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Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By abigail_b
Hi All, Both my husband and I work full time....

Hi All,
Both my husband and I work full time. I was able to work 3 days per week from home until a few months ago, I am now full time in the office. Our children- ages 6 and 3 attend a Waldorf...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By abigail_b
We have a nanny and yes we pay her for sick and...

We have a nanny and yes we pay her for sick and vacation days. It is her job...and I don't believe in jobs that don't include some paid time off.
Forum: Waldorf   10-30-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By abigail_b
Hello,   My son is 6 and is in a mixed age...

Hello,
 
My son is 6 and is in a mixed age waldorf kingergarten. Luckily we have a really sweet group of children but I have seen this with other families we know- when a child has much older...
Forum: Learning at School   10-23-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,354
Posted By abigail_b
I am SO glad you decided to pull her out....

I am SO glad you decided to pull her out. Considering that she is 3 years old, I don't think homeschooling even should enter into the equation. She is far too young to "need" school. It sounds like...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By abigail_b
Hi Everyone,   My son is about to turn 6 and...

Hi Everyone,
 
My son is about to turn 6 and we are looking at birthday gift ideas. He has always been a "train" child and has an extensive Thomas collection. He is REALLY interested in electric...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By abigail_b
Okay I found reference to the studies I was...

Okay I found reference to the studies I was speaking of. http://www.thewholenetwork.org/14/post/2011/08/the-development-of-foreskin-retraction.html  In many cases it doesn't even happen until...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By abigail_b
I am looking for the same thing. I read a study...

I am looking for the same thing. I read a study once- I thought I got to it through Mothering- that demonstrated that it is very normal for boys to not retract until they are older...many not even...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-14-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,507
Posted By abigail_b
Your son is totally normal. You should be...

Your son is totally normal. You should be working on fostering his imagination, not his retention of "academic subjects". You may want to check out this website:...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-11-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By abigail_b
Hi All, My daughter is 2.5 and in the fall...

Hi All,
My daughter is 2.5 and in the fall will be joining her older brother in a mixed age Waldorf kindergarten. She will be going for full days (until 2:30) which means she will be taking her nap...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,551
Posted By abigail_b
Just curious and looking for some ideas for...

Just curious and looking for some ideas for Christmas this year. We are fairly natural-minded and our son is in a Waldorf Kindergarten. He does have some plastic toys such as legos (small set that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By abigail_b
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by oaktreemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By abigail_b
Thanks for the wonderful post. I am also loving...

Thanks for the wonderful post. I am also loving the 19 month old stage because she is SO sweet and precocious. But how oh how did you get your little one to sleep so well at night?? Should I assume...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By abigail_b
All I can offer you is hugs and support! My 19...

All I can offer you is hugs and support! My 19 month old is also a terrible sleeper. I am determined to start night weaning soon because I just can't handle it any more. When she is awake, has...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-22-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By abigail_b
Hi All, Both my husband and I are completely...

Hi All,
Both my husband and I are completely at the end of our rope. Our 18 month old daughter has never been a good sleeper, but it has gotten to the point of unbearable. We co sleep with her and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By abigail_b
Thanks for the reply! We do have some duplos (no...

Thanks for the reply! We do have some duplos (no legos since we have an 18 month old), as well as several automoblox. My son is in a waldorf preschool and we do a lot of waldorf at home...the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By abigail_b
My 4.5 year old son recently aquired a...

My 4.5 year old son recently aquired a "transformer"...it changes from a little matchbox sized car to a robot. It is not carrying any weapons, but it is part of the whole violent/ agressive...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,889
Posted By abigail_b
Thanks for the replies! I did make another...

Thanks for the replies! I did make another appointment to have her looked at on Wednesday. I was just freaked out about the Singulair after reading the side effects on the website (hallucinations,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-04-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,889
Posted By abigail_b
Hi All, My one year old daughter has had a...

Hi All,
My one year old daughter has had a persistent night time cough on and off for the last few months. About 1- 2 times per week it leads to throwing up.
She has had a series of colds...and we...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By abigail_b
I am in the exact same position. It is so hard....

I am in the exact same position. It is so hard. Please know that at this age there is a big difference between unattended CIO and letting your child cry while you hold and comfort them in other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,887
Posted By abigail_b
Hi All,   I am really struggling with what...

Hi All,
 
I am really struggling with what to get my son as his "big" Christmas present this year. He attends a waldorf mixed age kindergarten. Many of our toys are wood/wool/silk. We do have some...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-26-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By abigail_b
X-Posting in Working Parents We are not...

X-Posting in Working Parents
We are not thrilled with our nanny, and haven't had any luck finding a good replacement. Also, it is insanely expensive.
I work full time but work from home 3 days per...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-26-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By abigail_b
X-Posting in Life with a Babe We are not...

X-Posting in Life with a Babe
We are not thrilled with our nanny, and haven't had any luck finding a good replacement. Also, it is insanely expensive.
I work full time but work from home 3 days...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-18-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,799
Posted By abigail_b
Play-tex nurser drop ins.

Play-tex nurser drop ins.
Forum: Waldorf   08-16-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By abigail_b
Didn't have a chance to read the PPs, but I sell...

Didn't have a chance to read the PPs, but I sell a lot at a really nice local consignment shop, and the standard is 50% of original retail when in excellent condition.
You were totally accurate and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By abigail_b
Personally, I think he is too young to start...

Personally, I think he is too young to start trying to trace letters. You could be in danger of squashing his natural artistic interests by having him try something with such tight and specific...
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