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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-02-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By MittensKittens
Thanks for your thoughts, again. You seem like a...

Thanks for your thoughts, again. You seem like a really caring person. I might direct her here so she can find out more. She would be concerned about the side effects of the abortion pill, for sure,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By MittensKittens
Thanks for your honest answer. I totally agree...

Thanks for your honest answer. I totally agree with your comments — my friend is extremely weary of outside intervention and scared of doctors. Her, whatever you call him, is also against her...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-02-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By MittensKittens
This appears to be the most suitable place to...

This appears to be the most suitable place to post this question. I am NOT looking to start a debate and am personally pro-life, but here goes. A good friend of mine has two children with her...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-09-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By MittensKittens
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by solstices http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384725/i-need-your-help#post_17377856)

At one year of age my...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-08-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By MittensKittens
Oh, and if someone here suffered an adverse...

Oh, and if someone here suffered an adverse reaction to a vaccine or has a child who did so, then I'd love to hear from you. 
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-07-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By MittensKittens
As a non-vaxxer, I've been asked to produce an...

As a non-vaxxer, I've been asked to produce an article about the dangers of vaccines for a local parenting magazine — or rather, half an article, really. Someone else is writing a portion about the...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,001
Posted By MittensKittens
I can (kind of) understand being concerned about...

I can (kind of) understand being concerned about the environment, even though larger families often make wiser and more conscious choices that make their carbon foot print smaller. I can't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By MittensKittens
I'm sorry I can't give you any opinions about...

I'm sorry I can't give you any opinions about Connections, which we don't use. I'd be very interested to hear about your experience with K12 and how it compared to a classical education at home,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-13-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By MittensKittens
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SundayCrepes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By MittensKittens
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381492/how-i-started-my-4-year-old-son-on-reading#post_17328223)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By MittensKittens
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SundayCrepes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By MittensKittens
We use a wide variety of sources, some of which...

We use a wide variety of sources, some of which are curricula and some of which aren't. I don't use a boxed curriculum, but do follow the Well-Trained Mind pretty closely. 
 
I thought your blog...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-31-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By MittensKittens
I personally believe that it is a good idea to...

I personally believe that it is a good idea to get at least one ultrasound during a pregnancy for which you are planning a UC. I know there are ways to tell the location of the placenta without the...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-16-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By MittensKittens
Thanks for your replies. I actually came across...

Thanks for your replies. I actually came across Berman's PDF yesterday, and it was very helpful. 
 
I feel I should clarify. Once we start talking about conception and sex, it is possible that...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-15-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By MittensKittens
Hi,   I'm wondering how other single parents...

Hi,
 
I'm wondering how other single parents have dealt with this or are planning to deal with this. My kids are aware that many other kids have dads, living with them or not. They know that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By MittensKittens
This year, we have spent around $250 on actual...

This year, we have spent around $250 on actual curricula, and I would like more. Unless you are unschooling, the cost of curricula can add up quite a bit. It is still cheaper than private school,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By MittensKittens
Have you thought about afterschooling for math,...

Have you thought about afterschooling for math, with a program that is more suited to your child's needs? It sounds like you know more about where your DD is than the teacher, so this could be the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-24-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By MittensKittens
Homeschooling, in the Netherlands, can be...

Homeschooling, in the Netherlands, can be approved if the family "leads a traveling existence". In other words, if you spend half of the year in one country (or area of the same country), and the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,111
Posted By MittensKittens
Yes, you read that correctly. It just came to my...

Yes, you read that correctly. It just came to my attention that, where I live in Eastern Europe, OBGYNs routinely recommend c-sections because a woman has a prescription of -5 or larger. The theory...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By MittensKittens
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328036/5-5-year-old-begging-to-go-to-school#post_16635169)
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-25-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By MittensKittens
How big is it? When I stopped making diapers, I...

How big is it? When I stopped making diapers, I used my left-over PUL for a nice raincoat for DD. I have also made breastpads and mamapads. 
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By MittensKittens
We've had a babysitter for a year now. My kids...

We've had a babysitter for a year now. My kids are 5 and 2, and love her. She is 10 years older than me and has kids of her own - I've met her family, been to her church, and have been happy with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-23-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By MittensKittens
We are ordering All About Spelling - maybe a tip...

We are ordering All About Spelling - maybe a tip for kids who hate writing? It sure looks like a lot of fun! It has a multi-sensory approach that covers reading and spelling (phonics). I have seen...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 160
Posted By MittensKittens
I found Gavin de Becker's list of questions for...

I found Gavin de Becker's list of questions for babysitters to be extremely useful. Google it http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. 
 
This list addresses issues of safety, which is...
Forum: Dental   08-19-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,860
Posted By MittensKittens
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