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Forum: Natural Body Care   10-22-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By danaf617
New to the Diva Cup and I can't get it to not...

New to the Diva Cup and I can't get it to not leak.

It's not full but I'm leaking in less than 2 hours. I insert it horizontally, do a full rotation, make sure it's not too high, all like the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By danaf617
Thanks Rachel!   I did see the BCP mentioned...

Thanks Rachel!
 
I did see the BCP mentioned on here the other day and I've been reading over it and pulling some notes from it!
 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By danaf617
thanks for the ideas, ladies!!  :)     So...

thanks for the ideas, ladies!!  :)
 
 
So do most of you not follow any sort of structured program?  Are you all or mostly child-led learning?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By danaf617
Miranda - Thank you so much for your reply. I...

Miranda - Thank you so much for your reply. I absolutely agree with you. When we lived in NJ and the law didn't even require a letter of intent, that was my plan. The idea of a portfolio reviewer...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By danaf617
thank you, pek64.   We are new to the area,...

thank you, pek64.
 
We are new to the area, and the state, so I don't know many people yet. I did meet another HSing mom at the library the other night though. She gave me her email addy so I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By danaf617
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361329/how-do-you-decided-what-to-teach#post_17085139)

I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By danaf617
We are beginning K (and preK too, unofficially)...

We are beginning K (and preK too, unofficially) this year and I am a rookie homeschooler.

We are in Maryland and have required subjects to teach (and show in our portfolio reviews.) I purchased...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By danaf617
We will be homeschooling for the first time for...

We will be homeschooling for the first time for Kindy '12-'13!  My DD will be 6 in November and is so excited to begin. DS is 4.5 and will be unofficially doing pre-K.
 
DH is being cheap about...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By danaf617
We just moved to MD also and my oldest will be...

We just moved to MD also and my oldest will be starting K in the fall.  We are in Charles County.  :)
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-04-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By danaf617
In the bathroom(s) and next to the kitchen sink?...

In the bathroom(s) and next to the kitchen sink?
 
I avoid products with parabens, triclosan, phtalates, SLS, etc.  I was using Method for a while but then realized it has SLS.
 
I'm looking for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-03-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By danaf617
Hi all!   My family and I just moved from...

Hi all!
 
My family and I just moved from New Jersey to Maryland. My oldest is 5 and will be starting K in the fall. My youngest is just 17 mos younger and 1 grade behind her and he will be...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-07-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By danaf617
I also avoid the ingredients mentioned in the...

I also avoid the ingredients mentioned in the previous post as well as propylene glycol and SLS.
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By danaf617
It doesn't bother them.  But it bothers me! ...

It doesn't bother them.  But it bothers me!  lol  It looks like their feet aren't well taken care of and I know that's not the case.
 
I put some coconut oil on last night and regular cotton...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-07-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By danaf617
Oh, I'm sorry.  When I first replied, I read it...

Oh, I'm sorry.  When I first replied, I read it as 12 months not size 12 and up.  Whoops.
 
In that case, I'd just do what I do for myself and wear cotton Ts and light sweats.
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-06-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By danaf617
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by flyrabbitfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By danaf617
My son has had peeling feet since he was an...

My son has had peeling feet since he was an infant. I stopped using footed PJs because I suspected he was sweating and making the problem worse.
 
He's 3.5 and my daughter is almost 5 and suddenly...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-06-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By danaf617
I would encourage you to read the book "Why...

I would encourage you to read the book "Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You."  I'm in the middle of reading it right now. 
 
Good luck!
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-06-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By danaf617
I do not make my own but have been using All...

I do not make my own but have been using All Terrain Herbal Armor.
http://www.allterrainco.com/ecommerce/natural-insect-repellents/4-oz-herbal-armor-spray.html
 
We camp at least 1 weekend per...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By danaf617
I buy both of my kids (almost 5 and 3.5)...

I buy both of my kids (almost 5 and 3.5) Carter's pajamas. I buy the fitted cotton 2-pieces that are specifically labeled "Not flame resistant. Wear tight fitting."
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By danaf617
I use the OCM also.  Mine is a mix of 80%...

I use the OCM also.  Mine is a mix of 80% organic EVOO and 20% castor oil.  I keep it in a cobalt blue apothecary bottle with a squirt top. I use it to wash my face, remove makeup and eye makeup. ...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-04-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By danaf617
bump  :)

bump  :)
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-29-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By danaf617
I recently bought a Food Saver, mostly for the...

I recently bought a Food Saver, mostly for the ability to seal mason jars. I already used them for much of our food storage.
 
 
I want to make a few batches of applesauce.
 
How long will it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 102
Posted By danaf617
Thank you all so much for your replies!!!  :) ...

Thank you all so much for your replies!!!  :)
 
Sigh.  So much to think about isn't it?  We are living in the same home that we bought right before we got engaged. This will only be our 2nd home...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 102
Posted By danaf617
Yes, he'll be working right in the middle of the...

Yes, he'll be working right in the middle of the city.
 
We've heard from several people about the real estate and the traffic.  He's gotten an offer that we really can't refuse though. It's going...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 102
Posted By danaf617
Hi all! Right now we are in Southern NJ and...

Hi all!

Right now we are in Southern NJ and DH may be taking a job in DC. I'd love to start fantasy shopping for homes online and researching schools but we know nothing about the area.
...
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