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Forum: Diapering   01-28-2014, 05:56 PM
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I've definitely thought about it - cloth...

I've definitely thought about it - cloth diapering my three in NM over the last decade.  I've read that making a paper (or possibly compostable?) diaper takes not only water (which may be okay to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By dovey
My daughter went through a period when she did...

My daughter went through a period when she did the same thing at around the same age.  She's 7.5 now, and seems to be growing out of it.  What I found that helped was the following:
 
1.  Remain...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By dovey
But sometimes it can be helpful to do both,...

But sometimes it can be helpful to do both, especially if you're a new parent looking for a little reassurance! (i.e. call doctor and ask for help from experienced parents elsewhere, like the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-09-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By dovey
Even though the nights may be more difficult for...

Even though the nights may be more difficult for you, you might want to start limiting her during the day, so she gets used to the idea when she isn't in a sleep state.  Then, she is presumably more...
Forum: Unschooling   09-23-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By dovey
I think that is such an interesting and...

I think that is such an interesting and important question, SweetSilver. I feel like it is something I have been struggling with my entire intellectual life, not just during the time that we've been...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By dovey
My 7.5 year old girl easily takes that long to...

My 7.5 year old girl easily takes that long to do copywork, or longer, unless it is something that she is writing to use in a game.  Then it goes pretty fast.  I think copywork is just not such a...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By dovey
My oldest son was like this too.  Just a very...

My oldest son was like this too.  Just a very moist individual.  He drooled until he was about 4.  And when he had a cold?  Forget the tissues!  I just couldn't keep up with the amount of mucus.  He...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By dovey
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rumi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388390/project-based-unschooling#post_17462698)
  
wow - really?  I...
Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By dovey
oops

oops
Forum: Unschooling   09-16-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,318
Posted By dovey
Hey!  I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread.  We...

Hey!  I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread.  We just started project based homeschooling this fall too!
 
My son (age 9) started out with a baking fancy cakes project.  He has a book with some...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dovey
When I didn't eat eggs, I liked tofu as a...

When I didn't eat eggs, I liked tofu as a substantial egg replacer.  It's really good cubed and scrambled with peppers, onions, spinach and spices.  You can add an avocado at the end if you want.
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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By dovey
Did you change the child's diaper?  Sometimes...

Did you change the child's diaper?  Sometimes I've noticed that improperly washed cloth diapers can have a weird chemical reaction in which fresh urine changes to ammonia very quickly.  It can burn...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By dovey
We just do a simple screen time limit for our...

We just do a simple screen time limit for our nine year old - 20 minutes per day.  He can use it on computer games, he can save up the minutes and watch an appropriate movie, he can use it to draw...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-06-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By dovey
It sounds to me like you are giving him the best...

It sounds to me like you are giving him the best support possible - figuring out what is going on by getting help from teachers and therapists and doctors.
 
Here are a few ideas around helping...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-01-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By dovey
I make a chocolate pudding with 2 avocados, a...

I make a chocolate pudding with 2 avocados, a melted dark chocolate bar, a little vanilla, sweetener of your choice (i.e. maple syrup, honey, sugar or stevia), and either silken tofu or egg...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By dovey
I am almost positive that the grapefruit we buy...

I am almost positive that the grapefruit we buy in stores has not been genetically modified.  The main crops that have been (like soy and corn) are huge cash crops.  They are working on GMO wheat...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By dovey
I like each child to have a large, blank sketch...

I like each child to have a large, blank sketch book with pages that don't easily tear out.  That way, they can keep their work more organized and we're not always losing pieces of paper.  Last...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-01-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By dovey
Wash your carrots and cut them into the size...

Wash your carrots and cut them into the size that you would like.  Put them in a very clean quart jar.  Mix a solution of 4 cups water, 2 TBSP salt.  Pour it over the carrots in the jar, so that it...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By dovey
Sometimes if I'm craving something salty,...

Sometimes if I'm craving something salty, savory, and very substantial, I make a giant pot of rich minestrone soup with lots of olive oil, tomato broth, kidney bean broth, a little wine, lots of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By dovey
I just started reading about it after moomin...

I just started reading about it after moomin mama recommended it to another poster.  I read the book "Project Based Homeschooling" by Lori Pickert and have just started diving into her blog. ...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-30-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By dovey
I feel overwhelmed a lot too.  I don't know...

I feel overwhelmed a lot too.  I don't know exactly what type of mindfulness books you would like, but a Buddhist publication that has helped me out a lot is the magazine Shambala Sun.  It's much...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By dovey
You might want to make a big pot of beans every...

You might want to make a big pot of beans every few days - like pinto beans, black beans, red beans, etc.  Then you can serve them as a side dish with family meals, and your daughter can eat them...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,246
Posted By dovey
I most definitely would not blame the parents...

I most definitely would not blame the parents without knowing the situation.  I remember my overweight childhood friend was not allowed to eat sugar (because her mom was so concerned about her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-18-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By dovey
I think that going to a restaurant can be too...

I think that going to a restaurant can be too stimulating for many toddlers - lots of strange people, noise, interesting foods.  It seems fun for a while, but then the child breaks down.  Two of my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,525
Posted By dovey
I have a nine year old, a seven year old and a...

I have a nine year old, a seven year old and a two year old. Honestly, I feel like I have lost all perspective about "me" time.  I hardly even know who I am anymore!  But I don't mind.  I am happy...
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