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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-28-2013, 12:09 PM
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Posted By jdg
While CNMs are legally permitted to do...

While CNMs are legally permitted to do homebirths, most choose not to do so. In the entire southern half of the state there is only one CNM willing to assist a woman who chooses homebirth. This...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-25-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By jdg
Tonight, the Indiana House passed HB1135, a bill...

Tonight, the Indiana House passed HB1135, a bill that would allow the licensure and regulation of homebirth CPMs. As of now, Indiana is an "illegal" state. Midwives here have been fighting for a...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2013, 06:48 PM
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Posted By jdg
Tonight, the Indiana House passed HB1135, a bill...

Tonight, the Indiana House passed HB1135, a bill that would allow the licensure and regulation of homebirth CPMs. As of now, Indiana is an "illegal" state. Midwives here have been fighting for a...
Forum: Diapering   12-08-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,573
Posted By jdg
I posted earlier in the thread loving these....

I posted earlier in the thread loving these. Still love and highly recommend them to everyone! DD has been out of diapers for a while now, but we used these up until the end. They fit her great...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By jdg
I also recommend the Play at Home Moms blog -...

I also recommend the Play at Home Moms blog - http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/
 
And if you decide that you want a curriculum, I pick and choose activities from this Letter of the Week program:...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By jdg
In the original post, there was a question about...

In the original post, there was a question about possible curriculum. I'd suggest you look into RightStart Math. It's very teacher/parent intensive, but that's because it basically requires no...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By jdg
My 24 mo DD loves nonfiction books written at a...

My 24 mo DD loves nonfiction books written at a K-2 level. There's usually lots of pictures and interesting facts. She especially loves ones about animals, but you could go any direction that is...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   06-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By jdg
By "insurance through the state" I assume you...

By "insurance through the state" I assume you mean Medicaid? They will not cover homebirth at all in Indiana. I do suggest you contact Bloomington Area Birth Services, and take their childbirth...
Forum: Potty Learning   04-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By jdg
This links up to another site, but gives a...

This links up to another site, but gives a pretty good explanation of the 3-day "system": http://www.babycenter.com/0_potty-training-in-three-days-or-less_10310078.bc
 
We modified in our house to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By jdg
DD has always had difficulty with falling to...

DD has always had difficulty with falling to sleep, even as an infant. She is nearly 22 months old now. Our nighttime routine is that she sleeps in our bed, and either DH or I read her three books...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-08-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By jdg
You may want to wait to see just how advanced...

You may want to wait to see just how advanced your child is. DD isn't school aged yet, but I can briefly describe DH's and my own schooling. For DH, he both skipped fourth grade and then was in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By jdg
There's no real requirement here (I'm also in...

There's no real requirement here (I'm also in Indiana). The law says you have to be able to provide attendance records IF the superintendent of your district asks, but they do not have to be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By jdg
After trying many different brands and makers,...

After trying many different brands and makers, the ones that fit super-skinny DD are the Blueberry trainers. Thought I'd revisit the thread and share in case there are others with the same problem!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By jdg
sk8boarder15, I'm guessing there was meant to be...

sk8boarder15, I'm guessing there was meant to be a link or a picture in your post? Would like to know what you are referring to!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By jdg
My almost 19mo daughter has been using the potty...

My almost 19mo daughter has been using the potty on occasion and we are planning to go diaperless over the four-day Christmas weekend and see if she takes to the potty more. I would love to find...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By jdg
I'd also suggest that if your LO is repeating a...

I'd also suggest that if your LO is repeating a sound that might be a word but you aren't understanding it, make sure that you coordinate with other caregivers (husband, child care, whoever) on what...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,649
Posted By jdg
After researching and looking at lots of them,...

After researching and looking at lots of them, we settled on the ikea kitchen. Everywhere I looked, there was someone recommending it. It was fairly easy to put together (MUCH easier than most ikea...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,428
Posted By jdg
We don't really have Christmas at our house, but...

We don't really have Christmas at our house, but grandparents always want a list. My daughter will be 19 months at Christmas, and here is what is on her list: LOTS of books (she loves to be read...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,197
Posted By jdg
17mo DD absolutely loves her fleece footed...

17mo DD absolutely loves her fleece footed pajamas from Carter's. They have some that have the animal faces as the feet (monkeys, monsters, polar bears, etc) and those are hands-down her favorite...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By jdg
My now-16-month-old had cut down to nursing only...

My now-16-month-old had cut down to nursing only 2-3 times per day when she was around one. She has been a great eater. Then over Labor Day weekend she got sick and had a high fever. She wanted to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-28-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By jdg
I did a search on the Playful Parenting book and...

I did a search on the Playful Parenting book and found two by that title. One is by Lawrence Cohen and the other is by Denise Chapman Weston. Clarification on which one is being recommended, please?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,960
Posted By jdg
Lots of Old Navy. I know it's not the highest...

Lots of Old Navy. I know it's not the highest quality, but I only intend to have the one child, and everything gets outgrown so fast anyway!
 
Also, Once Upon a Child (a chain used clothing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By jdg
With my 16-month-old we've done a lot of...

With my 16-month-old we've done a lot of crayons. Sidewalk chalk has been a big hit. We just tried homemade play-doh. She didn't "get" it, though she liked the colors and we ended up using it for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By jdg
My baby girl is only about 16 months, but I...

My baby girl is only about 16 months, but I thought I'd add my list.
 
* Walks steady, runs/speed-walks
* Has over 100 words
* Counts one, two, but frequently forgets three. Uses this most often...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By jdg
Frequently, the age range cited for starting to...

Frequently, the age range cited for starting to walk is 8-18 months. So I wouldn't start worrying until you hit that 18 month mark.
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