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Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   05-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Malama
Aloha! I rarely visit MDC anymore, but...

Aloha!
I rarely visit MDC anymore, but happened upon your post.  Dr Walko is my kids' ped and she is awesome!  She's an excellent doc.... talks a lot-- but will listen to you and your kids and is a...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   06-11-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Malama
Last I heard all pregnant women in the state can...

Last I heard all pregnant women in the state can get coverage. Call your local Quest office (not sure if it's still called that tho)-- but you'll probably have to be pregnant already to get it....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-14-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Malama
I think she could sew on any decent machine- one...

I think she could sew on any decent machine- one cool feature my newer machine has that my old metal machine does NOT have is a speed control. When little ones sew on my new machine I can put the...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   01-29-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Malama
there are very few specialists on the island...

there are very few specialists on the island full-time. mostly you have to fly to Oahu for big things. many do come over for a day a week or one day a month, and they pack in their appointments.
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   01-24-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Malama
I live near Hilo and have for 15 years. The vog...

I live near Hilo and have for 15 years. The vog has been definitely a lot worse over the past year when the plume started coming from Halema'uma'u crater. Previously we'd have a couple of weeks a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-04-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By Malama
Well I can't say that money was NO object, but...

Well I can't say that money was NO object, but we just built our off grid homestead.

We're conveniently located only 8 miles from town, but our land is between two streams, so we don't have any...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-08-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Malama
Mayor Kim is SO on my list of bad people these...

Mayor Kim is SO on my list of bad people these days. WTF was he thinking??? The bill passed the county council, in part, because there was such HUGE public opinion. He totally went against what his...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-04-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Malama
My kids are selectively vaxxed, and the school...

My kids are selectively vaxxed, and the school nurse did TRY to give me a hard time- I think I chose the non-religious exemption ( can't quite remember). But I just told her I was opposed to some of...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Malama
When you send you kids to school (assuming...

When you send you kids to school (assuming that's why you're asking). The school will give you an exemption form to fill out. It's been pretty painless for me.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,036
Posted By Malama
http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info there's a...

http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info
there's a link to a pdf in there about the less-than-5-days quarantine
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,036
Posted By Malama
They've changed the quarantine laws, and if you...

They've changed the quarantine laws, and if you do some stuff BEFORE coming here (shots? rabies stuff? implant?) then it's only a couple of days.

good luck!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-11-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Malama
sounds like the OP is talking about the Big...

sounds like the OP is talking about the Big Island. Prices here are WAAAAAY less than Oahu, and in Puna it's even cheaper. You can get a really nice place in Puna for 200-300k- really nice.

But...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-09-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Malama
good luck. last time I checked there were SO...

good luck.
last time I checked there were SO few peds (or any docs for that matter) taking new patients, it was pathetic.

We always sent homebirth babies to see Dr Park. He's not a good ped....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-24-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,343
Posted By Malama
we usually go to the beach on xmas (Jewish) or...

we usually go to the beach on xmas (Jewish) or the movies. but in East HI we've had SOOOOOO much rain. it's dumping here, AGAIN.

Anyone else getting so much rain? We've had one sunny day this...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-01-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Malama
I just don't understand how you can make a...

I just don't understand how you can make a comment like that and not think people will find it offensive.

I KNOW our paper has been writing a lot about violence in the schools recently- and I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-01-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Malama
rainy Hilo got no weather. In fact I was shocked...

rainy Hilo got no weather. In fact I was shocked to read about all of the Kona rain in the paper because it's been so sunny. go figure.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-01-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Malama
yeah! what's up with that comment?? sounds...

yeah! what's up with that comment??

sounds pretty racist and truly unfair.

actually that whole post sounds fairly negative to me....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-24-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Malama
Quote: Originally Posted by KailuaMamatoMaya...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KailuaMamatoMaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9807567)
I know the only mid-level dining...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-21-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Malama
We went on a Princess Cruise to Alaska this...

We went on a Princess Cruise to Alaska this summer and it was great.

It was a little hard for me to go, based on the fact that I live in a very touristy state and sometimes hate to see how...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-29-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Malama
I wouldn't at all because of the possibility of...

I wouldn't at all because of the possibility of rocks and things shooting around.

I'm the mower in our house (push) and I've never done it with a baby on me.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Malama
I'm really feeling like I want to enroll my 10yo...

I'm really feeling like I want to enroll my 10yo in something more structured. We've never really been structured homeschoolers- but not unschoolers either.
Now I'm looking at him and he is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-04-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,343
Posted By Malama
I'm not on O'ahu, but the other day on HPR they...

I'm not on O'ahu, but the other day on HPR they were interviewing the woman who owns that hfs that will be across the street from WF. She was saying that she's pleased they're coming because studies...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-05-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,243
Posted By Malama
reading this thread reminds me why I so rarely...

reading this thread reminds me why I so rarely post here anymore. Geesh.

You did an awesome thing with the mouse! Your actions were truly sensitive to the needs and where your son was at....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By Malama
Quote: Originally Posted by Wugmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wugmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8233186)
Wow, these attitudes towards other children...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-25-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,343
Posted By Malama
welcome to HI, themamamama good luck finding a...

welcome to HI, themamamama
good luck finding a dr for your little guy. We have Kaiser ins and so we see that ped (Dr Walko) (who's a great dr- if a little test happy).
When I was trying to change...
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