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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By ocelotmom
http://www.weefolkart.com/content/homeschool-homep...

http://www.weefolkart.com/content/homeschool-homepage has a gentle preschool/K curriculum that I really like.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By ocelotmom
Check the laws in your state. It is quite likely...

Check the laws in your state. It is quite likely that your son can consent to at least some of their services on his own. In particular, the HPV vaccine - reproductive health is an area where teens...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-15-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By ocelotmom
I found a bathing suit with a skirt to wear in...

I found a bathing suit with a skirt to wear in the tub. It was actually a one-piece, but fortunately made in such a way that I could cut out the crotch without problems (and I have a bikini bottom...
Forum: Babywearing   08-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By ocelotmom
Just wanted to say that I saw these on Etsy a few...

Just wanted to say that I saw these on Etsy a few weeks ago when searching around and love the idea - carriers are so unwieldly when not in use. If you want a suggestion... I would have ordered one...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By ocelotmom
I just read the 4th book a few weeks ago. I'd...

I just read the 4th book a few weeks ago. I'd read 2 and 3 several years ago, and didn't really like them much. I did enjoy the 4th, and it did sort of tie things together better. But now I have to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By ocelotmom
http://clever-dragons.com/ is one for boys (the...

http://clever-dragons.com/ is one for boys (the girl version is http://www.always-icecream.com/).

It's a pay site (though I see NMG is, too), and it's more focused on educational games than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By ocelotmom
I encourage my kids to use invented spelling for...

I encourage my kids to use invented spelling for first drafts. I don't want the creative process getting hung up because they don't know how to spell stuff. As long as they can tell what the word is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,555
Posted By ocelotmom
It depends on what system your library uses for...

It depends on what system your library uses for ebooks. If it's Overdrive (which is most common), it works seamlessly. You check the book out, and then send it to the Kindle (or any other device that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-31-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,555
Posted By ocelotmom
Do you censor their library selections at all? ...

Do you censor their library selections at all?
Very lightly. One series DS wants to read has sex in it, and I've been directing him to other tamer books by the same author. But for the most part,...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   07-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By ocelotmom
5.3 indicates an average blood glucose level of...

5.3 indicates an average blood glucose level of about 105 - a little higher than normal, but not diabetic. 76 for fasting blood glucose is perfect, but since gestational diabetes often resolves very...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By ocelotmom
Yes, antibiotics can irritate the stomach, and...

Yes, antibiotics can irritate the stomach, and they can wipe out the normal digestive flora. That's why probiotics can be helpful.

But I also think my DD started spitting up more around that...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By ocelotmom
My suggestion would be to get an HbA1c test done...

My suggestion would be to get an HbA1c test done ASAP. It's a simple, widely-available blood test that gives an estimate of your average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. An elevated...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By ocelotmom
There are two problems with oats. The first is...

There are two problems with oats. The first is that they may be cross-contaminated. The second is that they contain a protein similar to gluten (avenin), which some people sensitive to gluten have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 14,150
Posted By ocelotmom
Today I had a job interview. DH and I had some...

Today I had a job interview. DH and I had some time to kill before it, so we went to a thrift store, because that is what we do when we have time to kill. I had a shirt to change into for the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By ocelotmom
I honestly don't remember - this was 6 years or...

I honestly don't remember - this was 6 years or so ago. I know that, when she gets exposed to something now, we can tell within a few hours. (This is also not my own child, but a girl we've been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By ocelotmom
Cancelling the party is pretty extreme. That's...

Cancelling the party is pretty extreme. That's something she'll likely remember negatively for the rest of her life, and not in a "I learned my lesson" way.

I agree with you that she probably has...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,057
Posted By ocelotmom
The cornstarch is mostly there for texture and to...

The cornstarch is mostly there for texture and to help make it more solid - the coconut oil and baking soda are both effective as deodorant on their own. So you could just leave it out entirely if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By ocelotmom
This was our experience, too. We were worried...

This was our experience, too. We were worried that she just wouldn't eat, but when we eliminated the preferred/problem foods, she quickly adapted, and will now eat basically anything (there are a few...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By ocelotmom
Keep in mind with goats (or anything dairy) that...

Keep in mind with goats (or anything dairy) that you have to breed them regularly in order to get milk. You then have to do something with the babies. Generally, you want at least two goats - both...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,057
Posted By ocelotmom
Any other weird symptoms? Are you sweating more...

Any other weird symptoms? Are you sweating more than normal, or just smelling differently? Can you describe the smell (I know that's not always possible)?

From a medical standpoint, thyroid would...
Forum: Babywearing   07-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By ocelotmom
I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much...

I've been very happy with my Maya Wrap, much moreso than the other ring slings I've tried - it distributes the weight about as well as a single-shoulder sling can, and I really like the integrated...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By ocelotmom
I admit, I'm tempted to get the Yo Ho Ho one for...

I admit, I'm tempted to get the Yo Ho Ho one for my baby (girl!). DH is notorious for saving changes for me to do.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By ocelotmom
Same happened to me. #1...

Same happened to me. #1 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) took 3 months of not-trying-not-avoiding. #2...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By ocelotmom
You just have to find the right thrift store. I...

You just have to find the right thrift store. I find HA regularly at one particular thrift store. It isn't in an affluent part of town or anything like that - I imagine there's a single family that...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 530
Posted By ocelotmom
Not Tortilla Factory. I think it was Teocalli...

Not Tortilla Factory. I think it was Teocalli Tamale, but it was 11 years ago, and we haven't lived there in 10, so I'm not 100% sure of that (and I wouldn't expect you to remember either after this...
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