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Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By SkyMomma
Thanks Elcie!  It was interesting to hear about...

Thanks Elcie!  It was interesting to hear about the perspective shift you experienced.  That makes so much sense & is very helpful.   :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By SkyMomma
Thanks everyone for the replies!  It's really...

Thanks everyone for the replies!  It's really helpful to hear about your experiences, & I appreciate the book suggestions too :)  Until very recently we've mostly had an open bathroom door - so both...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By SkyMomma
Thanks for your responses -- yup, he's already...

Thanks for your responses -- yup, he's already had his first crush...two actually. :)  We've talked about those 'tingly' feelings & how he has those special feelings for certain friends, but not for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By SkyMomma
I have two boys, ages 9 & 4 -- so a bit of a...

I have two boys, ages 9 & 4 -- so a bit of a larger age difference.  They generally play together beautifully, the bond that bridges a 5 year gap is imaginative play...some days my living room...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By SkyMomma
I always thought I would just wait until he...

I always thought I would just wait until he asked a question about sex...something I was sure was going to happen years ago (he's super inquisitive, reads biology books for fun, etc.).  However, he...
Forum: Spirituality   09-24-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,067
Posted By SkyMomma
Thank you all for the warm welcome!  It's been a...

Thank you all for the warm welcome!  It's been a wonderful Equinox weekend, with spectacular early New England Fall weather to keep all our celebrations easy & sunlit/moonlit.  To answer a few...
Forum: Spirituality   09-19-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,067
Posted By SkyMomma
Oh, I'm happy to have found this thread & wish...

Oh, I'm happy to have found this thread & wish I'd found it a few weeks ago!  We usually celebrate Mabon with my 2 sisters & their families in a last-of-the-season camping trip.  One of my sister's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By SkyMomma
Thanks for checking it out & for your positive...

Thanks for checking it out & for your positive comments!  I can't tell you how thrilling it is to connect to others in this way :) 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By SkyMomma
Hi everyone!  Well, I've started a blog that is...

Hi everyone!  Well, I've started a blog that is developing a strong homeschooling focus...please take a look and let me know what you think.  If you like what you see, check back or subscribe or...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,673
Posted By SkyMomma
DS1 42 months, DS2 47 months & still going. ...

DS1 42 months, DS2 47 months & still going.  So...89 months so far!  Wow!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By SkyMomma
We've been homeschooling for two years now &...

We've been homeschooling for two years now & I've found that I'm much better at "teaching" the subjects where I have no expertise!  Intstead of trying to show DS1 how to do things, I just jump in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By SkyMomma
"Becoming the Parent you Want to be" "Everyday...

"Becoming the Parent you Want to be"
"Everyday Blessings: Mindful Parenting" Cabot Zinns
 
I return to these again and again...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,604
Posted By SkyMomma
I occasionally let (when he just wants to sit in...

I occasionally let (when he just wants to sit in the car and read) my 8 year old stay in the car while I run into the coffeshop.  But I always take the keys with me & leave the car locked.  I never...
Forum: Women's Health   04-02-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By SkyMomma
Thanks for the good ideas!  Where do I get the...

Thanks for the good ideas!  Where do I get the colloidal silver?
Forum: Women's Health   03-24-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By SkyMomma
Help!  I've dealt very effectively with...

Help!  I've dealt very effectively with conjuntivitis before (my ds1 & I are susptible).  In fact I have (what I thought) was a fail-proof remedy using goldenseal & eyebright. BUT I now have a virus...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-27-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By SkyMomma
Kerry - (we've met through homeschool groups :) ...

Kerry - (we've met through homeschool groups :)  My homebirth 'baby' is now 3, but my sister's is just a few months old - both of us would have loved to have found a homebirth circle during our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By SkyMomma
Its fun to be able to write this all down!  It...

Its fun to be able to write this all down!  It makes me see that we're actually doing alot, although I often worry that we aren't 'keeping up'.  With a few exceptions (math and handwriting are the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-14-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,446
Posted By SkyMomma
I actually really enjoy 3year olds (insert...

I actually really enjoy 3year olds (insert shameful face smiley), although my DS1 was a high-needs, intense baby who became a very high-needs, intense 3year old (& DS2 - turning 3 in a few weeks...
Forum: Parenting   09-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By SkyMomma
There is a potential positive in all this -- you...

There is a potential positive in all this -- you are modeling for your soon-to-be a mama tenant some alternatives to the baby-training persepective she seems most exposed to.  That's awesome!  And...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,539
Posted By SkyMomma
I agree with pp that have congratulated you on...

I agree with pp that have congratulated you on your connection to you LO...
 
Both my DSs hated the car when they were tiny, but DS1 had an extreme response.  A panicked, shrieking, throw-up on...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By SkyMomma
I have two DS (ages 7 & 2) who are very early...

I have two DS (ages 7 & 2) who are very early risers...DS1 up around 6, DS2 up by 5:30 (at the latest!).  DS2 is in bed, lights out, nursing by 7pm, DS1 is in bed reading to himself or being read to...
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By SkyMomma
My husband (grew up in Denmark & Utah, winter...

My husband (grew up in Denmark & Utah, winter backpacking afficianado) says that there's no such thing as bad weather, just insufficient gear.  We are out in all kinds of weather, but I really do...
Forum: Parenting   10-25-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By SkyMomma
http://www.amazon.com/Carrom-510-01-.../dp/B00003...

http://www.amazon.com/Carrom-510-01-.../dp/B00003G1U0...
Forum: Parenting   10-25-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 993
Posted By SkyMomma
Tea... Warm cups of chamomile tea with honey for...

Tea... Warm cups of chamomile tea with honey for stressed out mama. Earl grey with milk in a favorite hand-thrown mug for tired mama. Chai latte-to-go for that little bit of extra incentive to get...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   10-11-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By SkyMomma
Hi - I'm homeschooling my almost 7 year son...

Hi -

I'm homeschooling my almost 7 year son Skyler this year. There is a very active community in the greater boston area that we've connected with -- some really lovely people with a lot of...
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