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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By terraka
Perhaps your routine should include outdoor or...

Perhaps your routine should include outdoor or group activities at playgrounds, 2's classes, story hour at the library, climbing, running, etc.... It sounds like she is bored and her mind is looping...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By terraka
Yes, IdentityCrisisMa, there is ALL of the above...

Yes, IdentityCrisisMa, there is ALL of the above here, absolutely. And, yes, we are in NYC technically, but our neighborhood is on the eastern edge of Queens  closer to Long Island.
We are beyond...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By terraka
Then you were probably in a more socially...

Then you were probably in a more socially oriented country than the USA! We do have a local library where I happily directed my friend, but I have never heard of any other program there beyond story...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By terraka
Yes, thanks for pointing that out. I personally...

Yes, thanks for pointing that out. I personally dislike sitting on the bench- it is way too boring. If the games are going well, I do have to stand back, and i do.
But it is not just the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-08-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By terraka
Sorry to hear this! I am doing AP parenting...

Sorry to hear this! I am doing AP parenting basically and really really am trying to go back to work (I am not working right now, but applying and looking). I see you are in NY, if you are in NYC or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By terraka
This is all super helpful! Except the problem is...

This is all super helpful! Except the problem is that my friend is basically not doing anything with her older son when at the playground or visiting or anywhere I take them because she is always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By terraka
Yes, it appears true that showing lots of...

Yes, it appears true that showing lots of attention to another toddler can trigger annoyance in one's own toddler. It makes a lot of sense since one has to "parent" their own, which includes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By terraka
Yesterday I hosted a BBQ dinner for my...

Yesterday I hosted a BBQ dinner for my neighborhood mama girlfriend and her 2 sons, one of whom is 2 and a half years old. My daughter (2 years old) who regularly plays with him, knows him well and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By terraka
You are not doing anything wrong. It sounds like...

You are not doing anything wrong. It sounds like you are being so wonderful and attentive. I do similar time-outs. You also sounds very patient. Don't let the in laws tell you what to do. They are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Please send me a private message if you want to...

Please send me a private message if you want to participate in a documentary on this issue or you want to find out more information about the project.
I need people who are interested in speaking...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamapigeon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand/20#post_17206711)

     I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Hey guys, I feel like we are diverging from...

Hey guys,
I feel like we are diverging from the original question/discussion here.
Yes, mental health is so important. But remember, what I am trying to understand is WHY so many sane law-abiding...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommariffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand#post_17205978)

I haven't read...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EarthRootsStarSoul http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand#post_17205762)

The...
Forum: Activism and News   12-18-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By terraka
This isn't just sad news, it is more sad news...

This isn't just sad news, it is more sad news (after Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon and now Connecticut), but this time horrifyingly sad and disturbing to the bones. 
It's wrong to not talk...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand#post_17204631)


I agree. The...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
And that is exactly what I don't understand. I...

And that is exactly what I don't understand.
I live in New York State and more specifically in New York City- in this beautiful complicated place private gun ownership is a no no. That makes me...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Bokonon (Adaline's Mama and AAK), you...

Bokonon (Adaline's Mama and AAK), you misunderstood me. The "wild side" I am referring to is NOT that of a mentally disturbed individual. It is the side of a human being who wants to own a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
Quote:I am not sure that when the founding...

Quote:I am not sure that when the founding fathers gave us the right to bear arms what they had in mind really would have included modern day asault rifles, but I really do not see a good way to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,078
Posted By terraka
...why people in this country can go and legally...

...why people in this country can go and legally buy such advanced weapons as semi-automatic rifles. It's something that speaks to some deep immaturity many people here must have. These weapons were...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-06-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By terraka
Tomorrow is the first 8 hour day for my 18 th...

Tomorrow is the first 8 hour day for my 18 th month old daughter at a daycare where we have a back-up option. She nurses a fair amount and I am all of a sudden unsure this was the right decision (i...
Forum: Women's Health   11-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By terraka
Not looking for a sales pitch, but the...

Not looking for a sales pitch, but the experience of real people.
Forum: Women's Health   11-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By terraka
Hi all,   I am always very confused by...

Hi all,
 
I am always very confused by health insurance. Because I have been an artist, free-lancer and on and off corporate worker I have had different kinds and currently, I am concerned I am...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-25-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By terraka
Valerie Mokides, New Hyde Park. I have written...

Valerie Mokides, New Hyde Park.
I have written about her before.
There is no such thing as non-vax friendly, but there is such a thing as non-vax accepting and tolerant.
Forum: Parenting   08-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,917
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted...

Quote:Originally Posted by terraka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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