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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By OakEmber
The first house we bought was one that I would...

The first house we bought was one that I would drive past often and thought was cute. One day I was driving by it and thought, gee, I wish that house was for sale and low and behold it came on the...
Forum: Spirituality   01-13-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,027
Posted By OakEmber
Wow, that was trippy!! I haven't read the...

Wow, that was trippy!!

I haven't read the other posts yet but your post sums up the last couple years of my life, my saturn return to a T!

I am going to be 31 in 8 days (born Jan.20, 1978).
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-01-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 364
Posted By OakEmber
I'd vote for #1, I have a 4 year old (boy) and...

I'd vote for #1, I have a 4 year old (boy) and an 8 year old (girl) and both love to read Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby. We received a hard copy of it when my DD was born and have been reading it for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-30-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By OakEmber
Awww....hugs. My daughter had a stage like...

Awww....hugs.

My daughter had a stage like this in both Kindergarten and Gr. 1 (she is now in Gr. 3). She had a best friend in her class even who we spent time with nearly every day (her mom and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By OakEmber
Thanks for sharing mommas, makes me feel much...

Thanks for sharing mommas, makes me feel much better! And yes, I will be much more diligent now!

And also thanks for the comic relief LeahBoo.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By OakEmber
No harm done...but I feel so horrible that I...

No harm done...but I feel so horrible that I allowed myself to be so distracted (and by little things, the kids nattering in the backseat, and which store to go to first, etc.).

I need a hug and...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-07-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By OakEmber
I agree you should move back, it sounds like...

I agree you should move back, it sounds like your heart is still there! My kids are 4 and 8 as well and I am now working part-time after many years at home and the adjustment hasn't been as hard as...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-27-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,994
Posted By OakEmber
I've been with my Dh long enough to have gone...

I've been with my Dh long enough to have gone through this stage and the coming of age stage together; we started going out at 16&18 and are now 30&32.

Your maturity levels are certainly going to...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-26-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By OakEmber
I'm right there with you!! I can totally relate...

I'm right there with you!! I can totally relate to how you feel, but in my case my hometown is only 20 minutes away, so you probably won't feel as sorry for...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-13-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By OakEmber
I like the idea of the markers (or crayons,...

I like the idea of the markers (or crayons, possibly greener). Other ideas, I find that hair accessories are always nice to get and actually get used, maybe a necklace made out of wooden beads or...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-13-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By OakEmber
Just wanted to say that I like Seventh...

Just wanted to say that I like Seventh Generation powder dishwasher detergent better than the liquid form, seemed to clean better for me. I am interested in trying the homemade recipe now though, at...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-13-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By OakEmber
For your stainless steel appliances just use one...

For your stainless steel appliances just use one of those reusable window cloths they work great. I'd find if they got really bad I would first use a microfiber cloth and follow with the window...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-12-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By OakEmber
We bought our "dream home" almost 3 years ago...

We bought our "dream home" almost 3 years ago and the while the home is still awesome, it's the town that we haven't fallen in love with. Has it ever taken anyone this long to adjust to a new...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,754
Posted By OakEmber
My daughter is also starting Grade 1 this year,...

My daughter is also starting Grade 1 this year, and we are both a little apprehensive about it. She wants to stay in Kindergarten and is worried about missing me. I am worried about missing her, and...
Forum: Family Planning   06-19-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By OakEmber
We use them too, but had to add that a condom is...

We use them too, but had to add that a condom is nothing without lube, I used to dislike them before we found Astroglide.... but would love to find something more natural to use. Any suggestions?...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-19-2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,098
Posted By OakEmber
Yes! Both my labours were not painful, all I...

Yes! Both my labours were not painful, all I felt were strong, intense contractions...no pain. It's definately possible, my births were by no means easy either, with my daughter I pushed for 4 hrs...
Forum: Spirituality   01-14-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 13,871
Posted By OakEmber
I have a few questions if anyone wants to help...

I have a few questions if anyone wants to help me. We just moved into our new home in the fall, our dream home...but I now have read (on one website anyhow) that it is the wrong color for the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-09-2006, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By OakEmber
I'm not sure if it is really mold or not, all my...

I'm not sure if it is really mold or not, all my plants have it (the whole 3 of them, LOL), so it would make sense that it could be mineral deposits from the water. I am bad about watering them so...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-05-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By OakEmber
Hope this is the right forum to ask this...

Hope this is the right forum to ask this question. What causes the white mold (I think it's mold anyway) on the soil and what can I do about it? I was thinking of adding a drop of tea tree oil to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-08-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By OakEmber
I know exactly how you feel and no, I don't...

I know exactly how you feel and no, I don't think it has hindered me (or any of my family). Dd was 4 when Ds was born...now a year later we are all still in the same bed. Bought a king size about 5...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-11-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,090
Posted By OakEmber
Happy Birthday to any of our already One Year...

Happy Birthday to any of our already One Year Olds!! I can't believe it...I am going to keep calling Oakley an 11 month old until Oct.26, LOL!!

Pretty much the only word that Oakley says (besides...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2005, 01:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,327
Posted By OakEmber
Quote: Originally Posted by stanleymama I ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by stanleymama
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My oldest, Collin, has been telling people that he has 5 brothers, instead of 3 because he wants 2 more brothers. Dear God have mercy on me and give me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-26-2005, 02:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,327
Posted By OakEmber
Hi Everyone! We are settling nicely into...

Hi Everyone!

We are settling nicely into our new house....we've been in it one week now! It is paradise! We have soooo much space! Each kid has a huge closet in their room and man is it nice! We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2005, 03:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By OakEmber
mcs- That's very pretty (and I was close...

mcs- That's very pretty (and I was close http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I was thinking Eye-sa ). I hope her diaper rash clears up soon, glad it doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,327
Posted By OakEmber
Awww...

Awww http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif Stanleymom Thanks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif I love reading stories about your boys too,...
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