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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By ZippyGirl
How much is enough in a 529 plan?

Are there any simple online calculators that can help you figure out when a 529 is fully funded (based on age of child and assumptions of college costs, annual rates of return, etc.)? When do you...
Forum: Waldorf   09-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By ZippyGirl
I'm a little late in responding, but I just...

I'm a little late in responding, but I just wanted to say that I paid full tuition for kindergarten, but kept my own schedule. I wanted to do things like ski, etc., with dd before it got harder to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,369
Posted By ZippyGirl
Shared it on my Facebook page, too.  Thanks for...

Shared it on my Facebook page, too.  Thanks for letting us get two entries in!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,369
Posted By ZippyGirl
Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and already Liked...

Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and already Liked Mothering Magazine on Facebook.
 
Why homeschool?  Our daughter had been at a Waldorf school since parent-infant classes.  We are committed to...
Forum: Waldorf   09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By ZippyGirl
We had our kids' bedrooms lazured, and we used...

We had our kids' bedrooms lazured, and we used AFM Safecoat glaze with Stockmar paints added to get the colors she wanted.  BioShield also makes a lazuring glaze.  The walls were primed with AFM...
Forum: Waldorf   09-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,517
Posted By ZippyGirl
This thread is super helpful.  There is a coupon...

This thread is super helpful.  There is a coupon code for 10% off at the top of UrthChild's (http://www.urthchild.com) website.  They have some Waldorf millet dolls, Camden Rose toys, woolies, and...
Forum: Waldorf   09-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By ZippyGirl
I have a couple of anecdotes to share regarding...

I have a couple of anecdotes to share regarding this question.  First, one of my closest friends just moved her daughter from an elite private school in our area to a Waldorf school in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By ZippyGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by foxintheforest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360376/question-about-solid-foods#post_17077634)

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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By ZippyGirl
We took our DD to France for two weeks when she...

We took our DD to France for two weeks when she was 16 months.  It was an amazing trip, and she was a champ.  I carried her in the Ergo and nursed her.  I had DH, my mom, and in-laws to help me,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,186
Posted By ZippyGirl
53 months for us so far (44 months for DD, and 9...

53 months for us so far (44 months for DD, and 9 months and counting for DS)
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By ZippyGirl
Stop wearing your shoes in the house if you...

Stop wearing your shoes in the house if you still do.  That's probably the number one thing people can do to "green" their home, and it's free.  I let DS lick the floors.  I am not too concerned...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By ZippyGirl
Dr. Juan at Valley Pediatrics in Greenwich is...

Dr. Juan at Valley Pediatrics in Greenwich is supportive of no vaxxing and breastfeeding.  We see Sophia Leonida, but she is in Stratford.  Diana Lopusny is also in Stratford.  Good luck!
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By ZippyGirl
Maybe try some coconut oil down there?  It's...

Maybe try some coconut oil down there?  It's anti-fungal.
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By ZippyGirl
You might have to try a few different things...

You might have to try a few different things before you find your baby's favorite.  My son loves his Sophie, like the PP.  He also likes the organic Teething Bonbon: ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,884
Posted By ZippyGirl
I love using cloth wipes.  I feel like I can get...

I love using cloth wipes.  I feel like I can get my baby so much cleaner...maybe it's because the cotton has texture?  I make my own diaper spray using this concentrate...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By ZippyGirl
I had the same problem with my daughter.  It was...

I had the same problem with my daughter.  It was awful.  Once we turned her forward-facing, it made all the difference in the world.  We got a new convertible seat when she was 12 months and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By ZippyGirl
My son likes to chew on anything fabric, so...

My son likes to chew on anything fabric, so these two toys have been his absolute favorites:
 
http://www.urthchild.com/under-the-nile-organic-cotton-blanket-friend.html
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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,625
Posted By ZippyGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Just1More http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By ZippyGirl
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nstewart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1350359/renovating-vs-buying-a-larger-house#post_16945869)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By ZippyGirl
I forgot to mention that my architects (who...

I forgot to mention that my architects (who specialize in green architecture) recommended Ikea cabinets as one alternative.  I think they are greener than most cabinets, and cost-effective as well. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 292
Posted By ZippyGirl
We love Isabooties, but the company stopped...

We love Isabooties, but the company stopped manufacturing.  You  can still find some out there, though, online.  We also received a gift of these Kina booties...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By ZippyGirl
Do you have a local green construction material...

Do you have a local green construction material store?  They would be a good place to start.  Ultimately, that's who I hired to renovate my house:  The husband of our local green building store...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By ZippyGirl
We recently completed a LEED-certified...

We recently completed a LEED-certified renovation of our home, and we are so happy that we renovated and used only green materials.  We hired a green architect and a builder who was an expert in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-10-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,475
Posted By ZippyGirl
I am a looking for some high-quality,...

I am a looking for some high-quality, plant-based supplements for my family.  We usually use Designs for Health, Metagenics, or Integrative Therapeutics, but I was thinking of switching us to Garden...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By ZippyGirl
Good suggestions above.  Will quickly add that I...

Good suggestions above.  Will quickly add that I found that novel toys and books are very helpful.  I also make sure I have Camomilla drops, non-alcoholic Rescue Remedy, and Valerian Root in my...
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