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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 09:57 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
I was the smallest in my class for years, yet...

I was the smallest in my class for years, yet they still wanted to advance me to first grade because I could read well whereas no one else could (1974--preschool was still less common and no one...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17
Posted By SweetSilver
I've been weighing myself most every day, but...

I've been weighing myself most every day, but I've started just doing it every other day. It sounds obsessive, but it keeps me on track. I notice the big swings and give myself a recovery day or...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 40
Posted By SweetSilver
Completely disagree with this part. Completely,...

Completely disagree with this part. Completely, totally disagree.
Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 40
Posted By SweetSilver
Food is one of those childhood battles that...

Food is one of those childhood battles that parents have weak control over. You cannot win the battle by butting heads on this one, or if you do I worry about the consequences for your emotional...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks, lbd, for a reminder about boredom coming...

Thanks, lbd, for a reminder about boredom coming from somewhere deeper. I might also need to look into that with my oldest. Her boredom is more emotionally based and deeply ingrained.
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,295
Posted By SweetSilver
mckittre... poor guy. :(

mckittre... poor guy. :(
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:32 AM
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Views: 1,295
Posted By SweetSilver
:p ...

:p ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,238
Posted By SweetSilver
My god, is it almost the end of January? Now...

My god, is it almost the end of January? Now where was I......
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 220
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome to our little thread, Fortune Teller. ...

Welcome to our little thread, Fortune Teller. The thing I like about yoga is that there are so many ways to go deeper into the practice, but the benefit is from trying, not so much achieving, so...
Forum: Gardening   01-27-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
:laugh ..... thank you for that!!!

:laugh ..... thank you for that!!!
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,295
Posted By SweetSilver
My daughter didn't put her face in the water...

My daughter didn't put her face in the water until she was 9, rkom. She was averse to any splashing at all. I found that lessons were a waste of my money. Instead, we started going to longer open...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,295
Posted By SweetSilver
I think I'm understanding a bit about my 10yo's...

I think I'm understanding a bit about my 10yo's grumbliness. So much of what she wants to do comes along with something she doesn't want to do and it's frustrating to her. She hates doing any she...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-27-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 420
Posted By SweetSilver
Weight this morning was 141. Last night on the...

Weight this morning was 141. Last night on the way home, to avoid getting too hungry, I had some of my daughter's cracker and pretzel snack and..... uuuuuuugh........... I didn't have too much but...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 420
Posted By SweetSilver
New thread...

New thread (http://www.mothering.com/forum/264-fitness-weight-management/1479346-feb-march-between-challenges-weigh-thread.html#post18401490)

See you there!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17
Posted By SweetSilver
Feb/March In-Between-Challenges Weigh-In Thread

lilacvioletiris did check in, thankfully, and all is well but she's busy and can't run a Weight-Loss Challenge thread for us right now, and some of us want a place to keep posting our (usually...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 220
Posted By SweetSilver
I've forgotten about camel. Nice going, Jaxy,...

I've forgotten about camel. Nice going, Jaxy, that is a tough one! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 220
Posted By SweetSilver
That is a treat! My yoga has been getting...

That is a treat!

My yoga has been getting longer, that's great. I'm trying to find ways to push myself, try new poses, but I like the general format and have been struggling to find appropriate...
Forum: Unschooling   01-26-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,295
Posted By SweetSilver
Format is everything for us, and vampire math...

Format is everything for us, and vampire math sounds right up our alley.

The girls have been playing with the Snap Circuits we borrowed from the Girl Scout library.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 420
Posted By SweetSilver
Forgot this morning. Was 141.5 yesterday, but...

Forgot this morning. Was 141.5 yesterday, but the impromptu snack I ate at work (potato chips, fig newtons, OJ) I think did not help me. Looked at the calorie count-- cookies 110 for 2 cookies! I...
Forum: Gardening   01-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Personally I would not bother with Roundup on...

Personally I would not bother with Roundup on English Ivy. You still have to pull it all so you are not saving yourself any work there, and the roots are not that persistent. English Ivy is more a...
Forum: Gardening   01-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
That is English Ivy, or a close relative. Unless...

That is English Ivy, or a close relative. Unless it's growing in a rock wall or something, it's actually very easy to get out and keep out with a little diligence. Roundup (and no need to use it...
Forum: Unschooling   01-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,295
Posted By SweetSilver
Community college isn't free for high school...

Community college isn't free for high school students seeking a degree. The kids who end up there (the ones I know) are often put off by high school-- the social politics, melodrama, the inability...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 420
Posted By SweetSilver
Hmmm... starting to see either some stubbornness...

Hmmm... starting to see either some stubbornness or I'm getting too ambitious. For the second time mid-140's, I'm seeing quite a bit of bobbling on the scale. I know I haven't been walking so much,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,238
Posted By SweetSilver
Catching up.

Catching up.
Forum: Gardening   01-21-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Can you post a picture? In general for...

Can you post a picture?

In general for weeding out stubborn plants, you want a spading fork (http://www.lowes.com/pd_90630-302-1812200_0__?productId=1111981), and usually a trowel, japanese...
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