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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-18-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,309
Posted By Heidi74
We are also working on learning to swim this...

We are also working on learning to swim this year. We just moved to a place where a lot of people have backyard pools, so it becomes all the more important because of that. At first, I thought I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By Heidi74
Nodding while reading a lot of the previous...

Nodding while reading a lot of the previous answers.
 
I can only answer for our family, but I am also guessing that a lot of people, in the year or two years before starting officially...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,309
Posted By Heidi74
Older DS just turned five a few weeks ago, and...

Older DS just turned five a few weeks ago, and this will be his Kindergarten year. We are doing Sonlight's P 4/5 for Bible, Read-Alouds and Science, and are adding in some titles from P 3/4 for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Heidi74
My kids are almost five and almost three, and to...

My kids are almost five and almost three, and to be honest, there is a lot of time where they don't play nicely with eachother. If they are in separate rooms they usually do great, but they do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-21-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,289
Posted By Heidi74
Raising my hand. I have two boys-age 4 and 2. I...

Raising my hand. I have two boys-age 4 and 2. I am a former elementary school teacher/literacy specialist, and children's literature has always been a focus of mine. Naturally, a literature based...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-13-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Heidi74
While I greatly admire those who let their child...

While I greatly admire those who let their child wean on their own, I have felt for a while that I was ready to be done with nursing. Between three pregnancies (one miscarriage) and nursing our two...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Heidi74
I can try to answer your questions, though...

I can try to answer your questions, though others may have more experience. We used one of Sonlight's preschool cores last year and will be sticking with them for Pre-K this year. So far, I love...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By Heidi74
Not from a bucket seat when they were infants,...

Not from a bucket seat when they were infants, but after 9-10 months of age or so we have been able to transfer them to the stroller if they fall asleep in their car seats. Our stroller has always...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Heidi74
Just a few ideas on how to get him to stay...

Just a few ideas on how to get him to stay there:
 
-Have a basket with books and special toys right next to the potty. At our house, you only get to play with those toys when you're on the potty....
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-21-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,361
Posted By Heidi74
DS2 just turned two, and we have recently made...

DS2 just turned two, and we have recently made the switch to underwear around the clock, including night-time. Most days, he is miss-free, but misses aren't uncommon either. I am trying to use our...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By Heidi74
My 3.5 year-old goes to bed around 6:30 (can be...

My 3.5 year-old goes to bed around 6:30 (can be as early as 6:00 if we notice that he is really tired), and typically falls asleep almost as soon as his head hits the pillow. He gave up his nap a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-04-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Heidi74
My father was recently diagnosed with ADPKD:...

My father was recently diagnosed with ADPKD: Polycystic Kidney Disease. This disease often is not diagnosed until mid to late adulthood, and I don't know whether or not I have it. I keep going back...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-29-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,111
Posted By Heidi74
DS1 will be doing Pre-K next year, so...

DS1 will be doing Pre-K next year, so I'm home-preschooling for now...with plans to homeschool in the long run. He will turn four during the summer. Currently, we are doing P 3/4 from Sonlight and...
Forum: Family Safety   01-20-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Heidi74
In a few weeks, I will be taking a transatlantic...

In a few weeks, I will be taking a transatlantic flight (on Continental), with my two boys - aged 3 1/2 and 1 1/2. I will be flying alone with them, so am trying to figure out the logistics. I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-02-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Heidi74
We are literally in the exact same situation as...

We are literally in the exact same situation as you (preschool at three being the norm where we live, not being able to afford it), and are testing the waters with Sonlight. I am currently doing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,155
Posted By Heidi74
I haven't read the whole thread-just parts of...

I haven't read the whole thread-just parts of it, but enough to know that I'm very glad I found it. I'll go back and read more in detail later.

I have two boys, ages 3 and 15 months. We started...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-18-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,593
Posted By Heidi74
ITA that nighttime dryness could be a whole...

ITA that nighttime dryness could be a whole nother (interesting) thread. DS1, who we did not do EC with, started staying dry at night around 2 1/2, but still woke up with a wet diaper occasionally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,593
Posted By Heidi74
DS1: Started around 20 months (lots of nekkie...

DS1: Started around 20 months (lots of nekkie time, open-door bathroom policy, showing him the potty when he peed.) I think he was 23 months when something "clicked," and he was staying reliably dry...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-14-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Heidi74
He discreetly pees in a paper cup (I just unzip...

He discreetly pees in a paper cup (I just unzip his pants and lower them a little bit, and his back is turned to others), and then I pour the pee down a drain, over the fence, or on a tree,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-04-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,866
Posted By Heidi74
I totally need this thread! Great idea. I...

I totally need this thread! Great idea.

I need to take some time to get myself ready in the morning, instead of just throwing something on after showering, and then running a brush through my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-29-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Heidi74
OK, here goes: 6:00 Nursed DS2 in bed,...

OK, here goes:


6:00 Nursed DS2 in bed, hoping he'd go back to sleep
6:15 Both DS's (3 yo and 14 mos)were up for the day. Took DS2 to the potty and out to the living room. DH kindly suggested I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Heidi74
Quote: Originally Posted by •Adorkable•...

Quote:
Originally Posted by •Adorkable• http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15839869)
Yeah that idea of letting the babies get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Heidi74
We've used bassinets for both our kids until...

We've used bassinets for both our kids until about 6 months of age, when they've started sitting upright in the stroller. (That said, we babywear a lot, so they were often worn while awake, and then...
Forum: Parenting   09-10-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,626
Posted By Heidi74
DS1 turned 3 in August and no, we're not doing...

DS1 turned 3 in August and no, we're not doing preschool this year. I think he would enjoy it, but the main issue is $$$. Preschool is extremely expensive where we live, even for just a few mornings...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-09-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,738
Posted By Heidi74
I have just decided not to take on a part time...

I have just decided not to take on a part time job, after considering it seriously for a few days. I was offered a job teaching a language course for adults. I am a teacher by profession, so it's...
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