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bio website edarcs.blogspot.com
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age 33
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High school biology teacher, mommy, wife, and black hole of fairly useless information.


Oct
14
answered Effect of homeschool on college chances?
Oct
14
comment Explaining sexual attraction
+1 for "don't assume immodest dress or manner is the invitation to intimacy you think it is". This is a message more boys need to be hearing.
Oct
14
comment How to eat out with kids?
+1 for these awesome suggestions! I'm going to try some of these next time we take our kids out!
Oct
14
comment How to eat out with kids?
+1 for focusing on your children. It's so tempting as a parent to sometimes kick back in the booth and put parenting on hold, but the more we interact with our kids at the restaurant the better behaved they are. And it's a much more positive experience than constantly hissing at your child to "Sit down" or "Leave those people alone".
Oct
14
answered Combing head lice from very curly frizzy hair
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
answered Handling coughing for 3 month old baby
Oct
7
comment Too many variables at play — troubled “son”
Here! Here! Graduating high school, even though I was moving on to college, was a really craptastic time in my life. I had a stable family to run to when things got rough so I don't know how people with less-stable families got through it.
Oct
7
answered Techniques for handling teenagers “playing dumb” about things
Oct
1
comment How do you encourage your primary-school-aged child to eat new foods?
"I don't like it because it's not corndogs. I want corndogs." Substitute "corndogs" for "mac n cheese" and you have my house! But I cracked up when I read that line. I can totally imagine those words running through my 5 yo's head!
Sep
30
comment How do I get my 4yo to stop repeating himself all the time, and to respect a quiet time?
My 5 1/2 year old does something similar as well. A lot of times it
Sep
20
answered Too many variables at play — troubled “son”
Sep
20
comment What can my girlfriend do for her daughter?
I think following the steps the FTC lists and getting a police report would go a LONG way toward helping her out. If someone else was using her SSN to file for state assistance then clearly her SSN was compromised. I've been in your gf's shoes in terms of a life in shambles and dealing with an ex who has turned my life upside down. It feels like a huge up-hill battle and you don't even know where to start. Encourage her, help her, you may even have to do some of it for her just to get her started. She's overwhelmed and stressed and worried. This might help her regain some of her power.
Sep
19
answered What can my girlfriend do for her daughter?
Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
5
comment 3 year old won't get out of bed without assistance?
My son STILL does this and he'll be 6 in February--and I have to go physically remove him from his bed almost every morning. If he's getting up when you call him on his own without too much of a fight then it's probably nothing to be overly concerned about.
Sep
5
comment Are “pull-ups” worthwhile?
110% agree. My son could have cared less about pull-ups and moved straight into big boy underwear with the exception of wearing pull-ups at night until he got that under control. My daughter has done well with pull-ups and can wear the same one all day with no accidents if we're out and about (we're still working on stopping to use the potty when we're having fun). Buy a small pack and see what happens. Even if you find you can't use them during the day, you can still use them at nap time/bedtime so it's not like they won't be used at all.
Aug
23
comment Non-alcoholic treatment, medicines, or remedies for infant colic
Yep. Time. Which sucks. And making sure you're burping her thoroughly. No need to give her any more reason to cry by also giving her gas issues. Trust me, if our daughter had been our first child, there would have been no second. But we had colic combined with acid reflux. Basically, our first year with her was hell.
Aug
23
comment When and how to teach a 2 year old how to walk properly
There are times when my five year old still sounds like a herd of elephants coming down our carpeted stairs. It does get better, but she's probably doing it because she likes the sound it makes. Once the newness of that wears off, she'll find something else to drive you crazy with :-) Is it only when she wears shoes in the house or also when she's barefoot? This is one of the reasons why my kids are almost always barefoot in the house. Soooooo much quieter!
Aug
9
answered How to teach a child to wear clothes?