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Forum: The Mindful Home   11-03-2009, 08:16 PM
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Can you use a broom handle or yard/meter stick...

Can you use a broom handle or yard/meter stick to reach the clog?

My Miele vacuum has a little thing that slides where the hose & handle meet. It creates an opening that's about 1/2" square, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
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Ooh, thanks for mentioning the Art Treasury . ....

Ooh, thanks for mentioning the Art Treasury . . . I've been looking for a good basic resource that's kid-friendly. I'll have to check it out.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
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I bought the Preschool/K/Early Elem level 10...

I bought the Preschool/K/Early Elem level 10 Terrific Weeks set on the human body. With the exception of the fact that the kit included books on going to the doctor and the dentist for the first...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,280
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The first time that happened to us (dds thought...

The first time that happened to us (dds thought a long-haired boy was a girl) I just explained to them that boys can have long hair, just like girls can have sort hair. Easy-peasy.
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   10-22-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,113
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Quote: Originally Posted by seashells...

Quote:
Originally Posted by seashells http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14562240)
Are you sure? I mean, I don't have the book...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-15-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
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Do you keep the bedroom door closed? Perhaps you...

Do you keep the bedroom door closed? Perhaps you could leave it partially open, so the excess humidity will dissipate. Or maybe find a different spot for the humidifier -- one not so close to the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
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Maybe you just need to shift your expectations a...

Maybe you just need to shift your expectations a little? You already mentioned that he's very bright . . . it's entirely possible that his learning style is just different from his sister's and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-02-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
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The *calendar year* that your dd turns 6, you'll...

The *calendar year* that your dd turns 6, you'll notify the school district with a Letter of Intent and an education plan. Don't send it in until the summer before she would start school if she were...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
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I agree w/ the pps. . . . and just want to add...

I agree w/ the pps. . . . and just want to add something. I have 6 year old twin girls. One of them can read at a 2nd grade level. The other is still emerging. It really is okay.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
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I agree w/ what ZanZansMommy said. AHEM is a...

I agree w/ what ZanZansMommy said. AHEM is a great resource, and they should have links to local support groups, as well. Another great resource is www.mhla.org (http://www.mhla.org) and they have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
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Quote: Originally Posted by angie7...

Quote:
Originally Posted by angie7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14398937)
I would budget for $5k but expect $10k.
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Forum: Parenting   09-17-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
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I *certainly* would not get a puppy! First,...

I *certainly* would not get a puppy! First, puppies require an awful lot of work, and house training takes a lot of time and attention from you. Second, puppies are nippy, squirmy, and very ruckusy...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
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I second the vinegar suggestion. Or maybe lemon...

I second the vinegar suggestion. Or maybe lemon juice? Or maybe go get some of that pet-stuff to remove "organic" odors from the pet store. I would soak the towels first, then dump that solution and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,532
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The Ticonderoga pencils have non-latex erasers....

The Ticonderoga pencils have non-latex erasers. We belong to a homeschool coop that requires only non-latex erasers, rubber bands, bandaids, etc., as well as no cooking w/ peanut or shellfish...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
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Does any of the land abut conservation land,...

Does any of the land abut conservation land, wetlands, or any other type of protected land? If so, it could affect any plans you may have or come up with for future improvements.

Good point about...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,318
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My twin daughters are Penelope and Emma. We...

My twin daughters are Penelope and Emma. We didn't intentionally name them after literary characters, but we didn't shy away from it, either.
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-01-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
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I always clean out my trash cans in the shower....

I always clean out my trash cans in the shower. You don't need a hose, just a temporary willingness to deal with the ick. If you have a hand-held nozzle for the shower, it helps, but it's not...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-28-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By anywaybecause
Quote: Originally Posted by becoming...

Quote:
Originally Posted by becoming http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14150540)
Just one suggestion from me: Don't place...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
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Quote: Originally Posted by velochic...

Quote:
Originally Posted by velochic http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14148502)
An even worse idea is to take a loan out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By anywaybecause
I did this years ago and it was the smartest...

I did this years ago and it was the smartest thing I ever did. It's called a "debt consolidation loan" and even if it's a high interest rate, it's going to be a lot lower than the interest rate on...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
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I used one of those clear plastic "boot" boxes...

I used one of those clear plastic "boot" boxes with a lid & stacked several puzzles in one. Just measure the inside dimensions before you buy.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-23-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
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I'm not sure I can picture your cabinet, either....

I'm not sure I can picture your cabinet, either. Both of my blind corner cabinets (ugh!) came with one full, fixed shelf. One cabinet I use to store my pots & pans, with the less-used ones going in...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
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It *does* sound to me like ppd may be an issue,...

It *does* sound to me like ppd may be an issue, but when you have twins, it's often hard to figure out which end is up. Every time I complained about my ppd symptoms, I was told "Of course you feel...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By anywaybecause
I'm so sorry about your loss. {{{hug}}} I agree...

I'm so sorry about your loss. {{{hug}}} I agree w/ ann that it's okay and even preferable to let your son see you cry about Bingo. It will ultimately be reassuring for him to know that when we lose...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-23-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By anywaybecause
How about something like this? (If you click on...

How about something like this? (If you click on "more views" there's a better pic.)

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100519818...
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