Ella likes the same thing every day, no matter what other "creative" things we suggest. So she packs PB&J, cheese stick, a veggie or fruit (depending on what we have at the time), a granola bar (for afternoon snack), and some Sun Chips or pretzels.
I worry that she's not getting enough variety, but she likes it and as long as it's getting her through the day, I guess I'm okay with it.
Other ideas: rice cakes, apples with peanut butter dip, hummus, cheese bits and lunch meat, pizzaView Thread
Hmm... I don't know about all children, but Ella definitely rushes through her homework. Unfortunately for her, I was a teacher so I check her work with her and then have her make corrections I remind her that she needs to slow down and do a good job the first time so that she can be done and go play.View Thread
Our kids do not wear uniforms and we are lucky to receive lots of hand me downs from friends and family. So usually I will buy each of the kids some solid colored long sleeved t-shirts to wear under their short sleeved shirts during the winter. And then maybe a couple pairs of jeans if we need them.
School supplies cost about $60 total for both my Kindergartner and my 2nd grader. My kids attend a K-12 charter school.
We had to register at the end of July and the fees were $160 for both kids (about $80 each). The fees were general elementary, individual classroom, security, and tech. supplies.
We planned in advance knowing what we would need to spend, but I know each year it will get more expensive as we add another child to the school!View Thread
How many mothers are involved? It seems like he is just having a few average sized families that blend in to one big one.
I don't know if larger families are making a comeback or not. I have 4 kids and it doesn't really seem all that uncommon around here. But when we went on vacation this summer and stayed in a large city, I was amazed at all the comments we got from people. We really felt like we were making a spectacle every where we went.View Thread
Tonight we are having company for supper, so we are grilling baby back ribs. We've never done it before, so it will be a new experience! We'll serve with veggies from the garden, fruit (cantaloupe, strawberries, and blueberries), and baked beans (from a can).
Tomorrow night will be easy- breakfast for dinner.View Thread
My boys get this all the time. It's worse when their hair is longer and they wear their hats a lot.
Our doc recommended T-gel (like the PP said). We buy the generic version and use it at least once a week, but more now that the boys are also in swimming lessons and the chlorine is irritating their scalps. You should notice an improvement after one or two uses. If not, then definitely call the doc to rule out anything else.View Thread
Sounds like your son has been through a lot. I am not familiar with any of the things you mentioned, so I'm wondering if the hirschsprungs contributes to his low weight? Is he on any meds where the side effect might be loss of apetite?
I would continue to keep in close contact with the docs. Does he gain weight steadily? Is he really active? What is his diet like?
There are lots of good, healthy fats out there that you can incorporate in to his diet (if you haven't already). Avocado, full fat yogurt, cheese, peanut butter (we use the all natural kind), oils like olive, coconut, etc.View Thread
Good questions! My daughter just turned 7 two weeks ago, and probably a couple of weeks before that, she noticed that her first molar was coming in. Since then, she has gotten a second molar. Both on top. No signs of the bottom molars yet.
My kids have all been late teethers, so I am not surprised that she is just now getting them in.View Thread