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Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By meco
I tend to compartmentalize my love and family...

I tend to compartmentalize my love and family lives for the sake of ease. I am doing so less and less, but I am still not ready to wholely blend the two.

I have been seeing my beau for a year...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-27-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By meco
Also, a note on rentals--at most places your...

Also, a note on rentals--at most places your annual salary will have to be 40x the rent. Otherwise you will need a guarantor, usually one in the tristate area. Some require 50 times, and some are...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-27-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By meco
I am assuming you want to stay in the area. With...

I am assuming you want to stay in the area. With kids, I have had great success with Ruby Foo's (http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/ruby-foos02/). It's spacious, a great menu, a good atmosphere.
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Forum: Babywearing   04-20-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By meco
It's more a concern about how the sling fits you...

It's more a concern about how the sling fits you and where the baby sits. You could try it on with a 10 lb bag of rice. That would give you at the very least a general idea of how a newborn baby...
Forum: Babywearing   04-20-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By meco
She should be in a frogged position with her...

She should be in a frogged position with her spine in a C curve.

I'd try the ring sling again and try making different adjustments, like tightening each rail in the direction of the fabric,...
Forum: Babywearing   04-20-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By meco
I'd look at the Gypsy Mama wraps. Or a thinner...

I'd look at the Gypsy Mama wraps. Or a thinner wrap.

I think between the two you mentioned, I'd go with a Moby. More versatile and much easier to get a closer fit IMO. However, it's not exactly...
Forum: Babywearing   04-20-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By meco
You could get a gauze wrap like the Gypsy Mama...

You could get a gauze wrap like the Gypsy Mama wraps. Also, Gypsy Mama and Taylor Made have water wraps as well. I don't know if they'd be soft enough, but it might be worth looking into.

Or...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-19-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By meco
I hear you on those feelings. I think there's...

I hear you on those feelings. I think there's something about the possibility and potential. There's an anticipation there. It's always nice to refresh your space. I hope you get to reclaim your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By meco
Many of the kids around here have been learning...

Many of the kids around here have been learning quickly on bikes with the pedals removed. It was passed along to us through the Bike NYC method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Y_9cZLoyQ

Then...
Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By meco
Earth Day (http://www.earthday.org/) is coming...

Earth Day (http://www.earthday.org/) is coming up. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif

I was wondering what events and activities you or your child's school/class were...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-19-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 489
Posted By meco
We take off our shoes at the door. For several...

We take off our shoes at the door. For several reasons--comfort, ease, organization and cleanliness.

I think it often tends to be region- and culture- specific. It's the norm around here to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-19-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 665
Posted By meco
I have ordered many items from Etsy. I have had...

I have ordered many items from Etsy. I have had one item get mis-delivered (but found) and two lost out of all of those transaction, but the seller has always resolved it with me. I would contact...
Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,562
Posted By meco
Quote: Originally Posted by graceomalley...

Quote:
Originally Posted by graceomalley http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15311039)
I've studied the Finnish education...
Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,648
Posted By meco
Tar Beach...

Tar Beach (http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailBook.asp?idBooks=156) is a beautiful and interesting book, and it's always a hit.

Quote:
In one of the most visually exciting books to...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-19-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,688
Posted By meco
I used to live in a one bedroom apartment with...

I used to live in a one bedroom apartment with my child, and it worked out well. It was all about organization and making a space for everything. And we spent a lot of time doing things outside of...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,975
Posted By meco
We do layers too. That way he's never overly...

We do layers too. That way he's never overly cold and can remove layers if he gets too warm. My child wears a hooded sweatshirt or a light spring jacket--and sometimes both if it's going to be an...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-16-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By meco
I was just looking for this info. And you have...

I was just looking for this info. And you have it right here. Awesome. Thanks for posting it here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-16-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By meco
Slings in the City has a meeting tomorrow. I...

Slings in the City has a meeting tomorrow. I think it's at 3 near the Alice in Wonderland statue with a rain location of Metro Minis. It tends to be baby talk of all kinds and is a good way to meet...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By meco
Check out Dr. Ajl...

Check out Dr. Ajl (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=dr.+ajl&fb=1&gl=us&hq=dr.+ajl&hnear=New+York&cid=10002482920416501451)....
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By meco
The Continuum Center for Health and Healing...

The Continuum Center for Health and Healing (http://www.healthandhealingny.org/) might meet your needs, but it's not in LIC. It's on 28th St. and 5th Ave. My son sees Dr. Hops, and I see Dr....
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By meco
I would also suggest a wrap. The issue would be...

I would also suggest a wrap. The issue would be choosing the right fabric. Woven wraps are made of a material with a diagonal, cross weave so I would look for something similar if you want to DIY....
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By meco
I loved a woven wrap. It was definitely my most...

I loved a woven wrap. It was definitely my most used and most comfortable carrier when my son was a toddler. I used a ring sling or pouch a lot in toddlerhood for quick ups and downs, but for long...
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By meco
I'd say the CatBirdBaby Pikkolo with waist belt....

I'd say the CatBirdBaby Pikkolo with waist belt. It's easy to use, fits a variety of body types well, comes in more plain colors. It crosses in the back, which I personally find more comfortable...
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By meco
I am glad you found the carrier. I am sorry...

I am glad you found the carrier.

I am sorry you got such a negative reaction. That definitely sounds frustrating. I would had a totally different reaction. I would have totally responded, "Where...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-24-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By meco
I see Dr. Chaudary, and I love her. She's been a...

I see Dr. Chaudary, and I love her. She's been a fantastic doctor, and she's accessible and helpful. My son sees Dr. Hops at the same practice, and we are very happy with her as well.

Because...
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