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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By stormborn
Hang out awhile; this board slows down coming out...

Hang out awhile; this board slows down coming out of the weekend sometimes. :)
I haven't been in quite the same situation-my kids have been homeschooled so far- but I'll give it a shot. Were you...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By stormborn
I can't watch the video...are they saying that...

I can't watch the video...are they saying that everyone who doesn't vax eats organic?
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By stormborn
There are a few studies out there confirming that...

There are a few studies out there confirming that kids who have pets in the home are less likely to be allergic, so you could think of cat hair as a preventative. :)

Mine grew up with dog and cat...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By stormborn
How old are your kids, jr37?

How old are your kids, jr37?
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By stormborn
Welcome! It's always nice to see more Dads here....

Welcome! It's always nice to see more Dads here. :)
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 273
Posted By stormborn
I didn't realize this was a Due date forum-the...

I didn't realize this was a Due date forum-the mobile version sucks-but I didn't want to read and not post...
I'm sorry you're having a hard time and hope it gets better when baby is born, if not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By stormborn
I'm so sorry for your loss, Tiffa. I've taken...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tiffa.
I've taken my kids to funerals from infant on up to preteen and never had a problem; I just made sure to choose a seat with an easy escape route in case they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By stormborn
I forget who clued me in on it, but in my state...

I forget who clued me in on it, but in my state they let you go to a community college free for high school credit. The school didn't publicize it, though. Even better, I got to use the credits again...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By stormborn
Nope, same reasons as you. I finished high school...

Nope, same reasons as you. I finished high school early to get it over with because I hated it so much. There are only a few people I would want to see again...I married one of them and have phone...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,079
Posted By stormborn
That's a good idea, Miranda! I realized the other...

That's a good idea, Miranda! I realized the other day how out of control our clutter is when I couldn't find a single place in the living room to pose dd2 for a picture without a backdrop of mess....
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,079
Posted By stormborn
Don't be too hard on yourself; I dragged home a...

Don't be too hard on yourself; I dragged home a big bag of scissors from cleaning a (depression-era child) friend's house just a few months ago with high hopes that I'd never hunt for scissors again....
Forum: Birth Stories   09-16-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By stormborn
Dr Hayes, by any chance? That sure sounds like...

Dr Hayes, by any chance? That sure sounds like him :D
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,394
Posted By stormborn
Oh, yeah, he meant well. It was funny, later he...

Oh, yeah, he meant well. It was funny, later he mumbled "not that I'm saying you're a cow..." For a guy of his generation (1920's) he was supportive of a lot. Dd2 was born at home while he lived with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By stormborn
I only have two and we don't do much "formal"...

I only have two and we don't do much "formal" sit-down work, but the only way I can get uninterrupted time is to stagger bed/wake times by an hour or two (no naps here either past baby stage) so they...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,394
Posted By stormborn
When dd1 was little I worked full time and...

When dd1 was little I worked full time and pumped. My stepdad told me that I should play classical music every time because it would help me pump more milk! He said when he was growing up on a dairy...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By stormborn
Totally normal. Mine both nursed way more than...

Totally normal. Mine both nursed way more than every 4 hours at that age. IME before 10 or 12 mos. solids are mostly for fun and most of their nutrition was still coming from breastmilk. If I had to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By stormborn
I was thinking for a catheter too, but if it...

I was thinking for a catheter too, but if it needs to be done they can figure it out when they get there, surely? I don't think the procedure is different either way, is it?

OP~ I hope your dd is...
Forum: Mental Health   09-11-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By stormborn
The same way I handle most people who stick their...

The same way I handle most people who stick their noses too far into my business~ "This is what works for our family" said with a smile or a scowl depending on who and how they present it. Repeat as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By stormborn
But damn, surely they could see your house! I own...

But damn, surely they could see your house! I own guns myself (hunting and target shooting) but I'm firmly anti-stupid/drunken-idiots using them irresponsibly.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By stormborn
Were they hunting out of season or trying to...

Were they hunting out of season or trying to scare people or...?? That must've been scary so close to your house!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By stormborn
Would she let you tape a potato slice to it...

Would she let you tape a potato slice to it overnight to draw it out? My kids usually cooperated with that one just because it was weird. "Mom is duct taping food to me!"
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By stormborn
I'm no help, but I feel your head-exploding pain....

I'm no help, but I feel your head-exploding pain.

You remember that song by the Offspring with the chorus of "gotta keep 'em seperated!!!"? It was on in the car the other day and my girls were...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By stormborn
Out of curiosity, does that mean you get $40 per...

Out of curiosity, does that mean you get $40 per school day?
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,915
Posted By stormborn
HI, rightkindofme! Nice to "see" you here again....

HI, rightkindofme! Nice to "see" you here again. :D
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-29-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By stormborn
Most we just leave alone, but when a splinter...

Most we just leave alone, but when a splinter needs to come out (sticking straight out and can't walk on it, etc) I'm a big fan of bribery. ;)

I've also found that an older sib or friend can get...
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