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Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-14-2011, 04:47 PM
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Views: 284
Posted By boheime
I made some soft foam shields...

I made some soft foam shields (http://livingpeacefullywithchildren.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/soft-shields/) for the kids to use inside. I'm pretty excited about them. My dh can't wait until I give...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By boheime
My two favorites are Between Parent and Child...

My two favorites are Between Parent and Child and Parent Effectiveness Training (there is also a teachers version - Teacher Effectiveness Training, but I haven't personally read that one).
Forum: Swaps   11-28-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By boheime
I think I'd better skip this swap. Maybe next...

I think I'd better skip this swap. Maybe next year. Have fun!
Forum: Swaps   11-27-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By boheime
Can they be handmade?

Can they be handmade?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-15-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,816
Posted By boheime
I hit the kitchen last month. sanded, primed,...

I hit the kitchen last month. sanded, primed, painted, and painted (yes, again) the trim and cabinets. I had already painted the walls. Last summer I put up some shelves to hold large white bowls...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-28-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By boheime
We regularly go through stuff. I won't go...

We regularly go through stuff. I won't go through someone else's things and get rid of stuff. However, my children do like me to help. They generally want me to sit there and hold stuff up while...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By boheime
 Quote:Originally Posted by captain...



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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-07-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By boheime
We are very strongly considering moving to the...

We are very strongly considering moving to the PNW. From everything we've read, it seems like it would be a good fit for our family. However, we haven't actually been there before (working on a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,064
Posted By boheime
It's never the abuser's fault, is it?   I...

It's never the abuser's fault, is it?
 
I have little family left, and we can only allow dh's family to be around our kids supervised and for limited times. We don't trust them at all.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,323
Posted By boheime
Rebecca Danger...

Rebecca Danger (http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/) has a couple of free toy patterns. Her nugget bunnies were my first in-the-round project. So easy! I made four for my kids and then made different...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-14-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By boheime
I have four kids - ages 8 1/2, 6 1/2, 4 and 16...

I have four kids - ages 8 1/2, 6 1/2, 4 and 16 months. We are a consensual living family. I can't imagine any other way. Life does get easier as the kids get older and can do more on their own. CL...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By boheime
We have cubbies in the garage. Every family...

We have cubbies in the garage. Every family member has his/her own cubby and all of their current shoes go there. I will say we limit shoes, though. I know some families have many shoes and that...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By boheime
My husband cringed at my contact paper idea. He...

My husband cringed at my contact paper idea. He seems to think living without cabinets for a month is fine, despite that we have little kitchen space as it is. We shall see.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By boheime
Good point. I'm leaning towards not painting....

Good point. I'm leaning towards not painting. Would it be "tacky" top cover the entire insides with white contact paper?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,797
Posted By boheime
a row of pegs or hooks to hang them on? door...

a row of pegs or hooks to hang them on? door hooks to hang them on the back of the door?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-29-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,997
Posted By boheime
I'm refinishing our trim and cabinets (goodbye...

I'm refinishing our trim and cabinets (goodbye 80's golden oak). With the bathroom cabients, I didn't bother painting the inside. However, I'm wondering if I should paint the inside of the kitchen...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By boheime
Please don't let anyone pressure you. You and...

Please don't let anyone pressure you. You and your husband are doing what is right for your family. Invite family over to your house to do thing swith you there, if you like. I hate that so many...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-27-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By boheime
I give my kids some of my husband's socks (to...

I give my kids some of my husband's socks (to slide their hands in) and a spray bottle of water. They have loads of fun.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-24-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By boheime
I don't consider books to be clutter, as long as...

I don't consider books to be clutter, as long as we love them. Books that we don't love get culled. That being said, we do have two shelves that hold children's books that aren't books I would pick...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By boheime
OUr house is fairly decluttered, but our office...

OUr house is fairly decluttered, but our office needs some help. It kind of gets whatever doesn't go anywhere else. So....our library (and yes, we have paired down over the years), a mishmash of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-03-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By boheime
Taking a closer look, there are some signifigant...

Taking a closer look, there are some signifigant gouges. I'm going to sand and paint. Plus, I found the perfect knobs that I love on sale.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-02-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By boheime
It's a big chest of drawers. My eight year old...

It's a big chest of drawers. My eight year old has to reach up to reach the top. It also has some curves. I'm torn because the stain on the rest of the chest, minus those few areas, is lovely.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-01-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By boheime
I've been keeping my eyes open (and trying to...

I've been keeping my eyes open (and trying to convince dh) for quite a while for a solid wood chest of drawers for the kids. I finally found a fantastic deal. I thought when I found something, I...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By boheime
It was because of issues in one of our dogs that...

It was because of issues in one of our dogs that I originally began researching vaccines. After what I learned, I had to go search for information about vacines in humans. I hate the issues our dog...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By boheime
What did you do on the inside of the cabinet?...

What did you do on the inside of the cabinet? I'm working up the nerve to get started on the bathroom cabinets, all of the trim in the house, and the kitchen cabinets. It's a little overwhelming. I...
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