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Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
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My youngest is 7, but we expect basic cleaning up...

My youngest is 7, but we expect basic cleaning up after herself -shoes in their spot, jacket hung up, wipe the counter if you spill something, put away food after you use some, etc. I also expect...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-02-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By stormborn
I'm sorry, the subforums are slow to get...

I'm sorry, the subforums are slow to get responses sometimes. Maybe try again on another subforum?
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By stormborn
C'mon, everyone needs to vent sometimes, what...

C'mon, everyone needs to vent sometimes, what better place than behind a screen name? And everyone acts like a jerk sometimes, even cute little kids. ;)

What's your homeschool routine like? Do you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By stormborn
Don't worry, all nursing toddlers do stuff like...

Don't worry, all nursing toddlers do stuff like that :D
My girls did some crazy milk acrobatics-upside down, standing up and trying to flip over without letting go, you name it! For awhile I had to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By stormborn
Well, we broke down and bought a used dryer but...

Well, we broke down and bought a used dryer but after a few weeks it doesn't heat anymore, so I've been hanging to dry and then running the dryer cold to soften everything up. The extra step sucks-we...
Forum: Unschooling   01-28-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,029
Posted By stormborn
We got about two feet of snow, which means...

We got about two feet of snow, which means instant vacation! We don't get big snowstorms often enough here to justify much snow removal equipment, so the whole town more or less shuts down. With all...
Forum: Unschooling   01-28-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,029
Posted By stormborn
A thousand times yes! This has been one of the...

A thousand times yes! This has been one of the few heated disagreements that DH and I have had for our entire parenting adventure. That nonsense and disrespect was infuriating to me as a child and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-22-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By stormborn
Maybe they're waiting until the girls get old...

Maybe they're waiting until the girls get old enough to go without parents. I hope I never offended anyone with it, but parent/child playdates I always avoided or sent dh to whenever possible. I'm...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-22-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By stormborn
How much did you get? We're at about a foot here...

How much did you get? We're at about a foot here with more coming!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By stormborn
Nope, no way would I even consider that for a 2...

Nope, no way would I even consider that for a 2 year old. He's still a baby; he wouldn't even know you after 8 months away.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By stormborn
Thanks, daddo, for posting that! That's the only...

Thanks, daddo, for posting that! That's the only baby talk my Mom ever used with my babies. I thought it was something she came up with but my Dad was a native German speaker so that explains it. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-18-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By stormborn
Good point wildmonkeys; I wonder if part of his...

Good point wildmonkeys; I wonder if part of his worry is the full body contact awkwardness. Although if the team has always been co-ed I suppose they get used to it.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By stormborn
Yes to Crocs! You can get a winter version that...

Yes to Crocs! You can get a winter version that has a fake fur or fleece lining too...my youngest still won't wear any kind of sock but can live with lined Crocs. FWIW the off brand Crocs didn't cut...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-16-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By stormborn
I would think that her advantage would lie more...

I would think that her advantage would lie more in being the more experienced fighter than any height difference.

FWIW my 14 yo dd has participated in a combat sport for several years in which...
Forum: Unschooling   12-28-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,031
Posted By stormborn
Our weather is strange this year too; it really...

Our weather is strange this year too; it really didn't feel like Christmas. The 'old timers' keep promising that this means plenty of snow soon...I hope they're right...I feel like we're getting...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-28-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By stormborn
Thread crashing just to say that some Docs (and...

Thread crashing just to say that some Docs (and midwives, IME) really do lose their heads over maternal age. When I was pg at 34 my due date was changed from before my 35th Bday to after and they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By stormborn
Is the dog inside a fence or loose? Can't they...

Is the dog inside a fence or loose? Can't they just put stuff underneath or on top of the box? Or if you have a neighbor close by who actually gets their packages maybe you could use their address?...
Forum: Unschooling   12-25-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,031
Posted By stormborn
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! We're...

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! We're having fun with the NORAD Santa tracker over here, waiting for little one to crash. :D
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By stormborn
Well, Trivial Pursuit is a whole different story....

Well, Trivial Pursuit is a whole different story. :D

Exactly! Dh and I were together from our young teens and I'm certain that his Grandparents and my Mom would swear on their lives that we were...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-20-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By stormborn
Are any of the cousins near his age? My kids...

Are any of the cousins near his age? My kids coslept with us but anytime their cousins slept over we just let them make giant pillow/blanket forts and they all slept together in a big pile. :D Good...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-16-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By stormborn
Dd1 is going tomorrow with friends but I have no...

Dd1 is going tomorrow with friends but I have no idea when I'll find the time. She'll give me a report, I'm sure ;)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-09-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 7,346
Posted By stormborn
For the love of all that's holy, lady, give it...

For the love of all that's holy, lady, give it up. You've been at this for almost a year and gotten many, many sane responses from people in all walks of life with different perspectives, none of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-09-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By stormborn
Why not? Really, even if she's willing to let you...

Why not? Really, even if she's willing to let you spend the night here and there sometimes it can make a difference. One of our nephews (15 yo) spends weekends with his grandmom often when his 3...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-09-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By stormborn
Living with your Granny doesn't sound like a bad...

Living with your Granny doesn't sound like a bad idea. What's her situation like? Is she close enough for you and your brother to at least start visiting her often so you can get breaks from your...
Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,031
Posted By stormborn
I haven't made those in ages, thanks for the...

I haven't made those in ages, thanks for the reminder!
Ya, we've been talking about current events too. It's hard; both girls thought my explanations of some situations were weak because most of...
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