Saturday, September 4, 2010

OGrownups Monthly Summary

(Originally posted at Rational Jenn)

August was a pretty active month for OGrownups!

New Members: 8
Total Members: 254

Topics included:

  • Structuring homework
  • Finding good babysitters
  • Inspiring quotations for children's room decor
  • 10 video websites for kids
  • Two new baby announcements (yay!)
  • Collectivist arguments against homeschooling
  • Parenting books: The Your X Year Old Child Series by Louise Bates Ames
  • Secular funerals
  • Baby carrier recommendations
  • The Business of Being Born
  • A birth story
  • Baby supplies
  • McSweeney's article
  • Childhood anxiety
  • Should mothers blog about their kids?
  • First trip to the dentist
  • Things nobody tells you about parenting
  • ADHD misdiagnosis (linked to an article)
  • What to do when a child refuses to read books or play games that are outside of her official age range (though she is capable)
  • Floor beds and infants
  • Discussion of the online article about praising children
  • When are Children adults?
  • Toddler sleeping issues
  • When kids "test" their parents
  • Circumcision rates
  • Preparing kids for a move
  • Free audio books online
  • Teach sign language to babies and toddlers
  • Circumcision
  • (updates about stages of pregnancy, childhood development)
  • Decaf coffee and pregnancy
  • Article about epidurals protecting key muscles during labor
  • Humor: What happens when Dad watches the kids?
  • Cooking
  • Blog posts from members include: The CtV podcasts, Teaching by Essentials, World Breastfeeding Week (that's mine!), Temperament, and a link to a hilariously inappropriate kid's book.

Lots of variety! And I can't help but think--there's more where that came from!

If you are interested in learning more about joining OGrownups as a poster or lurker, check out the homepage.

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