the...

I wonder if some of the other families in the program want and expect the teacher to mark their children's work and have been contacting the principal in a panic about that.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By rachelsmama
Dd was willing to use one of these:...

Dd was willing to use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Brush-Baby-Clear-Chewable-Toothbrush-10months/dp/B00344IMVI
I don't think they do as good a job as a thorough brushing, but they might be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By rachelsmama
I've had those offers too, back when I was...

I've had those offers too, back when I was nursing, and I think some of them were meant kindly, sometimes they were meant as a passive-agressive way to tell me to go somewhere out of sight, and...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By rachelsmama
I just did the annual hunt through the house to...

I just did the annual hunt through the house to see what school supplies I already have. It turns out that the UHU glue sticks that are leftover from the school supply list I complied with three...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By rachelsmama
What about just taking the pedals off of his bike...

What about just taking the pedals off of his bike current bike and making sure the seat is low enough to use as a balance bike? It would be less conspicuous, and less expensive, than importing a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,350
Posted By rachelsmama
As Linda pointed out, you wouldn't have known...

As Linda pointed out, you wouldn't have known that her family was the exception, and among abusive families, hers would be the rule, the easily spotted abuse would be the exception.

In addition to...
Forum: Learning at School   08-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By rachelsmama
I'm betting you'll notice a difference, and your...

I'm betting you'll notice a difference, and your pencil sharpeners might last longer, too.

There are a couple kinds of pencils that are such a waste of time that even when my kids get them as...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,007
Posted By rachelsmama
How about this one: ...

How about this one:

http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/894691/halifax-health-officials-tell-suspended-doctors-patients-they-need-to-be-re-vaccinated/

Obviously it's debatable whether most of the...
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