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Forum: Traditional Foods   09-25-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By umami_mommy
thanks. i started it on high and then turned to...

thanks. i started it on high and then turned to low. i hate burning a whole pot of applesauce!!
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By umami_mommy
should i cook down applesauce in the crockpot on...

should i cook down applesauce in the crockpot on high or low? i want to leave it and not have to worry about it burning. it's sweet, but lots of water.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-26-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By umami_mommy
almond flour, coconut flour, cooked quinoa,...

almond flour, coconut flour, cooked quinoa, blended oats, flax meal. i have been told lots of stuff. but still not sure what i should use. would love to hear from people who actually use these subs!...
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,852
Posted By umami_mommy
wow this is old. our problem this year is all...

wow this is old. our problem this year is all the kids who have gone to school!! 2 of my son's friends.... one started last year and one this year, and 2 of my daughter's friends too. it's a bummer...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By umami_mommy
she told me she wants megnetix. like we have....

she told me she wants megnetix. like we have. but of course they don't make them anymore cause so many kids swallowed them. 
 
i'm gonna go see if i can find something similar at the toy store. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-20-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By umami_mommy
my daughter has a friend who is pretty darn...

my daughter has a friend who is pretty darn smart. my DD is almost a full year older and this kid is, in some ways, ahead of her. (in others, not so much, but that's another story)
 
she doesn't...
Forum: Unschooling   09-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,637
Posted By umami_mommy
i have not read all the posts, but you sound...

i have not read all the posts, but you sound depressed to me. not sad because your life isn't how you want it, but clinically depressed. 
 
have you ever been depressed before? gotten treatment...
Forum: Mental Health   07-26-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 72,856
Posted By umami_mommy
what is "the PMDD test?" i have never heard of a...

what is "the PMDD test?" i have never heard of a test. is it a blood test?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-18-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By umami_mommy
mkksmom, great idea, but probably too left brain...

mkksmom, great idea, but probably too left brain literal & linear for me to actually follow through with. i will search kanban. 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By umami_mommy
a true right brained, ADHD person, i have SO...

a true right brained, ADHD person, i have SO MANY irons in the fire all at once. i am working on like a million projects and i need some sort of visual way to get everything out on paper so i can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By umami_mommy
i found this on pinterest. there is some stuff...

i found this on pinterest. there is some stuff here that is too easy and some that is just right! i'm excited. and she can help me make some of them. 
 ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By umami_mommy
thanks for all the ideas mamas! i will have to...

thanks for all the ideas mamas! i will have to check out the stuff i am not familiar with. 
 
i wish i could tell what level those preschool activities in a bag are. i have a feeling my DD might...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By umami_mommy
our 5 year old must be part border collie, she...

our 5 year old must be part border collie, she needs a "job." staying busy makes her happy and keeps her from doing dangerous and crazy things.... 
 
she loves hands on activities, but i have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-03-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,044
Posted By umami_mommy
yeah, i think you need to be more concrete....

yeah, i think you need to be more concrete. "STOP! say excuse me and wait before you start talking." and "STOP crashing into people! you may not crash into people! stay arms length away from people...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,044
Posted By umami_mommy
i think what you are talking about is soothing...

i think what you are talking about is soothing yourself. this is an awesome coping skill. my 41 year old AS dh hasn't learned it yet. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif if you can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-24-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By umami_mommy
i haven't read all the replies, but i just want...

i haven't read all the replies, but i just want to let you know i am in a similar boat. my son who is 9.5 has been dx with SPD, OCD, anxiety and ADHD. he refuses any meds (we tried one). he says he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-24-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,044
Posted By umami_mommy
Quote: I would rather have him learn to meet his...

Quote: I would rather have him learn to meet his own need for attention than to teach him how to get the kind of attention he needs from others. 


 
 
i'm confused. what does this mean? how...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,044
Posted By umami_mommy
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/earth.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/earth.gif bump. 
Forum: Women's Health   03-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By umami_mommy
i see all kinds of contradictory things online...

i see all kinds of contradictory things online about green cookware. 
 
anyone know what's really healthy and what performs well? i'm a serious cook and could probably use professional cookwear,...
Forum: Unschooling   02-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,587
Posted By umami_mommy
http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/posit...

http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/positive-discipline/Parenting-Strong-Willed-Child
 
i thought this was a good article. 
Forum: Unschooling   02-02-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,587
Posted By umami_mommy
yup, i just have to be careful how much i sign...

yup, i just have to be careful how much i sign her up for. money is tight. 
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,587
Posted By umami_mommy
nicolette, i already do something of the sort......

nicolette, i already do something of the sort... tuesdays i watch one little girl and on fridays i watch another. on fridays i switch off. if the mom works, i watch her DD. if she is off, she takes...
Forum: Unschooling   01-31-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,587
Posted By umami_mommy
"The truth is I feel the same way she does and...

"The truth is I feel the same way she does and sometimes I temper that so as not to offend all the people whose kids are in school. But this is an unschooling forum, and why should I or the OP feel...
Forum: Unschooling   01-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,587
Posted By umami_mommy
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   01-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,587
Posted By umami_mommy
i was thinking "does this person know what...

i was thinking "does this person know what unschooling is?" & "is this person a troll?" 'cause i had a similar reaction!
 
 
yup, she/he's a troll. check out the photo... and the other posts. 
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