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Forum: Montessori   01-06-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By happy*mama
Our first year of Montessori is going well.  DS...

Our first year of Montessori is going well.  DS loves it and all his friends and teachers, so much so that we have gone from 3 mornings/wk to four.  We also added lunchtime to his day.  The only...
Forum: Babywearing   01-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,531
Posted By happy*mama
I would definitely buy the insert.  I wish I had...

I would definitely buy the insert.  I wish I had known about it when my baby was small.  I waited to get the ergo because I knew a small baby could not be carried in the ergo, so I started using it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By happy*mama
Routine is key, but it also sounds like he may...

Routine is key, but it also sounds like he may be over tired when you are trying to put him down.  Try 30 min. to an hour earlier than what you are doing now.  My son usually falls asleep in the car...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By happy*mama
Crib tents make me cringe.  They are like jail....

Crib tents make me cringe.  They are like jail.  Move your toddler out of his crib instead to keep him from getting hurt crawling out.  That should actually help with keeping him from bothering the...
Forum: Montessori   10-25-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By happy*mama
It has been great to read all of your posts....

It has been great to read all of your posts.  Thank you for sharing.  I feel so fortunate to be able to send our son to a Montessori school and am very happy with our school as they are very...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By happy*mama
Some of our favorite books are:   The Hat,...

Some of our favorite books are:
 
The Hat, by Jan Brett
Little Chick
Tillie Lays An Egg
The House In The Night
I Took The Moon For A Walk
On The Night You Were Born
Wake Up Sleepy Bear
Are...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By happy*mama
Yes, I agree that nursery rhymes can be violent...

Yes, I agree that nursery rhymes can be violent and strange.  The Old Woman Who Live In A Shoe is one that I have always been uncomfortable with, even as a child.  We change it to:
 
"There was an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,729
Posted By happy*mama
Thanks for the tips!  I will keep them for the...

Thanks for the tips!  I will keep them for the next rainboot purchase.  I have seen the keen ones and they look comfy.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-16-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By happy*mama
We read a lot of the books listed as well as...

We read a lot of the books listed as well as traditional nursery rhymes.  Studies have shown that reading rhymes to young children enhances their literacy, when and how they read, as well as how...
Forum: Parenting   10-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,028
Posted By happy*mama
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331862/npr-around-kids/60#post_16699761)

all this is so...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,028
Posted By happy*mama
  Quote:Originally Posted...



Quote:Originally Posted by faroutmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331862/npr-around-kids/60#post_16699492)
 
(Also: I...
Forum: Parenting   10-08-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,028
Posted By happy*mama
 This is me exactly...


This is me exactly ZippyGirlhttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Quote:Originally Posted by ZippyGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By happy*mama
 That chicken costume is cute.  We have...


That chicken costume is cute.  We have chickens, maybe my son would like this!  I would really like to make his costumer each year, but I don't know if I have time this year.  Will keep this one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By happy*mama
I love this costume!  Hmmm, maybe he would go...

I love this costume!  Hmmm, maybe he would go for this.  He loves the book, we already have overalls, and we also have the little stuffed mouse that came with the book (it was a gift).  This is my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By happy*mama
Thank you for the suggestions!  andromedajulie...

Thank you for the suggestions!  andromedajulie (http://www.mothering.com/community/user/andromedajulie) and Comtessa (http://www.mothering.com/community/user/comtessa) thank you for your ideas for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By happy*mama
Those are best kind of costumes, I think!  I...

Those are best kind of costumes, I think!  I feel that if I had a daughter I would be able to figure this out easier, sparkles, poofy skirts, wings, ribbons, etc.  My boy is a boy and we don't do...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,267
Posted By happy*mama
Bedtime is 7:00-7:30 at the latest, and our 26...

Bedtime is 7:00-7:30 at the latest, and our 26 mos old ds often wakes @ 5:00 am, recently he had a few days when he woke at 4:30, but 6:00 would be on the late side for him.  Bummer for mama & dada!...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By happy*mama
Is anyone else making a costume for their...

Is anyone else making a costume for their toddler or buying a one for their toddler?  We won't do real trick-or-treating, but we like the fun of dressing up and seeing the pumpkins carved and lit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,729
Posted By happy*mama
Why is so hard to find products that do not harm...

Why is so hard to find products that do not harm our children or ourselves?  The boots state that they contain chemicals KNOWN to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm and the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,832
Posted By happy*mama
 I agree lunabin, I have found a smaller...


I agree lunabin, I have found a smaller selection at consignment and resale shops for ds now that he is in 3T.  There are always more girls clothes than boys too (I'd be in trouble if I had a...
Forum: Parenting   10-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,028
Posted By happy*mama
I used to be addicted to NPR.  I started...

I used to be addicted to NPR.  I started listening when I was a teenager and am 35 now.  I listened from early am to late night most days.  When I worked from home I listened all day.  But after ds...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-03-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,832
Posted By happy*mama
  All this shopping talk is making me want to...


All this shopping talk is making me want to go out to the stores.  I do want to give the resale shop another chance this week as I need to get a few cold weather items for ds and if they don't...
Forum: Family Safety   09-30-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By happy*mama
wow, I have had dreams of this happening in our...

wow, I have had dreams of this happening in our crawl space and in our barn!  Just last week I had a dream that a toddler was living in our crawl space, really, really freaky...
Forum: Women's Health   09-29-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By happy*mama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Olives http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   09-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By happy*mama
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Quote:Originally Posted by cameragirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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