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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2013, 03:04 PM
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Posted By danaan
And shared!  

And shared!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 9,207
Posted By danaan
Why Homeschool?   I homeschool to give us...

Why Homeschool?
 
I homeschool to give us the freedom to explore the world outside the traditional boxes of education and personal growth. I homeschool because yesterday my daughter came in from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,228
Posted By danaan
I think it's great that he can voice his...

I think it's great that he can voice his concerns so clearly. They are pretty much what my dh argued, except that he did so in these offhanded questions under which I finally could see his concerns....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By danaan
Sounds like patience is key, as you know. Our dd...

Sounds like patience is key, as you know. Our dd went through similar fears, and she had no trauma at all. I just kept reading to her, praising her as developments occurred, not shaming or being...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-27-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By danaan
I was just thinking something along these lines....

I was just thinking something along these lines. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

My daughter said to me the other day as I prepared to peel a turnip (new for us),...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-24-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By danaan
I think it is healthy for us to wonder, and to...

I think it is healthy for us to wonder, and to keep checking with outbreaks, research, etc. I would be concerned for someone who is 100% certain... beacuse life is uncertain, and it's hard to know...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-25-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By danaan
Yes, if you can make a pdf, you can post it at...

Yes, if you can make a pdf, you can post it at free-ebooks.net. If you want to sell it, then it's a little more complicated. Search for ebook publishers. However, if you want to try to do it to...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-25-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By danaan
Yes. When I got married I decided to ditch my...

Yes. When I got married I decided to ditch my long, hyphenated German surname and take my dh's long not hyphenated German surname. I didn't have a middle name, and I kind of wanted a "spiritual"...
Forum: Writing for the Web   09-25-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By danaan
Super super cool! Nice work.

Super super cool! Nice work.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By danaan
Blessings on your journey, Madeleine! It is...

Blessings on your journey, Madeleine!

It is she who inspired me to become a writer. She is one of my great heroes!! I look fwd to reading all her books with my dd in a few years.
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By danaan
I did it! My dd will be 2 in a few weeks, and I...

I did it! My dd will be 2 in a few weeks, and I finally got an apple tree, dug a huge hole, thawed the placenta, and plopped it in. Covered it with some dirt, then put in the tree. DD even...
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By danaan
I'm Clea. I pop into MDC now and then, but...

I'm Clea. I pop into MDC now and then, but always stop by here to say hey. I have a smallish garden (by my accounts, maybe 200 sq ft?), write about gardening, and am always learning more. I live in...
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By danaan
You may want to set in on some black plastic to...

You may want to set in on some black plastic to help reflect the heat so it will cook a little faster. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By danaan
I highly recommend Gaia's Garden by Toby...

I highly recommend Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway. It's Mollison's permaculture work for homes, and spans very basic to quite complex in a very understandable format. You now have all winter to...
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By danaan
Make sure all the petals have fallen off, but do...

Make sure all the petals have fallen off, but do it before the birds get them all! Some are easier to collect. The huge sunflowers can be cut off at the head, and ledt to dry in the sun (safe from...
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By danaan
Yeah, they get pretty darn leggy. However, you...

Yeah, they get pretty darn leggy. However, you don't have to buy expensive lights - even a few lamps with those compact flourescents will work. It is very rewarding to grow from seed - good luck!
Forum: Gardening   07-07-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By danaan
I live in Denver, where just as the tomatoes are...

I live in Denver, where just as the tomatoes are turning red (it can take a while, depending on the tomato), it snows. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I throw them in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By danaan
Quote: Originally Posted by AmyShin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmyShin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7778591)
OMG!!! Just wait!!! As he reaches his twos you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-07-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By danaan
My 18 month old is very much the same, and what...

My 18 month old is very much the same, and what has helped us is a)following the suggestions in Happiest Toddler on the Block, like what PP said about reflecting, in "toddlerese" like "You are mad...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By danaan
I just keep reminding myself what i read in the...

I just keep reminding myself what i read in the Sears' Discipline book about how from 15-18 months until about 24 months is a marathon time for mamas. Our toddlers are, as you say, going through so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-21-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,507
Posted By danaan
My 15 month old (today!) doesn't say any "real"...

My 15 month old (today!) doesn't say any "real" words, but chatters a lot, does about a dozen signs, and communicates very well. I usually don't have trouble understanding what she wants or needs,...
Forum: Women's Health   09-16-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By danaan
I called the doc, fyi. She said to keep an eye...

I called the doc, fyi. She said to keep an eye on her, and not to worry unless she gets a fever or rejects food.
Forum: Women's Health   09-16-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By danaan
My 12 mo old has very smelly pee this afternoon....

My 12 mo old has very smelly pee this afternoon. It smells fishy, like when her cloth diapers get gross, but she was wearing a sposie. Yesterday she was in a poo diaper for a little too long (dumb...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By danaan
I gave my dd a paci at the beginning (about 6...

I gave my dd a paci at the beginning (about 6 weeks old) because she was a comfort sucker big time and would reject the breast cuz of overactive letdown. She is very skinny, and has never been much...
Forum: Diapering   07-14-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By danaan
What about borax and/or tea tree oil? Can I use...

What about borax and/or tea tree oil? Can I use those on pockets?
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