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Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-13-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
mommy212 I amazed to see someone suggest...

mommy212 I amazed to see someone suggest Kittrege--I was thinking it might be a good match myself.  Our little corner of the world has a great community feel, a blend of rentals and owner occupied...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-07-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
Colorado Parent Magazine has a long list of...

Colorado Parent Magazine has a long list of camps in the Denver area---you can find it free at libraries and grocery stores.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,180
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
DD #1 was 4.5 when I gave her the nudge to stop...

DD #1 was 4.5 when I gave her the nudge to stop nursing.  She had nursed all through a pregnancy and after I went back to work and was pumping for DD#2 I couldn't have both nursing anymore.  She was...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I am in the Evergreen area as well but my...

I am in the Evergreen area as well but my daughters are older, 8 and 12.  I have met many moms with similar outlooks at the local parks (Kittredge Park in particular) over the years. 
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I don't live in any of the areas you mentioned...

I don't live in any of the areas you mentioned but when you mentioned Highlands Ranch my first thought was yuppie, conservative.  From either Littleton or Highlands Ranch a commute to Denver would...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,508
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
My daughter who is in 6th grade found out about...

My daughter who is in 6th grade found out about Santa for sure last year when she was in 5th grade.  I suspected that she was almost sure in 4th grade because she didn't talk about Santa much that...
Forum: Learning at School   11-17-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
My now 12 year old dd asked for pattern blocks...

My now 12 year old dd asked for pattern blocks when she was in about 2nd grade.  I spent hours searching for them at the last minute and was so glad I did--she continued to use them for years even...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   11-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I can only respond to some of your questions. ...

I can only respond to some of your questions.  We moved to the foothills west of Denver 16 years ago from NJ.  Most years we get the most snow in the fall and spring (Oct, Nov and March, April) ...
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
My 7 year old dd acts a lot like...

My 7 year old dd acts a lot like yours--especially during the morning rush out the door. I do find that when I remember to ask her to get her clothes, shoes, jacket, backpack ready the night before...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-08-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
My daughter fell on the growth chart at the same...

My daughter fell on the growth chart at the same age as your son. At the time our doctor was concerned so he had me bring her in for a weight check once a month for three months by doing this we...
Forum: Parenting   10-08-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,127
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
We have coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions,...

We have coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions, raccoons, bobcats, deer and elk in our area. My 12 year is allowed to wander the neighborhood (with friends) during daylight hours. My 7 year old is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-06-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I have a 7 year old second grader as well. I...

I have a 7 year old second grader as well. I have also noticed a lot more moodiness, back talking and "attitude" since school began. She has also been expressing reluctance to go to school in the...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   10-03-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
In the Denver area you may want to go to the...

In the Denver area you may want to go to the Morrison Museum--it has a large focus on dinosaurs and a collection of local live reptiles which they will take out and let children touch. It was a...
Forum: Learning at School   09-07-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
Hope he feels better soon!

Hope he feels better soon!
Forum: Learning at School   09-05-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
Your son sounds like some of the children in my...

Your son sounds like some of the children in my class. I think I would send him if he was on the mend--even if he only stayed for the morning he would meet his classmates on the first day and begin...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I immediately thought of your question in terms...

I immediately thought of your question in terms of how much I would be comfortable with my 12 year old making next year and my thought was $4 or $5 an hour---with two hours a week $5. Enough to make...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
This was true for my second child but not for my...

This was true for my second child but not for my first. Now at 7 and 11 the younger child is more of a stay up late sleep in type of kid (like me) and her older sister tends to go to bed early and...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   08-27-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I have been checking to find out what your...

I have been checking to find out what your decision was. Both states are beautiful but having lived in both I would choose CO everytime. I have been wondering if Golden might be a place for you to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-21-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,388
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
This sounds so much like me! I don't get to read...

This sounds so much like me! I don't get to read quite as much as I would like between being a mom and my job but i do read every chance I get. Right now I'm reading An Isolated Incident---and have...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   08-13-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
Welcome to CO! I loved Colorado Nurse/Midwives...

Welcome to CO! I loved Colorado Nurse/Midwives associated with Denver/Evergreen Ob-Gyn. Their births are in a hospital but I think they take Medicaid. Both of my births were at Presbyterian-St....
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   08-12-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
Good luck with your decision. I'd be happy to...

Good luck with your decision. I'd be happy to chat with you more about the area if you decide to move this way.
Chris
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
The elementary school my younger daughter is...

The elementary school my younger daughter is attending (and older daughter is moving on from this year) is small 210 grades k-5. We have enjoyed small class sizes 18 in last years grade 5 when other...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   08-09-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I live in the foothills to the west of Denver...

I live in the foothills to the west of Denver and Lakewood. If I am thinking correctly of where the job is in Lakewood (based on location and the statement that you are scientists) it sounds like a...
Forum: Learning at School   08-06-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,186
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I wanted to start a thread on this very topic...

I wanted to start a thread on this very topic when I came here tonight because I was feeling that the fees/supply lists for my 2 DDs is excessive--and from reading the replies to this thread it...
Forum: Television   08-06-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By joycenjackiesmom
I watched the first episode and have the rest...

I watched the first episode and have the rest recorded but haven't watched them yet--maybe this weekend when I have some time to myself.
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