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Forum: Unschooling   03-05-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By siobhang
This is an interesting thread for me as a a...

This is an interesting thread for me as a a "humanities/bad at math" woman in high school/college who is now running an IT company and who programs websites and databases and needs to manage the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-04-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,351
Posted By siobhang
I've been reading this thread with interest. I...

I've been reading this thread with interest. I think one of the core underlying issues is that middle class women in the US/Western world are not raised to think of themselves as breadwinners as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-15-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,439
Posted By siobhang
both kids are in tae kwon do 2x a week @$150/m...

both kids are in tae kwon do 2x a week @$150/m each
ds1 has guitar lessons @$40 a lesson 1x a week and he has social skills group for kids with aspergers 1x a week for $65  for an 8 week session...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-15-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By siobhang
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by stik http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,956
Posted By siobhang
Heatherdeg, awesome post. Excellent points.

Heatherdeg, awesome post. Excellent points.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-09-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By siobhang
I concur with the other posters. I have worked...

I concur with the other posters. I have worked from home since my youngest was 3 months old. I have tried not having childcare and in fact the first two months, I worked 30 hours with no alternative...
Forum: Unschooling   11-27-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By siobhang
I want to agree with the PP. have you sat down...

I want to agree with the PP. have you sat down and worked out the full and real costs of both degrees and starting/running your own business? It isn't just about annual costs, it is also about...
Forum: Parenting   11-26-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,936
Posted By siobhang
And then there is always the question - is this...

And then there is always the question - is this a battle that I can win, and if so, will I lose the war?
 
Having your kids taken from you, for any length of time, regardless of the circumstances,...
Forum: Parenting   11-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,022
Posted By siobhang
do not lick the bottom of your shoes.  

do not lick the bottom of your shoes.
 
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By siobhang
Depends on the kid. My oldest absolutely needs...

Depends on the kid. My oldest absolutely needs to know the schedule and have a regular routine. My youngest just needs enough sleep. I personally like a light schedule to keep ME sane, which helps...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,233
Posted By siobhang
I get envious of how easy parenting some kids...

I get envious of how easy parenting some kids can be. My youngest is the kind of kid that GD and a lot of the parenting advice stuff works well for because he is just a "go along" kind of kid. He is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,797
Posted By siobhang
my biggest issue with these sorts of comments is...

my biggest issue with these sorts of comments is that they really are accusing you of bad parenting. The "there is nothing wrong with your child, it is YOU who has the problem" feeling that I think...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-01-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By siobhang
we had three au pairs over a period of 6 years...

we had three au pairs over a period of 6 years and it worked really well for us. We switched to a nanny share last year and now are doing daycare. I miss the flexibility of having an au pair and the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-01-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 11,279
Posted By siobhang
I hjave a 6 1/2 yr old and a 4 1/2 yr old. DH...

I hjave a 6 1/2 yr old and a 4 1/2 yr old. DH and I both work full time M-F 40+ hours each (more often it gets into 50 or 60 hurs - we run a business).

How do we cope? We work from home, we have...
Forum: Spirituality   07-27-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,327
Posted By siobhang
subbing

subbing
Forum: Vaccinations   07-11-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,042
Posted By siobhang
My friend's dad works for NASA, he is 64 and...

My friend's dad works for NASA, he is 64 and from Iran originally (so no vax at all as a child). He was informally diagnosed with aspergers when he was in his late 50s and says that pretty much...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,406
Posted By siobhang
The preschool uses Ms First name The...

The preschool uses Ms First name
The elementary school requires Mr/Ms last name
The parents of their neighborhood friends get Mr/Ms first name OR Mr/Ms lastname (since my kids often don't know...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-10-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,405
Posted By siobhang
population control sterilization BC...

population control
sterilization
BC incentives

they all amount to someone else - someone with more power- deciding who is worthy to reproduce, which is a form of eugenics.

Cash incentives...
Forum: Religious Studies   07-08-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By siobhang
Quote: Originally Posted by marimara...

Quote:
Originally Posted by marimara http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15576530)
Some people don't think you need religion to...
Forum: Learning at School   07-08-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By siobhang
my oldest started preschool at nearly 3. My...

my oldest started preschool at nearly 3. My youngest started the day he turned two. The difference was in their personalities - my oldest was not ready until he was 2 1/2 at the earliest. My...
Forum: Spirituality   07-05-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By siobhang
Quote: Originally Posted by KaylaBeanie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KaylaBeanie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15588067)
Subbing! Not a mama yet, but I will raise...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-12-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By siobhang
is it grainy after 6 hours? I just took my...

is it grainy after 6 hours? I just took my yogurt out of my yogurt maker (salton - a friend gave it to me) and it was really lovely. You are right about the temperature - it has to be between 90-110...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By siobhang
I am currently making these ...

I am currently making these
http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...rackers-2.html (http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/02/rich-whole-grain-crackers-2.html)
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-11-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By siobhang
yes, absolutely!

yes, absolutely!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By siobhang
Some ideas for you. 1. find a flavor of...

Some ideas for you.

1. find a flavor of yogurt at the store you like. I really like dannon. I also like greek yogurt.

2. get organic milk if you can. I find that it tastes nicer. I also prefer...
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