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Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By farmkids42morrow
This is what I do to earn a living, so I can...

This is what I do to earn a living, so I can give it to you straight from the horse's mouth...
 
The less cluttered your home is, the cleaner the result will be and possibly it will even be less...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Sometimes spending extra $ to get one quality...

Sometimes spending extra $ to get one quality item that will replace one or more so-so items makes life so much easier.  For me it was cast iron pans.  I was so tired of replacing pots and pans that...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,094
Posted By farmkids42morrow
I have 4 kids so laundry is a daily chore here...

I have 4 kids so laundry is a daily chore here too.  I've found that making it easy and enjoyable for myself is the key.  Keep an area clear that you can use to fold and stack the clothes according...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-03-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,343
Posted By farmkids42morrow
We had one for a long time.  They are great and...

We had one for a long time.  They are great and not difficult at all other than the care of emptying when necessary.  If you have a large family, it would probably be better to have a separate one...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-03-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,832
Posted By farmkids42morrow
I've been making my own detergent for several...

I've been making my own detergent for several years now using the recipe you mentioned.  You really do need washing soda to make it work well.  If your local stores don't sell it, they may be...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-26-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,059
Posted By farmkids42morrow
I heat with wood.  This is my first year doing...

I heat with wood.  This is my first year doing it and it has been a learning experience to say the least! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  I live in northern PA, so it get's very...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Thanks everyone. I guess the message I'm getting...

Thanks everyone. I guess the message I'm getting is that just being there is more important than what I might say or do. I hope I'm able to give her the support she needs. I have a large family, all...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-05-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,139
Posted By farmkids42morrow
I don't really know where to post this, so I'm...

I don't really know where to post this, so I'm starting here - if this isn't the place...sorry!

One of my friends is going through a terrible experience right now and I'm looking for some advice...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By farmkids42morrow
try www.librivox.org (http://www.librivox.org) ...

try www.librivox.org (http://www.librivox.org)

There are a lot of adult titles, but if you look through the catalog list, there are plenty of fun children's titles as well.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Well, in my experience phonics is the best way...

Well, in my experience phonics is the best way to help a child with difficulties to be able to read. My one son was not interested in "schooly" reading/phonics lessons. But he loves the LeapFrog...
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,935
Posted By farmkids42morrow
We have 4 and we get stared at in stores, at the...

We have 4 and we get stared at in stores, at the library, when we go out to eat, pretty much everywhere. I totally didn't get it at first, until countless moms came up to me (often in front of their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By farmkids42morrow
The best thing you can do is let your child feel...

The best thing you can do is let your child feel the way he feels. Let him know that whatever he needs to do or say or talk about, it's ok. Sometimes kids need to talk about things over and over...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Quote: Originally Posted by Lillian J...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillian J http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14543765)


I just think it's best to start with...
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Sorry if this is a repeat...I've got 3 wild...

Sorry if this is a repeat...I've got 3 wild monkeys I'm trying to keep an eye on http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif, so I didn't read all of the pp suggestions.

I allow...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-19-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 23,801
Posted By farmkids42morrow
This sounds SO much like an issue I had with my...

This sounds SO much like an issue I had with my second son, only his deal was not limping it was vomiting. Oh yeah, he could do it anytime at the drop of a hat. And he did. Every time we went...
Forum: Natural Family Living Workshops   10-19-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,126
Posted By farmkids42morrow
A game I loved as a child and now play with my...

A game I loved as a child and now play with my kids is called "My father owns a grocery store", a guessing game that you can play anywhere, anytime.

You say..."My father owns a grocery store and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-18-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,985
Posted By farmkids42morrow
We painted our spare room, got a crib, chair,...

We painted our spare room, got a crib, chair, table, lamps, on and on...and never used the room...ever. Gave the crib away, moved the chair, table and lamps into the living room. Lesson here?- Save...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-16-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Quote: Originally Posted by Abylite...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abylite http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14535683)
I think DH misses us in the same bed as...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-16-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Do you think he may be in pain? Sometimes little...

Do you think he may be in pain? Sometimes little ones are coping with ear or other type of pain by nursing, but then it all of a sudden becomes too much. I'd take him to the doctor just to be sure....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-16-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Oops, just noticed that you said you're trying...

Oops, just noticed that you said you're trying to wean at night...I don't know if the separation would help or not early on when she's not super sleepy, but the middle of the night, "I just barely...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-16-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By farmkids42morrow
We are currently co-sleeping with kiddo #4, but...

We are currently co-sleeping with kiddo #4, but with #2 we did the same room, different bed thing once he was past the first year because he was a major mover & shaker at night and my husband and I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-16-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,602
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Quote: Originally Posted by loon13...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loon13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14519922)
My minimalist tendicies increased as I get...
Forum: Unschooling   10-16-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By farmkids42morrow
I agree with CariOfOz, she has probably just...

I agree with CariOfOz, she has probably just never wanted or needed to do it before. That is part of unschooling; waiting for the child to see the need or have the desire to do something...then...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Quote: Originally Posted by darcytrue...

Quote:
Originally Posted by darcytrue http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14530532)
How do moms do it when they have several...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,071
Posted By farmkids42morrow
Quote: Originally Posted by aliciahorsley...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aliciahorsley http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14533468)
MIL was here from UK for two weeks. She...
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