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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 05:23 PM
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Posted By quantumleap
Transition to Public School

I don't know that this is the place for this, but I'm not sure where else to put it!
We have decided that our kids will go to a french language public school in the fall. DS will only be in kinder,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By quantumleap
Thanks for the replies, and I really hope others...

Thanks for the replies, and I really hope others will chime in too!
We have a tradition of giving each child 10$ and setting them loose in the local general store to chose a Christmas present for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By quantumleap
Feeling/Communicating Rich/Poor with Children

How do you communicate about finances with your children? We're pretty open with our kids, but I would like them to not think of themselves as "poor", and I'm not sure how to communicate that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 17,747
Posted By quantumleap
I've been a long-time lurker here, but figured I...

I've been a long-time lurker here, but figured I should say hello. I've got to go back a few pages to catch up again! We're a little family of soon to be 5 (one more month to go!). I've just finished...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By quantumleap
I'd also be fine with the 36 week trip. Even if...

I'd also be fine with the 36 week trip. Even if you do happen to go early, while he's gone, if you call him as soon as you suspect, he'll still make it for the actual birth.
*I* would also send him...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,263
Posted By quantumleap
Don't panic! Far back is a good thing. Also,...

Don't panic! Far back is a good thing. Also, multip mamas often have a slightly open cervix. AND, it can be open at the external os, but closed internally. It's going to be ok. Deep breath. It's so...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-15-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,263
Posted By quantumleap
Bahahaha. My 4 and 6 year olds do this now too,...

Bahahaha. My 4 and 6 year olds do this now too, especially if I am cranky. "Mom, don't you think you should have a nap? We can just watch something on Papa's computer. We'll be very quiet. You can...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-06-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,263
Posted By quantumleap
I've never gotten an outie either! I totally get...

I've never gotten an outie either! I totally get that "more prominent top fold" thing though. Sort of 1/3 of an outie. ;)
All I have to say is, I am SO TIRED!!!! Cannot function. Almost 31 weeks,...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By quantumleap
Oh man, sorry. This is totally a space for...

Oh man, sorry. This is totally a space for venting about care! I have had three prenatal appointments and cried during/after all of them for this pregnancy! There aren't any other midwives here, so...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-27-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By quantumleap
I don't think I'm an expletive birth worker, but...

I don't think I'm an expletive birth worker, but it *has* actually been my experience that third births have a higher proportion of "wildness" to them than other births. Not easiest birth ever or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By quantumleap
We aren't experienced OM users (my daughter is...

We aren't experienced OM users (my daughter is only in first grade!). But, for what it's worth, we have *loved* Singapore math for our kiddo. It's simple, it builds on itself, you can do a *lot* of...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-24-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By quantumleap
Lots of water! Epsom salt baths, nettle and...

Lots of water! Epsom salt baths, nettle and dandelion tea (go a bit easy on the dandelion/do more nettle than dandelion), elevation and massage, and some people say supplementation with vit e and c...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By quantumleap
I would go for something that makes the catwalk...

I would go for something that makes the catwalk "safe" instead of a gate. Higher railings, or the cables someone else mentioned, or something else. Surely there are people who deal with this sort of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By quantumleap
Part-time Public School?

We're in Canada, and are strongly considering public school next year for our kids. The pull to put them in is pretty much entirely language based. I am a francophone, partnered with an anglophone...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-08-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By quantumleap
I'm not going to argue test vs no test, 'cause I...

I'm not going to argue test vs no test, 'cause I think both are extremely valid choices. But, the 3 hour is a diagnostic test, vs the 1 hr, which is only a screening test. If I had done the test, I...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,579
Posted By quantumleap
zzzzane - so glad you had a nice visit with your...

zzzzane - so glad you had a nice visit with your mother in law. That can be such a sticky relationship, but it's so lovely when it's a positive thing. :)
forestfoster - hooray for single babies...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-27-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By quantumleap
I'm also enormous! Seriously. Size of baby,...

I'm also enormous! Seriously.
Size of baby, position of baby and placenta, your muscle tone (sorry, this is a really big one!), your body shape (ie: someone with a shorter torso doesn't have room...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-22-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By quantumleap
I think we'd all be able tot oss out a bunch of...

I think we'd all be able tot oss out a bunch of ideas, but you're going to have to pick something that resonates for *you*! Congratulations on the baby shower! So fun. I'm sort of jealous. This is...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   04-08-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,340
Posted By quantumleap
Figured I'd pop in again and say hello. It's been...

Figured I'd pop in again and say hello. It's been awhile!
I, too, love all the chicken/goat/garden talk going on. We left our much-loved flock of chickens with some lovely friends when we moved...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   03-07-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By quantumleap
I'm not in your ddc. I'm due in early Aug, and...

I'm not in your ddc. I'm due in early Aug, and sometimes stalk you guys here because I think/hope my babe will come in July. Anyway, I second the "nothing to worry about", and thought I'd add this...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   03-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,880
Posted By quantumleap
I'm so sorry you guys are getting headaches! My...

I'm so sorry you guys are getting headaches! My sister gets migraines in pregnancy too, and even the idea makes me feel desperate and twitchy! Does accupressure/accupuncture or chiropractic care...
Forum: Canada   03-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By quantumleap
I know this thread is super old, but thought I'd...

I know this thread is super old, but thought I'd chime in just in case someone else is looking. Mountain Rose is *not* a good idea for Canadians, sadly. Unless you are really close to the border and...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By quantumleap
That's really stressful! We would occasionally...

That's really stressful! We would occasionally get labs with low white blood cell counts. Not every day, but several times a month on different people. There's apparently a correlation with radiation...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By quantumleap
We told our kids pretty much right away. They're...

We told our kids pretty much right away. They're 4 and 6. As my belly has gotten bigger, it is sinking in more and more, I think. 6 year old would like to cut the cord, and I am so happy to have her...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   02-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By quantumleap
Weeks/Days along: 15+6 (yay!!!!) Symptoms:...

Weeks/Days along: 15+6 (yay!!!!)

Symptoms: So, so tired, still. I think this is partially pregnancy and partially not being recovered from the past two years of high stress/no sleep/abuse of my...
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