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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,366
Posted By SparklingGemini
We homeschool as a way to keep family focused &...

We homeschool as a way to keep family focused & centralized! Also of importance is freedom; the ability to cater to each child's individual needs & interests, the possibility to turn everything into...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-22-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,833
Posted By SparklingGemini
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AAK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355355/secular-science#post_17008296)

We LOVED R.E.A.L. Science...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By SparklingGemini
Any tips or fabulous tools to help her along? ...

Any tips or fabulous tools to help her along?
 
I realize she might be too young but she's begging, so I feel I should oblige her interest.
 
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By SparklingGemini
I've always intended to homeschool DD past...

I've always intended to homeschool DD past preschool and just decided to enroll her in preschool for fun and the social experience.

But we've had issue after issue with the school and I'll be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-07-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By SparklingGemini
Anders Christian sounds like Hans Christian...

Anders Christian sounds like Hans Christian Andersen to me.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
 
What about Aksel? That's one of my choice for my little guy but DP isn't on that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-21-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By SparklingGemini
This is the type of curriculum that we were...

This is the type of curriculum that we were looking but I didn't have any luck finding. I was kind of inspired by Little Passports but I don't think it's thorough enough for a full year.
 
So,...
Forum: March 2012   08-26-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 392
Posted By SparklingGemini
I'm sorry you had to deal with a bit of...

I'm sorry you had to deal with a bit of bleeding.  I've heard that's very common in pregnancy because of all the excess blood in the cervix and how sensitive it is.
 
I decline pregnancy PAPs...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By SparklingGemini
Can you hire a doula that also offers sibling...

Can you hire a doula that also offers sibling care?
Forum: Diapering   08-24-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By SparklingGemini
Nobody?  LOL

Nobody?  LOL
Forum: Diapering   08-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By SparklingGemini
I CD'd my DD as a baby and LOVED Fuzzi Bunz.  Of...

I CD'd my DD as a baby and LOVED Fuzzi Bunz.  Of course, they didn't have the OS at the time, so most of my experience is with the sized diapers.
 
I'm itching to start a stash for my new baby and...
Forum: March 2012   08-11-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By SparklingGemini
So, I've mostly been lurking with the...

So, I've mostly been lurking with the occassional posting because I have a history of recurrent pregnancy loss and the early part of pregnancy is always stressful and uncertain for me.
 
But I've...
Forum: March 2012   08-11-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By SparklingGemini
It's true in my case.  I wanted nothing but...

It's true in my case.  I wanted nothing but Indian, Thai and fruit when I was pregnant with my DD.  Now, at four, if you ask her her favorite foods, she always says it's Indian and other spicy foods...
Forum: March 2012   08-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By SparklingGemini
I love thinking about and choosing names! ...

I love thinking about and choosing names!  Unfortunately, Baby Daddy and I have very different tastes in names.  We both want something unique and not to crazily spelled but not horribly strange or...
Forum: March 2012   07-28-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By SparklingGemini
I'm considering skipping the GTT & GBS test. ...

I'm considering skipping the GTT & GBS test.  Although, my midwives are encouraging me to take the GTT because in the event of a birth emergency, any mama not tested is considered to have GD and the...
Forum: March 2012   07-19-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By SparklingGemini
I am so tired.  Sososososososo tired.  No, not...

I am so tired.  Sososososososo tired.  No, not just tired but bone-wearingly, exhausted.
 
I remember being tired with my DD, even with my lost pregnancies, but this is crazy. 
 
Within an hour...
Forum: March 2012   07-19-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By SparklingGemini
I KNEW my DD was going to be a girl.  I even...

I KNEW my DD was going to be a girl.  I even bought girl clothes before our gender scan.
 
This time?  I have NO idea. 
Forum: March 2012   07-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 734
Posted By SparklingGemini
My DD just turned four on July 1st and is still...

My DD just turned four on July 1st and is still nursing 1-4 times a day.  I cannot believe I have nursed her for FOUR years, especially after the rough start we had!
 
My main early pregnancy...
Forum: March 2012   07-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By SparklingGemini
I didn't do this with DD and I wish I had.  So,...

I didn't do this with DD and I wish I had.  So, if my little one sticks, I'm in!
Forum: March 2012   07-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,639
Posted By SparklingGemini
Hi all!  I have a history of early pregnancy...

Hi all!  I have a history of early pregnancy losses and two second trimester losses, so although my +HPT was nearly a month ago, I was a bit hesitant to join.  But I decided that I'd rather embrace...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-31-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By SparklingGemini
We're headed to a birthday party this weekend...

We're headed to a birthday party this weekend for my DD's friend and want to get her something fun and a bit unusual but obviously something that she will love.  She's a devoted animal lover,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,773
Posted By SparklingGemini
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Forum: January 2012   05-13-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By SparklingGemini
I'm still nursing my daughter, who will be four...

I'm still nursing my daughter, who will be four in July.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif  She nurse 1-3 times a day.  I'm not too worried about supply because she is almost...
Forum: January 2012   05-09-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,317
Posted By SparklingGemini
Mmmmm.  Food!  I love to...

Mmmmm.  Food!  I love to eat! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif I'm trying to be really good because I just lost 45+lbs and would like to keep it off.  But man, am I HUNGRY.
 
My...
Forum: January 2012   05-09-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By SparklingGemini
Sorry. Double post. 

Sorry. Double post. 
Forum: January 2012   05-09-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By SparklingGemini
I'm excited and want to start making things for...

I'm excited and want to start making things for this little one right away but I'm waiting until I get good news about viability. 
 
What I have planned first is a quilt, then probably some cotton...
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