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Forum: Waldorf   09-23-2012, 01:10 PM
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Posted By sairy_gamp
Greetings,   Our school wants to plant a...

Greetings,
 
Our school wants to plant a "fedge" - a living, bended-branch hedge - in our new schoolyard.
 
Our problem is the usual fedge material - willows and similar plants - are very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By sairy_gamp
small one is fine but of course it could have...

small one is fine but of course it could have been bad
 
but small one needs to know it's not OK to be hurt like that
 
and older needs to know it's not OK to hurt like that
 
looking for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By sairy_gamp
7 years, 4 years, both wrestling/crazy all over...

7 years, 4 years, both wrestling/crazy all over house, pushed him down stairs as he ran by.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-13-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By sairy_gamp
  What is the proper gentle discipline...


What is the proper gentle discipline response to this situation?
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By sairy_gamp
Flight attendants can be inconsistent with...

Flight attendants can be inconsistent with this.  There is a commercial "air travel harness" that was prohibited at one point, but we never had trouble with our slings at all.
 
Of course logic...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By sairy_gamp
Best advice?  Climb on board being happy that...

Best advice?  Climb on board being happy that your flight is so gloriously short! 
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-22-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By sairy_gamp
The morning I miscarried in June, I spent most...

The morning I miscarried in June, I spent most of it in the bath. I changed out the water fairly regularly, but it really helped me feel a bit better.

Take care.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-16-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By sairy_gamp
My sweet son has picked up some rather negative...

My sweet son has picked up some rather negative behaviors (hitting, strong defiance, etc.) in his first semester at Kindergarten in his new Waldorf school. Two previous years of Waldorf at a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-12-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,890
Posted By sairy_gamp
Watch the clorox - we used it on soaked-in cat...

Watch the clorox - we used it on soaked-in cat pee once and I could see actually see and smell the chlorine vapors rising off the concrete floor.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,821
Posted By sairy_gamp
Theme? Just trying to keep some counter space...

Theme? Just trying to keep some counter space open enough for cooking is about it.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-12-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By sairy_gamp
The low-VOC paints we've used (mainly Rodda, and...

The low-VOC paints we've used (mainly Rodda, and Home Depot brand once) have a downside: they seem to be made with a greater fraction of clay (or whatever that binder is) to make up for the reduced...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,386
Posted By sairy_gamp
I don't even bother with Freecycle anymore. So...

I don't even bother with Freecycle anymore. So many never bother to show up for pickup, and that wasted lots of my time. Too bad, it's a great idea.
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By sairy_gamp
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphire_chan...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14769269)
So when would he have time to just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-07-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By sairy_gamp
hm. Just redid the math and it's more like 4 of...

hm. Just redid the math and it's more like 4 of 16 only counting permanent staff. Still substantial. And yes, we're majority women here.

Interesting observations. A friend left a university...
Forum: Learning at School   12-06-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By sairy_gamp
Thanks, please keep the advice coming... and...

Thanks, please keep the advice coming... and don't be concerned about what's Waldorf-appropriate or not. We can judge your advice.

Our Waldorf teacher's mentor said something very wise to our...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-06-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By sairy_gamp
I'm a dad in my extremely late 30's and a field...

I'm a dad in my extremely late 30's and a field biologist.

What strikes me is that among my 20 or so colleagues in my agency, generally my age an older, I'm one of only 4 people who have...
Forum: Dads   12-06-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,130
Posted By sairy_gamp
If so I'm looking for advice, links to plans,...

If so I'm looking for advice, links to plans, that sort of thing. Thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   12-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By sairy_gamp
So after 2.5 years of Waldorf preschool, our boy...

So after 2.5 years of Waldorf preschool, our boy won the lottery and enrolled in Waldorf public charter Kindergarten. We chose the school over several other excellent options we got into....
Forum: Dads   12-06-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,375
Posted By sairy_gamp
Well.. read a few of the essays.. it didn't...

Well.. read a few of the essays.. it didn't really grab me. Not entirely clear what the point is. Didn't pull out any take-home info I can act upong. According to the authors it's about "sharing...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-29-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,862
Posted By sairy_gamp
www.glaciervalleycsa.com...

www.glaciervalleycsa.com (http://www.glaciervalleycsa.com) in Anchorage and the Valley. $30/box and this winter (their first), they're bring in stuff from outside to supplement (fruits, etc).

FCF...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-26-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By sairy_gamp
For anyone still overthinking their school...

For anyone still overthinking their school choices, we found the meeting minutes and teachers' class newsletters posted on school websites helpful - especially Winterberry, where they detailed...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-26-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By sairy_gamp
Rilke Schule was certainly attractive, the...

Rilke Schule was certainly attractive, the environment felt orderly and respectful, parents enthusiastic, and the German is an incredible plus. For us coming from a Waldorf background, the practice...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,794
Posted By sairy_gamp
Thanks. We've done the visiting but thought...

Thanks. We've done the visiting but thought asking around for parent opinions would be helpful as well.

Aquarian's principal said they had a waiting list of over 300 before the lottery even...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-25-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 3,794
Posted By sairy_gamp
Hi there... Wondering if anyone here has...

Hi there...

Wondering if anyone here has experience with / opinions on a few of the optional school programs here in Anchorage. In particular.. Denali Montessori, Polaris K-12, Susitna Optional...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-25-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By sairy_gamp
Thanks everyone. We're gathering opinions from...

Thanks everyone. We're gathering opinions from friends and acquaintances about their own choices as well and it's helped quite a bit. Still, for a 5-year-old, it's always going to be a bit of a shot...
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