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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,088
Posted By ZippyGirl
Shared it on my Facebook page, too.  Thanks for...

Shared it on my Facebook page, too.  Thanks for letting us get two entries in!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,088
Posted By ZippyGirl
Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and already Liked...

Liked Oak Meadow on Facebook, and already Liked Mothering Magazine on Facebook.
 
Why homeschool?  Our daughter had been at a Waldorf school since parent-infant classes.  We are committed to...
Forum: Waldorf   09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By ZippyGirl
We had our kids' bedrooms lazured, and we used...

We had our kids' bedrooms lazured, and we used AFM Safecoat glaze with Stockmar paints added to get the colors she wanted.  BioShield also makes a lazuring glaze.  The walls were primed with AFM...
Forum: Waldorf   09-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,281
Posted By ZippyGirl
This thread is super helpful.  There is a coupon...

This thread is super helpful.  There is a coupon code for 10% off at the top of UrthChild's (http://www.urthchild.com) website.  They have some Waldorf millet dolls, Camden Rose toys, woolies, and...
Forum: Waldorf   09-14-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By ZippyGirl
I have a couple of anecdotes to share regarding...

I have a couple of anecdotes to share regarding this question.  First, one of my closest friends just moved her daughter from an elite private school in our area to a Waldorf school in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By ZippyGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by foxintheforest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360376/question-about-solid-foods#post_17077634)

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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By ZippyGirl
We took our DD to France for two weeks when she...

We took our DD to France for two weeks when she was 16 months.  It was an amazing trip, and she was a champ.  I carried her in the Ergo and nursed her.  I had DH, my mom, and in-laws to help me,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,751
Posted By ZippyGirl
53 months for us so far (44 months for DD, and 9...

53 months for us so far (44 months for DD, and 9 months and counting for DS)
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By ZippyGirl
Stop wearing your shoes in the house if you...

Stop wearing your shoes in the house if you still do.  That's probably the number one thing people can do to "green" their home, and it's free.  I let DS lick the floors.  I am not too concerned...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By ZippyGirl
Dr. Juan at Valley Pediatrics in Greenwich is...

Dr. Juan at Valley Pediatrics in Greenwich is supportive of no vaxxing and breastfeeding.  We see Sophia Leonida, but she is in Stratford.  Diana Lopusny is also in Stratford.  Good luck!
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By ZippyGirl
Maybe try some coconut oil down there?  It's...

Maybe try some coconut oil down there?  It's anti-fungal.
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By ZippyGirl
You might have to try a few different things...

You might have to try a few different things before you find your baby's favorite.  My son loves his Sophie, like the PP.  He also likes the organic Teething Bonbon: ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,661
Posted By ZippyGirl
I love using cloth wipes.  I feel like I can get...

I love using cloth wipes.  I feel like I can get my baby so much cleaner...maybe it's because the cotton has texture?  I make my own diaper spray using this concentrate...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By ZippyGirl
I had the same problem with my daughter.  It was...

I had the same problem with my daughter.  It was awful.  Once we turned her forward-facing, it made all the difference in the world.  We got a new convertible seat when she was 12 months and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By ZippyGirl
My son likes to chew on anything fabric, so...

My son likes to chew on anything fabric, so these two toys have been his absolute favorites:
 
http://www.urthchild.com/under-the-nile-organic-cotton-blanket-friend.html
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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,373
Posted By ZippyGirl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Just1More http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By ZippyGirl
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nstewart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1350359/renovating-vs-buying-a-larger-house#post_16945869)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By ZippyGirl
I forgot to mention that my architects (who...

I forgot to mention that my architects (who specialize in green architecture) recommended Ikea cabinets as one alternative.  I think they are greener than most cabinets, and cost-effective as well. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 278
Posted By ZippyGirl
We love Isabooties, but the company stopped...

We love Isabooties, but the company stopped manufacturing.  You  can still find some out there, though, online.  We also received a gift of these Kina booties...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By ZippyGirl
Do you have a local green construction material...

Do you have a local green construction material store?  They would be a good place to start.  Ultimately, that's who I hired to renovate my house:  The husband of our local green building store...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By ZippyGirl
We recently completed a LEED-certified...

We recently completed a LEED-certified renovation of our home, and we are so happy that we renovated and used only green materials.  We hired a green architect and a builder who was an expert in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-10-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,264
Posted By ZippyGirl
I am a looking for some high-quality,...

I am a looking for some high-quality, plant-based supplements for my family.  We usually use Designs for Health, Metagenics, or Integrative Therapeutics, but I was thinking of switching us to Garden...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By ZippyGirl
Good suggestions above.  Will quickly add that I...

Good suggestions above.  Will quickly add that I found that novel toys and books are very helpful.  I also make sure I have Camomilla drops, non-alcoholic Rescue Remedy, and Valerian Root in my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By ZippyGirl
We have this OMI organic latex crib mattress...

We have this OMI organic latex crib mattress (http://www.urthchild.com/omrcm.html) and love it.  We've used it for two babies now, and we've never had a problem with mold or mildew.  I thought that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By ZippyGirl
Love our Moses basket. I removed the bumper and...

Love our Moses basket. I removed the bumper and got a rocker for the basket.  It's great during mealtime because we can just put DS in the basket and rock with one hand while we eat.  He's too heavy...
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