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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By sunnygir1
Moving to Iowa

My family is moving to Iowa. I will be home full time with our home schooled kids (5 and 7). I've started to research home schooling laws in Iowa, but I'd love any thoughts and anecdotes regarding...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-03-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By sunnygir1
I agree. We read a lot of books, they liked to...

I agree. We read a lot of books, they liked to help cook, to make their own play dough, to plant gardens, harvest and taste vegetables, herbs, berries, and wild plants, harvest herbs to make tea,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-03-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By sunnygir1
My kids are late bed-wetters too (5 and 7yo). We...

My kids are late bed-wetters too (5 and 7yo). We have dry nights, we have wet nights, we have leaks onto the bedding. Our family doctor and chiropractor are not concerned. I haven't yet been...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,540
Posted By sunnygir1
Hi everyone, I don't think I've ever posted...

Hi everyone,

I don't think I've ever posted in this particular forum before. My kids are nearly 5 and 7, and this was our second year filing with the state that we're homeschooling dd.

We're...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-09-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By sunnygir1
I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are...

I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are both still in diapers at night.  They wet heavily and a while back I switched to disposables because of leaking and discomfort (dd couldn't go to sleep...
Forum: Diapering   06-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By sunnygir1
I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are...

I have two kids, dd 6 and ds 3, and they are both still in diapers at night.  They wet heavily and a while back I switched to disposables because of leaking and discomfort (dd couldn't go to sleep...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-01-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By sunnygir1
...because he wouldn't stop hitting me.  I am...

...because he wouldn't stop hitting me.  I am really struggling with how to help him.  I can't always head off his frustrations, and when he gets into a certain mood he just throws a huge fit, is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377051/how-much-do-you-spend-on-food-a-week#post_17311805)

if...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maria2513 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377051/how-much-do-you-spend-on-food-a-week#post_17297226)

It...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-25-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By sunnygir1
I thought of this thread when 3yo ds was crying...

I thought of this thread when 3yo ds was crying and crying last night because he was hurting dd and I moved her to my bed.  He didn't want to go to bed alone.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By sunnygir1
Again, if there are no health concerns (i.e....

Again, if there are no health concerns (i.e. normal elimination and growth and energy level, etc.) I don't see any reason not to night wean.  I would continue to breastfeed as long as you can, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 24,947
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by Alecia...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alecia Williams http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By sunnygir1
I wouldn't worry until at least 18 months unless...

I wouldn't worry until at least 18 months unless there are other issues (peeing, pooping, growing, energy level, etc.)
 
The more you stress about it, the less likely it is to go as you want it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-16-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By sunnygir1
My kids are good eaters, but what they want to...

My kids are good eaters, but what they want to eat changes, and I let it change.  I do try to make sure there is at least one thing per meal that I know they like.
 
I am determined to not battle...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-10-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By sunnygir1
It's great in soups or with stews.   I also...

It's great in soups or with stews.
 
I also love it steamed like rice with a mushroom tahini gravy over it.
Forum: Family Safety   03-10-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By sunnygir1
Thank you for sharing your story here.  I am so...

Thank you for sharing your story here.  I am so glad your son is okay.  What a blessing.
 
I agree with all the pps.  I have had numerous moments when I realized I lost track of what my child was...
Forum: Family Safety   03-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By sunnygir1
I don't think you're supposed to lock the belt...

I don't think you're supposed to lock the belt with a booster.  Do you mean pull it all the way out and let it retract so it locks in a tight position like when you install a car seat?  If so, that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By sunnygir1
My kids are 3.5 and 6, and they have been...

My kids are 3.5 and 6, and they have been sharing a full (double) bed for a few months.  We tried it several times over the last 6-12 months, but they wouldn't fall asleep together.
 
It works...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-10-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by countryangels http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,370
Posted By sunnygir1
I came here tonight hoping to find something...

I came here tonight hoping to find something that would help me move forward with my dd (or at least my attitude toward her behavior).
 
She is 6, and has started to do a lot of yelling and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,720
Posted By sunnygir1
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By sunnygir1
If the temperature in the house isn't too warm,...

If the temperature in the house isn't too warm, I will drink tea that has been out all day or overnight.  24 hours in a cool house is probably my limit.  I wouldn't drink two day old raspberry leaf...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By sunnygir1
Since you are a tea drinker, maybe you could try...

Since you are a tea drinker, maybe you could try starting your day with red raspberry leaf and/or nettle tea.  Both are excellent sources of bio available calcium and other minerals.  If you don't...
Forum: Allergies   02-13-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By sunnygir1
Sorry for the delayed response:   We got the...

Sorry for the delayed response:
 
We got the list of foods through pendulum dousing -- you could do it similarly through muscle testing (kinesiology).
 
I already knew that dairy, grains, sweet...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By sunnygir1
Thank you all for your responses.  It is amazing...

Thank you all for your responses.  It is amazing how much it helps to know that other parents struggle with the same kinds of things, and to hear a few ideas about how to respond.  I feel better.
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