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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-21-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,366
Posted By cymbeline
No, I did not miss it, yikes... The clinic...

No, I did not miss it, yikes...

The clinic we go to is for low-income families on a sliding scale, $5 per visit usually, sometimes free. Kids on CHIP go for free.

Sorry, no offense meant.
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-21-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,247
Posted By cymbeline
I should mention that DH works two jobs, we have...

I should mention that DH works two jobs, we have 4 kids, 2 dogs and a cat, I own a business and volunteer with 3 organizations, and the kids have after-school activities. So, cleaning is NOT high on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-21-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,366
Posted By cymbeline
FWIW, I put off play therapy (with a licensed...

FWIW, I put off play therapy (with a licensed therapist) for years for many reasons. My 8yo DS is now in play therapy once a week (we started in August) and his transformation is unbelievable.

I...
Forum: Parenting   10-20-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,054
Posted By cymbeline
I guess I should be clear that I live in an...

I guess I should be clear that I live in an upper-middle class hipster neighborhood. Mostly educated white folks (techies, chemists, college profs, architects). The ones that smoke, it isn't a...
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,054
Posted By cymbeline
I remember being in a playgroup when my oldest...

I remember being in a playgroup when my oldest was 2. All the mamas sat around and talked about whether it was appropriate to ask new moms to the group if they owned a gun. Our politics on gun laws...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By cymbeline
Your library rents Kill-a-Watts? That's so cool!...

Your library rents Kill-a-Watts? That's so cool! I can't believe ours doesn't do that!

Hydro-electric is great. We switched to the Green Choice Program a few years ago, so our dollars directly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By cymbeline
This thread is a question: How did you/do you...

This thread is a question: How did you/do you seriously slash your energy bill and/or consumption?

This thread is a discussion: As we run out of cheap oil and gas and the world population...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-27-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By cymbeline
Wondering if any of you has done it? Or maybe...

Wondering if any of you has done it? Or maybe you know of resources -- links, books, etc.

Most of the blogs and books I have read don't seem to be from the POV of a parent with young kids. I'd...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-27-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,752
Posted By cymbeline
Anyone have any experience going off-grid in the...

Anyone have any experience going off-grid in the city? Maybe this warrants a new thread...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-24-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,752
Posted By cymbeline
We are urban homesteaders, too, so glad to see...

We are urban homesteaders, too, so glad to see this thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

FWIW, I have no interest in moving out to the country -- I am a city girl!...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-24-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By cymbeline
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-24-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By cymbeline
Oh man I am glad to see this thread. I am 13mos...

Oh man I am glad to see this thread. I am 13mos PP, and no sight of AF. I'll be getting some blood work done next week to check my thyroid levels (AF returned at 11mos, 10mos and 10mos with my first...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-19-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By cymbeline
My two oldest are gifted, although my 8yo...

My two oldest are gifted, although my 8yo struggles with it far more than my 11yo does, partly I think because he is actually leagues brighter.

My 11yo is strongest spatially/mathematically. He...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-15-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By cymbeline
We have 4 kids, the oldest is 11, and I totally...

We have 4 kids, the oldest is 11, and I totally rely on his help with the younger ones!! He's great with them, they adore him, and I constantly tell him he will be a great dad someday :-D

The 8yo...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-15-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,546
Posted By cymbeline
I'm glad for this thread... but also totally...

I'm glad for this thread... but also totally freaked out. I remember when the sh*t hit the fan a couple of years ago that I wasn't surprised. You mean that spending money we don't have eventually...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,966
Posted By cymbeline
Both my husband and I are allergic to a number...

Both my husband and I are allergic to a number of common medications, including a host of antibiotics that are often in vaccines (in low doses mainly to prevent infection at the site of injection)....
Forum: Personal Growth   09-13-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By cymbeline
I'm feeling pretty stoooooopid because last...

I'm feeling pretty stoooooopid because last spring I was asked to be on the board of directors (specifically as chairman) of a non-profit I have been a part of for a while, I accepted, and at first...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,967
Posted By cymbeline
Things are looking good over here, ladies! Since...

Things are looking good over here, ladies! Since I joined this group over a year ago, we paid off ALL of our credit card debt as of this month!!!!!!!!!!!!
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By cymbeline
I used Quicken for 12 years. Loved it. Never...

I used Quicken for 12 years. Loved it. Never liked Money. It was slow to load and crashed a few times, losing all my info.

That said, I switched to Mint about a month ago. It isn't perfect, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,456
Posted By cymbeline
I agree with others - I think we're looking at...

I agree with others - I think we're looking at what some are calling the "catastrophic convergence" - the idea that peak oil + global warming + credit crisis/global economic transition = social...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-03-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,725
Posted By cymbeline
I know it has been a while since this post, but...

I know it has been a while since this post, but I wanted to chime in quickly.

First, I wanted to say thank you, Sage, for your honesty and willingness to discuss this here. I came searching to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-04-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By cymbeline
Happy new year, mamas! I am so excited, the...

Happy new year, mamas! I am so excited, the weight is finally coming off!! I'm down 10lbs, only 25 more to go http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

My eating was not great...
Forum: September 2009   01-03-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By cymbeline
I still have about 20-25 to lose to get to my...

I still have about 20-25 to lose to get to my optimal weight (10 to get back to pre-preg weight). It is coming off, but very slowly, about a half a pound per week.

I started working out with DVDs...
Forum: September 2009   01-03-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By cymbeline
My second was like that!! And I used to say,...

My second was like that!! And I used to say, thank goodness he wasn't my first, because I was a really uptight, nervous first time mama and it would have been even worse if I had a fussy, needy...
Forum: September 2009   01-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By cymbeline
Just wondering if anyone has travelled without...

Just wondering if anyone has travelled without their babe yet? I asked on the LWAB forum if I should take my little man with me on a biz trip in three wks. He is very attached, and I'm stressed...
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