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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Gumbi
My 15 yr old dd, whom has her drivers permit,...

My 15 yr old dd, whom has her drivers permit, decided to take a friends mom's van out for a spin the other night while their parents were out. The three girls drove about a mile down to the beach...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-03-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Gumbi
Have him bend over when he sits on the...

Have him bend over when he sits on the potty....it will naturally point that firehose down!! It has worked for us! There is never enjoyment when the pants get wet because the pee leaked out between...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,225
Posted By Gumbi
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

Yeah, the not ever seeing each other except in frustration doesn't help either does it!! I hear you there!
Anyway, my comment...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-23-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,148
Posted By Gumbi
I made the best soup...and two of the three kids...

I made the best soup...and two of the three kids wolfed it down!

We could call it Squash Chicken Soup (I don't use recipes or measure....sorry!)

Butternut Squash (or any other orange winter...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Gumbi
Yup....I am there too with my almost 3 year old...

Yup....I am there too with my almost 3 year old ds!! VERY Frustrating!
Our big thing is, he won't even TASTe anything to see if he likes it! And I know he would like a lot of the things that we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Gumbi
Yup....I am there too with my almost 3 year old...

Yup....I am there too with my almost 3 year old ds!! VERY Frustrating!
Our big thing is, he won't even TASTe anything to see if he likes it! And I know he would like a lot of the things that we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By Gumbi
We have done many train trips with our kids at...

We have done many train trips with our kids at all ages and it is great!! The last on was me and 3 kids ....alone for two days from Michigan to Oregon!! (ages 9, 6, and 18mo)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Gumbi
We love our Discovery Toy sets. We got two of...

We love our Discovery Toy sets. We got two of them on one birthday about 5 years ago. One new from my cousin and one old from a dear friend from when her boys were young. AND I scored one a couple...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Gumbi
(2 1/2) We cut the diapers off when we ran out...

(2 1/2) We cut the diapers off when we ran out the other day. We have been going on the potty for months now, but just hadn't made the switch yet...we were waiting for his sisters to go back to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Gumbi
Our Ikea sets do not work well with out Maxim...

Our Ikea sets do not work well with out Maxim set or Thomas stuff that we have...GO WITH MAXIM!! They will click together, but as someone said, ya gotta jam them...and the battery operated engines...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-15-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,001
Posted By Gumbi
We just had our sleepover (with all the Juniors...

We just had our sleepover (with all the Juniors in the area) last weekend and it was really fun!
We are beginning working on a cooking/nutrition badge and tying in exercise. My ideas so far are to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-29-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
  Beets?
Views: 445
Posted By Gumbi
Boil them with the skins on after cutting off...

Boil them with the skins on after cutting off the ends and the peel slips right off when they are done...20ish minutes??? Then slice them and roast them for 10 minutes (or more) to take some...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-29-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Gumbi
Someone gave me one of those little paci-looking...

Someone gave me one of those little paci-looking things with a net on it and my ds loved any kind of fruit in it. You put the peach (or whatever) in the net and screw it back together and give it to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-29-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Gumbi
I use the recipe out of Moosewood (kind of)...

I use the recipe out of Moosewood (kind of) cookbook, the yellow one:
1/2 cups chickpeas
3 med cloves garlic
11/2 tsp salt
dash of tamari (soy sauce)
juice from 2 lemons
3/4 cup tahini
1/4...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-21-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 100,659
Posted By Gumbi
Stargirl....AHHH...I got the same crockpot for...

Stargirl....AHHH...I got the same crockpot for christmas and you are right it cooks too fast....and the whole point is that I can go to work for 7-9 hours and cook something while I am gone....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-21-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,654
Posted By Gumbi
Quote: Originally Posted by sweetpea333...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetpea333 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/4926091)
i read almost all of the books you...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-05-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Gumbi
We like them made with shredded sweet potatoes...

We like them made with shredded sweet potatoes too! With a sour cream/yogurt/dill/spice sauce, basically whatever I throw into the sauce and the pancakes!! I use egg to hold mine together. Yum!@!...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-27-2006, 03:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By Gumbi
"by adjustable waist, do you mamas mean...

"by adjustable waist, do you mamas mean drawstrings etc?"

No, I presume they are talking about adjustable waste pants with little buttons on the inside of the waste band and a piece of elastic...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-21-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By Gumbi
Liam:ALmost 2 yr old when getting in the van:...

Liam:ALmost 2 yr old when getting in the van: "Alayna's a good boy...no, layna's not a boy, laynas a girl!" (he is just starting to grasp the girl/boy thing and excitedly corrected himself)

Me:"...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-07-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,001
Posted By Gumbi
Hey I'm new here too! I am co-leading a Junior...

Hey I'm new here too! I am co-leading a Junior troop this year with a friend, which includes my daughter, my friends triplets, and 15 other girls. We are having a blast so far!! I have missed 2 of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-03-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Gumbi
HELP!! My almost 10 yr old DD cracks her...

HELP!! My almost 10 yr old DD cracks her knuckles constantly! Not only does it drive me bonkers, but I wonder about the conflicting arguments that "it does no harm". I find that hard to believe!...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,233
Posted By Gumbi
I came on to MDC to post this exact...

I came on to MDC to post this exact thread....Thanks!!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

Hama Beads are a great idea which I will definately get!! We had them at our...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By Gumbi
We have Magz and they are the best expensive toy...

We have Magz and they are the best expensive toy I have ever bought! They do tend to be found in some odd places when you clean though!! The choking thing is a good point and ours did stay at the...
Forum: Gardening   11-21-2006, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Gumbi
Answered my own question. Will have to add to...

Answered my own question. Will have to add to favorites to read tomorrow...too tired!!
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/gl_herbs/ar...716613,00.html...
Forum: Gardening   11-21-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Gumbi
Does it work well to grow herbs indoors, in...

Does it work well to grow herbs indoors, in pots? I know they sell herb kits and stuff, but do they really grow all winter enough to supply our fresh hummus loving family with enough parsley? Or...
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