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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-12-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,086
Posted By dharmamama
I have taken a several-month break from MDC and...

I have taken a several-month break from MDC and I have realized that I don't wish to be a part of the MDC community anymore.

I wanted to say goodbye and thanks to everyone who supported me so...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-27-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,498
Posted By dharmamama
Dr. Bronner was not a Mason. He was just ......

Dr. Bronner was not a Mason. He was just ... unique? Mentally ill? Both?

Besides, considering that they are an organic, free-trade company, they are about the best product you can buy.

I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-27-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 421
Posted By dharmamama
I would start sending Chloe's food with her....

I would start sending Chloe's food with her. Tell your parents that she is not to eat anything but what you send. Explain to them that you are sorry to be so strict, but they don't seem to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11326151)
Once Upon a Child has great prices for...
Forum: Unschooling   05-27-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,963
Posted By dharmamama
Dh did help her do it last night. We use the...

Dh did help her do it last night. We use the basement for storage and so we only sporadically remembered that it needed to be cleaned up. When we did, we would remind Desta that it needed to be done...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,544
Posted By dharmamama
I wouldn't even consider making my kids "pledge"...

I wouldn't even consider making my kids "pledge" something that they don't understand. The very thought creeps me out.

I choose not to pledge my allegiance to this (or any) country because to me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By dharmamama
I have tried to sell stuff there before and I...

I have tried to sell stuff there before and I don't think I have ever been successful. I have a friend who tried to sell stuff there. Most of the stuff they wouldn't take, but they did offer to keep...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-27-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,086
Posted By dharmamama
Well, things kinda fell apart this weekend. ...

Well, things kinda fell apart this weekend.

Dh and I went to the Indianapolis 500 (which is a tradition in my family, this was my 24th race and my dad's 64th consecutive race). My MIL came from...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-27-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By dharmamama
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, who does the Food for...

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, who does the Food for Thought podcast, addresses this many times in her episodes. Basically, what she says comes down to this quote of hers:

"Don't do nothing because...
Forum: Unschooling   05-27-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,963
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by mammal_mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mammal_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11320885)
dh and I also agreed to these pets...
Forum: Unschooling   05-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,963
Posted By dharmamama
Dh and I were just discussing this with Desta...

Dh and I were just discussing this with Desta this evening. We have been asking Desta for several weeks to clean up some places in the basement where her cat pooped. She doesn't want to do it, so...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-26-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by rootzdawta...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rootzdawta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11318236)
If you haven't personally interviewed...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-26-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by Pinky Tuscadero...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinky Tuscadero http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11316553)
Stereotypes are great, aren't they?...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by Hippie Mama in MI...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hippie Mama in MI http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11316019)
He just gets a beef craving now and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-24-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 14,758
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by wednesday...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wednesday http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11297171)
where food prices have skyrocketed

I...
Forum: Unschooling   05-24-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By dharmamama
My six year old is like this. She has big ideas...

My six year old is like this. She has big ideas and lots of them. I make sure that I channel things, to some degree. If she announces a project, I talk with her about how she plans to accomplish it...
Forum: Unschooling   05-24-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,604
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by HikeYosemite...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HikeYosemite http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11304468)
Sometimes DH and I have taken to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By dharmamama
I think it depends entirely on how and how much...

I think it depends entirely on how and how much your kid likes to read. A friend of mine gave me her old Sonlight. We would never used it because a) it's entirely too religious for us and b) I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-24-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,086
Posted By dharmamama
Last night Desta got hugely annoyed with dh for...

Last night Desta got hugely annoyed with dh for something that was relatively minor. She snapped nastily at him. I said, "Desta, I know you're annoyed, but please don't speak so rudely to Daddy."
...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,604
Posted By dharmamama
It's true in our house. When I called dh at work...

It's true in our house. When I called dh at work to tell him about all this, his response was "Ewwww ... I don't need to hear all that!"

dm
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,604
Posted By dharmamama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksenia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ksenia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11301549)
IME, bribing doesn't work with my kids if it...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,604
Posted By dharmamama
Well, first I thought it might hurt like hell...

Well, first I thought it might hurt like hell because it's all swollen up with blood (Ramona says she can feel her heart beating in her finger, and she thinks it's cool), but also it could end up...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-23-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 22,086
Posted By dharmamama
So Desta and I spent all afternoon talking like...

So Desta and I spent all afternoon talking like valley girls. We said "like" as often as we could. Desta locked me in the basement. I threatened to cut up her soccer shorts (which were drying in the...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,604
Posted By dharmamama
Thanks, mm. The main reason I took Ramona...

Thanks, mm.

The main reason I took Ramona to the doctor was because of the massive blood blister under her nail. I was thinking that they might have to drain it. We have to go back in a few days...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By dharmamama
Do y'all have county extension agents out there?...

Do y'all have county extension agents out there? If so, call yours and ask about local farmer's markets. They might know of something.

Here's...
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