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Forum: Waldorf   08-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
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I work as an attorney & dh is an enginer - we...

I work as an attorney & dh is an enginer - we both have very demanding jobs, sometimes with long hours. We have found that the predictable night time routines help tremendously to add calm to our...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-12-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,881
Posted By sweetest
ITA - after 8 years I have given up on having...

ITA - after 8 years I have given up on having "mommy friends." http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

I adore the parents in dd's class, but I can't go to yoga at 10 am with the...
Forum: Waldorf   07-12-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By sweetest
I usually suggest art supplies - it's a broad...

I usually suggest art supplies - it's a broad enough category that I don't feel awkward about it and the best part is that they get used up.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By sweetest
Congratulatiions!

Congratulatiions!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-15-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By sweetest
Congratulations! We just had our little girl...

Congratulations! We just had our little girl placed with us last week - she is 21 months. We will probably be going through many of the same things. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By sweetest
I've found that the clothes I get the most use...

I've found that the clothes I get the most use out of are the black skirts & blazers. I rarely wear a formal suit unless I'm going to court. In law school I had a navy blue suit and a black one I...
Forum: Waldorf   04-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By sweetest
Allegations in a complaint are only part of the...

Allegations in a complaint are only part of the story -not what actually occurred. Perhaps a Waldorf school would be more likely to use realistic props in a play, but they are more likely to have...
Forum: Waldorf   04-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By sweetest
It looks like this happened during a play...

It looks like this happened during a play rehearsal - not while children were playing. The fact it happened at a Waldorf school is just incidental. Very sad, though.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-14-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By sweetest
Depending on how approchable your prof is, let...

Depending on how approchable your prof is, let him/her know you need an extra 5-10 minutes. I had to do this in one of my classes ( 4 hour night class) I told the prof I was lactating and expressing...
Forum: Waldorf   04-14-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,203
Posted By sweetest
Our school is only 15 minutes from our house BUT...

Our school is only 15 minutes from our house BUT its a 45 minute drive from there to my office. Factor in time to get out of the car and give hugs, etc when we get to school- it is about an hour and...
Forum: Waldorf   03-26-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By sweetest
My dd was in a Waldorf kg for 3 years - she has...

My dd was in a Waldorf kg for 3 years - she has a July bday. The last year of kg was wonderful - she was so engaged and was able to be a "leader ." When first grade started
(at 7 years old. ) she...
Forum: Waldorf   03-05-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,854
Posted By sweetest
There is a vast difference between stepping up...

There is a vast difference between stepping up and advocating when something is truly unreasonable on one hand and questioning the teacher's authority in order to prove yourself right at all costs...
Forum: Waldorf   02-18-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,854
Posted By sweetest
Did the teacher say why it was not appropriate?...

Did the teacher say why it was not appropriate? I can see if the girls are starting to pay more attention to their hair, etc and thus being distracted from academic work. The reason for the dress...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-29-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By sweetest
Depends ( I good lawyer answer...

Depends ( I good lawyer answer http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif)

If you are super structured it is do-able. Take a look at what the bar-bri schedule looks like. For...
Forum: Waldorf   09-29-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By sweetest
Art supplies are always a big hit - some colored...

Art supplies are always a big hit - some colored pencils and a sketch book ( the kind with good paper) make a nice gift.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-17-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By sweetest
Congrats! I have been in court when it is the...

Congrats! I have been in court when it is the CASA's opinion that changed the course of the case. Judges know how overworked attorneys and social workers are, so the voice of someone who really...
Forum: Waldorf   09-17-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By sweetest
I like Understanding Waldorf Education by Jack...

I like Understanding Waldorf Education by Jack Petrash - its very short and easy to read.
Forum: Waldorf   09-17-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By sweetest
Dd did 3 years of kindy and began first grade...

Dd did 3 years of kindy and began first grade after being 7 for 2 months. Last year it was hard to see her "stay back" she is very tall and very verbal and her non-Waldorf friends are a grade ahead...
Forum: Waldorf   09-12-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By sweetest
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif Very cute!
Forum: Waldorf   09-10-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By sweetest
I am an attorney - I do Civil Rights litigation....

I am an attorney - I do Civil Rights litigation. Its a pretty demanding job to say the least. And we are also TV free, raise our own chickens, etc. We are lucky enough to have a wonderful Waldorf...
Forum: Waldorf   07-15-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By sweetest
I get what your asking - I'm an attorney and...

I get what your asking - I'm an attorney and wear the "lawyer uniform" everyday http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I was worried at first if I would fit in - although I...
Forum: Waldorf   07-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By sweetest
Waldorf education really speaks to the whole...

Waldorf education really speaks to the whole child. There is so much more that happens besides learning to read, so a BTDT approach in terms of reading short changes the whole experience.

My dd...
Forum: Waldorf   07-04-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By sweetest
Give yourself this year of preschool to get to...

Give yourself this year of preschool to get to know the community. Many of the families at the school have probably been there a number of years - dont feel like you wont fit it if you are not 100%...
Forum: Waldorf   04-06-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By sweetest
What Radish said...

What Radish said http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

BUT most schools offer tuition assistance, so don't discount a Waldorf school before considering that ( there...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-05-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,712
Posted By sweetest
I have two BAs - one in Anthropology and the...

I have two BAs - one in Anthropology and the other in Communication. After many twists and turns I became an attorney. I wouldn't trade my Anthro degree for anything. Many lawyers majored in...
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