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Forum: Product Reviews by Mothers   05-26-2016, 07:12 PM
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Views: 972
Posted By farmer
Interesting. I found that tank top very bulky...

Interesting. I found that tank top very bulky and uncomfortable. I didn't like the shirring between the breasts. Also, the material stained very easily. I did like the long length though, and the...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,508
Posted By farmer
The system is very, very flawed. I see every...

The system is very, very flawed. I see every single day ways in which the system doesn't work for certain children. None the less, some of what has been put in place helps protect children who are...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,508
Posted By farmer
I am appalled at how the standards have changed....

I am appalled at how the standards have changed. It used to be that there *might* be a few kids reading in K, but they weren't expected to even start to learn formally until 1st/2nd grade, you know? ...
Forum: Learning at School   05-06-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,508
Posted By farmer
Thanks everyone! I was so annoyed by that sort...

Thanks everyone! I was so annoyed by that sort of random post that came up (on such an old thread), that I just wrote a somewhat flippant response. I went back and changed it. I would have never...
Forum: Learning at School   05-03-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,508
Posted By farmer
I'm so sorry--I posted this as a knee-jerk...

I'm so sorry--I posted this as a knee-jerk reaction to the homeschooling comment. I had no idea it was in the "learning at school" forum. I just hit new posts and don't usually pay attention to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-01-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By farmer
I have a lot to say about this as well, but it is...

I have a lot to say about this as well, but it is about to rain and my sons and I have to go transplant some trees first! :)

I, too, think about this issue constantly! Will be back with more! ...
Forum: Learning at School   04-29-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,508
Posted By farmer
Smile I disagree that preschool is necessary for...

I disagree that preschool is necessary for socialization. Disclaimer: I homeschooled my first four kids--one of them all the way through, the next two until high school, the fourth is a freshman...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-19-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,738
Posted By farmer
Asking along with Linda--what kind of school does...

Asking along with Linda--what kind of school does she go to? She's only 4. I know that it seems to be the norm now, to get children into some sort of school setting younger and younger, but it is a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-21-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By farmer
Honestly, I hate the allowance linked to chores...

Honestly, I hate the allowance linked to chores thing. I think chores should just be done because you're part of the family. That said, my kids have gotten paid for big yucky extra chores that I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-05-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By farmer
I don't remember exactly when my daughters...

I don't remember exactly when my daughters started wearing bras, but all of them do at this point (being larger-breasted and lots of active work/exercise).

I *wish* I was not in need of that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-04-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By farmer
Yes, I agree with Miranda...

All of it. I would say, that's really how I've always parented. Take away the opportunity to lie, and DON'T ask questions that basically make them lie. For example, I hate when parents (when they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-02-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,386
Posted By farmer
I'm mostly a lurker (have been here for years),...

I'm mostly a lurker (have been here for years), but I'm finding the annoying spam posts becoming more and more frequent. Yesterday I started reporting them (finally figured out how, lol). It IS too...
Forum: Fertility   03-02-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By farmer
How old are you? Do you currently have children?...

How old are you? Do you currently have children? A nursing child?

All of those things could be factors. I'm going through similar stuff--but I'm 46 and I think it is pre-menopausal issues. I...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-02-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By farmer
I'm so sorry. :( I have no advice or...

I'm so sorry. :( I have no advice or experience, but I just couldn't read this and not post. How old is your son? Do you have other children? Do you have a support system to help you through...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,443
Posted By farmer
Hi Worthy! :) (I usually lurk on this...

Hi Worthy! :)

(I usually lurk on this thread, and rarely post anywhere because of time constraints, but hey, its WORTHY! :grin: )

I am going to agree with Zebra15--how much money does he have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-24-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By farmer
I'm finding this discussion...

I'm finding this discussion fascinating--especially since I have kids who've both homeschooled all the way through, and kids who decided to go to high school after homeschooling up to that point.
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By farmer
Just googled it and it said the height limit is...

Just googled it and it said the height limit is 30". Looks like he's outgrown it already. In my experience, all of my kids outgrew their seats by height before weight.

I got the NextFit for my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-31-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By farmer
I have a totally different take on this one. ...

I have a totally different take on this one.

I was a SAHM with my first four kids. We home-schooled and homesteaded, so there were plenty of chores to do around the house.

Now, my bigger...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-20-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By farmer
Yes, that's my strategy as well, katelove. My...

Yes, that's my strategy as well, katelove. My son is also 2 1/2. His latest thing is "I buckle it MYSELF" but then can't always do it, so then I help.

I think the less talk, more action at this...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   07-07-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By farmer
DDC crashing to say congratulations! We were in...

DDC crashing to say congratulations! We were in the same DDC with Atlas and Max. :) Can't wait to read your birth story! Yay!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-01-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By farmer
Oh, no, the stuff I'm talking about is like a...

Oh, no, the stuff I'm talking about is like a foil blanket thing...I actually used the foil/bubble/foil version, so there is an insulated layer. I have a very rustic house with barnboard walls and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-30-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By farmer
I've found the foil stuff to be super easy to...

I've found the foil stuff to be super easy to deal with. We have some vents in our greenhouse that we have to block off in the winter--we just use a staple gun to attach it. Even in the house, I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-29-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By farmer
So, it sounds like you have windows really high...

So, it sounds like you have windows really high up in the bedroom? Do they open? If so, are they designed so that the airflow would go from the lower windows up and out the higher ones?

If they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By farmer
That's tough. My DS is 27 months old. He comes...

That's tough. My DS is 27 months old. He comes to work with me (I houseclean and do garden maintenance), and has since he was a newborn. However, about six months ago I decided that nursing at...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-28-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By farmer
It would help if you could describe how your...

It would help if you could describe how your house is set up. For example, we are on the grid, but live in an energy-efficient passive solar house, and my bedroom has a greenhouse attached to the...
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