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Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-25-2013, 09:17 AM
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Posted By umsami
Is it expensive?   Was it worth it?     ...

Is it expensive?
 
Was it worth it?
 
 
We have four kids, a messy Mom, and my hoarding-tendency husband in a house that has very bad closets and not enough room.  Was thinking of investing in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By umsami
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By umsami
So, I see a big need in my community for a...

So, I see a big need in my community for a gentle discipline course.
 
While I could take all of my boatloads of materials and try and create my own, I think at first I'd be more comfortable with...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-17-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By umsami
Wow...some may be gone...although it looks like...

Wow...some may be gone...although it looks like the diapers may still be available.  
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-17-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By umsami
Hi Everybody: We're getting ready to move...

Hi Everybody:

We're getting ready to move and I just found out that the Salvation Army and Goodwill no longer take baby items and the DV shelter just got a big donation in so doesn't need them....
Forum: Spirituality   07-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By umsami
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by frugalmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1357870/muslim-mamas-lets-get-ready-for-ramadan#post_17044693)
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Forum: Spirituality   07-13-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By umsami
Wa'alaikum Assalam:   I am not looking...

Wa'alaikum Assalam:
 
I am not looking forward to middle of the night (for me) suhoors and late late iftars. :(  I'd like to say I am, but to be honest, right about now, I'm thinking that we need...
Forum: Spirituality   07-10-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By umsami
I known of this one...from Turkey.   ...

I known of this one...from Turkey.
 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16732795
 
"Ramadan fasting had no significant effect on the macronutrient composition of the breast milk and consequently...
Forum: Spirituality   07-08-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By umsami
Have you tried the infamous Belief-o-matic Quiz?...

Have you tried the infamous Belief-o-matic Quiz? :)
 
From your description, it sounds like you'd feel at home with UUs...but they are not the only ones I know who might blend pagan/seasonal...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   07-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By umsami
Hi: We're moving to SW Florida and I'm on...

Hi:

We're moving to SW Florida and I'm on the hunt for a good pediatrician, pediatric dentist, and OB. Any recommendations would be great!
 
Thanks :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By umsami
My DS1 got the first kit from his Grandmother at...

My DS1 got the first kit from his Grandmother at Christmas.  He loves it!
 
We plan to do the subscription for kids 2-6(?), but are waiting until we have more funds. :)
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-15-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,592
Posted By umsami
I've had two....induced for kids #1 and...

I've had two....induced for kids #1 and #3...,but precipitous for my two natural births.

DS2..,9+ pounds...came in 2-1/2 hours....start to finish.

DS4....8 pounds...came in 40 minutes....start...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By umsami
There was an article in a medical journal about...

There was an article in a medical journal about a month ago that found that 80-something% of enuresis issues could be cured by addressing constipation.  Many of the parents had no idea that their...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By umsami
My six and eight year olds love Timez...

My six and eight year olds love Timez Attack....they also have an addition/subtraction beta version (free).
 
We've been supplementing with Math Mammoth.  Very affordable, and my son really likes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By umsami
Thanks :) :)

Thanks :) :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By umsami
I know this isn't homeschool specific, but you...

I know this isn't homeschool specific, but you might want to check on some of the ExPat forums and see what people recommend.  There may be curricula that are great fits for Kenya.  Granted, many...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-08-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By umsami
My eldest has encopresis--and has had it for...

My eldest has encopresis--and has had it for sometime now.  A few mamas on here told me about Soiling Solutions--and it has helped us.  We've weaned him down to half dose 1x/day of Miralax...and he...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,317
Posted By umsami
My now second grader could have read that in...

My now second grader could have read that in first grade.  My current first grader (public school) would struggle with it.  He is currently reading a bunch of "Henry and Mudge" books--and is,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By umsami
So, we're looking at pulling my second grader...

So, we're looking at pulling my second grader from school this week.  Does anybody know of any curricula that are designed for mid-year switchers?  I already have Math  Mammoth, which we can use for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By umsami
I ran across this on the Guardian's...

I ran across this on the Guardian's website...and thought it had some great ideas. :)
 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/dec/19/winter-solstice-teaching-sun-moon
 
 
To all the Mamas...
Forum: Spirituality   12-03-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By umsami
Growing up, my brother and I had no clue that...

Growing up, my brother and I had no clue that Christmas had anything to do with Jesus's birth (nothing conscious--we saw various Christmas pagents but it never sunk in) nor Easter was about his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-03-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By umsami
It's not something she's doing consciously....

It's not something she's doing consciously.  Limiting fluids usually has zero effect.  Buy Goodnights or the Pampers version on Amazon through Amazon Mom.  Cheapest way to get them. You can also buy...
Forum: Spirituality   12-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 2,689
Posted By umsami
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by FeralFox http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337686/december-pagan-families#post_16773086)

Umsami -...
Forum: Spirituality   12-01-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 2,689
Posted By umsami
Hi Pagan Mamas:   Just got the new issue of...

Hi Pagan Mamas:
 
Just got the new issue of "Kiwi" and there's a really well done article on a family celebrating Yule/Winter Solstice.  It's basic, but nicely done.  Just wanted to give you guys...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By umsami
The IGs are really really basic in the early...

The IGs are really really basic in the early years.  I think when you get to Kindy (exploring the world? or some such thing), you finally get into a more of a routine.  They now have three week...
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