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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By olien
I was shocked to see you are already thinking of...

I was shocked to see you are already thinking of letter recognition with a 13mo old. Then I realized I have been following a Waldorf-ish approach which strongly follows delayed academics. Maybe you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By olien
My DS is 4.5 & DD is almost 3 . They go one day...

My DS is 4.5 & DD is almost 3 . They go one day a week to a play based Waldorf inspired homeschool program at someones home for 4hrs. I feel delayed academics is important. Besides that I read. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-19-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,777
Posted By olien
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-18-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By olien
If you have multiple floors in your home could...

If you have multiple floors in your home could you manage your kids if there was not one child related thing on the main floor (where kitchen is & you spend 70% of your time)?
 
We have 2 kids DS...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-07-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By olien
St Peters Hospital is where I was going to go. I...

St Peters Hospital is where I was going to go. I would imagine Robert Wood Hosp. also does them. In my case the OBGYN has to send you there with a referral. Have you spoken to your OBGYN about...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By olien
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by summersmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,099
Posted By olien
Ugg. that is tough. I dont really know if I will...

Ugg. that is tough. I dont really know if I will be much help, but I will tell you what worked for us. We got rid of the crib. It was the best thing we ever did! I got the idea from reading a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By olien
Thanks for the responses everyone. we actually...

Thanks for the responses everyone. we actually go out almost everyday. we just do playdates 2 - 3 days a week. the other days are things like grocery shopping, errands, etc...
Roubidoux, a birthday...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By olien
My sister & I are at odds over this. We have...

My sister & I are at odds over this. We have very different opinions so I thought I would run it by you guys to get some other opinions.
My kids dont nap 25mo & 3y10m. They probably could use one...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By olien
Well, after looking into it more...I going to do...

Well, after looking into it more...I going to do it! Itslike a no brainer for me. I knew MDC was the place to come for insight. Chrisa, I can see how many offices wouldnt push for it. Forget about...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By olien
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by satorifound http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354960/cvs-thoughts-appreciated#post_17003095)

  All the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-05-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By olien
Anyone have a CVS done in NJ? Where & what was...

Anyone have a CVS done in NJ? Where & what was your experience?
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-05-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By olien
whole foods also sells a milk from Sky Top Farms...

whole foods also sells a milk from Sky Top Farms (I think) thet is not UP & is not homoginized. expensive though. Have you thought about one of the milk delivery services? I can look for some names...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-05-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By olien
we have had no problem with our unvaxed...

we have had no problem with our unvaxed kids...unless we went to a mainstream Dr. Our regular ped is a holistic ped in northern NJ. refered to by many as the king of holistic Peds. LOL. So...that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By olien
I am newly pregnant. This will be baby #3. ...

I am newly pregnant. This will be baby #3.
With #1 I was 38. After the bloodwork (AFP I think) the risk for Down Syndrom was 1:67. He was fine. With #2 I was 40. After the bloodwork the risk for DS...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By olien
I am so glad to read this! I am just about to...

I am so glad to read this! I am just about to start a thread on my situation...being old. LOL!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-04-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,518
Posted By olien
I havent read all of the replies, but just...

I havent read all of the replies, but just wanted to share my experience. My bloodwork showed for Down Syndrom a 1:67 with my DS(#1) & a 1:9 with my DD (#2). Both of them are Normal! We did quite a...
Forum: Waldorf   05-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By olien
Is this still going on? Where in Morris county?

Is this still going on? Where in Morris county?
Forum: Waldorf   05-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By olien
what town in Morris county?

what town in Morris county?
Forum: Waldorf   05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By olien
Beautifully put Peter. Gives me a lot to think...

Beautifully put Peter. Gives me a lot to think about since this thread hits close to home for me. My almost 4yo seems very academic too & I was just questioning the waldorf approach also. I agree...
Forum: Waldorf   10-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By olien
We pay $ 10 per hour for a 3hr class once a week...

We pay $ 10 per hour for a 3hr class once a week in someones home. It is a little less for the summer camp since it is not as structured.
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By olien
I use a tea towel & had about 8 fruit flies on...

I use a tea towel & had about 8 fruit flies on top the other day but none got in.
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-15-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By olien
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332965/food-costs-very-high-thoughts#post_16701573)

I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-13-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By olien
I use the chicken fat all of the time & dont...

I use the chicken fat all of the time & dont think it needs to be hidden. Just dont try to fry an egg with it - worst sticking I ever encountered - LOL
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By olien
So we spend a lot every month eating in a way we...

So we spend a lot every month eating in a way we feel is the best we can. We sort of follow WAP/Nourishing Traditions.  We are a family of 4 in NJ.
I get raw organic milk from pasteured cows in PA,...
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