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Forum: Parenting   04-26-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,430
Posted By orangefoot
I am a swearer. I could help it but I like the...

I am a swearer. I could help it but I like the extra level of meaning that one word adds to a situation than a more socially acceptable word might. One of my girls had us in stitches when she was a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,121
Posted By orangefoot
Do you eat soups? A bowl of soup made with...

Do you eat soups? A bowl of soup made with chicken broth and veggies - chunks or blended is at least equivalent to one glass of water.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-12-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By orangefoot
My son is 16 - just and has only started going...

My son is 16 - just and has only started going out with friends or hanging out with other folks in the past two years at most. Friends have been calling on him for years and he'd just open the door...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By orangefoot
My littlest dd is just six and this is her to a...

My littlest dd is just six and this is her to a T - still. She can start on long tales of woe which end up with her being very frustrated and cross so we've started stopping her when she starts on...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By orangefoot
My dd is nine, soon to be ten and her body has...

My dd is nine, soon to be ten and her body has changed from being slim and bendy like her little sister's to a much more rounded all over. She has a round belly that she didn't have last year and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-27-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
Posted By orangefoot
Quote:Hopefully, the idea of sex as connection...

Quote:Hopefully, the idea of sex as connection and communication will eventually become more prevalent than the idea of sex as a man proving himself. I have a feeling that when it does, a whole lot...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-16-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By orangefoot
Are you pulling the cup by the stem? I cut the...

Are you pulling the cup by the stem? I cut the stem right off mine and pinch the 'bowl' of the cup with my finger and thumb when removing it which breaks the vacuum and enables me to tilt the thing...
Forum: Unschooling   02-16-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By orangefoot
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1341870/as-an-user-do-you#post_16827842)

If you self...
Forum: Unschooling   02-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By orangefoot
Just a quick reply   You have no idea where...

Just a quick reply
 
You have no idea where this journey will end but if you have lost faith in schooling and it is hurting him then make the leap as a family and take a breather. Don't make any...
Forum: Unschooling   01-29-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By orangefoot
My now nearly 9yo has been writing since she was...

My now nearly 9yo has been writing since she was 4yo and back then she wrote what she thought and didn't care about the spelling until a year or so ago when she started asking me about spelling a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-29-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,899
Posted By orangefoot
We had pork tenderloin with cilantro pesto from...

We had pork tenderloin with cilantro pesto from the MDA readers primal recipe book last night and it was out of this world tasty.
 
I'm planning to cook at least one meal from the book each week...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-17-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,486
Posted By orangefoot
I just put a teaspoon in a glass of water and...

I just put a teaspoon in a glass of water and that's fine. You can eat up to a tablespoon a day if you want to but I take anticoagulants and that much omega 3 will mess up my meds.
 
Most recipes...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-12-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,486
Posted By orangefoot
I've just had a small glass of agua de chia. The...

I've just had a small glass of agua de chia. The seeds arrived today and I've only just got round to mixing up some chia seeds, water, lime juice and a tiny bit of sugar.
 
It's like I've been...
Forum: Unschooling   12-22-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,736
Posted By orangefoot
It was an essay in a book called Free Range...

It was an essay in a book called Free Range Education...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-21-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,781
Posted By orangefoot
I'm sorry your mom is no longer here with you....

I'm sorry your mom is no longer here with you. Your dad is in a tricky spot and perhaps didn't know how to tell you about this lady without it hurting you. How can he say how he feels about her...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-18-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By orangefoot
Using a double layer of stretch jersey in...

Using a double layer of stretch jersey in whatever panel you choose will help smooth things out and give you more support. Perhaps adding an all round extension of 6" high or more will give you a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,697
Posted By orangefoot
We put a satsuma, some gold foil-wrapped...

We put a satsuma, some gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins and a comic in each of our kids stockings. They munch on the satsuma and chocolate while reading the comics in bed which makes for a peaceful...
Forum: Unschooling   11-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By orangefoot
How old is he? Switching hands and grip is...

How old is he? Switching hands and grip is normal in little people and if he isn't getting aching from his grip I wouldn't worry. If it bothers him in the future it might be worth looking at but as...
Forum: Unschooling   11-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By orangefoot
My almost 9 year old has been restless on and...

My almost 9 year old has been restless on and off for a year or so now.  She has given up telling me that she is bored but she does stomp about a fair bit when she is still deciding what to do to...
Forum: Allergies   10-02-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,225
Posted By orangefoot
I block fed for a few months as far as I recall...

I block fed for a few months as far as I recall (dd is now 5 so it was a while ago!) It got to be a habit that worked so I didn't stop doing it until her feeds spaced out a bit on their own. I...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-29-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By orangefoot
If it is a tight curve you can fold the tape in...

If it is a tight curve you can fold the tape in half and press it into the curved shape before you sew it on which may help. Are you turning the tape right to the inside so it can't be seen? Have a...
Forum: Allergies   09-29-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,225
Posted By orangefoot
This may not be the case for the OP but may be...

This may not be the case for the OP but may be some help to others - my fourth was a puker but it was always just foremilk that she spattered everywhere, not a creamy mix. I considered reflux and...
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,029
Posted By orangefoot
This morning when I was working I noticed my 4yo...

This morning when I was working I noticed my 4yo standing by the edge of the door then measuring where she thought her head reached to with my sewing tape measure. My 8yo has been perfecting her...
Forum: Women's Health   07-27-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By orangefoot
Just keep combing. This sounds mad but here goes...

Just keep combing. This sounds mad but here goes - t is hard to get eggs off hair but once they have hatched into tiny little varmints the comb will pick them up easily.
 
Mature varmints lay...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By orangefoot
This parental nudity question comes up every now...

This parental nudity question comes up every now and again doesn't it?
 
Dh and I both sleep naked and dh will put shorts on to go to the bathroom but I never do and never have done.
 
I have...
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