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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-25-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Ooh! Awesome! You guys are full of such awesome...

Ooh! Awesome! You guys are full of such awesome suggestions! Thanks so much really! And now I just have to get that book recommended at the end of that article Putting Food By. I've had that book...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I love all the ideas! Thanks so much guys. I'm...

I love all the ideas! Thanks so much guys. I'm going to try the infused oil for sure. And maybe the hair rinse. I think a wreath is a great idea too. Maybe that's something DD and I can work on...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-21-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
My husband helps my parents take care of their...

My husband helps my parents take care of their vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens. Over the winter they had a couple of rosemary plants under frost blankets, and they not only didn't die, but kept...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I'm looking to get a water table for the kids...

I'm looking to get a water table for the kids this spring/summer. My kiddos are my 5 yo DD and my son who will be 1 in June. The table will be set up outdoors on either a stone patio or on rubber...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-20-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I love all of the pieces you have chosen. They...

I love all of the pieces you have chosen. They all have a unique takeon your standard fare of playground equipment.

I agree with the pp who suggested a shade structure. Also several benches, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-19-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I think you should pick whichever camp has the...

I think you should pick whichever camp has the best activities for your DD regardless of the sex of the other campers. My kids aren't teens yet, but my DD5 is going to her first summer camp this...
Forum: Spirituality   02-18-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,909
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Quote:Originally Posted by Tricia...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tricia Valek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372888/prepping-for-the-2013-treasure-map/0_50#post_17267523)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I agree that price sounds a little high. But not...

I agree that price sounds a little high. But not by a whole lot. I would think about the reasons you want her to be in gymnastics and then decide if those things are worth it. For me forming...
Forum: Family Safety   02-10-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I would have been livid. My own rule is that...

I would have been livid. My own rule is that before a gun is purchased by a member of this household, that a safe is purchased first. Additionally, I don't even want them in the house. We have a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Try checking out Boulder Colorado. I went there...

Try checking out Boulder Colorado. I went there with DD when she was around 6 months old. We had a blast hiking, visiting the aquarium, playing by the river, and shopping the cool crunchy stores on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I love hearing about other people's classes!...

I love hearing about other people's classes! Trapeze really?! That sounds super fun. DD's gymnastics place has a really looong trampoline they jump down, but I think the rest is just standard...
Forum: Spirituality   02-07-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,909
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I did the Treasure map for the first time last...

I did the Treasure map for the first time last year. I didn't follow the ba gua pattern, and instead did my own design, which cut the treasure map in half with on big thing... Wanting to move. What...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,813
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Wow! What a lot of awesome ideas! DD's...

Wow! What a lot of awesome ideas!

DD's favorite thing to do is "Projects!" Anything she can paint/craft/build by herself keeps her occupied for awhile.

The pre-boxed items like painting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I'll go first. What ages are your kids that...

I'll go first.

What ages are your kids that are involved?
My DD (5) is the only kiddo taking gymnastics. Her brother is only 7 months. When he's old enough, I plan to enroll him as well.

How...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Does anybody have their kids in gymnastics?...

Does anybody have their kids in gymnastics? Wanna talk about it?

Let's start with some basic info:

What ages are your kids that are involved?
How long have they been in gymnastics?
What kind...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Subbing to see everyone's take. DD officially...

Subbing to see everyone's take. DD officially starts K in the fall.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Nak My daughter used to rub a soft blanket...

Nak

My daughter used to rub a soft blanket on her face to fall asleep. At 5 she buries her face in her blanket and makes a "mmmm" happy noise. I think everyone finds their own self-soothing...
Forum: Spirituality   06-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,709
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Man Maia, that really sucks about M's job.. ...

Man Maia, that really sucks about M's job..
Quote:They said he was too slow http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif but man...he had asked "Why did you  pick me?" and they told him...
Forum: Spirituality   06-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,709
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Oof! June already? My baby is due at the end of...

Oof! June already? My baby is due at the end of the month, so I'm seriously gearing up for that whole transition. Farmers Market also starts this month. I'm not sure how involved I will be this...
Forum: Spirituality   05-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,462
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Still here. Things have just been nutzoid around...

Still here. Things have just been nutzoid around here. I feel like every time I turn around my life is in upheaval. This month has just been over the top. My family's financial situation has changed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Heck yeah. That sounds fantastic! Right on!

Heck yeah. That sounds fantastic! Right on!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-07-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Something like this?...

Something like this? http://www.magiccabin.com/silk-streamers_p551.html
 
If so, I think I've seen some at a party favors store, and maybe even in the party favors section at one of the dollar...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-07-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
I have a space in my attic for all of my yard...

I have a space in my attic for all of my yard sale stuff. A whole corner of the space is designated because I keep all of the things that don't sell at a particular yard sale so that I can sell them...
Forum: Spirituality   05-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,462
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Mommy2Austin - I think it's so cool that you're...

Mommy2Austin - I think it's so cool that you're proficient with so many different ways of working with yarn. I attempted knitting with needles and just could not get my hands to move the right way....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-05-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,506
Posted By MamaInTheDesert
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by newmamalizzy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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