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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-25-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,499
Posted By dongurigal
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Stereo mood (http://www.stereomood.com)
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-23-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By dongurigal
Found my babysitters through an online mom's...

Found my babysitters through an online mom's group and advertising in the small apartment building where I live--there are several teenage girls who live in the building. Have also perused the ads...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-26-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,831
Posted By dongurigal
How did you come to the decision to...

How did you come to the decision to stay-at-home?

Fell into it. I was a teacher for many years--internationally. Loved my job and loved life as an international teacher. Met DH overseas. After...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By dongurigal
Quote: Originally Posted by Adamsmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adamsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14370846)
I'm just curious, though, as SAHMs what do...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-09-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By dongurigal
Haven't read all the answers, so I hope I'm not...

Haven't read all the answers, so I hope I'm not repeating what's already been said.

I don't know if I'd choose to be a SAHM if my DH weren't already helping out if I were working full time. You...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-09-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By dongurigal
I do. But I live in an inner suburb of Paris so...

I do. But I live in an inner suburb of Paris so absolutely everything from hardware stores to bakeries to parks to grocery stores is within walking distance. Otherwise, it's metro, train or bus.
...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By dongurigal
Seems like a pretty normal...

Seems like a pretty normal day.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif My daughter is 19 months and I'm also pregnant. Tired a lot. She has tantrums. Prefers outdoors,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By dongurigal
Can you afford a cleaner? A blogger I love once...

Can you afford a cleaner? A blogger I love once said it was the best investment she made in her marriage. Better than marital therapy. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-15-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 989
Posted By dongurigal
Babysitter, for sure. But then our apartment is...

Babysitter, for sure. But then our apartment is small, so I can keep up with the cleaning. (So I like to think.)
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-10-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By dongurigal
Agree with Marylizah. I'm learning the French...

Agree with Marylizah. I'm learning the French system having just moved here, but there seem to be a lot of great social programs for families.

SAHMs (and actually, there don't seem to be all that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,319
Posted By dongurigal
Probably depends on circumstances as much as...

Probably depends on circumstances as much as personality.

We go out everyday, twice a day sometimes. But we live in an apartment. It's a necessity as much as it's fun to be out and about.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-11-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By dongurigal
You know, I can't complain about my DH, he's...

You know, I can't complain about my DH, he's great most of the time, doesn't whine if the house is a tip, has some issues with my cooking (but he is French after all), but I found a couple of things...
Forum: Parenting   04-02-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By dongurigal
Quote: Originally Posted by ElliesMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElliesMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13483300)
my child was also very active at that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-01-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By dongurigal
I totally agree with this (at least for DD and...

I totally agree with this (at least for DD and me). We were in Doha, Qatar until Jan this year and we hardly went outside because it was so hot. 40- 50 degrees hot for nearly 5 months. If we did go...
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By dongurigal
My dd is the same age as yours and sounds a lot...

My dd is the same age as yours and sounds a lot like your DD except she doesn't hug/tickle other kids, but she sees no problem trying to eat their snacks, play with their balls, sand buckets, etc.
...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-29-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,247
Posted By dongurigal
I haven't read all the posts here, but just...

I haven't read all the posts here, but just reading your last post, I'm wondering--can you afford a cleaner once a week? If it's affordable, I highly recommend it. Outsource the cleaning--one less...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By dongurigal
I've flown with my daughter practically every...

I've flown with my daughter practically every month since she was two month's old--some short haul, some long haul flights. Nursing on take off and landing works well.

Ask for a bulkhead seat...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-31-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,469
Posted By dongurigal
I posted a while back about being in Qatar and...

I posted a while back about being in Qatar and living the life you want to leave! We have now left!! Yay.

Just went through this thread again and you mentioned that you are a teacher or studying...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By dongurigal
Both sets are as active as our family's life...

Both sets are as active as our family's life circumstances allow.

DD was born in Canada and I lived with my parents for the first 2 months of her life. Both my mom and dad were great with her--I...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,909
Posted By dongurigal
It does sound odd overall, especially if she...

It does sound odd overall, especially if she wants to spend alone time with your DD.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GGGG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-29-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By dongurigal
What's it like for your children at Christmas,...

What's it like for your children at Christmas, birthdays? Do they receive lots of presents? Perhaps instead of a gift from the grandparents, you could ask them to 'get' them a kung fu class or...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-15-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,469
Posted By dongurigal
Quote: Originally Posted by NoliMum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoliMum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12976698)
I just really hate living my life like the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-07-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By dongurigal
I don't know if this is ok as a suggestion, in...

I don't know if this is ok as a suggestion, in terms of GD or MDC, but here goes: if DD isn't content to bang a few pots and pans or stick to the cupboard doors she's allowed to open (as opposed to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-21-2008, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By dongurigal
As a former teacher, your gift sounds perfect...

As a former teacher, your gift sounds perfect (particularly the homemade fudge, apple sauce and apple butter!) I agree with another pp, consumables are the perfect teacher gift. All those scented...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By dongurigal
We live in Qatar. Our ped (he's Arabic, but not...

We live in Qatar. Our ped (he's Arabic, but not sure what country--Lebanon or Jordan) suggested starting solids at 6 months--with the usual starting foods--veggies followed by fruits. He also...
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