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Forum: Diapering   04-20-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By MtnCanary
I'm late to CD'ing. My first two dc were in...

I'm late to CD'ing. My first two dc were in sposies, and my third until last week. DC3 is almost 10 months old. He weighs 24 pounds, and his thighs are a good 14" around - he's ginormous (and EBF)....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-12-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By MtnCanary
I got a scrap piece of 1" plywood from a friend....

I got a scrap piece of 1" plywood from a friend. Cut a 15" circle from it, drilled a hole in the center, painted it and hung it from a tree branch. The tree is on a very slight slope, so the kids...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By MtnCanary
Well, yeah, good triumphs over evil. Isn't that...

Well, yeah, good triumphs over evil. Isn't that what we'd all like to see? And can we not agree that there is actual true evil in the world? But there's also the bit about taking responsibility for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-17-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By MtnCanary
Dh isn't getting home from work until after 11pm...

Dh isn't getting home from work until after 11pm for the 7th time in 8 days (he goes to work at 7:30am).

Ds1 has poison oak from eyebrows to toes and everywhere in between.

Ds2 has gas...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-31-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By MtnCanary
Thanks everybody for the great advice. Right now...

Thanks everybody for the great advice. Right now we have at least a month until the next IEP meeting, so in the meantime I'm going to educate myself some more about requesting services and writing...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By MtnCanary
We live in a place with lots of dangerous...

We live in a place with lots of dangerous animals, too - bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, tarantulas are all regular visitors. We just talk about the animals. My daughter is really into science,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-30-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By MtnCanary
Okay, so I called the Director of Special Ed...

Okay, so I called the Director of Special Ed this morning and talked to her. I have clarification on a few things.

My son's placement is not the special day class, even though that's what's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By MtnCanary
Quote: Technically, at this point, they...

Quote:
Technically, at this point, they haven't violated any part of IDEA.
But they have....

Members of the IEP team must be at the IEP meeting unless there is prior written consent that they...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By MtnCanary
Quote: their financial challenges need to be...

Quote:
their financial challenges need to be addressed, but not by limiting/changes services, which is against the law!
I totally agree. I was thinking of telling them that if they can only supply...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By MtnCanary
We did private ST for over a year, but once...

We did private ST for over a year, but once Early Start stopped reimbursing the mileage we couldn't afford it anymore (it's 128 miles round trip, twice a week). It's a moot point now, anyways, since...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By MtnCanary
My son is 3 years old and has verbal apraxia. I...

My son is 3 years old and has verbal apraxia. I received his final IEP a week or so ago. I have some problems....

First, when he aged out of Early Start, they brought in an EI SLP to evaluate...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-29-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,822
Posted By MtnCanary
Well, I've already been home for 6 years, and...

Well, I've already been home for 6 years, and have many more to go.

Kristin
mom to dd (6), ds (3) and ds (1 month)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-19-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 396
Posted By MtnCanary
My favorite thing is the set of casserole dishes...

My favorite thing is the set of casserole dishes we got. I didn't appreciate them at the time, and they ended up getting lost in the back of a closet. Then I decluttered a couple years later and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-19-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By MtnCanary
My ds was born a couple weeks ago, and dd got to...

My ds was born a couple weeks ago, and dd got to watch. We told our midwife ahead of time that we wanted her to watch (so that they would tell us when to go wake her up), and that she wanted a job...
Forum: Homebirth   07-19-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By MtnCanary
Here in CA, you take the Certificate of Live...

Here in CA, you take the Certificate of Live Birth (provided by the midwife, signed by the parents) to the County Hall of Records. There the birth is recorded by the county (whatever that means...
Forum: Lactivism   07-16-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,693
Posted By MtnCanary
So I saw the post about the ABC breastfeeding...

So I saw the post about the ABC breastfeeding poll. Now they have an article (http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Health/Story?id=3378982&page=1).

It has the same picture as the poll. I agree with posters...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,628
Posted By MtnCanary
Y'all just need a universal translator...

Y'all just need a universal translator http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

My dd used to do the "Go home" thing when she was that age. "Home" just meant another place. As...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 844
Posted By MtnCanary
Please don't hold the entire tray of hot food...

Please don't hold the entire tray of hot food right over my newborn's head.

Please refill my drink. Especially if I'm only drinking water and it's a hot day. And please don't avoid my eye contact...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-12-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By MtnCanary
Howdy from Mariposa...

Howdy from Mariposa http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif


Kristin
mom to dd (6), ds (3) and ds (2 weeks)
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-12-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 9,779
Posted By MtnCanary
Hey y'all, SCA member here - Kingdom of the...

Hey y'all,

SCA member here - Kingdom of the West, Principality of Cynagua. Any other Westerners out there?

I just had baby #3, so I'm out of the camping scene until October Crown, at least...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 303
Posted By MtnCanary
We live in a rural county that has little racial...

We live in a rural county that has little racial diversity. I grew up in a very diverse area (northern VA), while dh grew up here. Since we are unlikely to move anytime soon, I do the best I can to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 93
Posted By MtnCanary
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif My dh drives a tow truck, too. How awful that your truck got broken into http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-09-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By MtnCanary
Sure, why not keep it - it's only an inch thick....

Sure, why not keep it - it's only an inch thick. White and yellow pages, this county and the adjacent one http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

Kristin
mom to dd (6), ds...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By MtnCanary
Just a thought - if you get a hide-a-key, use a...

Just a thought - if you get a hide-a-key, use a wire to fasten it on to your vehicle. The magnetic ones can fall off and leave you stranded.

Kristin (wife of a tow-truck driver)
mom to dd (6),...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-09-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By MtnCanary
We have both a border collie and an Australian...

We have both a border collie and an Australian Shepherd, and we have friends that work with both breeds also. For the purposes of training to work with a child, I would recommend the Australian...
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