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Forum: Parenting   09-05-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By aiyasmama
Hi everyone, I WAH and I asked my kids'...

Hi everyone,
I WAH and I asked my kids' 11-year-old second cousin to come be a mother's helper one afternoon a week while I work in the other room.  She's excited about her first "babysitting" job!...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   05-07-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By aiyasmama
Thank you both for your responses!  I will check...

Thank you both for your responses!  I will check out those yahoo groups, and I will PM you MamaJenese when we get there.  Moving in 11 days!  I would love to hear from anyone else too who is in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By aiyasmama
Hey mamas,   I could use some support right...

Hey mamas,  
I could use some support right now.  My little one is 32 months old, nursing is uncomfortable for me but still super important for her.  I'm wondering if the discomfort is hormonal...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   03-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By aiyasmama
Hi mamas, We are moving to Boston in a few...

Hi mamas,
We are moving to Boston in a few weeks and I would love to find like-minded families to connect with!  My girls are 5 and 2.5 years old.  We are an AP family and we are doing...
Forum: Waldorf   10-06-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By aiyasmama
There's a yahoo group, Waldorf Home Educators...

There's a yahoo group, Waldorf Home Educators run by Marsha Johnson with lots of great information (all free), including some specific block outlines, all in the files section.  A great resource!
Forum: Waldorf   10-04-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By aiyasmama
Little Acorn Learning blog sells afterschool...

Little Acorn Learning blog sells afterschool enrichment guides with lots of waldorf-inspired ideas for home learning.....is that what you mean?
Forum: Waldorf   06-14-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By aiyasmama
Things have been hectic as we wrap up our school...

Things have been hectic as we wrap up our school year, but starting the last week in june our schedule gets more flexible and I would still love to meet up with you all!  
 
(Hi Zoe!!!  Good luck...
Forum: Waldorf   06-14-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By aiyasmama
I also recommend School as a Journey by Torin...

I also recommend School as a Journey by Torin Finser....it's an autobiographical account of one teacher's experience taking a class of kids from grades one through eight and a readable inside look...
Forum: Waldorf   06-08-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By aiyasmama
Hi Wendy!  :)   Subbing...I'm interested...

Hi Wendy!  :)
 
Subbing...I'm interested too!  And in any online waldorf trainings.
Forum: Waldorf   06-01-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,591
Posted By aiyasmama
My one-year-old also got a water table for her...

My one-year-old also got a water table for her birthday and it has seen a LOT of use over the past year.  I think setting up the outside for play would be perfect for this age (water table, sandbox,...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By aiyasmama
Hi SimpleGrace, it's nice to meet you!  :)  I...

Hi SimpleGrace, it's nice to meet you!  :)  I have a 21-month old and a 4-year-old.  Right now I have an almost-3-year-old in my playschool (It's called Puggles Playschool and I think it's neat that...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By aiyasmama
Community is so important, I definitely would...

Community is so important, I definitely would not give up on these activities.  Even though it throws off bedtime that night, you DO still have a strong rhythm of bedtime at 7 every night except...
Forum: Waldorf   05-28-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By aiyasmama
I would love to meet all the local...

I would love to meet all the local waldorf-inspired mamas, that would be so fun!  I wish I could join the morning garden group but I teach monday mornings.  It would be lovely to connect up with all...
Forum: Waldorf   05-27-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By aiyasmama
If so, I would love to "meet" you!  :)  I...

If so, I would love to "meet" you!  :)  I recently started a home nursery in Durham NC and it would be great to have more of a support network.  We are also a homeschooling family, and for now this...
Forum: Waldorf   05-27-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By aiyasmama
I recently started a Waldorf-inspired home...

I recently started a Waldorf-inspired home nursery and I'm working on building my circle time resources.  Right now I have a very young group (ages 1-4) and in the fall I will have a wide age range...
Forum: Waldorf   05-27-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By aiyasmama
Does anyone have a copy of A Child's Seasonal...

Does anyone have a copy of A Child's Seasonal Treasury that they are ready to sell?  This is my favorite circle time resource and I'm so sad it's out of print (and used copies start at $50 on...
Forum: Waldorf   05-27-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By aiyasmama
I would also recommend checking with the local...

I would also recommend checking with the local waldorf school, and asking around in any local alternative parenting networks.  I run a waldorf-inspired preschool in my home so I am on the opposite...
Forum: Waldorf   05-27-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By aiyasmama
Hi, We are also waldorf-inspired (and...

Hi, We are also waldorf-inspired (and unschooling inspired too or maybe I should say eclectic homeschoolers very much inspired by waldorf...), in Durham NC!  I have a 4 yo and a 1 yo and I also run...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-25-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By aiyasmama
We live in durham and love it!  The...

We live in durham and love it!  The homeschooling community is awesome here, and I also recommend getting involved with the CHDAP (chapel hill durham alternative parenting) yahoo group.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-25-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By aiyasmama
Deb O'Connell or Nancy Harmon....both are CNMs...

Deb O'Connell or Nancy Harmon....both are CNMs who are highly recommended for homebirths.  Ami Goldstein (CNM) at UNC Family Medicine if she prefers or needs to be in the hospital (Ami is wonderful,...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-25-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By aiyasmama
Subbing!  My husband and I homeschool our kids...

Subbing!  My husband and I homeschool our kids (ages 4 and 1) and take turns working (I WAH) and taking care of the kids.  I can't say enough good things about the homeschooling community in durham...
Forum: Family Safety   01-23-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By aiyasmama
We are seriously considering a trampoline for...

We are seriously considering a trampoline for DD's fourth birthday.  Her teacher has one that she lets the kids use when parents are there to supervise and my DD LOVES it.  She's not an active kid...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-20-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By aiyasmama
Thank you everyone for your responses! Can...

Thank you everyone for your responses! Can anyone comment on Watts-Hillandale, Rockwood, Duke Park, and Trinity Park? DH really wants to be IN the city but close to Chapel Hill. We're noticing a...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-14-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By aiyasmama
Let's see...our ideal would be a "walking...

Let's see...our ideal would be a "walking neighborhood" We're in carrboro now and can walk to weaver street, farmer's market, etc, but I think those areas of durham are prob outside our price range...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   03-13-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By aiyasmama
I might be moving to Durham! We are looking at...

I might be moving to Durham! We are looking at houses and trying to get the new homebuyer's credit, so we have to move fast. I don't know durham at all (we're renting in carrboro) so I would really...
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