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Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By MamaOutThere
My daughter's hair is getting really thin. When...

My daughter's hair is getting really thin. When I look at her head I can see not bald spots but, you know, her scalp, as if she had several part lines, kwim? It's not straight or delineated, just...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By MamaOutThere
Interesting: ...

Interesting: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763714/

It's all there: AA, molluscum, eczema...

Looks like I need to get her iron levels and a thyroid screen.

Does your daughter...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By MamaOutThere
Hi, My daughter was diagnosed at 6. At that...

Hi,

My daughter was diagnosed at 6. At that time, she had a large bald spot in the back of head. Now, at 8 1/2, she has a growing bald patch on the side of head, above the ear. It doesn't show...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By MamaOutThere
Thank you for your gentle words.  I do...

Thank you for your gentle words.  I do appreciate them. 
 
It makes sense what you say; I'm inclined to agree that I will not find much personal satisfaction in a "career" of any sort.  I love...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By MamaOutThere
I moved to a new city four months ago.  I don't...

I moved to a new city four months ago.  I don't know anyone.  I speak the language but not at all well when nervous, anxious, etc.  I need to go back to work after twelve years of following my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-03-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By MamaOutThere
Ha, I was going to come back and talk about...

Ha, I was going to come back and talk about zinc.  My daughter was using Sudacrem, a British diaper rash cream containing zinc, for up & coming pimples and it zaps them outright.  Plus, it smells...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-01-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By MamaOutThere
Does she drink cow's milk?   I -- very...

Does she drink cow's milk?
 
I -- very seriously -- tried everything on my 13 year-old daughter who had a lot on forehead and chin.
 
Then I cut out cow's milk (she was drinking 2-3...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-28-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By MamaOutThere
I'd also like to say to those people who claim...

I'd also like to say to those people who claim that language fluency must occur before the age of 10 or something (saw this recently said by a mom who insisted her daughter be perfectly fluent in...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-28-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By MamaOutThere
We've moved our kids every three years since...

We've moved our kids every three years since birth; they have been fine with it.  My introvert daughter was going to have the same difficulties transitioning from grade level to grade level and from...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-04-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By MamaOutThere
Thanks!  I got my brain back and realized what I...

Thanks!  I got my brain back and realized what I did wrong.  Thank you for taking the time to help out.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-01-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By MamaOutThere
My general mood these days is definitely...

My general mood these days is definitely affecting my knitting.  I really want to warm up my girls' feetsies with these this Christmas.  But they're on my nerves!  It is supposed to be a simple...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-09-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By MamaOutThere
Well, I actually took to heart your statement...

Well, I actually took to heart your statement that Waldorf wouldn't fit my child, as you seem to have extensive experience with it.  But the Steiner House for German could be a good lead.
 
I did...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By MamaOutThere
Fillyjonk, it is nice to hear from a UK home...

Fillyjonk, it is nice to hear from a UK home educator.  Thank you for taking the time to reply.  Your advice about Steiner House is great to hear, as well your personal experience with Waldorf --...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By MamaOutThere
Thank you for the recommendation lalovelady.  ...

Thank you for the recommendation lalovelady. 
 
Moominmomma -- I am not looking for a German curriculum based on German or Swiss schooling (my dd is a Swiss citizen, amongst other nationalities)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By MamaOutThere
Oh, sometimes it's so difficult to create a...

Oh, sometimes it's so difficult to create a subject line!
 
I have a bicultural, fully bilingual-with-four-other-languages-learned-along-the-way 7th grade daughter who:  gets ridiculously excited...
Forum: UK   06-14-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By MamaOutThere
MaverickMother has great answers.   Some of...

MaverickMother has great answers.
 
Some of the tools I have used are NetMums (just enter the area you're interested in and you'll find mums who are asking about those areas, whether for schools...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By MamaOutThere
I wanted to add:  I hope your daughter is...

I wanted to add:  I hope your daughter is feeling better and that the fever was nothing serious.  Also, eight is hard!  The child is going through the 9 year-old change (as per Rudolf Steiner) and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By MamaOutThere
My eldest dd (12) adores Horrible Histories...

My eldest dd (12) adores Horrible Histories (BBC).  I'm not sure if there are podcasts but you can watch on youtube (or I'm sure you can watch directly on BBC).  I think they're hilarious too!
Forum: Vaccinations   02-06-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By MamaOutThere
Hello,   A three year-old at my six...

Hello,
 
A three year-old at my six year-old's school is ill with meningococcal.  There is a general panic -- (not a whole lot of compassion for this poor family) -- and the school and authorities...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,213
Posted By MamaOutThere
Hi LukesMum,   We are in a very similar...

Hi LukesMum,
 
We are in a very similar situation (small international school, bullied child, same age, etc.).  At the beginning of the year my daughter wanted to be on Skype.  She had...
Forum: Laura Markham   06-06-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By MamaOutThere
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Forum: Laura Markham   06-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By MamaOutThere
Hello,   May I gently state that I did not...

Hello,
 
May I gently state that I did not ask for your advice? And I do not blame my child for this but feel she needs help to overcome the wounds. Also, she has been given the choice to unschool...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By MamaOutThere
Sounds just like my ten year-old.   She...

Sounds just like my ten year-old.
 
She needs a lot of repetition, a lot of follow-up and guidance.  Bathing is just not a priority.  For example, yesterday we got home from a three-day trip in...
Forum: Laura Markham   06-06-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By MamaOutThere
Hello,   I have an 11 year-old daughter who...

Hello,
 
I have an 11 year-old daughter who is very quiet and shy but also extremely intuitive about others feelings, fairly responsible and generally very kind to others.  She's a great big...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-03-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,980
Posted By MamaOutThere
Good questions to ask:   " Sometimes I find...

Good questions to ask:
 
" Sometimes I find myself imagining that if these things were different, your death might not have really happened. "

" I can physically feel the pain of your death,...
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