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Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By MamadeRumi
This is really very helpful, thank you. And it...

This is really very helpful, thank you. And it is true that my little guy has an incredible vocabulary for a 4 year old, simply because he hears and participates in our conversations and I usually...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, that is more or less what happened, so...

Well, that is more or less what happened, so maybe this is a gold mine.



Well, until recently the middle and high school options have been even grimmer than the elementary school options...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
HI ladies, I haven't been around much as I'm...

HI ladies, I haven't been around much as I'm trying to come to terms with the idea that DS will be my one and only. If older mothers nursing = no pregnancy, then that could explain my problems. DS...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By MamadeRumi
I can see the benefits of doing that, but in this...

I can see the benefits of doing that, but in this case the exam was given one month into a kindergarten program in which they do the math in Spanish. Giving them a week or two of English math...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, I have thought of that, but I've also heard...

Well, I have thought of that, but I've also heard that to get the benefits of a dual language program you have to commit to it for several years. If I put DS in a dual language program for a few...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By MamadeRumi
I had the chance to visit a dual language K/1...

I had the chance to visit a dual language K/1 classroom at this school yesterday, and I really loved it. The children seemed happy. The teacher seemed engaging. I could see that the students were...
Forum: Learning at School   09-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By MamadeRumi
Dual language immersion

Hi mamas, I know this topic has been covered in the past, but I don't see any really recent threads about it, so I thought I'd ask again.

What have your experiences been with dual language...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,512
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, my DS recently self weaned, shortly after...

Well, my DS recently self weaned, shortly after his 4th birthday, so I guess I can now update my post to say 50 months, and since DS is likely to be my one and only, that will be it for me. It is...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,188
Posted By MamadeRumi
There are a lot of unvaxxed /selectively vaxed/...

There are a lot of unvaxxed /selectively vaxed/ delayed vaxed kids in Santa Fe, NM. NM allows for a religious exemption. A few years ago they tried to eliminate "false religious exemptions" (what...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-25-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, turns out this all may have been a false...

Well, turns out this all may have been a false alarm. Today the camp sent an email saying, oops, we thought that was a confirmed case of measles, but now we think it might not have been measles, and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By MamadeRumi
That's what I thought. I looked at the CDC...

That's what I thought. I looked at the CDC website and they say the incubation is 7 to 21 days, so if the possible exposure happened last week (and that's what I'm told, that a child with a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By MamadeRumi
Oh, good point! They, my parents, almost...

Oh, good point! They, my parents, almost certainly had measles as kids, so probably they are fine, and DS is young and healthy enough that if he does get it, well, it will really screw up our summer...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-25-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thank you. I will get him some Vit. A and C...

Thank you. I will get him some Vit. A and C supplements, and in the mean time keep feeding him those carrots he loves so much. But end of July? :eek:Yikes. I thought we'd know a lot sooner than...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By MamadeRumi
Question Measles at summer camp

Hi all, I just received a notice that there is a confirmed case of measles at my son's summer camp. (It's a day camp. I don't know if the sick child was in the same class as my son, but I know the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
I'm so sorry, Chilee.

I'm so sorry, Chilee.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-30-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Congrats to all with BFPs. Orangemomma, I am...

Congrats to all with BFPs. Orangemomma, I am crossing my fingers for you, and I really understand where you are at. I am also wondering how much longer I can stay on this Roller coaster. I am 44,and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,295
Posted By MamadeRumi
I feel so boring.  We just call it nursing. Even...

I feel so boring.  We just call it nursing. Even so there are still times when having my nearly four year old ask, "can we nurse?" in a public place can be a little awkward, but I suppose it is...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   11-14-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,188
Posted By MamadeRumi
DS has had zero vaccines.  Maybe once a year or...

DS has had zero vaccines.  Maybe once a year or less he gets a cold.  That's it.  He's never had any serious health problems.  He's never seen the inside of a hospital. (He was born at home).
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-02-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Carmen, congratulations!  What wonderful news. ...

Carmen, congratulations!  What wonderful news.
 
Innacircle, let me second the idea of getting thyroid levels tested, even if you get nothing else done.  With my ds, we were ttc for nearly two...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-28-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, I am currently taking a small mountain of...

Well, I am currently taking a small mountain of vitamins and supplements. But I should admit that things are not going well, and last night when my husband asked me what vitamins I wanted (I take...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-14-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Hi Hezzy, welcome.  Just an additional...

Hi Hezzy, welcome.  Just an additional encouragement to start temping . . . I really wish I'd gone back to it sooner.  I did it for the nearly 2 years it took me to conceive my son, and then once I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-07-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, I would be just as upset as you are, and...

Well, I would be just as upset as you are, and no, there is no reason for them to announce your CO status.  On the other hand, if I got a letter from my son's Montessori preschool (which is very...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-04-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks Litmama.  As it turns out, the day after...

Thanks Litmama.  As it turns out, the day after I switched back over to the vitex capsules, the bleeding started to less!en.  Two days later it had stopped. It could be coincidence, or just that I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-28-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Hello ladies.  First of all, I apologize in...

Hello ladies.  First of all, I apologize in advance for always being the queen of TMI on this thread, but here I go again.  After a very long luteal phase last month (15 days -- the longest I've...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-28-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 27,530
Posted By MamadeRumi
Oh, Chichimama, I am so, so very sorry.  I only...

Oh, Chichimama, I am so, so very sorry.  I only just saw your post.  I wish there was something I could say that would be helpful, but I know there really isn't.  Hug your children.  Cry with your...
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