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Forum: Learning at School   02-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By blizzard_babe
And on the flip-side, especially as they get...

And on the flip-side, especially as they get older... that sometimes less-than-perfect grades can be a temporary side-effect of trying something challenging.
 
Just today, I had two of my English...
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Forum: Parenting   11-18-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By blizzard_babe
Yup. And my five year-old can tell you how beer...

Yup. And my five year-old can tell you how beer is made. His favorite part is how the yeast "farts carbon dioxide." It's science, yo.
 
He also knows that alcoholic beverages are for adults, and...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By blizzard_babe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seawind http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389054/1st-grade#post_17470192)
 So, I tried to set up an...
Forum: Learning at School   09-06-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,233
Posted By blizzard_babe
Three blocks. It's fairly glorious.

Three blocks. It's fairly glorious.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By blizzard_babe
(coming out of MDC retirement to randomly post) ...

(coming out of MDC retirement to randomly post)
 
I'm in the middle of reading Smart but Scattered...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-24-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By blizzard_babe
I think they're important to a certain degree,...

I think they're important to a certain degree, but there are a LOT of interesting, high-level picture books out there. The options for young advanced readers aren't great; the content can become...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By blizzard_babe
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JollyGG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352436/a-letter-im-not-going-to-send#post_16983167)

Thank you...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-25-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Quote:Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Quote:Originally Posted by pranava http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By blizzard_babe
Thanks, everyone. I'll try the same experiment....

Thanks, everyone. I'll try the same experiment. I'm interested to see the results. Yesterday really just started out as "Hey, DS1, I made something for my students on the computer, you want to try...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By blizzard_babe
OK, coming out of a long MDC hiatus because my...

OK, coming out of a long MDC hiatus because my mind has just been blown and I need some BTDT reassurance.
 
DS1, who will be 4 in a few weeks, has been on a math kick. I learned today about a fun...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-16-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,971
Posted By blizzard_babe
I'll put myself squarely in the "I'd rather not...

I'll put myself squarely in the "I'd rather not work FULL TIME" camp. Really, the days I've worked four hours have been GLORIOUS. It gets me up, gets me out of the house, gets me interacting with...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-16-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Quote:Originally Posted by poorlittlefish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1308426/completely-overwhelmed#post_16393043)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-15-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By blizzard_babe
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMA...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gifI had similar thoughts filling out an application for the preschool DS1 probably won't go to next year.
 
"Please tell us about your child...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-14-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By blizzard_babe
Thanks. I went and got him and he's now playing...

Thanks. I went and got him and he's now playing with my keys on my office floor.
 
I'll probably start going to the sitter's on my lunch hour. For most of the year, DH and I have worked opposite...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By blizzard_babe
:( DS2 is almost six months, but is the size...

:( DS2 is almost six months, but is the size (height and weight) of your average 12 month-old. He eats a LOT. I've been pumping three times a day and getting an average of 20 ounces per day, but...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By blizzard_babe
Oooooh... I wanna try those! I'm 5'11", but all...

Oooooh... I wanna try those! I'm 5'11", but all torso. My problem with "tall" tights (and pants for that matter) is that they don't generally go up high enough; they end up rolled around my hipbones...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,712
Posted By blizzard_babe
DH was a gifted kid and loved school. I was...

DH was a gifted kid and loved school. I was likely gifted and had a poor experience. We went to the same high school. Personality and individual factors play in a LOT.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-02-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By blizzard_babe
... never mind ...

... never mind ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-11-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By blizzard_babe
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Quote:Originally Posted by Smokering http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 655
Posted By blizzard_babe
Positive - Chlorine: I used to swim...

Positive -
Chlorine: I used to swim competitively and then had a really good time in college working at a pool (it's where I found my social "fit"), so I actually enjoy the smell of bleach....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By blizzard_babe
Tell her where the snacks are and relax and...

Tell her where the snacks are and relax and enjoy yourself. Even if she hasn't eaten, cheese and crackers will hold a person over just fine.
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