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Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,120
Posted By richella
My mom didn't have a dryer all the time I was...

My mom didn't have a dryer all the time I was growing up. There was lots of space in the basement to hang everything. If our jeans didn't dry in time, she would turn the oven on low and hang them...
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
Whew. Cookies have been taking it out of me....

Whew. Cookies have been taking it out of me. Almost done, almost done, almost done . . . and then we are taking an overnight to an event about Asian culture and history. Then planning with other...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 895
Posted By richella
I've been reading Phantom Tollbooth this week,...

I've been reading Phantom Tollbooth this week, and thought of you. 9 yo DD says she read it last year, but didn't know all the words, but that's kind of the point. Lots of pictures.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-30-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,098
Posted By richella
We gradually introduced limits. I think by 7 I...

We gradually introduced limits. I think by 7 I was lying down w/both dds in their bed, then leaving when they were asleep. Still do that, but now (age 9 and 6) they can sleep w/o me if necessary. At...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-30-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 895
Posted By richella
I asked my advanced 9 yo and she suggested the...

I asked my advanced 9 yo and she suggested the Andrew Clements books. They're not series, but thematically similar. She can't get enough of them. School Story, Extra Credit, all the titles have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 895
Posted By richella
I'd second the Beverly Cleary, esp. the Ramona...

I'd second the Beverly Cleary, esp. the Ramona series.Not a lot of pictures, but some. Also Ivy and Bean, both my dds love those. (9 yo is kinda past, 6 yo is just starting to read them.)
9 yo read...
Forum: Parenting   01-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By richella
Well, that's something to think about.

Well, that's something to think about.
Forum: Parenting   01-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By richella
My 9 yo uses the internet for searches...

My 9 yo uses the internet for searches occasionally, for school homework, sometimes watching tv shows, email, but not for social media. She started an account at. . . I think shutterfly, because she...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,673
Posted By richella
I voted for 2-4, but I'm really not sure. I...

I voted for 2-4, but I'm really not sure. I remember looking at the clock once or twice, and thinking that that thing, the hands, the numbers, it was all meaningless. I was in a different place,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,439
Posted By richella
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MarilynLeigh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By richella
From the mercola link: “When you’re newly...

From the mercola link:
“When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”
 
The nerve of those vaxers, exposing my unvaxed...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By richella
Thanks for clarifying that, nabokoviana.

Thanks for clarifying that, nabokoviana.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By richella
yeah, I got that :)

yeah, I got that :)
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By richella
Well, they started with baboons, and passed it...

Well, they started with baboons, and passed it to other baboons.
Very sad for the baboons, but at least it's pertussis and not something REALLY scary like ebola or anthrax (that was probably in the...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
Thanks, that's really helpful. I like the...

Thanks, that's really helpful.
I like the journey in a day idea. I can see doing that in the summer. I think I might be happy to do some work with the girls in the summer, even though they bridge...
Forum: Parenting   01-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
Ah, the joys of volunteering, you get to work...

Ah, the joys of volunteering, you get to work with every person, no matter what their expectations, talents, and needs are . . .
 
Starting the cookie thing. Excited but also concerned about the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By richella
That's a good one. Also has a link at the bottom...

That's a good one. Also has a link at the bottom to an FDA report which states that both pertussis and acellular pertussis vaccines can cause infection which can be passed to others, often...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By richella
That NIH link is amazing. I don't know how to...

That NIH link is amazing.
I don't know how to use pubmed. is the whole article available to anyone?
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By richella
Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
Think mine have lost interest in the Quest....

Think mine have lost interest in the Quest. Nobody did Healthy Family. But they love snacks so I suggested we do the badge, and make a healthy snack for them to take home to their families. That...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-27-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By richella
Crock pot, why didn't I think of that?...

Crock pot, why didn't I think of that? Brilliant.
Nobody eats pumpkin curry soup at my house either, except me. :)
Forum: Parenting   11-11-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
I'm not big on the regular holidays, just cause...

I'm not big on the regular holidays, just cause I feel they get so drawn out at school, church, and everywhere else, I get exhausted. So I'm not really interested in having holiday parties, etc. But...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
Love this. We saw a big catalog of fun patches...

Love this. We saw a big catalog of fun patches in the council office, which has lots indexed by category, and I know there was at least one for knot tying, probably one for fire building as well,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-27-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 10,439
Posted By richella
Things I do that I couldn't do if I had a "real...

Things I do that I couldn't do if I had a "real job:"
lead a Brownie troop
play music at the Sr. Center
hold an office in a philanthropical organization
volunteer at a thrift shop
bake
freeze...
Forum: Parenting   10-17-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 475
Posted By richella
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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