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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2011, 03:05 AM
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Posted By jools
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By jools
I grew up near Aberdeen and I don't think it is...

I grew up near Aberdeen and I don't think it is what you're looking for.  The economy is indeed depressed and while there are pockets of others, the prevailing mindset is rather conservative.
 
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-12-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By jools
One more thing with Calvert's math -- their...

One more thing with Calvert's math -- their approach is where they'll briefly visit a topic, hop to something else, and a week or two later come back to the first thing; some people prefer math...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-12-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By jools
I tried Calvert with my older son (3rd grade...

I tried Calvert with my older son (3rd grade materials) for a few months this school year as a first-time delving into packaged curriculum for us; it was free with enrollment in a local online...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-12-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 946
Posted By jools
Yes, SAD is very real. Light boxes help a ton;...

Yes, SAD is very real. Light boxes help a ton; make sure yours is 10,000 lux or higher -- this measurement isn't listed on all of them, but it is the only guideline I've read in multiple sources,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By jools
Dead end for us here -- DS 1 got strep...

Dead end for us here -- DS 1 got strep instead. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-23-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By jools
A friend of mine in Edmonds had them at her...

A friend of mine in Edmonds had them at her house a week ago and some mutual friends got exposed.... if THEY get them I'll bring MY kids to the pox, and then I'll come back here and let you know if...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-23-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By jools
Hi there!  I don't actually live in the Harbor...

Hi there!  I don't actually live in the Harbor anymore but your post looked lonely here so I had to respond. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif I grew up in Montesano and my parents...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   07-19-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By jools
I am seeking either or both of the above for...

I am seeking either or both of the above for some friends with a newborn. Baby has some feeding issues and seems to have colic, and these first-time parents could really use some help.
Forum: Parenting   09-10-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,647
Posted By jools
My six-year-old is Spirited and I'm not...

My six-year-old is Spirited and I'm not completely sure about his 3-year-old brother, mainly because....

Quote:
Originally Posted by kerc...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By jools
My friend Jen LeMay is a mother of a young boy...

My friend Jen LeMay is a mother of a young boy herself and fabulous. Her office is in Tacoma. You can find her contact info on her website: http://www.inspiritcounseling.org/
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By jools
Yay, off to read the birth story --...

Yay, off to read the birth story -- congratulations once again, D! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-27-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By jools
... and you can have real ones, too....

... and you can have real ones, too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

I have to agree with the above reply about setting boundaries. With your mom's own HB...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-23-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By jools
We're a "mixed family" also, with me nearly...

We're a "mixed family" also, with me nearly vegan, kiddos vegetarian, and DH omni. I do not purchase or prepare any meats, but DH purchases and eats sliced packaged deli meats for sandwiches as well...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-28-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,318
Posted By jools
Quote: Originally Posted by Kitsune6...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsune6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10645938)
I exposed the kids today!...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-31-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By jools
My experience was like yours - my 3-year-old son...

My experience was like yours - my 3-year-old son started nursing like a newborn again after his brother was born, though I can't fault him for that since the "new BIG milk" came in after 5+ months...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,688
Posted By jools
Quote: Originally Posted by frogguruami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by frogguruami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10336837)
My opinion may not be the most popular...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,376
Posted By jools
This is supposedly our first official week...

This is supposedly our first official week though it is weird because of a couple appointments, an extra day for me at my VERY part time job, and a handful of other oddities -- all of which threw...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-28-2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By jools
Dr. Sigrid Barnickel at Meadow Creek Family...

Dr. Sigrid Barnickel at Meadow Creek Family Medicine in Issaquah is great -- she is fine with respecting the wishes of the parent but does have a few vaxes she encourages (pertussis for infants is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-25-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 6,386
Posted By jools
I de-lurked and said hello in the Seattle...

I de-lurked and said hello in the Seattle thread, too, but I'm really a south end mama. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif:

I'm in Maple Valley with my hubby and two...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-25-2007, 05:26 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,641
Posted By jools
Every several months I come out of lurkdom, so...

Every several months I come out of lurkdom, so here I am! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif I'm down in Maple Valley (can't remember if my profile was specific or if...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-02-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,949
Posted By jools
My two boys are 4 1/2 and 19 months.

My two boys are 4 1/2 and 19 months.
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-20-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By jools
Thanks - I love that book and have definitely...

Thanks - I love that book and have definitely used tips from it during the tough 3s with him!

I came up with a theory today which I'll try to work with starting tomorrow: I think that since he's...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-19-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By jools
I'm not sure if I'm looking for empathy here or...

I'm not sure if I'm looking for empathy here or maybe I just want to type this out so I can sort it out in my mind, so bear with me....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-29-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By jools
Quote: Originally Posted by jakesmama We're...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakesmama
We're in Renton; in the Fairwoods area. Bad news, I live four minutes from IKEA. Someone stop me!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
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