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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-07-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By cyncyn
Lol, I lived in Eastmoreland for a year and...

Lol, I lived in Eastmoreland for a year and yeah, it's pretty slow. Very beautiful though with all the street trees. It is also kind of a PITA to get to the freeway from there at rush hour....
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-05-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By cyncyn
We are Portland natives and love it here. My dd...

We are Portland natives and love it here. My dd is 8 also. The schools are hit or miss around here so if that is a priority for you, you should research it. The best neighborhood schools tend to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,482
Posted By cyncyn
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By cyncyn
I agree not to worry about later; do what's...

I agree not to worry about later; do what's right for right now. DD skipped 2nd and is now in a 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class; she turned 8 a month ago. She is in a K-12 charter and that did...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,881
Posted By cyncyn
Evelyn is originally a boy's name as well. I...

Evelyn is originally a boy's name as well. I like the mixing up of the genders for names, but picked old fashioned girls names for dd. I do prefer the classic names but dd's school class (born...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-31-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,800
Posted By cyncyn
My dd tested gifted in her public K but there...

My dd tested gifted in her public K but there wasn't really a school program until 2nd grade. She was reading at 3rd grade level at that time. We changed to a charter school for 1st and she was in a...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-31-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By cyncyn
Indeed, I am still running the website and doing...

Indeed, I am still running the website and doing special events for Zoom Baby Gear. I just can't afford a storefront anymore in this economy. The Diaper Circles are part of the advocacy I do for the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By cyncyn
Join us to talk about cloth diapers! Ask...

Join us to talk about cloth diapers!

Ask questions, see samples and demonstrations in a supportive, non-commercial setting.

Already successful with cloth diapers?
Please come and share your...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-24-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By cyncyn
We love Trillium Charter School. My daughter did...

We love Trillium Charter School. My daughter did go to our N. Portland neighborhood school for K, but after the "thrill" of school wore off, she did not like it at all (missed 19 days in the last...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-28-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By cyncyn
I have several friends whose kids love PVS and...

I have several friends whose kids love PVS and some who have left for other schools (charter schools, traditional public schools and homeschooling). The neighborhood is up and coming, still...
Forum: Pets   12-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By cyncyn
Thanks for all the good info on adding another...

Thanks for all the good info on adding another dog to the family. We are looking at a rescue dog this weekend that we hope can be a companion for our dog. We've gone with a similar size, same sex...
Forum: Diapering   12-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By cyncyn
With a thinner wool fabric like jersey you do...

With a thinner wool fabric like jersey you do need to lanolinize more frequently. Every couple weeks doesn't sound like too often to me. Sounds like a great setup to me! I used something similar and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 13,257
Posted By cyncyn
AF arrived today. I'm not totally surprised....

AF arrived today. I'm not totally surprised. Every month I think that maybe it will happen, but I have to be realistic. I'll be 45 in a couple weeks and my time may be done. I know so many of us...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By cyncyn
We're in St. Johns, but I have a big girl of 7...

We're in St. Johns, but I have a big girl of 7 now! The St. Johns Community Center (http://www.facebook.com/stjohnscommunitycenter?v=info) Play Park is busy year round and there are other events and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,076
Posted By cyncyn
DD is really enjoying her 3-4-5 grade class this...

DD is really enjoying her 3-4-5 grade class this year. The skip really helped with the range of materials and projects she has access to and her teacher is very supportive of her emotional needs...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,057
Posted By cyncyn
I will fluff and spread them out before we get...

I will fluff and spread them out before we get in to our beds, but we never make them in the morning. They are made properly when the sheets are changed each week. It is not a priority for me....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-20-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By cyncyn
We have a Wii, a DS and a PS2. DD is 7. On the...

We have a Wii, a DS and a PS2. DD is 7. On the Wii her favorite is Endless Ocean. I know it is kind of slow for some people, but she has spent hours exploring all the oceans and learning about a lot...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,845
Posted By cyncyn
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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By cyncyn
We are watching for a sale on a mini video...

We are watching for a sale on a mini video camera for dd; that would be her *wow* gift. She also likes LPS, so we will get a couple of those, but not one of the huge sets she's been eyeballing. I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-09-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By cyncyn
We moved ours to another room when dd came along...

We moved ours to another room when dd came along 7 years ago. We have 3 nesting end tables and 3 small ottomans. This gives us plenty of space to set things down.
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,053
Posted By cyncyn
Love the pictures! Dh and I lived in a handbuilt...

Love the pictures! Dh and I lived in a handbuilt 300sqft studio house for 7 years. It was a tiny place on 20 acres of forest right by the city. The weather could be bad in the winter, but normally...
Forum: Unschooling   11-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By cyncyn
Love these ideas!

Love these ideas!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-03-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By cyncyn
Quote: Originally Posted by Cassaba...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassaba http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16013599)
If I remember right, you have 30 or 45 days...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-03-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By cyncyn
I was not challenged in school and so far my dd...

I was not challenged in school and so far my dd hasn't been either (but her new class is definitely the best yet). I think instilling a love of learning is important, more important than school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By cyncyn
Luckily dd's teacher sent home a note at the...

Luckily dd's teacher sent home a note at the beginning of the year requesting NO backpacks due to storage issues (they have cubbies) or we'd be dealing with this too. Plus this year we take the bus...
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