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Forum: Parents as Partners   09-01-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,398
Posted By Mariposa
I have read all the posts, don't have the energy...

I have read all the posts, don't have the energy to tell my story, but I belong here. Hugs to everyone here who needs one. I will tell my story one day.
Forum: Site Help   03-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,724
Posted By Mariposa
I do not like the new TP either. I won't even...

I do not like the new TP either. I won't even look there now. It confuses me and I have other places I can shop. I think it should go back to the old way and maybe have people pay a small fee to get...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,940
Posted By Mariposa
Thanks EB. Our leaders actually want to keep our...

Thanks EB. Our leaders actually want to keep our troop the way it is, but are saying that we have no choice. I am confused. I am guessing maybe it is our council. Can they make different rules than...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-07-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,940
Posted By Mariposa
I am not a leader, but have a question for you...

I am not a leader, but have a question for you guys.

My DD is a Daisy and is in a multi-level troop that are all homeschoolers. We are being told by our leaders that with the new changes coming...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 938
Posted By Mariposa
I do not hide it, but I don't bring it up unless...

I do not hide it, but I don't bring it up unless asked. My close friend's and family know and while they may not support my decision, they respect it.

I do worry about losing friends or having...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-21-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mariposa
non-vaxing RN here!!...

non-vaxing RN here!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif i don't work right now, but i worked in postpartum (mother/baby) and always avoided giving the Hep B.

most...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-13-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Mariposa
Yesterday, I found my 5 year old DD under the...

Yesterday, I found my 5 year old DD under the covers in my room with the door shut. I thought she was just hiding, lifted the covers, to find a naked from the waist down DD and some of her Barbies....
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-08-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By Mariposa
well, i am the one in our family like your DH. i...

well, i am the one in our family like your DH. i will not fly with my girls alone unless i have to. i hate the thought of DH ending up family-less. i would go in an emergency or extreme family...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,309
Posted By Mariposa
oops. double post. i hit the back button. sorry....

oops. double post. i hit the back button. sorry. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,309
Posted By Mariposa
great thread! we started abby's kindergarten...

great thread! we started abby's kindergarten year the first week of august. i had big plans, but we really are taking it easy. she does starfall.com for phonics/reading, we rotate between math u see...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,097
Posted By Mariposa
i think abby was about 3 when she started wiping...

i think abby was about 3 when she started wiping herself. she has always been very independent that way. she potty learned at 21 months completely (i never changed a poopy diaper after 17 months...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-30-2007, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Mariposa
are you me??? seriously, most of your post...

are you me???

seriously, most of your post describes me and how i am with cleaning, etc. except usually DH is fine with the house as it is. he will get all upset about it if he can't find...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mariposa
Quote: Originally Posted by MtBikeLover...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MtBikeLover http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9035740)
I have always said "Only mommy, daddy or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mariposa
haven't read all the responses, but we are...

haven't read all the responses, but we are getting this DVD from the library. my friend really liked it.

http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Safet.../dp/B0009LS9Y4...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,845
Posted By Mariposa
Well, we have a sort of schedule that we follow....

Well, we have a sort of schedule that we follow. We do 15 minutes of math, phonics/letters, and handwriting each day, which for us is M-Th. We go to our homeschool group park day every F, which we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-03-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,845
Posted By Mariposa
Me!! Well, us!...

Me!! Well, us! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Subbing for now. Will write more when I have time and no kid NAK....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Mariposa
not sure. if i just went by what we experience...

not sure. if i just went by what we experience right now, i would think that PS kids tend to be clique-y and "mean girl" like. all the kids at our HS group play well together and of all different...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mariposa
Name Pepper Name(s) and age(s) of kiddo(s)...

Name Pepper

Name(s) and age(s) of kiddo(s) Abby-5, Mimi-17 months

What made you decide to homeschool I always say I am selfish. I just can't stand the thought of my kids being gone from me 8+...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Mariposa
lots of fun things. bilingual CDs to listen to....

lots of fun things. bilingual CDs to listen to. http://www.amazon.com/Colores-Other-...5733020&sr=8-1...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-27-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Mariposa
My BILs son, 17 months old, went to his ped for...

My BILs son, 17 months old, went to his ped for an ear infection and teething issues. while there, the doctor checked his penis for whatever reason and forcibly retracted it. my SIL actually felt...
Forum: Dental   07-27-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,048
Posted By Mariposa
just wanted to say hi and that you are not a...

just wanted to say hi and that you are not a failure. i posted the same type of post a month or 2 ago. my now 5 yr old has 9 cavities. we did get a second opinion with a family dentist who said same...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-22-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Mariposa
definitely find a local hsing support group. it...

definitely find a local hsing support group. it was what completely cemented my decision to HS DD. i was about 90% sure, but still wasn't sure i could do it, how it really worked, etc. we joined a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Mariposa
i plan on keeping a record. i was going nuts...

i plan on keeping a record. i was going nuts trying to plan out the whole year and finally stopped. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif i am NOT a planner.

i am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Mariposa
i agree with the PPs. he doesn't sound behind to...

i agree with the PPs. he doesn't sound behind to me. i don't think any child fits in a box. you are providing learning opportunities and he is learning at his pace. keep things fun and relax....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-07-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,825
Posted By Mariposa
i think the only part that i personally would...

i think the only part that i personally would have missed is being in marching band/concert band. who knows if my DDs will even want to do that. not even sure if they can participate in our school...
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