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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-31-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By youngnhappymamma
There are countless options for homeschooling!!...

There are countless options for homeschooling!! And thus, cost varies pretty much as much as you want. We are ecclectic homeschoolers and just use a bit of this and a bit of that and a bit of...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-23-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 174
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I was super overly protective of our kids when...

I was super overly protective of our kids when they were little which resulted in not trusting anyone to watch them and thus dh and I never having a date or anything....I REALLY regret that! The...
Forum: Parenting   02-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By youngnhappymamma
my dd's are pretty similar and I've never...

my dd's are pretty similar and I've never thought of them as "different" from other kids....I remember being similar myself. The fact is, if you send your kids to school, the things their peers do...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-23-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By youngnhappymamma
whenever I get to feeling this way, I know that...

whenever I get to feeling this way, I know that stuff HAS to change....I think about the things that are really bothering me the most and come up with a plan to change them...usually it involves me...
Forum: Family Safety   02-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,304
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I personally feel like 6 is WAY too young! If...

I personally feel like 6 is WAY too young! If your dh is just a block away, couldn't your ds just hang out at his work for an hour....or you dh come home for an hour (maybe take a super late lunch...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 322,976
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I HATE the taste of rrlt.....I take capsules of...

I HATE the taste of rrlt.....I take capsules of rr, but I'm not sure if I'm taking enough (I take 2 a day right now, at almost 33 weeks along)...any recomendations? And is there anyway to do the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-18-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I love what Cheshire said!...

I love what Cheshire said! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Playing the fairness game just breeds more resentment and more feelings of feeling sorry for...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-18-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By youngnhappymamma
.....so hard that, since I had a falling out...

.....so hard that, since I had a falling out with my CNM and dropped her a few weeks ago, I haven't called and set up an appointment with a new care-provider yet. It's been about 6 weeks since my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By youngnhappymamma
Sounds like he is a bit stressed. I would make...

Sounds like he is a bit stressed. I would make the environment more fun and up. I am constantly singing silly songs, making silly noises, chattering, involving, and trying to make light situations...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By youngnhappymamma
Sounds like normal frustration to me. I've had a...

Sounds like normal frustration to me. I've had a few kids who got this frustrated at this early of an age. I would just scoop them up, say "I know you're soooo frustrated!" and try and move on....I...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-16-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I make my own mac n cheese using whole wheat...

I make my own mac n cheese using whole wheat pasta and a simple cheese sauce (heat butter and flour on stove, use a wire wisk to wisk in some milk, salt and pepper and various cheese, etc) The kids...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-16-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By youngnhappymamma
If the sleeping situation is not working for you...

If the sleeping situation is not working for you anymore, feel free to change it!

My 4 year old dd still comes into our bed sometimes. I tell her, during the day, "I need you to sleep in your own...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-16-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By youngnhappymamma
the key, I think, is follow-through. If I ask my...

the key, I think, is follow-through. If I ask my child to do something or not do something they know, for the most part, that I will follow-through with what I have asked them. For example, if I ask...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I'm sorry you are in this situation. If it...

I'm sorry you are in this situation.

If it were me, I would call and report him as suicidal anytime he threatened suicide. (not sure of the laws in Belgium, but here he would be commited for 36...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By youngnhappymamma
if it were me, I would just make it about "no...

if it were me, I would just make it about "no standing on our chairs" instead of about the chandelier. If they stood on their seat, they didn't get to sit in it or some other consequence you feel...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By youngnhappymamma
Some activities we do: take a short walk...

Some activities we do:

take a short walk (even in very cold temperatures) and gather some nature to bring home and play with, etc

go to the mall for mom to mall walk while child rides in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,924
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I agree that expecting a 1 year old to obey...

I agree that expecting a 1 year old to obey every time (and remeber the things he is supposed to leave alone, etc) is not realistic. If I were you, I would set up the laptop in a more permanant...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-15-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By youngnhappymamma
Thanks for the suggestions and taking the time...

Thanks for the suggestions and taking the time to respond! I knew about Jana Flesher, but was hoping to find someone who delivered at Memorial North (from what I've heard, they have the best...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I am 32 weeks and having to find a new care...

I am 32 weeks and having to find a new care provider. I was seeing Sharon Ruyak, but we had a falling out and now I need a new care provider. I would just have another homebirth, but we switched...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By youngnhappymamma
i think you could find a lot of those things in...

i think you could find a lot of those things in Colorado! The homeschooling laws are not nearly as strict as CA (just registering with the school district and doing testing/evaluating every odd year...
Forum: Women's Health   02-08-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By youngnhappymamma
My baby broke out in a full-body eczema rash at...

My baby broke out in a full-body eczema rash at about 6 months old. It was really bad. Our pediatrician said "it must be a food allergy!" and suggested I go off of dairy for 3 weeks to see if that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-01-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By youngnhappymamma
At my last appointment (27 weeks appt), I was...

At my last appointment (27 weeks appt), I was very emotional. I have been having a SUPER hard time with birth decisions this pregnancy...I was seriously considering a hospital birth with epidural...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-27-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 940
Posted By youngnhappymamma
I am pregnant with our 7th and we have been...

I am pregnant with our 7th and we have been getting "are they all yours" and "you must have your hands full" comments since we just had 3! I think it's sad that it's so rare (though I don't think...
Forum: April 2010   09-24-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By youngnhappymamma
It's definitly good not to freak out, but I...

It's definitly good not to freak out, but I think it's good to be cautious. My sister had placenta previa with one of her kids. She had bleeding in the first trimester and then the previa was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-04-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By youngnhappymamma
Thanks for the replies! I guess we will do the 2...

Thanks for the replies! I guess we will do the 2 weeks free and see how we like it. My boys LOVE doing anything and everything on the computer, so I know they will like it...I am just hoping they...
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