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Forum: Spirituality   07-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,361
Posted By bananahands
Many thanks for all the lovely replies. So much...

Many thanks for all the lovely replies. So much to move forward with. I appreciate all the book suggestions and the thoughts about rituals. Perhaps it's time to shed some of the hangups and open my...
Forum: Spirituality   06-14-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,361
Posted By bananahands
I'm so drawn to Buddhism, but I find it very...

I'm so drawn to Buddhism, but I find it very overwhelming. And I find myself alternating between the attraction of it and much that instead turns me off. Like with meditation ... I've been trying...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By bananahands
I truly love the idea of homeschooling. I'm in...

I truly love the idea of homeschooling. I'm in heaven when I'm lying in bed at night reading books about it and others' success stories and thinking of the things we could do ... of course the kids...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-29-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By bananahands
I always end up doing some major painting...

I always end up doing some major painting project right before the holidays, and it drives my husband crazy. The prospect of houseguests provides just the right incentive for me to get moving on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-27-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By bananahands
Yes, there are fees, but they vary by state and...

Yes, there are fees, but they vary by state and the type of mortgage you have. There is an assessment (appraisal), that's done by the bank and included in the fees you'll pay. We've been looking at...
Forum: Spirituality   10-13-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By bananahands
Wow, thanks. I appreciate all the ideas. Can I...

Wow, thanks. I appreciate all the ideas. Can I ask a follow-up now? In my reading and researching I've come across countless references to the various traditions behind certain meditation styles,...
Forum: Spirituality   10-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By bananahands
I'm interested in starting a formal meditation...

I'm interested in starting a formal meditation practice, and though I know I can do this on my own at home, I feel like I would be better off with a teacher right now. But all the classes seem...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-12-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By bananahands
Individually, I'm able to work with my kids in...

Individually, I'm able to work with my kids in the ways that I want, and I think they understand our house approach. But when they are together (ages 5, 5, and 3) the climate deteriorates very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-15-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By bananahands
Will they get much use or are they more for...

Will they get much use or are they more for backup? I gave my company-paid phone up when I resigned my job recently, and wanted to go without, but my husband really wanted me to have one just in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By bananahands
How would you implement this approach when there...

How would you implement this approach when there are multiple children? I have one great cleaner and two not-so-much (though, in fairness, one is younger and I think just doesn't get it yet).
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-23-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,199
Posted By bananahands
I hesitate posting because I'm not comfortable...

I hesitate posting because I'm not comfortable weighing in on some of the dimensions of this thread, but I have something of an insider's perspective regarding the fundraising issue. Until a few...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-09-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By bananahands
I'm in NY now but from IL, most recently the...

I'm in NY now but from IL, most recently the area you find yourself in. That's a good base to be in to check things out. With a relatively short drive you can be in serious farm country. Someone...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-02-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By bananahands
So I'm having three challenges with various wood...

So I'm having three challenges with various wood surfaces in my home, and hope you may have some ideas.

#1: We have a newer solid wood bedframe that seems to have mold in the joints where the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-23-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By bananahands
I need serious help getting mealtime to a better...

I need serious help getting mealtime to a better place. The issue is that the kids (5.5 year old twins and a 3 year old) start to get silly, and this quickly escalates into chaos. I could learn to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-19-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,473
Posted By bananahands
Yay. Thanks for all the ideas.

Yay. Thanks for all the ideas.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-19-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,765
Posted By bananahands
I have to admit I’m surprised by the passionate...

I have to admit I’m surprised by the passionate objections to this book. It makes me wish I still had the copy to go back through to see what I might have missed. Please know that I’m not disputing...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By bananahands
I can't speak about the dad issue, but I can...

I can't speak about the dad issue, but I can offer a perspective on the other questions. I took an 18-month break from work with my oldest two, and our budget was much as you described yours. We...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,765
Posted By bananahands
There's a nice discussion about the book and...

There's a nice discussion about the book and related issues going on at the homegrown.org site (http://www.homegrown.org/group/radicalhomemakers). I think you have to register to post but not to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,473
Posted By bananahands
I'm not sure if this would be better posted here...

I'm not sure if this would be better posted here or in one of the food forums, but it feels like a frugality issue first so I'll start with this. I'm really trying to reduce food waste. Some of it...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-07-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By bananahands
I think your mindset is very common among those...

I think your mindset is very common among those of us who struggled with infertility. For so long there was something to focus on, to fight against, and then when it's gone there's a hole where the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
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Views: 960
Posted By bananahands
One thing I've noticed from the first child to...

One thing I've noticed from the first child to the second is how much that sense of doing a "good" job or doing "enough" was simply about my attitude and intention. Even the smallest, quickest...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-30-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,765
Posted By bananahands
I really liked that the people and families she...

I really liked that the people and families she profiled represented a range of approaches on some of those bigger issues, like insurance, homeschooling, etc. If I remember correctly, she usually...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-30-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,929
Posted By bananahands
Quote: Originally Posted by Kindermama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kindermama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15351429)
I'm excited that DH is on board with me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By bananahands
I found this site helpful when I was trying to...

I found this site helpful when I was trying to decide how to tackle the electric-bill challenge: http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/

There's a lot to digest, but the information seems solid.
Forum: Personal Growth   04-26-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By bananahands
At first my husband was against it. I've been...

At first my husband was against it. I've been complaining about my job for 18 months now. And up until last week he was not on board. He's still not entirely on board ... it's going to be extremely...
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