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Forum: Learning at School   04-25-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks. I'll add a little more info. This is a...

Thanks. I'll add a little more info. This is a dual (two way) immersion program. however, one of the problems they've had in the past was not having enough native English speakers. This is an...
Forum: Learning at School   04-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By MamadeRumi
Dual Language -- 50/50 or 80/20

My DS is registered for kindergarten at a school with a dual language program. We are very excited, but we need to make a choice. Until this year the school has had a dual language strand and an...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-15-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By MamadeRumi
antibiotics for ruptured ear drum?

Hi, my 5 yo DS has his first ear ache recently (yes, his first. Given that his father and I had terrible ear infections in early childhood, we consider ourselves extremely lucky). Anyway, we were...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-09-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By MamadeRumi
My DS (5 yo) is completely unvaxed, and therefore...

My DS (5 yo) is completely unvaxed, and therefore completely uninjured by vaxes. At the time DH and I made our decisions, I didn't know anyone injured by vaccines, so that didn't factor into the...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-04-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By MamadeRumi
New Mexico Vaccine Exemptions Under Fire

Hi, I posted this is the INV forum, but thought I'd try here, too.


Here we go again . . . I just learned that a bill to severely limit the religious exemptions for vaccinations has been...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-28-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,559
Posted By MamadeRumi
Anyone have experience with this recently? Last...

Anyone have experience with this recently? Last year seemed easier than the year before, but with the current hysteria I'm getting worried about this year, and this is the year my ds starts K.
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By MamadeRumi
This is really very helpful, thank you. And it...

This is really very helpful, thank you. And it is true that my little guy has an incredible vocabulary for a 4 year old, simply because he hears and participates in our conversations and I usually...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, that is more or less what happened, so...

Well, that is more or less what happened, so maybe this is a gold mine.



Well, until recently the middle and high school options have been even grimmer than the elementary school options...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-27-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
HI ladies, I haven't been around much as I'm...

HI ladies, I haven't been around much as I'm trying to come to terms with the idea that DS will be my one and only. If older mothers nursing = no pregnancy, then that could explain my problems. DS...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By MamadeRumi
I can see the benefits of doing that, but in this...

I can see the benefits of doing that, but in this case the exam was given one month into a kindergarten program in which they do the math in Spanish. Giving them a week or two of English math...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, I have thought of that, but I've also heard...

Well, I have thought of that, but I've also heard that to get the benefits of a dual language program you have to commit to it for several years. If I put DS in a dual language program for a few...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By MamadeRumi
I had the chance to visit a dual language K/1...

I had the chance to visit a dual language K/1 classroom at this school yesterday, and I really loved it. The children seemed happy. The teacher seemed engaging. I could see that the students were...
Forum: Learning at School   09-21-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By MamadeRumi
Dual language immersion

Hi mamas, I know this topic has been covered in the past, but I don't see any really recent threads about it, so I thought I'd ask again.

What have your experiences been with dual language...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,724
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, my DS recently self weaned, shortly after...

Well, my DS recently self weaned, shortly after his 4th birthday, so I guess I can now update my post to say 50 months, and since DS is likely to be my one and only, that will be it for me. It is...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
I'm so sorry, Chilee.

I'm so sorry, Chilee.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-30-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Congrats to all with BFPs. Orangemomma, I am...

Congrats to all with BFPs. Orangemomma, I am crossing my fingers for you, and I really understand where you are at. I am also wondering how much longer I can stay on this Roller coaster. I am 44,and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,350
Posted By MamadeRumi
I feel so boring.  We just call it nursing. Even...

I feel so boring.  We just call it nursing. Even so there are still times when having my nearly four year old ask, "can we nurse?" in a public place can be a little awkward, but I suppose it is...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-02-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Carmen, congratulations!  What wonderful news. ...

Carmen, congratulations!  What wonderful news.
 
Innacircle, let me second the idea of getting thyroid levels tested, even if you get nothing else done.  With my ds, we were ttc for nearly two...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-28-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, I am currently taking a small mountain of...

Well, I am currently taking a small mountain of vitamins and supplements. But I should admit that things are not going well, and last night when my husband asked me what vitamins I wanted (I take...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-14-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Hi Hezzy, welcome.  Just an additional...

Hi Hezzy, welcome.  Just an additional encouragement to start temping . . . I really wish I'd gone back to it sooner.  I did it for the nearly 2 years it took me to conceive my son, and then once I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-04-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks Litmama.  As it turns out, the day after...

Thanks Litmama.  As it turns out, the day after I switched back over to the vitex capsules, the bleeding started to less!en.  Two days later it had stopped. It could be coincidence, or just that I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Hello ladies.  First of all, I apologize in...

Hello ladies.  First of all, I apologize in advance for always being the queen of TMI on this thread, but here I go again.  After a very long luteal phase last month (15 days -- the longest I've...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-28-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 31,713
Posted By MamadeRumi
Oh, Chichimama, I am so, so very sorry.  I only...

Oh, Chichimama, I am so, so very sorry.  I only just saw your post.  I wish there was something I could say that would be helpful, but I know there really isn't.  Hug your children.  Cry with your...
Forum: Site Help   09-24-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,416
Posted By MamadeRumi
I vote for mad props. I also like cred.

I vote for mad props. I also like cred.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-19-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 148
Posted By MamadeRumi
My car is named Hermione -- it appeals to both...

My car is named Hermione -- it appeals to both the Shakespeare prof (Winter's Tale) and the Harry Potter fan in me.  It is also really cute when my son, 3 1/2, says is --come out 'sermione"
My...
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