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Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-09-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By ZippyGirl
Any ideas or suggestions? Bump...

Any ideas or suggestions? Bump...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-21-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,678
Posted By ZippyGirl
I don't think anyone here is suggesting a "one...

I don't think anyone here is suggesting a "one size fits all mentality". I think everyone is pretty much in agreement that college is not a guarantee of anything, and that many other alternatives...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,678
Posted By ZippyGirl
This response just grates on me. I agree with...

This response just grates on me. I agree with many of the sentiments that going into serious debt for college is likely an unwise decision, and I believe that trade school is an excellent option...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By ZippyGirl
How to go about selling a home-based online store?

Seven years ago, I started an online organic children's store. It has done very well over the years, and allowed me to work from home with an extremely flexible schedule. It also was a great way to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By ZippyGirl
Not appropriate. :nono See this video about...

Not appropriate. :nono

See this video about how consent is undermined. You can sjip to the 4:05 mark to see the speaker's comments on forced affection:
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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By ZippyGirl
I agree, use your own if you can. I bought these...

I agree, use your own if you can. I bought these adorable glass milk bottles to use as the cups...they were so cute, and we still get a tom of use out of them:
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By ZippyGirl
How much is enough in a 529 plan?

Are there any simple online calculators that can help you figure out when a 529 is fully funded (based on age of child and assumptions of college costs, annual rates of return, etc.)? When do you...
Forum: Waldorf   09-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By ZippyGirl
I'm a little late in responding, but I just...

I'm a little late in responding, but I just wanted to say that I paid full tuition for kindergarten, but kept my own schedule. I wanted to do things like ski, etc., with dd before it got harder to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
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Posted By ZippyGirl
Shared it on my Facebook page, too.  Thanks for...

Shared it on my Facebook page, too.  Thanks for letting us get two entries in!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 04:52 PM
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Posted By ZippyGirl
Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and already Liked...

Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and already Liked Mothering Magazine on Facebook.
 
Why homeschool?  Our daughter had been at a Waldorf school since parent-infant classes.  We are committed to...
Forum: Waldorf   09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By ZippyGirl
We had our kids' bedrooms lazured, and we used...

We had our kids' bedrooms lazured, and we used AFM Safecoat glaze with Stockmar paints added to get the colors she wanted.  BioShield also makes a lazuring glaze.  The walls were primed with AFM...
Forum: Waldorf   09-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,742
Posted By ZippyGirl
This thread is super helpful.  There is a coupon...

This thread is super helpful.  There is a coupon code for 10% off at the top of UrthChild's (http://www.urthchild.com) website.  They have some Waldorf millet dolls, Camden Rose toys, woolies, and...
Forum: Waldorf   09-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By ZippyGirl
I have a couple of anecdotes to share regarding...

I have a couple of anecdotes to share regarding this question.  First, one of my closest friends just moved her daughter from an elite private school in our area to a Waldorf school in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By ZippyGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by foxintheforest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360376/question-about-solid-foods#post_17077634)

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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By ZippyGirl
We took our DD to France for two weeks when she...

We took our DD to France for two weeks when she was 16 months.  It was an amazing trip, and she was a champ.  I carried her in the Ergo and nursed her.  I had DH, my mom, and in-laws to help me,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 9,231
Posted By ZippyGirl
53 months for us so far (44 months for DD, and 9...

53 months for us so far (44 months for DD, and 9 months and counting for DS)
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By ZippyGirl
Stop wearing your shoes in the house if you...

Stop wearing your shoes in the house if you still do.  That's probably the number one thing people can do to "green" their home, and it's free.  I let DS lick the floors.  I am not too concerned...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By ZippyGirl
Dr. Juan at Valley Pediatrics in Greenwich is...

Dr. Juan at Valley Pediatrics in Greenwich is supportive of no vaxxing and breastfeeding.  We see Sophia Leonida, but she is in Stratford.  Diana Lopusny is also in Stratford.  Good luck!
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By ZippyGirl
Maybe try some coconut oil down there?  It's...

Maybe try some coconut oil down there?  It's anti-fungal.
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By ZippyGirl
You might have to try a few different things...

You might have to try a few different things before you find your baby's favorite.  My son loves his Sophie, like the PP.  He also likes the organic Teething Bonbon: ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,229
Posted By ZippyGirl
I love using cloth wipes.  I feel like I can get...

I love using cloth wipes.  I feel like I can get my baby so much cleaner...maybe it's because the cotton has texture?  I make my own diaper spray using this concentrate...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By ZippyGirl
I had the same problem with my daughter.  It was...

I had the same problem with my daughter.  It was awful.  Once we turned her forward-facing, it made all the difference in the world.  We got a new convertible seat when she was 12 months and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By ZippyGirl
My son likes to chew on anything fabric, so...

My son likes to chew on anything fabric, so these two toys have been his absolute favorites:
 
http://www.urthchild.com/under-the-nile-organic-cotton-blanket-friend.html
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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 27,722
Posted By ZippyGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Just1More http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ZippyGirl
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nstewart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1350359/renovating-vs-buying-a-larger-house#post_16945869)
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