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sistermama
Schenectady, NY
Interests: mama revolution, Waldorf education, crafting, knitting, sewing, anthroposophy, birth, breastfeeting, politics, reading, traditional food
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Great rhyme Mae!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2012 on Jump Rope Games at sistermama gets real
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It would be so lovely, Cypress.
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Thanks Nikki. So far I've been okay. Let's hope I'm not the last one down!
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Isn't it crazy how you can track illnesses on social media? Makes you wonder if the CDC follows things on FB!
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Thank you for sharing this, I'm definitely going to give it a try.
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Thanks Lacey! It was fun to make.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2012 on The Days Go By at sistermama gets real
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Thanks, Renee. Jack is making a calendar for third grade right now, but it is a traditional style of calendar. My plan is that by Christmas next year we'll have scanned in his actual calendar and use it for a few gifts.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2012 on The Days Go By at sistermama gets real
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Thanks, Becca. It was tasty. I look forward to getting to know you over at HW!
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We'll have out "Ollie's Ski Trip" and "The Mitten" in our next batch. :)
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Thanks! I'm feeling lots better now. Still tiring out sooner than I should, but pain free!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2012 on Glad to be on the other side at sistermama gets real
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I'm going to try and remember some of my favorites, as they are all currently wrapped up! I'll also be posting them weekly through the month. I'm not going to link to them now, but you can find them all by title on Amazon. The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons Holly Pond Hill: A Child's Book of Christmas The Story of Holly and Ivy Grandfather's Christmas Tree Mary's Little Donkey Diane Goode's American Christmas Maybe you could come back and share some of your favorites in the comments?
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2011 on Readying for Advent at sistermama gets real
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I read a series of books called "Winning of America" and I learned so many things about our history. The treatment of the Wampanoag Indians (who are the Indians involved in the feel good Thanksgiving story) is covered in great detail and it has really stuck with me. Also, part of my decision was informed by finding out that the Indian "National Day of Mourning" is held every Thanksgiving on Cole's Hill in Plymouth. My children are direct descendants of that Cole.
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I totally get it, Kimberly. We can only fight so many fights. It was a little easier for us our first year because we moved from FL to NY. We have family up here, but didn't have an established holiday celebrating routine with them.
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It's today's topic. I was going to post yesterday, but didn't want to come off as all sour grapes. ;)
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2011 on Readying for Advent at sistermama gets real
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Top secret! ;) Inspired by something I saw at the big sheep and wool festival.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2011 on Quick Stocking Stuffer Swap at sistermama gets real
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Sure, fruits & veggies sound super. For age I would say from toddlers to 10ish or 12ish. Last year I received one or two things that were a bit young for my kids, so I gifted them to other children. Your sister is welcome to join, too, if she wants. I hope you see this comment, as I don't think I have your email.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2011 on Quick Stocking Stuffer Swap at sistermama gets real
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Great idea for the tomatoes, I'm definitely going to try that.
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I felt so bad that I snapped at Ulka like she was my own kid. Then I didn't know which made me feel worse, that I snapped at her or that I was treating her like she was my own which included snapping at her. :(
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We just finished our first week of Quality of Numbers and it is going well. My husband's story has been a big hit. It features a brother and sister who have many of the same characteristics of J and L and often eat the same things for breakfast! They are both pretty delighted with it. Hope you have a great start to your block tomorrow!
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Ila and preschool sounds like a match made in heaven. I'm a little jealous though, I wish I could be her preschool teacher!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2011 on Waldorf Confessions at sistermama gets real
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Ooh, I'd be in trouble!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2011 on Waldorf Confessions at sistermama gets real
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Thanks, Kelly. As far as learning the complicated stories, I found out even many Waldorf teachers don't "tell" many of them. I'd love to have a feature on my blog called "Ask a Waldorf Teacher". I think we as homeschoolers assume so many things about Waldorf teachers and schools that aren't actually true.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2011 on Waldorf Confessions at sistermama gets real
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My daughter told me the other day that she "thinks she's getting on track for lego", so we'll see how that goes. It's amazing how my son's brain works with Lego, he can build things I wouldn't even have been able to imagine!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2011 on Waldorf Confessions at sistermama gets real
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Thanks for all the kind words, mamas. It really does help to know that we are not alone in this.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2011 on The Spell Has Broken at sistermama gets real
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Ha, ha, yes! The striving! Please God let the striving be enough!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2011 on Two Weeks In at sistermama gets real
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