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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2013, 02:28 PM
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Posted By UrbanSimplicity
oh - and i love the baa-ing sheep!

oh - and i love the baa-ing sheep!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-10-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Thanks for resurrecting my thread!  We are...

Thanks for resurrecting my thread!  We are dreaming less and planning more.
 
I have "the Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live it" but I like the name of the one you mentioned! 
 
My husband...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-08-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Thank you for your replies!  I am looking in the...

Thank you for your replies!  I am looking in the northeast, in western ma which is where I grew up.  I plan to be within 20-30 minutes of amherst/northampton which means 35-45 minutes from my...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-07-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Hi all.  Just I dreamed for years about moving...

Hi all.  Just I dreamed for years about moving from the suburbs to the big city, I have now been dreaming for years about a farmhouse in the country.  chickens, ducks, dogs and an herb and veggie...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-12-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
thank you!  

thank you!
 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
That do not assume your goal is to have your...

That do not assume your goal is to have your kids' closet look like this: LOL
 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RvJ-YE5CzyQ/T85NvzBxtRI/AAAAAAAAUAI/CBuCjZD94SY/s1600/KidsClothingTagsOrganizedCloset4.jpg
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
check this Typical Course of Study for Grade 1...

check this Typical Course of Study for Grade 1 out:
 
http://www.worldbook.com/component/k2/item/322-typical-course-of-study-grade-1-curriculum-guide
 
Bet you your dd already has a pretty good...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
You can do it.  And it sounds like you want to. ...

You can do it.  And it sounds like you want to.  My situation is very similar to yours, I have a first grader and though i dont have a high needs toddler but i have a 'easy' 4 yo and a baby with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
  Quote:I notice what you said about "paradox...


Quote:I notice what you said about "paradox of choice" issues. I suffered from those myself, in a truly embarrassing way (at one point I described myself, with no irony whatsoever, as tending...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Thank you for the replies.   I have tried...

Thank you for the replies.
 
I have tried breast compressions and hand exp into mouth.  My low producing side seems to not improve much with these.  And at this point I have given up (temporarily)...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
I am on a mission to get LLL and others to stop...

I am on a mission to get LLL and others to stop telling women piercings are fine.  If you've had piercings, absolutely, plan on bfing your baby.  For many it works out with no problem.  But not...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
It's been some time since I posted on MDC but...

It's been some time since I posted on MDC but what better place to turn for support and hopefully ideas.  I exclusively nursed my 2 dds who are now 6 and 4 for a total of 6 years.  I had nipple...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
I am pretty well versed in...

I am pretty well versed in homeschooling/unschooling/waldorf and have read all the early Enki guides - which are very thorough.  My dd is on the cusp of kindy/grade 1 and we are going to try...
Forum: Homebirth   02-05-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
I hope this is OK to post here?   I would...

I hope this is OK to post here?
 
I would love the support of MDC mamas in helping put the brakes on a growing trend in NYC - I've cut and pasted the info below from the petition I authored.  I...
Forum: Activism and News   02-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
I hope this is OK to post here?   I would...

I hope this is OK to post here?
 
I would love the support of MDC mamas in helping put the brakes on a growing trend in NYC - I've cut and pasted the info below from the petition I authored.
 ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
I have gotten many, many expensive items for...

I have gotten many, many expensive items for close to free.  Especially baby/toddler clothes, lots of European labels for 95% off retail at thrift stores.  BUT the best find ever was a 1980s woman's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-30-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,955
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Hi Heather - I wonder if you live in a high cost...

Hi Heather - I wonder if you live in a high cost of living area?  I sure do, and when you pay what I do for rent saving a few cents or dollars on cleaning products doesn't add up to a big chunk...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-20-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
well, for anyone referencing this thread in...

well, for anyone referencing this thread in order to plan their cycle, I ended up o'ing a day early.....and now am PG! :) 
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-16-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Wondering what effect if any chem preg has on...

Wondering what effect if any chem preg has on next cycle, particularly ovulation.  Thanks!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-13-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
link to chart below.   what i did not add to...

link to chart below.
 
what i did not add to chart is that 13dpo i got a super light positive (not evap, it was pink but very light) and on 15dpo got a clear negative.  i did have a temp dip this...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
How about "Your 8-Year Old"? from the gesell...

How about "Your 8-Year Old"? from the gesell institute.  i have read these for my girls, 3 and 5, and while I do not agree with some of the parenting advice, these books are usually pretty accurate...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-13-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
here's an update, with link just in case: ...

here's an update, with link just in case:  getting BFNs so looks like i indeed o'd later than i (or ff) thought.  as far as cm, i do not recall, but i believe there was nothing to note, def no EW at...
Forum: Unschooling   06-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Researched Five In A Row :) and really like. ...

Researched Five In A Row :) and really like.  This might be just the sort of springboard - relaxed, inexpensive and my girls will love! - that I was looking for.  Would still consider other...
Forum: Unschooling   06-30-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
Thanks for the thoughtful responses.  Moon -...

Thanks for the thoughtful responses.  Moon - what is FIAR?  I think the worst part about the "what your......" series is the titles, and I definitely do not think that there is/should be a drive to...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By UrbanSimplicity
ff says day 15 this morning.  also, does anyone...

ff says day 15 this morning.  also, does anyone know why i do not have a coverline on the first chart (may) that i linked to?  thanks for all the guidance!
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