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Forum: Learning at School   05-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By AmyB
I am wondering if anybody has ever tried pasting...

I am wondering if anybody has ever tried pasting together two 1/2 day Kindergarten programs to make 1 full-day Kindergarten, and if so, did it work?

My 5 yo enters Kindergarten in the Fall. Her...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-05-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 744
Posted By AmyB
Quote: Originally Posted by aniT...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aniT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13303945)
Yes I know this is the official definition, but...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-02-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By AmyB
I have never had a dishwasher. Before my...

I have never had a dishwasher.

Before my husband up and left it made me very, very angry that he was perfectly happy to eat but he never, ever, not once that I can remember ever did the dishes...
Forum: Parenting   11-28-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,728
Posted By AmyB
Sports. By which I mean physical activity...

Sports.

By which I mean physical activity in general. I'm 25 lbs overweight and it would just melt right off if I could get back to my pre-pregnancy activity level.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-26-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By AmyB
Here's how I fix pumpkin for pie. Slice the...

Here's how I fix pumpkin for pie.

Slice the pumpkin open and scoop out the seeds. cut it up into big chunks skin and all and boil it until it gets soft. let it cool a bit. If the skin doesn't...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   10-28-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By AmyB
It's a scam. Try this site to find legit...

It's a scam.

Try this site to find legit poetry contests: http://www.pw.org/
Forum: Single Parenting   10-06-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By AmyB
Three months ago my depressed spouse told me...

Three months ago my depressed spouse told me that any attempt to feel better would be "medicalizing" his feelings and he was convinced that his misery was all my fault so in his mind there was no...
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By AmyB
It depends on the teenager, I suppose, but one...

It depends on the teenager, I suppose, but one of the best memoirs I have ever read is "Naturalist" by Edward O Wilson.

I think a teenager might especially like the part about how his boyhood...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By AmyB
No way would I waste vacation time on...

No way would I waste vacation time on Disneyland.

I just took my girls (6 and 3 yo) camping for the weekend. We didn't take any toys at all, and pretty soon they were using sticks for horses,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-10-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 3,830
Posted By AmyB
Of course I am. A "feminist" is just a person...

Of course I am. A "feminist" is just a person who thinks women are human beings.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-01-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,691
Posted By AmyB
Bill Gates, definitely

Bill Gates, definitely
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-31-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By AmyB
I do the same thing. I see that "made in China"...

I do the same thing. I see that "made in China" label and decide I just don't need whatever it is that bad (In my book Chinese products are just too strongly associated with environmental...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By AmyB
When we travel by train my kids like playing...

When we travel by train my kids like playing with blankets to make forts on the seats.

Etch-a-sketches are fun. Little kids can't make pictures by themselves but they can twist the knobs and...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   04-08-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 607
Posted By AmyB
Quote: Originally Posted by athansor...

Quote:
Originally Posted by athansor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10956758)
It sounds to me like beef consumption is a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By AmyB
Riding the bus with kids is fun! Back when I was...

Riding the bus with kids is fun! Back when I was child-free I never would have guessed that riding the bus would be a fun thing to do with kids, but its such a nice part of our day I often use the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-20-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 869
Posted By AmyB
Some that I liked are "Maus: a survivor's...

Some that I liked are

"Maus: a survivor's tale"
"Persepolis"
"Ghost world"
"Moomin: the complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip"
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-28-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By AmyB
Quote: Originally Posted by allborntogrow...

Quote:
Originally Posted by allborntogrow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10643714)
I go to community college and there is...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-22-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By AmyB
A good friend of mine is finally pregnant after...

A good friend of mine is finally pregnant after about 5 years of trying. Yay!

I'd like to celebrate her good news with a gift basket. She's having a bit of morning sickness and feeling a bit...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-13-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,793
Posted By AmyB
My MIL is also a shopaholic and by that I mean...

My MIL is also a shopaholic and by that I mean that her buying habits are so excessive that it is more like a mental illness than an attempt to make the kids happy. My pop-psych analysis of her...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,872
Posted By AmyB
It's the middle of winter right now, and things...

It's the middle of winter right now, and things like grapes and green peppers don't grow in the middle of winter.

One way to tame food costs is to eat with the seasons. In the winter you can make...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-12-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By AmyB
The March 2008 issue of the Atlantic Monthly...

The March 2008 issue of the Atlantic Monthly magazine has articles about both of your concerns.

There is an article by Sandara Tsing Loh about her experience putting her kids into the L.A. school...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-07-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,531
Posted By AmyB
Actually, I think shaved pits look very, very...

Actually, I think shaved pits look very, very weird. I think the reason women shave their underarms and legs is that they are trying get rid of "adult" hair in order to look younger but I find it...
Forum: Spirituality   01-03-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By AmyB
My suggestion is to try finding a group that...

My suggestion is to try finding a group that does "Dances of Universal Peace" http://www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/

The dances were developed in the 1960s by Ruth St Denis and a sufi teacher...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 732
Posted By AmyB
Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe...

Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe is a cookbook that tells you how to combine plant based foods into complete proteins.

Most of the combinations are staples of traditional diets such...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-27-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,387
Posted By AmyB
My 2 year old's all time favorite book is...

My 2 year old's all time favorite book is "Little Baa" by Kim Lewis (lamb loses mommy, lamb finds mommy, lamb nurses)

--AmyB
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