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Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By philomom
Totally normal but a habit worth breaking.......

Totally normal but a habit worth breaking.... otherwise sometimes other grown- ups will talk. "You know, Gavin... the one that always has his hands in his pants."

I told my kids that touching...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By philomom
Cleaned out two more "catch all" drawers today....

Cleaned out two more "catch all" drawers today. Looks good and feels better. I just keep the wastebasket handy and keep chanting..... "beautiful or useful?" If neither, I need a REALLY good excuse...
Forum: Spirituality   09-13-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,394
Posted By philomom
Well, my "reliable truck" turned into a cute...

Well, my "reliable truck" turned into a cute electric car but the rest of my map is making steady progress. I do hope some of you are having some good results with your map.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By philomom
Yep, the car thing. I just leased a new car and...

Yep, the car thing. I just leased a new car and needed to get all my stuff out of the old mini-van that is going to charity. It is amazing how much stuff and nonsense that old van collected just...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-13-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By philomom
Yes, I stayed home so long that I did fear I...

Yes, I stayed home so long that I did fear I would teach my daughter she only had to marry well. But as a previous poster said... I've done a lot of good with that "gift of time" that I gave my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-13-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By philomom
This simply is untrue. I was a SAHM for 15 years...

This simply is untrue. I was a SAHM for 15 years and now I teach preschool in a child development center. Everyone I work with has a college degree and we are required by law to have on going...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By philomom
PDX October apple tasting!

Over 60 apples and many pears to taste. The tasting is free and so are cider samples. The rest of the food offered you will pay for.. so maybe don't go at a mealtime if you are trying to pinch...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By philomom
PDX Vaux swifts

This is a subtle joy but a must see for anyone who lives here. Nature puts on a free show every evening at sunset over at Chapman elementary. Take a picnic and just do it. You will so glad you did!
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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By philomom
Whoohoo! this swap is tomorrow. I'm volunteering...

Whoohoo! this swap is tomorrow. I'm volunteering tonight to help set things up. See you soon.
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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By philomom
You can be the same weight but most likely a...

You can be the same weight but most likely a different shape. My ribcage and my hips were forever a bit wider even though I got back to the same weight after each child.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By philomom
Getting my stuff together for this. Backpacks,...

Getting my stuff together for this. Backpacks, teen's clothing and other cool stuff will find its way from my house to this swap. What a great way to de-clutter and the community benefits all around...
Forum: Parenting   08-09-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By philomom
Nope, the allowance was just to learn to save...

Nope, the allowance was just to learn to save and/ or spend. Everyone who lives in the my house contributes to its care, except the cat!

Most of the kids we know who have allowance tied to chores...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 985
Posted By philomom
Bumpity bump. Those movies in the park are...

Bumpity bump. Those movies in the park are happening now. And if you haven't tried something on this list, choose something and get going. School starts again in just a month!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By philomom
Back to School Clothing Swap

http://www.sunnysideswapshop.org/wp/events/fall-back-to-school-exchange/


This is an awesome event. I've been helping out at this one for several years now. Please bring your outgrown but still...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By philomom
Yep, small bites. I actually prefer my house to...

Yep, small bites. I actually prefer my house to look a bit sparse except for all my books. But,we are a family of four so things do pile up in certain spots. I tackled two of these spots last night...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By philomom
Just go without them for awhile. Leave your SO in...

Just go without them for awhile. Leave your SO in charge some evening while you run errands alone! Then, after you regained some sanity on this issue... make your expectations clear to your kids. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By philomom
My take on this was to tell my kids if they...

My take on this was to tell my kids if they wanted something bad enough to steal it to come and talk to me. I'd help them buy it and they could "work it off in chores". The thrill of stealing is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By philomom
I've lived in Atlanta, Ga and Portland, Or. .......

I've lived in Atlanta, Ga and Portland, Or. .... both cities have thrift stores with Hannas.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By philomom
Interesting. I bought Hannas at the thrift stores...

Interesting. I bought Hannas at the thrift stores and they wore really well. The kids wore many pieces for three or so years and then they made great hand me downs as well.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 985
Posted By philomom
Down on the Farm ..... Open House July 23,...

Down on the Farm ..... Open House

July 23, 2014 a Wednesday

4 to 7 p.m

hay wagon, bus tours, drive the tractor, berry tasting, learn about farming

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC/
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-04-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 985
Posted By philomom
EcoTrust concerts. ...

EcoTrust concerts.


http://www.ecotrust.org/project/sundown/

2014 Sundown Band Lineup

July 10: Portland Cello Project (http://portlandcelloproject.com/) – All Ages Dance Party
July 17:...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-04-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 985
Posted By philomom
Kid's activities sponsored by Radio Disney... so...

Kid's activities sponsored by Radio Disney... so probably pretty mainstream but might be fun to try.

http://bridgeport-village.com/center_events-club-bridgeport.html
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-04-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 985
Posted By philomom
Music at Sherwood farmer's market ...

Music at Sherwood farmer's market


http://sherwoodmarket.blogspot.com/


There's a sweet little wading pool and fountain there, too.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By philomom
I liked Bradley but I did have fast and natural...

I liked Bradley but I did have fast and natural births. The women I know who did Hypnobabies are usually disappointed after because their hypnosis failed them at the crucial time.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-01-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By philomom
Bump!:love

Bump!:love
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