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wow, my initial impression of the OP's list is that it is a crazy high benchmark for a 6-yr-old, and i expect not to care if the kiddo learns that stuff by any particular age, except one that seems appropriate, which i won't know until i know what my kid is like. but i still have so much reading & learning to do, so don't quote me on that. my ideas about unschooling are very loosely formed at the moment. but i am VERY curious to see the variety of replies here. loooong...
the OP's question is a good one, and i want to come back soon and read the replies, so i'm subscribing for now. i plan to unschool, and am currently trying to learn as much as possible about it, b/c i want to be a successful facilitator of learning and exploration. so i have had the same questions go through my head, just less specific, since my little one is not here yet.
hi. i'm jamie, in glassell park. i'm queer & hope to be pregnant soon, & am also trying to find a like-minded parents community. to find some fellow queer parents would be especially cool! here's where i've been compiling some links & talking about starting up a meetup group since they're kinda lacking: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375704/la-eastside-mamas-silverlake-atwater-eagle-rock-etc/0_50
and this one, in eagle rock, too. although it says leave baby at home =( i bet you could meet other parents you think are awesome, then ask them to go to playdates at a later time? http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387868/moms-and-moms-to-be-book-club/0_50
oh, also just found these links, but haven't followed or checked them out yet (i'm doing all this from my phone, so switching between too many browser windows is a bit cumbersome). http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SoCalAPFamilies/info http://www.silverlakemomsclub.org http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NELAAP/info
hi there. i hope to be pregnant soon, so i can't exactly offer to do play dates just yet, but i'm right in your 'hood. i'm really surprised you haven't gotten replies yet! i would expect our neighborhood to be chock-full of mothering.com readers! anyhow, hi, apparently only other NELA person on here! ;D i'm jamie, in glassell park, nice to meet you. i am trying to begin the search for like-minded members of the community now, so i feel like i've got some other parent...
 okay, i know this post is already a few years old, so your 18yo is already early 20s.  and although i'm 32 (this month), it still feels like i've only just crossed the threshold into my 30s, and i got (or at least started) most of my tattoos between 18 and mid-20s.  so i feel like i can probably relate to your son.  i not only have a tattoo on my forearm, i have two stars next to my eye, and i still have my lip pierced from ~10 yrs ago (22) when my wife and i got...
omg, loving these suggestions already on just the first few ("baba" is adorbs!), subscribing for now.  i don't know if i want my kiddo to call me mom.  i am more of a genderqueer, though not to the extent that i'm uncomfortable being identified female.  i guess i'm more pan-gendered than non-gendered, though i find gender a bit of a weird cultural mess and hard to talk about in a way that really makes any sense (despite studying it extensively in school!).  but still,...
we were going to TTC starting in october (10/13) but a couple of things came up.   one: based upon how long i thought my cycle would be this month, i started the OPKs too late.  my CM had gotten really minimal, but i didn't trust my BBT necessarily b/c i'd had disturbances & such that were making me think they were wrong.  but the fact that the OPK line wasn't even getting a little bit dark made me suspicious.  then a few more days of undisturbed BBT readings showed a...
yes, despite all the advice online in the paleo community against counting, i am doing it.  why?  because my relationship with food and my ability to notice when i'm hungry was so outta whack that eating only when hungry was kinda impossible.  i feel like i need to continue to count calories for a period of time long enough to get back into a normalcy of eating.  so that i can better assess when i'm hungry versus just craving foods for the happy brain chemicals they are...
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