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Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-25-2015, 10:27 PM
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Posted By germin8
Muddie: Yes! I think I know what you are saying....

Muddie: Yes! I think I know what you are saying. I've been telling DH to stop calling DS a cry baby and stop saying he's a picky eater... b/c he will live up to that. Who knows, just what I think...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-21-2015, 03:05 PM
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Posted By germin8
Oh, newmamalizzy. That makes so much sense! I...

Oh, newmamalizzy. That makes so much sense! I understand what you mean now... and love that way of thinking. Pouches? What an awesome idea. I should look into that.
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-20-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By germin8
How long can a 2 yr old go without eating...? ...

How long can a 2 yr old go without eating...?

muddie: That's a great idea monitoring the weight!
newmamalizzy: I have served him several food options with one being what he likes to eat. He only...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-19-2015, 10:02 PM
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Posted By germin8
I'm back. :-( I tried a whole bunch of foods I...

I'm back. :-( I tried a whole bunch of foods I thought DS would eat. Like garlic bread, potato cake (hash brown), veg egg rolls... I tried crackers with different cheese or cream cheese type...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-14-2015, 07:05 AM
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Posted By germin8
I'm in your neighboring state. Peaceful...

I'm in your neighboring state.

Peaceful here. I hear gunshots from neighbors (10-20 acre lots here), but never feel like they are whizzing by my house. We walk along the dirt road and back... and...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-11-2015, 10:05 PM
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Posted By germin8
Hmmm. I am wondering about the sensory and gut...

Hmmm. I am wondering about the sensory and gut issues. I just don't know. For a child who doesn't even taste something for the first time... how can he say "no" to something he's never had? He...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-11-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By germin8
I need to try something like this! When I am...

I need to try something like this! When I am baking muffins he wants to help... and I think that is so he is certain they get made!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 10:15 PM
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Posted By germin8
I have always been an ISTJ... before and after...

I have always been an ISTJ... before and after kids. I didn't think it was easy to change.

Thinking of Fembot's comment: When an E says they are having a hard time making mom friends... I think...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 09:58 PM
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Posted By germin8
SAHMs: What is your Myers Briggs? (poll)

If you don't know your Myers Briggs, take it here: https://www.41q.com/

A longer version is here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-16-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By germin8
What is your Myers Briggs? How many SAHMs are "T"s?

If you don't know your Myers Briggs, here is the short quiz: http://41q.com/

I am just curious if there is a way to find out how many SAHM are T's? Or ITs? Or SJs? Or which Myers Briggs has the...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-31-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By germin8
He is very aware of change in a food he is used...

He is very aware of change in a food he is used to eating. Sneaky chef has to be super sneaky. :)

He seems to be getting better. I tried veggie chicken nuggets and we found one brand he likes....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2015, 02:41 PM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By germin8
Thank you for the replies. LTurtle, that is...

Thank you for the replies.

LTurtle, that is so true about not having concept of time. I do say, you can have ... after I finish eating. And, he watches me like a hawk. On my last bite, he reminds...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2015, 10:44 AM
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Posted By germin8
Child repeats the same thing over and over until he gets what he wants.

How do you get a child to stop saying the same thing over and over? DS is persistent. 2 years and 3 months old. If he wants something, he will say it over and over until it is done. This is extremely...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-23-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By germin8
I never considered a sensory issue... probably...

I never considered a sensory issue... probably because I think it's more of a taste issue. Although, he won't even eat ice cream. Such a strange child.

Yes, good idea. I have started to limit...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-22-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By germin8
My 2yo only eats breads and banana. Nothing else...

...sorta. It sounds like an exaggeration, but it is only slight.

My 2 year old only eats PBJs, crackers, pancakes, granola bars, oatmeal (a specific way), veggie straw-chips, cornbread, banana......
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By germin8
A modest magazine for women. Lilies in the...

A modest magazine for women.

Lilies in the City is an e-zine designed to minister to young women, by showing them how to perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. Through insightful articles...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By germin8
Under $600 is nice. Sounds like our sort of food....

Under $600 is nice. Sounds like our sort of food.
It must me my location! Population 8,000... middle of "nowhere". :S
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By germin8
Thanks for the tips. I can't store rice in a...

Thanks for the tips. I can't store rice in a freezer, except maybe outside in the winter. I wonder if storing it in smaller containers/jars would help. Vacuum sealing would cost more money. Hmmmm.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
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Views: 545
Posted By germin8
Eat expired bulk legumes/rice?

We bought a 25 lb bag of white beans and brown rice last year... and the 'expiration' date is for this month. I still have about 12 lbs of each left.

Tell me what you think of expired food.
Cooks...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By germin8
We have non-food-grade diatomaceous earth because...

We have non-food-grade diatomaceous earth because it is cheaper. But the ant poison can be made without touching my kitchen stuff. :)

As for borax. Uggghhh, on that article. Just when I thought it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By germin8
Is Borax safe on my kitchen 'stuff'?

I used Borax to kill several ant colonies invading our house (carpenter ants) and always viewed it at a poison or something bad.

Now, I made the laundry soap using borax, washing soda, and soap. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By germin8
I think bread making is a good idea. We are...

I think bread making is a good idea. We are off-grid so anything you plug in won't work well. And we have small freezer space due to being off-grid. And, Bountiful Baskets is here, but we are Sabbath...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,068
Posted By germin8
:( Hmmm. Bummed I can't save more. Yes, we should...

:( Hmmm. Bummed I can't save more. Yes, we should make our cookies and bread. COokies are easy. Bread, not so easy for me. Salsa… haha, I'm Latin and don't even make my own. I think it's more...
Forum: Spirituality   08-13-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By germin8
Just started one for the morning only. We have...

Just started one for the morning only.
We have personal devotional. (DD is 4 DS is 1) I read her a story from the bible (no other books) and we have a short summary/discussion. All this time, she is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2014, 10:02 PM
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Views: 2,068
Posted By germin8
Is $800/mo on groceries too much...?

We spend $700 a month on food 2 adults, a four year old and one year old. Is this reasonable or too much? We used to spend $600/mo and thought that was too much. Would love to know what's reasonable....
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