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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-13-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,809
Posted By leafylady
I dug up this old post by googling extreme hip...

I dug up this old post by googling extreme hip pain/hip labor. I'm at 38 weeks, so it's probably wishful thinking to be in labor, but wow my hips are kiling me today. The baby is rockin' and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-11-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By leafylady
It works on a regular computer. You can get it...

It works on a regular computer. You can get it for some game systems, but then the kids can't add mods and can't interact with their friends who might be playing on the regular computer.

For my...
Forum: Dental   10-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By leafylady
My daughter had 3 cavities at that age.  We...

My daughter had 3 cavities at that age.  We found a dentist in the Chicago suburbs that would give her an antihistamine sedative and then do the work, in 2 sessions, as I recall.  This dentist also...
Forum: Family Planning   10-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By leafylady
I'm comparing Mirena and Paraguard for...

I'm comparing Mirena and Paraguard for contraception after I have this child in November.  My OB feels that the hormones in Mirena are low enough, and localized enough to the uterus, that they will...
Forum: Women's Health   10-06-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By leafylady
frightening

frightening
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,421
Posted By leafylady
You're welcome.     Now my son is on a world...

You're welcome.  
 
Now my son is on a world of warcraft kick, but playing with the same kid he likes to minecraft with.  They seem to go through their game phases together.  His gaming friend is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-01-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By leafylady
I actually did the night weaning when he was...

I actually did the night weaning when he was right around a year old.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By leafylady
When I was night weaning my son (12 years ago) I...

When I was night weaning my son (12 years ago) I didn't nurse him during night wakings, but I did comfort him until he went back to sleep, usually holding him. He was still sleeping with us either...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By leafylady
Do your older children still live with you?  If...

Do your older children still live with you?  If yes, can he sleep in a room with them, but in his own toddler bed?
 
Otherwise, I'd say to rock him and then put him back in his crib or bed once he...
Forum: Homebirth   09-28-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By leafylady
You don't really have to say why you don't want...

You don't really have to say why you don't want the abrasive one as primary unless someone asks.  If she was unhappy with some of your choices, she may be relieved to be a backup choice rather than...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By leafylady
I just try to keep foods I know my daughter will...

I just try to keep foods I know my daughter will like on hand for her to eat if she won't eat dinner.  Ramen with veggies and fruit on the side is always an option, ham and cheese sandwich with baby...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By leafylady
p.s. I've had her vision checked and it's...

p.s. I've had her vision checked and it's perfect, so there aren't any obvious eye issues making her dislike the smaller text.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By leafylady
My son is a voracious reader with no problem at...

My son is a voracious reader with no problem at any level or size of book.

My daughter on the other hand is a reluctant reader. She reads well, but loses her enthusiasm if the book goes on too...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By leafylady
Update: The kids are progressing. I did get some...

Update: The kids are progressing. I did get some Spectrum brand grade level writing workbooks from Amazon, which are surprisingly effective. There are short easy-to-understand, well directed writing...
Forum: Babywearing   09-14-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By leafylady
That Ergo looks perfect for him, in looks and...

That Ergo looks perfect for him, in looks and function.
Forum: Babywearing   09-14-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By leafylady
Thanks for so much input! I'm going to check...

Thanks for so much input! I'm going to check some of these out right now.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,421
Posted By leafylady
I don't put limits on the gaming, but there are...

I don't put limits on the gaming, but there are a lot of other things I ask them to do (chores, homeschool, family time activities), so that does limit their time. I don't mind the social video...
Forum: Babywearing   09-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By leafylady
I did look on the Moby wrap site and see that I...

I did look on the Moby wrap site and see that I can order and extra long wrap if necessary. Maybe we'll practice with a doll and see if we need it.
Forum: Babywearing   09-05-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By leafylady
I'm looking for a comfy baby carrier for my...

I'm looking for a comfy baby carrier for my fantastic wonderful size 4X baby daddy. Our baby isn't due until the end of November, so it's not a rush. I'm sure he'd do better with a front carrier...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By leafylady
Thanks so much everyone!  I think we'll look at...

Thanks so much everyone!  I think we'll look at Khan Academy first (because it's free) and see if it's something he gets enthusiastic about.  I 
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By leafylady
You could try telling her that she has to stay...

You could try telling her that she has to stay in her room and play quietly until Mr. Sun is up and peeking in.

I do agree with putting her to bed later. Ten hours of sleep seems like plenty.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By leafylady
Thanks so much for the tips! I like the idea...

Thanks so much for the tips!
I like the idea of point form notes and think that might be do-able, especially if I'm not pushing her, the 5th grader,  to develop the notes into sentences right away....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By leafylady
moominmama wrote " For us it begins with things...

moominmama wrote " For us it begins with things like retelling family stories, recounting our days from different perspectives around the dinner table, explaining what's interesting about a book...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By leafylady
(edited out as I put the same question in the...

(edited out as I put the same question in the longer answer below)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By leafylady
How and at what age do you teach children to...

How and at what age do you teach children to summarize and paraphrase for research?
I'd appreciate any articles or personal insight.
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