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Forum: Learning at School   02-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Sparks*
The poor economy has helped our co-op I think. ...

The poor economy has helped our co-op I think.  Our school is much less expensive than other preschools in town and also has a very good reputation.  This is our first year at the school and we've...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Sparks*
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Quote:Originally Posted by peainthepod http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   02-15-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Sparks*
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 40,835
Posted By Sparks*
I'm not pregnant, but love talking about names! ...

I'm not pregnant, but love talking about names!
 
I really wanted to name both of my sons "Oscar Mateo", but dh said it sounded like a Mexican boxer, and we aren't of latin decent.  Plus, Oscar...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sparks*
Anwen Ameera Arabella   I think of...

Anwen
Ameera
Arabella
 
I think of Amarillo Texas when I see/hear the name Amaryllis....Azalea sounds much prettier to me
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Sparks*
I used one for my last child and it was right! ...

I used one for my last child and it was right!  It was fun and super easy...just pee in a cup...plus it was only 20 bucks, so what's the harm :)
 
If you want to try it, then go ahead and try it! ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Sparks*
I think Elise Hannah is a beautiful name!

I think Elise Hannah is a beautiful name!
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Sparks*
I'm not sure where to post this, so please move...

I'm not sure where to post this, so please move if need be :)
 
I have a 4yo and a 7 month old and my hair is stuck in a permanent pony tail.  It's driving me insane.  I only have time to wash my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 352
Posted By Sparks*
I used the woombie with my youngest ds and it...

I used the woombie with my youngest ds and it was awesome!  my babies never liked to be tightly swaddled, and I could never keep them from escaping out of any of the other swaddlers I used, or even...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-27-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By Sparks*
Quote: Originally Posted by zinemama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zinemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14000826)
There was a thread awhile back in which...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-26-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By Sparks*
I have a German American friend who is due with...

I have a German American friend who is due with her 2nd. She told me she wants to name him/her Zeppelin. Her last name is Graf http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif I...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   06-21-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Sparks*
Anyone?...

Anyone? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   06-21-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Sparks*
Hi! It's fairly likely that we'll be...

Hi!

It's fairly likely that we'll be spending next semester (august-december roughly) in the Nome area.

What can you tell me about it? What type of housing is available short term? What do you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By Sparks*
I wouldn't worry about it at all. Like pp have...

I wouldn't worry about it at all. Like pp have said, it's a completly natural and normal process and it won't last forever. Nothing is forever! My ds weaned himself from the breast early (16mo) but...
Forum: Family Safety   06-09-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Sparks*
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13909783)
Have you tried sharing general "carseat...
Forum: Family Safety   06-09-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Sparks*
I have some great friends who are very mindful...

I have some great friends who are very mindful parents (cloth diaper, extended bf, ap, etc..) but they're starting to drive me a little nuts with what I would call hypocricy for lack of a better...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,003
Posted By Sparks*
ds had a lingering cough like that a few weeks...

ds had a lingering cough like that a few weeks ago. It was really hard watching him go through it, but like you, I loaded him up on home remedies and he got through it on his own. I don't really see...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Sparks*
ds definately prefers older kids. He's almost 2...

ds definately prefers older kids. He's almost 2 and a half, and his favorite playmates are girls in the 6-8yo range. He plays with kids of all ages, and is in a play group with kids who are all...
Forum: Homebirth   05-17-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Sparks*
I don't know...I think you'd find yourself...

I don't know...I think you'd find yourself pleasantly surprised at how it really isn't that big of a deal. When I was pregnant with ds, and people would ask me that question, I'd just tell them the...
Forum: Homebirth   05-17-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,280
Posted By Sparks*
I would hire a professional personally. Like one...

I would hire a professional personally. Like one of the previous posts mentioned, I too have very few quality pictures of ds being born and those first hours afterwards, and it really makes me sad....
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sparks*
ds is 2yo and just outgrew his size 8 shoes, so...

ds is 2yo and just outgrew his size 8 shoes, so he's at the 3yo size according to that chart. Looks like he was right along with his age for size though until now.
Forum: Unschooling   05-17-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By Sparks*
Quote: Originally Posted by CariOfOz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CariOfOz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13778288)
U.S society? not so much, especially as kids...
Forum: Unschooling   05-17-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 457
Posted By Sparks*
I totally agree! I got as far as student...

I totally agree!

I got as far as student teaching, saw how PS treats children and all of the pointless crap they have to do, and ran the other way!

Your son sounds awesome! HS rocks!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Sparks*
ds is going through this exact same thing as...

ds is going through this exact same thing as well. what has worked wonders for us, is letting him pick where he pees and how I generally word the question. Instead of asking him, "do you need to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-12-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sparks*
Thank you so much! I'll see if I can figure it...

Thank you so much! I'll see if I can figure it out
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