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Forum: Single Parenting   11-01-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By emelsea
My son is 9, and for the first time, I really...

My son is 9, and for the first time, I really feel like I'm sailing into uncharted territory.  I, also, don't have brothers and my father lives very far away (and my dad and I don't have the kind of...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By emelsea
Thank you!  I did one google search and I got a...

Thank you!  I did one google search and I got a link to...well, use your imagination.  
Forum: Single Parenting   10-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By emelsea
The title pretty much explains it all.  I am...

The title pretty much explains it all.  I am clueless.  Does it go in his underwear?  
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   10-06-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By emelsea
We visit a farmer's market every Sunday, and...

We visit a farmer's market every Sunday, and there is a stand there that makes really, really yummy pizza in a brick oven.  They don't provide takeaway boxes, everyone just eats there at the market....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By emelsea
When do most children give up their imaginary...

When do most children give up their imaginary friends?
 
My son, age 8, had a "friend" who first showed up when he was 3 and his father deployed for a year.  Once my husband returned home, he...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-15-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By emelsea
I work at a nursing home, and it was just...

I work at a nursing home, and it was just announced that this year, all employees will be required to have a flu shot.  
 
Does anyone else deal with this for their job?  What did you do?  I've...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-22-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By emelsea
I don't have any disposable packaging in my...

I don't have any disposable packaging in my house (no plastic sandwich bags, Saran wrap, etc.).  My son takes his lunch every day in a bento-style lunch box and KK water bottle. 
 
Any...
Forum: Family Safety   02-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By emelsea
I think you're right, and my son is pulling them...

I think you're right, and my son is pulling them all the way out in order to fasten it himself.  
 
I wonder if regular boosters (as opposed to these larger seats that converted from 5-point...
Forum: Family Safety   02-13-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By emelsea
DH and I both replaced our cars in the last...

DH and I both replaced our cars in the last year.  I currently drive a  2008 Volvo XC70 (station wagon) and DH drives a Kia Optima.  Prior to this, I drove a Dodge Dakota extended cab truck and DH...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By emelsea
I want to to thank you all for your replies; you...

I want to to thank you all for your replies; you helped me think through what I wanted to do.

I have asked her on several occasions about her outerwear. I try to ask her in a friendly way, so I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By emelsea
Last year, a family moved in next door to us....

Last year, a family moved in next door to us.  They have a daughter who is in first grade at my son's school, so I see her every day at the bus stop, and she walks home with us every afternoon.  
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,819
Posted By emelsea
I got a set of 4 mesh, drawstring bags at the...

I got a set of 4 mesh, drawstring bags at the dollar store.  They were meant for corralling stuff in the car, but they are exactly the same size as the plastic produce bags at my grocery store.
 ...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By emelsea
I didn't read any of the comments because I'm...

I didn't read any of the comments because I'm afraid of spoilers, but I've just started this.  I don't know if I will stick with it.  The voice is so...pretentious?  Not sure if that's the word I'm...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-16-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By emelsea
My nephew (age 7) likes to read mysteries.  He's...

My nephew (age 7) likes to read mysteries.  He's already read all the Hardy Boys books and the Boxcar children books.  Any suggestions for other books I can send him for his birthday?  
 
I would...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-12-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By emelsea
My son saw some leather journals at Barnes and...

My son saw some leather journals at Barnes and Noble, but they cost close to $30.  I think I can make something similar at home.  I have a moleskine and I bought an old, leather skirt at Goodwill.  ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by JudiAU http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342956/the-lunchbox-wars-have-begun#post_16849518)

The gummy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
I know.  I guess there was an incident in the...

I know.  I guess there was an incident in the past where a child brought a bottle of vitamins and shared them.  Any medication is not allowed in school, unless it is in the nurse's office.  Even...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Tjej http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342956/the-lunchbox-wars-have-begun#post_16843898)

Are there...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342956/the-lunchbox-wars-have-begun#post_16843995)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342956/the-lunchbox-wars-have-begun#post_16844020)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
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Quote:Originally Posted by JudiAU http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342956/the-lunchbox-wars-have-begun#post_16843951)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by One_Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342956/the-lunchbox-wars-have-begun#post_16843907) 
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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By emelsea
My son (age 7) doesn't really get an allowance,...

My son (age 7) doesn't really get an allowance, but there is a list of "jobs" on the fridge that he can do to earn money, and each job has a certain "wage" listed next to it.  These are all jobs...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-23-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By emelsea
My seven year old son has been complaining a LOT...

My seven year old son has been complaining a LOT about his lunches lately.  He takes his lunch 4 days a week.  Last year he wanted PB&J every single day.  This year, he suddenly decided that peanut...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-20-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,810
Posted By emelsea
My son has been asking to join Scouts ever since...

My son has been asking to join Scouts ever since last fall (not constantly, but his school sends home flyers a couple times a year, and that sparks his interest.  Also, our neighbor's son is in...
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