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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-26-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,740
Posted By Lovesmila
What?! That is just crazy to me. I live in New...

What?! That is just crazy to me. I live in New Zealand and nobody circumcises here. No family, friends, doctors, hospital staff, midwives etc ever mentioned it: It is assumed we keep our sons whole,...
Forum: Site Help   07-14-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Lovesmila
I'm logged in and still can't join or leave...

I'm logged in and still can't join or leave groups. I can see the buttons and they are highlighted when the mouse goes over the button, but clicking the button does nothing. Help please...
Forum: Waldorf   11-26-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Lovesmila
My fiance and I are both atheists. I find my...

My fiance and I are both atheists. I find my ecstasy and joy in nature; I believe in spirits but not God or a heaven/hell dichotomy. We are both happy living a secular life - I often come across...
Forum: Waldorf   11-22-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
Oh - I remember something else I was thinking...

Oh - I remember something else I was thinking of. A while ago a whole pile of blogs were sharing the quirky and creative wooden toys from the Russian toymakers Shusha (http://www.shusha-toys.ru/). I...
Forum: Waldorf   11-17-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Lovesmila
Sounds like a lot of hassle if the idea is to...

Sounds like a lot of hassle if the idea is to avoid extra hassle. Personally I'd consider moving closer to the area permanently instead of trying to maintain two houses - and enough stuff (utensils,...
Forum: Waldorf   11-13-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Lovesmila
No worries, hope you find what you're looking...

No worries, hope you find what you're looking for! :D
Forum: Waldorf   11-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By Lovesmila
We've improvised a lot thanks to being on a...

We've improvised a lot thanks to being on a tight budget - a lot of the traditional Waldorf stuff is out of our price range. So, we're definitely not purists in terms of aesthetics. I have noticed a...
Forum: Waldorf   11-12-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by appalachiamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   11-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Lovesmila
We have these kitset stools at...

We have these kitset stools at home: http://www.mocka.co.nz/wooden-stools-4.html (prices in NZ $). I'm not sure if they ship internationally or not. I suspect Ikea would have something similar,...
Forum: Waldorf   11-11-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by aHikaru http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   11-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by willfulmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Waldorf   11-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArmadilloDreams    ...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArmadilloDreams
 
 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Imaginationkids
 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArksAndAnimals
 
^Those are a few cool Etsy toy shops I came across recently....
Forum: Waldorf   11-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
Thanks for the links, both of you :)   My...

Thanks for the links, both of you :)
 
My daughter (2.5) will be getting this bus with people: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62398368/bus
 
And these natural threading beads (local...
Forum: Waldorf   11-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lovesmila
Sorry if this is a bit early! :)   I want to...

Sorry if this is a bit early! :)
 
I want to finish our 2.5 year old daughter's Christmas present shopping soon as we live in NZ and I tend to find it easier to find appropriate gifts online,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Lovesmila
Sometimes moving is the only option - that...

Sometimes moving is the only option - that sounds awful!
 
If you both own the apartments, would she consider adding insulation to her ceiling? Or if you rent, would your landlord consider adding...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-25-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Lovesmila
I'm studying, so my 2.5 year old has been in...

I'm studying, so my 2.5 year old has been in daycare 3 days per week since 18 months. We have been totally lucky to find a daycare that is RIE-based, has a big focus on the natural environment and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-25-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By Lovesmila
I don't think small children being left alone...

I don't think small children being left alone when they're upset means they're reflecting on the situation. Yes, they'll eventually calm down - but the message is "I won't help you learn to deal...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-24-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Lovesmila
I've been considering this lately as my 2.5 year...

I've been considering this lately as my 2.5 year old can be a non-stop nurser and I wonder if I need to set more limits. She is in daycare 3 days per week while I study and likes to make up for lost...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By Lovesmila
Including a definition of "cognition" does...

Including a definition of "cognition" does nothing to aid your argument, seeing as you've provided no evidence that tantrums aren't developmentally appropriate for toddlers or evidence of what...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-17-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,502
Posted By Lovesmila
I don't know how big our house actually is (we...

I don't know how big our house actually is (we rent) but I'm sure it would fit into the small house category. It's not that unusual here in New Zealand, but I'm aware that in the US mega houses are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By Lovesmila
I often hear that "time out isn't a punishment"....

I often hear that "time out isn't a punishment". Maybe not to the adult - but they are to a child. He does something wrong, love and affection are withdrawn and he is isolated. It may be a temporary...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Lovesmila
We don't have IE here. My daughter is 2.5....

We don't have IE here. My daughter is 2.5. Hardly any words at 2 but in the last couple of months very vocab has just shot up. I talked to a health visitor who seemed unconcerned so long as she had...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-13-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Lovesmila
We don't have a big house but we're still...

We don't have a big house but we're still simplifying and decluttering - because little houses get cluttered really fast! I recently read Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and found it a great...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,265
Posted By Lovesmila
I agree I could have started the post off better...

I agree I could have started the post off better or perhaps worded it better and for that I apologise... If I had realised there was going to be this kind of reaction I would definitely have...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,265
Posted By Lovesmila
Wow, what a snarky reaction from everybody. Let...

Wow, what a snarky reaction from everybody. Let me clarify a few things.
 
1. I am a new member to mothering.com, not an existing member using a new username.
 
2. I am not "proud" of my...
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