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Forum: Spirituality   09-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,136
Posted By knittingmomma
Submission is something I pray often about... to...

Submission is something I pray often about... to keep my mouth shut unless I am uplifting my husband or there is something that I truly must contradict him that I do it gently and in private.
This...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-03-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,622
Posted By knittingmomma
Thanks for the great ideas so far. I am going...

Thanks for the great ideas so far.
I am going to make some of these saying quilts that this talented mama sells - you can see some on her blog at http://beautythatmoves.typepad.com
and use words...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-03-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 13,252
Posted By knittingmomma
We are a family of 8 (six children between the...

We are a family of 8 (six children between the ages of 19 months and 15 1/2)and are able to live off of very little without accepting any help from the government except health care (which is a big...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,153
Posted By knittingmomma
Hello, I would love to join in on this... one...

Hello,
I would love to join in on this... one concern I have, though, is that we buy many organics, which tend to be more expensive. However, I am determined to make it fit in our budget.

Warm...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-05-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,829
Posted By knittingmomma
Just wanted to subscribe to this thread as this...

Just wanted to subscribe to this thread as this is important to me.

I enjoy this woman's blog -
http://thesparrowsnest.typepad.com

Warm wishes,
Tonya
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-05-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 7,187
Posted By knittingmomma
Hi, We are a Christian, working on being...

Hi,
We are a Christian, working on being home-based, simple living family with five children. We have left our family size up to God and his will.
Our youngest is now 2 1/2 - she will be three in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,356
Posted By knittingmomma
The only workout video that I can get all three...

The only workout video that I can get all three boys to do (ages 13, 11, and 8 1/2 ) is Tae Bo - they love it - the girls as well.
We go outside nearly everyday too. My husband has made up a daily...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-26-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By knittingmomma
Beautiful! Warm wishes, Tonya - Simple...

Beautiful!
Warm wishes,
Tonya - Simple Living Mom to 5 and Natural Fiber Artist
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-26-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 347
Posted By knittingmomma
We are spending the winter at my aunt and...

We are spending the winter at my aunt and uncle's house - in their finished basement until we can get back up to our home in northern Vermont in the spring with the cash to get everything finished....
Forum: Work from Home Parents   11-26-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By knittingmomma
I have been thinking much more about writing and...

I have been thinking much more about writing and this sounds like it would be a great match. I will be emailing you more soon.
Thanks!
Warm wishes,
Tonya - Simple Living Mom of 5 and Natural...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By knittingmomma
Well, we also strive to do this as well. The...

Well, we also strive to do this as well. The items we cannot make ourselves, we buy from small local businesses or home based businesses whenever possible.

We are making baked goods - fudge,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By knittingmomma
I think Waldorf goes much deeper than exterior...

I think Waldorf goes much deeper than exterior goods... one needs to develop an inner understanding of Steiner to truly incorporate Waldorf into your home. http://www.waldorflibrary.org has lots of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By knittingmomma
Start slowly... Just add one new thing until it...

Start slowly... Just add one new thing until it does become routine.. Such as lighting a candle at breakfast and reciting a morning verse...

Then add a seasonal table or shelf somewhere in your...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-21-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,926
Posted By knittingmomma
Wow!!! Amazing work... Now to get my husband to...

Wow!!! Amazing work... Now to get my husband to get going... He has at least an hour each morning where he needs to be making toys!

Warm wishes,
Tonya - Mom of 5 - Natural Fiber Crafter
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-21-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By knittingmomma
That is beautiful - and very unique. Warm...

That is beautiful - and very unique.

Warm wishes,
Tonya - Mom of 5
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-29-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By knittingmomma
Go to the dealerships and check out their used...

Go to the dealerships and check out their used lots. This time of the year they may want to just get rid of them. Ask them to include delivery and blocking/leveling.
I always said I would NEVER buy...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-29-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By knittingmomma
Try http://www.elementalmuse.com Michelle is...

Try http://www.elementalmuse.com Michelle is really great.

Warm wishes,
Tonya
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-11-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By knittingmomma
Thank you so very much for the reminder. It...

Thank you so very much for the reminder. It seems that with the nice weather, spending time at the computer has become last on my list. Sorry about not updating in so long.

Warm wishes,
Tonya -...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-20-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By knittingmomma
I use 100% hemp to make wash cloths, soap...

I use 100% hemp to make wash cloths, soap savers, and kitchen scrubbers. IT is mold and mildew resistant and a great scrubber.

Warm wishes,
Tonya - Simple Living Mom of 5
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-20-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By knittingmomma
I agree.. It depends how fast you want to...

I agree..

It depends how fast you want to "get going" or if you can grow your business more slowly. I have virtually no paid advertising, yet continue to grow a bit each week. Also, since we make...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-02-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By knittingmomma
Oh! This article is terrible. My girlfriend...

Oh! This article is terrible. My girlfriend emailed the link to me yesterday.
Of course babies can be trained but they are not dogs! My opinion is that babies in orphanages that go to be cold and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By knittingmomma
Just tooting our own horn, but our family makes...

Just tooting our own horn, but our family makes natural fiber toys and our bag of rainbow dolls/gnomes is a favorite for a child's second birthday........
Forum: Waldorf   05-30-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By knittingmomma
If you could only buy one book - I would...

If you could only buy one book - I would recommend - Toymaking with Children - if you are up to making lots of your own toys - terrific! and at the kindergarten age, play is probably most important....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-30-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By knittingmomma
Those are so wonderful!! Lucky...

Those are so wonderful!! Lucky childrenhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Warm wishes,
Tonya - Simple Living Mom of 5
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-30-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By knittingmomma
I was going to say really about the same... go...

I was going to say really about the same... go to bed nearly when he does and wake up a couple of hours before he usually does.... The early mornings are my most productive time before the household...
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