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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,725
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dalia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387161/do-you-let-your-toddler-watch-tv/20#post_17421755)

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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,725
I can actually see my kids brains rotting while...

I can actually see my kids brains rotting while they are watching Busytown right now.  Such a shame.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/disappointed.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,725
My kids watch a good amount of TV daily....

My kids watch a good amount of TV daily.  Doesn't bother me and I don't feel the need to be apologetic about it or validate my decision.
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-28-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
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Quote:Originally Posted by IsaFrench http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384101/racist-family#post_17367922)

i have a friend who has a...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-27-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
My grandma is the only one who's made any...

My grandma is the only one who's made any comment.  When we adopted our son, she was worried that our older girls would be given a hard time for having a Black brother.  That's just the issue she's...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,344
I wouldn't worry about it too much. The cops...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. The cops aren't going to do anything, and if she calls CPS they will come out and make sure the kids are being provided for (have clothes available to them).
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
The birth parents can still make that decision...

The birth parents can still make that decision for the baby even if custody has been taken away.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-21-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
I think it's important to teach her appropriate...

I think it's important to teach her appropriate behavior without shaming. Is that something you'd be ok with any other child or adult doing out in front of the whole family? If not, then teaching...
Forum: Diapering   04-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
The dryer can actually help seal up PUL. If you...

The dryer can actually help seal up PUL. If you are always drying on the line, remember the sun can deteriorate things as well. Some sunning can be good, but constant sunning to dry can be really...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
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Quote:Originally Posted by The4OfUs http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381565/exersaucers#post_17328152)

It is a tool, like any other, that can...
Forum: Diapering   04-21-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Tracyamber - use more detergent and add a little...

Tracyamber - use more detergent and add a little oxy clean to help disinfect. If you have ammonia, they aren't getting clean enough.
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Ignore detergent rules. Use whatever detergent...

Ignore detergent rules. Use whatever detergent works well for you with your water and washer and use plenty of it. You are washing some of the dirtiest laundry on the planet, 1 tsp isn't going to...
Forum: Diapering   04-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Ammonia means there is still bacteria in your...

Ammonia means there is still bacteria in your diapers. They are not getting clean enough or sanitized while washing. Bleach would take care of the current problem, but it will just come back unless...
Forum: Family Safety   04-17-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
He's not tall enough for the seat yet. The...

He's not tall enough for the seat yet. The straps need to be at or below shoulder level for rear facing.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-16-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Try your hardest to be patient. The baby will...

Try your hardest to be patient. The baby will come when it's ready. It could be weeks still and it you would still be well within the normal range for gestation time.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Agree with Polliwog. It will more likely shatter...

Agree with Polliwog. It will more likely shatter her latter in life than it would to just talk about it now. I have yet to see any research on adoption that recommends waiting until a child is older...
Forum: Family Safety   04-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Rush hour traffic is actually a very common time...

Rush hour traffic is actually a very common time to have rear end collisions. I wouldn't be comfortable with it.
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,611
I'm sorry, it seems like they are doing some...

I'm sorry, it seems like they are doing some weird things, but mostly the posts just make you sound really judgmental of them. Maybe their son does have special needs. Maybe you don't have any idea...
Forum: Diapering   04-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,420
1- that the phrase "cloth diaper safe detergent"...

1- that the phrase "cloth diaper safe detergent" means nothing. Just use what works.
2- additives can be your friend. They are not the enemy.
3- vinegar and detergent are not a good mix. Use...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-05-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Well, in talking to her theses last few weeks...

Well, in talking to her theses last few weeks (we talk a couple times a week normally), it seems as though she plans to parent this baby girl. I'm torn about the whole thing. The idea of another...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-03-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
After 9 months, hospitalizations, more doctor...

After 9 months, hospitalizations, more doctor appts than I can count, paternity battles, and risking losing him, we finally can call our son our own!

Here he is with his 2 adoring big sisters.
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-25-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Sounds like it may be time to start setting some...

Sounds like it may be time to start setting some limits. Nursing is a relationship and it has to be done with the wants and needs of both parties considered. You know how often she would like to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
We are stuck in a bit of an awkward situation. ...

We are stuck in a bit of an awkward situation.  Our son's birthmom (whom we have a very open relationship with - we talk several times a week) has several children that she is currently solo...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-05-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamarhu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375732/advice-for-a-foster-family#post_17285069)

 I really...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-05-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
What an awful example of how the system fails...

What an awful example of how the system fails these poor kiddos.  I'm so sorry you are being put through this. 
 
You say that he says his family would want to adopt, have any of them come forward...
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