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Forum: January 2010   06-01-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,132
Posted By CurlyTop
I'm not a hippie, and the name Meadow sounds...

I'm not a hippie, and the name Meadow sounds lovely to me. Not hippyish (sp?). I know a girl named River and she's gorgeous and so is her name. She did use a nickname in 4th grade up, though, "Rio."...
Forum: Parenting   06-01-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By CurlyTop
I sure know how you all feel! Clean house -...

I sure know how you all feel! Clean house - PRIORITY! Happy family & quality time - PRIORITY! Why do they seem mutually exclusive?

I daydreamed about hiring a cleaning crew once a month, but then...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-01-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By CurlyTop
ThreeKidsInKY, thanks for sharing your success!...

ThreeKidsInKY, thanks for sharing your success! I didn't read your prior post, but I did get some good ideas from this one. I agree, it's great when the kids play together! It also leaves a big...
Forum: Learning at School   05-31-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By CurlyTop
As the parent of an incoming kindergartner, you...

As the parent of an incoming kindergartner, you don't have a thing to worry about. Even later, the kids who experience the summer-slide don't have access to books, museums, vacations, etc. For them,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By CurlyTop
60 minutes - Clean countertops & appliances ...

60 minutes
- Clean countertops & appliances
- Clean refrigerator door, microwave, dishwasher
- clear and clean kitchen table
- clean trash can
- Spot clean the floor
- DD is cleaning the floor...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-25-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By CurlyTop
Quote: Originally Posted by phathui5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13823596)
Nope, it's open to everyone! Please join in....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-25-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By CurlyTop
Can anyone join? It's not a closed cleaning...

Can anyone join? It's not a closed cleaning party is it http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I'm going for round 1...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-24-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By CurlyTop
Oh, help! Stuff just seems to ooze out of the...

Oh, help! Stuff just seems to ooze out of the pores of my house. My DDs (6 yo) have not been properly trained to pick up after themselves, and simply drop things on the ground wherever they go. DH...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,439
Posted By CurlyTop
Oh, man, I'm sorry that happened. People can...

Oh, man, I'm sorry that happened. People can feel so helpless in the world they try to "save" people who are completely fine. Maybe she could put her energy into her inner circle (because all of us...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-04-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By CurlyTop
Hmm... your comments about them being unable to...

Hmm... your comments about them being unable to care made me stop and think. I think when a child is not protected by safe boundaries, they do go further and further off track in an unconscious...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By CurlyTop
No, it isn't a twin thing. I have 6yo twin...

No, it isn't a twin thing. I have 6yo twin girls. Your friend's kids really need someone to provide them with limits. Boundaries that are held kindly and firmly will make a huge difference in their...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 724
Posted By CurlyTop
Those autopilot tailgaters also like to sit...

Those autopilot tailgaters also like to sit right in your blindspot and pace you, no matter your speed. The only thing to do to "wake them up" is to hit the brakes hard. Like "Maverick" in Top Gun,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-30-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 455
Posted By CurlyTop
Quote: Originally Posted by Gumby...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11349229)
Here...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-27-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,844
Posted By CurlyTop
Did you know that in the book, Teaching with...

Did you know that in the book, Teaching with Love and Logic, twice the author tells about when he hit students in two separate incidences, three years apart. He prefaces with, "I'm certainly not...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-27-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By CurlyTop
Teffer, I like the idea of putting the sorter in...

Teffer, I like the idea of putting the sorter in the laundry room - then everyone can run their hampers down and sort things out. BUT, the laundry is between the garage and the main part of the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 477
Posted By CurlyTop
I love it. Lately, though, I've done "easy"...

I love it. Lately, though, I've done "easy" camping (with a general store, drive up camp spot, showers, etc. and the one thing that bothers me is the other campers. There's always one camp spot with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-26-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By CurlyTop
Hmmm... what do you guys do for dish towels,...

Hmmm... what do you guys do for dish towels, napkins, and dish cloths? Esp. since they are sometimes wet. I've been using a metal bin (hang wet things on the side, dry go inside) and doing a load...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-26-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By CurlyTop
I'm getting overwhelmed with Mt. Wash Me!...

I'm getting overwhelmed with Mt. Wash Me! Hahaha! We're a family of four: me, DH, and 2 six-yo-DDs who share a room with each other.

I'd like to have my laundry bag/sorter in my room for Dark,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-26-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By CurlyTop
Quote: Originally Posted by KayleeZoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KayleeZoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11321627)...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-26-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By CurlyTop
I'm on the verge of tears... how to settle...

I'm on the verge of tears... how to settle myself down to be reasonable about my daughters' stuff. I was told as a child that my white-trash roots would keep me living like a pig all my life (my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 77
Posted By CurlyTop
If you can do that, go for it. I'd ruin it for...

If you can do that, go for it. I'd ruin it for sure... but you may be a seamstress!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 77
Posted By CurlyTop
The black and white one is more flattering. You...

The black and white one is more flattering. You have a great figure! Sorry it's uncomfortable, tho...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 582
Posted By CurlyTop
Why (!) are these guys IN THE DRYER? Was the...

Why (!) are these guys IN THE DRYER? Was the door shut? How do they get in there???

I need to know 'cuz I've had two of these buggers in my house before. That one on the desk - I remember going...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 582
Posted By CurlyTop
Quote: Originally Posted by karina5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by karina5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11241102)
It didn't go throught the dry cycle. The...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 582
Posted By CurlyTop
Was this AFTER you ran the dryer? It went...

Was this AFTER you ran the dryer? It went through the dryer cycle?

It's eyes are glowing in the pic. Where is it NOW?
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