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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By stormborn
Oh, I never thought of puncuring the bones, good...

Oh, I never thought of puncuring the bones, good idea!

You don't have to roast the bones by themselves but it would remove more fat, unless you're better at trimming than I am.
I usually roast...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By stormborn
Canning apple butter?

I've had great luck with good prices on 'ugly' apples this year so I'm on my fourth batch of apple butter. I usually freeze it but this year I'd like to try canning it to save space, but I'm new to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   Today, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, you can really tell the difference once you...

Yeah, you can really tell the difference once you get used to grassfed. Did you try chilling the stock and skimming the fat off the top? Also, next time try roasting the bones first. Even with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By stormborn
Whoa, 11 hours?! Congrats, Mazamet! I got a ton...

Whoa, 11 hours?! Congrats, Mazamet! I got a ton of clothes done today, mostly because if I don't put the 6 yr old's shorts out of sight she'll fight me every day on why they aren't ok to wear when...
Forum: Unschooling   10-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By stormborn
Is the time limit imposed by the vendor,...

Is the time limit imposed by the vendor, Sweetsilver? We always complete a little bit "when we have time", which means it can take months to mail it back in.
Forum: Unschooling   10-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By stormborn
We're in the US, but our state requires...

We're in the US, but our state requires standardized testing and it looks like it works about the same way-from my quickie search anyway ;).
Here we order the test and administer it at home then...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By stormborn
I think it depends a lot on the local/regional...

I think it depends a lot on the local/regional culture too. We're in the southeast US and here it's very common to have children at funerals, even the open casket wakes. I do ask, just to be sure,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By stormborn
That sounds totally normal to me. :)

That sounds totally normal to me. :)
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,066
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, the history plays a part too. We are the...

Yeah, the history plays a part too. We are the third generation in DH's family to own this house, the girls were born here, it's mostly the way we want it through buckets of sweat and a few tears. It...
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,066
Posted By stormborn
We're lucky to have access to both- city of about...

We're lucky to have access to both- city of about 80,000, national forests 15 mins away, friends with plenty of land for kids to roam 25 mins away. Right now we live in the city part and probably...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By stormborn
It'll be fine! At those ages they don't really...

It'll be fine! At those ages they don't really need that much in the way of formal lessons, IMO. The lesson they'll get from helping/caring for people who need it will serve them well their whole...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By stormborn
So someone lied to your child to attempt to force...

So someone lied to your child to attempt to force you to make plans with them? Is this the "drama prone" Mom from upthread?
Forum: Child & Teen Health   10-04-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By stormborn
I can't link on this phone, but google keratosis...

I can't link on this phone, but google keratosis pilaris and check out the pics. If so, my daughters eat fish or take vit A supplements to control theirs.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By stormborn
Does the Mom who started the group "own" the...

Does the Mom who started the group "own" the show, or is it run more like a co-op?
Would it be possible to have an open dialog as a group about the rules in question? Not in a confrontational way,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-03-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By stormborn
I don't think anyone meant to come across as...

I don't think anyone meant to come across as judgemental. Your first post gave me the impression that you were getting pressured by your Doc and family to wean to a bottle but that you didn't want...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By stormborn
I guess it depends on your area, but the police...

I guess it depends on your area, but the police here will sit there on request to ticket/deter offenders. We live on a circle with blind corners that people like to cut through to avoid high traffic...
Forum: October 2014 Due Date Club   10-02-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By stormborn
Me Too. A lot of times I'm on the mobile...

Me
Too.

A lot of times I'm on the mobile version so I have to go by title then realize I have nothing useful to say, or I can't tell what forum I'm in so don't know if my response would be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By stormborn
Shove the pacifier in her mouth instead. :D ...

Shove the pacifier in her mouth instead. :D

Really, it sounds like she's not helping at all if you can't run to pee without her going against your wishes for YOUR baby. I'd tell her "thanks but no...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By stormborn
Hang out awhile; this board slows down coming out...

Hang out awhile; this board slows down coming out of the weekend sometimes. :)
I haven't been in quite the same situation-my kids have been homeschooled so far- but I'll give it a shot. Were you...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By stormborn
I can't watch the video...are they saying that...

I can't watch the video...are they saying that everyone who doesn't vax eats organic?
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   09-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By stormborn
There are a few studies out there confirming that...

There are a few studies out there confirming that kids who have pets in the home are less likely to be allergic, so you could think of cat hair as a preventative. :)

Mine grew up with dog and cat...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By stormborn
How old are your kids, jr37?

How old are your kids, jr37?
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   09-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By stormborn
Welcome! It's always nice to see more Dads here....

Welcome! It's always nice to see more Dads here. :)
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   09-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By stormborn
I didn't realize this was a Due date forum-the...

I didn't realize this was a Due date forum-the mobile version sucks-but I didn't want to read and not post...
I'm sorry you're having a hard time and hope it gets better when baby is born, if not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By stormborn
I'm so sorry for your loss, Tiffa. I've taken...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tiffa.
I've taken my kids to funerals from infant on up to preteen and never had a problem; I just made sure to choose a seat with an easy escape route in case they...
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