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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-10-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Lovesong
As a minimalist myself living in a house...

As a minimalist myself living in a house literally overflowing with junk and stuff I'll say this: floor to ceiling shelves and ceiling hung fabric curtains. I can't stand the look of cluttered...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-29-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Lovesong
Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge, or...

Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge, or as many as you can fit. Not only do you get really cold water without letting the tap run, but you can flavour it too. Lemon water is wonderful in the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-29-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Lovesong
Living in Sweden, so we do get LOTS of snow, not...

Living in Sweden, so we do get LOTS of snow, not to talk about the muddy in-between seasons and the rainy summers. Wood floors is somewhat of a standard here, because they are hard wearing, warm and...
Forum: Learning at School   06-02-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Lovesong
I understand the idea behind...but honestly, if...

I understand the idea behind...but honestly, if adults at university level can't handle 100% focus on the task at hand without a bit of social chit-chatting between work how can you expect young...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,269
Posted By Lovesong
I think when it comes to names you will grow to...

I think when it comes to names you will grow to love the person, and therefore the name no matter if it is the most common or the most unusual. It is not the name that makes a person, but a person...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-07-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Lovesong
I love the generic, flat microfibre one we have....

I love the generic, flat microfibre one we have. It is easy to exert a little bit of pressure to really get the kitchen floor clean, and then just glide it across areas that are mostly dusty and not...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-07-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Lovesong
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Lazurii http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382750/anyone-living-in-a-tiny-house#post_17347968)

My current...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   05-07-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,838
Posted By Lovesong
Here in Sweden, most public restrooms have...

Here in Sweden, most public restrooms have something similar. Which makes sense, considering all the people coming and going and drying their hands. But at home? *shakes head* A container of old...
Forum: Pets   05-07-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Lovesong
We have a seven year old, who sometimes throws...

We have a seven year old, who sometimes throws up his kibbles. Never his wet food. We read the ingredients list, and it turned out the wet food did not contain grains which the kibbles did. We...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-19-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Lovesong
How about putting the yoghurt in a box with a...

How about putting the yoghurt in a box with a hard to pry off lid? Ikea has these white ones, with red lids, that can be really though even for me to open at times if shut properly. Plus, if the box...
Forum: Gardening   02-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By Lovesong
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by g&a http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Lovesong
So you don't need to plug the hole? I know a few...

So you don't need to plug the hole? I know a few people who tap birches...they are always so very careful to tap just so much, and then they plug the holes. But perhaps birches aren't as good at...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Lovesong
I am glad the maples really have someone who...

I am glad the maples really have someone who cares for them. I suppose I am sensitive when it comes to bleeding trees...because we had a farmer who cut limbs of our maples in the spring without...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-24-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Lovesong
Poor guys. All of that pain, none of the gain. ...

Poor guys. All of that pain, none of the gain.
 
As for the laughing gas it is one of the most common pain relievers during birth here in Sweden. I'm always surprised when I talk with Americans...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Lovesong
Just be careful so you don't bleed them too...

Just be careful so you don't bleed them too much. :)
Forum: Diapering   08-07-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Lovesong
That's really good to know. Thank you. :)

That's really good to know. Thank you. :)
Forum: Diapering   08-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Lovesong
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MomRunner http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Diapering   08-05-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Lovesong
Thank you everyone. It really does help hearing...

Thank you everyone. It really does help hearing from others who do have experience, since I just had no clue about there being no need for doublers during daytime, nor for how long a snappi usually...
Forum: Diapering   08-01-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Lovesong
As the title says, do you think this stash would...

As the title says, do you think this stash would take me from birth to potty training, or have I overlooked something essential?
 
In my family, and culture, babies are usually potty trained...
Forum: Learning at School   07-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,323
Posted By Lovesong
If it was me, I would have a talk with the...

If it was me, I would have a talk with the parents of the child who are the reason of the list. Explain the issue at hand:
- dairy allergy
- trying to avoid pre-packaged food because of nutrition...
Forum: Gardening   06-23-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By Lovesong
I find that generally speaking, the truth is...

I find that generally speaking, the truth is always the best thing to tell people. In this case, it is very simple:
 
knock-knock on door. Door opens: "Hey, I just wanted to say thank you for...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-27-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Lovesong
If you want something more natural, I would...

If you want something more natural, I would suggest trying gardenofwisdom (online shop). I've been using their products for the last three years, and it is the only skincare brand (and then I've...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By Lovesong
I would say not to worry. At two, it is waaaaay...

I would say not to worry. At two, it is waaaaay too early to tell if your son is simply just developing at his own pace or if there might be some problem that needs tending to. From your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By Lovesong
crunchy_mummy try a cat food brand that does not...

crunchy_mummy try a cat food brand that does not contain grains to begin with. Your pet store should have a few different ones to choose from. The favourite in my household is Orijen. Sure, it is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-27-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Lovesong
Interesting question. Though I think it would...

Interesting question. Though I think it would have been even more interesting if you also put it in relation to education, religion etc. because I feel the groups "asian" and "white" are so diverse...
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