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Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-19-2014, 01:00 AM
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Posted By dollysods
Also, we have a very small informal young FB...

Also, we have a very small informal young FB page Asheville Young Homeschoolers you might want to join. I know there is at least one family in Black Mountain on there. If you haven't gone to the...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-19-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By dollysods
I know there is one in Black Mountain that is...

I know there is one in Black Mountain that is Christian. Perhaps send a message out through one of the yahoo groups. The yahoo group home-Asheville is secular and wnc-homeschoolers is Christian and...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By dollysods
Welcome to Asheville!  Melody--we are in the...

Welcome to Asheville!  Melody--we are in the Fairview area and love it-- a little more rural feel and a great community.  Weaverville is worth checking out too.  We have been here about 3 years and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By dollysods
I picked it up at a yard sale. I hadn't intended...

I picked it up at a yard sale. I hadn't intended to use it as I had heard great things about Ordinary Parents Guide to teaching Reading. But we went ahead and started 100EL and my 5.5 y/o loves it....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By dollysods
Asheville,NC. There is a large religious...

Asheville,NC. There is a large religious homeschool population and a decent sized secular population. Lots of classes/coops/activities.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,838
Posted By dollysods
I thought this was an interesting commentary on...

I thought this was an interesting commentary on introverts and touches on homeschooling and non-conformity. Food for thought. http://themattwalshblog.com/?s=Introvert&submit=Search
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-26-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By dollysods
I have been in the hospital for a few days on Iv...

I have been in the hospital for a few days on Iv antibiotics for a postpartum infection. My baby has been able to stay with me to nurse. I am being sent home on clindycin and metronidazole. I am...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,630
Posted By dollysods
I am a physician and see the consequences of...

I am a physician and see the consequences of lack of sex ed in my practice.  It is amazing what people don't know.  I think we need better sex ed in schools (though I wish there would be more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,438
Posted By dollysods
Balancing the needs of school-aged children with...

Balancing the needs of school-aged children with toddlers/babies.  Keeping up with the house.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-03-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By dollysods
This isn't who we are using, but I have heard...

This isn't who we are using, but I have heard great things about her.  Not sure whether she would travel to your location but she is worth checking out.  http://midwiferyinthemountains.com/
 
Forum: Homebirth   08-03-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By dollysods
Mine uses 12 as her cutoff, though I am not sure...

Mine uses 12 as her cutoff, though I am not sure how strict she is about it (I think she said "I like it to be at least 12").  Mine was 10.2 about a month ago, and is up to 11.3 with about a month...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 72,619
Posted By dollysods
What do your providers use for your fasting...

What do your providers use for your fasting blood sugar cutoff in terms of when they recommend medications/insulin during pregnancy or any additional testing (u/s, NST, etc)?
 
This is pregnancy...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-08-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By dollysods
What do you use for your fasting blood sugar...

What do you use for your fasting blood sugar cutoff in terms of when you would recommend medications/insulin during pregnancy or any additional testing (u/s, NST, etc)?
 
This is pregnancy #3 for...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By dollysods
I don't live in S. Florida and am planning...

I don't live in S. Florida and am planning homebirth with a CNM where I live.  But I may need to travel to the Boca/Coral Springs area this summer to spend time with a close relative who has...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   02-19-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,173
Posted By dollysods
The CNM we are using has a fee close to 3000...

The CNM we are using has a fee close to 3000 (not including labs or ultrasound, which she will order if you want).  A friend's lay midwife was around 2000.
Forum: Babywearing   10-05-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By dollysods
Our best homemade costume ever was with our 6ish...

Our best homemade costume ever was with our 6ish month old forward facing on me in a Bjorn, with a colorful outfit on and a jester hat, with a painted cardboard box around her and attached to the...
Forum: October 2010   08-28-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,645
Posted By dollysods
Mine (33 weeks) has been vertex for a month or...

Mine (33 weeks) has been vertex for a month or so and I have been feeling very happy about it-- then last night, had about a half hour of the craziest movement ever (never had such feelings in the...
Forum: October 2010   08-28-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By dollysods
We have a 2.5 year old. Her grandmother has...

We have a 2.5 year old. Her grandmother has gotten her a big sister/ baby sibling doll set from a mainstream toy store (we are saving it for the big day though). We are planning on making her a tiny...
Forum: October 2010   08-28-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By dollysods
Our favorite cover was the Little Beetle Wool...

Our favorite cover was the Little Beetle Wool cover, hands-down. It is a bit pricey since it is wool, but worked wonderfully. We had several other brands but would always grab that one...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By dollysods
We are about to add a 2nd child to a small...

We are about to add a 2nd child to a small apartment. With #1, we learned fast that hanging things on hooks/ over the door storage, etc. was key. We nailed boxes to the wall to store our cloth dipes...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-15-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By dollysods
We went and got a toddler bed for DD (2.5) in...

We went and got a toddler bed for DD (2.5) in preparation for having an option for her besides the big family bed once baby arrives in the next few months. The plan was to have her nap in the...
Forum: October 2010   07-29-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By dollysods
we always use all free and clear or the trader...

we always use all free and clear or the trader joe's brand powder equivalent. never had problem with rashes.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-27-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By dollysods
Have you looked into Queen Village? A nice...

Have you looked into Queen Village? A nice neighborhood feels despite being in the city...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-03-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By dollysods
Depending on where you live, there is often...

Depending on where you live, there is often strict regulations about what kind of fence and security needs to be around a pool. I would check into local regulations about where you live and make...
Forum: TV-Free   07-03-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By dollysods
Any advice on entertaining a two year old for...

Any advice on entertaining a two year old for 7-10 hours driving each day for 3 days (and eventually the return trip the same distance). I usually sit in back with her, read books, play-doh, do...
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