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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-07-2012, 03:05 PM
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Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Thank you so much for checking back! It was not...

Thank you so much for checking back! It was not going well at all as far as class went although she did get shuffled into a math class that she loved. The rest of the day was wasted in a third grade...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Ladies, Goddesses, thank you for your words of...

Ladies, Goddesses, thank you for your words of support. It truly is comforting hearing compassion and not judgement from you. I do hope that this is temporary, especially since I am not excited...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Ugh. So I have been homeschooling my two kids...

Ugh. So I have been homeschooling my two kids for almost 2.5 years now. Dd just turned 9 and is in 4th grade. DS is 7 and in 2nd grade. We moved from Colorado to Oregon this past August and don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
"Dirt" is a great documentary that my kids...

"Dirt" is a great documentary that my kids loved. It is about how the soil is alive. Lots of wonderful information in it!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-07-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,683
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
This idea is so wonderful to me!!  I have been...

This idea is so wonderful to me!!  I have been thinking about it for years.  I long to do something like this in Oregon, but my communal space idea has always been centered around art.  It would...
Forum: Far East   01-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Hi!  I know that you wrote this comment in 2010,...

Hi!  I know that you wrote this comment in 2010, but just in case you're still out there, we're looking at a move to Malaysia this summer.  I'd sure love a friendly face on the other end directing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
You just keep listening to your intuition. I'd...

You just keep listening to your intuition. I'd much rather err on the side of attachment (which helps your kids' brains develop fully) than having over-scheduled, stressed out kids. Dd started...
Forum: Middle East   03-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,492
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Wow! Thank you for the wonderful...

Wow! Thank you for the wonderful replyhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif. It is so hard to conceive of 100+ degrees AND high humidity in a desert! You had so much wonderful...
Forum: Middle East   02-17-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,492
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
First, congratulations on your upcoming bundle...

First, congratulations on your upcoming bundle of lovehttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Second, thank you for the information. I have to say that I'm REALLY surprised that...
Forum: Middle East   02-10-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,492
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Hello all, We're considering a move to either...

Hello all,
We're considering a move to either Dubai or Abu Dhabi (job for dh). I have traveled extensively but don't have any experience with that area of the...
Forum: Gardening   10-20-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I like to leave my lavender alone during the...

I like to leave my lavender alone during the winter (and I live in CO) because I like the structure of it. In spring, I cut it about 2/3 back. You don't have to cut it back though and can just cut...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I'm probably too late to reply to this, but not...

I'm probably too late to reply to this, but not all states require a lawyer in the sale of a house. I sold my own home in Indiana w/o a lawyer 10 yrs ago. Now I live in CO and was a mortgage broker...
Forum: Family Safety   04-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I'm glad to read these replies. I was freaked...

I'm glad to read these replies. I was freaked out (pun intended) when I flew to visit my parents this past year, and Dad picked us up at the airport w/o car seats. He read the book and thought it...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,535
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Wow, I'm feeling so old. Those scars are on...

Wow, I'm feeling so old. Those scars are on people younger than their 50's too. What I remember from the Stone Ages was getting a vax in school which caused my scar. I felt like it was several short...
Forum: Family Safety   04-04-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
OK, I feel like the radical mama here. Has...

OK, I feel like the radical mama here. Has anyone read Freakonomics? He has a section in the book that speaks about the car seat laws and ties it to the desire to make $$ more than about lives...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-04-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 200,405
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Hi all, I haven't been on this site in almost a...

Hi all, I haven't been on this site in almost a year. I have a prolapse of my bladder and rectum, lovely. But earlier on this site I learned about sponges. I use them instead of tampons (which would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I'll tell my brother, zona -- he will be...

I'll tell my brother, zona -- he will be touchedhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: June 2009   04-04-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I didn't think about having a baby shower for my...

I didn't think about having a baby shower for my second. I did have my best friend come into town and paint my belly with body paints. Then I had dh paint it, I painted it, and dd painted it (not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I have a very spiritual, groovy brother who...

I have a very spiritual, groovy brother who always stops me when I'm "commenting" on one of my daughter's negative characteristics. He says he likes to think about what he is saying about someone...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-04-2009, 01:55 AM
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Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
DH tries to sneak upstairs and change out of his...

DH tries to sneak upstairs and change out of his uniform before he is fully on duty. He leaves for days at a time, so both he and the kids are glad to get back together!
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   04-04-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
We chose Stapleton for several reasons: First,...

We chose Stapleton for several reasons: First, the homes will hold their value more than the burbs because it is in the city of Denver. Second, the homes are really energy-efficient. Third, the...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   11-03-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Hi, I just posted a request to join your Yahoo...

Hi, I just posted a request to join your Yahoo group and would love to have some pox over here at our house too. Thanks for your efforts!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-16-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
I don't know if this is how it is in all of...

I don't know if this is how it is in all of Colorado or just in Denver. All I had to do was sign a form (which I got from the school) and check a box that I didn't vaccinate for personal beliefs....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-15-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Hi!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/sm...

Hi!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif I'm out here in Stapleton. Where are you??
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-15-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By 1ColoradoMomma
Hi there! Welcome to...

Hi there! Welcome to Denverhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: I'm not exactly a support group, but I am the only one in my neighborhood (that I know of) who has not done all the...
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