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Forum: Elimination Communication   09-25-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Past_VNE
DD is 19 months old. We've EC'ed her part time...

DD is 19 months old. We've EC'ed her part time from the very beginning and she totally gets the idea that the toilet (and the outside world) is for pottying.

When in a diaper (cotton), she'll tug...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Past_VNE
Hanna Andersson sells very nice tank and short...

Hanna Andersson sells very nice tank and short sleeve undershirts. They serve DS through two winters. They're well worth the money.
http://www.hannaandersson.com/style....|11|3|8|29|7||...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Past_VNE
Check out http://www.shoeszoo.com for genuine...

Check out http://www.shoeszoo.com for genuine soft soles, they sell up to age 5-6.

softstarshoes.com is a FANTASTIC company and I swear by their things. They sell through adult....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Past_VNE
Oh! If you do plastic (non-leather) shoes,...

Oh! If you do plastic (non-leather) shoes, Stride Rite does have a couple of REALLY flexible models in now. One is a hot pink mary jane, one is a brown girls' boot and a navy boys' shoe. They have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Past_VNE
I've often wondered what colors DD will choose...

I've often wondered what colors DD will choose as she gets more of an opinion. I hope she steers clear, but who knows. Sorry your daughter went to the dark side, confustication.

I love Stride...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Past_VNE
I have two pairs of Umis and have seen many...

I have two pairs of Umis and have seen many others. That really don't seem flexible at all to me. ?
DS has had Tsukihoshis. I love them! They're all sneakers though and we are usually more dressed...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Past_VNE
I hear you. I LOVED the SKRs for DS, despite...

I hear you. I LOVED the SKRs for DS, despite them scuffing so badly. And, their girl styles are gorgeous and so many non-pink, not cutesy choices. I dearly wish they fit her.

I will check out the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Past_VNE
Okay, I have to start by admitting I'm...

Okay, I have to start by admitting I'm http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif for shoes. Kid shoes, adult shoes, whatever! But, I can't find stuff I LOVE for DD, a size 6.

I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Past_VNE
Thank you, Jeri. I appreciate that. That makes...

Thank you, Jeri. I appreciate that. That makes sense. I think I'm going to start this one. Looks awesomely suited to my DS.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Past_VNE
Quick question, how does it work with the book...

Quick question, how does it work with the book list? I don't understand how I do the course without all the accompanying books, yet I can't afford all those books (that PDF is 51 pages!!) My local...
Forum: Unschooling   08-06-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By Past_VNE
For the longest time, my son wanted to go to...

For the longest time, my son wanted to go to daycare. LOL He would see playgrounds as we drove about and want to stop. I would explain that they were private and for daycare kids only. Then, I tried...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By Past_VNE
Quote: Originally Posted by rere...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rere http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15677779)
Just a little tip.In my experience those clips...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   07-29-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Past_VNE
We are a very liberal (not specifically...

We are a very liberal (not specifically politically, just our general life view) family with a 5 year old and a 1 year old. We are from PA, but currently living near Houston. DH has a fantastic job...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By Past_VNE
Here's an update to what it looks like today. I...

Here's an update to what it looks like today. I bought a 4x4 cubes Expedit bookcase from Ikea yesterday. I've set up lots of our school books and crafts on it and it still has tons of empty space....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By Past_VNE
It's telling me that your links are currently...

It's telling me that your links are currently unavailable, or expired or.... If you could put them on a blog, that would be awesome. I'm not a big facebooker....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By Past_VNE
We have a small but open area that's pretty...

We have a small but open area that's pretty versatile, I think. I'm trying to sort out just how I want to organize it.

Here is the space...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Past_VNE
Interestingly, DH just took the personality test...

Interestingly, DH just took the personality test for DS and got ESP. Jenelle, the site was down for most of the day, I think.

I want to respond to you all, but right now it's time to get the kids...
Forum: Waldorf   07-21-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,014
Posted By Past_VNE
Hiya! I just came on here to post to the...

Hiya! I just came on here to post to the homeschool forum (*sigh*)and then thought I'd dredge up your posts to see if I can learn anything from you.

Well, we couldn't justify the cost of most of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Past_VNE
Yeah, I've already apologized to him for the way...

Yeah, I've already apologized to him for the way I acted about it yesterday. I'm really embarrassed, too. Ugh.

Let me clarify about Waldorf. I think some of it is pretty much nuts. What do I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Past_VNE
I took the quiz for DS here,...

I took the quiz for DS here, http://www.personalitypage.com/cgi-local/build_pqk.cgi

And, we ended up with EFJ. http://www.personalitypage.com/html/EFJ.html I want DH to take the quiz for him,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Past_VNE
Hi all, I've been reading tons of threads...

Hi all,
I've been reading tons of threads here, doing searches, following links, etc. I'm in yahoogroups for my local area and yet, still, I'm at a loss where to begin.

I have a 5 yr old boy who...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   07-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By Past_VNE
Jrose, now that you've been there a few months,...

Jrose, now that you've been there a few months, what do you have to say about it?

We are seriously considering a move to Auckland this year, for a year's time (and up in the air, thereafter.)
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Past_VNE
Good luck, Mama. DS is in the rural dance...

Good luck, Mama.

DS is in the rural dance school nearby. The instructors LOVE having him, as he's the only boy in all the levels. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-02-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By Past_VNE
We got set up with Alicia. She seems very kind...

We got set up with Alicia. She seems very kind on the phone!

We are struggling with unwillingness to cooperate these days, on the HSing front. We're just trying to work on numbers and letters...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-27-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By Past_VNE
I have that exact problem with DS sometimes,...

I have that exact problem with DS sometimes, too, SchwarmaQueen. Since we've started our homeschool routine, though, it has gotten a lot better. At one point, I had NO idea how I'd ever get him to...
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