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Forum: Montessori   05-04-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Brownie~
I try to rotate the works/toys so that they...

I try to rotate the works/toys so that they retain interest. This morning I was ready to swap out the jug and clothespins, the shape sorter, and one of her stackers. However, she sat and did each...
Forum: Montessori   05-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Brownie~
We were in the same position as you. DH went to...

We were in the same position as you. DH went to the director and explained that we loved the school and wanted to send our kids, thought we could, but in the end, we'd also not be saving for...
Forum: Montessori   04-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Brownie~
Montessori things I have put together for DD: ...

Montessori things I have put together for DD:

marbles move to icecube tray (pincher grip)
put clothes pins in jug
pull out scarves in kleenex box
sensory bottles
bean bin and scoops
shakers...
Forum: Montessori   04-20-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Brownie~
i just wrote a long message with everything...

i just wrote a long message with everything we've been up to lately, and baby just erased it. gah! will try to type it back out soon.
Forum: Montessori   02-25-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Brownie~
Can you explain the baskets and bottles? Did you...

Can you explain the baskets and bottles? Did you make them yourselves? I am trying to do some Montessori with my 12 month old. She has the following:
 
object permanence box with tray and ball...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By Brownie~
I just wanted to let you know you aren't alone....

I just wanted to let you know you aren't alone. I am going through the same thing. I am on Zoloft and I just started taking 100 mgs. I am seeing some improvement, but I am not there yet. It's been...
Forum: February 2011   01-19-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,096
Posted By Brownie~
We're in the same boat. DS and I have been...

We're in the same boat. DS and I have been battling a stomach bug (vomiting and diarreha) since New Year's Eve. We finally seemed to be better this past weekend and last night he had a fever and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-21-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Brownie~
I have struggled with insomnia this whole...

I have struggled with insomnia this whole pregnancy. I would say try a calcium magnesium supplement at night. I have also used Calms Forte (homeopathic). You can take a Benadryl, too, but I feel...
Forum: Learning at School   12-06-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By Brownie~
The way the email we received was worded we were...

The way the email we received was worded we were told that the last two years each teacher received roughly $400 (implying that they wanted to collect the same amt this year). This is my son's first...
Forum: Learning at School   12-05-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,346
Posted By Brownie~
My son attends preschool 2 days a week, and our...

My son attends preschool 2 days a week, and our room mother asked for $25 per teacher, so total $50, for xmas gifts for them, which I think is a little high. I am not in NE, but rather large city in...
Forum: Montessori   11-14-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,012
Posted By Brownie~
My son just turned 3.5. Right now he loves...

My son just turned 3.5. Right now he loves coloring, drawing, stamping, trying to write his name, doing art projects, etc. Three months ago, he was doing exactly what you describe your daughter...
Forum: Montessori   11-07-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By Brownie~
Well, this maybe isn't a strategy, but--DS's...

Well, this maybe isn't a strategy, but--DS's school is full-day. The 3 yr olds are supposed to nap. DS was balking at the nap, so the teachers stopped sending him upstairs to the napping room. This...
Forum: February 2011   11-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Brownie~
At my last appointment, I was 88/54. The nurses...

At my last appointment, I was 88/54. The nurses couldn't believe it and took my BP four times! I don't feel dizzy or lightheaded, though. I went to see my internist and she said as long as I feel...
Forum: Montessori   11-05-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By Brownie~
Your daughter sounds a lot like my son. I hope...

Your daughter sounds a lot like my son. I hope you find some answers and solutions once you have parent conferences. That is what I am hoping for us.

Regarding Melissa and Doug, when my son was...
Forum: Montessori   11-02-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By Brownie~
I am dealing with something similar to this,...

I am dealing with something similar to this, too. DS is almost 3.5 and attends two full days per week, 8:30 to 3. I get a vibe from his teacher that she doesn't like him. When she hands him off to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-26-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Brownie~
Oh, boy, have I had insomnia, too. It has really...

Oh, boy, have I had insomnia, too. It has really been messing with me. I have tried many things, none of which have worked to give me restful sleep. I have Sleepytime tea before bed, then a hot...
Forum: February 2011   10-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By Brownie~
I, too, have had depression and anxiety off and...

I, too, have had depression and anxiety off and on since college...I haven't been sleeping well and I saw a counselor last week for the first time during this pregnancy. I also have been getting...
Forum: February 2011   10-04-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Brownie~
I am going as Raggedy Ann. It's a maternity...

I am going as Raggedy Ann. It's a maternity costume that I bought on Amazon, but I still have to get the yarn wig and some white shoes. I almost got the "bun in the oven" costume, but DS (who's 3)...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-26-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Brownie~
I am happy to say that I think my restless legs...

I am happy to say that I think my restless legs might be under control finally! I don't want to jinx it, but last night they did not bother me at all. Before bed I have been taking a Chinese herb...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-23-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Brownie~
Quote: Originally Posted by CorasMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CorasMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15872387)
My doc gave me valium, 5mg, to take at...
Forum: February 2011   09-22-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Brownie~
I often just lay there during naps, too. It's...

I often just lay there during naps, too. It's awful. Last night I took a liquid cal/mag supplement for the first time. I got to sleep pretty easily but woke at 4:30 and couldn't get back to sleep....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-22-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Brownie~
I am 20 weeks and have been having a hard time...

I am 20 weeks and have been having a hard time staying asleep at night due to restless legs and low back pain. Last night I woke at 4:30 a.m. and could not get back to sleep. I was considering...
Forum: February 2011   09-21-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Brownie~
did you find out if unisom was ok? i am in the...

did you find out if unisom was ok? i am in the same boat and wondering if it's time to give up on homeopathics etc and go for a mainstream medicine. i hate to take anything, but I've been doing...
Forum: TV-Free   08-25-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,581
Posted By Brownie~
DS is 3, and he watches shows that we have...

DS is 3, and he watches shows that we have downloaded--Fireman Sam, Dora, Bob the Builder. When he was a little smaller he watched Miffy that we would record from PBS. However, we got rid of cable...
Forum: Homebirth   08-18-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Brownie~
Quote: Originally Posted by rightkindofme...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rightkindofme http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15747268)
I transferred at 40 hours last time...
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