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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-02-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,547
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I'm a former city dweller turned country...

I'm a former city dweller turned country bumpkin. I was better prepared for an emergency in the city than I am out here in my no stoplight town. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,547
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I just love that a country bumpkin (not said...

I just love that a country bumpkin (not said with malice as I am one myself) cannot grasp major city living vs. unprecedented natural disaster.  Several of your "solutions" are downright deadly.  If...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,716
Posted By DragonflyBlue
If he doesn't get up, he should be woken up....

If he doesn't get up, he should be woken up. He's old enough to learn to be responsible for getting himself up and off to school.

There is no reason, barring illness that he shouldn't be able to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
All of my kids have gone through the chuck stuff...

All of my kids have gone through the chuck stuff in the trash phase. I've lost more tv remotes that way! Drives me crazy!

It's hot here. Over a 100 every day and looks like there's no end in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
How are you doing today SB?

How are you doing today SB?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
No need to feel like a twit. When you start...

No need to feel like a twit.

When you start a new building what is the most important step to take first? It's a firm foundation. You can't build on swampland or soft ground. You need a firm...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
How are you this morning? I'm sure your anxiety...

How are you this morning? I'm sure your anxiety and fears are toying with you. I'm here, imagine me standing next to you as you make the call. Imagine my arms giving you a gentle hug as you hang up...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I've not screen capped anything. Not once. I...

I've not screen capped anything. Not once. I posted after I blew up here and was worried about getting banned. I asked for my words here, on that post to be sc'd. My own words. Nobody elses.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Hey inkster? How about you get things right? The...

Hey inkster? How about you get things right? The vast majority of comments stated that ds1 was handsome and looked like a very loving sibling to the littles. Nobody said anything negative about him....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Sounds like there are a lot of fun things going...

Sounds like there are a lot of fun things going on at your place!

I know you have a fear of doctors. How do you feel about the ob who helped you through your pregnancy with Jenna? Is he/she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
The cow party consisted of us brushing him down,...

The cow party consisted of us brushing him down, singing the birthday song to him and giving him a bucket of grain. The twins wanted to put a candle in his hay for him to blow out. Hello fire risk?...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I'm a member there. I have been for years. Is...

I'm a member there. I have been for years. Is there a thread there. Yes. If you are a member there and can read, you can see that I've said the same things there that I have said here. So have other...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Just checking in to see how you all are doing...

Just checking in to see how you all are doing this morning.

I have to be honest here. All my talk about getting up with the alarm clock? Ummm. Well.... I didn't even hear it this morning. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
DS has huge energy levels. Huge! If I could...

DS has huge energy levels. Huge! If I could harness his energy and convert it to power? We could run our house, barn and well off of it. :s

The yu gi oh cards are fun. DS has friends with them...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I think having your DS come wake you when he...

I think having your DS come wake you when he gets up sounds wonderful. Caleb does that sometimes and we lay in bed, snuggle, talk and play the belly button game. It's a great way to start the day!
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
My life sounds like hell? Bwahahahahaha! It's...

My life sounds like hell? Bwahahahahaha! It's actually a wonderful life. My life was hell and so was the whole families when I was busy whining and doing nothing to fix it. That was hell.

After...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Doctors are not the enemy. Just like any...

Doctors are not the enemy. Just like any profession, there are good ones and bad ones. I've had my share of both. I had a drunk OB show up for my second child's birth. Drunk. Everyone knew but...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I have spine issues, arthritis, my asthma is...

I have spine issues, arthritis, my asthma is horrid. A few months ago my back went to hell in a handbasket. I could barely manage to do basic things - like wiping after I went to the bathroom. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Make the call. That's a start! If you don't get...

Make the call. That's a start! If you don't get anywhere, call someone else. Keep calling till you get someone to listen.

With my 4th dd, we ran through every option our insurance had and were...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
No, you aren't me. You are you, with your own...

No, you aren't me. You are you, with your own issues, beliefs, goals, etc.

I wasn't trying to put you down. I told you, I get it. I understand. I've been there. I offered ideas on how to maybe...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,169
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Set your alarm and get up before the kids. Go to...

Set your alarm and get up before the kids. Go to bed at an earlier time. Put the kids to bed at a reasonable time. Every night. Wake them up in the am after you have had coffee and a bit of time to...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-17-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,342
Posted By DragonflyBlue
TWWS is a place much like MDC with less...

TWWS is a place much like MDC with less moderation and the ability to actually give hands on support that can't be given here.

For those who think it's just a bunch of catty women, you couldn't...
Forum: Family Safety   04-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,985
Posted By DragonflyBlue
I'm going to start by saying I am an animal...

I'm going to start by saying I am an animal lover. I cannot tolerate animals being in pain from illness or accidents. Last week I killed a sick chick that was slowly dying so it wouldn't suffer any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-01-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By DragonflyBlue
Lock the computers with a password.  If they...

Lock the computers with a password.  If they cannot regulate themselves, you need to step in.  Once they have their school work done, then they get playtime.  Kids need structure and limits.  They...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-19-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 35,417
Posted By DragonflyBlue
In all honesty, if you think that you (general...

In all honesty, if you think that you (general you) aren't being talked about IRL or online, you might want to take off your blinders.  People talk.  All the time.  You tell your sister how your day...
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