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Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By girlspn
Yes, I do have these doubts!!! I don't know...

Yes, I do have these doubts!!! I don't know anyone IRL who thinks like I do, even though I feel sure the island lifestyle would be better in the long run. It's hard to make a move when most people in...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By girlspn
Tigerle, thank you for your reply. If we do move,...

Tigerle, thank you for your reply. If we do move, I would plan for after the delivery, hopefully next summer before the start of the school year.

Re the Mandarin issue, how proficient a student is...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By girlspn
For those of you with more than one child, do you...

For those of you with more than one child, do you have naming patterns for your kids?
Forum: Single Parenting   07-28-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 5,620
Posted By girlspn
hi everyone! prescottchels-- when are you...

hi everyone!

prescottchels-- when are you going to start testing? and wow, for taking on the child care of kids at those ages! I just moved with my dd and currently staying with my parents. We're...
Forum: Learning at School   07-28-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By girlspn
meepycat, sweetsilver-- I've been thinking a lot...

meepycat, sweetsilver-- I've been thinking a lot about what matters. There is huge pressure to equip kids with skills so they can be competitive later. Mandarin has gotten important due to large...
Forum: Learning at School   07-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By girlspn
how important is the school?

My daughter and I currently live in a big city outside the US, so I'll give some background first before getting to my question.

The general environment for students here is very competitive....
Forum: Montessori   07-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By girlspn
Linda on the move, thank you for sharing your...

Linda on the move, thank you for sharing your experience and for this piece of advice.

We would probably be here for quite awhile, and because my Chinese level is elementary, I thought it better...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By girlspn
2nd birth vs 1st birth

How does the birth of a second child compare to the first? Is there anything that happened in the labor and delivery of the first child that affected how you prepared for the second?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By girlspn
Have you and your family been to or plan to go to...

Have you and your family been to or plan to go to Taiwan?
Forum: Single Parenting   07-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By girlspn
do you talk about the father?

My ex and I divorced in January, and he moved to another country the following month. We have a 3 year old daughter, of whom I have full custody. At first, he would call/video chat with dd almost...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By girlspn
I gained 20 lbs with dd in the first trimester,...

I gained 20 lbs with dd in the first trimester, and then gained and lost the same 5 lbs throughout the last trimester. I worried a lot about lack of weight gain then, but dd just kept growing! Net...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 741
Posted By girlspn
Tank tops with a shirt over them work well for...

Tank tops with a shirt over them work well for nursing. I always found nursing bras uncomfortable, so have worn tank tops with built-in shelf bra for the past 2 years.

I also liked nursing shirts...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By girlspn
I'm almost 19 weeks and only started feeling...

I'm almost 19 weeks and only started feeling kicks regularly this week. With my first, I had an anterior placenta and felt movement only after 22 weeks.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 741
Posted By girlspn
katelynrose, that's awesome!! :) I got some...

katelynrose, that's awesome!! :)

I got some newborn and 0-3 months long sleeve shirts, socks, hats, footies, from my SIL. Her son barely wore or outgrew them last winter. Yay! I've forgotten how...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By girlspn
I usually used a cover when wearing dd in a...

I usually used a cover when wearing dd in a sling. But I found she hardly ever peed when she's in the carrier. She would pee the moment she's out of it.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By girlspn
What language(s) do you speak to your children?

What language(s) do you speak to your children?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,191
Posted By girlspn
katelyn, they do water births in Beijing?? I live...

katelyn, they do water births in Beijing?? I live in Hong Kong, technically China, and home births are not legal here.

I didn't have a homebirth, but I was by myself when I gave birth in the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 741
Posted By girlspn
I never thought of this! My daughter was born in...

I never thought of this! My daughter was born in the summer so it didn't matter much... this time it will be different though.

I'm also envious of all you mamas with access to secondhand/thrift...
Forum: Montessori   07-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By girlspn
3 year old cries every day before school

My dd is 3 years old and enrolled in a summer program at a Montessori school. It's M-F for 3 hours for 4 weeks. She cries every day before going to school. Her first language is English and this...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 741
Posted By girlspn
galatea, I checked out Zutano's website-- the...

galatea, I checked out Zutano's website-- the designs are cute but clothing pricey!

katelynrose, after cutting off the flats, the onesies basically became shirts. I cut off the flaps off onesies...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,037
Posted By girlspn
chapsie--- congratulations on another girl! :) ...

chapsie--- congratulations on another girl! :)

apeydef-- $625 for anatomy scan! Wow! And I thought my area was expensive, at $300. Are you hoping for a boy or girl?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By girlspn
katelyrose, I think those are great questions!...

katelyrose, I think those are great questions! All of them popped up for me along the way!

I found taking baby to a regular toilet a bit difficult. I couldn't squat with the baby all the time...
Forum: Diapering   07-15-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By girlspn
Another question-- if you use wool...

Another question-- if you use wool soakers/longies, what kind of tops do you use for newborns?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By girlspn
I tried it with my dd. I found it challenging in...

I tried it with my dd. I found it challenging in the early days because she usually pooped while nursing, and I couldn't figure out how to catch those poops and nurse at the same time. Around the...
Forum: Diapering   07-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By girlspn
What kinds of soakers/covers work best for...

What kinds of soakers/covers work best for newborns and up? I'm hoping to find some one-size covers but there aren't that many options. I wish I could make my own but unfortunately don't know how to...
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