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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By mkksmom
I think I might consider a second opinion from a...

I think I might consider a second opinion from a doctor for your dd's situation because she has some issues during the day as well. Plus, I think it will ease your mind if they agree with the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By mkksmom
Have to agree on The Story of Stuff! Check it...

Have to agree on The Story of Stuff! Check it out on YouTube.
Forum: Meal Planning   02-26-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,651
Posted By mkksmom
Great thread! I try to always cook enough for 2...

Great thread! I try to always cook enough for 2 or 3 meals and freeze left-overs. I keep soups and chili, taco meat, sometimes meatballs, spaghetti sauce, etc. in the freezer. I also keep sauces and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By mkksmom
My dh is technically in charge of loading the...

My dh is technically in charge of loading the dishwasher. However, I help him out, and I typically do all of the hand washing. I always intend to do a better job of loading throughout the day, and...
Forum: Parenting   01-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By mkksmom
Mine are 4 and 9. I let the 4 year-old stay up...

Mine are 4 and 9. I let the 4 year-old stay up until 10 and the 9 yo was up until about 11. Then I woke my 9 YO up right before midnight to watch the ball drop and go out and bang pots and pans. She...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By mkksmom
Carlson has a liquid that tastes like lemon and...

Carlson has a liquid that tastes like lemon and mixes into applesauce that I used to give my daughter.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 294
Posted By mkksmom
I'm trying to make it until New Year's Day. I...

I'm trying to make it until New Year's Day. I would like to have the space back. But my fridge looks like a snowman, and I'll leave that alone for a while.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-16-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By mkksmom
Ugh! I wish I knew! I have cut down on the...

Ugh! I wish I knew! I have cut down on the number of toys downstairs, and that helps some. I packed away a bunch of the toys from the playroom upstairs as well.

I think for my kids, the thing...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-20-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By mkksmom
Hey I might pop in here from time to time. I...

Hey I might pop in here from time to time. I can't do FlyLady herself any more. I used to, but I get bored with different systems. I know the basic concept. I have her book. I think I will just...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By mkksmom
Coconut Chronicles has posted some beautiful...

Coconut Chronicles has posted some beautiful pics that I find inspirational. If you go through the whole thread you'll find some great ideas.
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By mkksmom
I like California Baby's. You can check out the...

I like California Baby's. You can check out the database on the EWG website to see which products have fewer nasty chemicals. Once I read up on it, I switched from baby magic and J&J to find...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By mkksmom
When my dd is anxious about something, I ask her...

When my dd is anxious about something, I ask her to tell me what she is imagining will happen, and how likely it is to happen. What's the worst thing that could happen? When she really thinks about...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By mkksmom
I pack stuff away and if they don't ask for it...

I pack stuff away and if they don't ask for it for 6 months or so, I just sell it. I tell them if they want a new type of toy out of the toys I put away, they have to clean the play room first.
Forum: Parenting   04-14-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,172
Posted By mkksmom
I bought myself 2 pairs of shorts and I finally...

I bought myself 2 pairs of shorts and I finally replaced my every day basic cotton t-shirts. I bought them in 5 different colors. That'll be my uniform for the summer.
I bought myself a pack of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By mkksmom
I've been following mattress threads on here for...

I've been following mattress threads on here for a couple of years now trying to come up with a solution. If you find anything out about Ikea, please update. I was considering their natural latex...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-04-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By mkksmom
This was definitely a "figure it out as we go"...

This was definitely a "figure it out as we go" kind of thing. My mom was a realtor at the time and our parents let us live with them until we bought our house and got married pretty much at the same...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-28-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By mkksmom
Clean Mama has some great printables, and she...

Clean Mama has some great printables, and she posts what to do each day of the week on Facebook....
Forum: Parenting   03-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 513
Posted By mkksmom
I haven't read through all of the responses, but...

I haven't read through all of the responses, but it sounds to me like she needs some layers. That will cut down on the poofiness and allow her to keep it long. Also, take your time when combing...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By mkksmom
We have the exact same swing set you chose at a...

We have the exact same swing set you chose at a local playground, and it is easily the most used ice of equipment. We also have a plastic structure with several slides and a little house area, and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-04-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By mkksmom
Good for you for setting aside your emotions and...

Good for you for setting aside your emotions and letting him bring the meal over! And good for him for actually making a meal and setting aside his pride to ask if he could bring it there so the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-25-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By mkksmom
I have, and i loved it. I have had 2 different...

I have, and i loved it. I have had 2 different organizers come in with different styles. One is a friend, and she was doing organizing work, and she will sit with me and go through stuff and help me...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By mkksmom
Everyone counts differently, based on their...

Everyone counts differently, based on their needs. Some even change mid-year. In 2011, I counted individual items more carefully toward the beginning and then once I saw I would make the cut by...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-12-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By mkksmom
We've been doing almost daily green smoothies....

We've been doing almost daily green smoothies. The kids get 8 ounces of smoothie, which is half spinach or kale and half frozen fruit, plus water. I finally started making bone broth, and we've been...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-07-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By mkksmom
I have a 2 gallon zip-lock per kid for each...

I have a 2 gallon zip-lock per kid for each year. I go through after some time has passed and get rid of stuff. I would save a few of the learning to write papers, but not all. Usually I throw it in...
Forum: Parenting   02-06-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By mkksmom
24 hours fever vomit free here, and that's what...

24 hours fever vomit free here, and that's what I follow unless she is feeling really rotten. I hate it honestly and would rather keep her home, but they are pretty strict here and only excuse days...
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