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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,455
Posted By LauraN
I live in the UAE--remember that country that...

I live in the UAE--remember that country that passed the law where you HAVE to breastfeed for two years? So I was nursing dd (3 mths old) at a cafè and an American woman came up to me to say I...
Forum: Homebirth   07-31-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By LauraN
No, we are all US citizens, so that's not the...

No, we are all US citizens, so that's not the problem. After contacting the county and talking to various people in local government, it seems that 3 months is just the way it is. They take their...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By LauraN
Help! I live out of the country (in Abu Dhabi)...

Help! I live out of the country (in Abu Dhabi) where it is illegal for midwives to attend home births. So I decided to travel to my parents' house in Cumming, GA (north of Atlanta).
 
I was...
Forum: Homebirth   06-26-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By LauraN
Mary Harris is hands-down the best homebirth...

Mary Harris is hands-down the best homebirth midwife in Miami. http://www.alovingstart.com/
Forum: Homebirth   04-24-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By LauraN
One of the midwives I interviewed said 32 weeks...

One of the midwives I interviewed said 32 weeks because she thought it important to have that face to face time to get to know each other. But I'm planningon going at 34 weeks too. I'd rather...
Forum: Homebirth   04-21-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By LauraN
Thanks for asking this question. I'm in the same...

Thanks for asking this question. I'm in the same boat except that I'm interviewing by email because I'm coming to the US just before my birth. It's actually hard to chose without that in-person...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By LauraN
Yeah, I posted this article on my FB page and,...

Yeah, I posted this article on my FB page and, while in my mind it was geared towards my liberal, pro-public school skeptical friends, it seemed to really get negative responses from my conservative...
Forum: Middle East   04-09-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 1jooj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By LauraN
I have just registered my children with Global...

I have just registered my children with Global Village and I love it!!! There are various different ways to use it--one is to simply order their curriculum guide. It is not a stand-alone curriculum,...
Forum: Middle East   12-02-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by linmoten http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Middle East   12-02-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Hi Heba.   The Abu Dhabi Homeschoolers...

Hi Heba.
 
The Abu Dhabi Homeschoolers Association went through lots of drama over this proposed law. But we've concluded a few things:
 
1-laws get made and never enforced quite frequently...
Forum: Middle East   04-03-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Dude, I'm in! Do you mind if I post it on Foody...

Dude, I'm in! Do you mind if I post it on Foody Friends to see who else will do it with us? Did you start already?
 
I basically try to eat that way most of the time, but dairy is my big sticking...
Forum: Middle East   04-02-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Aha! Now I now who you are...

Aha! Now I now who you are http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif
 
Are you on Facebook? We have a Foody Friends group there for information about organics, fermenting, and all...
Forum: Middle East   03-29-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Oh ljooj! I'm happy to hear you're moving to Abu...

Oh ljooj! I'm happy to hear you're moving to Abu Dhabi! I hope you'll consider Al Reef--we're right near the airport, only 30 mins from anywhere in Abu Dhabi and 30 mins from the border with Dubai....
Forum: Middle East   02-17-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
Cool! Just asked to join :)

Cool! Just asked to join :)
Forum: Unschooling   12-02-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By LauraN
Parks! If I remember correctly, the French love...

Parks! If I remember correctly, the French love to take their children out to parks, even in winter. Go regularly enough, after school hours, and you'll start seeing some of the same people over and...
Forum: Middle East   08-20-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
ljooj: Welcome to the UAE! Are you in Fujairah...

ljooj: Welcome to the UAE! Are you in Fujairah or Dubai after all?
 
Brooke: There's a good group of homeschoolers in Al Ain... let me know if that's the sort of group you'd be interested in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 190
Posted By LauraN
Try this: ...

Try this:
http://www.aldoshoes.com/ca-eng/women/sandals/wedges

They say they ship free to Canada, and if you scroll down, many styles are within your budget.

I would stick with navy or white,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By LauraN
I'm curious what country you live in...? If you...

I'm curious what country you live in...? If you poke around, you might find a thriving expat homeschool group that would help you gather the courage to just homeschool without using either of the...
Forum: Site Help   06-27-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By LauraN
Make sure you're logged in...

Make sure you're logged in http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


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Forum: Unschooling   06-18-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By LauraN
We had a Jumpstart membership for a year. I went...

We had a Jumpstart membership for a year. I went ahead and paid for that because I knew one month wouldn't be enough. My kids used it frequently, though certainly not daily or even weekly.

So I...
Forum: Middle East   05-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,239
Posted By LauraN
I think I just approved your membership to the...

I think I just approved your membership to the homeschool yahoo group ;-) Welcome! There is a wonderful homeschool community in Al Ain, and if you post an intro on the yahoo group, folks will reply...
Forum: Unschooling   05-24-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By LauraN
I search on MDC for posts freaking put about the...

I search on MDC for posts freaking put about the same thing, read all the calm responses, then take a long shower and let it soak in. During my shower I consider what might happen if my child never...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By LauraN
Do they both have to make the *same* decision,...

Do they both have to make the *same* decision, or is it possible for one to homeschool and one to go to school? I would say they've told you what *they* want and maybe it's as simple as just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-16-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By LauraN
Our homeschool group has several clubs but...

Our homeschool group has several clubs but having a place to meet weekly would be so great for us. I wouldn't want to do science in the library, because I think that has to be a messy subject.
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