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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 2,866
Posted By mra
I followed the directions. Thanks for a chance...

I followed the directions. Thanks for a chance to win!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,617
Posted By mra
I also shared on FB. Thanks!

I also shared on FB. Thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,617
Posted By mra
I love all the articles on outdoor play and...

I love all the articles on outdoor play and creating outdoor play spaces. I'd love to see some on creating outdoor play spaces in the desert. It is a whole different ballgame out here! Not much...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,871
Posted By mra
I shared on Facebook.

I shared on Facebook.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,871
Posted By mra
We do a lot of these already. One of the recent...

We do a lot of these already. One of the recent things we have done that goes along with "Write a letter or pick up the phone rather than sending an email or text" is to join an international...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,369
Posted By mra
I shared this blog post on my FB wall. Thanks!

I shared this blog post on my FB wall. Thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-16-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,369
Posted By mra
Why homeschool?    I can give my child...

Why homeschool? 
 
I can give my child individualized instruction, quality one-on-one time, a creative and loving environment and so many more experiences than sitting in a classroom will ever...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   09-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By mra
Hi everybody! I haven't posted on here in ages....

Hi everybody! I haven't posted on here in ages. Anyway, I started a blog that is mostly about places to go in and around Tucson if you have children - parks, museums, etc. Many of these places are...
Forum: Family Safety   08-16-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By mra
    Quote:Maybe there's a better  encasement...


 
Quote:Maybe there's a better  encasement now that isn't vinyl?


I ordered my sheets from Magnolia Organics. They make a cotton encasement, not sure how that would work to prevent smells....
Forum: Family Safety   08-16-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By mra
I must have called too many times because one of...

I must have called too many times because one of the corporate guys called me and answered a lot of my questions about the Europa line from Sleep America. There is 20% soy foam. The flame retardant...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By mra
Julia went through a period - probably around 4...

Julia went through a period - probably around 4 or 5 months (somewhere in there) where she didn't want to sit either. Whenever I would try to sit her on my lap or the floor she would straighten her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By mra
Wow you were both right on the money! The day...

Wow you were both right on the money! The day after posting she pooped a few huge poops. Thick and stinky! Luckily she did most of them on the potty. Gross!
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By mra
I'm wondering whether EBF baby poop gets thicker...

I'm wondering whether EBF baby poop gets thicker as they get older? Julia will be six months soon. Once she reached about 4.5 months she normally pooped once a day. 
 
She hasn't had a full bowel...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By mra
I put outlet covers on all the outlets and...

I put outlet covers on all the outlets and tucked away cords. I collect old glass bottles, so I moved any of those that were down low out of reach. That's pretty much it.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By mra
How about letting her watch herself in the...

How about letting her watch herself in the mirror? My LO loved seeing herself.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By mra
Thanks! We do have the regular size co-sleeper...

Thanks! We do have the regular size co-sleeper that turns into a pack and play type crib. We also have a regular crib, we just need a new mattress for it. We were given one by family, but I didn't...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-09-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By mra
Absolutely! I take Julia to the potty quietly...

Absolutely! I take Julia to the potty quietly without turning on any bright lights - usually just a nightlight. I keep it as calm as possible so she will go back to sleep easily. Calm, dark and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By mra
Is there any reason why I shouldn't let the LO...

Is there any reason why I shouldn't let the LO nap on the floor? Right now she is sound asleep on a blanket in the middle of her room. We were playing and reading on the floor, she started to look...
Forum: Family Safety   06-08-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By mra
What would you do?   We just bought a king...

What would you do?
 
We just bought a king size mattress because we cosleep and wanted to upgrade from our queen. That one was a foam mattress - probably high in toxins.
 
We bought the Europa...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By mra
We aren't actually using any yet. We have never...

We aren't actually using any yet. We have never even tried to put a pair of shoes on her. My SIL apparently likes to buy shoes for our niece and lots of them. I'm of the opinion that barefoot is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By mra
Maybe you could skip the changing table and put...

Maybe you could skip the changing table and put a shelf there instead. We never use our changing table. We much prefer the floor especially when Julia started to get squirmy.
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By mra
Hi! I was just wondering if anyone knows whether...

Hi! I was just wondering if anyone knows whether used shoes are ok for a baby or toddler to wear. We have a bunch of used shoes from my LO's cousin, but I thought I read somewhere that used shoes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-17-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By mra
This might be a stupid question but at what...

This might be a stupid question but at what point do you take your LO to the doctor's if they seem to only have a mild cold? Julia has her first cold at almost 5 months and my family keeps asking me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-12-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By mra
Not sure if my LO leaked constantly, but she...

Not sure if my LO leaked constantly, but she always had at least a tiny bit of poo in her diaper at every change. I changed her often. While I was changing her diaper she would also always have a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By mra
I can commiserate. My LO recently turned 4...

I can commiserate. My LO recently turned 4 months. It is like i have a different baby. Gone are the long morning and early afternoon naps. I'm lucky if i can get her down for a 20 minute nap here...
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