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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 135
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Posted By stormborn
Yeah, I was (and still am, a little) that kid. I...

Yeah, I was (and still am, a little) that kid. I wore one of those swim masks in the shower until I was a teen and couldn't wear jeans until adulthood. The seams!!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-24-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By stormborn
I hope you get the help you need soon, rosie. I...

I hope you get the help you need soon, rosie. I can't think of anything practical to add, but I'll be thinking of you and wishing you the best.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By stormborn
I don't think that's too old. My first moved into...

I don't think that's too old. My first moved into her own bed at around 8yo, but I think part of it was crowding by her then-toddler sister. She might have stayed longer, who knows. Now I have a 6.5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 139
Posted By stormborn
How old is he? I should remember- I've enjoyed...

How old is he? I should remember- I've enjoyed your posts here for years-but Mamabrain. ;)
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 76
Posted By stormborn
Penpals are great for that. My kids also loved...

Penpals are great for that. My kids also loved making lists (wish lists, shopping, etc.) and typing messages via facebook or email.
Forum: Personal Growth   01-07-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By stormborn
What the....? I think you did better than I would...

What the....? I think you did better than I would have! Sounds like that Mom might have some, er, issues going on there. Or who knows, maybe she went without enough as a kid and is happy that her kid...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,181
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, 10 was hard with mine, too. At 10 she would...

Yeah, 10 was hard with mine, too. At 10 she would have tried to derail the whole thing, now she would probably go and sit outside with a book and complain later. So she has mellowed a bit. ;) How...
Forum: Unschooling   01-07-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,181
Posted By stormborn
How old is your oldest, Sweetsilver? She sounds a...

How old is your oldest, Sweetsilver? She sounds a lot like my 13yo. she doesn't mesh well with kids her age (with a few exceptions) or younger either and would see spending an afternoon in someone...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By stormborn
So, during the previous incidents what was the...

So, during the previous incidents what was the Mom's reaction? Or is it always you going to deal with it? Does she really see nothing wrong with her son hitting..passing it off as roughhousing maybe?...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 218
Posted By stormborn
Before MIL finally gave up on trying to dress me...

Before MIL finally gave up on trying to dress me she always got the sizes wildly wrong-for years DH's neices and I all got matching XXXXL shirts every year. I'm average sized I guess but one of them...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By stormborn
How close are you with his parents, and do they...

How close are you with his parents, and do they know what's going on? That would make a huge difference in how I would handle future incidents.
FWIW, I don't spank as a rule, but you pretty much had...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By stormborn
How old are they? In my experience 5 or 6 is too...

How old are they? In my experience 5 or 6 is too young to keep up with stuff like that without direction from a parent or older sib. The way I usually do it is clean myself while I give them very...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-01-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By stormborn
Pretty good this year, but next year I hope to...

Pretty good this year, but next year I hope to talk all the adults into doing gifts for the kids & teens only. We already have this agreement with DH's brothers & their kids but MIL is a compulsive...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-01-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,186
Posted By stormborn
I'm so sorry. What an ass to drop that on you...

I'm so sorry. What an ass to drop that on you right before a holiday trip when you probably didn't even have time or space to even process any of it! I hope this year brings you the best, and all the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 218
Posted By stormborn
Ha, I was just telling my dd about that thread...

Ha, I was just telling my dd about that thread the other day....the Mama who got the nude portrait of herself painted by her MIL and the horse penis door handles!

Good thing your 10 yo didn't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 295
Posted By stormborn
Would a waiting period on most of it be a good...

Would a waiting period on most of it be a good compromise? We've always had an informal policy of "Wait a week, month, etc. depending on the size of the purchase, then if you still want it go ahead."...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 150
Posted By stormborn
Funny, my Mom mentioned those the other day while...

Funny, my Mom mentioned those the other day while we watched some Black Friday nastiness on the news. I remember asking for one when they were so popular (I was 9 or so) and her saying "Don't even...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By stormborn
Have you looked on this board? I can't link to it...

Have you looked on this board? I can't link to it for some reason, but it's under the main heading of "finding your tribe", then "Moms in your area" Dunno how busy it is, but I know at least a few...
Forum: Dental   12-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By stormborn
Has she/he taken any hits or falls to the face?...

Has she/he taken any hits or falls to the face? When my front teeth got lines on them it was fractures from an impact that I (until then) didn't think did any damage.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By stormborn
A wool blanket, maybe?

A wool blanket, maybe?
Forum: Unschooling   12-13-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By stormborn
Rocky~ I get them from setontesting.com, we use...

Rocky~ I get them from setontesting.com, we use the CAT survey version but they have other tests as well. Good luck!

I don't think you'll have any trouble with the testing company. They're a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By stormborn
It might just be a string of bad luck. My 6yo has...

It might just be a string of bad luck. My 6yo has had 3 stomach bugs this year, and no one else in the family EVER gets sick with those. It's been awhile now and she's fine otherwise.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 440
Posted By stormborn
How old is she? My little one is 6, and she and...

How old is she? My little one is 6, and she and her friends around that age have been happy with the leapfrog tablets. I paid $40 for it last year; they're probably even cheaper now. You can't text...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By stormborn
I've been there with my first child, and the best...

I've been there with my first child, and the best advice I can give is to wait. Stick with the things that engage him, the "fun stuff", and let the rest go for a while. I truely believe that the vast...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-10-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By stormborn
Don't let that stop you from leaving, Mama! There...

Don't let that stop you from leaving, Mama! There are plenty of ways to homeschool as a single parent, really. We have several great single moms and dads in our circle who make it work without a...
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