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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-23-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Dela
Uuugh. Pretty much all girls clothes stink, and...

Uuugh. Pretty much all girls clothes stink, and have for the last 5-7 years. Everything either looks like the god of sparkles threw up, has bratty sayings or logs, or is garish pink with ruffles,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-23-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Dela
My twins do. I can't keep track of whose is...

My twins do. I can't keep track of whose is whose. We only buy them one type of undies (because it's the only one they'll wear, not because we're underpants control freaks or something) and they...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Dela
2 of my boys have long hair and nobody bothers...

2 of my boys have long hair and nobody bothers us about it more than stupid comments like, "Those locks are wasted on a boy!" or "If he were a girl that hair would be adorable!"
 
Personally, I'd...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-12-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,217
Posted By Dela
Not for us. We believe firmly in the person's...

Not for us. We believe firmly in the person's right to decide for themselves, with sound mind and full information, what they want done to their bodies.
 
Ear piercing, for boys and girls, is a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Citymomx3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391344/ny-homeschooling-laws#post_17483684)
 As bad as the NY...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-12-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sstripp2020 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391344/ny-homeschooling-laws#post_17483342)
 We homeschool in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-11-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Dela
DH and I came to the sad realization that with...

DH and I came to the sad realization that with his work situation changing (for the better), it's going to be next to impossible for us to still live in Delaware with him in New York more and more....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Dela
I've used it twice and am using it right now. ...

I've used it twice and am using it right now.
 
It works fine. I hate it personally, but it's easy, quick and it works. I've never gotten past lesson 30 or so, they just no longer need it. I find...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...

Quote:Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388315/yearly-income-poll/20#post_17463833)
  
I always...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Dela
Over 100k. We've lived a privileged life. I've...

Over 100k. We've lived a privileged life. I've been a SAHM since my first was born but have always had passive forms of income, ie rental properties, horse boarding, investments.
 
Most AP parents...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Dela
Could school be contributing to the rough...

Could school be contributing to the rough behavior? I found when my kids were in school, they were very "wired" when they got home, even on the weekends. Something about being cooped up and the...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By Dela
We have very few rules normally. Right now there...

We have very few rules normally. Right now there are more as we're coping with having new kids in our home of a variety of ages and from a totally different set of experiences, rules are needed at...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,679
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387503/childrens-books-i-hate/120#post_17439546)


Oh my gosh,...
Forum: Unschooling   08-23-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,230
Posted By Dela
Have been watching this quietly over the last...

Have been watching this quietly over the last few weeks.
 
At first I thought Sandra's FB page was a bit much too, even being a long-time fan of hers, but now I am in complete agreement. It would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Dela
Many, and varied.   1. First on my list, I...

Many, and varied.
 
1. First on my list, I admit, is one that sounds childish, but it's very real: I hated school. I hated anything to do with school. I spent 15 years (from Kindergarten through...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Dela
Thank you all for your input. I'm still...

Thank you all for your input. I'm still digesting all the good ideas here, and it's helped me to see what it is we really need. And consider options I have no idea why I didn't think of to begin...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Piglet68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ian'smommaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-09-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,904
Posted By Dela
Mine have gotten phones at 7/8. This is the age...

Mine have gotten phones at 7/8. This is the age in our house where they start going places alone, venturing off the property for their adventures, walking to stores and friends' houses. It's more of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 983
Posted By Dela
Non-Christian, but otherwise unsure of and...

Non-Christian, but otherwise unsure of and exploring religious identity. I understand, it can be tough finding other families like us in some places. We spent 3 years in TX and whoooee. You'd think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-08-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Dela
My nieces and nephews just completed their first...

My nieces and nephews just completed their first full week at our home (as opposed to just weekends). So far everything's going smoothly, especially considering we're combining two largeish families...
Forum: Parenting   08-08-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,447
Posted By Dela
Picture books...   Anything by Sarah...

Picture books...
 
Anything by Sarah Stewart. The Library, the Gardener, etc. They're beautifully illustrated, typically feature strong/eccentric protagonists, and have surprising depth and often...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dela
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Midwesterner04 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387951/were-you-breastfed-or-formula-fed#post_17426376)
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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-08-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dela
None of us were breastfed more than a week or...

None of us were breastfed more than a week or two I don't think.
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