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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-09-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Moooommy
Now that you mention it, of course! I'd be...

Now that you mention it, of course! I'd be interested to hear about the kid-friendly/organic/local aspect and specifics, if anyone cares to chime in!

Thanks!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-03-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Moooommy
Hi all- We live in the Pacific Northwest,...

Hi all-

We live in the Pacific Northwest, but I'll have my family in tow while I attend a conference in San Francisco this November. DS#1 will be turning 13 during the trip, and is excited about...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By Moooommy
...amd sometimes I dream of being in the city,...

...amd sometimes I dream of being in the city, where there's real bus service.

BUT

Hubby can walk to work (he's one of the few underpaid Microsoft employees), and we're close to freeway,...
Forum: Waldorf   05-27-2005, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Moooommy
Bathrobe Godess, Geri is now teaching at Three...

Bathrobe Godess, Geri is now teaching at Three Cedars School in Bellevue, WA. We love her!
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-21-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Moooommy
My first son was a 'normal' (for a hospital)...

My first son was a 'normal' (for a hospital) hospital birth, my daughter was a planned homeborth, but stillborn at hospital, and my youngest, a boy, was born at home in a beautiful swirl of water....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Moooommy
Thank you so much for posting this! I just...

Thank you so much for posting this!

I just finished cutting my little boy's hair this evening. He had beautiful golden curls down his back, but such a horrid rat's nest at the nape of his neck,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-30-2004, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Moooommy
Sounds like me about two months ago, though I...

Sounds like me about two months ago, though I tried it out on a pair of socks, and the ribbing was as wonky as it gets. (turns out I was making my purls backwards to begin with, so I couldn't get...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-04-2004, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Moooommy
My source for roving is Weaving Works in the...

My source for roving is Weaving Works in the U-District. bins of every color and quality imagined. Buy what you need (buy more than you think you'll need...)

We always felt by hand-form a ball,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-24-2004, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Moooommy
Anything heavy enuf to support him is going to...

Anything heavy enuf to support him is going to be awfully heavy.

You might have a look at the hardware store for some sort of srping--like ones used to close screen doors and such. It should have...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-24-2004, 01:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By Moooommy
OK, this is such an odd problem: I found...

OK, this is such an odd problem:

I found this really cute pattern in a Knitter's magazine for blocks for an infant--you knit up a block, stuff it with wool, and felt it. The directions they give...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2004, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Moooommy
Yes, it is definitely the hardest time of the...

Yes, it is definitely the hardest time of the day. I think back ten years (DS#1 is 9, DS#2 is 3), and at 4 p.m., I was likely to take a wonderful nap (I am self-employed, which means my boss...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-27-2003, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Moooommy
Carrots, I'm so sorry you had a bad...

Carrots, I'm so sorry you had a bad experience--we've been going to see Dr. Parrish at the Totem Lake office for over 8 years, and she's been wonderful. She is thrilled that we EBF. family bed, no...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2003, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,851
Posted By Moooommy
The roundabout fits, easily. We've flown with...

The roundabout fits, easily. We've flown with ours several times, here and overseas. You could call the airline, but seems to me they won't let you put it in rear-facing (the documentation that came...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-11-2003, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Moooommy
Just wanted to thank you both again--we tried...

Just wanted to thank you both again--we tried both and they were perfect. The funny thing was that the other nights, we tried the concierge's recommendations, and they were AWFUL.

We won't even...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-01-2003, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Moooommy
DH is always amazed how someone comes through...

DH is always amazed how someone comes through when I ask questions like this before we travel...

I love the idea of a hunk of dough to play with!

Thank you so much for giving us a direction to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2003, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Moooommy
Hi all- We live in the Seattle area, but...

Hi all-

We live in the Seattle area, but will be attending a professional conference in Phoenix next week. We'll celebrate DS#1's 9th birthday while we're there, and we like to take him out to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-20-2003, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By Moooommy
that's how my ds#2 says truck! We try not to...

that's how my ds#2 says truck! We try not to howl when he says "dump truck"

The funny thing is that my clueless/sheltered 8 year-old doesn't know why we're laughing......
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-20-2003, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,788
Posted By Moooommy
ds#2 is 26 months, with lovely long golden...

ds#2 is 26 months, with lovely long golden curls. We get a lot of 'isn't she cute?' (and he is!), but I figure they're not looking at the kid, just the hair.

There are two traditions that call...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-20-2003, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Posted By Moooommy
By all means, go! I have to reiterate the...

By all means, go!

I have to reiterate the dirt aspect, they will get filthy. We never brought toys, the kids play with what's there (isn't that the point?).

Also, keep in mind that everyone...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2003, 12:33 AM
Replies: 112
  Poll: The TV question
Views: 6,469
Posted By Moooommy
Until someone comes up with compelling evidence...

Until someone comes up with compelling evidence that TV is good for my kids, they don't watch TV. Very simple, really. (Now if I could only wean my husband from it!)

I believe that we need to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-07-2003, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,725
Posted By Moooommy
I was 12, have no idea when my mother started...

I was 12, have no idea when my mother started (we don't talk about such personal things). It was preceeded by my very first migraine.

From the start I was regular at 28 1/3 days, and I still...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-07-2003, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Moooommy
I'm so glad someone brought it up as its own...

I'm so glad someone brought it up as its own thread. I am really sick of articles on how to talk to your kids about it, when I feel so strongly that they don't need to be burdened with it.

What...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2003, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Moooommy
I had my 7yo ds (now 8) in a Century booster...

I had my 7yo ds (now 8) in a Century booster when we were in an accident this year that totaled my car (a Volvo). We had used it with the 5-point harness until he was around 4 or 5, but since then...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-14-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Moooommy
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health...bedshare.s...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health...bedshare.shtml (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/103974_bedshare.shtml)

and it made my blood boil!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-24-2002, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By Moooommy
While toddlers aren't great at noting difference...

While toddlers aren't great at noting difference in situation, we've found it useful to designate one chair (a lower, more stable chair) that he can push around and use to get up to see what's going...
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