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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By EmmysMama
I used to write my own Mad Libs for others to...

I used to write my own Mad Libs for others to fill in.  Is that something she'd like?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-27-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By EmmysMama
  I'm kind of confused about you all...


I'm kind of confused about you all mentioning volunteers; everyone who works at this Y is paid.  Not much, but paid.  Since we're very rural there are no other Y locations (so I guess I didn't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-26-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By EmmysMama
I see lots of recommendations here that joining...

I see lots of recommendations here that joining the Y to use their childcare while you get some exercise is a good idea.  Our Y just reopened and the new building is great, DH went and checked out...
Forum: Parenting   11-12-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By EmmysMama
I have wayyyyyyy more baby names than I could...

I have wayyyyyyy more baby names than I could ever use.  DH still swears he wants six.  I'm ready even if he truly does, because I have at least 20 baby names!  We're name nerds.  There are lots of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-12-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By EmmysMama
I'm sorry!  I lived in one place that I hated,...

I'm sorry!  I lived in one place that I hated, and it was so depressing.  I think my advice for staying would be to cover the walls and carpet somehow.  This could be difficult in a rental, but I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-11-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By EmmysMama
I decided to leave this in the main...

I decided to leave this in the main Breastfeeding area since DD2 (the one I would like to continue to nurse) is 10m, and so still needs milk.  Based on my observation of how things are going, this...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-11-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By EmmysMama
I don't know the post you're thinking of, but...

I don't know the post you're thinking of, but these are the two places I've been linked to while talking about free land.  It sounds like the link you saw was much more comprehensive, but I hth a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-10-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,478
Posted By EmmysMama
Besides the uses already listed (I mostly do...

Besides the uses already listed (I mostly do eggs, hash browns, and veggies) I also use it to pop popcorn.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By EmmysMama
I like Declan because it would make a nice,...

I like Declan because it would make a nice, subtly Irish-themed match for Rowan, and the ending -n ties them together. On the other hand, Silas matches well because they have the same number of...
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,379
Posted By EmmysMama
My ILs are Mawmaw and Pawpaw, so my parents are...

My ILs are Mawmaw and Pawpaw, so my parents are just Grandma and Grandpa. When I was little I called all my grandparents Grandma/Grandpa Firstname (three sets of them!). DD1 calls them the same...
Forum: Spirituality   10-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,539
Posted By EmmysMama
What I would do depends on the history. Has she...

What I would do depends on the history. Has she ever gone behind your (or someone else's) back and done something she knew wasn't okay? Does she manipulate people? Is it her way or the highway? If...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-30-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,879
Posted By EmmysMama
Okay, really, I am totally serious here! I need...

Okay, really, I am totally serious here! I need this so much! If I don't post here again within a few days, someone PM me! I mean it. Really. This is not going well and I need someone to cheer me...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,012
Posted By EmmysMama
I'm a very small person (really ... 4'9", small...

I'm a very small person (really ... 4'9", small frame) and this used to happen to me a LOT. I look young and I'm very shy. People used to walk all over me.

My dad taught me how to handle it. Own...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By EmmysMama
I just got Letter Factory and Math Adventure to...

I just got Letter Factory and Math Adventure to the Moon in a combo pack at Sam's Club for less than $10. DD1 loves them. I'll definitely get the others when I go back. I think she'd love to find...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,019
Posted By EmmysMama
We haven't even "really" started yet but when we...

We haven't even "really" started yet but when we do we'll be Good Harbor Academy.

It's the name of the church where our earliest ancestors to pioneer the area got married, and the entire reason...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By EmmysMama
Are you a Little House on the Prairie fan? For a...

Are you a Little House on the Prairie fan? For a read-aloud there are books about Laura Ingalls Wilder's great-grandmother, Martha Morse Tucker. The first one is Little House in the Highlands, by...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By EmmysMama
Our dream is to "boatschool", I guess!...

Our dream is to "boatschool", I guess! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif We want to live on a boat eventually. If it happens while some of our children are still young,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-29-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By EmmysMama
You're not supposed to wash a pizza stone! ...

You're not supposed to wash a pizza stone!

My pizza stone lives in my oven. The heat seasons it. If any stray cheese or whatever gets stuck on it, I scrape it with a metal spatula after it cools...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By EmmysMama
I read somewhere that the Carden Method is a...

I read somewhere that the Carden Method is a mashup of Charlotte Mason and Waldorf. So of course I had to Google it!

I found the Carden Educational Foundation, which has very pretty website that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By EmmysMama
There's another free spiral math curriculum...

There's another free spiral math curriculum here: CSMP (http://ceure.buffalostate.edu/~csmp/CSMPProgram/index.html)
Forum: Family Planning   08-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By EmmysMama
LOL! Um, I just wanted to see what your question...

LOL! Um, I just wanted to see what your question was, but now I can't leave without replying.

I Googled (after seriously considering what wording to use!) and the answer seems to be "no". You...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-08-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 909
Posted By EmmysMama
Quote: Originally Posted by SuburbanHippie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuburbanHippie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15706714)
I also used to write words in the air...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,719
Posted By EmmysMama
Sounds kind of like my kids' grandparents. Both...

Sounds kind of like my kids' grandparents. Both sets in different ways.

My MIL favors her other son, so spends boatloads of money "helping" him and his kids. Poor them, their housekeeper...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-08-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By EmmysMama
This is long and bloggy but I really hope...

This is long and bloggy but I really hope someone else identifies with how this is playing out in my house.

I need people-free time to recharge, even if it's not a "break" and I'm doing chores or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By EmmysMama
I won't go into HOW (long story and I'm sure you...

I won't go into HOW (long story and I'm sure you can guess) ... but I know how this is. Sometimes you have to do it. You need to think "hipster on a budget" instead of "fancy bed and breakfast"....
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