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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By aprilushka
DD is in first grade. She is still undergoing...

DD is in first grade. She is still undergoing the full body of tests they give at school for learning issues as well as ADHD, so we are not sure exactly what her diagnosis will be. English is her...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By aprilushka
In our case, I think getting a diagnosis is a...

In our case, I think getting a diagnosis is a prerequisite to an IEP and anyway the diagnosis will hopefully take a shorter time -- apparently it takes months to get an IEP.  Fortunately her teacher...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By aprilushka
I'm in the same place.  My husband is also...

I'm in the same place.  My husband is also against meds and so am I generally except as a last resort, but after all the reading I've done these past couple of weeks and talking to my DD's teacher,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By aprilushka
My DH is also a functioning alcoholic I'm pretty...

My DH is also a functioning alcoholic I'm pretty sure.  He's a SAHD and generally very good at it but he drinks too much -- a couple of times lately he started drinking before I got home from work...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By aprilushka
Other -- teach reading and writing in "home...

Other -- teach reading and writing in "home language" (Russian) which is not "my" language since I learned it as an adult but is DH's language -- before primary school teaching in English.

DS...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-10-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,370
Posted By aprilushka
My DD (second kid) was a late talker (2 1/2 for...

My DD (second kid) was a late talker (2 1/2 for more than few words, 3 for two to three word sequences, 3 1/2 for consistent sentence use). I went to one early intervention test and they wanted...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-10-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By aprilushka
Sorry about the novel, but it's difficult to...

Sorry about the novel, but it's difficult to explain without the entire context.
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-10-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By aprilushka
My DH is Russian and at home we speak all or...

My DH is Russian and at home we speak all or nearly all in Russian (I speak Russian although am not a native speaker). DS is 7, DD is almost 4. DS went to American preschool two years before...
Forum: VBAC   03-25-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,347
Posted By aprilushka
C/s -- 39 weeks and change (can't remember)...

C/s -- 39 weeks and change (can't remember) after water break following membrane stripping

VBAC -- 40 weeks + 3 days following spontaneous water break
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By aprilushka
Quote: Originally Posted by jjawm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjawm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12584250)
We had severe constipation with my dd. She'd...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-28-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By aprilushka
Is this thread still out there, or did you all...

Is this thread still out there, or did you all go somewhere else?

Our family now is also coping with DH's serious illness and was wondering if there was a dedicated support thread here. This is...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-08-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By aprilushka
Kirill is one of my favorites and doesn't have...

Kirill is one of my favorites and doesn't have an "a" sound dimunitive (typically). There's also Nikolai ("Kolya") which hasn't been transformed into a girl's name here and can be Nick instead for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-09-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By aprilushka
Quote: Originally Posted by notwonamesalike...

Quote:
Originally Posted by notwonamesalike http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11895929)
Typically, children in bilingual...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-08-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By aprilushka
I have the same concerns. DD is 28 months and...

I have the same concerns. DD is 28 months and doesn't say more than 10 or so words (including animal sounds) and seems to be trying to say things but nothing comes out clearly, it just sounds like...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-08-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
I just came across this for some reason I don't...

I just came across this for some reason I don't remember what and it just about bust my gut -- esp Madonna and her ventilatory...

the wikipedia entry on Russian "olbanski"

...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-08-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By aprilushka
Well, I stand behind what I said in the old...

Well, I stand behind what I said in the old thread...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ltural+clashes...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-13-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
Oh, I would never post there again and argue...

Oh, I would never post there again and argue with them (total waste of time). I just sometimes look there, you know, like watching trash tv. Since I don't watch trash tv (or any regular tv...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-13-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
Are these first years? How about childrens'...

Are these first years?

How about childrens' songs -- "Жили у бабуси" anyone? The lyrics are really easy to catch in kids' songs.

BTW, EVC, I was just browsing our old haunt for some kicks and...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-12-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
I can't get into those Perestroika era guys too...

I can't get into those Perestroika era guys too much, too 70s oriented hard rock style for my taste, I tend to find it kind of grating (whereas I love 90s Brit pop rock style and hence Mumiy Troll),...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-12-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
I'm just shocked Ruki Vverkh is still...

I'm just shocked Ruki Vverkh is still around.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif Didn't those Ivanushki guys (or whatever they were called) go the way of the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
Sorry, the Amura tiger, not the snow leopard --...

Sorry, the Amura tiger, not the snow leopard -- or the album is in the tiger's honor and the group generally supports their conservation (and other endangered big cats). I confess I do not know the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
I just have to share -- I went to see Mumiy...

I just have to share -- I went to see Mumiy Troll last week in concert (the first concert we've been to post kids). It was really good (they were always my favorite Russian band), although DH was...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 731
Posted By aprilushka
He he he parallel lives....well, another wife of...

He he he parallel lives....well, another wife of an ex-Soviet here who has gone through this not only with her own but also bore some consequences from another ex-Soviet's business.

Fortunately...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-10-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,281
Posted By aprilushka
I'm avoiding computer games until my kids find...

I'm avoiding computer games until my kids find out about them and really twist my arm, but if you "Гуглить" или "Яхуевать" (add those two to their Russian vocablulary...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
Posted By aprilushka
I wouldn't say normal but not uncommon. People...

I wouldn't say normal but not uncommon. People lose it once in a while. As long as it isn't constant and demeaning I tend to let it pass.

Stapler throwing on the other hand, not...
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