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Forum: Activism and News   06-10-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By ihugtrees
I know most of you aren't local to Florida, but...

I know most of you aren't local to Florida, but please consider liking this Facebook page and getting involved with what's happening. Last week, my friend Karen tried to renew her membership at our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By ihugtrees
I know most of you aren't local to Florida, but...

I know most of you aren't local to Florida, but please consider liking this Facebook page and getting involved with what's happening. Last week, my friend Karen tried to renew her membership at our...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 85,180
Posted By ihugtrees
I saved this thread 2.5 years ago when my stbx...

I saved this thread 2.5 years ago when my stbx and I decided to separate. He has been stationed overseas since right after we decided to separate, and is returning this summer, so we will finally be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,552
Posted By ihugtrees
Interesting to read this thread. I was diagnosed...

Interesting to read this thread. I was diagnosed with RH as a teen. I struggle with my weight. I feel best when I eat low carb, high protein, but I am extremely picky and all I ever *want* to eat is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By ihugtrees
It is overwhelming to begin with, but once you...

It is overwhelming to begin with, but once you are in and get into a routine it isn't as difficult. I took online classes for two semesters, and this is my first semester on campus at my local...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By ihugtrees
I haven't had any science in many years, and...

I haven't had any science in many years, and only minimal Algebra, but my college is letting me into an Anatomy & Physiology class this summer. I'm doing some math and science review via my Health...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By ihugtrees
I have sensory issues that seem to have gotten...

I have sensory issues that seem to have gotten worse over the last few years. This isn't a case of "I don't feel like eating this" but actually a case of, "I gag and feel sick when I eat this" and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,457
Posted By ihugtrees
Regarding all of the responses of "I can't...

Regarding all of the responses of "I can't believe you didn't say anything" and "I can't believe anyone else didn't stand up for you"...as another Floridian, I can testify that in the South,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-05-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By ihugtrees
My daughter is going to be 3 in June. She plays...

My daughter is going to be 3 in June. She plays pretend, mostly by herself but sometimes with one of the adults in her life, hours out of every day, and I'm wondering if that imagination is what is...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-26-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By ihugtrees
I haven't found anything, unfortunately. I ended...

I haven't found anything, unfortunately. I ended up living on the West side of Jacksonville once I moved and my job in Jax Beach didn't work out, so Jax Waldorf is way too far for me.  I wish that I...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-26-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By ihugtrees
I had my baby at Fruitful Vine and in my opinion...

I had my baby at Fruitful Vine and in my opinion it is the best choice in this area for birth. They do homebirths and accept most insurances.
 
As for doulas...I am a doula in training with Birth...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By ihugtrees
I told my daughter that it was menstrual blood,...

I told my daughter that it was menstrual blood, that comes every month, and that most women have it, and that she will too one day. She now asks me if she sees me changing my diva cup "You got you...
Forum: February 2012   01-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By ihugtrees
I love Charles Anson and Charles Simon!

I love Charles Anson and Charles Simon!
Forum: Waldorf   12-30-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By ihugtrees
Plastic stuff. Animals, cups. She also likes to...

Plastic stuff. Animals, cups. She also likes to take her bead necklaces in the tub. There is an etsy seller who makes wooden bath toys that are super cute, but her name escapes me at the moment.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-20-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By ihugtrees
We are making these for the grandparents, great...

We are making these for the grandparents, great grandparents, and her dad (who is in Japan.) We even are going to make extras for our own...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By ihugtrees
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By ihugtrees
My daughter is 2.5 and very empathetic. My...

My daughter is 2.5 and very empathetic. My family--her grandparents and aunts, in particular, manipulate her by acting sad/upset to get her to do what they want her to do. There have been times when...
Forum: Waldorf   11-13-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By ihugtrees
Little Acorn may be of interest to you...I was...

Little Acorn may be of interest to you...I was just looking at their site for myself, and it looks so easy! They include everything right there for you. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By ihugtrees
I have been looking into colleges that have good...

I have been looking into colleges that have good non-traditional student programs (one in particular, Wilson College, has a program specifically for mothers. They have family housing, daycare, kids...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-05-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By ihugtrees
Wow, what a crazy lady. But, if she was on...

Wow, what a crazy lady. But, if she was on care.com to find your ad, she obviously was looking for another job herself. Glad you got rid of her and hope the severing of ties is over with quickly.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-23-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By ihugtrees
I'm considering finishing my BSW at PSU and...

I'm considering finishing my BSW at PSU and trying to figure out what resources there are in Portland for people in my situation. How do you make it work as a single parent and/or student?
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Forum: Waldorf   10-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By ihugtrees
You could start something via BigTent, yahoo...

You could start something via BigTent, yahoo groups, or meetup.com...then advertise it in local health food stores, midwifery practices, even Craigslist. Create an online presence so that when...
Forum: Waldorf   10-22-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By ihugtrees
I have looked at the Stockmar brand of beeswax...

I have looked at the Stockmar brand of beeswax crayons and paint, but was wondering what other high quality art supplies others use? My DD just adores art and I would really like for her to have...
Forum: Waldorf   10-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By ihugtrees
I've been shopping for DD's Christmas presents,...

I've been shopping for DD's Christmas presents, and was just about to put out the money to buy a few big play silks. However, tonight I went into Joanne's Fabric and they have all kinds of fabrics...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-18-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By ihugtrees
My 28 month old daughter is a professional food...

My 28 month old daughter is a professional food waster. At least, I wish she got paid for it, because she is awesome at it. Here are typical examples:
 
"Want granola mix, Mommy!" I open the...
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