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Forum: Spirituality   03-09-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By phroggies
To the OP--the good news--or bad news, depending...

To the OP--the good news--or bad news, depending on how much authority you crave http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif--is that the Church is not going to tell you whether or not to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-10-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-07-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By phroggies
I've got some thoughts--we're pretty minimalist...

I've got some thoughts--we're pretty minimalist in our schooling--but I'm only teaching one so far, and he's only in first grade. My sense is that there are a LOT of a variables that could affect...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,330
Posted By phroggies
I use a mesh laundry bag (for washing lingerie)...

I use a mesh laundry bag (for washing lingerie) with a shower hook stuck in it. It hangs off various places in the tub, primarily the handle of the soap dish. You can usually find them for under...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-17-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-06-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By phroggies
I try to do this. Today was an epic fail, but I...

I try to do this. Today was an epic fail, but I have been doing fairly well lately about getting the basics done. For what it's worth, I've got a 6 year-old and an almost 2-year old, so your mileage...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,202
Posted By phroggies
I think I qualify inasmuch as I have gone from...

I think I qualify inasmuch as I have gone from absolutely slovenly to able to contemplate company dropping by unexpectedly without having a panic attack.
 
The bad news is, it's taken me forever...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-10-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By phroggies
If you go the "just dump'em in a bin" route, I...

If you go the "just dump'em in a bin" route, I recommend those large, flat underbed storage bins. Makes it easier to spread the Legos out and find things without [quite] as much mess. We're still in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-10-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By phroggies
How lazy are you willing to be?...

How lazy are you willing to be? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I use a large bin for each of my kids as well, but they hold almost everything. Yes, there's some hunting, but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By phroggies
Hi--I'm looking for some recommendations for...

Hi--I'm looking for some recommendations for kids' materials in German. Not talking about actual language lessons, just stuff to increase exposure. I tried to find some at the library today and the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By phroggies
Just a quick note while I'm taking a break from...

Just a quick note while I'm taking a break from holiday prep. . .thanks for all these suggestions. There's some wonderfully rich material here and you guys have given me great leads. Much...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-23-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By phroggies
The beans/corn combination is also traditional...

The beans/corn combination is also traditional in a lot of cultures, and you can get hominy and masa harina (nixtamalized corn) pretty cheaply. Just a thought as a substitute for rice. . .
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-23-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By phroggies
For a break from the soups and stews (nothing...

For a break from the soups and stews (nothing wrong with lots of those--my friends brought oodles and they really hit the spot), I've recently been making a bean-and-hominy casserole derived from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By phroggies
I saw something in another thread that triggered...

I saw something in another thread that triggered this--could I get some suggestions from you folks on getting started with music education? I'm looking more for theories of music development than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,507
Posted By phroggies
I have your kid, only in 4-year old boy form!...

I have your kid, only in 4-year old boy form! And at the moment I'm being importuned to watch imaginary passengers disembarking from a tinker toy fighter jet. Playing with him drives me crazy...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-16-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,123
Posted By phroggies
Quote: Originally Posted by LionTigerBear...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LionTigerBear http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14680480)
You know, with everything I tried, I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By phroggies
I've done the math and 'round these parts,...

I've done the math and 'round these parts, home-rendered lard is one of the cheapest fats going--if you have a source for pork fat, you'll find plenty of how-to threads in this forum. And of course,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-12-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,386
Posted By phroggies
Quote: Originally Posted by Lillian J...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillian J http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14663235)

I'm talking about the fat ones and the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-09-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By phroggies
I'm going to be a bit of an apostate here. . ....

I'm going to be a bit of an apostate here. . . if drinking 8 glasses a day makes you feel good, go for it--but as far as I know, there's no medical/nutritional reason to do so. Here's the first link...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-21-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By phroggies
I can't speak as an expert on this subject, but...

I can't speak as an expert on this subject, but as someone who has successfully if narrowly avoided a GD diagnosis for two pregnancies, my strategy has been to cut grains and sweeteners (including...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-21-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,765
Posted By phroggies
Quote: Originally Posted by Magelet...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magelet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14412036)
Sun. I know its debated whether you make...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By phroggies
Thanks for all the great leads, guys. Some of...

Thanks for all the great leads, guys. Some of these materials I'd never even heard of, and it's really interesting to see what Montessori looks like once you move past the lacing board, etc. stage....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By phroggies
I was wondering if folks could share activities...

I was wondering if folks could share activities that they have set up for their preschoolers/kindergartners to work at on their own. I think I have a Montessori kind of model in mind--i.e., he goes...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By phroggies
I answered both, but it's not based on math so...

I answered both, but it's not based on math so much as on what we strive for, so it's probably inaccurate. In my case, I do WAY better when I do low-to-no grains and sugar and very few carbs. I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By phroggies
I'm not sure exactly how to articulate this, but...

I'm not sure exactly how to articulate this, but one concern I've seen pop up repeatedly is a kind of guilt for not having done things "right" before discovering NT, especially where one's kids are...
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