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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2012, 02:26 PM
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Posted By desertpenguin
Thanks everyone, I will be checking out the...

Thanks everyone, I will be checking out the other links. I just purchased a book about learning how to read for my son from Amazon, it should get here soon hopefully. I have a few workbooks for him...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By desertpenguin
Thanks everyone for the responses and sorry...

Thanks everyone for the responses and sorry about my slow reply! I ended up using my birthday money to buy my husband a guitar...lol. Oh well. Hopefully I will get a sewing machine soon. I want to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2012, 11:27 AM
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Views: 323
Posted By desertpenguin
Yes, this is what we were doing previously...

Yes, this is what we were doing previously however I no longer feel I can conscionably use the Sonlight curriculum. After I learned about Abeka books having curriculum teaching that “God used the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-18-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By desertpenguin
Thank you! Yes, there are about 3 shops here...

Thank you! Yes, there are about 3 shops here that claim to do sewing machine repair but two of them might be brand specific? One says Singer and the other says Bernina and Brother on the windows I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By desertpenguin
Wow, thank you so much! That is very helpful!

Wow, thank you so much! That is very helpful!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-18-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By desertpenguin
I have $100 birthday money and need help making...

I have $100 birthday money and need help making a decision on how best to use it. I haven't really any experience sewing. However I would like to start making cloth wipes and some stretchy and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By desertpenguin
Ds1 will be 8 in November. I have bought one...

Ds1 will be 8 in November. I have bought one school year for ds1 from Sonlight, because I liked the literature based approach but no longer feel it is right for us, since we aren't Christian (more...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-15-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By desertpenguin
I avoided using Fels Naptha because of the...

I avoided using Fels Naptha because of the ingredients. I'll see if a little extra borax and washing soda helps, though it seems like our clothes are getting pretty faded. When I add the soap after...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,494
Posted By desertpenguin
It has resolved but I wonder if it was cuz I...

It has resolved but I wonder if it was cuz I have issues with remembering to stay hydrated. 
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-11-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By desertpenguin
I started making laundry detergent using 1/3 of...

I started making laundry detergent using 1/3 of a bar of Dr Bronners, 1/4 cup borax and 1/4 cup of washing soda with 1 gal of water. We have an old top loader. I typically start the water, dump in...
Forum: Pets   05-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By desertpenguin
We feed the cats Evolve cat food which is wheat,...

We feed the cats Evolve cat food which is wheat, corn, and soy free. But like I said, we are planning on switching to a grain free cat food soon. I was only feeding the three of them one can of tuna...
Forum: Pets   05-24-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By desertpenguin
I think it might be best for you to contact the...

I think it might be best for you to contact the foster organization. If you're worried about what they will think, you can simply explain to them the issues. I would be shocked if they refused to...
Forum: Pets   05-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By desertpenguin
Ok thank you. I am going to try adding sweet...

Ok thank you. I am going to try adding sweet potato to his food (don't have any canned pumpkin right now) and continue with the DE to eliminate any possible worms.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-23-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,326
Posted By desertpenguin
I decided to quit worrying about it because I...

I decided to quit worrying about it because I figure the constant stress isn't worth my health. Although I did end up being gifted a nonstick slow cooker that has remained in the cabinet since it...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,436
Posted By desertpenguin
I'm not veg*n but want to throw out there that...

I'm not veg*n but want to throw out there that you can make alternative milks from pretty much any nut, seed, or grain. Sesame seeds are one of the best sources of calcium. I really like flax milk...
Forum: Pets   05-23-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By desertpenguin
I checked his butt a couple times last night and...

I checked his butt a couple times last night and he didn't appear to have any feces stuck to his behind and no feces on the carpet. His anus looked really...bulgy though, and I figured since I've...
Forum: Pets   05-22-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By desertpenguin
We recently adopted a kitten that is approx 9...

We recently adopted a kitten that is approx 9 weeks old. I have started feeding him and our other two cats (both approx 1 yo) diatomaceous earth mixed in with some tuna as part of their daily diet...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,494
Posted By desertpenguin
Thank you for your response. I have been trying...

Thank you for your response. I have been trying to drink more water and have been trying to nurse dd every 2-3 hours during the day and 2-3x after I go to sleep, though I'm very tired and we cosleep...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-14-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By desertpenguin
Thank you for your response. I have an appt for...

Thank you for your response. I have an appt for dd on Tuesday so we will see what the pediatrician thinks. Hopefully it will resolve on it's own like it did with your ds. 
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,494
Posted By desertpenguin
I have an almost 2 week old who has a dry mouth...

I have an almost 2 week old who has a dry mouth and somewhat chapped lips. Breastfeeding seems to be going well at this point, decent latch, audible swallowing sounds, plenty of wet and dirty...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-12-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By desertpenguin
I have an almost 2 week old who has a dry mouth...

I have an almost 2 week old who has a dry mouth and somewhat chapped lips. Breastfeeding seems to be going well at this point, decent latch, audible swallowing sounds, plenty of wet and dirty...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-13-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 374
Posted By desertpenguin
Well after being told by the lawyer I finally...

Well after being told by the lawyer I finally got in touch with that I was sh*t outta luck and might have to file bankruptcy myself to get out of it, I decided to call Bank of America to talk to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 374
Posted By desertpenguin
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Quote:Originally Posted by LynLyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-12-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 374
Posted By desertpenguin
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by EarthRootsStarSoul http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-10-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 374
Posted By desertpenguin
Sorry that I have been absent from this thread...

Sorry that I have been absent from this thread for awhile. I contacted a housing counseling agency and was told that it's solely a legal matter, so I have been trying to get in touch with some kind...
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