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Forum: Waldorf   01-04-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By operamommy
Tell stories about every day events.  So easy! ...

Tell stories about every day events.  So easy!  Did you go to the grocery earlier in the week?  Tell a simple story about a child who goes to the grocery with their mama and gets to pick out fruit. ...
Forum: Waldorf   12-05-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,469
Posted By operamommy
I think we've done pretty well and stuck with...

I think we've done pretty well and stuck with our beginning goal.  I'm just posting gifts for the littles as my older two are teens.
 
ds2 - want - daddy-made drawbridge for his castle
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Forum: Waldorf   12-01-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By operamommy
Our winter nature table usually has a King...

Our winter nature table usually has a King Winter figure (this year I'd like to make Jack Frost and Mrs. Thaw too!), some woodland animals such as deer, bear, squirrels and foxes, cedar branches...
Forum: Spirituality   11-20-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By operamommy
I'm really looking forward to learning from this...

I'm really looking forward to learning from this thread.  I'm a mom of 4 and have definite pagan leanings.  I feel a great connection and respect for nature....but when people start talking about...
Forum: Waldorf   11-20-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By operamommy
Thank you!  :)

Thank you!  :)
Forum: Waldorf   11-20-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By operamommy
We celebrate both, though my littles (ages 2 and...

We celebrate both, though my littles (ages 2 and 5) know that it's us that brings presents, not Santa.  We all agree that it's fun to tell the story, though!  I don't think it's confusing for them...
Forum: Waldorf   11-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By operamommy
Dh is going to make one for us (he made our bday...

Dh is going to make one for us (he made our bday ring last year :)) but would love to have the dimensions of the pieces is possible.  I can't find them anywhere online.  Can someone pretty please do...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-18-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By operamommy
Another vote for overreacting.  It was an honest...

Another vote for overreacting.  It was an honest mistake, and mistakes happen.  They did the right thing by apologizing immediately, giving you a refund, and speaking to the employee responsible. ...
Forum: Waldorf   11-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By operamommy
The Little House on the Prairie series is...

The Little House on the Prairie series is great.  My 5-year-old son and I are almost done with the 3rd book in the series, and he has really enjoyed them.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By operamommy
If they are a Waldorf family, I bet a gift found...

If they are a Waldorf family, I bet a gift found from nature would be highly appreciated!  Beautiful feathers or pretty rocks would be loved by my kiddos.  Even a small wooden bowl full of acorns...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,615
Posted By operamommy
Yes, it is very possible! I relactated for my...

Yes, it is very possible! I relactated for my ds2 after weaning him for 2 months. Stop all bottles now, and start using an SNS or a Lact-aid to provide formula while you nurse till your supply...
Forum: Grief and Loss   11-04-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By operamommy
Couldn't read and not post. Please know that I'm...

Couldn't read and not post. Please know that I'm carrying you and your family in my heart.
Forum: Montessori   10-30-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By operamommy
We've done Montessori "homeschool" for the last...

We've done Montessori "homeschool" for the last 2 years, and are now looking at starting our son in kindy at the local Montessori school next year. We took our tour, and while we loved the look of...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,091
Posted By operamommy
Quote: Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15924907)
I agree that keeping superheroes and...
Forum: Waldorf   10-09-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By operamommy
My littles and I both have Padraig slippers and...

My littles and I both have Padraig slippers and we love them - so soft and warm. I agree with pp about joining co-ops. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Waldorf   10-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By operamommy
I really like boatbaby's advice about just...

I really like boatbaby's advice about just watching your son and figuring out what he would truly cherish. I made my now 4-year-old two different waldorf dolls, and I have to say that they don't get...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 225
Posted By operamommy
Thank you!!...

Thank you!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif I love the REI skirt with the side slits, and I also love the Territory Ahead one that Chamomile Girl linked to.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-03-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 225
Posted By operamommy
I feel like I've looked everywhere! I can't find...

I feel like I've looked everywhere! I can't find one to save my life - any ideas? Thanks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Waldorf   09-24-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By operamommy
Looking forward to the responses on this one!

Looking forward to the responses on this one!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-21-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 485
Posted By operamommy
Well, my siggie says I'm happy....

Well, my siggie says I'm happy. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

But really I pretty much am. I feel like we've found the way we want to live and are working towards...
Forum: Waldorf   09-21-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By operamommy
I usually change the nature tray and set out...

I usually change the nature tray and set out fall decorations while the boys are asleep, as well as putting out fall books in our seasonal book basket. We are having dinner with friends that night,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By operamommy
We've been dealing with this for at least a...

We've been dealing with this for at least a year. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif And yes, we've definately labeled his emotions, reminded him to touch gently, etc....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-17-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,390
Posted By operamommy
Yep, vagina is immediately where my mind went. ...

Yep, vagina is immediately where my mind went.

My oldest son is 15. Oh, the fun his high school buddies would have if his initials spelled VAG.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By operamommy
No one has any advice?

No one has any advice?
Forum: Montessori   09-16-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By operamommy
Thanks for all the responses - it's good to know...

Thanks for all the responses - it's good to know I'm not totally nuts! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

The Montessori school starts tours early next month, so dh and...
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