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Forum: Montessori   01-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Sierra
My kids (1st grade) used to be in Montessori,...

My kids (1st grade) used to be in Montessori, and likely would have stayed if we could have afforded it, and if we could have found a school that wasn't 90% white kids.  Anyway, they now go to our...
Forum: Montessori   07-28-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By Sierra
Anyone? 

Anyone? 
Forum: Montessori   07-26-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By Sierra
Our kids started out as Montessori-inspired...

Our kids started out as Montessori-inspired homeschool kids.  Later, our son attended a Montessori 3-6 school for two years, and our daughter attended it for one year.  We had some special funding...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Sierra
Ah, phooey.  Constant Contact closed the event...

Ah, phooey.  Constant Contact closed the event registration on me now that the time/date has passed.  Oh well.  PM me if you want the link to the recording.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Sierra
I am hosting a (free) teleseminar tonight called...

I am hosting a (free) teleseminar tonight called "From a Disability Paradigm To Inclusive Society" if any of you are interested.  Spread the word too!
 ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,077
Posted By Sierra
To the OP, for what it is worth, I'll just say...

To the OP, for what it is worth, I'll just say that my dw and I have fostered for an extended period, and as a whole, it was a really good experience.  In fact, we loved it so much that we still...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-14-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By Sierra
Hi!  And welcome!  I'm not around much these...

Hi!  And welcome!  I'm not around much these days, but I do lurk and post occassionally.  My dw and I have twice foster-adopted.  We lived in one state at finalization of first adoption and a second...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-13-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,899
Posted By Sierra
I hope you are able to get some answers as you...

I hope you are able to get some answers as you follow up on the liver enzymes, etc.  Keep at it, mama!
Forum: Ask-An-Intuitive   02-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Sierra
Hi Jamie.  My family is getting ready to...

Hi Jamie.  My family is getting ready to (hopefully) move, and our lives will change dramatically with this move.  One of the big changes has to do with our kids' school situation.  The magnet...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By Sierra
We're moving to New Haven but don't have our...

We're moving to New Haven but don't have our address yet.  I know the magnet schools lottery application deadline is coming up, and we've found a couple of NH schools we love as well as some we...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Sierra
I'm glad you've started the conversation and...

I'm glad you've started the conversation and feel good about it so far, Spring Lily.  Good for you for being proactive! 
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Sierra
I do think it is different when someone is aware...

I do think it is different when someone is aware of their own needs, and what they are.  That said, I'd probably open up a conversation with my kids (both of whom have special needs of two very...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-17-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Sierra
So our ped ended up recommending Beth Ashenberg...

So our ped ended up recommending Beth Ashenberg in Worcester (she has another office elsewhere too).  We've done an initial meeting with her.  I have a really  good feeling about her.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,689
Posted By Sierra
I always get a big fat nothing with these...

I always get a big fat nothing with these things!
 
For those of you getting something, rock on!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Sierra
Oh, those are good ideas EmsMom and Saoirse2007! 

Oh, those are good ideas EmsMom and Saoirse2007! 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Sierra
We do an activity advent calendar too.   As...

We do an activity advent calendar too.
 
As for gifts, we've long ago stopped gifting to folks outside the immediate family, largely due to financial hardships.  We just told people not to include...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-14-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Sierra
I'm with JoyFilled.  We've only had good...

I'm with JoyFilled.  We've only had good experiences with respite.  The kids often see it as something of a vacation, and since we didn't have to worry about setting a bad (or unsustainable)...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-10-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,587
Posted By Sierra
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bawling...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bawling.gif Continuing to think of you and your entire family.
 
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Sierra
I just thought of another idea that I think will...

I just thought of another idea that I think will be good: paper dolls.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Sierra
I totally didn't mean this to be a thread of...

I totally didn't mean this to be a thread of suggestions just for me.  I'd love to get a thread going with folks just sharing the best gifts they've ever made their kids.  I thought it would be fun!...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-06-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,587
Posted By Sierra
I am so sorry.  I am thankful you have been able...

I am so sorry.  I am thankful you have been able to provide this darling girl with a good situation for so long, but I feel heartbroken for you about handing her over with so many questions still...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Sierra
I thought it would be great to get a thread...

I thought it would be great to get a thread going with in which we can share ideas about gifts to make for kids.  I'll start.  Last year our dd was 3 and our ds was 4. 
 

We had an old wooden...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,451
Posted By Sierra
We're doing something similar.  I even started a...

We're doing something similar.  I even started a blog on it: http://downsizingwithkids.blogspot.com/  (it's all very dreamy right now, but it's going to get down to the nitty gritty soon).  On the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-20-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Sierra
I wish I had thought to do a letter...back...

I wish I had thought to do a letter...back when...
 
I think it is a good idea.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-20-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By Sierra
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
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