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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By mmhinton
Thank you all SO much for the encouraging and...

Thank you all SO much for the encouraging and helpful words!
Hubby's biggest concern is that if we do this even "a year at a time", they will be behind if they were to go back into a school system....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By mmhinton
I am still very overwhelmed with the idea of...

I am still very overwhelmed with the idea of beginning to homeschool my boys. I am doing as much research as I can about what method(s) might work better, where to start, how to go about this thing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By mmhinton
Thank you all SO much for your thoughtful...

Thank you all SO much for your thoughtful responses and encouragement!
 
SweetSilver: Both boys are currently in public schools (in Quebec, CA....so definitely similar, but also Quite different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By mmhinton
Where do I start? Well, my boys are currently in...

Where do I start? Well, my boys are currently in grade 1 and Kindergarten. We are living in the province of Quebec, CA this year, but will likely be moving back home (Kansas) this summer. My oldest...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By mmhinton
Thanks for the input ladies!! We spent last...

Thanks for the input ladies!! We spent last summer July 4th in Seaside OR (F-i-L lives there) and I was FREEZING sitting on the beach in jeans, a jacket, gloves and a scarf wrapped around my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By mmhinton
My family (me, DH, DS1 and DS2 (who will be 6...

My family (me, DH, DS1 and DS2 (who will be 6 and 4 respectively)) will be going to California the first week of September. We will fly in to San Francisco and drive up the coast to Trinidad /...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   06-09-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By mmhinton
Bloodwork from 10/21/2010 (taken on day 30 of 40...

Bloodwork from 10/21/2010 (taken on day 30 of 40 day cycle) Oh, and I am 33 yrs old.  I don't know if this will help or not but....here are the numbers.....
 
Sex Horm Binding Glob,...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   06-06-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By mmhinton
My boys are currently 4 y 9 m and 3 y 1 m. Both...

My boys are currently 4 y 9 m and 3 y 1 m. Both had to be delivered via c/s (despite me TRYING and desperately wanting a natural and unmedicated birth) though I did fully dilate and push with both...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-31-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,273
Posted By mmhinton
to the OP - I would just like to add - not...

to the OP - I would just like to add - not necessarily directly related to circ - TRUST YOUR MOMMY INSTINCTS!!! If  YOU  think there is a problem (and you have made an effort to educate yourself on...
Forum: Allergies   05-31-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By mmhinton
DS1 had vaxes for the first 9 or so months (at...

DS1 had vaxes for the first 9 or so months (at which time I quit work to stay home, educated myself further re: vax and STOPPED vaxing!!). DS1 was a very colicy/cranky baby. He was exclusively BF,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By mmhinton
thanks for all of the input mamas....AND for...

thanks for all of the input mamas....AND for helping me to know that mine is not the only child doing this!!
 
I particularly like the advice to make a statement rather than question. Though,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By mmhinton
DS1 is 4 y 8 m right now. He is a PERFECT...

DS1 is 4 y 8 m right now. He is a PERFECT student (at Preschool) with the teachers often telling me how very smart and well behaved he is and how respectful, etc. I KNOW he is a VERY smart little...
Forum: Canada   05-24-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By mmhinton
Part of my concern is that we will be coming...

Part of my concern is that we will be coming back to the US - after a year (two at most) and, while I know how much learning a second language could be for my boys, I also don't want them to have to...
Forum: Canada   05-24-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By mmhinton
Thank you for all the info!!!!   Those of...

Thank you for all the info!!!!
 
Those of you who came from the US.... Did you enroll your kids in a French immersion school??? I am hoping that my boys are still young enough that they'll "pick...
Forum: Canada   05-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By mmhinton
MamitaM - were you originally from the US?...

MamitaM - were you originally from the US? Thanks for the links!!! yes, if you get any info re: availability of raw milk, I'd LOVE to know!! DS1 cannot drink pasteurized....and, actually, we've all...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-12-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By mmhinton
There is a possibility that our family will be...

There is a possibility that our family will be making a (temporary = yr + or -) move to the Montreal area. My boys are currently 4 1/2 and 3 yrs old so they would (depending on when we go) be in...
Forum: Canada   05-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By mmhinton
Where to start...My husband works here in the US...

Where to start...My husband works here in the US for a Canadian company. They are working on getting a big project started that would involve having lots of people from here move there for varying...
Forum: Women's Health   02-27-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mmhinton
blessedwithboys.. I use Dr. Bronner's baby mild...

blessedwithboys.. I use Dr. Bronner's baby mild ... and when start to "flare up" - even THAT is irritating to my parts :(  (I use only water during those times). As for the hair dryer....that...
Forum: Women's Health   02-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mmhinton
thanks for the idea for vinegar...I will have to...

thanks for the idea for vinegar...I will have to try it :)
 
If or when I go to the dr for this, do I just ask them to do a swab? It is completely necessary to get a "real" diagnosis? (wait, I...
Forum: Women's Health   02-25-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mmhinton
fissures - that's a great word to describe it -...

fissures - that's a great word to describe it - or "micro-tears", I've seen that too. Though, this most recent fissure/tear (between labia) was large enough that DH could clearly see it - it looked...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-24-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,227
Posted By mmhinton
WindyCityMama - Ok, first of all my training...

WindyCityMama -
Ok, first of all my training is that of a Speech Language Pathologist (who has, but does not currently, worked with children). I will admit that I have NOT watched all of the...
Forum: Women's Health   02-24-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mmhinton
Thanks for the input mamas! Deir - I've looked...

Thanks for the input mamas!
Deir - I've looked up Lichen sclerosis and it didn't seem to "fit"...though I suppose it could still be a possibility... I'm sorry you are having to deal with it :(
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   02-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By mmhinton
So, I posted recently about hemorrhoids. Well,...

So, I posted recently about hemorrhoids. Well, this time it is the front region. For awhile now (a yr maybe?) I've had this problem of having occasional labial / vaginal tears. Right now, for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-21-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 825
Posted By mmhinton
see, here's the thing for me... one, I believe...

see, here's the thing for me... one, I believe that those who truly are "Predators" (e.g., the military guy from Canada (I watched that too :), or the kid who I mentioned in my pp) - those people...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By mmhinton
Oma -   Thanks for the suggestions! I...

Oma -
 
Thanks for the suggestions!
I pretty much only drink water (usually with added "Natural Calm" (magnesium) with a very occasional glass of wine with dinner. Most days I'm pretty sure I get...
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