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Forum: Parents as Partners   03-07-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Shahbazin
Can you streamline the laundry process any? I...

Can you streamline the laundry process any? I just chuck all of our stuff in the wash every time the hamper nears fullness (an open hamper, really a tall laundry basket), & wash it on cold. Then it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-04-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 949
Posted By Shahbazin
I've been to state parks a few times, & of...

I've been to state parks a few times, & of course little neighborhood parks - never been to a National park, although I'd like to someday.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-17-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,460
Posted By Shahbazin
I got rid of our coffee table - in the way, kid...

I got rid of our coffee table - in the way, kid hazard, clutter gatherer. We don't have a large house dog at the moment, but usually do, & coffee tables are just dog nose & tail height :P We do have...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,580
Posted By Shahbazin
My best friend in HS & college was a child of...

My best friend in HS & college was a child of both her parents' 2nd marriages - her mom was in her early 40s, & her dad, in his 60s - her mom is still doing fine, & her dad just died at age 101 (&...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 327
Posted By Shahbazin
I don't carry a purse; in my jeans pockets are...

I don't carry a purse; in my jeans pockets are my keys, wallet, a comb, a tissue, loose change, pocket knife, hair scrunchies, & cell phone. I do have a freebie "diaper" bag (med. size zippered tote...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 988
Posted By Shahbazin
I dunno... I see it as the "people have pets for...

I dunno... I see it as the "people have pets for companionship" & "dogs are pack animals, want to be with owner" thing. Personally, considering how poorly trained a lot of dogs (particularly in the...
Forum: Parenting   10-09-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,028
Posted By Shahbazin
I do agree that the "superhero" thing is both...

I do agree that the "superhero" thing is both pervasive, & has roots in the earliest human myth. FWIW, my girls are allowed to watch PBS, & some DVDs (not "whatever is on") & their imaginative play...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 410
Posted By Shahbazin
Sounds like a lot of people here have much more...

Sounds like a lot of people here have much more complicated phones than me! Mine's some sort of flip top pre-paid phone - I just carry it for emergencies, to call out. Had some trouble with it this...
Forum: Parenting   10-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,597
Posted By Shahbazin
We're sort of doing the "self regulating" thing,...

We're sort of doing the "self regulating" thing, mixed with talk about what things our bodies need to function well & grow, & budgeting. We shop 1x a week, & don't buy too many snacky things - once...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By Shahbazin
We're doing "delayed academics", I guess; I'm...

We're doing "delayed academics", I guess; I'm not actively teaching reading/writing or math, just letting my kids grow & learn from stuff around them (they're 3 & 4). They recognize their names on...
Forum: Pets   09-25-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Shahbazin
Quote: Originally Posted by CherryBomb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CherryBomb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15881945)
I don't think your friend owes them...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-19-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,322
Posted By Shahbazin
I don't use it much, because I can't browse &...

I don't use it much, because I can't browse & look for something for myself while riding herd on 2 toddlers http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif , they don't usually have...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By Shahbazin
I agree with the limited amount of toys, make it...

I agree with the limited amount of toys, make it easy to put away, & make it disappear if the child doesn't care for his/her belongings. Reasons are always good - we don't leave things out because...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-12-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Shahbazin
Here's some info on repairing a dishwasher rack...

Here's some info on repairing a dishwasher rack http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
http://www.ehow.com/how_5098158_repa...her-racks.html...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-11-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By Shahbazin
Besides wiping down or washing what you can to...

Besides wiping down or washing what you can to get rid of the greasy nicotine film, airing stuff outside for a while is best; if you can't do that, some odor absorbing tricks that people I know have...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-10-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Shahbazin
We have a 1950s house in southern CA we bought...

We have a 1950s house in southern CA we bought late last year; it had a few spot treatments for termites over the years, but nothing for the last decade, & its... buggy. Not "about to fall down"...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-05-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Shahbazin
I'm 42, & DH is 54; interestingly enough, my...

I'm 42, & DH is 54; interestingly enough, my best friend from HS & college (I boarded at her house during college) has a DH who is also 12 years older! A lot of my friends are a decade or so older...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-05-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,781
Posted By Shahbazin
Regarding pumping, I was able to get down to 4...

Regarding pumping, I was able to get down to 4 sessions a day (rented hosital pump), & still make 30+ oz (I was on Domperidone too though); my 2nd DD had severe reflux issues (was on Prilosec, which...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Shahbazin
My kids have a bunch of posters on their walls -...

My kids have a bunch of posters on their walls - laminated, so they'll last. Mostly stuff I had that they liked, or that I liked as a kid - a poster from AKC of all the dog breeds (the photos are of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Shahbazin
Quote: Originally Posted by MrsJewelsRae...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsJewelsRae http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15775224)
.... In one cage, they had the biggest...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 539
Posted By Shahbazin
Someone in my state already mentioned this -...

Someone in my state already mentioned this - earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, land slides. We keep extra supplies around the house & in our cars in case of earthquake, & keep backups & important...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,467
Posted By Shahbazin
I'm going to mention, those fire-proof safes are...

I'm going to mention, those fire-proof safes are not dependable - they don't work in wildfires, for instance, where the temps are substantually higher than regular house fires. Friends of mine took...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-17-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Shahbazin
Here's a couple of links for feed mixes from...

Here's a couple of links for feed mixes from before soy was fed to everything:
Scroll down to "Traditional Feed Recipes" (1912)
http://www.lionsgrip.com/recipes.html

What chickens ate in 1945...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-17-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Shahbazin
Here's a useful link on show prep:...

Here's a useful link on show prep: http://www.poultryclub.org/ACShowprep.htm
And here's a link to the American Poultry Association (they sell books & DVDs about showing):...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-17-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Shahbazin
Quote: Originally Posted by hildare...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hildare http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15726316)
is there a good way (without crossing the...
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