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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Chanley
We had a similar situation at Christmas. The...

We had a similar situation at Christmas. The younger one is just generous to a fault, with all of his Christmas candy from his stocking. He just kept giving and my darling oldest one kept taking and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-31-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Chanley
Ohh and as far as the hitting, my son was more...

Ohh and as far as the hitting, my son was more of a hitter than my daughter. I would hold his hands and rub them. Saying something like, 'Wow! You seem really mad at me. Your hands are very very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-31-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Chanley
my favorite way to transition at this age was to...

my favorite way to transition at this age was to pretend to be something. trains work really well at that age.

"Hey! Lets be a (train, plane, mama duck & baby duck)! Ohh first you need your new...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-19-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By Chanley
When we get a case of the "I wants" and they are...

When we get a case of the "I wants" and they are wants I cannot fulfill, I join in.

Ex.

"I want ice cream" (before breakfast, bad idea, not going to happen on this planet)

and it...
Forum: Gardening   01-19-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Chanley
where do you live? kale is a cold weather plant....

where do you live? kale is a cold weather plant. Usually corn and kale are not hanging out together in my garden. One is gone to seed by the time the other makes her appearance. but I live in a very...
Forum: Gardening   01-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Chanley
Because of what they eat. Horses at a lot of...

Because of what they eat. Horses at a lot of weeds, using horse manure may introduce a good number of new weeds to your garden. Composting properly will help.

Rabbit manure or worm manure is my...
Forum: Gardening   01-19-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,435
Posted By Chanley
You only ruin the soil if you have a build up of...

You only ruin the soil if you have a build up of salts. This happens easily if you are using it on potted plants. Over fertilization will damage any plants regardless of what you use.

And yes,...
Forum: Gardening   01-19-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,542
Posted By Chanley
unless you have really alkaline soil, what is...

unless you have really alkaline soil, what is wrong with lime?

i have seen great raised beds made with concrete blocks. The holes left in the top are great for planting odds and ends. I have also...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Chanley
I see it too! We have a local family who has a...

I see it too! We have a local family who has a kid that everyone avoids and nobody wants to hang out with the parents because of the kid. The kid is HORRIBLE. And the parents are both educated and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Chanley
That behavior for my kids usually came before a...

That behavior for my kids usually came before a huge advance in skills. They would do this when 'they' where changing. I think sometimes gaining an ability is kinda scary and they need extra...
Forum: Gardening   01-18-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Chanley
from my understanding it is NOT legal. they...

from my understanding it is NOT legal.

they make silica free playground sand and sell it at home and garden centers.
Forum: Gardening   01-18-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,435
Posted By Chanley
Ok here is a bit more of a detailed...

Ok here is a bit more of a detailed explaination...

-industrial fertilizers are full of salts.
-they are also by products of weapons manufacturing.
-like a vitamin...they are not a "whole food"...
Forum: August 2008   01-23-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Chanley
Ladies, ALL swapping will happen in the MDC...

Ladies,

ALL swapping will happen in the MDC swap forum. I am going to have to tighten down on the swapping in these forums. It will not happen. I will move posts and give out alerts. Please, keep...
Forum: December 2007   01-15-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chanley
The first thing that you should do is look at...

The first thing that you should do is look at your diet. Since you are on MDC, I am going to assume you are breastfeeding. I would definitely look into an elimination diet.

I had to totally take...
Forum: December 2007   01-15-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Chanley
Ladies, I removed the diva mama thread...

Ladies,

I removed the diva mama thread because it is against the user agreement to post any sort of trading/fundraising on the boards outside of the trading post.

Thanks
Shannon
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-05-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Chanley
there is a thread in pregnancy resources that is...

there is a thread in pregnancy resources that is very useful. gossamer (a mod here) is our resident pre-e expert.
Forum: December 2007   12-17-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By Chanley
you could always start a thread in finding your...

you could always start a thread in finding your tribe.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-10-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,823
Posted By Chanley
take care of yourself. we have missed you.

take care of yourself. we have missed you.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-21-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Chanley
I would sooo be resentful if my dh did a...

I would sooo be resentful if my dh did a performance review on me and my skills. he is not my boss.

i do the best I can every day. that is enough for all of us. I do not need anyone judging my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-28-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,233
Posted By Chanley
There is a lot of weight to words. Simply by...

There is a lot of weight to words. Simply by changing my choice of words, I can alter a situation. I do this quite often with my children. "No not now" vs. "Yes, later" gets me a very differenct...
Forum: Co-op Archive   10-27-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 178
Posted By Chanley
anyone interested? this would be a great time to...

anyone interested? this would be a great time to get tea for x-mas gifts.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,233
Posted By Chanley
I also appreciate the way that bellymama has...

I also appreciate the way that bellymama has handled this topic. In the past, it has brought up many difficult feelings and I hope that we continue to speak about this in a loving, respectful way.
...
Forum: April 2008   10-17-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 450
Posted By Chanley
No you are supposed to move it to a yahoo group....

No you are supposed to move it to a yahoo group.

That is fine. The organizer can put a link in her sig and quietly go about it that way. The rules on this are still unclear even to me on that...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-22-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By Chanley
It is different and with two you realize that...

It is different and with two you realize that you cannot quantify love. It just is. I am consumed by the love I feel for both of my kids. I cannot explain the why or how. It is not about amount. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-19-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 49,445
Posted By Chanley
Women have homebirths in Georgia every day. It...

Women have homebirths in Georgia every day. It is not illegal, it just ain't legal.
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