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Forum: Product testing: volunteers wanted-- CLOSED. Thank you for your interest   04-21-2011, 06:55 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Sure!  

Sure!
 
Forum: Parenting   10-20-2010, 09:57 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
This might be a bit too old, but this is an...

This might be a bit too old, but this is an awesome set. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/sc...4/?cpg=froogle...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   09-21-2010, 10:51 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by tzs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tzs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15865224)
bugginsmom.....
how did you get training in...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   09-20-2010, 10:34 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by tzs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tzs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15861445)
yes! absolutely. if the children at a reggio...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-07-2010, 10:53 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Another vote for Snap Circuits. My ds got them...

Another vote for Snap Circuits. My ds got them for Christmas just after his 5th birthday and he *loves* them!
Forum: Learning at School   05-29-2010, 10:44 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
I think it depends on your child and the area...

I think it depends on your child and the area you are moving to. We have a December cut off date and I can honestly say that I only know 2 kids with fall birthdays that went to regular K this year....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2010, 10:14 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
We did complete child led learning here. One day...

We did complete child led learning here. One day at about 3.5 years old my ds decided he didn't want to wear diapers anymore (we did have underwear in his drawer that I had purchased for whenever he...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-17-2010, 08:50 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
We currently live in Michigan and have a...

We currently live in Michigan and have a philosophical exemption for my ds. We initially started delayed/selective vaccination, then by 12 months ceased all further vaccines. We are looking to move...
Forum: Learning at School   05-14-2010, 07:24 PM
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Posted By bugginsmom
I've been thinking about this a lot today and...

I've been thinking about this a lot today and what it comes down to is what you consider a "treat" versus and actual "snack." Everyone I know considers cookies a treat. The OP stated that this is a...
Forum: Learning at School   05-14-2010, 12:06 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Well, you said that junk food is discouraged....

Well, you said that junk food is discouraged. Have they ever put this in wriitng? Our school has a healthy snack policy and if you bring junk food like cookies (of any brand!) you have to save them...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-09-2010, 12:09 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Thank you, so beautiful!

Thank you, so beautiful!
Forum: Learning at School   04-27-2010, 09:07 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by karne...

Quote:
Originally Posted by karne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15343106)
We delayed. Late summer b-day, so either going...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-20-2010, 09:34 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
My ds was partially vaxed until 9 months, he is...

My ds was partially vaxed until 9 months, he is 5.5 now and has never had any of the diseases. Other than the occassional very mild cold, he has never been "sick."

Disclaimer: We stopped all...
Forum: Learning at School   04-20-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By bugginsmom
Personally, I am in no way a fan of all day K,...

Personally, I am in no way a fan of all day K, and completely happy that my ds will be in half day next year. For us it is about having that extra time to explore his interests, play freely, work on...
Forum: Learning at School   04-13-2010, 09:56 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
My ds starts K this fall as well. We are...

My ds starts K this fall as well. We are definitely taking the approach that nothing is final or permanent. If it doesn't work...there are other options to explore, including homeschooling. There...
Forum: Learning at School   04-12-2010, 11:25 PM
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Views: 1,823
Posted By bugginsmom
I would never send my child there. I actually...

I would never send my child there. I actually laugh at what they consider healthy. I would be livid if someone threw away any part of my child's lunch (though I have to admit that he isn't allowed...
Forum: Learning at School   04-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By bugginsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

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Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15285480)
We've moved around a lot and K is...
Forum: Learning at School   04-10-2010, 10:50 PM
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Views: 1,847
Posted By bugginsmom
Something to think about is the vast difference...

Something to think about is the vast difference in cut off dates across the country. We have chosen to hold our son a year and start K this coming fall. He will turn six in October. In our state he...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-07-2010, 09:31 PM
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Views: 241
Posted By bugginsmom
Can I freeze kefir into popsicles? I do it with...

Can I freeze kefir into popsicles? I do it with smoothies all the time and have some kefir I need to use up and was wondering if anyone has frozen it with success. TIA!
Forum: Learning at School   02-23-2010, 10:50 PM
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Views: 4,673
Posted By bugginsmom
I think it is inappropriate for kindergarteners....

I think it is inappropriate for kindergarteners. There are so many other ways to start a discussion about this issue. That said, I hope they are teaching much more than the inequalities faced by...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-14-2010, 11:37 AM
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Posted By bugginsmom
I tell him for starters. I do appreciate the...

I tell him for starters. I do appreciate the work he does so I can sah. I do other things concrete, like make dinner every night, make/pack his lunch for him, and sometimes make his breakfast. I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-14-2010, 11:34 AM
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Views: 1,381
Posted By bugginsmom
Yes, my family and dh definitely support it, as...

Yes, my family and dh definitely support it, as do most of my friends. There have been some comments from a couple of people in the friend group about how easy my life must be. I just smile and tell...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By bugginsmom
I only vaguely scanned the previous posts, but...

I only vaguely scanned the previous posts, but didn't see Colorama mentioned. It's a Ravensburger game and great fun for littles.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By bugginsmom
We very much limit our structured activities in...

We very much limit our structured activities in favor of childhood. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif We usually only do one, activity at a time, if it is weekly. Right...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,324
Posted By bugginsmom
For meals and most snack, yes. However, we do...

For meals and most snack, yes. However, we do picnics in the family room, snacks on the sofa with a book, etc. But for the most part food is at the table, but since our table is in the middle of our...
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