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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-07-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Herausgeber
My new trick lately is to do pilates -- with DD....

My new trick lately is to do pilates -- with DD. She finds the exercises MUCH easier than I do, though.

There's no equipment required, no specialized space, and I genuinely do feel like I am...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-07-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Herausgeber
I think you're overthinking it a bit. Good...

I think you're overthinking it a bit.

Good schools cost a lot of money, and one way private schools raise that money is through community fundraisers like the one you describe. The businesses...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-27-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Herausgeber
I hear you. DD turns 3 in a couple of weeks. ...

I hear you. DD turns 3 in a couple of weeks.

When asked what she wants, she says only 2 things:

1. A microscope

2. A laptop

"I want them to be pink. They need to match."
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-20-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Herausgeber
I have strong reason to suspect DD, who turns 3...

I have strong reason to suspect DD, who turns 3 in a couple of weeks, is gifted. She already reads phonetically, counts past 20, and is obsessed with biological taxonomy, etc. I was in formal GT...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-25-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,269
Posted By Herausgeber
There is considerable variation in what...

There is considerable variation in what encompasses a "master's." So much so that it really not even useful to talk about them in a generic sense. What I did to get my master's is very different...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-25-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,269
Posted By Herausgeber
Both the cost and the time it takes for the...

Both the cost and the time it takes for the investment to pay off depend on a lot of things -- the field you're in, the place you are in your career, your previous education, the program you get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-23-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Herausgeber
She's doing what all professionally successful...

She's doing what all professionally successful people do: networking.

As a manager, I find it odder that you have so FEW contacts among former employers. That would give me pause if you were...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-20-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,538
Posted By Herausgeber
I think I would be more tired if I worked PT or...

I think I would be more tired if I worked PT or stayed home full time. Also, I love my caregiver, and I know my DD's life is richer for the balance.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By Herausgeber
Quote: Originally Posted by That Is Nice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Is Nice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14548091)

May I ask how much you pay for an au...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By Herausgeber
I work full time, and I travel every couple of...

I work full time, and I travel every couple of months or so for one or two nights.

We also have no family here.

What I do have: an au pair. I do find that having live-in full time care makes...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By Herausgeber
Quote: But then there's always the old addage...

Quote:
But then there's always the old addage that the people who really dress up every day are compensating for something else!
Yeah, but we're not talking "really dressing up" here, as in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,486
Posted By Herausgeber
From the perspective of the government, it...

From the perspective of the government, it really doesn't matter what people spend this money on. In terms of stimulating the economy, it could be clothes, school supplies or Jim Beam.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By Herausgeber
This might seem counterintuitive, but have you...

This might seem counterintuitive, but have you considered getting a FT job? I know the awesome PT professional job is often held out to be the holy grail of motherhood, but it strikes me as the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Herausgeber
I don't know anything about the book you're...

I don't know anything about the book you're referring to, but I can say it only took my DD a few days to "potty train." The secret was just waiting until she was actually ready.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-08-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Herausgeber
SamuraiMom, talk to your lawyer more about why...

SamuraiMom, talk to your lawyer more about why she or he is recommending that particular course of action. My understanding is that absent adultury or abuse, it's pretty much what you *have* to do...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,905
Posted By Herausgeber
My undergrad is in agronomy, and I'm a business...

My undergrad is in agronomy, and I'm a business journalist, but I don't think of my degree as a waste at all. I learned a lot in university, and made a ton of friends/contacts that still make a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,461
Posted By Herausgeber
What kind of chores and other responsibilities...

What kind of chores and other responsibilities does your son have? If he wants to be more grown up, then perhaps it's time to ramp them up a bit? Not as punishment, but just to help him grow. He's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-04-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By Herausgeber
I've started reading to DD from my adult books....

I've started reading to DD from my adult books. My reward for this: This morning I hear her upstairs in bed "reading" to her dad from my home cheesemaking book.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-04-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By Herausgeber
I read the newspaper when I was that age. I grew...

I read the newspaper when I was that age. I grew up to be an editor at the Washington Post. Well, until I left the newspaper world a few months ago to edit online newsletters.

The Post is a great...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-01-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,940
Posted By Herausgeber
If you have any grand professional ambition, WAH...

If you have any grand professional ambition, WAH isn't sustainable for a long period of time. I know I'm not the only mother out there who actually values her career on its on terms, and not just as...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-28-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Herausgeber
Quote: Originally Posted by Miss Information...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Information http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13277515)
He's intense. He's enthusiastic....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-28-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Herausgeber
Not really. Nor will he, unless I specifically...

Not really. Nor will he, unless I specifically direct him toward something and really press the point. He tends to see things through the lens of his own memory of being an understimulated gifted...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-28-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Herausgeber
I will definitely check out SonLight. The more I...

I will definitely check out SonLight. The more I think about it, though, the more I would like to emphasize fine motor skill development with these "lessons." Real life stuff, which is my parenting...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Herausgeber
Quote: Originally Posted by 2xy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2xy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13269644)
This is my not-so-humble-opinion.

There's no...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Herausgeber
DH and I are both "gifted," and it appears that...

DH and I are both "gifted," and it appears that DD is as well, from what we can tell at age 2. Her spoken verbal skills are in line with a 4 or 5 year old. She knows her alphabet and can count to...
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