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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By Ahimsa
I hated Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy...

I hated Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I thought it was too scripted and I didn't feel that I could deliver it authentically. My son used Starfall to learn the basics, but he wasn't...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 316
  Regrets
Views: 10,612
Posted By Ahimsa
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Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ahimsa
It took me a long time to let go of the thought...

It took me a long time to let go of the thought that he gets all of the fun and I get all the work. My ex was in a relationship within weeks of breaking up and he was living with his girlfriend a...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ahimsa
We were never married, and my kids have always...

We were never married, and my kids have always lived with me. My daughter has never lived with him, as he moved out when I was pregnant with her, and she just started doing overnights a month ago....
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ahimsa
I have also expressed that I am willing to talk...

I have also expressed that I am willing to talk these kind of things through, with a third party present (so it doesn't get nasty.) We were using a friend that is trained in non violent...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ahimsa
I am sure it was him or him and his girlfriend....

I am sure it was him or him and his girlfriend. I asked him about it and he feels it was justified. Nobody else would have called. Anybody that knows me, respects me as a committed and dedicated...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ahimsa
I am going to a legal clinic through legal aide...

I am going to a legal clinic through legal aide here in a few weeks.
 
The hardest part to understand is the fact that he thinks it is no big deal to call them. We have been working well together....
Forum: Single Parenting   08-11-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By Ahimsa
This past weekend ex called CYS on me. He told...

This past weekend ex called CYS on me. He told them that I had a deplorably messy house with animal feces lying around; that my son was not enrolled in school; that I had a history of drug use; that...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Ahimsa
Thank you. I agree that it is probably not wise...

Thank you. I agree that it is probably not wise for me to sign anything without my own legal representation.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-30-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Ahimsa
I really don't know what he makes exactly, but I...

I really don't know what he makes exactly, but I don't think he is raking in the dough or anything. Him and his girlfriend just moved to a bigger place and got a new car. He is currently working a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-30-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Ahimsa
Ex and I have worked out child support and...

Ex and I have worked out child support and custody between ourselves for years now. Recently, ex has said he has gone to a lawyer and wants to get a child support agreement written up by this lawyer...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ahimsa
It is annoying because I put a lot of thought...

It is annoying because I put a lot of thought into naming my daughter, and I would like her to be called what I named her. I would be just as annoyed if any one else called my daughter by a name I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-01-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,541
Posted By Ahimsa
I focus on packing my diet with nutrients. I...

I focus on packing my diet with nutrients. I strive to eat a good size salad, a sweet potato or other orange veggie like squash, a serving or two of beans, a few servings of nuts and seeds, a green...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-31-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ahimsa
Ex's girlfriend is calling my daughter Kalina...

Ex's girlfriend is calling my daughter Kalina Belina Maria Sophia (her name is Kalina Soleil), and I am pretty upset about it. I had a conversation with ex a few months ago about it, and it seemed...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-28-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Ahimsa
The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook (not 100%...

The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook (not 100% vegan, but most recipes are, plus they are simple and healthy)
Forum: Single Parenting   06-28-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Ahimsa
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I can really relate to your post. I am feeling overwhelmed, as well. I have a 6 yr old and a almost 2 yr old. Today I spanked my...
Forum: Dental   05-17-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,594
Posted By Ahimsa
How long did it take? My almost 2 yr old...

How long did it take?

My almost 2 yr old has extensive tooth decay, and is scheduled for GA. I would love save some of her teeth.
Forum: December 2010   04-17-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 939
Posted By Ahimsa
The best way to wean yourself off caffeine is...

The best way to wean yourself off caffeine is slowly. Drink 1-2 oz less each day until your down to nothing. I use a little 1/4 c measuring cup and take one 1/4 cup out the 1st day, 2 the 2nd and so...
Forum: Homebirth   04-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Ahimsa
Go with what you want!!!...

Go with what you want!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

I really wanted a doula for my 1st, but my midwife and my ex talked me out of it. I really regret that I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-13-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
  Kale
Views: 1,501
Posted By Ahimsa
I love kale simply steamed then topped with...

I love kale simply steamed then topped with butter, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a dash of Braggs or low sodium soy sauce.

It can take a good 10 minutes or more for kale to steam up right....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-13-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,191
Posted By Ahimsa
DS I just knew was a boy early on, and I had a...

DS I just knew was a boy early on, and I had a dream late in pregnancy with a boy baby in it. I bought boy clothes, but left the tags on just in case (I didn't have any ultrasounds.) I was even...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-13-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ahimsa
Had no morning sickness, just some mild food...

Had no morning sickness, just some mild food aversions, with DS.

Had some mild to moderate morning sickness and strong food aversions with DD.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-07-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Ahimsa
I highly recommend The Vegetarian Mother's...

I highly recommend The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook by Cathe Olson. It is filled with simple whole food vegetarian recipes that are easily adaptable. If I am at a loss for what to cook, I can open...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By Ahimsa
1/2 c Cashews 1/2 c Any other nut or seed (I...

1/2 c Cashews
1/2 c Any other nut or seed (I have used brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
2 cups Water
2-3 Tbs of Tapioca Flour or Ener-G egg replacer or other...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Ahimsa
I just let DS (5) believe. If he asks questions...

I just let DS (5) believe. If he asks questions I ask him what he thinks the answer is. I try to let him have the fun of believing without overdoing it. When he gets to the point of asking me, I...
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