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Forum: Finding Your Tribe   04-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By swisscanmom
I immigrated from Switzerland to Canada 15 years...

I immigrated from Switzerland to Canada 15 years ago, met my Canadian dh at an airport in Pakistan...moved here and got married before my visitor visa ran out 2 years later. Our kids are dual...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-02-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,947
Posted By swisscanmom
Sorry, I cannot comment on a wrap as I hardly...

Sorry, I cannot comment on a wrap as I hardly ever carry my 6m old dcb around. Being in Canada where most women take 12m mat leaves we hardly ever get tiny babies. My dcb is a really happy guy and...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By swisscanmom
Liam Cassian and Kiera Leah, too many Liams...

Liam Cassian and Kiera Leah, too many Liams around now, all younger than ours, ugh...
Forum: Learning at School   03-24-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By swisscanmom
My kids are in grade 2 and 4 of a French...

My kids are in grade 2 and 4 of a French Immersion school, they started in Kindergarten, which was 100% French. 10% English was added in grade 2.
We speak English at home. I do know some French but...
Forum: Learning at School   03-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By swisscanmom
I would do FD. Here in Ontario he'd be actually...

I would do FD. Here in Ontario he'd be actually starting Grade 1 with a Dec. birthday. I think full day kindergarten helps with the transition to grade 1 the following year.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,248
Posted By swisscanmom
A few days ago, I found brand new pair of...

A few days ago, I found brand new pair of Rockport walking shoes in my size ($25, would be over $130), a Firefly winter coat for dd $10(they sell new for $129), a Bundle-Me stroller bag ($5, sell...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-28-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By swisscanmom
I am Swiss and we always folded them widthwise...

I am Swiss and we always folded them widthwise growing up, lol.
Forum: Canada   02-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By swisscanmom
Finding Drs is not easy in Ontario, but you may...

Finding Drs is not easy in Ontario, but you may be lucky in TO. We are on a waiting list here in Peterborough.
You can sign up with healthcare connect though, and on their form it allows you to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-13-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By swisscanmom
I think you are human and reacted in a human...

I think you are human and reacted in a human way.
That said I would try to find other solutions for the artwork.
My dd is also an artist, we have a door that we put up her favourite artwork on for...
Forum: Parenting   01-13-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By swisscanmom
My kids were EXACTLY the same! And my 2nd born...

My kids were EXACTLY the same! And my 2nd born is now more cuddly with me than the first one, she is 7. Enjoy being able to put him down and get a break!
Forum: Parenting   11-22-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,202
Posted By swisscanmom
I never played with baby dolls much as a kid,...

I never played with baby dolls much as a kid, did not like barbie dolls either. I really don't think it is a sign of the times, just a difference in interests.
Funny as now I am a childcare...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By swisscanmom
My 7.5 yr old really wants a camera this year....

My 7.5 yr old really wants a camera this year. So that is what she is getting, a simple "grown-up" camera. Hopefully under $100.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By swisscanmom
Some of this sounds very similar to what I went...

Some of this sounds very similar to what I went through with my son when he was a baby.
The only difference was that he was breastfed. We used to call him "the grump". I know that's bad, but he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,033
Posted By swisscanmom
Quote: It makes me very very sad, because I...

Quote:
It makes me very very sad, because I always wanted my boys to join scouts. But we have made a family decision that we will never join an organization that would not welcome members of our...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-27-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,639
Posted By swisscanmom
I don't think those sentences are average, they...

I don't think those sentences are average, they are definitely advanced.
I have a little guy in my childcare that is advanced like that. He will for instance ask for "parmesan cheese", whereas...
Forum: Learning at School   09-03-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By swisscanmom
Both my kids are in French Immersion, my dd is...

Both my kids are in French Immersion, my dd is going into 2nd grade, and my ds into 4th. We LOVE the program. Here it is 100% French for SK and Grade 1, and 10% English is introduced in Grade 2 and...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By swisscanmom
I think it is ridiculous, but I would just fill...

I think it is ridiculous, but I would just fill it in to the best of your ability. In essence you are her "early preschool" teacher, are you not, lol?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-02-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By swisscanmom
Some pack and plays specifically say that they...

Some pack and plays specifically say that they are ok for sleeping in, I think it is Graco brand?
I think it's just fine. Many cultures are surprised at our "baby cages" they just use a thin...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-29-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By swisscanmom
I highly recommend that you keep speaking...

I highly recommend that you keep speaking German. I am in the opposite boat, kind of. I am a Swiss living in Canada, and my dh does not speak German. Our common language has always been English, and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-20-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,883
Posted By swisscanmom
I wonder, will there be another female teacher...

I wonder, will there be another female teacher in the cabin? I find it odd that they would only have one teacher in with the kids. Maybe there is a 2nd teacher that is more approachable. Can you...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-11-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By swisscanmom
I don't think it is really advanced, maybe a...

I don't think it is really advanced, maybe a little. I run a home daycare and have a two 19m, one 2.5yr old and one 3yr old in care at the moment and have cared for many other kids those ages. One...
Forum: Learning at School   03-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By swisscanmom
I don't know if it is normal, but I don't think...

I don't know if it is normal, but I don't think it is right. Did you ask for you money back?
Forum: Learning at School   02-25-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By swisscanmom
Thanks so much for that idea, I will suggest the...

Thanks so much for that idea, I will suggest the journal to her teacher, we have a conference scheduled for tomorrow.
We took her to the Dr this morning and they are taking blood/urine tests to...
Forum: Learning at School   02-23-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By swisscanmom
My dd(almost 7) is in grade 1 at a public French...

My dd(almost 7) is in grade 1 at a public French Immersion school. Her class is Grade 1/2 split with 13 grade 1's and 5 Grade 2's.
Dd had a rough Junior Kindergarten year (in English) at a...
Forum: Montessori   02-23-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By swisscanmom
Glad it worked out!

Glad it worked out!
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