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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-08-2011, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Dillpicklechip
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-05-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Dillpicklechip
I hope I can explain this properly. I have an...

I hope I can explain this properly. I have an old Kenmore machine which I have been using for a couple of years. It had been jamming up and I got it completely overhauled. Now it sews great, except...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-05-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,883
Posted By Dillpicklechip
I started out sewing by cutting a flannel...

I started out sewing by cutting a flannel receiving blanket into squares and sewing them into hankies.  You can't get much easier than that!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-18-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Dillpicklechip
I could be wrong, but I believe Alberta is the...

I could be wrong, but I believe Alberta is the only province that gives money to homeschoolers.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-08-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dillpicklechip
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Quote:Originally Posted by SugarGlider http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1285079/we-have-this-crazy-idea#post_16168808)
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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-14-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dillpicklechip
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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dillpicklechip
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Quote:Originally Posted by zuleicamoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1285079/we-have-this-crazy-idea#post_16111589)...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-12-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Hesitating over decisions because of fear of...

Hesitating over decisions because of fear of parental non-approval will hold you back from experiencing a lot in life! Don't worry what your parents think...I understand that even as an adult it's...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-12-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dillpicklechip
A bit of background--Dh and I have always...

A bit of background--Dh and I have always disliked the region and city we live in. We also feel the need to separate ourselves from various family members who are a drain on us. Right now we are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Thank you fuzzypeach, that website is really...

Thank you fuzzypeach, that website is really cool!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-07-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Thank you everyone for the ideas! Right now he's...

Thank you everyone for the ideas! Right now he's having good fun with ABCya.com...I like that it's age appropriate, the games are simple and non-commercial. They have stuff like designing your own...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-04-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,657
Posted By Dillpicklechip
No, I hadn't had sex or done anything strenuous...

No, I hadn't had sex or done anything strenuous at all, which is why I was worried. But, I didn't have any spotting yesterday, so I guess everything is okay...of course I will still continue to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-04-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Looks lovely! Great job.

Looks lovely! Great job.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,657
Posted By Dillpicklechip
I ended up paging my midwife because I just felt...

I ended up paging my midwife because I just felt so nervous. She said as long as it's just pink and not red, and I don't have any other symptoms (cramping etc) then it's nothing to worry about,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-02-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,657
Posted By Dillpicklechip
How normal is spotting in the second trimester?...

How normal is spotting in the second trimester? I'm 22 weeks, and yesterday I started spotting, like pinkish, pretty light. Today it's the same, only very slightly heavier. Enough to make a mark on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By Dillpicklechip
We live in a pretty LCOL area. For a family of 5...

We live in a pretty LCOL area. For a family of 5 (and me pregnant), no pets, we usually spend about $600/month, including toiletries. That's with me cooking most everything from scratch, and buying...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Goodness, Lillian! I could spend hours browsing...

Goodness, Lillian! I could spend hours browsing all the sites you have listed! Thanks! :)
 
Quote:Originally Posted by Lillian J http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Thank you for the suggestions everyone. :)

Thank you for the suggestions everyone. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,539
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Thank you for all the information, Littlest...

Thank you for all the information, Littlest Birds...that helps a lot. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Dillpicklechip
My 5 (almost 6) year old enjoys spending time on...

My 5 (almost 6) year old enjoys spending time on the computer. I allow him 30 minutes each day. I'd like to find a website he could play on with educational games, or at least inoffensive games free...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Aimee, I agree with many of the others...

Aimee, I agree with many of the others here...some of CM's ideas are very helpful in planning our homeschooling journey, but you have to keep in mind that she was writing in a different time...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,539
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Please forgive me if this is not the correct...

Please forgive me if this is not the correct forum for this question...I figured homeschoolers tend to know lots about books! :)
 
My daughter is 11, will turn 12 in January. She loves to read....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-05-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,779
Posted By Dillpicklechip
St. Margaret, thank you, but I know it is not...

St. Margaret, thank you, but I know it is not round ligament pain. I get those pains like crazy during pregnancy and all the time actually. These twitches are high up around my stomach, and not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By Dillpicklechip
Yes, that's totally normal. I am on my 4th...

Yes, that's totally normal. I am on my 4th pregnancy, and with my 2nd, my son kicked and punched my cervix all the time. It hurt like crazy. Some pregnancies are just like that--nothing much you can...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Dillpicklechip
I had never even heard that it was not a good...

I had never even heard that it was not a good idea to take high amounts of vitamin C while pregnant. I am taking 1000mg per day, which is what I always take.
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