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Forum: Learning at School   Today, 04:54 AM
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Posted By girlspn
meepycat, sweetsilver-- I've been thinking a lot...

meepycat, sweetsilver-- I've been thinking a lot about what matters. There is huge pressure to equip kids with skills so they can be competitive later. Mandarin has gotten important due to large...
Forum: Learning at School   07-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By girlspn
how important is the school?

My daughter and I currently live in a big city outside the US, so I'll give some background first before getting to my question.

The general environment for students here is very competitive....
Forum: Montessori   07-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By girlspn
Linda on the move, thank you for sharing your...

Linda on the move, thank you for sharing your experience and for this piece of advice.

We would probably be here for quite awhile, and because my Chinese level is elementary, I thought it better...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By girlspn
2nd birth vs 1st birth

How does the birth of a second child compare to the first? Is there anything that happened in the labor and delivery of the first child that affected how you prepared for the second?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-24-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By girlspn
Have you and your family been to or plan to go to...

Have you and your family been to or plan to go to Taiwan?
Forum: Single Parenting   07-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By girlspn
do you talk about the father?

My ex and I divorced in January, and he moved to another country the following month. We have a 3 year old daughter, of whom I have full custody. At first, he would call/video chat with dd almost...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-22-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By girlspn
I gained 20 lbs with dd in the first trimester,...

I gained 20 lbs with dd in the first trimester, and then gained and lost the same 5 lbs throughout the last trimester. I worried a lot about lack of weight gain then, but dd just kept growing! Net...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 730
Posted By girlspn
Tank tops with a shirt over them work well for...

Tank tops with a shirt over them work well for nursing. I always found nursing bras uncomfortable, so have worn tank tops with built-in shelf bra for the past 2 years.

I also liked nursing shirts...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By girlspn
I'm almost 19 weeks and only started feeling...

I'm almost 19 weeks and only started feeling kicks regularly this week. With my first, I had an anterior placenta and felt movement only after 22 weeks.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 730
Posted By girlspn
katelynrose, that's awesome!! :) I got some...

katelynrose, that's awesome!! :)

I got some newborn and 0-3 months long sleeve shirts, socks, hats, footies, from my SIL. Her son barely wore or outgrew them last winter. Yay! I've forgotten how...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By girlspn
I usually used a cover when wearing dd in a...

I usually used a cover when wearing dd in a sling. But I found she hardly ever peed when she's in the carrier. She would pee the moment she's out of it.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By girlspn
What language(s) do you speak to your children?

What language(s) do you speak to your children?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By girlspn
katelyn, they do water births in Beijing?? I live...

katelyn, they do water births in Beijing?? I live in Hong Kong, technically China, and home births are not legal here.

I didn't have a homebirth, but I was by myself when I gave birth in the...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 730
Posted By girlspn
I never thought of this! My daughter was born in...

I never thought of this! My daughter was born in the summer so it didn't matter much... this time it will be different though.

I'm also envious of all you mamas with access to secondhand/thrift...
Forum: Montessori   07-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By girlspn
3 year old cries every day before school

My dd is 3 years old and enrolled in a summer program at a Montessori school. It's M-F for 3 hours for 4 weeks. She cries every day before going to school. Her first language is English and this...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 730
Posted By girlspn
galatea, I checked out Zutano's website-- the...

galatea, I checked out Zutano's website-- the designs are cute but clothing pricey!

katelynrose, after cutting off the flats, the onesies basically became shirts. I cut off the flaps off onesies...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,020
Posted By girlspn
chapsie--- congratulations on another girl! :) ...

chapsie--- congratulations on another girl! :)

apeydef-- $625 for anatomy scan! Wow! And I thought my area was expensive, at $300. Are you hoping for a boy or girl?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By girlspn
katelyrose, I think those are great questions!...

katelyrose, I think those are great questions! All of them popped up for me along the way!

I found taking baby to a regular toilet a bit difficult. I couldn't squat with the baby all the time...
Forum: Diapering   07-15-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By girlspn
Another question-- if you use wool...

Another question-- if you use wool soakers/longies, what kind of tops do you use for newborns?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By girlspn
I tried it with my dd. I found it challenging in...

I tried it with my dd. I found it challenging in the early days because she usually pooped while nursing, and I couldn't figure out how to catch those poops and nurse at the same time. Around the...
Forum: Diapering   07-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By girlspn
What kinds of soakers/covers work best for...

What kinds of soakers/covers work best for newborns and up? I'm hoping to find some one-size covers but there aren't that many options. I wish I could make my own but unfortunately don't know how to...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By girlspn
What is it like with so many kids? Do you ever...

What is it like with so many kids? Do you ever feel stressed with rural living (vs city living)?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 471
Posted By girlspn
Do you plan to have more kids?

Do you plan to have more kids?
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 293
Posted By girlspn
Thanks for this info. I probably haven't been...

Thanks for this info. I probably haven't been drinking much water lately.. I get tired of going to the bathroom all the time.
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By girlspn
crunchymama, that's so interesting about...

crunchymama, that's so interesting about grounding. I've never heard anything about it. It's been sunny lately (so rare here), and I think being out in the sun has helped me get over jet lag in a few...
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