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Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 82
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Posted By terraka
A quick report from my turf, past blizzard...

A quick report from my turf, past blizzard "Juno"! The city shut down yesterday (subway closed, trains closed, buses stopped, highways closed).
Schools closed on Monday at noon so I came into work...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-22-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 653
Posted By terraka
I had a conversation with a very conservative...

I had a conversation with a very conservative lawyer once who told me in the USA it is generally up to families to handle raising a family, meaning the government or the job provider does not share...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 653
Posted By terraka
Paternity leave, that is sweet! I don't think my...

Paternity leave, that is sweet! I don't think my husband will be able to take off more than 2 days.... Happy 4 you! Get that sleep and food going while baby is sleeping! Yeiiiii for wherever your...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 653
Posted By terraka
@portlandrose it is so great you are finishing...

@portlandrose it is so great you are finishing the basement! That is another space where you will be able to hang out! Is it gonna be a family play room or a man cave?
We gutted kitchen and...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-21-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 653
Posted By terraka
@indiana My 1st pregnancy I took a class on...

@indiana My 1st pregnancy I took a class on natural child birthing. We read 2 books in the class- the Bradley method and Ina May Gaskin's. We did the exercises from the Bradley book. We also did this...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,447
Posted By terraka
Thank you all for sharing!!!

Thank you all for sharing!!!
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-19-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 653
Posted By terraka
hi all, just wanted to say hello here and to...

hi all,

just wanted to say hello here and to join this chat. I'm getting so excited about this pregnancy and am trying to spend a little more time on it than I have been!
My due date is March 28!...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By terraka
Hey from Brooklyn did you guys move from? I moved...

Hey from Brooklyn did you guys move from? I moved to Queens about 4 years ago! Hope you are enjoying Queens.
Some great places to check out:
- Queens farm in Little Neck.
- Queens Botanical garden...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 38
Posted By terraka
Brooklyn & other questions

Hey Chicago mama,


Yes, staying in the outer boroughs or NJ will give you a less pricey experience, but you will end up experiencing those outer boroughs as well- which is great, because they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By terraka
Perhaps your routine should include outdoor or...

Perhaps your routine should include outdoor or group activities at playgrounds, 2's classes, story hour at the library, climbing, running, etc.... It sounds like she is bored and her mind is looping...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-13-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By terraka
Yes, IdentityCrisisMa, there is ALL of the above...

Yes, IdentityCrisisMa, there is ALL of the above here, absolutely. And, yes, we are in NYC technically, but our neighborhood is on the eastern edge of Queens  closer to Long Island.
We are beyond...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By terraka
Then you were probably in a more socially...

Then you were probably in a more socially oriented country than the USA! We do have a local library where I happily directed my friend, but I have never heard of any other program there beyond story...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By terraka
Yes, thanks for pointing that out. I personally...

Yes, thanks for pointing that out. I personally dislike sitting on the bench- it is way too boring. If the games are going well, I do have to stand back, and i do.
But it is not just the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-08-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By terraka
Sorry to hear this! I am doing AP parenting...

Sorry to hear this! I am doing AP parenting basically and really really am trying to go back to work (I am not working right now, but applying and looking). I see you are in NY, if you are in NYC or...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By terraka
This is all super helpful! Except the problem is...

This is all super helpful! Except the problem is that my friend is basically not doing anything with her older son when at the playground or visiting or anywhere I take them because she is always...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By terraka
Yes, it appears true that showing lots of...

Yes, it appears true that showing lots of attention to another toddler can trigger annoyance in one's own toddler. It makes a lot of sense since one has to "parent" their own, which includes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By terraka
Yesterday I hosted a BBQ dinner for my...

Yesterday I hosted a BBQ dinner for my neighborhood mama girlfriend and her 2 sons, one of whom is 2 and a half years old. My daughter (2 years old) who regularly plays with him, knows him well and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-05-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By terraka
You are not doing anything wrong. It sounds like...

You are not doing anything wrong. It sounds like you are being so wonderful and attentive. I do similar time-outs. You also sounds very patient. Don't let the in laws tell you what to do. They are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By terraka
Please send me a private message if you want to...

Please send me a private message if you want to participate in a documentary on this issue or you want to find out more information about the project.
I need people who are interested in speaking...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamapigeon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand/20#post_17206711)

     I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By terraka
Hey guys, I feel like we are diverging from...

Hey guys,
I feel like we are diverging from the original question/discussion here.
Yes, mental health is so important. But remember, what I am trying to understand is WHY so many sane law-abiding...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommariffic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand#post_17205978)

I haven't read...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EarthRootsStarSoul http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand#post_17205762)

The...
Forum: Activism and News   12-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By terraka
This isn't just sad news, it is more sad news...

This isn't just sad news, it is more sad news (after Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon and now Connecticut), but this time horrifyingly sad and disturbing to the bones. 
It's wrong to not talk...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By terraka
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370327/i-just-dont-understand#post_17204631)


I agree. The...
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