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Forum: Traditional Foods   10-22-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By wagamama
We are living in Ethiopia at the moment and the...

We are living in Ethiopia at the moment and the milk products here -- milk, cream, butter -- have a very pungent, cheesy taste. I asked some local people why that is, and they said it is because the...
Forum: Television   04-24-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By wagamama
I just go to youtube, and then type in the name...

I just go to youtube, and then type in the name of the show. Then various choices pop up.
 
Glad to hear you are OK. I am in Kanagawa - OK too, but worried about possible effects of radiation on...
Forum: Television   04-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By wagamama
Hi, I live in Japan too. Three awesome cartoons...

Hi, I live in Japan too. Three awesome cartoons for kids, that you can watch for free on youtube are: Caillou, Peep and Quack and Charlie and Lola. Caillou would be young for a 7-year-old, I guess,...
Forum: Women's Health   02-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By wagamama
I read your site and it was very informative. I...

I read your site and it was very informative. I was an exchange student in Ecuador many years ago, and the family I stayed with gave me the papaya cure -- papaya seeds ground up in a blender with a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-15-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By wagamama
Thank you everyone for the thoughtful and...

Thank you everyone for the thoughtful and informative comments.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,061
Posted By wagamama
My kids are 5 and 3, and they were scared by...

My kids are 5 and 3, and they were scared by Ponyo -- so much that they refused to watch it again! Ponyo's father is scary!
Finding Nemo was also too scary for them. :(
 
The only DVDs we've had...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-13-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By wagamama
Thank you everyone ... I am still undecided, but...

Thank you everyone ... I am still undecided, but all the comments are helpful.
 
Can anyone tell me why the OPV is preferable? I have read the opposite here in this forum!
 
I was in a bookstore...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-03-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By wagamama
I'm 42 with two young kids, and have been...

I'm 42 with two young kids, and have been feeling "in crisis" about aging for awhile. My face has changed. It really has. I have really prominent nasolabial folds, if you know what those are :)
And...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-03-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By wagamama
Bokonon, thanks for the link. I found this info...

Bokonon, thanks for the link. I found this info on the IPV vaccine:
 
-grown on monkey kidney cells
-supplemented with newborn calf serum
-other ingredients:  0.5% of 2-phenoxyethanol and 0.02%...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By wagamama
Thank you everyone. I'm considering the IPV,...

Thank you everyone. I'm considering the IPV, will do more reading. I do think that, living in Addis, the chances of getting it are very small ... we may do some traveling though.
I guess I felt...
Forum: Far East   02-03-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 73
  Japan
Views: 3,917
Posted By wagamama
Yes, I have to say, that if I could do it all...

Yes, I have to say, that if I could do it all over again, I would not choose to raise my kids in Japan. Because of the school system, because keeping their English intact is a constant struggle,...
Forum: Far East   02-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 73
  Japan
Views: 3,917
Posted By wagamama
Mmmmochi mama, I like your name too! But your...

Mmmmochi mama, I like your name too! But your story is heartbreaking! I am glad, at least, to hear that you are planning a move.
 
For us, we have bought a house, DH's career is here ... a move...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,863
Posted By wagamama
My 5-year-old DS was vaxed up to a year, while...

My 5-year-old DS was vaxed up to a year, while my 3-year-old DD is unvaxed. Oddly, she has been sick A LOT more than DS. He almost never gets sick, and when he does, he recovers in a day. He has...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-01-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By wagamama
We are moving to Addis Ababa, the capital of...

We are moving to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in August. We will be there for 2 1/2 years. My 5-year-old DS was vaxed up to one year, but my 3-year-old DD is completely unvaxed. There have...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,071
Posted By wagamama
I will try hydrogen peroxide -- thanks!

I will try hydrogen peroxide -- thanks!
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By wagamama
Last year DH "strongly encouraged" our shy...

Last year DH "strongly encouraged" our shy 5-year-old DS to join a preschool rugby class on Sunday mornings. After going 2-3 times, DS wanted to quit, but DH basically "strongly encouraged" him to...
Forum: Far East   01-30-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
  Japan
Views: 3,917
Posted By wagamama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mmmmochi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1226492/japan/20#post_16202652)

I have an 8 year...
Forum: Far East   01-20-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 73
  Japan
Views: 3,917
Posted By wagamama
Just to clarify, I definitely don't think that...

Just to clarify, I definitely don't think that homeschooling has anything to do with someone becoming a hikkikomori! Mmmmochimama, I admire you for homeschooling. I think it must be great -- but...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-20-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,071
Posted By wagamama
I use white cloths for wiping countertops and...

I use white cloths for wiping countertops and drying dishes, but they get stained so quickly. I throw them in the wash, but they don't come out clean. I guess I need to soak them in something ......
Forum: Far East   01-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 73
  Japan
Views: 3,917
Posted By wagamama
I live in Yokohama (Aoba-ku) -- would love to...

I live in Yokohama (Aoba-ku) -- would love to see this thread get going!  I know a few foreign women in my area (we have a book club), but no one with toddlers. 
I have a 5-year-old and a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By wagamama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Lakeeffectsnow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By wagamama
I think they are OK -- see this link:...

I think they are OK -- see this link: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=48 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,523
Posted By wagamama
My book club is having trouble finding...

My book club is having trouble finding interesting books for our 2011 year. Would love to get some suggestions. We are looking for a balance of fiction and non-fiction. Otherwise, anything goes!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,266
Posted By wagamama
I'm with you. I think as parents we need to set...

I'm with you. I think as parents we need to set limits for our kids, especially with addictive stuff like video games, TV and junk food. DS is 5 and hasn't started video games yet, but I'm already...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-26-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By wagamama
DD was born on Xmas day, and we just celebrated...

DD was born on Xmas day, and we just celebrated her 3rd birthday yesterday. It was kind of a disaster, and I was really upset. Basically, the idea was to open Xmas presents in the morning, and do...
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