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Forum: Toddler Nutrition   Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By SweetSilver
Besides being a hard line tactic, people don't...

Besides being a hard line tactic, people don't understand truly picky eaters. 1. They can disregard hunger signals because their issues with food are that powerful and 2. Some children don't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,723
Posted By SweetSilver
Just returned from our camping trip. We had...

Just returned from our camping trip. We had friends stop and visit, and there is a lodge and store down the road, so I picked up a few things. I blame it on trying to make space in the car, we are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By SweetSilver
Viola! That's terrible!

Viola! That's terrible!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,655
Posted By SweetSilver
I really should add a modified headstand pose to...

I really should add a modified headstand pose to my "routine", if I can find the d@mn walls!

Thoughts on headstand, from a yogini's perspective, not an experts..... There is something amazing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By SweetSilver
Our pool has that policy only if kids can't touch...

Our pool has that policy only if kids can't touch the bottom. I'll stand on the edge if I can't be in. My girls are not "100%" either.
Forum: Unschooling   07-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By SweetSilver
My girls are competitive (shocking, I know---...

My girls are competitive (shocking, I know--- I've never shared that before! HAHAHA!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!! :laugh). In their play they are entirely at the same level, and I think that dd1 is annoyed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,723
Posted By SweetSilver
Spent a lot of money today in preparation for...

Spent a lot of money today in preparation for camping. Ouch. Thankfully camping is only $18 bucks a night plus gas and firewood (they discourage bringing wood to prevent pest transportation--...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-19-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By SweetSilver
I was only making sure that it is from his cues...

I was only making sure that it is from his cues that 2 hours works for you, not an *idea* that this *should* work.

You might not be able to change how easy he is to put down, but I'm sure you can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By SweetSilver
Do you mean that you don't let him get overtired?...

Do you mean that you don't let him get overtired? Or you try to get him down after two hours whether he seems ready or not?

He might be ready for a day time nap adjustment. See if you can drop...
Forum: Unschooling   07-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By SweetSilver
I understand your frustration. I wouldn't worry...

I understand your frustration. I wouldn't worry about additional things like whether it's "unrealistic" or not. That adds a entirely new level onto this, and it isn't necessary. For your peace of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By SweetSilver
We were in your shoes two years ago-- we had...

We were in your shoes two years ago-- we had something like 9 cockerels. Eventually they made it impossible to go in the coop, were constantly harassing the pullets. The girls wanted to keep them...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By SweetSilver
Poultry Thread

Mainly I just wanted to post the Further Adventures of Midnight the Cantakerous D'Anvers. (Belgian D'Anvers are a true bantam breed.) Background: she got banished from the flock. But don't feel...
Forum: Site Help   07-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By SweetSilver
Still not working. I clicked on "New post...

Still not working. I clicked on "New post quotes" and received the same message. I must go to my profile to get to "User CP" or the quotes.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 695
Posted By SweetSilver
I get the larger sizes for tops, because I can,...

I get the larger sizes for tops, because I can, then fit the bottoms, and thankfully HA sells pieces in this way.

DD9 is just over 4 feet and 53 pounds. She has wider hips and is more...
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,568
Posted By SweetSilver
I'd be feeling so smug because it annoys me when...

I'd be feeling so smug because it annoys me when folks do that-- though it hardly ever happens. I'd think: "HA! You thought you would catch us up in some preconceived inadequacy that you have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,723
Posted By SweetSilver
I'm realizing that one of my goals might need to...

I'm realizing that one of my goals might need to be put off until August. Our recent tax returns lie in a truck stacked with other trunks and basement detritus while we finish the basement. But I...
Forum: Unschooling   07-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,568
Posted By SweetSilver
Making hopping origami frogs. Lots and...

Making hopping origami frogs.

Lots

and lots

and lots

and lots and lots and lots
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-16-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By SweetSilver
Very possibly. The formula suggestion is only...

Very possibly. The formula suggestion is only about the amount of calories per ounce. While just whole milk isn't very balanced, I think that it is better than going without calories. I would...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By SweetSilver
I'm guessing you meant to "agree" with my formula...

I'm guessing you meant to "agree" with my formula suggestion? And "disagree" with the doctor?
Forum: Site Help   07-16-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By SweetSilver
"user php not found"

If I am on my forum subscriptions page, I cannot go straight to my notifications, if there are any, nor my User CP page. For both I get the above message.

If I click on "SweetSilver", on *that*...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By SweetSilver
Duck eggs are a bit smoother than chickens' eggs....

Duck eggs are a bit smoother than chickens' eggs. That seems to make the mud permanently stained. For chickens, the solution is to first make sure that their coop is as clean and dry as possible,...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By SweetSilver
Stop the battles at home and maybe she will eat...

Stop the battles at home and maybe she will eat for you. They should try force feeding the spoon to your daughter for a while and see how long that willingness lasts.

ETA: Sarcasm. Not really!
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   07-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By SweetSilver
"She needs solids to grow." The age old myth...

"She needs solids to grow." The age old myth that leads parents to put rice cereal and baby food in bottles. Breast milk and formula have more calories than most solid foods per serving, except the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By SweetSilver
Had you tried sitting in easy pose before you...

Had you tried sitting in easy pose before you were pregnant? You said you are new to yoga, so did you ever notice this before? Even an early pregnancy changes the balance of your whole upper body. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,723
Posted By SweetSilver
I did alright on our trip to the Big City for our...

I did alright on our trip to the Big City for our girl scout zoo trip. I stayed overnight with relatives, they treated me to lunch and dinner, I grabbed some groceries at the co-op with my monthly...
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