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Forum: Diapering   07-12-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By simple life
We are in the middle of a move and my mom...

We are in the middle of a move and my mom offered to wash diapers, I forgot that she always uses fabric softener, and didn't think of it until we unpacked the diapers, and they have it on them. ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-30-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By simple life
We have made our house very child proof/kid...

We have made our house very child proof/kid friendly.  The two remaining stools are all that we have left to sit and eat on, there is no place to put them during the non-eating times (very, very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-29-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By simple life
Thank you all for your replies, lots to think...

Thank you all for your replies, lots to think about.  I think I need to make a list of rules and have them out somewhere so we can see them and follow them to a tee.  I think there is something like...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-29-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By simple life
Paul is 4.  We just don't know how to deal with...

Paul is 4.  We just don't know how to deal with him, totally lack the tools.  I know that we are at fault for many our current issues with discipline because of lack of consistancy and, well...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-18-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By simple life
It bothers my dh too!  I think he's worried...

It bothers my dh too!  I think he's worried about the kids since they play out there, we also just went to the 'shoes stay outside' rule.  It doesn't bother me, but he's worried about the kids...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By simple life
We have started letting out chickens wander,...

We have started letting out chickens wander, they are much happier!  But, we have chicken poop everywhere!  Just wondering how other deal with that, as I know a lot of people let their chickens out...
Forum: Unschooling   01-25-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By simple life
Thank you both so much!  I know he is one to...

Thank you both so much!  I know he is one to keep what he knows to himself for awhile. One day he just started counting and he got to seven, I was shocked.  I so wanted to ask him, just out of pure...
Forum: Unschooling   01-25-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By simple life
Paul will be 4 in March, and has started...

Paul will be 4 in March, and has started expressing an interest in reading, or rather, learning to read (he is getting frusterated because he can't read his stories says 'but I can't read' in a very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By simple life
I was wondering how we were doing this.  Do we...

I was wondering how we were doing this.  Do we read a chapter and then discuss, or just read and post questions/thoughts? 
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-12-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By simple life
I would love to join in.  I have the book, but...

I would love to join in.  I have the book, but in general lack the the follow through to finish, but having a group to read it with will be wonderful! 
 
I'm Julie, mom to Paul (3, almost 4!) and...
Forum: Games   12-30-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 1,977
Posted By simple life
164 on the first ~ Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy,...

164 on the first ~ Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy, Granola Earth Mama!
 The second one wouldn't let me take it, kept saying that the quiz was not there. Do you have to sign up to take it?  Maybe that's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By simple life
I did 1300 with an 18 month old by myself (add...

I did 1300 with an 18 month old by myself (add to that the fact that I hadn't had a car I could drive before then so I totally didn't know what to expect!  I figured it'd take me a week to get...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-16-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By simple life
Thank you all, and thanks for the link.  I also...

Thank you all, and thanks for the link.  I also found some info on Kellymom and Dr.Sears webpage.  I'm trying now to make sure she eats a ton during the day, nursing her every chance I can get. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By simple life
I never, ever, ever thought I'd be coming here...

I never, ever, ever thought I'd be coming here to ask this, ever.  I have been wanting too for two or three months, but kept hoping it would pass.  It would for maybe a week and then back to waking...
Forum: Parenting   10-11-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,952
Posted By simple life
I think that is a great way to deal with melt...

I think that is a great way to deal with melt downs, for most kids! When my son has them, I cover all the bases, hunger, upset, tired...and just let him be, I don't walk away or anything, make sure...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-10-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By simple life
I was just wondering if anyone had a favorite...

I was just wondering if anyone had a favorite pattern for making a doll. M y skills are basic, so simple is a must. I have the fabric, but just not sure of the hands and feet mostly. Also making...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-09-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By simple life
Quote: Originally Posted by namaste_mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by namaste_mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15929284)
Can you give him something he can hit....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-08-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By simple life
I really feel lost. I haven't a clue how to deal...

I really feel lost. I haven't a clue how to deal with him anymore. Nothing works. I lose my temper to much more than I'd like (would like to never lose it). Paul is three and a half. Mostly it's the...
Forum: Spirituality   09-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,028
Posted By simple life
Quote: Originally Posted by happyblessedmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by happyblessedmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15835400)
hi ladies! I assume by the dates on...
Forum: Family Safety   09-04-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By simple life
I think the difference between the cloth diaper...

I think the difference between the cloth diaper and a jacket is that a jacket generally isn't tight fitting, or close to the body. Also jackets generally are slippery inside. The problem with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-01-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By simple life
I second what Minxie said. I would not let him...

I second what Minxie said. I would not let him go, or just not go at all. I know it's hard, and I can honestly say that I have been horrid at following through with these things myself, but it's...
Forum: Unschooling   08-29-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
Posted By simple life
I so understand. My kids are still to young for...

I so understand. My kids are still to young for school, but I do get so tired of all the back to school stuff. It's sad to see all these kids shipped off. I hate hearing how 'happy' parents are to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-28-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By simple life
Quote: Originally Posted by zoebird...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zoebird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15781659)
this is not confrontation, this is self...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By simple life
Quote: Originally Posted by blessedwithboys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by blessedwithboys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15778816)
hmmm, i may be way off base here, but...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-26-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By simple life
Quote: Originally Posted by GuildJenn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuildJenn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15775090)
If possible, he needs not to be alone with...
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