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Forum: Natural Body Care   06-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By yogamama
Is it safe to use Olbas Oil in a nasal rinse?

Is it safe to add a few drops of Olbas Oil when doing a nasal rinse with the Neti pot? The bottle says "for external use only" and I know it can be used as a breathing treatment, but I had in mind...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By yogamama
My son weaned right about his 4th birthday and I...

My son weaned right about his 4th birthday and I encouraged other connecting activity (reading a book together is great!) and we made a ritual of it weaning.  We talked and planned it and then had a...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By yogamama
Hello New Mexico mamas - My husband and son are...

Hello New Mexico mamas - My husband and son are going backpacking for 10 days in mid-July at Philmont (in Cimarron) and are taking Amtrack from Chicago with my son's scout troop.  I'm interested in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-02-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By yogamama
A friend and I made a New Year's agreement that...

A friend and I made a New Year's agreement that we will each do at least three aerobic workouts for a minimum of 20 minutes each from now until Easter (it's actually a bet to motivate each other)....
Forum: Meal Planning   06-28-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,481
Posted By yogamama
Canned veggies are actually good for camping. At...

Canned veggies are actually good for camping. At least you can get some variety and they don't need to be refridgerated. My husband makes a stew with canned veggies and ground beef that is good....
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,378
Posted By yogamama
We have been renting a trumpet for our son for...

We have been renting a trumpet for our son for the last year and the program at his school credits you if you want to buy an upgrades instrument at the end of the school year. It was pretty...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-14-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By yogamama
I am envious of friends who are stay-at-home...

I am envious of friends who are stay-at-home parents and do not have to schelp their kids to day camp and then head off to a day in the office during the summer. I work at a school and there are...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-10-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By yogamama
Good job! I am always working on these two...

Good job! I am always working on these two...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-10-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By yogamama
I would recommend Galewood - just west of Oak...

I would recommend Galewood - just west of Oak Park Ave and north of North Ave. We have friends that live on a Dickens - lovely homes, large lots, great neighbors. They send their kids to Sayre...
Forum: Spirituality   01-16-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,526
Posted By yogamama
I am enjoying this thread! It is nice to find a...

I am enjoying this thread! It is nice to find a group of like minded "seekers".
I just had a discussion with a co-worker (I work at a Catholic highschool) and
I told my co-worker that I really...
Forum: Spirituality   01-13-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,526
Posted By yogamama
I am liberal in all things. I have yet to find a...

I am liberal in all things. I have yet to find a church that I totally agree with. I try to pick what I like and ignore the parts that I disagree with.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-13-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By yogamama
That article was a bit humourous, very real and...

That article was a bit humourous, very real and a bit sad. I had a definate love/hate relationship with my breast pump. With my first child, I pumped away in an office conference room (and...
Forum: Learning at School   01-13-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By yogamama
My son did PM kindergarten and I LOVED it. Very...

My son did PM kindergarten and I LOVED it. Very relaxed, no rushing, etc. My daughter did PM preschool last year and full day kindergarten this year (1/2 day is no longer an option at our school).
...
Forum: Learning at School   10-29-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By yogamama
Give him time. Time is the most important thing....

Give him time. Time is the most important thing. School is hard for little boys - it goes against their nature.

My son was diagnosed with ADD, but he is 9 years old. He was just diagnosed last...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-29-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By yogamama
Honestly, I don't have a daily yoga practice. I...

Honestly, I don't have a daily yoga practice. I do what I can. I teach twice a week and I do yoga at home in little bits and pieces.

My kids are 5 and 9 and I work full time. I have re-defined...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-29-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By yogamama
Yoga may not be your thing. Are you doing tapes?...

Yoga may not be your thing. Are you doing tapes? I would definately suggest a more vigorous video. Basic yoga videos can be super slow and boring.

Have you tried a yoga class at a yoga studio....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By yogamama
I have a degree in History (oh, so useful...

I have a degree in History (oh, so useful http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif) and I worked for 11 years for a federal agency doing community development work. Now I work in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By yogamama
I have been teaching yoga, part time, since...

I have been teaching yoga, part time, since 1999. I have taught between 1-7 classes a week since then and right now I teach 2 classes a week and also work full-time doing fundraising for a private...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By yogamama
Sending good vibes your way...

Sending good vibes your way...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,270
Posted By yogamama
I'm okay sharing with close friends. Knowledge...

I'm okay sharing with close friends. Knowledge is power and I wish our culture was more open about financial issues. I don't think women would tolerate being paid so much less than men if the truth...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By yogamama
We do playdates on Friday afternoon or a...

We do playdates on Friday afternoon or a weekend, occassionally. I stay for playdates with my 5 year old, but my 9 year old will have a friend over or go hang out at a friend's house for a few hours...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By yogamama
Yoga (at a studio, if I do yoga at home it is...

Yoga (at a studio, if I do yoga at home it is more difficult to get into a good, relaxed place); reading on the sofa after everybody is asleep; watching bad tv or escaping the house for a night out...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By yogamama
I was working two part time jobs and I just went...

I was working two part time jobs and I just went to one full-time job. Honestly, I found two part time jobs to be alot for me. One full-time job is alot easier.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By yogamama
I give our babysitter a check for Christmas and...

I give our babysitter a check for Christmas and a Target or Starbucks gift card for her birthday. I also write a gushy thank you note telling her how much we love and appreciate her.

For...
Forum: Learning at School   09-29-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 910
Posted By yogamama
kerpav - I was going to ask if you live in...

kerpav -

I was going to ask if you live in Chicago, but I figured out that you live in another urban setting...

My daughter is in a high performing Chicago Public School and has 38 kids in her...
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