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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By stormborn
I think the best results we've had yet besides...

I think the best results we've had yet besides windows is extra attic insulation. I put it off awhile thinking that the multiple layers of plaster in the ceiling wouldn't leak much heat, but wow, was...
Forum: Unschooling   11-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By stormborn
By "issues", do you mean speed....or do...

By "issues", do you mean speed....or do schoolteachers count off points for incorrrect handwriting? Just curious; it's been a long time since I've been in school. ;)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By stormborn
Thank you, Applejuice. My Dad was what he called...

Thank you, Applejuice. My Dad was what he called "accidental career military"; he served in WW2 and Vietnam. He's not here to thank, but we always do something nice for the vets at work...this year...
Forum: Unschooling   11-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By stormborn
Nope, not just you! I can't imagine putting any...

Nope, not just you! I can't imagine putting any worry at all into how a letter is formed by a little kid. As long as it's legible I'm happy. Of course, apparently I've been forming the letter "a"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By stormborn
I'll second that, Linda. I have one of each...

I'll second that, Linda. I have one of each personality too, and I didn't give the reserved one her personality any more than I created her extreme-extrovert sister. :)

There's nothing wrong with...
Forum: Unschooling   11-08-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 839
Posted By stormborn
Ugh, I'm sorry about the lice, Sweetsilver. I...

Ugh, I'm sorry about the lice, Sweetsilver. I dread it happening here, because with all of us having a ton of hair it's bound to eventually. We do have fleas right now though, Dog turned up heartwom...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By stormborn
For those in humid climates- we put several 2x4s...

For those in humid climates- we put several 2x4s under our floor bed. It gives just enough room for air circulation without raising the height much.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By stormborn
If it makes you feel any better, I see viagra ads...

If it makes you feel any better, I see viagra ads on my feed. :D

Don't be scared, we need all the Dads we can get in here! Welcome!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By stormborn
Has anyone used Dragon Naturally Speaking with speech issues?

I'm thinking of getting one for my Mom and my 6 yo dd to share, but at $100 I'd like to get an idea if it'll work for them before I shell out for it.

Both of them are endlessly frustrated with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By stormborn
Honestly, that describes most 3-4 year olds....

Honestly, that describes most 3-4 year olds. There's nothing wrong with showing her how to read others' body language, but there's nothing nontypical about her behavior. Almost-4 is still very...
Forum: April 2015 Due Date Club   11-02-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By stormborn
DDC crashing~ if you go to user controls you can...

DDC crashing~ if you go to user controls you can set the time for your zone; the default is GMT.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By stormborn
Is she willing to do it herself? My 6yo goes into...

Is she willing to do it herself? My 6yo goes into all kinds of hysterics over us brushing her hair but does a pretty good job on her own. It's gone from almost to her knees to just below shoulders...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-26-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By stormborn
No, a thousand times no! Thank your deity of...

No, a thousand times no! Thank your deity of choice that you already live far away, and stay put. Formula is just one of a thousand parenting decisions in your future that she'll belittle/argue...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By stormborn
Oh, I never thought of puncuring the bones, good...

Oh, I never thought of puncuring the bones, good idea!

You don't have to roast the bones by themselves but it would remove more fat, unless you're better at trimming than I am.
I usually roast...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-25-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By stormborn
Canning apple butter?

I've had great luck with good prices on 'ugly' apples this year so I'm on my fourth batch of apple butter. I usually freeze it but this year I'd like to try canning it to save space, but I'm new to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-25-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, you can really tell the difference once you...

Yeah, you can really tell the difference once you get used to grassfed. Did you try chilling the stock and skimming the fat off the top? Also, next time try roasting the bones first. Even with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-24-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,982
Posted By stormborn
Whoa, 11 hours?! Congrats, Mazamet! I got a ton...

Whoa, 11 hours?! Congrats, Mazamet! I got a ton of clothes done today, mostly because if I don't put the 6 yr old's shorts out of sight she'll fight me every day on why they aren't ok to wear when...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By stormborn
Is the time limit imposed by the vendor,...

Is the time limit imposed by the vendor, Sweetsilver? We always complete a little bit "when we have time", which means it can take months to mail it back in.
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By stormborn
We're in the US, but our state requires...

We're in the US, but our state requires standardized testing and it looks like it works about the same way-from my quickie search anyway ;).
Here we order the test and administer it at home then...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,791
Posted By stormborn
I think it depends a lot on the local/regional...

I think it depends a lot on the local/regional culture too. We're in the southeast US and here it's very common to have children at funerals, even the open casket wakes. I do ask, just to be sure,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By stormborn
That sounds totally normal to me. :)

That sounds totally normal to me. :)
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, the history plays a part too. We are the...

Yeah, the history plays a part too. We are the third generation in DH's family to own this house, the girls were born here, it's mostly the way we want it through buckets of sweat and a few tears. It...
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,126
Posted By stormborn
We're lucky to have access to both- city of about...

We're lucky to have access to both- city of about 80,000, national forests 15 mins away, friends with plenty of land for kids to roam 25 mins away. Right now we live in the city part and probably...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By stormborn
It'll be fine! At those ages they don't really...

It'll be fine! At those ages they don't really need that much in the way of formal lessons, IMO. The lesson they'll get from helping/caring for people who need it will serve them well their whole...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By stormborn
So someone lied to your child to attempt to force...

So someone lied to your child to attempt to force you to make plans with them? Is this the "drama prone" Mom from upthread?
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