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Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By lovesea
My cousin is getting married in a few months....

My cousin is getting married in a few months. Anyone have any ideas for a gift that my dcs could make for her. They are 5 and 7.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-07-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By lovesea
I co-slept with DD until she was 18 months. At...

I co-slept with DD until she was 18 months. At 18 months we moved her into her own bed in a shared bedroom with DS. She actually slept on a mattress on the floor. I would lie down with her and stay...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-07-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By lovesea
We were invited to a birthday party of a girl...

We were invited to a birthday party of a girl whose family are from a higher income level than we are. DD had a nice dress on but her everyday shoes which are perfectly nice, new and good quality....
Forum: Personal Growth   08-03-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By lovesea
Sorry - this is going to be long. Some...

Sorry - this is going to be long. Some background, I'm one of 5 siblings and we lost our mother to cancer when we were children. Being the eldest girl, I was expected to shoulder a lot of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By lovesea
Thanks for all your replies. Meemee, your...

Thanks for all your replies. Meemee, your response got me to thinking and I've started unlocking what's really bothering me. I think we've always been harshly judged by our father and there's a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-02-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By lovesea
My kids are 4 and 7 and I suppose mealtimes are...

My kids are 4 and 7 and I suppose mealtimes are fairly laidback at our house. The rules are, they eat at the table, and leave the table when they have finished by saying 'I've had enough' and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By lovesea
DS (nearly 7) just doesn't seem to have hit it...

DS (nearly 7) just doesn't seem to have hit it off with any of his first grade classmates and I'm a little worried. He seems to play on his own a lot of the time. He seems happy enough and doesn't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By lovesea
Thanks for the advice Miranda...

Thanks for the advice Miranda http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,016
Posted By lovesea
I never used a paci with either of my kids and...

I never used a paci with either of my kids and it never seemed to be an issue. I did have the dilemma of other people's advice conflicted with my instincts, the dilemma being is their experience...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By lovesea
Does anyone's children have a blog? I'm thinking...

Does anyone's children have a blog? I'm thinking a blog would be a great way for my 6 year old to keep in touch with relatives as we live far away and would also be a great learning tool for him....
Forum: Gardening   03-08-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By lovesea
Hi there, I'm not much of a gardener so looking...

Hi there, I'm not much of a gardener so looking for inspiration. I live in a big city and feel lucky enough to have a small garden. It's partly paved and partly grass - although the grass is a bit...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By lovesea
I don't have any advice per se but I recommend...

I don't have any advice per se but I recommend Dr Laura Markam (on these forums). Go to 'ask the experts' and post your issue there. She offers some really good advice and usually responds promptly.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By lovesea
I second the pp's view that it's not a big deal....

I second the pp's view that it's not a big deal. When my second child was born I was horrified when I went to investigate why the baby and dc#1 had gone so quiet to discover that ds was 'cuddling'...
Forum: Laura Markham   11-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By lovesea
Thank you so much for your advice. It's very...

Thank you so much for your advice. It's very reassuring
Forum: Laura Markham   11-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By lovesea
I'm starting to worry about my son because he...

I'm starting to worry about my son because he seems to get very upset suddenly out of the blue over things like death and loneliness. I'll give a few examples, tonight before bed we were reading...
Forum: Allergies   10-18-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By lovesea
My 2 and a half year old dd keeps complaining...

My 2 and a half year old dd keeps complaining that her stomach hurts yet she seems to have no loss of apetite and she's not vomitting or anything like that. I have not taken her to the docs because...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By lovesea
My ds is a leftie and has always shown left hand...

My ds is a leftie and has always shown left hand dominance. I've asked a lot of my 'lefty' friends for advice and have heard that it's not uncommon for a lefty to be slightly ambidextrous (my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-27-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By lovesea
I just want to say that, he may not actually...

I just want to say that, he may not actually need to go as often as you think. I think you said at one point he finally sat on the potty but didn't pee. When ds was first potty trained, he wouldn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By lovesea
Thanks for your replies. Just to clarify I would...

Thanks for your replies. Just to clarify I would never consider cutting contact, all parties get so much joy from the relationships, besides dh would never let that happen. I just sometimes feel...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-13-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By lovesea
My in-laws love my kids and really enjoy...

My in-laws love my kids and really enjoy spending time with them. However whenever they watch them, they always end up doing something that I really disagree with or that makes me cringe. I'll give...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By lovesea
Thank you everyone for your replies and thanks...

Thank you everyone for your replies and thanks for the links Sundaycrepes. You've certainly given me some food for thought. We live in Turkey. I actually agree and support the idea of learning...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By lovesea
I live overseas and our school options are...

I live overseas and our school options are rather limited - either overcrowded unsatisfactory state schools or very expensive unsatisfactory private schools. DS was born in 2006 and so has to start...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-29-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By lovesea
I haven't travelled quite so far and I only have...

I haven't travelled quite so far and I only have 2 kids (aged 2 and 5 now) but I have frequently flown alone with them - we live overseas. Firstly in my experience it has never been as bad as I've...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By lovesea
Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a nearly 5...

Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a nearly 5 year old and a 2 year old. We live overseas and the of the school options available to us none of them are ideal. As ds nears compulsory school age...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By lovesea
I culled the sock drawer recently and have kept...

I culled the sock drawer recently and have kept hold of all the odd ones. My ds loves giving little shows, so I thought they'd make great puppets.
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