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Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,005
Posted By 7thDaughter
I decided to delete this post.  There were only...

I decided to delete this post.  There were only a few responses where posters touched on the deep issues of teen responsibility and respect that I was attempting to start a conversation about.  Also...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-02-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 45,807
Posted By 7thDaughter
My DD started at 13 1/2.  Thereafter she grew 4...

My DD started at 13 1/2.  Thereafter she grew 4 inches through high school and topped out at 5' 6". She was never more than 10th percentile until high school.   But she made it to 5' 6" and is happy...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-26-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,926
Posted By 7thDaughter
Originally Posted by...

Originally Posted by 7thDaughter http://www.mothering.com/forum/../../../../img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/forum/140#post_16465139)

First, the tone of so many postings here has...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,926
Posted By 7thDaughter
First, the tone of so many postings here has...

First, the tone of so many postings here has been so hot -- angry, defensive, attacking, using "logic" to attack another person (which I view as a form of verbal abuse) that I could not bear to read...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-08-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By 7thDaughter
Sounds like you are doing really great already! ...

Sounds like you are doing really great already! 
 
I found an audio program that I could do in the car, each lesson was about 25 minutes.  I would stick with one lesson twice a day for 3 days,...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,907
Posted By 7thDaughter
For teens I think it's a good idea to give them...

For teens I think it's a good idea to give them a foundation in reality.  I tell my teen that a woman who can earn a living for herself and her family is empowered to weather any storm life sends...
Forum: October 2011   05-04-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By 7thDaughter
What you say about control and abuse is very...

What you say about control and abuse is very important.  Names are powerful symbols, bringing up good and bad memories with every use.  A new name helps create a new life.
 
My nephews both took...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-04-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By 7thDaughter
Please keep us posted. Military families need...

Please keep us posted. Military families need information & help on non-vaxing.  I didn't know a single non-vaxing military family when we moved to Germany and had no resources like the women at MDC...
Forum: October 2011   05-03-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By 7thDaughter
I kept my father's name, and the kids have...

I kept my father's name, and the kids have DH's.  It's OK with me, it's a beautiful name.  Occasionally (rarely) I think about using it, esp because mine is frequently misspelled and/or...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-03-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By 7thDaughter
I didn't use the on-base daycare but my 2...

I didn't use the on-base daycare but my 2 unvaxed kids attended DOD schools in Germany with religious exemption.  It was no issue at all at the time, this was 3 years ago.  I have to wonder if the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By 7thDaughter
Amazing news.  My son's eyes were 20/30 18...

Amazing news.  My son's eyes were 20/30 18 months ago (according to the eye chart at a sports physical).  Yesterday the eye doctor reported they are now 20/15!!!  Was there an error, or has a year...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By 7thDaughter
We are Boy Scouters here but I imagine the...

We are Boy Scouters here but I imagine the administration is quite similar.  You can call your local Girl Scout Council and ask to speak to the administrator.  This is the person who deals with all...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-21-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,047
Posted By 7thDaughter
Kmamma, thx for listening. It feels at times...

Kmamma, thx for listening. It feels at times like I'm crying out in the wilderness and nobody hears. It's absolutely clear to me that we are suffering an epidemic of obesity and malnourishment...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,047
Posted By 7thDaughter
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by kmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-19-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,827
Posted By 7thDaughter
Thanks Magelet. So I can use my lardy-smelling...

Thanks Magelet. So I can use my lardy-smelling lard to make pie crusts and it won't ruin fruit pies?   I've only used it for quiche so far, been afraid to try it on blueberries or apple. 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-13-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,827
Posted By 7thDaughter
A related question: Last summer I rendered 5 lbs...

A related question: Last summer I rendered 5 lbs of lard from a local farmer. My first try. I melted it down and poured off the fat into 1/3 cup measures, and threw the chitlin's out for the crows....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-13-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By 7thDaughter
I decided to try raw milk - just once - after...

I decided to try raw milk - just once - after reading several books on traditional nutrition and finally The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid.  After trying it once I immediately switched my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By 7thDaughter
When a relationship takes this much emotional...

When a relationship takes this much emotional energy from you, it's time to move on.  You will never feel comfortable with her again.
 
Your sitter has a boundary problem.  Most people would not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,390
Posted By 7thDaughter
I spent time in Germany, where kids are taught...

I spent time in Germany, where kids are taught to be independent very early.  It was normal to see 4 & 5 y-o children walking by themselves to kindergarten or down to the bakery.  Most villages were...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-01-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,695
Posted By 7thDaughter
Reading all these posts has been amazing.  What...

Reading all these posts has been amazing.  What we know and don't know about our mothers and their parenting!  As the youngest I saw very little, and my mom was very private, rarely speaking about...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-26-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,027
Posted By 7thDaughter
I used to stress out and was indeed hassled over...

I used to stress out and was indeed hassled over vax status several times when the kids were young.  I had to find a way to deal with these situations, where I'm free of lying and my kids are...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-26-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,337
Posted By 7thDaughter
I split the difference.  Each child & family is...

I split the difference.  Each child & family is different so the parent needs to decide where to place his/her energy.  I teach the child what is appropriate over time, and don't fight any...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-09-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 7thDaughter
You are working hard at being a great mother to...

You are working hard at being a great mother to a high needs child! You are not alone. Many of us have experienced these behaviors and struggled to meet our children's needs.

I have a few...
Forum: Gardening   09-29-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By 7thDaughter
I have lived in high desert areas for lots of...

I have lived in high desert areas for lots of years. I'm no expert, but there are some ideas that seem to work well.

First, you might think about putting in raised beds this fall and filling them...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-14-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,473
Posted By 7thDaughter
My local bacon still comes with nitrites. I'm...

My local bacon still comes with nitrites. I'm wondering if the bacon grease is OK to use, given how it was preserved with nitrites?
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