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Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By lanamommyphd07
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Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397517/help-me-wrap-my-brain-around-minimalism#post_17572041)
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-17-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By lanamommyphd07
I have a minimalist kitchen--like, really really...

I have a minimalist kitchen--like, really really bare. We live in about 100 square feet--and I'll be honest; I can trash my kitchen out in less than a couple of minutes. The thing about less stuff,...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,018
Posted By lanamommyphd07
We're pretty RU around here, and I've been asked...

We're pretty RU around here, and I've been asked about the chores and jobs kind of thing before--mostly when someone sees me picking up DD (6)s toys or something.
 
In the "old" days, I worked as...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 5,526
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by girlspn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388770/single-mamas-by-choice/40#post_17543464) 
For those of you...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 5,526
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Good to see a SMC thread going! It's hard to...

Good to see a SMC thread going! It's hard to find "single parent" threads that aren't full of regrets and woes and anger about exes!
 
I created my dd (6) with donor sperm (IUI)--She's got 13...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,584
Posted By lanamommyphd07
When we lived in a way old farmhouse on a bitter...

When we lived in a way old farmhouse on a bitter cold island in the winter, we shut off the upstairs, hung the thickest comforters and quilts we could find from the thrift store (with nails above...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,602
Posted By lanamommyphd07
zero here

zero here
Forum: Spirituality   01-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By lanamommyphd07
I was a revolting Catholic in my late teens. I...

I was a revolting Catholic in my late teens. I was raised by parents who were quite active in church (dad was an ex-priest--oh the scandal, mom!) thus it was a big part of life and sort-of awful for...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By lanamommyphd07
I apologize to Erlaine for potentially derailing...

I apologize to Erlaine for potentially derailing the thread. Sometimes things are lost in translation. I removed the portion of my post that contained a potentially offensive comparison between...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By lanamommyphd07
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Quote:Originally Posted by sillysapling http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-30-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Oh yes okay I see. Not necessarily a question...

Oh yes okay I see. Not necessarily a question about verifying the label, but what the heck to do with a kiddo who is not really fitting in with age mates due to a difference in interests. Gotcha.
 ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-30-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By lanamommyphd07
I totally get it now! Thanks for clarifying,...

I totally get it now! Thanks for clarifying, Dot! I have an idea. 
 
When I get stuck in a room full of potential judgement from people I generally respect, I flip to therapist-mode. I don't think...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-29-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Something to think about-- Grade equivalencies...

Something to think about--
Grade equivalencies on tests are really misleading..it all depends on the test that is given. I've often heard parents say "my kid is reading at the 12+ grade level!!"...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-29-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,096
Posted By lanamommyphd07
I was fortunately bfed in 1970---and mom was not...

I was fortunately bfed in 1970---and mom was not even close to being a hippie, so I figure I'm pretty darned lucky--it was standard then, among her friends, to completely forego the idea.
 
My...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By lanamommyphd07
When dd was 5, she saw her first set of...

When dd was 5, she saw her first set of commercials. She'd seen recordings of some shows before, but never from "real" TV. This was at Grandma's. Within a couple of days, she'd gotten so excited...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-28-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By lanamommyphd07
My brother and I have a mutual friend whose wife...

My brother and I have a mutual friend whose wife has been daily posting on FB about their kiddo since birth. In essence, we've watched as this child has deteriorated with every round of vax he gets....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-26-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By lanamommyphd07
"Hey, DD, today I think we'll skip dance class,...

"Hey, DD, today I think we'll skip dance class, okay? Instead, I want to take you someplace". Someplace boring, of course. A place the two of you can talk about what really matters with this dance...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-26-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,896
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Not the ears, not the belly button, certainly...

Not the ears, not the belly button, certainly not a Prince Albert, not the nose, not the tongue or eyebrow. I would not stick holes in my kids so that (s)he could participate in consumerism and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-30-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Some info that might prove really helpful--   ...

Some info that might prove really helpful--
 
http://parrishmiller.com/narcissists.html
 
It sums up a lot of my thoughts on moms like this
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-05-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By lanamommyphd07
I was faced with a similar...

I was faced with a similar conundrum....mandatory flu shots. The hospital system (a big one) terminated my contract because I refused to get a flu shot and because I "failed" to provide...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-21-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By lanamommyphd07
We keep coconut milk on hand for the rare need,...

We keep coconut milk on hand for the rare need, but honestly, after some years of being dairy-free, it kind of dawned on me that I had shed a bit of brainwashing from my upbringing...."must drink...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-18-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,177
Posted By lanamommyphd07
Very different meanings when we look at a...

Very different meanings when we look at a child's (often very natural) behavior, such as "I stuck the dinosaur in my butt", "I stuck the dinosaur in my anus" "I stuck the dinosaur in my vagina" or...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-26-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By lanamommyphd07
You could also take the 1950s approach--spring...

You could also take the 1950s approach--spring and fall cleaning with the old fashioned, somewhat toxic-like baking soda/ammonia/vinegar water. Wash all the walls (bottom to top), ceilings,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-26-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By lanamommyphd07
first, call the landscaping company and ask...

first, call the landscaping company and ask about the chem. Once you know what the stuff is, you'll have a way better idea of what to do about it. The landscaper will be able to tell you which days...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-26-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By lanamommyphd07
I've run into this one before too! What I did:...

I've run into this one before too! What I did: got a hold of blueprints of the building to check vent systems. Initially, they denied that there was any central venting, but when I looked I saw that...
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