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Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,923
Posted By EFmom
We have one meal. They can eat it or not eat it,...

We have one meal. They can eat it or not eat it, but that's the meal, period. I don't serve things I know people hate. There are always a variety of side dishes, including things like rice, pasta...
Forum: Learning at School   03-11-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By EFmom
Easybib is great.  I've evaluated a bunch of...

Easybib is great.  I've evaluated a bunch of them for accuracy, and Easybib is one of the best.  There's also an app that works with the Easybib website that's pretty cool.
 
You do have to be...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,472
Posted By EFmom
My best friend's younger sister got pregnant...

My best friend's younger sister got pregnant while we were in high school and like the pp, managed to keep it secret from her parents. It was so weird. She was 8 months along and everyone else knew...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-02-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By EFmom
It isn't just a matter of passing tests, there...

It isn't just a matter of passing tests, there are credit requirements in my state. He would have to take substantial amounts of additional coursework for each discipline.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-01-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By EFmom
I'm not a nurse, but I'd think about it pretty...

I'm not a nurse, but I'd think about it pretty carefully.  While it might seem like "but I'm 40 already!", in reality that means you probably have about 25 years left in the working world, and it...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,536
Posted By EFmom
I'm completely opposed to uniforms.  I had to...

I'm completely opposed to uniforms.  I had to attend a horrible catholic school with uniforms as a kid and I hated them so much.  I still can't look at a certain shade of royal blue without getting...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,324
Posted By EFmom
I'm all for the parties.  They're occasional, so...

I'm all for the parties.  They're occasional, so the junk food doesn't bother me.
 
I've had the situations where the room parent wanted to have their version of "healthy food" and it pretty much...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-31-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,264
Posted By EFmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by erigeron http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392047/i-am-working-because-i-have-to/20#post_17497701)
 Maybe...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-31-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,264
Posted By EFmom
I'm pretty comfortable in my own decisions and...

I'm pretty comfortable in my own decisions and don't really give a hoot about what other people think.  So, I'm not defensive about why I work and I feel no need to explain it to others.  Most men I...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-31-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By EFmom
I don't have a degree in either, but I do work...

I don't have a degree in either, but I do work at a university and deal with graduate students and faculty all the time.  Personally, if I were you, I'd be thinking hard about what you hope to use...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-31-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By EFmom
It depends on what you mean by an "ordained...

It depends on what you mean by an "ordained minister."  Yes, you can find a website and with a couple of clicks print out a certificate that says you are ordained.  Many people do this in order to...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-31-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,472
Posted By EFmom
I've got two internationally adopted kids, who...

I've got two internationally adopted kids, who are now in their teens.  We have been active in a couple of adoption support groups over the years, and I know a ton of people who have been adopted,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-31-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By EFmom
Quote:  You don't need to tan or to...

Quote: 



You don't need to tan or to burn in order to get enough vitamin D from the sun.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-30-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By EFmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lmk1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390586/accutane-for-acne#post_17495986)
 Do you mean topical creams...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By EFmom
I volunteer with a rescue.  Since you have...

I volunteer with a rescue.  Since you have already worked with a behaviorist and the dog is still aggressive, I would also support having him put him down.  He is not a good candidate for rehoming.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By EFmom
I will admit that there has been a certain...

I will admit that there has been a certain shrinkage in the Butterfingers department.  If I had seen them in the store to buy them, $100,000 bars would never have survived for the trick or treaters....
Forum: Spirituality   10-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By EFmom
Yes, I'm an atheist also, and I would ask my kid...

Yes, I'm an atheist also, and I would ask my kid what they meant by it.  I'll bet she's getting pressure from other kids or a family member.
 
I taught my kids about Christianity the same way as I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,306
Posted By EFmom
I've been a member for a long time, but haven't...

I've been a member for a long time, but haven't been very active for years.  First, the level of moderation made the place uninteresting (hint, when the UA longer than Britannica, something is...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By EFmom
I think you have to do some soul searching of...

I think you have to do some soul searching of your own.  The reality is that the vast majority of Catholics in the US examine the church's teaching and come to a different conclusion.  You might...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-28-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By EFmom
We are saving as much as we possibly can.  We...

We are saving as much as we possibly can.  We will pay for 4 years at a public, in-state university.  If they take longer or want to go someplace more expensive that isn't covered by grants, they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-28-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By EFmom
I just took my teen to the pediatrician for her...

I just took my teen to the pediatrician for her acne.  It's bad enough on her T-zone and her back that it's really bothering her.  She's very self-conscious and unhappy about it.
 
The ped...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,471
Posted By EFmom
I'd have no problems taking away electronics in...

I'd have no problems taking away electronics in that situation.  I'd let the kid earn them back if they started regularly turning the assignments in, and I'd make the initial suspension much shorter...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 475
Posted By EFmom
I think he's doing a moderately good job.  The...

I think he's doing a moderately good job.  The republicans are intractable, which isn't his fault, and they have  zero interest these days in any compromise.  In his first term he caved in way too...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 176
Posted By EFmom
If you don't use the phone much, Tracfone is...

If you don't use the phone much, Tracfone is about as cheap as it gets.  They sell very inexpensive phones, some with triple minutes and as long as you keep the phone active (costs about $120/year)...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-22-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By EFmom
My nephew and his wife started what was to be a...

My nephew and his wife started what was to be a side business making almond milk and selling it at farmers markets.  It's pretty complicated.  In his area, you can't really do this as a home based...
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