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Forum: Craft Workshops   12-16-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,195
Posted By Shell
Does anyone know if hot glue will work to glue...

Does anyone know if hot glue will work to glue baked sculpey clay onto a metal pin backing?  Thanks!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-23-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Shell
My DS, who will be 3 this spring, is obsessed...

My DS, who will be 3 this spring, is obsessed with drumming and with instruments.  All day long he bangs on the pots and pans, rearranging them into snares, bass drums, congas, and then setting up...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Shell
My DD is six years old, and has had ongoing...

My DD is six years old, and has had ongoing issues with gross motor skills.  She was a late walker (20 months), has typically been a year or two behind her peers with most gross motor skills...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-07-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Shell
Hi there! I've been doing a ton of research...

Hi there! I've been doing a ton of research about the Hudson Valley area as my family is headed to New Paltz for two months. Anyway, through homeschooling circles I learned about a website called...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-25-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Shell
I've been sleeping with DS since he was born. We...

I've been sleeping with DS since he was born. We have two beds, a king and a queen, side-by-side in the master bedroom. At this point Daddy sleeps in another room, and DD (who is almost 6) sleeps in...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-01-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,851
Posted By Shell
I will "second" Ludia Sarmast of Birth Wisdom. I...

I will "second" Ludia Sarmast of Birth Wisdom. I took her Hypnobabies course and loved her so much (as did my husband) that we hired her as our doula. We absolutely adore her and her knowledge of...
Forum: TV-Free   04-19-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shell
There are at least 10 kids under 10 years old...

There are at least 10 kids under 10 years old that hang out in our cul-de-sac. We are really blessed to have such a great group of kids that all get along fairly well. My family is the only "AP"...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-05-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Shell
My family is planning on moving to New York, and...

My family is planning on moving to New York, and we came across a homeschooling program that seems just too good to be true (except that we do have to pay for it!). There is a 3 day a week...
Forum: Waldorf   10-18-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Shell
When my mom pulled the "you watched TV and...

When my mom pulled the "you watched TV and turned out fine" line on me, I sent her the links to these articles:

Kids and commercialism. http://www.commercialfreechildhood.o...s/overview.pdf...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Shell
Very interesting! To me, at least! Thanks for...

Very interesting! To me, at least! Thanks for the glimpses into your homeschool communities.

Would love to hear more!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-15-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Shell
Just wondering... who out there LOVES their...

Just wondering... who out there LOVES their homeschooling community and feels so lucky to have oodles of support and activities? Where do you live? What features are making your locale for...
Forum: TV-Free   10-13-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By Shell
A good (and depressing) article about what we...

A good (and depressing) article about what we are up against from Children's Health Magazine -- the big marketing machine!

http://www.childrenshealthmag.com/to...nsters_Inc.php...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-12-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,190
Posted By Shell
Try this website, Productive Parenting: ...

Try this website, Productive Parenting:

http://www.productiveparenting.com/default.aspx

It has hundreds of age-specific activities to do; that is its entire purpose. Very hands-on,...
Forum: TV-Free   10-02-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Shell
I kind of got into Facebook over the summer,...

I kind of got into Facebook over the summer, which I can peruse from my cell phone while nursing my youngest in bed. It is a nice way to pass the time and get caught up with folks. Since the new TV...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Shell
Oh this is so good! So good! Thank you thank you...

Oh this is so good! So good! Thank you thank you thank you! I will reply to some individual thoughts when the stars align and I have a moment to do so! This is better than therapy!!!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Shell
I've been sitting on the fence about...

I've been sitting on the fence about homeschooling, and think I am finally swinging solidly towards the homeschool path. I've read a bunch of websites and MDC threads, and I subscribe to a couple of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Shell
My ds is 18 months old. I learned the hard way...

My ds is 18 months old. I learned the hard way with my older dd to never let him twiddle the other nipple while nursing. But he is much more interested in pinching my armpit with one hand and poking...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shell
Don't forget ibuprofen to help with the pain,...

Don't forget ibuprofen to help with the pain, and the all-purpose nipple ointment in case there is an infection of some sort in the psoriasis. And I know you said you haven't had luck with the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-20-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Shell
I had a zillion really terrible plugged ducts...

I had a zillion really terrible plugged ducts with my first child. Warm compresses never did it for me -- only one thing worked. I would fill the tub with water as hot as I could stand it, and get...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-20-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shell
I saw this thread a few days ago, but only now...

I saw this thread a few days ago, but only now have a chance to post. I noticed that no one responded to you who actually has psoriasis... well, I do! Yep, all over my breasts and nipples. Wasn't on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-10-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Shell
I learned my lesson with my older daughter when...

I learned my lesson with my older daughter when I thought it was "cute" at first when she would twiddle my other nipple. Well, it became an impossible habit to break and as she got older and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-10-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Shell
After my son was born, my daughter, who was 3.5...

After my son was born, my daughter, who was 3.5 at the time, just went crazy for nursing ALL the time. I think the combo of being jealous and having the milk back was just too much for her. After a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-30-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Shell
Yep - still nursing....

Yep - still nursing. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

We have been holding off from giving him dairy, but I may try the cottage cheese and veggie idea. Who knows......
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-30-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Shell
When my 4.5 year old daughter started eating...

When my 4.5 year old daughter started eating solid foods, she could eat brocolli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts for three meals a day and be completely happy. She really ate everything I gave her:...
Forum: TV-Free   06-10-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,769
Posted By Shell
Thank you all for your replies and great ideas....

Thank you all for your replies and great ideas. We're not running out and buying a TV, but my frustration continues. I love my neighbors and my neighborhood, but I am starting to be glad that we're...
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