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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By lynsage
Just came back to this thread to say that we did...

Just came back to this thread to say that we did indeed UC with our next one, who was born in water at home (I caught this time!) and is now seven and a half weeks old :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,912
Posted By lynsage
Liked OM on FB, already had Mothering on my...

Liked OM on FB, already had Mothering on my list! 

 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,912
Posted By lynsage
Took the evaluation :)

Took the evaluation :)
Forum: Homeschooling   09-18-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By lynsage
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: Homeschooling   07-03-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By lynsage
  Lot of 31 Edcon Classics workbooks in new...


Lot of 31 Edcon Classics workbooks in new condition. Abridged versions of classic literature, simplified for reading level and split into chapters with standardized testing style vocabulary and...
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,596
Posted By lynsage
These children are a gift from the Universe- be...

These children are a gift from the Universe- be grateful.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-27-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By lynsage
If it's online, I don't respond. If it's in...

If it's online, I don't respond. If it's in person, I say "Thanks, I'll think about it" unless it's something really egregious like spanking or circ in which case I'll just say "Thanks, but that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 869
Posted By lynsage
The way I was raised, if you are having guests,...

The way I was raised, if you are having guests, you put out the best food and drink you can afford. You plan a menu of appealing foods and supply soft drinks and snacks such as a fruit platter or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By lynsage
LL Bean is somewhat more expensive than store...

LL Bean is somewhat more expensive than store brands, but their clothes are VERY well-made and durable, and they back up their products and will replace anything that wears out before its time. My...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-11-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By lynsage
No, all men do not think that way and I dated...

No, all men do not think that way and I dated two guys who were fine with AP. I am currently married to the second one and he has never ONCE encouraged CIO or any other anti-AP practices. Some men...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-01-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By lynsage
If you go to the hardware store and get the...

If you go to the hardware store and get the thinnest painting drop cloth plastic they have, it's really thin, like thinner and softer than a garbage bag, and it's not crinkly at all. I feels kind of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,797
Posted By lynsage
I have some beautiful houseplants and a baby...

I have some beautiful houseplants and a baby carrier for hiking that we got from FC. This was during a period when DH and I basically babysat FC and were the first responders to a couple of ads. We...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,090
Posted By lynsage
Re: sexism, there are some passages in one of...

Re: sexism, there are some passages in one of the teacher's guides, I'm pretty sure it was The Heart of Learning, about how "the mother" should stay home with the kids, basically. If I can find the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,090
Posted By lynsage
We used it for K. It didn't work too well for us...

We used it for K. It didn't work too well for us as far as the learning of the letters, because DD went racing ahead and independently taught herself to read! :D The science projects and nature...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-24-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By lynsage
Let it go.   ...

Let it go.
 
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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-18-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By lynsage
Dr. Brian Canadi is our chiro in South Lyon and...

Dr. Brian Canadi is our chiro in South Lyon and he is great with kids and regularly adjusts our whole family including DD. I guess he "specializes" in kids, but I find him highly competent as an...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-13-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By lynsage
We accidentally UC'ed with our baby (planned HB,...

We accidentally UC'ed with our baby (planned HB, MWs didn't make it in time due to my labor being <30 mins) who was born on Dec. 29th. I really wanted to UP/UC with this pregnancy since I had a...
Forum: December 2010   01-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By lynsage
lynsage on FB!

lynsage on FB!
Forum: December 2010   01-11-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By lynsage
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-11-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By lynsage
I sent this to my husband and DD's grandparents...

I sent this to my husband and DD's grandparents as well. Thank you.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,965
Posted By lynsage
You know how they say  "good fences make good...

You know how they say  "good fences make good neighbors"? I think good boundaries make for a good relationship between in-laws. Aside from people being outright toxic or crazy, most of the in-law...
Forum: December 2010   01-05-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By lynsage
Thanks, everyone! The MW says she thinks it was...

Thanks, everyone! The MW says she thinks it was 8 contractions, but either way I'm still the speed record for her practice :D
 
Owlgirl, this is my second baby. My DD was born in 4 hrs.
Forum: Personal Growth   01-04-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By lynsage
It's your sister's choice if she wants to be her...

It's your sister's choice if she wants to be her alcoholic husband's enabler. It's sad, but it has nothing to do with anything you did or said, and you can't live her life for her.
 
I would never...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-03-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By lynsage
It sounds to me like he responded well to the...

It sounds to me like he responded well to the structure at public school and he might do well to have some of that at home. IDK if I'd go nuts with the candy and ice cream rewards, but it probably...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-01-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By lynsage
Sounds like a cute rhyming nickname to me. 2.5...

Sounds like a cute rhyming nickname to me. 2.5 is plenty old enough to know one's own name. Not a big deal unless you make it one.
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