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We got rid of the cable and only hooked up the DVD. The DVD player is for mommy & daddy only. We got the 1 DVD at a time from Netflix and we don't have time to watch much anyway. Kids usually watch TV at their nana's and it only seems to be the cooking channel Now my kids want to cook with mommy all time. Rarely do we allow them to watch commerical free tv at home (no more than 30 minutes if I have to do a conference call with a client, which is very rare).
We have 4yo (as of today) twins and take any and all freecycled/hand-me-downs. I remove anything that has any overt commercialism or displays poor social scenes (i.e. violence). Stuff with items that say "Gap" "Osh Kosh" I just let them wear it at home, but not at school.
I am not sending my kids on the bus until they are in HS but I was alarmed when I read this from the New York Times. As if we had to deal with the Channel One fiasco for free equipment, Bus Radio is boasting that beginning next year a GPS installed on a bus would inform the parent/child via email or text messaging that the bus is 10 minutes away from their house! Pretty neat technology, but still too invasive for my taste. Not to mention, who know whether the music...
We chose Waldorf for the lack of media influences and 'keeping up with the Joneses' mentality (ok, some might try to out-organic one another, but I choose my battles well ). Our twins have been part of the parent-child program for two years before moving to pre-K and many of the student in their class has been with them from the beginning! Also I like the fact that the older children take under their wings the younger ones into a loving community. Also the kids play...
Will you be near the Bucks County area? You might want to consider River Valley Waldorf School, in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Tuition is lower has a very vibrant and socio-economic diverse community.
We also use the laptop lunchbox and found the Flickr lunchbox group to be especially inspirational!
Our class varied from week to week, but the freeplay/circle time/snack/puppet show remained the same. What I mean is that at the beginning of freeplay, one week we would make bread rolls, another week we would work on a simple craft based on the seasons. It was not necessary to finish the project, rather to show meaningful work. Another week it was simply folding the napkins or ironing. She children participated in the work, others did not. Also most weeks we as...
Must be a twin thing. In the last two weeks, my twins have done the following: * Switch their car seats * Switch their Kinderzeats * Switch their cars * Switch their potties And last night... * Switch their cribs I hope that they don't switch clothes...my son would look pretty silly in a dress. ...OK he might look handsome in a kilt, but I don't have one.
Dear Boopie: Congrats on your little ones! What you are feeling happened to me as well. It was a rough start for the first 8 weeks or so. So here's the some tips that worked well for me and countless other MoMs of Multiples: 1. Get a routine going and STICK WITH IT! This could be tricky if you are BFing twins, but eventually it does iron out on it's own. 2. If you are having supply BFing problems get a LL consultant/mentor pronto! This is one of my biggest...
UPDATE: We finally had our meeting with the twins' teacher for the fall and brought up the lunchbox/basket issue. Being that I went out of my way to carefully make sure that the box was generic (i.e. no picutres, logos, etc) and that the twins are comfortable in eating with the boxes that she saw no reason for them to continue to do so. This morning it was such a lovely day for our Parent/child class that we packed a picnic lunch for them in their boxes. We sat under a...
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