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    Thinking of you! Hoping for doctors' wisdom, fast...

    Thinking of you! Hoping for doctors' wisdom, fast healing and a great outcome for the surgery.
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    It was total happenstance - she liked to go...

    It was total happenstance - she liked to go around with the fold-out city maps and pretend she was going places. As she got a little older she learned to read them a bit (streets, highways, parks) so...
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    The preschooler's busy book is a good one (there...

    The preschooler's busy book is a good one (there are activities we still use from the toddler's version, too ... those she can do very easily all alone). There are a lot of other books I've found...
  4. So glad last night was better! I weaned Noe when...

    So glad last night was better! I weaned Noe when she turned 3. I had begun to suspect she was waking often during the night TO nurse, which was making both of us tired. Night weaning didn't work at...
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    I had HFM with no blisters on my feet or hands....

    I had HFM with no blisters on my feet or hands. The soles of my feet were very sore -- felt almost like a bad sunburn, hurt to walk -- but no bumps or blistering. With his foot and hand pain, HFM is...
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    I was thinking... if your worry is people coming...

    I was thinking... if your worry is people coming over unannounced around bedtime, there are signs you can put up. You could either hang one on the door just when she's starting to get ready for bed...
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    Oh, Lauren, I'm so sorry! Sending lots of virtual...

    Oh, Lauren, I'm so sorry! Sending lots of virtual hugs. I will keep you in my thoughts for peace and the wisdom of your doctors.
  8. And he only won second place! Still, looks like...

    And he only won second place! Still, looks like he's getting some good publicity.
    I've been reading where people are advocating something similar - a tether you attach to the carseat and yourself...
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    Sent home? whoa. You don't mess around. I was...

    Sent home? whoa. You don't mess around.
    I was not raised around guns, and we have none in our house and never will. I was also robbed, and my friends assaulted, at gunpoint. A very close friend of...
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    I actually think about this quite a bit because...

    I actually think about this quite a bit because an old friend of dh's lost his wife in a car accident that way. I believe the projectile was a steel water bottle. Anyway, we still bring water bottles...
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    I wouldn't be concerned about the scrape at all,...

    I wouldn't be concerned about the scrape at all, but having four more kids to watch might give me pause if mine is the youngest/needs most watching. 6-12 year olds don't need too much supervision,...
  12. I have a few recipes for crackers and granola...

    I have a few recipes for crackers and granola bars that I like to do when I have time. I think I've tried all of these with good results. The fruit leather and roasted chickpeas are tasty too, and...
  13. She definitely goes to bed earlier than Noe - we...

    She definitely goes to bed earlier than Noe - we eat around 7 (when dh comes home) and she goes to bed at 8 (more like 7:30 in winter when it's dark so early). DH comes home from work a bit late so...
  14. Noe was in preschool 8:30 to 3 this year 5 days a...

    Noe was in preschool 8:30 to 3 this year 5 days a week and I didn't feel like we missed out on much time together. We still had every afternoon together after school, and did plenty. She loved being...
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    Sorry I totally forgot to come back to this conversation - but this ^^
    I got the agreement vibe too. No apology necessary.
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    Dh and I just had this talk yesterday! Noe is 4.5...

    Dh and I just had this talk yesterday! Noe is 4.5 and she doesn't play with the kitchen as much as she used to. Dh suggested getting rid of it, but I think I'd like to wait a little while longer just...
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    It's a sticky situation. The sad truth is that...

    It's a sticky situation. The sad truth is that while, yes, a physician should be the one to evaluate a child's health, nutrition, etc., in too many cases it doesn't happen. Especially in urban...
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    Interesting! DD1 and I love whole milk, except dh...

    Interesting! DD1 and I love whole milk, except dh who prefers 1%. Noe isn't drinking milk right now, because it was upsetting her digestion, so she drinks almond milk. But I fully believe in whole...
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    How would he feel about going to a seminar with...

    How would he feel about going to a seminar with you? Our local school district and the preschool dd attends have educational series for parents on positive discipline techniques, and I think Love and...
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    Ours is in the bottom corner of the linen closet,...

    Ours is in the bottom corner of the linen closet, which is the only out of the way spot in our little house. There are sliding doors on the closet, so we just keep one partway open, and they can get...
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    I think it's very normal. My kids have always...

    I think it's very normal. My kids have always wanted to be naked. Obviously dd1 (16) now wears clothes, but I don't think she likes it. :laugh:
    Noe, 4.5, strips down pretty much every day. The...
  22. Obviously, as a nonreligious person, I agree with...

    Obviously, as a nonreligious person, I agree with you that atheists/nontheists are well suited to public office because they will have fewer issues with keeping church & state separate. I just think...
  23. Americans still more likely to vote for adulterers than atheists

    Sigh.

    http://jezebel.com/americans-are-more-likely-to-vote-for-adulterers-than-a-1579234320
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    Noe has a funny palate. She doesn't much care for...

    Noe has a funny palate. She doesn't much care for chicken nuggets, hot dogs or other typical kid food, although she will sometimes eat pizza or pasta. Here are a few of the meals she will always eat:...
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    I like the idea of having another bed for guests,...

    I like the idea of having another bed for guests, but how often do you have guests? I've done loft beds for both of my girls (who are 12 years apart, so never in the "share a room" age range...
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