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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By stormborn
Oh, I know the feeling! Try to take those...

Oh, I know the feeling! Try to take those accounts for what they are-a highlight reel. No one blogs about the days when the whole family sits around in their underwear contemplating belly button...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By stormborn
Sorry to DDC crash, but saw this on new posts and...

Sorry to DDC crash, but saw this on new posts and had to pop in to say I love your son's name and birth story! Congrats on your new little one. :)
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By stormborn
When mine were little I would quietly prompt them...

When mine were little I would quietly prompt them off to the side that way in those situations- "say 'Thank you, Sir' to that man for letting you pet his dog' or 'nice to talk with you ma'am' to the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By stormborn
Does anyone know of a paint that has the same...

Does anyone know of a paint that has the same texture of tempura without the nasty smell?
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-28-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By stormborn
Nice to meet you! I think we're in the same...

Nice to meet you! I think we're in the same neighborhood :D.
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By stormborn
My Mom, of all people, bought my kids a voice...

My Mom, of all people, bought my kids a voice changing bullhorn. As tempted as I am to axe it, for now "Go show Grandma!!" Is much more satisfying. :D
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By stormborn
Were you in the same state before you moved in...

Were you in the same state before you moved in with your Mom? It looks like the compulsary age for school is 6 in Fl., but in some states it's 7 or 8....and some states don't require registration at...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-25-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By stormborn
I'm (slowly) doing my most ruthless declutter...

I'm (slowly) doing my most ruthless declutter since the last time we moved 18 years ago..mind if I join in for inspiration? My kick in the butt on the motivation front was looking for lost stuff in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,135
Posted By stormborn
I'm not familiar with any state but my own, but...

I'm not familiar with any state but my own, but here indecent exposure doesn't apply to a Mom feeding her child. It breaks down to "Mom can breastfeed anywhere she has the right to be". Your prof....
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By stormborn
When I start to lose my temper, esp. with the...

When I start to lose my temper, esp. with the little ones, it helps to get out of the house even if it's just the yard. I know it probably sounds awful but just knowing that I'm "on display" to the...
Forum: Pets   07-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By stormborn
Aw, she's beautiful! Our Georgie made it to 16,...

Aw, she's beautiful! Our Georgie made it to 16, too. We'll give my girl extra hugs tonight for you both.
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-18-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By stormborn
It does get easier when the kids get a bit older....

It does get easier when the kids get a bit older. Dh & I are opposites like that, and our girls figured out very fast (2 yo or so) that Mama & Papa have different ah, weaknesses ;) and act...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,688
Posted By stormborn
Oh, I forgot about the junk I drag home from...

Oh, I forgot about the junk I drag home from work. Inflatable load locks-4 ft x 6 ft plastic "pillows" used to keep truck loads from shifting-make the best toys ever. After they wear out we use them...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-17-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By stormborn
There's a Moms of Many forum here somewhere you...

There's a Moms of Many forum here somewhere you can cross-post on....anyone know where it moved to after the format change?
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-17-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,688
Posted By stormborn
Got any pictures of the bowling balls, Mamarhu?...

Got any pictures of the bowling balls, Mamarhu? That sounds awesome!

Hmmm I guess I'm not very creative in that dept....the only way I ever repurpose anything is "hey kids! Wanna play with/take...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By stormborn
Dd12 is using the homeschool version of Rosetta...

Dd12 is using the homeschool version of Rosetta Stone German and likes it a lot so far; she's about 6 weeks into it. The only complaint she could come up with (I asked her for this thread) is that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By stormborn
There's a pretty good selection on Ebay this time...

There's a pretty good selection on Ebay this time of year.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-15-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By stormborn
I read somewhere that the timeline for weaning in...

I read somewhere that the timeline for weaning in all primates is linked to either baby tooth loss or eruption of adult molars (forget which-it was a long time ago), thus the term "milk teeth".
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By stormborn
Hmm, the fact that he doesn't coparent makes me...

Hmm, the fact that he doesn't coparent makes me think that he shouldn't get a say in how they are educated, but I'm guessing it's not that simple? Does he live with you?
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By stormborn
I'm at work so don't have the titles, but we have...

I'm at work so don't have the titles, but we have several "experiments with household items" books that've been hits with most kids. Stuff like burning a candle to suck eggs into milk bottles-that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By stormborn
Ya, mine are small too, makes it even stranger...

Ya, mine are small too, makes it even stranger that I don't notice these things! Maybe I'm so used to small people rummaging around in my bra that I tune it out.
Yuck on the purse larvae! I'll think...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 45,796
Posted By stormborn
Venison sloppy joes and scalloped potatoes with...

Venison sloppy joes and scalloped potatoes with peas. Though at the rate dd is eating them as she shells them, there might not be much left.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By stormborn
Hehe I wonder if your students thought you had a...

Hehe I wonder if your students thought you had a 3rd boob?
I think the weirdest thing I ever found was a Hulk action figure.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, they sure change a lot at that age. That...

Yeah, they sure change a lot at that age. That said, I remember thinking the same thing when my 6yo was 3....and I'm still thinking it! She is every bit as much a perpetual motion kid as she was as a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By stormborn
Oh,sorry, I missed that you can't drive right...

Oh,sorry, I missed that you can't drive right now. Do you know anyone willing to trade off? When one of our friends couldn't (due to seizures) she would watch my kids at her house in exchange for me...
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