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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By CarenSwan
Great discussion!  Just chiming in to say that I...

Great discussion!  Just chiming in to say that I had parents who didn't push me to complete tasks or develop discipline, and as an adult I regret it.  I am now in my early thirties and am finally...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-15-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By CarenSwan
I have a friend who is struggling with her 4...

I have a friend who is struggling with her 4 year old girl.  I'd love to point her to some AP-friendly resources to help her understand child development/give her some ideas for that age.  What...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By CarenSwan
I know your personal decision has already been...

I know your personal decision has already been made, but I wanted to respond to your original question as well as some of the feedback. 
 
First of all, we are a Waldorf family, but many of our...
Forum: Women's Health   04-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By CarenSwan
Just bumping this thread.  Seeking answers to...

Just bumping this thread.  Seeking answers to the same question!
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By CarenSwan
We are new to the area, and have a first grader,...

We are new to the area, and have a first grader, so I don't know what resources are for younger kids, but our dd is in first grade at Emerson Waldorf in Chapel Hill, and I KNOW some families of...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By CarenSwan
No suggestions for you, as we are new to this...

No suggestions for you, as we are new to this area, but I just wanted to say http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif and I feel your pain!  My lo was born at 32 weeks, and those first few...
Forum: Waldorf   12-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By CarenSwan
Oh, this would make me so sad!  She IS an MDC...

Oh, this would make me so sad!  She IS an MDC mama, or at least was, and I've loved supporting her over the years, though it's been a while since I bought anything from her.  I always point people...
Forum: Waldorf   12-10-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By CarenSwan
I think this is a really interesting thread, and...

I think this is a really interesting thread, and good things for any Waldorf parent to think about.  We're new to being enrolled in a Waldorf School (my dd is in first grade, so I have no experience...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By CarenSwan
Those are nice--very tasteful and yet well...

Those are nice--very tasteful and yet well made!  Though I'm with you, I can't quite bring myself to spend that much on shoes for her because she's growing so fast.  I mean, for something...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By CarenSwan
So my daughter has been wanting some tall...

So my daughter has been wanting some tall leather boots, like the ones I live in :) and I'm thinking of getting her a pair for christmas.  I did a quick search on Amazon, and was NOT impressed. ...
Forum: Waldorf   11-25-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By CarenSwan
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by dancingmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335901/waldorf-and-skirts#post_16757242)

Um....  Aren't...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-25-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By CarenSwan
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by abc3210 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Spirituality   11-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By CarenSwan
I read the book (very much skimming the...

I read the book (very much skimming the beginning, as I had been warned) and found it to have some stuff that I liked.  I grew up Evangelical, and while I am still a deeply committed Christian, I...
Forum: Waldorf   11-17-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By CarenSwan
I also love J. Jill but they can be pricey. ...

I also love J. Jill but they can be pricey.  They have GREAT sales online, though.  I also love Garnet Hill--again, mostly natural fibers, lovely flowy clothes, and great on-line sales.  And I SWEAR...
Forum: Waldorf   11-17-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By CarenSwan
My daughter's (first grade) teacher wears either...

My daughter's (first grade) teacher wears either long skirts or, more often, flowy stretchy pants.  Most of the other women that I see in upper grades wear a combination of skirts and pants.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-17-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By CarenSwan
Can't say enough good things about Emerson...

Can't say enough good things about Emerson Waldorf School!  They're certainly very understanding about the vax thing, and have wonderful programs for kids that age.  There in North Chapel Hill, so...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-17-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By CarenSwan
Thanks so much for the tip!  We're in NW Durham,...

Thanks so much for the tip!  We're in NW Durham, just off 85, so we can be in Hillsboro in 15 minutes or less.  I can't wait to get all these moving details settled!
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   11-14-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By CarenSwan
There was an old thread about this from a few...

There was an old thread about this from a few years ago, but I thought I'd start a new one to see where families get their medical care in Durham.  We moved here in August and I JUST got a job...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-08-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By CarenSwan
thanks so much, pinky!  i can't wait to look at...

thanks so much, pinky!  i can't wait to look at your neighborhood site.  i'm getting excited!
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-07-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By CarenSwan
Thanks for all the awesome info rhiOrion!  I had...

Thanks for all the awesome info rhiOrion!  I had fun looking at a bunch of your links.  And earthworm, I was thinking the same thing about which neighborhoods are better/worse, so you're not...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By CarenSwan
thanks for the tips carhootel!  i feel so...

thanks for the tips carhootel!  i feel so nervous about this new venture, though also super excited!  knowing there's cool stuff going on down there makes it easier...  any other tips, anyone?
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-04-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By CarenSwan
help!  my husband just got offered a scholarship...

help!  my husband just got offered a scholarship to study at his dream program at duke, so it looks like we're leaving our little n.h. farm and moving to n.c.  i don't know much about durham, but am...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-08-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By CarenSwan
A friend just gave me an audio set from this...

A friend just gave me an audio set from this program, and there are some red flags for me in the first 20 minutes, but a lot of it seems sane. I'm just curious if anyone is familiar with Vicki...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By CarenSwan
Quote: Originally Posted by zebra15...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14796474)
Why do you feel you need to cut your hours to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-14-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By CarenSwan
Quote: Originally Posted by HisBeautifulWife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HisBeautifulWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14795079)
Not really. But I am stingy on the...
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