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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,065
Posted By annekka
Great thread, I am a working, homeschooling mama...

Great thread, I am a working, homeschooling mama and yes it can be done. I work 4 days/week -- one day at home, 3 days in the office. DH is a college professor with most of his classes scheduled at...
Forum: Lactivism   10-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By annekka
I don't believe there are any laws that would...

I don't believe there are any laws that would protect you; if travel is required for your job then it is what it is. But I would check with your company's HR department to see if there are any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By annekka
We use Powerspeak spanish through our K12...

We use Powerspeak spanish through our K12 virtual academy (Cali), and it has a lot of small issues that I find very annoying. First of all, the printed text on the screen is way too small, even...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By annekka
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I took PTU...

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I took PTU for Grave's disease which developed after my son was born. My endocrinologist at first told me that I would have to wean, which I wasn't willing to...
Forum: Family Safety   07-21-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By annekka
We have a large van, one of those cargo van...

We have a large van, one of those cargo van conversions, that we use for camping and family road trips. Due to the conversion there is practically no visibility out the rear window -- the already...
Forum: Diapering   07-10-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By annekka
So right now I am doing a cold rinse+spin,...

So right now I am doing a cold rinse+spin, followed by a "sanitary" (super hot) wash with detergent. I use about 1/2 the amount that I would use for a normal load in the HE washer, which is already...
Forum: Diapering   07-09-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By annekka
We used a diaper service with DS and again with...

We used a diaper service with DS and again with DD, but the current economic situation recently converted me to washing my own. I've been at it for a couple of weeks now; it's going pretty well and...
Forum: Activism and News   06-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By annekka
Thanks for posting, I joined :-) I'm a regular...

Thanks for posting, I joined :-) I'm a regular blood donor and I've always wanted to do join the bone marrow registry too but never got around to it until I saw your post. I'll let you know if I get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-12-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By annekka
You don't need to worry about a rusty nail in...

You don't need to worry about a rusty nail in the mouth -- the tetanus bacteria infects through deep puncture wounds from a contaminated object. Tetanus grows in a low-oxygen environment and so the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By annekka
Don't know if this helps, but my son started...

Don't know if this helps, but my son started demonstrating an extreme reaction to water on his face around this age. He still has it to this day and will freak out if his face goes into the water or...
Forum: Activism and News   06-04-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By annekka
Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. We are...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. We are long-time and frequent users of the state parks and I was horrified when I heard about this proposal. I'm following this issue closely for more...
Forum: Learning at School   05-30-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By annekka
DS was in a great charter school for K and 1st,...

DS was in a great charter school for K and 1st, he was happy there and I thought they had a great program. The school is in an urban area with a diverse population and they had a wonderful program...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-05-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By annekka
DD is 8 months now and frankly it's more of a...

DD is 8 months now and frankly it's more of a problem that she kicks the blankets off ME than that I might pull blankets over her head. If she gets in an uncomfortable position she wiggles out or...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-05-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By annekka
Thanks all - it's good to know that this isn't...

Thanks all - it's good to know that this isn't unusual and will get better. Tonight was okay, she woke up frequently to nurse but at least she didn't have trouble getting back to sleep again. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-02-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By annekka
DD is 8 months old today...

DD is 8 months old today http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: and has been crawling for about three weeks now. She's an extremely active and mobile little girl, and it seems she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-24-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,125
Posted By annekka
Hi, I hope co-sleeping works out for you and...

Hi, I hope co-sleeping works out for you and helps, I've got the same issue right now with DD, she literally "sleep-crawls" in the middle of the night! She's co-sleeping with us, though I keep a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By annekka
Oh yeah, one more suggestion for a less violent...

Oh yeah, one more suggestion for a less violent version of "House in the woods", substitute these words:

"Help Me Help Me Help! he cried
I just need a place to hide
Come little rabbit come...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-16-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By annekka
Ooo my baby loves these too! I have a bunch of...

Ooo my baby loves these too! I have a bunch of them:

Where is thumbkin?

House in the woods (words + modern version link here: http://www.geocities.com/mcmormon/pa...psongs.html#14...
Forum: California, Nevada   04-16-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By annekka
I feel exactly the same way about Berkeley Bowl....

I feel exactly the same way about Berkeley Bowl. My work place is in walking distance so I've tried at a few different times of day. If you go first thing in the morning when they open, there is...
Forum: Lactivism   04-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,284
Posted By annekka
There was a somewhat similar situation when DS...

There was a somewhat similar situation when DS was in daycare, where they mixed up the bottles and tried to give him a bottle of formula meant for another baby. They realized the mistake when he...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-09-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By annekka
Quote: Originally Posted by LadyCatherine185...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyCatherine185 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13519753)

A few things that helped us were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-08-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By annekka
DD is 7mon, up until about 6mon she was a great...

DD is 7mon, up until about 6mon she was a great sleeper. But once she started become mobile and physically active I guess she decided she hates sleep. Night waking isn't too bad, 1-2 times and she...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By annekka
Yesterday I gave dd a pickle, first she was...

Yesterday I gave dd a pickle, first she was gumming it but I was afraid a large piece would break off, so I cut it into samll pieces, about .5 cu. cm. I guess, maybe a little larger. She was able to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-21-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By annekka
Yeah, my #2 is like that too -- she is all...

Yeah, my #2 is like that too -- she is all business at the breast and isn't interested in comfort nursing. She does not fall asleep nursing either, whereas it was the ONLY way to get #1 to sleep....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By annekka
I'm a new homeschooler of an 8yo so I don't have...

I'm a new homeschooler of an 8yo so I don't have all the experience of some here, but here's my perspective on some of your questions:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazybean...
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