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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 10:15 PM
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Posted By germin8
I have always been an ISTJ... before and after...

I have always been an ISTJ... before and after kids. I didn't think it was easy to change.

Thinking of Fembot's comment: When an E says they are having a hard time making mom friends... I think...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 09:58 PM
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Views: 261
Posted By germin8
SAHMs: What is your Myers Briggs? (poll)

If you don't know your Myers Briggs, take it here: https://www.41q.com/

A longer version is here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By germin8
What is your Myers Briggs? How many SAHMs are "T"s?

If you don't know your Myers Briggs, here is the short quiz: http://41q.com/

I am just curious if there is a way to find out how many SAHM are T's? Or ITs? Or SJs? Or which Myers Briggs has the...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-31-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By germin8
He is very aware of change in a food he is used...

He is very aware of change in a food he is used to eating. Sneaky chef has to be super sneaky. :)

He seems to be getting better. I tried veggie chicken nuggets and we found one brand he likes....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2015, 02:41 PM
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Views: 758
Posted By germin8
Thank you for the replies. LTurtle, that is...

Thank you for the replies.

LTurtle, that is so true about not having concept of time. I do say, you can have ... after I finish eating. And, he watches me like a hawk. On my last bite, he reminds...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By germin8
Child repeats the same thing over and over until he gets what he wants.

How do you get a child to stop saying the same thing over and over? DS is persistent. 2 years and 3 months old. If he wants something, he will say it over and over until it is done. This is extremely...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By germin8
I never considered a sensory issue... probably...

I never considered a sensory issue... probably because I think it's more of a taste issue. Although, he won't even eat ice cream. Such a strange child.

Yes, good idea. I have started to limit...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By germin8
My 2yo only eats breads and banana. Nothing else...

...sorta. It sounds like an exaggeration, but it is only slight.

My 2 year old only eats PBJs, crackers, pancakes, granola bars, oatmeal (a specific way), veggie straw-chips, cornbread, banana......
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
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Views: 71,290
Posted By germin8
A modest magazine for women. Lilies in the...

A modest magazine for women.

Lilies in the City is an e-zine designed to minister to young women, by showing them how to perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. Through insightful articles...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By germin8
Under $600 is nice. Sounds like our sort of food....

Under $600 is nice. Sounds like our sort of food.
It must me my location! Population 8,000... middle of "nowhere". :S
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By germin8
Thanks for the tips. I can't store rice in a...

Thanks for the tips. I can't store rice in a freezer, except maybe outside in the winter. I wonder if storing it in smaller containers/jars would help. Vacuum sealing would cost more money. Hmmmm.
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
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Views: 541
Posted By germin8
Eat expired bulk legumes/rice?

We bought a 25 lb bag of white beans and brown rice last year... and the 'expiration' date is for this month. I still have about 12 lbs of each left.

Tell me what you think of expired food.
Cooks...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By germin8
We have non-food-grade diatomaceous earth because...

We have non-food-grade diatomaceous earth because it is cheaper. But the ant poison can be made without touching my kitchen stuff. :)

As for borax. Uggghhh, on that article. Just when I thought it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By germin8
Is Borax safe on my kitchen 'stuff'?

I used Borax to kill several ant colonies invading our house (carpenter ants) and always viewed it at a poison or something bad.

Now, I made the laundry soap using borax, washing soda, and soap. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By germin8
I think bread making is a good idea. We are...

I think bread making is a good idea. We are off-grid so anything you plug in won't work well. And we have small freezer space due to being off-grid. And, Bountiful Baskets is here, but we are Sabbath...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By germin8
:( Hmmm. Bummed I can't save more. Yes, we should...

:( Hmmm. Bummed I can't save more. Yes, we should make our cookies and bread. COokies are easy. Bread, not so easy for me. Salsa… haha, I'm Latin and don't even make my own. I think it's more...
Forum: Spirituality   08-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 3,061
Posted By germin8
Just started one for the morning only. We have...

Just started one for the morning only.
We have personal devotional. (DD is 4 DS is 1) I read her a story from the bible (no other books) and we have a short summary/discussion. All this time, she is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By germin8
Is $800/mo on groceries too much...?

We spend $700 a month on food 2 adults, a four year old and one year old. Is this reasonable or too much? We used to spend $600/mo and thought that was too much. Would love to know what's reasonable....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By germin8
I am vegan/vegetarian for health reasons and raw...

I am vegan/vegetarian for health reasons and raw honey is so beneficial. I think of being vegan as not eating meat protein... but, that's just me. I don't know if that helps, just my 2 cents.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By germin8
I grew up on beans, rice and potatoes. And, since...

I grew up on beans, rice and potatoes. And, since I left home I cooked fancy meals. Now, I am back to rice, beans, and potatoes for time and money. All these are Mexican ideas.

My Mexican rice has...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By germin8
Hmmm. I forgot about unschooling. I actually do...

Hmmm. I forgot about unschooling. I actually do not know what that is... but will check into it.
And, I was checking into Heart of Dakota preschools curriculum today. Something about schooling early...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By germin8
For home birth, it's about $4K. For hospital...

For home birth, it's about $4K. For hospital birth, it's about $6K. And $9K for c-section. But, for the hospital birth, you pay more for pediatrician checking on your child and the hospital has it's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By germin8
Also. I do not want to spend too much time...

Also. I do not want to spend too much time teaching my child something... that s/he could grasp faster and just as well if s/he waited another year. I am totally FOR that. I just want something to be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By germin8
Help me choose (home) Preschool Curriculum

I have been following ABC Jesus Loves Me for a while and I thought I would just do this free preschool program, but... I am just not that sure now. Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but I just...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By germin8
Correct. Not the for price range we are aiming...

Correct. Not the for price range we are aiming for. And, this one has great reviews.

Ahh ha! Snow over night… waking to a disaster? Oh my. You are right!

And the solar gain… that's what I...
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