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Forum: Babywearing   02-27-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,476
Posted By greenthumb3
Kinderpack, hands down. It's like an ERGO...

Kinderpack, hands down. It's like an ERGO married a Boba and they had a baby. Twice the better fit and comfort for child *and* wearer than either Boba or ERGO, IMO. I had the original ERGO, and...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By greenthumb3
We recently moved to the Vancouver, Washington...

We recently moved to the Vancouver, Washington area and my oldest son who is 10 needs to see a pediatrician. Does anyone know of a good pediatrician here where they do not have a policy against...
Forum: Babywearing   10-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,507
Posted By greenthumb3
I know this was posted awhile ago, but I want to...

I know this was posted awhile ago, but I want to share my experience, too. I am a size 16 and 5' 9" with a large bust size. I have the Boba 2G, which the shoulder padded straps are actually a few...
Forum: Babywearing   10-12-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By greenthumb3
This carrier is a nice light grey/dark grey...

This carrier is a nice light grey/dark grey "dusk" color and great for carrying babies 15-45 pounds. I purchased this new a little over a year ago but it only has been used a handful of times as my...
Forum: Babywearing   10-11-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By greenthumb3
Okay, then, got some questions for ya! PMing ;-)...

Okay, then, got some questions for ya! PMing ;-)
 
Forum: Babywearing   10-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By greenthumb3
Yes. Plus sized mamas, I am interested to hear...

Yes. Plus sized mamas, I am interested to hear your experiences, as well.
 
I am a size 16/1x and 5' 9" and have the original version of the Boba. It feels too tight and the shoulder pads do not...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   09-30-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By greenthumb3
I'm hoping to connect!   Speak up if you...

I'm hoping to connect!
 
Speak up if you have 3 of more kiddos and you live in SW Washington.
 
Just moved here and want to get a conversation going :-)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,651
Posted By greenthumb3
I blog @ Inchworm Chronicles...

I blog @ Inchworm Chronicles (http://inchwormchronicles.blogspot.com).
 
If you leave me a comment, I will come and visit your blog, too! I love blogging b/c it allows me to find new friends and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By greenthumb3
As a parent of three boys, with experience in...

As a parent of three boys, with experience in unschooling, I don't find it concerning or alarming or any of those matching adjectives that he is not interested in reading. Some kids are at that age,...
Forum: Unschooling   10-05-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By greenthumb3
Sounds like you have a normal boy to me!   ...

Sounds like you have a normal boy to me!
 
My oldest son will be 9 this month, and is just really starting to get the hang of reading. He's not reading books yet, but is starting to understand...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,891
Posted By greenthumb3
As mentioned in this thread, there are so many...

As mentioned in this thread, there are so many different views about what 'socialization' is and how it is 'best' accomplished.
 
Just to give you an idea of what another homeschool-for-preschool...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By greenthumb3
We live in the Desert Southwest, USA.   We...

We live in the Desert Southwest, USA.
 
We have participated in at-home preschool co-ops with my oldest son when he was 3 and 4.
 
We participated in a homeschool co-op with my oldest 2 sons 2...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By greenthumb3
I would advise to do what you feel is best for...

I would advise to do what you feel is best for your child--not out of fear for what your friend will think of you or out of a desire to win her respect. This is a decision between you, your husband...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By greenthumb3
Seconding the recommendation for "Liberty's...

Seconding the recommendation for "Liberty's Kids" DVDs....they are terrific! My kids really enjoyed watching them and learned a lot from them. I found they understood more when we watched together...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By greenthumb3
Hi! I totally understand your concerns.   I...

Hi! I totally understand your concerns.
 
I have homeschooled all 3 of my boys for preschool and it's been a great experience.
 
I wrote a blog post about the decision to do preschool-at-home,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-16-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By greenthumb3
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lightinmyhands http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1325924/organization#post_16609164)

 we...
Forum: Unschooling   08-16-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By greenthumb3
Yes! I have considered this myself. It is just...

Yes! I have considered this myself. It is just exciting having fun things to look forward to, as well as helpful in planning.
 
A little about our family learning style to this point: We have been...
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By greenthumb3
Hi! I highly recommend Mary Griffith's "The...

Hi! I highly recommend Mary Griffith's "The Unschooling Handbook" and
David H. Albert's "And the Skylark Sings With Me" and "Have fun. Learn stuff. Grow. Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love".
Forum: Unschooling   06-18-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By greenthumb3
Be easy on yourself. You just gave birth and you...

Be easy on yourself. You just gave birth and you are caring for a new baby and 5 little ones! You are doing a great job just by being there with them and being kind and nurturing toward them.
 ...
Forum: Babywearing   06-17-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,638
Posted By greenthumb3
For older babies and toddler, the Boba carrier...

For older babies and toddler, the Boba carrier works so well! The back is a few inches higher than the ERGObaby carrier. I have had several ERGOs over the years and like them, but really like the...
Forum: Unschooling   06-06-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,228
Posted By greenthumb3
Hm. That's a good point. If you plan on...

Hm. That's a good point. If you plan on enrolling her in school at some point, how would that affect the way her days go now and what she learns. Are you trying to examine what kind of education you...
Forum: Unschooling   04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,942
Posted By greenthumb3
Great thread! It's been awhile since I've posted...

Great thread! It's been awhile since I've posted so this one's a good way to dip my toe back in, so-to-speak.
 
Let's see...
 
Today, my sister called me this morning and invited us to tag along...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-29-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,380
Posted By greenthumb3
I am considering buying a Hamilton Beach. From...

I am considering buying a Hamilton Beach.
From their website: (http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/faqs/slow-cookers.php) (I bolded)
 
Q Does the crock contain lead?
A Hamilton Beach specifications...
Forum: Parenting   01-19-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By greenthumb3
Is this the most current thread or is there a...

Is this the most current thread or is there a January 2011?
 
Elisheva, I enjoyed reading your post about yourself and your days with your children. Congrats on your pregnancy--hope you are...
Forum: Unschooling   01-03-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,543
Posted By greenthumb3
When ppl asked us about school when my first...

When ppl asked us about school when my first child was 3, I just said, we are planning to home school. Or I'd tell them about the fun co-op we did with other moms and kids at home.
Most ppl will...
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