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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JamieCatheryn
Great standardized test scores and...

Great standardized test scores and extracurricular experiences will help with selective universities besides a great GPA. Online schooling like that counts mostly the same as normal school. Diplomas...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Strawbale walls are superinsulated, you'd need to...

Strawbale walls are superinsulated, you'd need to add insulation when converting a shipping container, the energy efficiency as far as heat loss depends entirely on how much you add and it would take...
Forum: Toddler Health   04-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By JamieCatheryn
After recovering from a tummy bug last month my 2...

After recovering from a tummy bug last month my 2 year old was whiny and acted younger than he was for a few days, he was still feeling less than 100% and had gotten used to being babied while he was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,823
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Awnings on the south windows, south and west...

Awnings on the south windows, south and west deciduous shade trees (for long term), solar attic fan, attic ventilation, sleeping downstairs on hottest nights, taking showers before bedtime to cool...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Some midwives to look into: Olivia Marshburn with...

Some midwives to look into: Olivia Marshburn with Midwifery Services, Donna Galatti with Monarch Midwifery, Nancy Harman with Birthwise. Full out of pocket costs for homebirth are similar to hospital...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I think people usually use cardboard or newspaper...

I think people usually use cardboard or newspaper if they are just dividing raised beds off from dirt. Why not build a box yourself with a bottom to it? It would be a rather simple design, and it'll...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I read a chapter every night to mine. Lately...

I read a chapter every night to mine. Lately we've read the Bible, Matilda, My Side of The Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, and Pippi Longstocking
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Look into getting a woodstove with a water...

Look into getting a woodstove with a water reservoir built in for hot water. Also look into diy solar solutions, like the inside of an old water heater tank painted black, possibly in a clear topped...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-11-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 211
Posted By JamieCatheryn
My kids are pretty happy with eggs and a little...

My kids are pretty happy with eggs and a little sausage or bacon, salads and grilled chicken and/or hb eggs, grilled or slow roasted meat with piles of buttered veggies on the side, and loads of...
Forum: Women's Health   04-10-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Hi, welcome to Mothering. Wow I really feel badly...

Hi, welcome to Mothering. Wow I really feel badly for that mom. By the way they will probably ask you to go back and edit the post to just give the link and a small portion of the quoted story...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-09-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Don't feel like you have to convince them of...

Don't feel like you have to convince them of anything, you won't be able to anyway. The choice is totally up to you though. You can give them a brief version of why if you want to, but refuse to get...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-09-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,833
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Some form of cold pack might be good the first...

Some form of cold pack might be good the first day afterward. Heavy flow pads or folded birdseye flats were fine for me for lochia. My water always broke at the end of labor so I was naked or nearly...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-08-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By JamieCatheryn
They'll be laying by about 4-5 months old if you...

They'll be laying by about 4-5 months old if you buy chicks, but sometimes you'll find local people who will raise pullets and sell them once they're hitting their prime, or some people sell them at...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-08-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I don't have experience with fibro but I do lean...

I don't have experience with fibro but I do lean toward paleo on a budget ($130/wk for 5 people). On sale/in season produce are a must, and you have to buy the cheapest meat cuts. Buy in bulk and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Can you tell if it's just skin or into muscle?...

Can you tell if it's just skin or into muscle? Because unless it's pretty deep it would be fine most likely, my midwives I've had said they avoid stitching as long as things aren't very deep and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-31-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By JamieCatheryn
At your kids' age it wouldn't be about childcare...

At your kids' age it wouldn't be about childcare but instead about spending time with her mostly for grandma's sake now but theirs in the long term. Even at 17-25 I went over to spend time with my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-29-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By JamieCatheryn
As someone with some strongly aspie traits...

As someone with some strongly aspie traits myself, I think Aspergers is just a way to describe how some people are, some people can check all the boxes and others just some of them. When I was...
Forum: Education   03-29-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I'm not a big fan of the ACLU but they may be...

I'm not a big fan of the ACLU but they may be able to point you in the right direction if you want to approach this from a legal standpoint. I'd recommend you encourage her to keep her behavior...
Forum: Education   03-27-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By JamieCatheryn
You know, this gives me a thought, what if we...

You know, this gives me a thought, what if we paid them a bonus allowance to voluntarily not take screen time at all in a day? I pay my kids for some of their chores, I wonder what their price would...
Forum: Education   03-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Is homeschooling or online schooling an option...

Is homeschooling or online schooling an option for you? Or perhaps private school (apply for the scholarships they do offer lots). Or is moving to another school district possible?

Am I reading...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-27-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By JamieCatheryn
It helps me with mine to keep in mind these...

It helps me with mine to keep in mind these symptoms are the immune system working. The fever is meant to kill the germs, and only a few rare diseases (mostly tropical ones) cause dangerously high...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I had tooth pain before that seemed like it was...

I had tooth pain before that seemed like it was probably some bit of food stuck deep somewhere even flossing couldn't fix, it must have worked itself loose before my dentist appt arrived, the pain...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Approaching it like face paint could help, there...

Approaching it like face paint could help, there are tons of youtube tutorials on awesome facepaint styles that can be great fun, as well as lots of them on makeup styles. The EWG Skindeep database...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, hiking,...

Gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, hiking, ultimate frisbee or disc golf... Sounds like you guys do a lot of this stuff, hiking and biking and swimming, just make more time to do stuff or a regular...
Forum: Homebirth   03-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By JamieCatheryn
My apt was a townhome with shared walls, none of...

My apt was a townhome with shared walls, none of the neighbors knew I was in labor until they saw the baby several days later, even though I took walks and sat on the swingset outside and made noise...
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