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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,439
Posted By LovelyNJ
Thanks so much! I feel like I understand my 7...

Thanks so much! I feel like I understand my 7 year old's learning style much better now.
Forum: Lactivism   04-15-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,897
Posted By LovelyNJ
I nursed both of my boys for 2 yrs. btw, and two...

I nursed both of my boys for 2 yrs. btw, and two years later it still makes me smile when I look at those bags to think the fomula companies lost money on me.
Forum: Lactivism   04-15-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,897
Posted By LovelyNJ
I like the free stuff from the companies! I...

I like the free stuff from the companies! I threw away the formula, but the bags were nice. I got some coupons (free haircut!), magazines, and ice packs.  Not sure what the big deal is. Lots of...
Forum: Parenting   02-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By LovelyNJ
   My boys are 7 and 4. They can play anywhere...

   My boys are 7 and 4. They can play anywhere that I can see them out the window to check on them. We are lucky to have a small patch of woods in the back, and a bike path with some trees in the...
Forum: Learning at School   11-19-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By LovelyNJ
"providing ways to learn with Curious George on...

"providing ways to learn with Curious George on PBS, on their educational website (http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/), or by printing their family activity booklet...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By LovelyNJ
I think of preschool as more of a fun activity...

I think of preschool as more of a fun activity than actual school. You can still homeschool while your child is at home, which is what we do in addtion to preschool. For us, the kids need preschool...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-03-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,878
Posted By LovelyNJ
We buy the cheapest "all-natural" foods. I shop...

We buy the cheapest "all-natural" foods. I shop at Pathmark, with coupons or buy store brand. Its hard feeding/getting the necessities for my 3 guys and myself for $100 a week!
   I get very basic,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-25-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,092
Posted By LovelyNJ
You are his parent and you need to stay strong,...

You are his parent and you need to stay strong, especially since your single or it will only get worse. Obviously physically or mentally abusing a child is wrong, but it doesn't sound like thats...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By LovelyNJ
Your doing great! We do pretty much the same...

Your doing great!
We do pretty much the same things. I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old who goes to K for 3 hours a day.
For us, the biggest challange is social both for me and the kids. Its...
Forum: Learning at School   10-14-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By LovelyNJ
I thought I would hate my son going to public...

I thought I would hate my son going to public school, and I was sad I couldn't afford Waldorf. He went to a coop preschool and we do natural toys, lots of outdoors, no TV etc. We're a creative...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By LovelyNJ
Have you tried LLL meetings? Its a way to get...

Have you tried LLL meetings? Its a way to get out and get nursing help at the same time.
Dont feel guilty-kids where I live watch TV before school all the time-this is normal, although it may not...
Forum: Learning at School   10-04-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By LovelyNJ
I could have written this a week ago! We were in...

I could have written this a week ago! We were in the exact same situation with my just turned 3 year old son. His classes were 3 days a week for 3 hrs at a local catholic preschool. We just moved...
Forum: Women's Health   10-03-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By LovelyNJ
Honestly one of the only things I would go to...

Honestly one of the only things I would go to the dr. and get them for is strep. It can get serious and continue coming back (I have had it several times with high fevers and needed antibiotics each...
Forum: Women's Health   09-28-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By LovelyNJ
It could be from the dirt when she plays outside...

It could be from the dirt when she plays outside http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I hope she gets well soon.
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By LovelyNJ
Honestly, I think many things kids "learn" in...

Honestly, I think many things kids "learn" in preschool can be better taught at home-other than socializing independently with other kids.
I haven't put my younger son (3) in school yet, but I have...
Forum: Natural Family Living Workshops   05-26-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,039
Posted By LovelyNJ
Our kids don't watch TV/play video games/ use...

Our kids don't watch TV/play video games/ use internet (they are 2 and 4 yrs).
Once in a while they watch sesame street at my MIL's house or a friends. I say ut doesn't bother me, but I wish they...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-26-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By LovelyNJ
I'm not sure about cleaning houses, but you...

I'm not sure about cleaning houses, but you could ask some people you know if you can clean for them a few times and put them as references.

Have you considered becoming a nanny, preschool...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,623
Posted By LovelyNJ
I think it is a balance. Simply leaving my kids...

I think it is a balance. Simply leaving my kids would not sit well with me, nor would isolating ourselves. Here is what works for us:

My 4yo goes to a co-op preschool MWF mornings. It iis parent...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-27-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By LovelyNJ
I'm using Alba Botanica for kids with mine, and...

I'm using Alba Botanica for kids with mine, and it doesn't leave the white streaks. It smells nice too, but we havent been out in the sun enough to see how well it works...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-13-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By LovelyNJ
Put them in the crock pot on low for 5 hrs. with...

Put them in the crock pot on low for 5 hrs. with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup maple syrup and some walnuts. Then freeze whatever you won't use in a ziplock bag for later!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-13-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By LovelyNJ
We live in Central NJ-in Montgomery. Sounds like...

We live in Central NJ-in Montgomery. Sounds like fun! I have two boys, a 20 month old and a 4 year old. We don't believe in the spiritual Waldorf practices but do all of the natural parenting...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-31-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By LovelyNJ
You must shop at Whole Foods! I spend about $100...

You must shop at Whole Foods! I spend about $100 a week or so at the regular store.
Heres my shopping list for my family of 4: bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, avocado, broccoli, sweet...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By LovelyNJ
Sounds like we have the same neighbor LOL! Keep...

Sounds like we have the same neighbor LOL! Keep nursing! It is the very best you can do for your son and yourself, some people are just not educated about it.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By LovelyNJ
We are close by in Montgomery Township! I saw a...

We are close by in Montgomery Township! I saw a play group called "Green Kids Play" in East Brunswick, but it is held the same mornings as my 4 year olds co-op preschool....
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-26-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By LovelyNJ
I'm so excited to be on the MDC board! I can't...

I'm so excited to be on the MDC board! I can't wait to exchange ideas with other moms who also believe natural/attachment parenting!!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: When I...
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