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Forum: Organize & Declutter   Today, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By stormborn
I'm (slowly) doing my most ruthless declutter...

I'm (slowly) doing my most ruthless declutter since the last time we moved 18 years ago..mind if I join in for inspiration? My kick in the butt on the motivation front was looking for lost stuff in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,852
Posted By stormborn
I'm not familiar with any state but my own, but...

I'm not familiar with any state but my own, but here indecent exposure doesn't apply to a Mom feeding her child. It breaks down to "Mom can breastfeed anywhere she has the right to be". Your prof....
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By stormborn
When I start to lose my temper, esp. with the...

When I start to lose my temper, esp. with the little ones, it helps to get out of the house even if it's just the yard. I know it probably sounds awful but just knowing that I'm "on display" to the...
Forum: Pets   07-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By stormborn
Aw, she's beautiful! Our Georgie made it to 16,...

Aw, she's beautiful! Our Georgie made it to 16, too. We'll give my girl extra hugs tonight for you both.
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-18-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By stormborn
It does get easier when the kids get a bit older....

It does get easier when the kids get a bit older. Dh & I are opposites like that, and our girls figured out very fast (2 yo or so) that Mama & Papa have different ah, weaknesses ;) and act...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,640
Posted By stormborn
Oh, I forgot about the junk I drag home from...

Oh, I forgot about the junk I drag home from work. Inflatable load locks-4 ft x 6 ft plastic "pillows" used to keep truck loads from shifting-make the best toys ever. After they wear out we use them...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-17-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By stormborn
There's a Moms of Many forum here somewhere you...

There's a Moms of Many forum here somewhere you can cross-post on....anyone know where it moved to after the format change?
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-17-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,640
Posted By stormborn
Got any pictures of the bowling balls, Mamarhu?...

Got any pictures of the bowling balls, Mamarhu? That sounds awesome!

Hmmm I guess I'm not very creative in that dept....the only way I ever repurpose anything is "hey kids! Wanna play with/take...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By stormborn
Dd12 is using the homeschool version of Rosetta...

Dd12 is using the homeschool version of Rosetta Stone German and likes it a lot so far; she's about 6 weeks into it. The only complaint she could come up with (I asked her for this thread) is that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By stormborn
There's a pretty good selection on Ebay this time...

There's a pretty good selection on Ebay this time of year.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-15-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By stormborn
I read somewhere that the timeline for weaning in...

I read somewhere that the timeline for weaning in all primates is linked to either baby tooth loss or eruption of adult molars (forget which-it was a long time ago), thus the term "milk teeth".
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By stormborn
Hmm, the fact that he doesn't coparent makes me...

Hmm, the fact that he doesn't coparent makes me think that he shouldn't get a say in how they are educated, but I'm guessing it's not that simple? Does he live with you?
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By stormborn
I'm at work so don't have the titles, but we have...

I'm at work so don't have the titles, but we have several "experiments with household items" books that've been hits with most kids. Stuff like burning a candle to suck eggs into milk bottles-that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By stormborn
Ya, mine are small too, makes it even stranger...

Ya, mine are small too, makes it even stranger that I don't notice these things! Maybe I'm so used to small people rummaging around in my bra that I tune it out.
Yuck on the purse larvae! I'll think...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 44,635
Posted By stormborn
Venison sloppy joes and scalloped potatoes with...

Venison sloppy joes and scalloped potatoes with peas. Though at the rate dd is eating them as she shells them, there might not be much left.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By stormborn
Hehe I wonder if your students thought you had a...

Hehe I wonder if your students thought you had a 3rd boob?
I think the weirdest thing I ever found was a Hulk action figure.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, they sure change a lot at that age. That...

Yeah, they sure change a lot at that age. That said, I remember thinking the same thing when my 6yo was 3....and I'm still thinking it! She is every bit as much a perpetual motion kid as she was as a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By stormborn
Oh,sorry, I missed that you can't drive right...

Oh,sorry, I missed that you can't drive right now. Do you know anyone willing to trade off? When one of our friends couldn't (due to seizures) she would watch my kids at her house in exchange for me...
Forum: Site Help   07-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By stormborn
It would be nice to easily see what forum I'm in...

It would be nice to easily see what forum I'm in on the mobile version too if possible. It's hard to know if a response is appropriate without knowing if it's posted in, say, Learning at Home vs....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By stormborn
That sounds so much like my dd2! It's just so...

That sounds so much like my dd2! It's just so relentless, isn't it? One thing that helps us is getting out somewhere for her to interact most days, usually the park if we don't have anything else...
Forum: Unschooling   07-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,559
Posted By stormborn
Thanks for sharing the earthloom; I've been...

Thanks for sharing the earthloom; I've been looking for something to soften up the ugly fence in our front yard-what a great idea!

Sweetsilver, at least she didn't put it back! "Why does my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,261
Posted By stormborn
Better than thrift- curb score! Our dehumidifier...

Better than thrift- curb score! Our dehumidifier just died this weekend (necessary appliance where we live) and tonight my next door neighbor put a nice one out for trash day! Just needs a drain...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-07-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By stormborn
My oldest was 7 or 8 when she started sleeping in...

My oldest was 7 or 8 when she started sleeping in her own room all the time, the 5 yo is still in my bed. I started sleeping with my Mom after my Dad died, at 8 yo, because I had bad dreams...as far...
Forum: Parenting   07-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By stormborn
Nope. Worn out two snooze buttons so far though.

Nope. Worn out two snooze buttons so far though.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By stormborn
Oh, and don't feel bad about not meeting the...

Oh, and don't feel bad about not meeting the 'perfect mom' standard! I don't post about my failures here very often as much as I do my successes, and neither does anyone else. ;)
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