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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 12:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,004
Posted By stormborn
Whoa, blast from the past! I voted "pretty...

Whoa, blast from the past!
I voted "pretty good" in 2002, but I could change that to "awesome" for 2016. :)
29 years together, 22 married.
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By stormborn
We don't have a set system for a screen time...

We don't have a set system for a screen time partly because I'm horrible about remembering to keep up with or enforce such things but also because I hate setting myself up as the gatekeeper. It...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-18-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By stormborn
I think they just forgot to notify you. Their...

I think they just forgot to notify you. Their site let me add one to the cart just now. :) Koala is the 3-4yo one.
Oh and there are always coupon codes on retailmenot.
ETA-I just noticed you said...
Forum: Unschooling   07-18-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,697
Posted By stormborn
Aw, sorry about your books Nazsmom. If there's...

Aw, sorry about your books Nazsmom. If there's anything you can't replace run it by me; I have a lot of duplicates.
Forum: Unschooling   07-17-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,697
Posted By stormborn
I've been lurking...kinda shell-shocked. In the...

I've been lurking...kinda shell-shocked. In the past few weeks my Mom's health took an unexpected nosedive that left her needing 24hour hospice care, dd14's best friend lost his Dad young in a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-17-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By stormborn
How's it going? If you still need a baby...

How's it going?
If you still need a baby carrier message me or post here...I'm pretty sure I have at least one in storage.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By stormborn
Kiwi Crate does a box for toddlers-it's more...

Kiwi Crate does a box for toddlers-it's more making a craft or project to play with than a keepsake though.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   07-12-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By stormborn
Don't mind the name...Dads are welcome too! I...

Don't mind the name...Dads are welcome too!
I bet with 13 there aren't too many parenting situations you haven't handled. :D
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-04-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By stormborn
Thanks! We've been meaning to take the girls...

Thanks! We've been meaning to take the girls night hiking for stargazing; sounds like this would be a good week for it.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-01-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By stormborn
Try cross-posting in the Special Needs subforum...

Try cross-posting in the Special Needs subforum too-it's under Parenting on the main menu. :)
Have your older guy's therapists worked with you on any techniques for behavior that might be applicable...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-25-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By stormborn
If you're in the U.S. or Canada look up Spiral...

If you're in the U.S. or Canada look up Spiral Scouts. It's not something we've tried yet (the times/locations never seem to work out) but a lot of our homeschooling friends are involved and it seems...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-23-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By stormborn
I had the opposite experience with dd14...she...

I had the opposite experience with dd14...she slept in the family bedroom with me until about 9 or 10 and moved to her room on her own with no problem. I slept in her trundle for a few nights (mostly...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-20-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By stormborn
Really, at that age they just want to be close to...

Really, at that age they just want to be close to you,where they can touch/hear/smell you. It doesn't matter so much what you're doing-tiny babies are happy just being with you in your little bubble...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-18-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By stormborn
Thanks, that would save on shipping at least...I...

Thanks, that would save on shipping at least...I swear we've looked at every store in town and even the "regular" are scarce.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-18-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By stormborn
Good topic! I'm curious now how my local...

Good topic! I'm curious now how my local hospitals deal with this. I tend to think I would have heard the uproar if women here were denied that right, but who knows.
My first birth was in the...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-18-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By stormborn
Hell,I'd be thrilled if they'd sell light...

Hell,I'd be thrilled if they'd sell light absorbency in the US! DD14 has to order them from the UK for the few occasions she uses them.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By stormborn
I have two girls just like this...frustrating...

I have two girls just like this...frustrating isn't it?
You might be able to use the fact that she likes Grandma's clothes better-if you're okay with lying like a dog ;). I realized a few years ago...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-01-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By stormborn
I can't really speak with any authority on the...

I can't really speak with any authority on the wage gap, but I don't think there's the stigma attached to stay-at-home Dads that existed when my Dad stayed home with me in the '70s.

DH and I have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-23-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By stormborn
With that many negative tests she's really...

With that many negative tests she's really unlikely to be pregnant. Green discharge,though,is almost surely an infection.
Are you in the U.S.? If so she can be seen by a Doc or clinic without her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,976
Posted By stormborn
Oldsmom, that cracked me up. I'll never be able...

Oldsmom, that cracked me up. I'll never be able to look at Junebugs the same way again.
Forum: Learning at School   05-15-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By stormborn
Wow, I don't even know how the school rep.typed...

Wow, I don't even know how the school rep.typed that one with a straight face!

The only "ya don't say" waiver I've signed lately was for dd14 to do an aerial silks class-it pointed out in long...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-01-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By stormborn
Comment pending. ;) FWIW I've been thinking about...

Comment pending. ;) FWIW I've been thinking about the topic since I saw your post, but editing my brain droppings into a coherent post takes awhile on this #&$!@ new touchscreen phone. I feel old.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-27-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By stormborn
Dads are always welcome! Nice username :)

Dads are always welcome!
Nice username :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-21-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By stormborn
Maybe,but I have a coworker that could've written...

Maybe,but I have a coworker that could've written any one of these posts. Could very well be in earnest.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-20-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By stormborn
How old are the kids? In general I would...

How old are the kids?
In general I would handle both situations pretty much the same way you did. We're pretty laid back about rough-housing,though,especially between cousins and close friends. The...
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