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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 498
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
I have a SIL whom is a therapist by trade, and ,...

I have a SIL whom is a therapist by trade, and , apparently, the self-appointed "I am gonna fix this F'd up family" winner of a gal. Finally, after learning that she has embellished more than one...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Thank you for your replies. I appreciate the...

Thank you for your replies. I appreciate the prior experiences.
 
Not knowing your reasons for not vaccinating is why I will say, thank you for your opinion, but I do not agree with the, "No, not...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-03-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Three kids, all not vaxed. 8, 6 and 15 months at...

Three kids, all not vaxed. 8, 6 and 15 months at time of trip.
 
Has anyone from the U.S. experienced a similar trip? I had my oldest at the pediatrician's office yesterday due to his nagging...
Forum: Unschooling   11-14-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,064
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gifFormer unschooling mama, here. I come in peace.
 
First, yes, it is very normal to have a non-reading 6 year old. Do not worry. They will...
Forum: Family Safety   11-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by redvlagrl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   11-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
So, I have looked it up like a good mommy, ala...

So, I have looked it up like a good mommy, ala Dr. Google, M.D., and saw what I assumed I would find. I have left a message witht he advice nurse, and will hear back tomorrow. Now, I am asking...
Forum: Family Safety   11-10-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Yes...sleep is good, lol!   I am trying not...

Yes...sleep is good, lol!
 
I am trying not to think too much at this point about the what ifs. I wish the trip were sooner so I could pack and be done with that part.
Forum: Family Safety   11-09-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
I appreciate all of your advice. Extra...

I appreciate all of your advice.

Extra clothes...

Bungees tested and ready...

Shortest flight booked...

It is partially a night flight, but so beyond our time zone that it really won't...
Forum: Family Safety   11-03-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Yes, our tickets are already purchased, and we...

Yes, our tickets are already purchased, and we got the very best price available (opted for a Monday to Monday), good seats and shortest layover options. We are still about 4 1/2 months out, and we...
Forum: Family Safety   11-03-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Thanks for the ideas...all good stuff. The...

Thanks for the ideas...all good stuff.

The tape trick is really just like stickers, I think. If you give a very young child something that will stick to them, their clothes, etc, they will (in...
Forum: Family Safety   11-01-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
We will be taking a 10 hour flight in March....

We will be taking a 10 hour flight in March. This will be our kids' first experiences on an airplane, and it is going to be LONG! We will have one layover at LAX, but then straight over the US and...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lisa1970...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisa1970 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15935160)
Someone did tell me that it is hard to go...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lisa1970...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisa1970 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15935171)
It seems as if we notice those that are...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by jeteaa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeteaa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15935085)
dd1 who is in ps 1st grade was not reading at...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15935074)
super....
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Bunping this to see how it's going for everyone....

Bunping this to see how it's going for everyone.

DD is a typical, well-adjusted and progressing kinder, so that's nice to know. She is having a minor night-time potty regression, but it is very...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-11-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Ellp...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15899244)
What, there's no mention of the new issue of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-05-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
I went with my instincts on this one...please...

I went with my instincts on this one...please erase this http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Forum: Women's Health   09-25-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Thank you for taking us through your son's...

Thank you for taking us through your son's exprerience. I just received a letter today from DS's school stating that a preliminary test by the nurse showed a +1.5 (that was the highest she could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 42,005
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Thank you for this wonderful discussion! We...

Thank you for this wonderful discussion!

We put our formerly unschooled 5 and 7 year olds in a charter school this year. While the seven year old is just beginning to read, and is therefore...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-25-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,431
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Who is "everyone"? I had non-vaxed kids in my...

Who is "everyone"? I had non-vaxed kids in my in-home childcare almost exclusively. But, they also all ended up in larger daycares and preschools. We rarely dealt with illness other than an...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15770466)
It looks like DD (11) may choose to go to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Quote: Originally Posted by ecoteat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ecoteat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15730674)
I was thinking the same thing! Are there any...
Forum: Learning at School   08-13-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Not sure why this is in learning at school. Hm. ...

Not sure why this is in learning at school. Hm.

Her speech reminds me of one given by a former unschooler at a conference. I wish I could remember whom she was. I'll go back in my emails to find...
Forum: Learning at School   08-06-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,073
Posted By dillonandmarasmom
Sounds like there are quite a few of us out...

Sounds like there are quite a few of us out there. We enrolled our two school-aged former unschoolers in a public sci-tech charter that is brand new this year. While I am still feeling hesitant and...
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