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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-07-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By mean_jeannie
I don't think you're being too hard on her. It...

I don't think you're being too hard on her. It is important to me that I foster the desire to make the best effort in my son who will soon be five. When he rushes through something and I see he's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By mean_jeannie
I couldn't find a link for it, but Discovery...

I couldn't find a link for it, but Discovery Toys has Progressive Puzzles - a set of 9 or 12 puzzles, 3 or 4 of which are 4-piece puzzles, 3 or 4 that are 6-pieces, and 3 or 4 that are 9-pieces. My...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 808
Posted By mean_jeannie
We use reverse osmosis but I wanted to share a...

We use reverse osmosis but I wanted to share a recent situation we had in our city. We are in FL where the dry season is severe from February through May. The drought was so significant this year...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By mean_jeannie
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,313
Posted By mean_jeannie
I read your question and then laughed out loud,...

I read your question and then laughed out loud, literally, not just the internet lol. My dh watched Alien when he was 7 years old and thinks that it was perfectly fine for his mother to let him...
Forum: Parenting   05-30-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,548
Posted By mean_jeannie
Quote: Originally Posted by Twinklefae...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinklefae http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13853887)
I'm wondering if the hearing loss is the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By mean_jeannie
Don't print the labels, just print the addresses...

Don't print the labels, just print the addresses right on the envelope. If you have a cover letter that includes the address, just click on "Tools", "Letters and Mailings", "Envelopes and Labels"....
Forum: Religious Studies   03-20-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By mean_jeannie
Hello! I am a 6th grade Geography teacher and we...

Hello! I am a 6th grade Geography teacher and we are currently studying the Middle East in a unit called "The Land of Three Faiths." I rely on our textbook to help me with Islam. Today I had a chart...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-04-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By mean_jeannie
Quote: Originally Posted by 425lisamarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 425lisamarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13303591)
I think anything by Peter Reinhart will...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By mean_jeannie
If you expect to leave it in the freezer for...

If you expect to leave it in the freezer for more than a couple days, freeze after baking. Or par bake it (bake to 80% doneness) and freeze it. But yeast is very delicate once it has actively risen...
Forum: Natural Family Living Workshops   02-13-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,149
Posted By mean_jeannie
Hello! I am a 6th grade teacher in a public...

Hello! I am a 6th grade teacher in a public school and my son attends day care at a public high school as part of the school's vocational training.

I am interested in discussing the challenges...
Forum: Pets   02-06-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By mean_jeannie
Try spinkling some catnip on it. My cats...

Try spinkling some catnip on it.

My cats always preferred the upright, carpeted posts.

Good luck! I hope they take to it! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Pets   02-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By mean_jeannie
PS - super cute, too!...

PS - super cute, too! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Pets   02-06-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By mean_jeannie
I thought "Beagle" as soon as I looked at the...

I thought "Beagle" as soon as I looked at the first pic. The color and pattern make me think "Boxer."
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,536
Posted By mean_jeannie
I agree with the PPs - and I also enjoy the fact...

I agree with the PPs - and I also enjoy the fact that our new president has such a mellifluous name. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

My husband works at a company...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,453
Posted By mean_jeannie
DS was about 35" at 21 mos. He will be 3 in...

DS was about 35" at 21 mos. He will be 3 in April and measured 37.5" at the doctors a month ago.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By mean_jeannie
My son will be 3 in April and he does...

My son will be 3 in April and he does occasionally play in our fenced yard alone. This summer when I am home with him I will probably let him do it more often.

And, I think most people start...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,379
Posted By mean_jeannie
I rock Chicken with Two Lemons, which is a...

I rock Chicken with Two Lemons, which is a roasted chicken a la Marcella Hazan...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-19-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By mean_jeannie
If you put a muffin recipe into a bread pan it...

If you put a muffin recipe into a bread pan it will just be a giant muffin loaf. If you put bread dough into a muffin pan, you would get mini loaves of bread.

Muffins are considered quickbreads...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-06-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By mean_jeannie
Powdered milk reconstitutes at a 1:4 ratio. You...

Powdered milk reconstitutes at a 1:4 ratio. You need three cups milk and to reduce the liquid in the recipe by that amount.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By mean_jeannie
My son is 30 months (had to count that one out!)...

My son is 30 months (had to count that one out!) and the only time he says "I" is when he says "I want . . . " otherwise he says his name.
Forum: Pets   01-05-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By mean_jeannie
I had an Alexandrine parrakeet for many years. I...

I had an Alexandrine parrakeet for many years. I don't remember specifics, but I do know that I simply handled him a lot and talked to him a lot. He grew to have an enormous vocabulary and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-05-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By mean_jeannie
That recipe looks great! I was going to suggest...

That recipe looks great! I was going to suggest you make a big batch of egg puffs with them and then freeze. Make that pasta dish instead!...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By mean_jeannie
Yes, ds plays pretend a lot. I don't exactly...

Yes, ds plays pretend a lot. I don't exactly remember when he started - well before he was two he would pretend to feed a babydoll or to change its diaper. Just today he was at the playground and he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-05-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By mean_jeannie
normal! mine is the same way. he will appear to...

normal! mine is the same way. he will appear to be dead to the world and as soon as i rise to pee, get a drink, whatever, he is up too. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif...
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