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Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By stormborn
That's a good idea, Miranda! I realized the other...

That's a good idea, Miranda! I realized the other day how out of control our clutter is when I couldn't find a single place in the living room to pose dd2 for a picture without a backdrop of mess....
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By stormborn
Don't be too hard on yourself; I dragged home a...

Don't be too hard on yourself; I dragged home a big bag of scissors from cleaning a (depression-era child) friend's house just a few months ago with high hopes that I'd never hunt for scissors again....
Forum: Birth Stories   09-16-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By stormborn
Dr Hayes, by any chance? That sure sounds like...

Dr Hayes, by any chance? That sure sounds like him :D
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,163
Posted By stormborn
Oh, yeah, he meant well. It was funny, later he...

Oh, yeah, he meant well. It was funny, later he mumbled "not that I'm saying you're a cow..." For a guy of his generation (1920's) he was supportive of a lot. Dd2 was born at home while he lived with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By stormborn
I only have two and we don't do much "formal"...

I only have two and we don't do much "formal" sit-down work, but the only way I can get uninterrupted time is to stagger bed/wake times by an hour or two (no naps here either past baby stage) so they...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,163
Posted By stormborn
When dd1 was little I worked full time and...

When dd1 was little I worked full time and pumped. My stepdad told me that I should play classical music every time because it would help me pump more milk! He said when he was growing up on a dairy...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By stormborn
Totally normal. Mine both nursed way more than...

Totally normal. Mine both nursed way more than every 4 hours at that age. IME before 10 or 12 mos. solids are mostly for fun and most of their nutrition was still coming from breastmilk. If I had to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By stormborn
I was thinking for a catheter too, but if it...

I was thinking for a catheter too, but if it needs to be done they can figure it out when they get there, surely? I don't think the procedure is different either way, is it?

OP~ I hope your dd is...
Forum: Mental Health   09-11-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By stormborn
The same way I handle most people who stick their...

The same way I handle most people who stick their noses too far into my business~ "This is what works for our family" said with a smile or a scowl depending on who and how they present it. Repeat as...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By stormborn
But damn, surely they could see your house! I own...

But damn, surely they could see your house! I own guns myself (hunting and target shooting) but I'm firmly anti-stupid/drunken-idiots using them irresponsibly.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By stormborn
Were they hunting out of season or trying to...

Were they hunting out of season or trying to scare people or...?? That must've been scary so close to your house!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By stormborn
Would she let you tape a potato slice to it...

Would she let you tape a potato slice to it overnight to draw it out? My kids usually cooperated with that one just because it was weird. "Mom is duct taping food to me!"
Forum: Unschooling   09-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By stormborn
I'm no help, but I feel your head-exploding pain....

I'm no help, but I feel your head-exploding pain.

You remember that song by the Offspring with the chorus of "gotta keep 'em seperated!!!"? It was on in the car the other day and my girls were...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By stormborn
Out of curiosity, does that mean you get $40 per...

Out of curiosity, does that mean you get $40 per school day?
Forum: Unschooling   08-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,668
Posted By stormborn
HI, rightkindofme! Nice to "see" you here again....

HI, rightkindofme! Nice to "see" you here again. :D
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-29-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By stormborn
Most we just leave alone, but when a splinter...

Most we just leave alone, but when a splinter needs to come out (sticking straight out and can't walk on it, etc) I'm a big fan of bribery. ;)

I've also found that an older sib or friend can get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By stormborn
I don't really do much organizing because I'm...

I don't really do much organizing because I'm awful at it, but I do try to seek out the people who do and offer to do some of the grunt work to take some of the load off. I'm a pretty good helper...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By stormborn
If he's lied about being sick/dead (!) before,...

If he's lied about being sick/dead (!) before, what makes you think he's telling the truth this time?
Even if he is, no way should you add to high-interest debt to help someone who abandoned and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By stormborn
It absolutely gets easier! Sooner than you think...

It absolutely gets easier! Sooner than you think they'll be old enough to gently boot outside or to another room while you get a few things done, and most kids enter a stage when they want to help...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By stormborn
I haven't been on TAO much since I noticed that...

I haven't been on TAO much since I noticed that it's no longer semi-private...maybe others are bothered by it too.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By stormborn
Have it pulled! I've had several oral surgeries...

Have it pulled! I've had several oral surgeries while pg., including a wisdom tooth, with no problems for either baby.
Oral infections can get nasty; a system-wide infection would be harder on you...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By stormborn
Oh, I missed that he's high school age. As long...

Oh, I missed that he's high school age. As long as he knows he has the right to refuse no matter what 'authority figure' he's dealing with it shouldn't be an issue. I would probably revoke consent...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By stormborn
My neighbor just mentioned today that her 12 yo...

My neighbor just mentioned today that her 12 yo still sleeps with her; I've known him since he was 3 and never knew it. He's one of the most well adjusted kids I know. :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By stormborn
Hm, so each child will probably have different...

Hm, so each child will probably have different materials and the adult teaching that day will help if needed? How big is the group?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By stormborn
What a great idea, Rumi. Thanks!

What a great idea, Rumi. Thanks!
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