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Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Twilight
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ I teach math...

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

I teach math and this site has some wonderful ideas and online activities for all levels of math.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-30-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By Twilight
It is overwhelming, but my DH and I have struck...

It is overwhelming, but my DH and I have struck a balance where we pick up each other's slack when we can. I have pretty low standards which get lower during the school year... we almost always have...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-19-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Twilight
Do it! You're going in with your eyes wide open...

Do it! You're going in with your eyes wide open http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif It will be harder with a young family, but by the time your kids are school-age, you'll...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-12-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Twilight
1) How did you get your teaching...

1) How did you get your teaching license/certificate? If you got it via an MIT or other graduate degree program, do you feel it was worth it?


My first bachelor's degree was in engineering. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-28-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Twilight
I never had the urge to push... I was...

I never had the urge to push... I was disappointed in this after my first DD's birth and thought that the reason the pushing stage lasted so long and why I needed an episiotomy was because I pushed...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-28-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Twilight
This was a while ago, but one of my co-workers...

This was a while ago, but one of my co-workers had to go on a weeklong trip to europe while exclusively bf'ing her little son. She got a hotel room with a mini-fridge and stored ALL of the milk she...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-01-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By Twilight
I just wanted to say I empathize - weve been...

I just wanted to say I empathize - weve been there too. My DD refused a bottle around 6 months and we had luck with patience and a sippy cup. We used a Nuby cup.. it has a soft spout so she could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-30-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 363
Posted By Twilight
Eben's mama? What are the other verses? Because...

Eben's mama? What are the other verses? Because our family does a 2-verse Happy Birthday! My husband still thinks we're crazy when we sing it that way. I've never met another family that sings the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Twilight
I'm going to do my best this year... I'm a...

I'm going to do my best this year... I'm a teacher, and while school is only 4 miles away, it's on a really busy road. So in the past I've biked to the bus stop and then I took the bus the rest of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Twilight
My second DD refused bottles, so when I had to...

My second DD refused bottles, so when I had to go back to school when she was around 6 months old, we went right to sippy cups. We had the best luck with NUBY cups - She liked to close her mouth...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-05-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Twilight
That is so hard....

That is so hard. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I'm sorry you're going through this.

Re the constipation, both of my daughters have had problems with it, and the best...
Forum: Lactivism   03-12-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,827
Posted By Twilight
Not related to breastfeeding, but I thought of a...

Not related to breastfeeding, but I thought of a story I wanted to share. One of my friends worked at the Ethiopian embassy for a time, and she went with a guided group to visit the Mursi tribe....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-17-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,162
Posted By Twilight
I WOH and recently stopped pumping... so on...

I WOH and recently stopped pumping... so on workdays we nurse once in the morning and twice in the evening. Weekends, it is 4-5x per day. She is nightweaned so we don't nurse at night anymore.
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-17-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Twilight
I'm about to leave DD for the first time...

I'm about to leave DD for the first time overnight next weekend... but I think she's ready for it.

We left DD1 overnight for the first time when she was 18months or so, and it went so much more...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-11-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Twilight
I don't know whether you are reading textbooks...

I don't know whether you are reading textbooks or literature. When I read textbooks, I make notecards as I read along. Every time I find an important concept, process, idea, vocabulary term,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-09-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Twilight
You can also take a 90 minute drive up the...

You can also take a 90 minute drive up the Poudre Canyon to find some wonderful snowshoeing and backcountry skiing, and in the summer, hiking deep in the wilderness.

Horsetooth Mountain park and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-03-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,643
Posted By Twilight
I feel more fulfilled as a person when I work...

I feel more fulfilled as a person when I work outside the home.

I have a wonderful relationship with my husband and my kids. I've never felt that I had to choose betwen having a relationship with...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-31-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Twilight
I don't know if this is the case with you, but I...

I don't know if this is the case with you, but I found that pumping was gentler on a cracked nipple than a nursing baby... I had a crack that was so painful, I decided to pump exclusively on that...
Forum: Lactivism   01-29-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Twilight
Our school filter ends up blocking a lot of...

Our school filter ends up blocking a lot of things that are not R-rated... perhaps if some suspicious words are in the source of the page, even if they're not visible, the site gets blocked.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-27-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Twilight
In my experience it did hurt the second time...

In my experience it did hurt the second time around. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif Just as much as the first time. I had just as much sensitivity, cracking, and...
Forum: Lactivism   01-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,017
Posted By Twilight
I probably would have given the ladies the...

I probably would have given the ladies the benefit of the doubt that they were clueless and not just spiteful because of the breastfeeding... and said "Sorry to make you move, but would you mind...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-20-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Twilight
Quote: Hi, 1. This is way more time away...

Quote:
Hi,
1. This is way more time away from me or dh than ds has had before and babysitting attempts have not gone too well before. ILs babysat for about 45 minutes on fridays semiregularly last...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-17-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Twilight
Definitely make use of what the school already...

Definitely make use of what the school already has. Will you be the only bio teacher or is there another? It's my first year teaching as well, and I'm fortunate in that our school does team...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-17-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Twilight
You can mix cow's milk with mama milk. Or soy...

You can mix cow's milk with mama milk. Or soy milk. It is a fine way to transition. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Mix half-and-half for a while and then offer cow's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-16-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Twilight
My DD never took to a bottle... at age 6mos we...

My DD never took to a bottle... at age 6mos we just introduced NUBY cups (they have a soft spout and are wonderfully cheap - you can find them at grocery stores and wal-mart). It took some practice,...
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