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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By contactmaya
testing homeschool routine-kids watching too much tv!

Im not your typical parent. I dont send my kids off to summer camp for the entire summer (i dont get it, i guess its for working parents, but people seem to think its so important). Instead, i look...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By contactmaya
I started mothering late, and had my now 2yo one...

I started mothering late, and had my now 2yo one week before turning 45. It took me over a year to conceive her, and i felt very blessed to have her. Having said that, i learned so much about my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By contactmaya
Are you hypocrite for taking a prenatal vitamin?...

Are you hypocrite for taking a prenatal vitamin? Are you a hypocrite for increasing your omega 3 intake?
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,533
Posted By contactmaya
I think this post is a joke of some kind. I cant...

I think this post is a joke of some kind. I cant imagine a woman who has gone through the learning curve of learning to breastfeed her child, and all it entails when balancing work and mothering, to...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 240,264
Posted By contactmaya
You should clarify what you are talking about....

You should clarify what you are talking about. Your post makes no sense at all. There is no third option. Its either intact, or cut off. Maybe you are referring to a symbolic circumcision, then say...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By contactmaya
Our yoghurt routine, is that we eat yoghurt...

Our yoghurt routine, is that we eat yoghurt before bedtime every night, so its yoghurt, brush teeth, get into bed, read stories, go to sleep-my 2yo nurses.

None of my babies wanted to suckle all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By contactmaya
I just received a couple of books in the mail....

I just received a couple of books in the mail. Ill report on how that goes. In the meantime, i am doing auditory exercises in the form of memorizing poetry to a beat, and learning about different...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,104
Posted By contactmaya
Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to...

Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to be composed of omega 3's in a patented formula. I wonder how they got to patent omega 3's and why it is only available on prescription?

It sounds...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By contactmaya
The ability to listen and process information is...

The ability to listen and process information is the issue i am most concerned about... anyway, i ordered,

"Smart Moves' for some brain gym exercises, as well as
"Train, Brain, Hear"...i hope...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,489
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this extremely relevant conversation. ...

Thanks for this extremely relevant conversation. My kids arent there yet, but almost.... the trouble is, it will all be so different in five years...thats what get me stumped....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By contactmaya
You described my son-he grew out of it, although...

You described my son-he grew out of it, although still does it a little bit at 8. Now my 6yo is starting up....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By contactmaya
Anyone? Is apd and/or speech issues that use...

Anyone?
Is apd and/or speech issues that use these resources really so rare? Any advice greatly appreciated
(my sons speech therapist dumped us now that school is over, and still hasnt replied...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By contactmaya
I second the food intolerances point-try...

I second the food intolerances point-try eliminating gluten. It was a life saver for my ds2.
I also second the suggestion of audio books (not dissing thomas either, my ds1 still love thomas),...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By contactmaya
No real advice here, just commiseration. All 3 of...

No real advice here, just commiseration. All 3 of my kids, at some point, have been 'that kid.' I still wonder why my kids seem to be 'that kid' more than other kids. When i see other kids like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By contactmaya
When you say most foods, dont you mean most...

When you say most foods, dont you mean most 'processed food'? would this include breakfast cereals like cheerios? Organic gmo free breakfast cereals? I wouldnt trust ice cream unless i had read...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By contactmaya
Where do you find food dyes? I get they are...

Where do you find food dyes? I get they are everywhere in highly processed foods, usually candy, some of those colorful cereals. But where else? Whenever people say 'eliminate food dyes', i wonder,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By contactmaya
Its sound familiar is some ways to my younger ds....

Its sound familiar is some ways to my younger ds. He is an angel in school. In fact he seems to be so popular that i frequently get comments from parents and teachers ' Oh, so you are 'x' mother!...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By contactmaya
That is very encouraging. Thanks so much for you ...

That is very encouraging. Thanks so much for you helpful post.
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,889
Posted By contactmaya
Blundering CPS and and ignorant doctors strike...

Blundering CPS and and ignorant doctors strike again…. …parents accused of abuse for wanting daughter to be seen by a gastroenterologist


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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By contactmaya
Drills for auditory processing disorder

Hi, i have come across a number of books that have exercises to help address auditory processing disorder. I never knew such books existed, as all my online research led me to expensive earphone...
Forum: Parenting   06-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,889
Posted By contactmaya
Something else to consider... ...

Something else to consider...

http://news.yahoo.com/changing-pot-laws-prompt-child-endangerment-review-133104227.html
Forum: Personal Growth   06-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,189
Views: 156,066
Posted By contactmaya
Maybe cosmic error would explain the high rate...

Maybe cosmic error would explain the high rate of spectrum disorders.....:serious:
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By contactmaya
I apologize for all my posts... i just wanted to...

I apologize for all my posts... i just wanted to say the blurb on this book says that they dont recommend it to 'working' women, or single mothers. I wonder if its ok for working men? Also, as a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By contactmaya
Thankyou ilovemygirl, your post is so helpful ...

Thankyou ilovemygirl, your post is so helpful and interesting.

I dislike the idea of sending such young children away to live on campus. 14 is way too young. I dont call that good parenting....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By contactmaya
This is a really good question, and is one reason...

This is a really good question, and is one reason i am so intrigued by all of this. Was their education such that it effectively gave them a trade enabling them to pursue their passions for their...
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