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Forum: Waldorf   11-27-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By mermaidmama
I asked a little while ago about how I can limit...

I asked a little while ago about how I can limit character toys in my home and I now have another question.
 
 
This question is for those of you who allow your kids to have a balance of some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By mermaidmama
I have a question. In my ideal world, I'd like...

I have a question. In my ideal world, I'd like 2.5 year old DS to play with all eco friendly and open ended toys. However that is harder for me to accomplish than I had thought it would be. DS's...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By mermaidmama
Thanks! I love garden porn almost as much as...

Thanks! I love garden porn almost as much as yarn porn! Off to have a looksie http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Gardening   11-07-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By mermaidmama
What fruits, veggies, fruit trees and herbs do...

What fruits, veggies, fruit trees and herbs do well in direct, scorching sunlight? I have a fence I'd like to put raised beds or espalier trees along but, in the summer it gets full sun all day...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-07-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By mermaidmama
Where is your favorite place for getting...

Where is your favorite place for getting heirloom seeds and plants online in the usa? Favorite catalog?
Forum: Gardening   11-03-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mermaidmama
No I havent considered fig. I don't really eat...

No I havent considered fig. I don't really eat much fig.

So how long would a semi dwarf live compared to a dwarf?

Thanks for all the help. This is confusing.
Forum: Gardening   11-02-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mermaidmama
I'm looking into ordering some fruit trees and...

I'm looking into ordering some fruit trees and was wondering if anyone could tell me what the following terms means?

Dwarf on bud
Dwarf on M-27
Dwarf on apple
on apple seedling
on root
in...
Forum: Waldorf   10-27-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mermaidmama
JudiAU- Yes, saftey is a good point. I used to...

JudiAU- Yes, saftey is a good point. I used to talk about it all the time when ds was a baby and still mouthing things. My family's take on it is that I am overprotective and raising my son in a...
Forum: Waldorf   10-27-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By mermaidmama
Ok so I tried to post this question and...

Ok so I tried to post this question and something happened and it didn't post right....so here it is again,

What are your favorite books for children ages 2 and 3? Thank you...
Forum: Gardening   10-26-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By mermaidmama
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this...

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but, where can I find a few large tree stumps for free or cheap? Thanks!
Forum: Waldorf   10-25-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mermaidmama
Zinemama- I don't tell what we'd like unless...

Zinemama- I don't tell what we'd like unless asked http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Zoebird- I really like that suggestion of 4 things. Thanks so much! I think that...
Forum: Waldorf   10-25-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mermaidmama
Thanks! Those are some good ideas.....although,...

Thanks! Those are some good ideas.....although, I'm not sure how a one toy limit would go over. Your list giving ideas gave me an idea. Could you tell me if it is rude and if it could work? Instead...
Forum: Waldorf   10-24-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By mermaidmama
Hi, Since I have posted in here from time to...

Hi,
Since I have posted in here from time to time, maybe I should tell you a little about myself before I get to my problem. I am a SAHM with one 2 year old son. I have been researching waldorf a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By mermaidmama
Oh and btw, sometimes it's hard to desribe to a...

Oh and btw, sometimes it's hard to desribe to a dr or they think you are exaggerating as a worried mom. So what I did was, when I saw the signs he was going to have one, I video taped it and then I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-23-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By mermaidmama
It sounds like night terrors. My son has them...

It sounds like night terrors. My son has them along with sleep apnea. He has slowly been growing out of it (which I am told they usually do). He is 28ish months now. He used to have them EVERY day...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-21-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By mermaidmama
Sweet! Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks...

Sweet! Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By mermaidmama
How easy is it for the child to climb onto the...

How easy is it for the child to climb onto the counters from it? I currently put a chair for him to stand while he helps me do whatever but, he is constantly climbing up on the counters. He gets...
Forum: Waldorf   10-14-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By mermaidmama
Great! Thanks!

Great! Thanks!
Forum: Waldorf   10-13-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By mermaidmama
is my son still allowed to join in on...

is my son still allowed to join in on celebrations? What I mean is, if the nearest school is having a May day celebration or something, are children who don't attend the school (homeschooled)...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-12-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By mermaidmama
Sounds normal to me...

Sounds normal to me http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-12-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By mermaidmama
My son used to do that too. Now that he is 2 and...

My son used to do that too. Now that he is 2 and he will do it and crack up because it makes me crack up. I don't think your baby needs a break...they know when they are done. You could switch sides...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,029
Posted By mermaidmama
I agree with the others.....that is crazy and...

I agree with the others.....that is crazy and manipulative. I probably would have got up to go cry and shake in my room. ((Hugs))
I'm not surprised she is taking the child to church/sunday school...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-12-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By mermaidmama
Thank you for putting me at ease...

Thank you for putting me at ease http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
I am very grateful that ds and daddy are close. I have an awesome hubby...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-10-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,448
Posted By mermaidmama
Wow. I am so sorry. I would have blown a gasket....

Wow. I am so sorry. I would have blown a gasket. Seriously! Who hits a scared and crying little girl?! And your mil sounds like an enabler. If it were me, I'd still let her have visits with them...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By mermaidmama
Is it normal for a 27 month old to suddenly...

Is it normal for a 27 month old to suddenly decide he prefers his dad over his mom? Recently, he has been going to dad for everything he used to come to mom (me) for. Example: he pinched his finger...
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