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Dec 16th 2019, 12:53 am
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By naomi

Re: Another US Milestone Passed

My 15-year old is learning to drive...did her first freeway drive today. Scarier for me than her. Seems so young!
Forum: USA
Sep 27th 2019, 10:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By naomi

Re: Sons driving licence on E2

My kid is going through this now (but in WA state). The rules may be different in Texas. Here, the teen has to get a permit first. Most teens then take a driver's education class (either through...
Forum: USA
Sep 5th 2019, 9:01 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,733
Posted By naomi

Re: Possible move to Portland, Oregon, advice on schools and places to live...

I know people who live in Beaverton (about 7 miles from Portland) and they enjoy living there. It's cheaper to live there than Portland proper.
Beaverton, Oregon: MONEY's #No. 12 Best Place to Live...
Forum: USA
May 21st 2019, 7:02 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,611
Posted By naomi

Re: Anyone in, near, or once passed through Seattle?

You'll enjoy living downtown, lots to do, and very close to all the other neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Ballard is just a short drive or Uber away). A fun day trip if you want to get away...
Mar 25th 2019, 6:47 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 7,475
Posted By naomi

Re: Seattle is Dying

One can dream ;-)
Mar 25th 2019, 5:40 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 7,475
Posted By naomi

Re: Seattle is Dying

I've lived in Seattle for over 20 years, and although the piece isn't the "whole" story of homelessness in Seattle, (this was part 3 in a series), this was the episode that everyone is talking about....
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2019, 1:51 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,611
Posted By naomi

Re: Anyone in, near, or once passed through Seattle?

I've lived in Seattle for over 20 years now and love it. The city is growing at an insane rate, but still a very fun place to live. Love being surrounded by mountains and water, it is gorgeous here....
Aug 1st 2018, 10:55 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By naomi

Re: Visiting Scotland - castles, etc

We recently traveled to Scotland and did a Rabbie's bus tour - Lochs and Castles. It was excellent! Left from Edinburgh around 8, returned that evening. Small bus, very low key. They have a good...
May 31st 2018, 9:11 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,424
Posted By naomi

Re: Camping

We camp a lot, mainly state parks in Washington state and Oregon. Many fill up months in advance, just something to be aware of. REI has good camping equipment, but on the spendy side. Or Amazon of...
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2018, 8:38 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By naomi

Re: I made it! I'm a citizen!

Congratulations! I got mine about a year ago in Seattle. The ceremony was held at a middle school, and about 100 kids watched as part of their civics class. Was a fun day.
Nov 8th 2017, 8:52 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,438
Posted By naomi

Re: Commute Times

Lools like quite a few folks work from home. My commute is about 5 seconds as I currently wfh. It's great...until Comcast goes down. Naomi.
Forum: USA
Jun 2nd 2017, 10:03 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,930
Posted By naomi

Re: Moving 14/12 year olds to US from UK

It's too bad that we don't have more IB programs in Seattle, they are extremely well received, and very popular. The high school near where I live (Ingraham) has a huge wait list for kids who live...
Mar 21st 2017, 9:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By naomi

Re: Citizenship Test + Swearing In

My test was in the afternoon, and it was too late to take the oath ceremony on the same day. Just depends on timing. This was in Seattle. Naomi.
Feb 6th 2017, 8:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,507
Posted By naomi

Re: Current processing times for N-400 (naturalization)?

Here's my timeline:
Mailed my N-400 in early October.
Biometrics on Nov. 3.
Naturalization interview Feb. 2 (I passed :-)
Oath ceremony will take place on Feb. 22.
I live in Seattle.
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2013, 9:46 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,459
Posted By naomi

Re: Seattle vs San Francisco

In the Seattle School District, a child's school assignment is based completely on address. If you don't want your kid to attend your neighborhood school, we do have option schools (sometimes more...
Forum: USA
Oct 15th 2013, 8:54 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,459
Posted By naomi

Re: Seattle vs San Francisco

Hi. Daughter is 9, and goes to public school. Most of the schools up here are very good, although there has been a huge population explosion, so we are dealing with overcrowding. My kid loves school,...
Forum: USA
Oct 14th 2013, 10:33 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,459
Posted By naomi

Re: Seattle vs San Francisco

I live in north Seattle with my family (Ballard area) and love it. We are just a few minutes drive from Golden Gardens, the Locks, etc, or a 30 minute walk. I've never been a fan of the Eastside...
Forum: USA
Sep 24th 2013, 11:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By naomi

Re: Taking USC baby out of the US

I've traveled with my USC daughter quite a few times on my own, and have been asked for a letter twice (both times in Canada on the way to Heathrow). I don't think I ever got it notarized though....
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2013, 9:20 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,182
Posted By naomi

Re: Summer school holidays and camps

Oh cool, didn't know about these camps, my daughter would love those too. Next year for sure.
Naomi.
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2013, 8:25 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,182
Posted By naomi

Re: Summer school holidays and camps

My daughter will be attending Campfire USA camps for a couple of weeks, science center camps in Seattle, and then I'm paying a friend's mom to take her for the rest of summer, calling it Mom camp....
Forum: USA
Apr 12th 2013, 10:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By naomi

Re: How do Uk kids stay interested in age appropriate class (SF Bay Area)

My daughter is in Third Grade, and I feel she's definitely learning as much as her cousin back in England who is the same age, and is learning things I don't remember starting until I was in...
Forum: USA
Mar 26th 2013, 4:01 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,349
Posted By naomi

Re: Daycare: enforced nap time?

The same law applied when my daughter was in daycare (WA state). At 5 though the teacher just let them have quiet time, where they could chill, flip through books etc. Most of them weren't napping at...
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2013, 10:53 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,864
Posted By naomi

Re: Trader joe's & whole foods question

Trader Joes is great--they have some really good frozen dishes for work lunches/or quick dinners (the curries are yummy). They have a great cheese selection, yummy treats, and lots of well priced...
Jan 29th 2013, 9:12 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By naomi

Re: School Science Projects

My daughter did a rotten banana project last year. Put one banana outside, one in the fridge, one in a dark cupboard etc. Took lots of photos, made some charts and graphs. Was pretty fun and not too...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2012, 5:28 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 8,106
Posted By naomi

Re: Boeing/Seattle Area Queries

If you end up working at the Everett plant, there are good school options in Mill Creek, have friends who live there. Everett proper also has nice neighborhoods, but also not so nice ones. Plenty of...
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