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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-30-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By lovermont
I'll look again at the resources - thanks for...

I'll look again at the resources - thanks for the reminder. I looked through them during our last foster placement, but the needs of our new placement are different (and EASIER by far).

We...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-29-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By lovermont
Just curious what experience others have had. ...

Just curious what experience others have had.
In our experience it is very ineffective to parent AP style with children who are walking/talking.
We start with our usual gentle parenting, but until...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-02-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By lovermont
I read a blog post once where the mom had...

I read a blog post once where the mom had experience with both birthing and adopting children (wish I could remember where I saw it). She talked about how you don't fall hard and fast in love with a...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   09-09-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By lovermont
Thanks for letting me know. My family has moved...

Thanks for letting me know. My family has moved to Saranc, NY for various reasons.
Can you pm me information for me to pass on to those still connected with this co-op. I'm sure they would be...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   03-21-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By lovermont
Hi! Yes, the group has formed and is very low...

Hi! Yes, the group has formed and is very low key. The group meets every wednesday (except the third wed of the month because everyone goes to Mr. K (http://exordium-adventure.com/)) at the Felco...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By lovermont
We're hoping to move to upstate NY early next...

We're hoping to move to upstate NY early next year. We currently homeschool in Vermont and I'm really nervous looking at the NY requirements.
Any advice? Can anyone talk about the reality of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By lovermont
Thanks so much for the reminder that the regs...

Thanks so much for the reminder that the regs are scarier in writing than in practice. We are currently in VT and I remember being super super nervous and overwhelmed with what I needed to do - but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By lovermont
We are likely moving to another state soon-ish....

We are likely moving to another state soon-ish. The state we are looking to move to has much stricter home schooling requirements and I'm finding them intimidating. I mentioned this to a friend's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By lovermont
Just stumbled on this thread. J2 did you end...

Just stumbled on this thread.
J2 did you end up getting Math Lessons for a Living Education?
I'm thinking about getting this - not sure if book 1 or 2 would be better for our first year of...
Forum: Unschooling   09-06-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By lovermont
Thank you everyone! I'll try to just live....

Thank you everyone!
I'll try to just live. Glad to hear it's not just me. That's reassuring and also to read examples of daily comings and goings that seem normal but can fit into "standards"....
Forum: Unschooling   09-02-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By lovermont
Or just general school panic, I think. I...

Or just general school panic, I think.
I realized two days after the fact that our local district school year had started.
So now I'm feeling like we should be "doing" something more structured...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-06-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By lovermont
A home schooling co op in Franklin County...

A home schooling co op in Franklin County Vermont is being organized and I wanted to let everyone know that the informational/organizing meeting is happening June 29th at 10am. All are welcome!...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-21-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By lovermont
two more hours until playgroup!!  

two more hours until playgroup!!

 
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-18-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By lovermont
Yay! Can't wait for Thursday! We'll be there for...

Yay! Can't wait for Thursday! We'll be there for sure.

 
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-12-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,461
Posted By lovermont
I also have a playgroup that is amazing and acts...

I also have a playgroup that is amazing and acts as our village. We often say that we wish we lived within walking distance of each other but we're fairly spread out - about 20minutes from the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By lovermont
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-06-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By lovermont
I heard part of the program in the morning and a...

I heard part of the program in the morning and a different part in the evening - but I know I didn't hear the whole thing.
So I didn't hear that his child had a vaccine injury, for example.
I did...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-06-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,587
Posted By lovermont
Thank you so much! I just filled out their...

Thank you so much!
I just filled out their form requesting more information.
At the moment we're considering Vistaprint which makes us a little uncomfortable but we "know" them, kwim?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-03-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By lovermont
We have one RIR, one RI White, one Buff...

We have one RIR, one RI White, one Buff Orpington, one Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers. The RIR and RIW and Orp are the friendliest.  The Easter Eggers are the most nervous. We're happy with all...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-03-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,587
Posted By lovermont
This...

This...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-31-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,587
Posted By lovermont
Thank you so much! I'm assuming a 10x10 canopy?...

Thank you so much! I'm assuming a 10x10 canopy? I'm not sure. The nearest biggest farmers market says 10x7 but doesn't give the third dimension (like 10x7 is the length and width?) Good to know...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-31-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,587
Posted By lovermont
This will be our first year at a farmers market...

This will be our first year at a farmers market and we're looking to purchase a canopy for sun/rain protection.
Any suggestions on where to purchase one or what to look for when purchasing one?...
Forum: Gardening   02-26-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By lovermont
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mindymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1298232/roadside-garden#post_16265616)

Congrats...
Forum: Gardening   02-15-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By lovermont
We are moving to our farm (yay!) and I'd like to...

We are moving to our farm (yay!) and I'd like to plant a buffer garden between the very busy road and the rest of the property. Any plant suggestions? We're zone 3/4 Thanks!
Forum: Pets   02-07-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By lovermont
This (quote below) is exactly what I'm...

This (quote below) is exactly what I'm envisioning.
Great to see that mastiffs are still in the running! I AM concerned about their short life span, their health issues, and slightly about the...
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