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Kathy M.
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parental controls?
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Does anyone know a good site or good way to get parental controls for the Internet?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz McCulloch Apr 8, 2014.

Know any good gerontologists or internists for older people?
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My Dad is having a lot of health problems and just got out of the hospital; his internist was out of town and didn't have a backup doctor so my Dad didn't have his own doctor seeing him in the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Kramer Mar 1, 2014.

Sewing machine help
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Are there any sewing experts out there? I got a new Brother sewing machine for Christmas and I still haven't touched it because I'm scared I'm going to mess it up! I'm notoriously bad with mechanical…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cherie Schneider Feb 8, 2014.

Computer frustrations
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My husband and I are having lots of Internet trouble and I'm wondering if it's our Internet provider, our router, or us? How often is it reasonable for Internet to go down? Sometimes it will be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Soetoro Dec 28, 2013.

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Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion "Sliced: Nutritionists urge pizza restraint, some parents push back"
"Pizza has always been my most favorite food in the world! It does have plenty of calories but if you stick to about two pieces you aren't any worse off than a lot of other foods, especially if you get vegetables on your pizza and no meat…"
Jan 20
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion 13-year-old refuses to "weigh in" in front of her class and get's sent to the principal's office
"That could be considered Protected Health Information which under HIPAA is private. And law or no law... girls are sensitive to that and junior high is too old to be making them weigh in front of other classmates."
Dec 2, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Thinking about getting a hamster for my daughter...Any advice, tips, suggestions?
"Yes, they smell and they are noisy! They usually only bite if mishandling them, but kids get too enthusiastic so it will probably happen. You can't leave them very long unless you have someone to clean out their cage and get an automatic…"
Nov 11, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Moms are upset about a new doll that poops charms...What's your opinion?
"Weird, disturbing, and hilarious. Seems harmless."
Nov 8, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Does this Polk County mom deserve an apology from the officer who pulled her over?
"If my kid was sick and not breathing well I wouldn't stop for a cop or anybody. Get to the hospital, let the doctors take the kid, and then do some explaining."
Oct 21, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Family dining in Chipotle changes their child's diaper on the table when no changing table was available...
"There is no way I would ever eat in a restaurant where management allowed babies to be changed on their tables. How anyone could even think that's okay is beyond me; it's disgusting. Even if you wipe down the tables, there's still the…"
Oct 5, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Brandy Hall's discussion Make Smoking In a Vehicle with Children Under the Age of 18 Illegal in Florida!
"I agree with you that smoking around children is child abuse. My parents were heavy smokers and my brothers, sister and I all suffer from varying degrees of allergies and asthma, which I've heard is linked to secondhand smoke. I worry a lot…"
Sep 23, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Youngest couple ever to have a baby...
"I had read once that the youngest couple in the world ever to have a baby were 8 and 9, they lived in rural China or somewhere in Asia. That's horrible enough but then I read this on Wikipedia: Lina Medina (born September 27, 1933, in Ticrapo,…"
Sep 16, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Anna Slater 's discussion new to Gainesville
"Do you live in a neighborhood where there are other young children? If so ask their mothers who their babysitters are. Or if you see teenage girls in the neighborhood who seem responsible, you could interview them. Also you could try"
Aug 16, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Smi's discussion Getting really mad at the kids.
"Since you were on anti-depressants before and they worked well, maybe you should ask your doctor about trying them again, to get you through this rough time as you're transitioning to a new country. Maybe you went off them too soon the last…"
Jul 6, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Kristin Foster's discussion Breyers isn't ice cream anymore but Frozen Dairy Desert
"Gross, thanks for the warning. Isn't Bryers the company that used to have that cute commercial about how Johnny couldn't read because of all the weird ingredients in the other companies' ice cream? I hate Cool Whip too, it tastes like…"
May 27, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Thousands what to save a dog that severely mauled a little boy
"The adult shouldn't have let the child pick up the bone so near the dog. But that is a separate issue. The dog isn't being put down as punishment because it did something wrong. It's being put down because it attacked a child, which…"
May 7, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Sarah's discussion Looking for a house to rent!
"I think has houses; also some real estate companies have rental homes like Bosshardt I think. Just be careful about renting off craigslist; I replied to a rental home ad there once and then I saw it was also listed for sale- the rental ad…"
Apr 30, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Cherie Schneider's discussion High stakes testing and what it is doing to our children
"Way to much emphasis is put on the FCAT, but how you handle it as a parent or teacher also affects how the kids feel about it. My foster daughter does pretty well in school and when we've talked about the FCAT which she took last week, I just…"
Apr 27, 2014
Kathy M. replied to Regina Freeman's discussion Afterschool Care
"Sorry to hear that; it must be frustrating. Is he in any ED/LD classes at school? If so, maybe his teachers or counselor can recommend something. Or maybe a magnet school would have a more tolerant EDEP? Do you think he's able to control his…"
Apr 9, 2014
Liz McCulloch replied to Kathy M.'s discussion parental controls?
"I recommend Mobicip - it's for computers and various i-devices, also I think Galaxy. You can use their default blocking settings for various age groups, or can customize.  it's easy to install andnot too hard to use - I can't…"
Apr 8, 2014

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Looking for used crib and car seat

Hi everyone. It's been a long journey to parenthood but it looks like we will be starting to do foster care soon! I'm hoping to find a crib with mattress that meets safety guides. I looked on craigslist but the ones I called about all had drop sides. Does anyone have a gently used crib and/or car seat I could buy, or know a place I could get one that would meet current safety rules?

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 5:02pm

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