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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2016, 09:30 PM
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Posted By LoveOurBabies
Is that because you would only refer to them as...

Is that because you would only refer to them as jerks in the safety of your own mind? :eek:

(sorry, couldn't help myself). 0:)
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I think they don't fear you... which take heart,...

I think they don't fear you... which take heart, is not a bad thing as we are taught to believe. I too would have been extremely miserable if my mother was mad at me; so much that even as an adult it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Some food for thought - Thank you Miranda and...

Some food for thought - Thank you Miranda and Linda!

When referring to HS math, I mean Unit 3/4 math which is the highest that can be reached here. There are two math levels below 2U and the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-13-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I like the idea of not dating it. I really can't...

I like the idea of not dating it. I really can't fathom having to make her repeat the same work after it's been mastered. I have just spoken to the board of education and apparently my daughter will...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Thank you for sharing your opinions and...

Thank you for sharing your opinions and experiences. :) Yes, my apologies, I meant accelerating through the work.

I should provide further details as to the current situation. My husband's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Skipping grades

<cross posted in education even though we are home schooling>

How far a grade would you move your child up in maths?

We are doing grade 6 math this year, but we can achieve completing grade 6,...
Forum: Unschooling   01-12-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I see so much of myself in your post so please...

I see so much of myself in your post so please take my reply as a heartfelt opinion and not one that is attacking you as a mother. That's not my intention and apologies if it comes across this way.
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-04-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Not true. I do all of the above and my house is...

Not true. I do all of the above and my house is mostly ok. You just learn to carve time for MDC, like once every 4 months :lol Prior to the other day, I hadn't been on MDC for months. I had to come...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-30-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Short answer - No. Long answer - Yes. What...

Short answer - No. Long answer - Yes.

What you have just described is my life, except I have 5 children (13 months - 10 years old), 3 of whom are home schooled to a curriculum I've put together...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-30-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,609
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I have had viral meningitis and I honestly could...

I have had viral meningitis and I honestly could not for one second believe that I have been infected with polio - it sounds too far fetched. I am curious though... What tests can be done to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I'm sorry you've had to go through cancer and I'm...

I'm sorry you've had to go through cancer and I'm glad you're getting better now. That's exactly how I see home - A safety net and a launching pad. My dad always told me that his door was open at any...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Helping your (adult) children out

Not sure if this is the right place to put my post, but being that it centers around finances, I hope it can stay here.

You'll have to bear with my rambling and grammatical errors as I am running...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Count me in with the wanting to throw everything...

Count me in with the wanting to throw everything out group. I'm currently in the beginning of my annual pre-christmas season purge.

For years now it has been an endless battle between "it might...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-27-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By LoveOurBabies
So I said I'd update a week later and here it...

So I said I'd update a week later and here it is.. the main living area stayed much tidier during the packed phase.. the kids continued to be entertained (outside).. I think I heard 2-3 complaints in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-22-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Exactly! Exactly that - even if each person has 2...

Exactly! Exactly that - even if each person has 2 pairs of shoes, that's still 14 pairs sitting there. It is just a lot and there is no other way to describe it.

Thanks guys, seriously, thanks so...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-18-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Nothing but chaos in a small house.

We are a home schooling family of 7, living in 775 sq ft.

Toys are everywhere, clothes are everywhere and stuff is everywhere in this tiny ass house. But it's not "clutter". This is stuff used...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I wouldn't hesitate to eat them. Legumes and rice...

I wouldn't hesitate to eat them. Legumes and rice don't really "expire" in my books. They might go a bit stale over time (and can sometimes develop a rancid taste depending on if the oils have gone...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-14-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By LoveOurBabies
I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to have as...

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to have as many GF and simple meals as possible. I must stress - stay simple. The more complex you make the meals, the more it will cost. 
 
First, find out...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-31-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Haha I can definitely resonate with that! I...

Haha I can definitely resonate with that! I noticed I had stuff that I was continuously putting in the "what if I'll use this" basket, year after year. And in all those years, I never used it once....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-21-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Hello fellow...

Hello fellow aussie! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Oh, I'm sorry to hear you're unwell too. There must be something in the air. It's the crazy weather. Storm.. Hot.. Cool.....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Thank you HopeAlive! Decluttering is the easy...

Thank you HopeAlive! Decluttering is the easy part, but coming to realizations about the stuff surrounding you I would say is more difficult. I've been decluttering consistently for over 7 years now...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Today I woke up angry. Angry because my house is...

Today I woke up angry. Angry because my house is very messy, angry because for the fourth week in a row, we are sick with something new and I'm simply and utterly exhausted, angry because my husband...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By LoveOurBabies
That's awesome - well done!  I'm on a similar...

That's awesome - well done! 
I'm on a similar journey too, except for me, it's autumn here now and I'm getting winter fever :) My plan is to have the house in perfect order for those cold, gloomy...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 11,074
Posted By LoveOurBabies
Just wanted to check in and say that I'm still...

Just wanted to check in and say that I'm still decluttering, just not counting the items anymore. Surprisingly, I found it started to work against me in recent weeks and I would sit there thinking...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-05-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 11,074
Posted By LoveOurBabies
14 towels/blankets donated to animal shelter A...

14 towels/blankets donated to animal shelter
A further 48 items of clothing have been removed from the bedroom areas and closet
 
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