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Forum: December 2008   08-31-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,476
Posted By zealsmom
Please add me to the list, due December 27...

Please add me to the list, due December 27 (which is also dh's birthday)!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-31-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By zealsmom
You might want to try slippery elm instead....

You might want to try slippery elm instead. Works like a charm and safe during pregnancy.
Forum: Unschooling   04-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By zealsmom
Hey fellow Unschoolers, Check out this...

Hey fellow Unschoolers,
Check out this interview on the unschooling site Do Life Right (http://www.doliferight.com/):

There is a chance to win a free autographed copy of my book at the end of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By zealsmom
We have this book, and have enjoyed it, but a...

We have this book, and have enjoyed it, but a better one is MaryAnn Kohl's Mudworks.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By zealsmom
hee hee. I thought this was a "wiring" workshop,...

hee hee. I thought this was a "wiring" workshop, which is totally what my kiddo is into right now - making wire sculptures, that is.

He also regularly writes poetry though, so I'll see if he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-27-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By zealsmom
We grew this mold garden...

We grew this mold garden (http://thinkingoutsidetherecipe.blogspot.com/2008/02/look-whats-growing-at-our-house.html) recently. It was good to see what foods broke down and which ones didn't. I think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By zealsmom
I think more important than learning "times...

I think more important than learning "times tables" is that children develop a strong understanding of patterns. Once they understand the patterns that numbers make, they will more easily understand...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By zealsmom
Hi there. I just posted in the Earth Scouts...

Hi there. I just posted in the Earth Scouts thread, but I'll put it here too.
You might want to check out SpiralScouts (www.spiralscouts.org (http://www.spiralscouts.org)) - We have been doing it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-23-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By zealsmom
We have been doing something similar called...

We have been doing something similar called "Spiral Scouts". I am a leader for my own son's group (for the last three years). The flexibility is amazing, and the organization is pretty well...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-13-2005, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By zealsmom
Just wanted to ask you all what your favorite...

Just wanted to ask you all what your favorite catalogues are for finding good parenting/education books. Like Rosie Hippos (has a nice book section in the back of their toy catalogue)? Chinaberry?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By zealsmom
when they are ready!

when they are ready!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-20-2005, 01:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By zealsmom
I have a great friend who often says to me, "I...

I have a great friend who often says to me, "I highly recommend a 6 year gap!"

Ds is coming on 5, and we are starting to think about (dare I say plan?) it....

I am almost seven years older...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-08-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By zealsmom
We've travelled around the world 4 times with a...

We've travelled around the world 4 times with a non-vaxed kid.

Have fun!
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-20-2005, 04:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,368
Posted By zealsmom
not that I need someone to tell me I am great...

not that I need someone to tell me I am great for donating. just constantly puzzled by this weird phenomenon.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-20-2005, 04:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,368
Posted By zealsmom
Would someone please tell me why when someone...

Would someone please tell me why when someone donates a mere fraction of their income to some cause they deem worthy, it is applauded, but when I donate time and hundreds of dollars to something...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-18-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By zealsmom
The Taj Mahal Agra, India

The Taj Mahal
Agra, India
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2005, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By zealsmom
we always bring clay on long flights. books on...

we always bring clay on long flights.
books on tape are great too.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-21-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By zealsmom
ok, maybe 2 hours is a big deal....

ok, maybe 2 hours is a big deal. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

(I was born in 30 minutes so I thought my labor with ds would be easy and quick. ha!)

Can your dh...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-21-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By zealsmom
I would probably go just so I would be with my...

I would probably go just so I would be with my husband (aka support system) if labor were to happen. 2 hours away doesn't seem like that big of deal.

Maybe you guys could find a middle road by...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-19-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By zealsmom
Alternative to s'mores (although we are happy...

Alternative to s'mores (although we are happy that we found vegan marshmallows!)

Take a banana, slice and then cut back a "flap" of the skin, scoop out a little of the banana, pour in trail mix...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 90
Posted By zealsmom
Big Bummer! Well, we have been able to get...

Big Bummer!

Well, we have been able to get a flight TO Jamaica, but were unable to find an open flight coming home (at least one that would honor our frequent flier miles) so we are having to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By zealsmom
Just keep offering. My ds spit EVERYTHING out...

Just keep offering. My ds spit EVERYTHING out when he was that age. Now, at 4 1/2, there isn't anything he won't eat as long as he indeed is in the mood to eat. Today he made himself a...
Forum: Gardening   06-28-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By zealsmom
ladybugs are about 5 dollars per 1500. They love...

ladybugs are about 5 dollars per 1500. They love aphids. We love our ladybugs!
Forum: Lactivism   06-27-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By zealsmom
HI there. Yes, I have nursed on looooong...

HI there. Yes, I have nursed on looooong flights. Ds selfweaned at 4 1/4. We flew to Europe when he was just 4. The big difference was that dh was there. That definitely makes it easier. When you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-20-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 90
Posted By zealsmom
p.s. Ital Rest looks so much like this wonderful...

p.s. Ital Rest looks so much like this wonderful little place we stayed at in Nepal when ds was only 6 months. Was probably one of the most relaxing times we spent in that 'travel era' of our lives,...
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