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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2012, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Thalia the Muse
Interesting -- she taught herself to knit last...

Interesting -- she taught herself to knit last fall (although she claims crochet is waaay too hard, which I think is crazy because clearly crochet is far easier than knitting to all right-thinking...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Thalia the Muse
My DD is ten and in a fifth-grade GATE class....

My DD is ten and in a fifth-grade GATE class. While she is not crazy-gifted in math and science the way some of her classmates are, she's good enough that she has no problem keeping up with the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Another vote for the Carus magazines -- you...

Another vote for the Carus magazines -- you really can't go wrong with them! Kiki is excellent but definitely more "tween focused," with lots of fashion coverage (not body-shaming/skanky/heavily...
Forum: Learning at School   10-28-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I think there are many educational aspects to...

I think there are many educational aspects to Halloween -- education is more than math worksheets. It's a good opportunity to talk about seasons and harvest festivals and what other cultures do to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-04-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By Thalia the Muse
She's EIGHT and she made those? They're...

She's EIGHT and she made those? They're fantastic!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I just learned how to crochet in the last month...

I just learned how to crochet in the last month or so! I used a couple of books that had good detailed instructions and diagrams (Teach Yourself Visually: Crochet and Stitch n Bitch The Happy...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-18-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I'm a little late to the party, but do you want...

I'm a little late to the party, but do you want to sew (per your post) or cross-stitch (per your title)?
 
Cross-stitch suppliers:
 
123stitch.com (I order from them a lot and highly recomend --...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-15-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I think that most four-year-olds would know that...

I think that most four-year-olds would know that they SHOULDN'T do that -- but an awful lot of them don't have enough impulse control to help themselves. I don't think that's beyond the range of...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I think I'd stick to picture books for a while...

I think I'd stick to picture books for a while -- many of them are very gentle, and if the art is good enough they don't feel babyish at all. My daughter loved more sophisticated picture books well...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Thalia the Muse
This is an old thread, but I have some...

This is an old thread, but I have some suggestions! I loved that stuff myself, so I read a LOT of scary books.
 
Books:
 
Jane-Emily, Patricia Clapp
Down a Dark Hallway, Lois Duncan (this is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Thalia the Muse
I agree that texting lends itself to rudeness,...

I agree that texting lends itself to rudeness, partly because it's so abbreviated that there's no room for niceties, and partly because it demands an immediate response in a way that an e-mail...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,246
Posted By Thalia the Muse
My daughter's ten, and we also live in the L.A....

My daughter's ten, and we also live in the L.A. area.
 
I agree that feather extensions are a hot ticket right now! And yes, lots of her friends have iPods -- or jeez, CELL PHONES, which seems...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,251
Posted By Thalia the Muse
LOVE my Kindle. I do think that the inability to...

LOVE my Kindle. I do think that the inability to lend books or give them to someone else after you read them is a big drawback, though. I've more or less gotten around it by registering my parents'...
Forum: Allergies   08-03-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,210
Posted By Thalia the Muse
dwink, he's changing what he tells you based on...

dwink, he's changing what he tells you based on what he thinks will make you keep going; he's charging $1,300 a pop; and you're not seeing results -- is there a reason why you are considering NOT...
Forum: Learning at School   07-25-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,818
Posted By Thalia the Muse
My kid's been in our neighborhood public school...

My kid's been in our neighborhood public school since kindergarten (she'll be going into fifth grade in the fall). She spent the weekend making fairy houses in the park and our back yard with a...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Is she vegan or ovo-lacto? My daughter...

Is she vegan or ovo-lacto? My daughter has recently decided to go ovo-lacto as well. I found that most of the vegetarian-kid Web sites are geared for vegans, so it's actually been a little hard to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-29-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Thalia the Muse
My animal-loving nine-year-old has decided she...

My animal-loving nine-year-old has decided she wants to go vegetarian. I'm surprised that it's taken this long, but the kid LOVES the taste of meat! She wants to avoid red meat and chicken and in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Thalia the Muse
It sounds like he's masturbating. It's totally...

It sounds like he's masturbating. It's totally normal, for little girls AND boys. They explore their bodies and find out that it feels good! It's doesn't mean he's been abused.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By Thalia the Muse
They are highly social animals, and if you keep...

They are highly social animals, and if you keep one alone, in a small cage, I think it will get kind of insane. People keep thinking they're like a big hamster (solitary, unsocial, and kind of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-23-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By Thalia the Muse
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/25069/width/215/height/184 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/599196/width/1000/height/800/flags/)
 
Caneel, why do you...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 21,371
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Darcy, you really need to look at why you were...

Darcy, you really need to look at why you were accepting his calls and reading his texts in the first place, and why you had not blocked him on Facebook. What were you getting out of letting someone...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Rabbit is delicious! A lot like eating a...

Rabbit is delicious! A lot like eating a flavorful poultry variety, like guinea fowl. I've only had farmed, though. And I suspect guinea pig is also delicious in a similar way.
 
With rabbits, if...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By Thalia the Muse
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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-22-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,950
Posted By Thalia the Muse
Guinea pigs would not be your best choice for...

Guinea pigs would not be your best choice for this, IMO -- they're fairly expensive to buy and to feed, because they need lots of fresh produce to stay healthy (in South America this is not a big...
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