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Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-06-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By dido1
I was a legal secretary for two years of hell....

I was a legal secretary for two years of hell. Worked for a boss who only spoke to me when she absolutely had to, and then it was usually to cut me off mid-sentence and demonstrate how annoying my...
Forum: Canada   12-06-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 24,012
Posted By dido1
Testing and education are two separate things....

Testing and education are two separate things. And learning in a good school can and should incorporate play. I don't think you can automatically assume that all children will lose the ability to...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,940
Posted By dido1
Don't get me wrong, I did have and occassionally...

Don't get me wrong, I did have and occassionally used a stroller. All PEOPLe, not just mothers, are entitled to use one. Of course they are. But they are not entitled to be more rude or...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,835
Posted By dido1
Quote: Originally Posted by EarthRootsStarSoul...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EarthRootsStarSoul http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14736719)
Some people just don't 'filter'...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,940
Posted By dido1
I do have stroller hostility, but I only have...

I do have stroller hostility, but I only have one child so I try to suppress it and be understanding. But the one time a lady rudely insisted my small child give up his seat on a packed bus so her...
Forum: Canada   12-06-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 24,012
Posted By dido1
I'm making up for my lack of participation today...

I'm making up for my lack of participation today :-) If anyone is looking for 2 bdrm apartment at Commercial and Clark with a large, overgrown yard that can be converted into a garden, PM me. I have...
Forum: Canada   12-06-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 24,012
Posted By dido1
Sorry that my previous post sounds...

Sorry that my previous post sounds defensive...my condensed version lost a lot in translation. I should also mention that our family's experience of full day kindy may be different from public...
Forum: Canada   12-06-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 24,012
Posted By dido1
Argh, I had this huge message typed out and it...

Argh, I had this huge message typed out and it disappeared. So here is the capuslated version.

My DS is in full day kindy, 8:20 to 2:20, then in after school care until 5. He is extremely happy...
Forum: Canada   11-17-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,204
Posted By dido1
Hello. I agree with the above posters that it...

Hello. I agree with the above posters that it would be a VERY long commute to get get from West Van to Crofton or St. Georges, as you would have to go over TWO bridges in rush hour. It takes me 40...
Forum: Canada   11-09-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 10,949
Posted By dido1
I'm with Dawn on this topic. DS had the H1N1 vax...

I'm with Dawn on this topic. DS had the H1N1 vax last week. I think the risks of getting and not getting it were about the same, so for us it came down to avoiding an illness that would put us all...
Forum: Canada   11-01-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 10,949
Posted By dido1
I don't think there is any link between vaxing...

I don't think there is any link between vaxing and illness frequency. All my nieces and nephews and my own DS have been fully vaxed and none of them get sick with any more frequency than their...
Forum: Canada   10-30-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 10,949
Posted By dido1
On the H1N1 note, we are a family that did...

On the H1N1 note, we are a family that did choose to vax (with the exception of chicken pox), but usually pass on the flu shots. The thing that really bothers me about the H1N1 scene is all the...
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By dido1
I work for a law firm in wills and estates and...

I work for a law firm in wills and estates and if I can offer an unsolicited piece of advice; do not draft your own will. 90% of the time, your will has unintentional errors and can be very easily...
Forum: Canada   10-29-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 10,949
Posted By dido1
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksenia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ksenia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14596123)
It makes me happy that someone's home is that...
Forum: Canada   10-29-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 10,949
Posted By dido1
Hi everyone. I haven't posted here in forever!...

Hi everyone. I haven't posted here in forever! We had a little adventure to emergency with DS on Tuesday where, after a 4 hour wait, our lovely family doctor's (Dr. Mazzarella!) suspicion of...
Forum: Parenting   09-30-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,764
Posted By dido1
We waited until DS asked to get his hair cut...

We waited until DS asked to get his hair cut (around 2.5? I think). We always accompanied DH to the barber and one day DS asked to get his done too. He likes it REALLY short (he's 5.5 now) and will...
Forum: Canada   09-23-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,549
Posted By dido1
"What is the benefit of both a doula and...

"What is the benefit of both a doula and midwife, dido1? "

For me, I knew I would worry how my DH was dealing with the birth, so I wanted a "coach" that I could rely on who wasn't concerned with...
Forum: Canada   09-22-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,549
Posted By dido1
Hi AlwaysHopeful and welcome. I laboured...

Hi AlwaysHopeful and welcome.

I laboured with a doula and midwife at Women's and found the staff very respectful of my choices, even though I went into labour about a month early (I knew when I...
Forum: Learning at School   09-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By dido1
My DS just started kindergarten at a private...

My DS just started kindergarten at a private school. It's a non-religious, co-ed school that appealed to my personal philosophies yet met my husband's wish for a private school education. So far...
Forum: Canada   08-24-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 6,121
Posted By dido1
I tried following "The Body Sense Natural Diet"...

I tried following "The Body Sense Natural Diet" and didn't have any results. The only way I've been able to lose weight is by following Weight Watchers online, which is basically just portion...
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,855
Posted By dido1
I love our laptop lunch box. I've been using it...

I love our laptop lunch box. I've been using it for two years nearly everyday. I did have to get a replacement lid for the dip container and the utensils both broke, but I was putting them in the...
Forum: Canada   08-10-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 6,121
Posted By dido1
Welcome Luiza! Whereabouts in SA are you from?...

Welcome Luiza! Whereabouts in SA are you from? My grandfather was from Peru and my MIL is from Ecuador.
Forum: Canada   08-07-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 6,121
Posted By dido1
(((ksenia))) couldn't read without posting a...

(((ksenia))) couldn't read without posting a cyberhug. Maybe posting on craigslist or hs-lists for someone with experience providing care for children with similar challenges?
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By dido1
In case there are any mamas from Vancouver BC...

In case there are any mamas from Vancouver BC lurking here, I just wanted to let you know that our very excellent and much loved Montessori daycare provider/teacher, located in downtown Vancouver...
Forum: Canada   07-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,451
Posted By dido1
Hi all, I know not many here are in need of...

Hi all, I know not many here are in need of daycarehttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:, but I wanted to mention that our excellent Montessori daycare provider has spaces open in...
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