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Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By stormborn
Thank you! Dd1 needs footwear to complete her...

Thank you! Dd1 needs footwear to complete her medieval garb; it's the hardest part to find on a budget plus she's really picky about shoes. I think I'll get her the patterns and some supplies for the...
Forum: Birth Stories   Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,805
Posted By stormborn
Oh, that's good to hear! That's the impression I...

Oh, that's good to hear! That's the impression I try to give my girls. :)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-22-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By stormborn
Ok... You are worrying too much. ;) Really,...

Ok...
You are worrying too much. ;)
Really, at that age there's no way to stop them from bouncing around like little pinballs. Make sure there are no obvious hazards and let him go at it. Yes, he...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,099
Posted By stormborn
Nice score, frugalmama!

Nice score, frugalmama!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By stormborn
Oh, sorry, nothing to do with birth order. I'm my...

Oh, sorry, nothing to do with birth order. I'm my Mom's only-all my sibs are my Dad's from his first marriage. They get along fine, but she didn't raise them at all so it's not a "stepmom"...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By stormborn
The only negative I've experienced as a "sorta...

The only negative I've experienced as a "sorta only child" is that now that my Mom is older and needs care I'm the only one to do it. But my DH is one of 5 (close in age and all local), and he's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-21-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By stormborn
Oh, just things like having my own room and not...

Oh, just things like having my own room and not having to compete for adult attention most of the time, stuff like that. Only the youngest of them lived with us (only in the summer/vacations) and he...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-21-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By stormborn
My half siblings are much older than me (14 yr...

My half siblings are much older than me (14 yr gap and up!) and it never stopped us from having good relationships. Two of them were old enough to be my parents-already grown when I was born....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 95
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: 293
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: 68
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: 293
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: 253
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: 69
Views: 1,017
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: 959
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: 85
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: 239
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: 236
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: 421
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: 893
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: 124
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: 130
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: 124
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: 1,990
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...
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