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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-05-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Materfamilias
Thanks, good insights. I had a long talk with...

Thanks, good insights. I had a long talk with her and she seems to be with the program right now but if I see it happening again I will talk to the teacher about maybe coming up with some more...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Materfamilias
Hm. I am reading this with interest. My 6 y.o. Is...

Hm. I am reading this with interest. My 6 y.o. Is in first grade and she is reading pretty far ahead of most of her peers in a really nice, tiny day school. She is not miles ahead like some of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Materfamilias
DD is 4.5 and seems to really enjoy bigger books...

DD is 4.5 and seems to really enjoy bigger books these days.

We've read

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
The Odyssey (Gillian Cross, really nice version with very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-31-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By Materfamilias
We are thinking of starting with our kids. ...

We are thinking of starting with our kids.

4 y.o. DD is presently doing ballet and 10 y.o. DS is doing karate. DS has some special needs, really needs work with motor skills, very uncoordinated....
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Materfamilias
This recipe is awesome:   ...

This recipe is awesome:
 
http://www.health-bent.com/proteins/paleo-beef-lo-mein
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Materfamilias
I'm 46. I've been pretty healthy, exercising and...

I'm 46. I've been pretty healthy, exercising and diet-wise, since I was about 24, but really kind of figured out what works for me and what doesn't in the last 10 years or so.
So...
 
What are...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-03-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Materfamilias
Here are some good videos from Crossfit main...

Here are some good videos from Crossfit main site.
 
I use a 36 lb kettlebell usually, but that might be a bit heavy.
 
http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html#KBs
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-17-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Materfamilias
Thanks! I have been reading QUITE a lot and...

Thanks! I have been reading QUITE a lot and there are some very good resources out there. I have also joined several discussion groups. I had just hoped to find some Mothering people to form a group...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-17-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,689
Posted By Materfamilias
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Marcimama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-17-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,605
Posted By Materfamilias
How exciting! I remember when we finally got the...

How exciting! I remember when we finally got the green light after months of uncertainty! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-17-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Materfamilias
I have no advice, but...

I have no advice, but http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
I am just starting this journey myself, but I have nothing compared to what you're dealing with.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-04-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Materfamilias
I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I’ve...

I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I’ve cross-posted to Adoption and Special Needs.
 
We adopted our 8 y.o. DS from Russia in ’03 when he was a year old. We noted then that he had some issues,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-04-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Materfamilias
I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I’ve...

I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I’ve cross-posted to Adoption and Special Needs.
 
We adopted our 8 y.o. DS from Russia in ’03 when he was a year old. We noted then that he had some issues,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,891
Posted By Materfamilias
We worked on night weaning first and getting DD...

We worked on night weaning first and getting DD to sleep without the nipple in her mouth in her own bed when she was about 2. DH had just had it with the co-sleeping and night nursing, even though...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-24-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Materfamilias
Just a bump to remind people that our next...

Just a bump to remind people that our next meeting is Thursday, July 1, at 11. Hope everyone can make it!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-10-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,483
Posted By Materfamilias
My kids love doing the "exercise video" as they...

My kids love doing the "exercise video" as they call it. 7 yo tries to do everything; 22 mo does the warm ups. She loves knee circles.
I do 10 lb weights cause they're all I have, but I have to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-05-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,483
Posted By Materfamilias
I also find level 2 pretty much on par with...

I also find level 2 pretty much on par with level 3. I've seen a lot of posts from women who find level 2 to be the most difficult, actually.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Materfamilias
I'm pretty sure I was pre-menopausal when I...

I'm pretty sure I was pre-menopausal when I conceived DD. I was then 43 years old. My mom had had menopause early too so it wasn't unexpected. Anyway, now DD is still nursing at 22 months (NAK). My...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-03-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Materfamilias
Hi everyone! We would love to have you all...

Hi everyone!

We would love to have you all join our group. We meet on the first Thursday of each month, usually at 14 Carrot in Lexington, from 11-1. We have been looking for the best time to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By Materfamilias
We are having issues with this, too. DD hates...

We are having issues with this, too. DD hates riding in the cart and will wail loudly and incessantly the whole time she's in one. I too would rather she walk, but the running away/sitting down...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-27-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Materfamilias
I second the Terry saddle idea and the bike...

I second the Terry saddle idea and the bike shorts idea. Avoid wearing pants that have that seam right under the lady bits. Capris/shorts made for cycling have no crotch seam and padding. If you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,134
Posted By Materfamilias
Quote: Originally Posted by loraxc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loraxc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15444816)
Keep in mind, too, that people whose kids DID...
Forum: Babywearing   05-16-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Materfamilias
I think the biggest thing you have to worry...

I think the biggest thing you have to worry about is adequate neck support if his head is wobbly. If he's good in that department, yeah, you can roll up the bottom so he rides higher. You can also...
Forum: Babywearing   05-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,210
Posted By Materfamilias
oh, Bjorn/Snugli -- ick. Burn it. I have a...

oh, Bjorn/Snugli -- ick. Burn it.

I have a mei tai and love it. I think you may just need to look into different carries. Here are some ideas:
...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-06-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Materfamilias
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