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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,774
Posted By jogirl
Yes - Susan attended 2 of my homebirths. She was...

Yes - Susan attended 2 of my homebirths. She was working with BirthCare in Alexandra at the time. I didn't know she had branched out on her own. How exciting. I loved having her attending my births...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   09-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By jogirl
My baby sister is 21 and just figuring this...

My baby sister is 21 and just figuring this whole being-on-your-own thing out. She lives near Upper Chesapeake hospital area. She has a heart condition and had mild spina bifida at birth, so she...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-01-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By jogirl
We're looking at moving to the Bellevue area...

We're looking at moving to the Bellevue area this Fall and I'm looking into the same things. Can you tell me what you've learned (I know the website stuff - looking for more personal knowledge) and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,172
Posted By jogirl
I do a weekly homeschool-type co-op with another...

I do a weekly homeschool-type co-op with another mom who has a similar kiddo to mine and we print out several letters (full page size) and have them paint them (much easier than writing small). We...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-20-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By jogirl
At least I'm not the only one with this problem!...

At least I'm not the only one with this problem! Surely there's a good solution. I'd hate to bring in store flour just for a good cookie, but if that's the answr then I'm willing.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-19-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By jogirl
Your recipe is very similar to the tollhouse one...

Your recipe is very similar to the tollhouse one I use with a 1/4 cup extra flour... but I still get flat cookies with a full cup of extra flour. I don't sift the flour that I grind (I grind on the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-19-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By jogirl
We do our own grinding for baking and bread, but...

We do our own grinding for baking and bread, but I am in desparate need of a good cookie recipe that makes a cakey chocolate chip cookie. My cookies always come out too flat and crunchy. The kids...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-15-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By jogirl
The Milky Way is a breastfeeding/baby boutique...

The Milky Way is a breastfeeding/baby boutique in Dillworth.

Looby Loo is a children's boutique with some HABA in Ballyntyne.

A great toy store is Toys and Co in Cotswald.

(All are areas of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-07-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By jogirl
I'm probably not the best person to respond...

I'm probably not the best person to respond unless you are an advocate for radical acceleration. My daughter is 4 (she'll be 5 at the end of this month) and is in 1st grade full-time... and at the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-02-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By jogirl
I'll be relocating to Charlotte once our home in...

I'll be relocating to Charlotte once our home in southern MD sells. We're not sure where to live though! My husband will be working at Microsoft in SW Charlotte - we want a reasonable commute time...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-09-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,781
Posted By jogirl
Oh.. before our meeting I researched grade...

Oh.. before our meeting I researched grade skipping and radical acceleration at Hoagies and printed out info on the Iowa Acceleration Scale in case they pulled the social argument and wanted a more...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-09-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,781
Posted By jogirl
My dd is 4.5 years old and we've had an amazing...

My dd is 4.5 years old and we've had an amazing experience thus far at her school - sort of. We did early entrance for Kindy (she doesn't turn 5 until this January) and they were okay with that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-21-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By jogirl
Maryland is the same way - cutoff is age 5 by...

Maryland is the same way - cutoff is age 5 by Sept 1 for K. My daughter has a January birthday and we chose to pursue testing at Hopkins CTY to get some numbers and then approached the school for...
Forum: July 2007   08-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By jogirl
After 41wks 1day - I finally went into labor...

After 41wks 1day - I finally went into labor yesterday morning at 5am. I managed contractions of 10 minutes apart and short (very bearable - walking/talking contractions) until *5pm* (eek!). Took a...
Forum: July 2007   08-04-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,467
Posted By jogirl
My due date was 7/30 and I'm still hanging out...

My due date was 7/30 and I'm still hanging out pregnant. This is my third and my latest so far. I'm almost in disbelief now that I'll actually go into labor... pregnancy is feeling almost too normal...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-26-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By jogirl
Alexandria has some super cute baby shops. Look...

Alexandria has some super cute baby shops. Look on King street... you might find something. Maybe call one of the maternity shops there too.
Forum: July 2007   07-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By jogirl
I haven't posted here before, but hopefully...

I haven't posted here before, but hopefully posting will help me start something! I'm not due until the endo f the month either (according to ultrasound - this Monday according to what I thought)......
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-20-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,471
Posted By jogirl
I'm with ya! My dd learned to read after turning...

I'm with ya! My dd learned to read after turning 3 and it's amazing how many things you have to be careful with. She wanted me to look up a My Little Pony name from a used pony I picked up at a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-20-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By jogirl
Could it be the tag or elastic bother her? My...

Could it be the tag or elastic bother her? My dd4 has lots of issues with the character undies at that age - they didn't fit quite right and the tags/elastic bothered her. We switched to gerber...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-23-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By jogirl
My dh was gifted and very bored/frustrated in...

My dh was gifted and very bored/frustrated in school. Hated it. We won't make that mistake. My dd is 4 and will start K early this fall (jan birthday)... and even with the early entrance they'll...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-30-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By jogirl
I'm not sure if you're wanting material for her...

I'm not sure if you're wanting material for her to read independently or for read-alouds to her. My dd is 4yrs 3mo and has been reading for over a year. She *really* enjoyed the Value Tale Series....
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   05-16-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By jogirl
Bump! Added trade list...

Bump! Added trade list http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   05-15-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By jogirl
Size 70 and 90 Hanna Snowsuits. 18mo Pink Coat. ...

Size 70 and 90 Hanna Snowsuits. 18mo Pink Coat.
3T dresses and shoes from 6mo - size 8.5. Robeez, Ecco, Stride Rite, etc. Enjoy looking!

www.hallihan.us/forsale (http://www.hallihan.us/forsale)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-27-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By jogirl
I say go for the 5-day, but check over the...

I say go for the 5-day, but check over the contract and be sure that you can pull him out to homeschool or alter the schedule if it doesn't meet his needs or if he's too overwhelmed by that much...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-27-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By jogirl
Sounds great! My daughter did this at that age,...

Sounds great! My daughter did this at that age, but waited a little longer (till just after 3) to easily read level 1's and 2's. I'm not sure this will be looked well upon from all the other moms,...
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