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Forum: Learning at School   06-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By capucine
French can be done

Hey. French Immersion isn't available in my area, but my husband is French (I'm American, fluent in French now) and we've raised our daughter bilingual very intentionally. She's about to wrap up her...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-02-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,511
Posted By capucine
You know, for me, pain from something BAD (an...

You know, for me, pain from something BAD (an injury, illness, or the like) has been what is worse. I had that lesson a couple weeks after a miscarriage when I suddenly got cramps that were like...
Forum: Parenting   03-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By capucine
My own parents hyphenated my mother's FIRST name...

My own parents hyphenated my mother's FIRST name onto my first, and her LAST onto my father's last. I grew to adulthood successfully feminist, but let me tell you, it wasn't because of the name. Of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By capucine
My water broke with both my babies, then nothing...

My water broke with both my babies, then nothing for quite some time - no labor for four hours with the first, 24 hours with the second, then a strong fast healthy labor kicked in with both. My...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By capucine
I love how lots of these replies are from NEAR...

I love how lots of these replies are from NEAR grandparents vs the distance relationships the OP asked about...probably something telling there. Anyway! We call the French grandparents every Sunday,...
Forum: Family Safety   03-03-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By capucine
It's quite a mothering shift, from clean...

It's quite a mothering shift, from clean protected baby to mover with will power eating crumbs off the floor (clawing other babies faces).

I have two kids. I would babysafe your house so you can...
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,788
Posted By capucine
When we're waiting for a baby, I just want to...

When we're waiting for a baby, I just want to get the Moby wrap down out of the attic. And the Bjorn bouncy seat. I love our iBert bike seats. Maclaren umbrella stroller. Antilop high chair. A nose...
Forum: Allergies   02-25-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By capucine
If you are talking about allergies - the...

If you are talking about allergies - the emergency room kind - I would have a serious chat with a doctor. If we're talking sensitivites, I actually could tolerate gluten while pregnant. My doctor...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By capucine
My kids are 6 and 2. We have a small square...

My kids are 6 and 2. We have a small square kid's art table with a roll of paper under, and two kid Ikea chairs. Crayons, pens, and colored pencils are in shoeboxes with flop-open lids under the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-24-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By capucine
Oh, I can help! Put socks over their hands...

Oh, I can help! Put socks over their hands during daytime nursing. At bedtime, swaddle - I had to use the heavy-duty velcro piece from a Halo sack. Buy a couple new large interesting pendants on 24"...
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