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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-02-2011, 01:29 PM
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Posted By spottiew
Hello MDC!   Been a while.  Kiddo is now...

Hello MDC!
 
Been a while.  Kiddo is now newly 6, mid-way through Kindy.  And still very Spirited.  He's at Montessori school with a mixed age class.  Sadly, many people leave before the final...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By spottiew
You can volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at...

You can volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at age 5... it's more fundraising and support (like providing snacks) than actual construction until age 16.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-19-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By spottiew
Ivy is our #1 choice... there's an Open House in...

Ivy is our #1 choice... there's an Open House in Feb- it's not all that noticeable on their website and you are supposed to RSVP.  We have also done a personal tour... it's only 2 years old, but it...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By spottiew
I"m in the process of touring too... some places...

I"m in the process of touring too... some places have very little online info, some don't email back, some act like phone calls/visits/questions are a bother or weird. They may be GREAT schools, but...
Forum: Montessori   10-06-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By spottiew
Our circle time is voluntary.... you can...

Our circle time is voluntary.... you can participate, you can do other works in a non-disruptive way, you can lie on the floor at any time as long as it does not interfere with the work of others.
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-26-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,322
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by lab...

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Originally Posted by lab http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15879385)
I like to own the book. After I read it - I hate...
Forum: Learning at School   05-18-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By spottiew
Ask the one that tells you 3 years what they...

Ask the one that tells you 3 years what they will do for 3rd-year kids so that they won't be bored. FYI, my child is in Montessori for age 3-6 and is going into year 4- and not bored. But if they...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-09-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,510
Posted By spottiew
My kid (age 5) is like this... *I* was like this...

My kid (age 5) is like this... *I* was like this as a child... I didn't really 'get' that I was constantly complaining, I just felt that I had something to say. It was often painful trying to...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,867
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by Amila...

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Originally Posted by Amila http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15268748)
I know that where I live, the vast majority of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 444
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by wookie...

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Originally Posted by wookie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15269788)
The ubiquitous Little Black Dress. The one...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 470
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by limabean...

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Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15258524)
Our new neighbors live in a 3-bedroom condo....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 224
Posted By spottiew
We save them... to track expenses... if we have...

We save them... to track expenses... if we have a problem with something and need 'proof of purchase'... if we realize later they can be good towards a rebate... you never want them until you don't...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by SweetPotato...

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Originally Posted by SweetPotato http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15220108)
We're travelling Delta with our 4yo and...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-09-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by unlegal...

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Originally Posted by unlegal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15106776)
No worries! My daughter is also a spirited...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-09-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 40,728
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by Bisou...

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Originally Posted by Bisou http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15152754)

But when I made a comment to her under my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-09-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By spottiew
I just repeat calmly as much as needed that we...

I just repeat calmly as much as needed that we need to clean it up (cause I will help), and that nothing else is going to happen before then. No food, no playing... nothing that he wants from me. I...
Forum: Parenting   03-09-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,718
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by philomom...

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Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15157887)
Taking your own food is rude. Plus, the...
Forum: Parenting   03-06-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by texmati...

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wow. all the ob's and ped's do free...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 383
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by midnightwriter...

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Originally Posted by midnightwriter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15143880)
I was supposed to pay at the second...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 1,489
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by blessedwithboys...

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Originally Posted by blessedwithboys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15150515)
yeah, that one made me a bit batty,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-03-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,513
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by lolar2...

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This confuses me-- in most of the community...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-01-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 40,728
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by Bisou...

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Originally Posted by Bisou http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15111362)
Thanks for the local resources! I will...
Forum: Learning at School   03-01-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,074
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by physmom...

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Originally Posted by physmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15112687)
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Thanks, that's a good point. I guess,...
Forum: Learning at School   03-01-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,691
Posted By spottiew
Quote: Originally Posted by Evie's Mama...

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Originally Posted by Evie's Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15107619)
This is grossly inappropriate for 5 and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 867
Posted By spottiew
What do you do if you are just too short? I...

What do you do if you are just too short? I don't have the snow issue, but I wash my own car and don't do the top, so I wouldn't be able to de-snow it either. I wouldn't have even thought about it...
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