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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,539
Posted By Dingletwitz
I never did, but I'll admit that the whole...

I never did, but I'll admit that the whole practice was lost on me. Holding a swaddled baby felt like carrying around something inanimate.
Forum: Parenting   11-13-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,879
Posted By Dingletwitz
I agree that there is a problem with falling...

I agree that there is a problem with falling asleep during childcare--it's one thing to purposely take a child into a room that is safe because you've hit a wall and need a rest, but it's entirely...
Forum: Learning at School   10-09-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By Dingletwitz
Recently there's been a lot more press, but...

Recently there's been a lot more press, but there have been situations like Columbine for decades--just not as much publicity. It's hit the news, and this is a good thing. The sad part is that there...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dingletwitz
Perhaps your cohort are a bit more mainstream...

Perhaps your cohort are a bit more mainstream than you are? I know I get the looks and such from even my own family when I do not keep greeting cards and don't really buy them often. Typical cohorts...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dingletwitz
dd is just not a one-meal kind of girl, so I've...

dd is just not a one-meal kind of girl, so I've adapted evening food around that. In the car on the way home, there's usually some fruit, cheese, etc., ready for her as she is Irritable within...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-03-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Dingletwitz
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Forum: Dental   09-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 469
Posted By Dingletwitz
We're dealing with some negative effects of...

We're dealing with some negative effects of fluoride also. Do a lot of research before adding it.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-22-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dingletwitz
I used to keep every freaking thing that came to...

I used to keep every freaking thing that came to me in the mail. And I did this for about 30 years. Then it took me another 5 years to get rid of the accumulation after I stopped keeping the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,203
Posted By Dingletwitz
Funny enough, I don't think I've heard dd say...

Funny enough, I don't think I've heard dd say any naughty words in public--but I suppose it's like a tantrum. We're not worried that the child is going to embarrass him/herself with a tantrum, we're...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,203
Posted By Dingletwitz
My guideline at home: as long as whatever it is...

My guideline at home: as long as whatever it is follows standard grammar and is not hostile toward people, it can fly. That said, one needs a driver's license here to use George Carlin's list and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,595
Posted By Dingletwitz
oh my! despite the serious nature of your post,...

oh my! despite the serious nature of your post, I couldn't help but laugh.out.loud about the suspicious looking items all about and the mayhem with the screaming! Had it not been a call to CPS this...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-20-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By Dingletwitz
I covet my friend's train table with storage her...

I covet my friend's train table with storage her kids use for playmobil. I've used those long shallow plastic thingers from time to time, but ultimately it gets all over. I've also used those tool...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-20-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By Dingletwitz
I successfully got 53 mice in my old place in...

I successfully got 53 mice in my old place in about 3 months: Here's how:

1. The dog ate at least one.
2. The washing machine ate one. ewwww.
3. Sticky traps were used under the stove given...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-19-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Dingletwitz
What a decision! It would totally peeve me if my...

What a decision! It would totally peeve me if my job did that kind of thing--ASAP and everything, give us your decision now, blah blah. For goodness sake you're barely second trimester.

I took 6...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,980
Posted By Dingletwitz
Sounds like a great friend! She handled it very...

Sounds like a great friend! She handled it very well. I'm sure you felt terrible and embarrassed, but these are the great learning moments in life! Part of her being this good friend is she's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Dingletwitz
That is an odd one! I'm thinking creatively...

That is an odd one! I'm thinking creatively here.....Gotta say, if DD went that direction I'd probably serve her up some mush first, then bring in the chewy stuff. My kid doesn't eat much meaty...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By Dingletwitz
What yelling does: It implies a removal of...

What yelling does:
It implies a removal of responsibility for emotions--like, I'm so mad at you I yell, thus upsetting you (even more) and bringing you anxiety. You are now carrying my angst. It's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-14-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By Dingletwitz
While I find it distasteful, every daycare dd...

While I find it distasteful, every daycare dd has been to has done some kind of fundraising. Once it was to make a sidewalk, and they sold tupperware. Now, I'm not into buying crap just because it's...
Forum: Parenting   09-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Dingletwitz
Dd is super happy with the Ikea kitchen. She and...

Dd is super happy with the Ikea kitchen. She and I can easily play together at it, even though it is much smaller than many of the super cute cool ones.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dingletwitz
Quote: Originally Posted by blizzard_babe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by blizzard_babe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15833649)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-12-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dingletwitz
Quote: Originally Posted by KCMommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCMommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15832668)
I agree that this doesn't sound like a place...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-12-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Dingletwitz
Yeah, the dialect thing--I'm from way up nort...

Yeah, the dialect thing--I'm from way up nort where people have tree trees in da yard, and'll tell you all aboat dat. So, I'm not above letting some pronunciation slide--but the grammar. Sheesh....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Dingletwitz
We did this! And even after the move when all I...

We did this! And even after the move when all I had were 50 or so boxes of stuff that I shipped, I still unloaded more at the other end!

Things I always end up replacing when we end up...
Forum: Television   09-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,045
Posted By Dingletwitz
Okay, I'm a fan of Weeds, and I also dig: ...

Okay, I'm a fan of Weeds, and I also dig:

(okay I forget the exact wording)The sun somethingorother in Philadelphia
Dexter
nip/tuck
Riches
CSI types
24
Pushing daisies
Dollhouse
Forum: Babywearing   09-09-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Dingletwitz
Here's what I'd do: Wear the ergo as you have it...

Here's what I'd do: Wear the ergo as you have it without babe in for a while. If the contraption hurts your back by itself the straps are probably off a bit. I'm thinking when I have worn dd in...
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