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Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2017, 02:36 PM
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Views: 1,469
Posted By stormborn
Aw, as much as the "trophies for everyone" trend...

Aw, as much as the "trophies for everyone" trend annoys me, the award from Grandma sounds sweet!

My Mom kinda set the attitude for stuff like that when dd1 was about 6 and up in arms that her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-19-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By stormborn
That sounds typical for a 4 yr old. :) Also...

That sounds typical for a 4 yr old. :) Also consider that you and your wife are relatively new to her, which might make her nervous and more excitable than usual.
Our girls had very different...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2017, 04:21 PM
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Views: 268
Posted By stormborn
We usually buy a treat for the kids....this year...

We usually buy a treat for the kids....this year we'll probably give them $ to go out for lunch so we can celebrate privately at home. ;)

I'd rather just ignore it, honestly, but it was impressed...
Forum: Parenting   01-28-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By stormborn
I'd hope so, but then again I've met people in...

I'd hope so, but then again I've met people in person who tell me how to dress my children...

Mine are 8 and 15, so the most involved I get in their clothing choices is requiring them to bring a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By stormborn
There are, but most states have "close in age...

There are, but most states have "close in age exemptions" For example, in our state age of consent is 16, but as long as both partners are older than 12 and have no more than a 4 year age gap they...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-16-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By stormborn
If you haven't already, this would be the perfect...

If you haven't already, this would be the perfect time to go over the legalities of underage drinking where you live (in a state my 15yo visits regularly she could legally drink on private property)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By stormborn
Me too! Other than mostly sticking to afternoon...

Me too! Other than mostly sticking to afternoon classes/activities/gatherings, our home schooling looks pretty much like the day dwellers. :D
It helps that my kids (8 &15) are night owls by nature,...
Forum: Women's Health   01-07-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By stormborn
I can relate, unfortunately. I realized after the...

I can relate, unfortunately. I realized after the fact that mine were probably triggered by a hormone imbalance because they stopped after dd2 was weaned. Maybe adjusting hormone levels will be the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-01-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By stormborn
I wouldn't have any issue with that age...

I wouldn't have any issue with that age difference. Heck, my husband and I started dating at 14 and 17 and we've had 30 years together. ;)

Are you worried about the legality of it if their...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-01-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By stormborn
Whaaa? There's a new one?! Is it good? I got...

Whaaa? There's a new one?! Is it good?

I got what I wanted too-books and chocolate and new warm underwear. :D
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-01-2017, 02:16 AM
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Views: 3,072
Posted By stormborn
^All of this! Why on earth would you want to...

^All of this! Why on earth would you want to spend any of your time with a partner who thinks so little of you, your opinions and your dick, FFS?!
Do you think she would stick around if you told her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,747
Posted By stormborn
Wouldn't it be funny if she was on this board...

Wouldn't it be funny if she was on this board with kids of her own? Married to BandKid and worried about dating?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-19-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By stormborn
I understand. Mine (for similar reasons) was...

I understand. Mine (for similar reasons) was pulling over (not very gently) and telling them to walk home.
Everyone loses it sometimes.
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-08-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By stormborn
Is she growing and gaining an appropriate amount...

Is she growing and gaining an appropriate amount of weight now? If so she might just be really efficient at getting milk and getting all she needs without spending a ton of time at it. If not I'd...
Forum: Activism and News   11-07-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By stormborn
Thanks for posting this! I thought about it but...

Thanks for posting this! I thought about it but couldn't remember if it was allowed on this forum.
It's getting pretty nasty there. A group of dd1's friends are there and three of the teens were...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-07-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By stormborn
I'm sure they can. Pregnant women have a...

I'm sure they can. Pregnant women have a detectable smell to me, so I'm sure to dogs it's obvious.
I've wondered if that explains my dog's attachment to me. We got her as a service dog in training...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-30-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By stormborn
That reminds me of my GMIL's neighbor who is in...

That reminds me of my GMIL's neighbor who is in her '90s now. She went to town on my MIL (early 60s) for suggesting that I would like to go somewhere private to nurse dd1 while at her house visiting....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By stormborn
Um, yes....speaking in front of live people would...

Um, yes....speaking in front of live people would be the main point, I think.
Forum: Unschooling   10-29-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,233
Posted By stormborn
A rotary phone was one of the favorite toys among...

A rotary phone was one of the favorite toys among the little ones at my GMIL's house for years! It didn't even work but dialing and watching it spring back never got old.
Forum: Unschooling   10-29-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,233
Posted By stormborn
Ha, payphones make me feel old! The last time we...

Ha, payphones make me feel old! The last time we found a working one dd2 insisted on digging out a quarter to call someone. Sounds like you had a fun adventure...I love getting lost for the fun of it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-25-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By stormborn
The 8 yo is going to be a mummy mommy (going to...

The 8 yo is going to be a mummy mommy (going to dress a baby doll to match) and the 15 yo is going as an evil jester.
We should really finish those tonight; getting close!
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By stormborn
There are settings to filter what they can pull...

There are settings to filter what they can pull up.
How old are yours again, Turquesa?
Forum: Parenting   10-22-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By stormborn
Eh, my older used to watch those and I never told...

Eh, my older used to watch those and I never told her not to. She tired of it on her own soon enough. I don't see the point either, but I suppose it's really no different than watching football or...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-22-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By stormborn
Ah, I was thinking maybe she could just not shave...

Ah, I was thinking maybe she could just not shave around her Mom, but on second thought I guess that's not a great message to send either.
Tying shaving to her period is kinda ridiculous. I had...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-21-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By stormborn
Poor kid; what a tough spot to be in. How often...

Poor kid; what a tough spot to be in. How often does she visit her bio Mom?
A long-sleeved leotard sounds like a good compromise; you could take her shopping and for lunch...makea fun outing out of...
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