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Forum: Family Safety   10-27-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By porenn
I figured if anyone did, it would be this forum....

I figured if anyone did, it would be this forum.
 
I have a 4 year old in a TrueFit, in a Honda Oddysey with a LATCH system in the middle seats. Recently, at playgroup, one of the moms mentioned...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-02-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By porenn
So I just found out that I am 3-4 weeks...

So I just found out that I am 3-4 weeks pregnant, something that is not completely expected and not completely welcome.
 
Not welcome, because I have just started on track to eat better and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-20-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By porenn
Hey all! My daughter is turning 4 in a few...

Hey all!
My daughter is turning 4 in a few months, and I'm trying to avoid paper party products, and I'm thinking that I'll make party hats out of felted wool.
At first I was thinking that I'd...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-15-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By porenn
I'm sure I'm not the only one who's child spits,...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's child spits, so I'm hoping for some ideas as to how to stop this.
 
My daughter will be three in April.
 
For the past two months or so she's been spitting......
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,389
Posted By porenn
I can't attest to what works for other people,...

I can't attest to what works for other people, but I know that I function much better on a grain free, sugar free diet.
 
I have a laundry list of things that get better when I do:
 
My...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,646
Posted By porenn
So, how do you combat the rats? I posted with...

So, how do you combat the rats? I posted with this question over the summer and got a few good ideas, but in the end we had to rip out a large part of the garden because it provided a covered path...
Forum: Family Safety   12-03-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By porenn
I'm a bit confused-   I have a 2.5 year old...

I'm a bit confused-
 
I have a 2.5 year old who is still a bit small for her age (27 pounds). She still rear faces in our Truefit in the back of my car.
 
My husband drives a 1991 Toyota pick up...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-24-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By porenn
My mom has a floor loom that is currently in...

My mom has a floor loom that is currently in pieces in the basement- she took it apart when she moved...

We can't seem to figure out how to put it back together- apparently her memory isn't as...
Forum: Gardening   10-10-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,908
Posted By porenn
We have a small garden in the back yard. This...

We have a small garden in the back yard. This season we started off committed and excited about growing some of our own produce. We had a ton of fun prepping soil, planting seeds, watering and...
Forum: Waldorf   10-05-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By porenn
I saw some at Joann Fabrics today- they had a...

I saw some at Joann Fabrics today- they had a range of sizes and colors, anywhere from $10-$20, and they were having a 50% off sale. I saw some really cute red and black ones, and some green and...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,777
Posted By porenn
These aren't children's books- I read them in...

These aren't children's books- I read them in Jr. High/High School, but books by Robin McKinley have very strong female characters. The one's I think of when I think "princess" are The Hero and the...
Forum: Family Safety   08-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By porenn
Ok- so I checked it- the foot is flipped toward...

Ok- so I checked it- the foot is flipped toward the front of the carseat- the back of the car.... (argh its so confusing- front being facing front or front being facing back) so I think i have it...
Forum: Family Safety   08-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By porenn
I know better than to front face my 2 year old,...

I know better than to front face my 2 year old, but I did it on a trip where I had a long-legged front seat passenger and it was easier. I just never turned it back.

I watched the videos again...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-08-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,711
Posted By porenn
We do now- my daughter is a little over two, and...

We do now- my daughter is a little over two, and we have a king sized bed.

But, we've had to go through a ton of different sleep situations to get here.

When she was born, I had her in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-08-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By porenn
Can you get a full sized bed to replace the...

Can you get a full sized bed to replace the twin? That way you can both sleep in his room when he needs you to, and maybe eventually you can start transitioning back into your room, rather than the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-08-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By porenn
My daughter was the same way- wouldn't nap alone...

My daughter was the same way- wouldn't nap alone during the day... any movement out of my arms would wake her up. I don't remember when she started napping by herself, but eventually she did. Twice...
Forum: Television   04-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,179
Posted By porenn
I'm with ya'll on the AXE commercials- the new...

I'm with ya'll on the AXE commercials- the new one that is for their scent changing body spray shows a guy changing clothing and hair styles throughout his date, and the tag line is "Because women...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By porenn
I do have to agree that one of the best things...

I do have to agree that one of the best things about home schooling is that you can learn along with your kids-

I don't home school yet, so this may sound a bit presumptuous, which is not my...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By porenn
So, I am a moron who didn't bother to do their...

So, I am a moron who didn't bother to do their homework! I just went back and looked, and realized that it sounds like you already live on the north shore, and probably already know about most of...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By porenn
I'm sorry that I am just now seeing this- I hope...

I'm sorry that I am just now seeing this- I hope your move is going well!

This will be a terribly disjointed, long and rambly post since I'm just typing, but here goes....

I live in Lynn, and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,449
Posted By porenn
Oh- and just because its interesting: o...

Oh- and just because its interesting:

o deworm her animals, my aunt (who owns an herb farm over run with cats to control the mice and chipmunks) swears by horseradish root- she allows it to root...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-18-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,449
Posted By porenn
My vet is a homoeopath, and has a very strict...

My vet is a homoeopath, and has a very strict policy of not over vaccinating, so when he tells me I need to get a certain vaccine, I do it. The only ones he is adamant are the Lyme vaccine,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-18-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By porenn
I'm fairly certain this goes in nighttime...

I'm fairly certain this goes in nighttime parenting...

My daughter will be 2 next week. We co-sleep, and are not trying to move the her into her own bed, although she does have on, and sometimes...
Forum: Women's Health   03-29-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By porenn
I don't believe in medicating fevers, but...

I don't believe in medicating fevers, but sometimes I just need to check in- I assume, after reading other threads, that if she's drinking and sleeping, there really isn't that much to worry about,...
Forum: Activism and News   03-03-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By porenn
So I just watched the local news coverage of...

So I just watched the local news coverage of this, and was appalled at it, and I really would like to write to the station AND post an on-line response, but I want to know if I can post some of the...
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