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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By A Mother Hen
Perhaps in the future if any of those kids have...

Perhaps in the future if any of those kids have a real issue, they will come to you for help. Sounds like the respect you and many will trust you if some thing dire happens and they can't go to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-21-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By A Mother Hen
Biofarmer-- your post prompted me to post this:...

Biofarmer-- your post prompted me to post this:  While dairy is not strict paleo, it is certainly a food of many cultures around the world. Not usually a fresh milk, but a cheese or yoghurt. ANd a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By A Mother Hen
Legos-- we have legos every where. On...

Legos-- we have legos every where. On large,LARGE sheet pans, filled bins and I find themwhereever I clean. lol  
 
My son has a LEgos robotics competition this weekend-- he and a team have been...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By A Mother Hen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by davidliamsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392457/gentle-discipline-breeds-wild-kids/20#post_17511037)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,577
Posted By A Mother Hen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sassyfirechick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392457/gentle-discipline-breeds-wild-kids/20#post_17510152)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By A Mother Hen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EnviroBecca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By A Mother Hen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kdescalzi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   11-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,955
Posted By A Mother Hen
I have had classrooms in which my son cannot...

I have had classrooms in which my son cannot bring any peanut or nut item into class. I understand peanuts is one of those allergies that a child only needs to touch the oil, and not actually ingest...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By A Mother Hen
Here is where there are a lot of choices. One of...

Here is where there are a lot of choices. One of the first movies was Mulan. My2 boys could relate to horses, we have horses; and to fighing with swords, a boys first weapon. BUt I also wanted them...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By A Mother Hen
We live on a small farm so there is lots to...

We live on a small farm so there is lots to interest my kids outside. Wui build a fenced sandbox for when they were little and inclluded clinbing obstacles, etc. I could work outside and watch what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By A Mother Hen
Definitely a time to take back control. I am in...

Definitely a time to take back control. I am in control ( mostly) but the kids have a say too and this balance seems to work for us. HOld a short meeting. Explain that the family needs a better way...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By A Mother Hen
IF you can get your kids to eat all that you...

IF you can get your kids to eat all that you have a gift!!  
 
I think I'm doing good to get just a few items in each smoothie. My kids like variety so this works.  My smoothies don't even compare...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By A Mother Hen
Have to agree with the runny white of the egg--...

Have to agree with the runny white of the egg-- gag!!
 
OTherwise no sugar-- causes me hotflashes. About twent-twenty-five minutes after eating, the hot flashes start!!! Sugar causes inflammation...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By A Mother Hen
Too bad you can't have a couple chickens. BUt...

Too bad you can't have a couple chickens. BUt that is ok. Regular store bought eggs are good for you too. All good changes. Sounds good. I try to limit my kids eating a number of foods mostly in the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By A Mother Hen
Hi, I live lowcarb-- it really isn't more...

Hi, I live lowcarb-- it really isn't more expensive to eat good foods. Just a matter of purchaseing choices at the store. THe few dollars in my hand the bette quality food I buy.  I am more...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By A Mother Hen
GF ?? Good FOod??? lol   I live low carb and...

GF ?? Good FOod??? lol
 
I live low carb and have found online recipes and bloggers be my best option. I guess it all depends on what you mean by GF . . . 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By A Mother Hen
6 years old-- he is really just entering into a...

6 years old-- he is really just entering into a life of learning. Perhaps shorten the work time, and alter with an activity that he finds either relaxing or energetic.  My son is older but I learned...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By A Mother Hen
Kudos for you.   I too am checking into...

Kudos for you.
 
I too am checking into homeschooling--- a friend is helping me figure this out and each state has a website showing home school  groups and contact info. SHe sent me mine for my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By A Mother Hen
I only know a bit about social work thru a step...

I only know a bit about social work thru a step MIL and a friend with a masters in clinical work, mostly elder work I t hink. I applaud your realizaton that the system is flawed-- and my friend...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By A Mother Hen
Goodness, I read thru your work week and thought...

Goodness, I read thru your work week and thought wow this is an orginized lady-- looks great. TIme to visit with a family member each night of the week for one on one.

We can't have it all. ANd...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   11-18-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By A Mother Hen
We bought a new dishwasher and I would give it...

We bought a new dishwasher and I would give it back if I could get my old one up and running. I'm dreading buying a new washer for clothes-- we pick up second hand used ones. BUt I have found that...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-18-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By A Mother Hen
Solar should not be very expensive. THe little I...

Solar should not be very expensive. THe little I know is that it is expensive if you have it installed; if you can do it yourself, it is about 25% of the cost based on one project in a newspaper...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-18-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By A Mother Hen
I always supervised my children outside. ALWAYS....

I always supervised my children outside. ALWAYS. Horses, and I have plenty, can too easily hurt a child. Fingers can get nipped, or a frightened horse kicks out out jumps away. We fenced an area,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-18-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By A Mother Hen
THe Univeristy of Main at ORono has a methane...

THe Univeristy of Main at ORono has a methane converter at the Diary barns. It did blow up one time. Remeber that at the uiversity level they are trying out designs to see what is feasbile at the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By A Mother Hen
I have raised sheep for years. My suggestion is...

I have raised sheep for years. My suggestion is start slow and low. 4 max. THat way in case one dies for some reason the remaining animals have buddies. ALso you can start by buying feeder lambs....
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