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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bstandlee
Oh, my heart goes out to you and your boy! I,...

Oh, my heart goes out to you and your boy! I, too, have a 6 year old boy, only child. We are seldom apart. I homeschool him, have always stayed at home with him (no outside job is what I mean). He...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By bstandlee
DS is in 1st grade and this is our second year...

DS is in 1st grade and this is our second year homeschooling. He started out the first 2 weeks in kindergarten at the public school but it was glaringly obvious that it was not a good fit with his...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By bstandlee
I'm doing a hybrid of Waldorf and Well-Trained...

I'm doing a hybrid of Waldorf and Well-Trained Mind (even though they seem like polar opposites!). I love the order and structure of WTM. It fits very well with my personality. My son, however, who...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 2,806
Posted By bstandlee
I have followed all directions and would love a...

I have followed all directions and would love a year of Oak Meadow curriculum! This is our first year using it (first grade) and absolutely LOVE it!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,142
Posted By bstandlee
PoorUglyHappy, we have had our profile active...

PoorUglyHappy, we have had our profile active since February 2012. I'm not sure how many times it's been shown though. We are going through a private agency. We started the process in August 2011,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,142
Posted By bstandlee
Congrats Rainey Daye! I'm sending thoughts of...

Congrats Rainey Daye! I'm sending thoughts of peace for you during this time.
 
We are just waiting for "the" phone call saying we've been matched with a birth mother. It could happen any day (I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-15-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By bstandlee
We're in the adoption process through Bethany...

We're in the adoption process through Bethany too. Our social worker said we just have to prove that we are following the vaccination schedule that our pediatrician recommends. We have a family doc...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By bstandlee
Hmmmm, that is very interesting. DS was 4 1/2...

Hmmmm, that is very interesting. DS was 4 1/2 weeks early. He definitely has rage! Very intriguing theory. I'll definitely look into that. Thanks!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,142
Posted By bstandlee
This seems to be getting off to a bit of a slow...

This seems to be getting off to a bit of a slow start, but I'll join! We are in the process of domestic infant adoption through an agency. We have applied for several grants and are waiting for the...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By bstandlee
No daycare at all. I remember that decreased the...

No daycare at all. I remember that decreased the likelihood of several vaccine related diseases along with breastmilk. I haven't pulled out my books yet to verify which specific ones breastmilk...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By bstandlee
We're in the process of waiting to be matched...

We're in the process of waiting to be matched with a birth mother for an open adoption. With DS (4 1/2 and currently completely unvaxed) he was exclusively breastfed and I knew my sexual history,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-17-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,078
Posted By bstandlee
muffins made with coconut flour (uses lots of...

muffins made with coconut flour (uses lots of eggs)
pancakes made with coconut flour (again, lots of eggs)
trail mix with nuts/seeds
uncured bacon, hot dog and sausage (no nitrates)
hemp powder...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,078
Posted By bstandlee
We're gluten, dairy, corn, and soy free here...

We're gluten, dairy, corn, and soy free here too. I'm subscribing for now...only on for 2 minutes while dinner finishes cooking. I'll be back later and see if I can add any ideas!
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By bstandlee
I'm so sorry. I wish you grace and patience as...

I'm so sorry. I wish you grace and patience as you walk through your grief. No one can understand this pain unless they have experienced it.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-13-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By bstandlee
Wow, SundayCrepes, that is a pretty amazing...

Wow, SundayCrepes, that is a pretty amazing story! I wouldn't have thought of sending letters to dr.s offices. I think we'll keep going with the agency but pursue some other options like that as...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By bstandlee
Hi! My name is Betsy and DH and I are at the...

Hi! My name is Betsy and DH and I are at the very beginning of the infant adoption process. We are looking at domestic newborn adoption at this point. We found an agency we are really  impressed...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-27-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By bstandlee
As I was reading your most recent, longer post,...

As I was reading your most recent, longer post, PeaceMongerMama, the thought popped into my head that maybe he's feeling like he doesn't have control over much in his life. Sometimes when it seems...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By bstandlee
We had an issue with DS (turned 4 in June)...

We had an issue with DS (turned 4 in June) taking forever to get dressed in the morning. Then DH came up with a rule that he had to be dressed before he could eat breakfast. Now, he either gets...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-23-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By bstandlee
I'm so sorry. As others have said, be gentle...

I'm so sorry. As others have said, be gentle with yourself. You have no way of knowing what caused it. I am so, so sorry. You are in my thoughts.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-06-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By bstandlee
I'm so sorry. I just wanted to add hugs to you...

I'm so sorry. I just wanted to add hugs to you and to let you know you are in my thoughts. How did everything go?
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-31-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By bstandlee
I'm so, so sorry. I lost my twins at 18 weeks...

I'm so, so sorry. I lost my twins at 18 weeks and my baby girl still had a beating heart when my water broke. I, too, felt so guilty that my body would expel my living baby when it's job is supposed...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-31-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By bstandlee
Does anyone have a recipe using cooked grains to...

Does anyone have a recipe using cooked grains to make a baked "granola" type bar? I think I've seen something like this before but don't have a recipe for it. DS is allergic to oatmeal and I'm...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,569
Posted By bstandlee
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By bstandlee
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,569
Posted By bstandlee
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