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Forum: Gardening   05-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,300
Posted By swellmomma
I am in zone 2/3 here. Haven't planted anything...

I am in zone 2/3 here. Haven't planted anything yet though, it is currently snowing, so the garden is not ready to work yet. I have however, bought all my seeds and and now planning out how I am...
Forum: Gardening   04-22-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By swellmomma
Now you all have me thinking I was wrong in my...

Now you all have me thinking I was wrong in my guess-timate of my garden space. I was estimating by picturing my 6'2" bil laying down along 1 edge lol It seems so huge to me, especially with very...
Forum: Gardening   04-21-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By swellmomma
The garden itself is about 8' by 14' or so...

The garden itself is about 8' by 14' or so (rough estimate I have not measured it). Basically it is bigger than my livingroom lol

The remaining part of the backyard is grass, with enough space to...
Forum: Gardening   04-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By swellmomma
The place I just bought has a HUGE garden. It...

The place I just bought has a HUGE garden. It takes up 2/3 of the backyard. I have a couple questions about using a space that big to the highest potential. Right now my plans are to plant some...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-21-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,856
Posted By swellmomma
You all have me so excited! I started drying...

You all have me so excited! I started drying with racks last summer when my dryer broke. I was not permitted to use a clothes line(not even the umbrella type) in the rental I was in, but I just...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,569
Posted By swellmomma
We just went today to get the keys for my new...

We just went today to get the keys for my new small town home today and I was so excited to see the size of the garden. When we viewed the house before there was still lots of snow, now it is all...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-20-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 25,290
Posted By swellmomma
I am so glad the homeschoolling part was...

I am so glad the homeschoolling part was dropped. But holy crap, I can not believe they put this 4 hour order in. That is less than 30 minutes per day unsupervised with your own child. You have...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-18-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By swellmomma
YEs with rules. No one else's flowers, stay out...

YEs with rules. No one else's flowers, stay out of the veggie garden and if we are out walking by the lakes etc those plants/flowers are there for everyone and can not be picked. The kids like to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By swellmomma
I exposed my ds (now six) to my dd's shingles on...

I exposed my ds (now six) to my dd's shingles on purpose when he was about 15 months old. She had it across her side and chest so I had her play with him topless with lots of hugs and cuddles. I...
Forum: Women's Health   04-18-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By swellmomma
BEfore using meds I would try a few other...

BEfore using meds I would try a few other things. YOu are already doing the therapy root. have you made any connections between diet and sleep? I ask because my ds11 will wet the bed if he has apple...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-18-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By swellmomma
I haven't weaned yet but want to. DD is 2.5 but...

I haven't weaned yet but want to. DD is 2.5 but seems to be more attached to her boo-boos than she was a newborn. I wouldn't care really how long she nursed IF she slept through the night but she...
Forum: Spirituality   04-18-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 25,162
Posted By swellmomma
Once I got going it came together quickly. I...

Once I got going it came together quickly. I wrote everything out, though when I scanned it to show the writing around the edges got cut off. But the words said "I am worth it", "happy", "fit",...
Forum: Spirituality   04-18-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 25,162
Posted By swellmomma
I have not read the whole thread yet, but has...

I have not read the whole thread yet, but has anyone else been inspired to put more about emotions than anything else on their TM?

When I made one in 2008, it seemed to have a lot of material...
Forum: Spirituality   04-18-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 25,162
Posted By swellmomma
I was just thinking about the treasure maps...

I was just thinking about the treasure maps yesterday. I did one in 2008 but not 2009. Funny thing is though the stuff I put on it in 2008 is just now finally starting to happen for me. I missed out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-18-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 27
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Views: 2,073
Posted By swellmomma
Looking at your budget and need for money I...

Looking at your budget and need for money I would do 2 things immediately. Stop preschool, that is an instant $300/month saved. It is easy to do waldorf inspired preschool at home (and if you felt...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-17-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,885
Posted By swellmomma
Interesting thread. I am moving to a village...

Interesting thread. I am moving to a village (pop. 760) next friday. I will be right in town but it is still a very small place with very little business. We will be about 15 minutes from the next...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-16-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By swellmomma
I include my youngest in what we are doing since...

I include my youngest in what we are doing since she was boarn. First I held her in my arms or sling while teaching the olders. Then when she was about 6 months old I used to stick her in her high...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-16-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,995
Posted By swellmomma
I stay home fulltime and homeschool my kids....

I stay home fulltime and homeschool my kids. Because I am in Canada I get a monthly child tax bonus, all parents get this based on income to help with the cost of raising kids. I get the max, plus...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-16-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By swellmomma
I am a single mom of 4, 2 have confirmed special...

I am a single mom of 4, 2 have confirmed special needs, 1 is on the wait list for assessment and one is as normal as any 2 yr old can be. The key to having a large family regardless of marital...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-16-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,230
Posted By swellmomma
Yup twice now. I had my 3rd as a single mom by...

Yup twice now. I had my 3rd as a single mom by choice when my older two were 4 & 5. We came home 48 hours after birth and I ran errands, cooked dinner, played with the kids etc. The next time the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-14-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,453
Posted By swellmomma
We will be losing homoe internet next week. We...

We will be losing homoe internet next week. We are moving to a tiny rural village, and I am not paying $500 to install a radio tower to my roof plus the monthly cost of internet. None of my current...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-14-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 25,290
Posted By swellmomma
I am sorry to hear they are pushing the issue so...

I am sorry to hear they are pushing the issue so hard. We are just coming to the end of a file with CPS. We were investigated because it was believed I could not adequetely homeschool and raise 4...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-28-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,362
Posted By swellmomma
My oldest went to ps for K-gr2, my 2nd went from...

My oldest went to ps for K-gr2, my 2nd went from K-gr1. THe transition home was hard, I pulled them due to special needs though that were causing major behavioural issues. Despite the long...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-28-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,644
Posted By swellmomma
Yes and No. I didn't start out that way, I...

Yes and No. I didn't start out that way, I became a single parent due to divorce, BUT I did chose to have 2 more children via sperm donors, so in that way I became a single parent by choice.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,352
Posted By swellmomma
I never thought I would, hence being single for...

I never thought I would, hence being single for 7.5 years now, but I have now hit the point that settling for less sounds like a good plan. I am so sick of being alone. I have had 2 children with...
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