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Forum: Toddler Nutrition   12-10-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By frances bakin'
I don't see any need to push the formula. I would...

I don't see any need to push the formula. I would have hated it at his age too and I know plenty of kids who were raised vegan or otherwise dairy free and did just fine on real food.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-10-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By frances bakin'
Sorry, to add... not every wwoof situation is...

Sorry, to add... not every wwoof situation is even a farm per se, one that I know of is just a big property that the owners are getting too old to look after on their own, they love hosting and look...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-10-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By frances bakin'
I've never done this but from knowing some...

I've never done this but from knowing some wwoofer hosts I know they are very individual and you would likely be able to find someone with a setup that would work for you.
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-10-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By frances bakin'
Another thing to consider is how many loads you...

Another thing to consider is how many loads you do hand washing each day. Washing once a day is one thing, doing several small sinkfuls with lots of rinsing in hot water is another. So I think it...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-10-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By frances bakin'
Freecycle or similar is worth it, there are often...

Freecycle or similar is worth it, there are often families who are grateful for clothing even if not "wearable", it could still be good for warmth under other layers, craft projects, stuffing for...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-10-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By frances bakin'
Huh, what an awesome idea!

Huh, what an awesome idea!
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-10-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By frances bakin'
I keep mine in a fabric tube with a drawstring...

I keep mine in a fabric tube with a drawstring top and bottom. I hang it from the back of a cupboard door, stuff the bags in the top, and pull them out the bottom as needed. Works great.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-10-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 939
Posted By frances bakin'
Thanks for the welcome! 12/11 today was...

Thanks for the welcome!

12/11 today was pretty relaxed - it's raining so looking forward to a walk tomorrow
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By frances bakin'
To be honest I kind of get the unwrapping thing....

To be honest I kind of get the unwrapping thing. It's soothing and hypnotic to me. I don't see any problem with it as long as it's not taking up huge tracts of time or leading to lots of wanting more...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-10-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By frances bakin'
Will she take psyllium in juice a couple times a...

Will she take psyllium in juice a couple times a day? I've mixed a little melted coconut oil into apple juice with psyllium - you have to just scull it down, but it's not bad, and it helps a lot. If...
Forum: Women's Health   12-10-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By frances bakin'
I've had this. Using condoms helps me, and...

I've had this. Using condoms helps me, and hydrating like there's no tomorrow
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By frances bakin'
I think a lot of 3-4 year olds I know have BO...

I think a lot of 3-4 year olds I know have BO issues from time to time. I don't think it's too unusual.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By frances bakin'
Body image stuff is hard, for sure.

Body image stuff is hard, for sure.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-10-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By frances bakin'
I believe payment has to be for tasks that are...

I believe payment has to be for tasks that are over and above what is expected. Either that, or pocket money is given because it's the family decision, regardless of tasks completed.
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-10-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By frances bakin'
I agree, as long as kiddo's not visibly nakie...

I agree, as long as kiddo's not visibly nakie you'll get away with it, just be relaxed :)
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-10-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 939
Posted By frances bakin'
12/7 good walk 12/8 did some arm work 12/9...

12/7 good walk
12/8 did some arm work
12/9 nothing
12/10 stretches
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By frances bakin'
Oh, yes. That's not even true, and I'm willing to...

Oh, yes. That's not even true, and I'm willing to bet he must find it hurtful.
Forum: TV-Free   12-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By frances bakin'
That's one thing I wonder about. Missing out on...

That's one thing I wonder about. Missing out on the social aspect of TV because I only watch shows on my schedule and sometimes years after the fact. It's only entertainment so I don't think it's...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-09-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,252
Posted By frances bakin'
Put out a collection of jars for a friend who's...

Put out a collection of jars for a friend who's crafting with them. Used up the last of some cleaning product and threw away the bottle. Turned a holey towel into rags and put them away. Melted some...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-09-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By frances bakin'
I think a 4-5 year old could easily learn to do...

I think a 4-5 year old could easily learn to do basic crochet, and if you use bulky yarn it's so quick to build up. Good for you for introducing her to it!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-09-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,279
Posted By frances bakin'
I hate to admit it but I will be using these...

I hate to admit it but I will be using these suggestions! :ew:
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-09-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,252
Posted By frances bakin'
Found an old pair of shoes in the trunk and threw...

Found an old pair of shoes in the trunk and threw them out, was going to throw out headphones but managed to fix them with superglue, consolidated all the cotton balls into one place and threw out...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   12-09-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By frances bakin'
Encouraging exercise is always good. I would be...

Encouraging exercise is always good. I would be careful about nagging him, but simply try to encourage him toward gym work, team sports, martial arts, whatever fits his personality to help him...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By frances bakin'
Wow, this is hard because I know how tough this...

Wow, this is hard because I know how tough this kind of thing can be to live with, but I think this is so true.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-06-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By frances bakin'
I remember being like this. I think it was mostly...

I remember being like this. I think it was mostly because at that age I had no need to really keep track of time. Now that I work, oh boy do I know what time it is. So, I think I would start by...
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