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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By stormborn
Whoa, that response would make me see red! Is...

Whoa, that response would make me see red!
Is it possible to inquire with the Dept. of Ed. on the op-out procedure instead, and leave the teacher out of it?
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-03-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By stormborn
Ours sit on 2x4s to raise the mattresses up a bit...

Ours sit on 2x4s to raise the mattresses up a bit to prevent mildew (damp climate in the summer), and they've never slid even with kids jumping on them. Or you could put down those shelf liners with...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-20-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,849
Posted By stormborn
Absolutely! I'm seeing a surprising number of...

Absolutely! I'm seeing a surprising number of parents of fully vaccinated children in our homeschool community furious that the state would dare to interfere with parental rights and religious...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-20-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By stormborn
It's not really forced on homeschoolers...yet. If...

It's not really forced on homeschoolers...yet. If religious exemptions are taken away, though, it may as well be.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-18-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By stormborn
That is a good point. In my state someone wishing...

That is a good point. In my state someone wishing to avoid just one vaccine would have to have either a medical exemption for that one or a blanket religious exemption to all of them.

I live in...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-18-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By stormborn
Does it correlate with your cycle? One of my...

Does it correlate with your cycle? One of my toddlers used to say that my milk tasted different during my period.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By stormborn
I probably would...those things last forever!...

I probably would...those things last forever! Even the young teens at our house still play with ours.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By stormborn
Mine never did, but when I kept my nephews...

Mine never did, but when I kept my nephews overnight at that age they slept with me. When DH and I were older teens watching our best friend's little girl we would make a giant pillow fort at the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 724
Posted By stormborn
Oh, yes, this sounds SO much like my 6 yo! She's...

Oh, yes, this sounds SO much like my 6 yo! She's not as subtle about it though; she states it straight out. "Mom, can we pretend you didn't say that? I'll probably do it but I haaate it when you tell...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-17-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By stormborn
That's good to hear! Sounds like a great place to...

That's good to hear! Sounds like a great place to work. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-17-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By stormborn
Hmm, if it was in her journal could it be her own...

Hmm, if it was in her journal could it be her own personal shorthand for something? I used to do that, JIC someone read it.
FWIW I asked the teens at my disposal and none of them had any idea.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By stormborn
A few quick thoughts; I didn't get notifications...

A few quick thoughts; I didn't get notifications and this thread got away from me.

Is he into any kind of sport or activity? I really think a major factor in us having smooth sailing so far is a...
Forum: Unschooling   02-11-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By stormborn
Send us some snow! All we've gotten so far is...

Send us some snow! All we've gotten so far is little teaser storms, not enough to play in.

We're mostly nocturnal here too unless there's an early activity that's important enough to one of us to...
Forum: Unschooling   01-27-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,416
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, I was (and still am, a little) that kid. I...

Yeah, I was (and still am, a little) that kid. I wore one of those swim masks in the shower until I was a teen and couldn't wear jeans until adulthood. The seams!!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-24-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By stormborn
I hope you get the help you need soon, rosie. I...

I hope you get the help you need soon, rosie. I can't think of anything practical to add, but I'll be thinking of you and wishing you the best.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By stormborn
I don't think that's too old. My first moved into...

I don't think that's too old. My first moved into her own bed at around 8yo, but I think part of it was crowding by her then-toddler sister. She might have stayed longer, who knows. Now I have a 6.5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By stormborn
How old is he? I should remember- I've enjoyed...

How old is he? I should remember- I've enjoyed your posts here for years-but Mamabrain. ;)
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By stormborn
Penpals are great for that. My kids also loved...

Penpals are great for that. My kids also loved making lists (wish lists, shopping, etc.) and typing messages via facebook or email.
Forum: Personal Growth   01-07-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By stormborn
What the....? I think you did better than I would...

What the....? I think you did better than I would have! Sounds like that Mom might have some, er, issues going on there. Or who knows, maybe she went without enough as a kid and is happy that her kid...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,416
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, 10 was hard with mine, too. At 10 she would...

Yeah, 10 was hard with mine, too. At 10 she would have tried to derail the whole thing, now she would probably go and sit outside with a book and complain later. So she has mellowed a bit. ;) How...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,416
Posted By stormborn
How old is your oldest, Sweetsilver? She sounds a...

How old is your oldest, Sweetsilver? She sounds a lot like my 13yo. she doesn't mesh well with kids her age (with a few exceptions) or younger either and would see spending an afternoon in someone...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By stormborn
So, during the previous incidents what was the...

So, during the previous incidents what was the Mom's reaction? Or is it always you going to deal with it? Does she really see nothing wrong with her son hitting..passing it off as roughhousing maybe?...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By stormborn
Before MIL finally gave up on trying to dress me...

Before MIL finally gave up on trying to dress me she always got the sizes wildly wrong-for years DH's neices and I all got matching XXXXL shirts every year. I'm average sized I guess but one of them...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By stormborn
How close are you with his parents, and do they...

How close are you with his parents, and do they know what's going on? That would make a huge difference in how I would handle future incidents.
FWIW, I don't spank as a rule, but you pretty much had...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By stormborn
How old are they? In my experience 5 or 6 is too...

How old are they? In my experience 5 or 6 is too young to keep up with stuff like that without direction from a parent or older sib. The way I usually do it is clean myself while I give them very...
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