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Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Annelina
We have two kids at SB Charter School. It is a...

We have two kids at SB Charter School. It is a wonderful school and I would be glad to answer any questions you might have, just send me a message. The school has a lottery coming up in late January...
Forum: Learning at School   05-24-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,557
Posted By Annelina
I'm from Finland and currently live in the U.S....

I'm from Finland and currently live in the U.S. It's a bit hard to say exactly why Finnish schools would be so much better than the rest, but here's some ideas.

People are rather similar,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,561
Posted By Annelina
Yes, for immigrating to the US and for becoming...

Yes, for immigrating to the US and for becoming a US citizen.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-23-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,558
Posted By Annelina
I have an intact boy who is 4 years old. When he...

I have an intact boy who is 4 years old. When he was 2 his penis got infected and hugely swollen and we had to take him to emergency in the middle of the night. He was basically screaming in pain...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 272
Posted By Annelina
Boulder, Colorado fits 100%. But is it...

Boulder, Colorado fits 100%. But is it considered Midwest?
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-26-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Annelina
I speak the "other" language (Finnish) to my...

I speak the "other" language (Finnish) to my kids every day. I have brought over hundreds of children's books in Finnish, we watch DVDs in Finnish, we meet other Finns in the area (which is just one...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Annelina
For my dd 6 has been the BEST age so far. She...

For my dd 6 has been the BEST age so far. She understands so much and most of the tantrums and difficulties have just vanished. Instead, we talk about things like reasonable people. She expresses...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-22-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By Annelina
My ds 3.5 has always been obsessed by lights and...

My ds 3.5 has always been obsessed by lights and lamps. Now he has extended his obsession to light switches and push buttons of any kind. He will seriously try to push everything that looks like a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 894
Posted By Annelina
It would make me hesitate. I like people who...

It would make me hesitate. I like people who look natural. I know for sure it would bother dh. Pink hair would just send a message that you are not somehow happy with the way you are and look. Plus...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 676
Posted By Annelina
Gosh, I want it! In my city, you wouldn't get it...

Gosh, I want it! In my city, you wouldn't get it under 1.5 million. Just makes me so mad.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-09-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,545
Posted By Annelina
I just became a chicken mama yesterday. We have...

I just became a chicken mama yesterday. We have 6 new chicks, 2 polish chicks and 4 cochins. It is so much fun just to watch them. Our whole family is very excited. My husband is building a coop for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 699
Posted By Annelina
I don't think I would be mad. A little irritated...

I don't think I would be mad. A little irritated maybe. And also embarrassed that I left my stuff lying around for so long.
Forum: Learning at School   02-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By Annelina
Last winter we had a similar choice. We could...

Last winter we had a similar choice. We could either go with a neighborhood school, 2 blocks away, that had a student population of 96% non-English speakers or with a Charter School that was a 25...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,385
Posted By Annelina
My DD was a VERY HN baby, toddler and...

My DD was a VERY HN baby, toddler and preschooler. Now at 5.5 she's loosened up a bit but is still very sensitive and very very intense. The strange thing is that she's sensitive to her own emotions...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-05-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By Annelina
Neither of my kids likes cow's milk...

Neither of my kids likes cow's milk particularly. Dd nursed until 2, ds is still nursing at 3.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 309
Posted By Annelina
I love love Naartjie clothes for my dd. They are...

I love love Naartjie clothes for my dd. They are cute, soft and pretty durable. And clearly KIDS clothes, not mini adult clothes.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-16-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 566
Posted By Annelina
My almost 3-year-old hates underwear.

My almost 3-year-old hates underwear.
Forum: Learning at School   10-03-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,052
Posted By Annelina
DS preschool - 4 hours DD Kindergarten - 5...

DS preschool - 4 hours
DD Kindergarten - 5 hours
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 267
Posted By Annelina
Unbearable shyness comes to mind.

Unbearable shyness comes to mind.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 271
Posted By Annelina
That would have been when I was pregnant with my...

That would have been when I was pregnant with my first child, in the spring of 2002...
Forum: Parenting   08-16-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By Annelina
I thnk that Melissa & Doug toys are also made in...

I thnk that Melissa & Doug toys are also made in China. Selecta and Haba are manufacturers of non-toxic toys, made in Europe.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-07-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By Annelina
They stand up for the national anthem in...

They stand up for the national anthem in Finland. Most people know the words, too.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-04-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Annelina
I would not recommend Pedoodles. The insole came...

I would not recommend Pedoodles. The insole came out and not long after, the stiching broke on both shoes. I contacted the manufacturer but could not get it fixed because I had bought the shoes more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-27-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 4,682
Posted By Annelina
I can't help it, but when I think of certain...

I can't help it, but when I think of certain mamas in this thread, I envision angry pit bulls with froth coming out of their mouths. Sorry, that's just the image in my head.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 4,682
Posted By Annelina
Stirringleaf -- I'm sorry that you have received...

Stirringleaf -- I'm sorry that you have received inappropriate and personally attacking answers. Some people have nothing else to do with their time...

I totally understand your post and say go...
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