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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-14-2011, 07:55 AM
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Posted By renaissanceed
I'm thinking Junior Kindergarten (age 4ish)...

I'm thinking Junior Kindergarten (age 4ish)...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-13-2011, 08:58 PM
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Posted By renaissanceed
My DD (also a Miriam) and I started reading the...

My DD (also a Miriam) and I started reading the RAinbow Magic just shortly after she turned 3.  She's just turned 5 now and we are still reading them;  but thankfully they are interspersed with a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-06-2011, 07:01 PM
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Views: 32,745
Posted By renaissanceed
 Quote:Donated to fundraising book sale:69...



Quote:Donated to fundraising book sale:69 books
 
Gave to midwifery clinic:
tons of old issues of The Birthvine (journal I'm now editing) - probably about 50 but I"m going to call it 5 items...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-05-2011, 07:58 PM
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Views: 2,777
Posted By renaissanceed
Dishes all clean and put away tonight;  again...

Dishes all clean and put away tonight;  again kids helped with after dinner clean up and I just finished unloading the dishwasher. 
 
I think the key for me is to pick one task, like dishes and do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2011, 06:24 PM
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Posted By renaissanceed
I try to limit them to two activities at a time....

I try to limit them to two activities at a time.
 
Swimming is usually 14 weeks and is about $70 but we are skipping swimming this session and just going as a family to the Y on the weekends.
 ...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-05-2011, 06:19 PM
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Posted By renaissanceed
I moved everything we want to sell to my office...

I moved everything we want to sell to my office in the hopes that it would drive me insane and I would sell it faster.
 
I also moved the huge yoga ball here to get it out of the way when we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By renaissanceed
Went grocery shopping today and only bought two...

Went grocery shopping today and only bought two things not on my list, both of which were consumed at dinner tonight, so that means no 'extra' stuff for the pantry to store!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-05-2011, 05:25 PM
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Posted By renaissanceed
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by renaissanceed http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1287899/2011-in-2011/180#post_16161052)
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2011, 09:35 PM
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Posted By renaissanceed
We had this problem too and used a basket...

We had this problem too and used a basket approach.  We corralled the ones that were overflowing into one basket and now they hang out together and don't get in the way of everything else in the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,777
Posted By renaissanceed
Doing good so far!   DD and I loaded the...

Doing good so far!
 
DD and I loaded the dishwasher after dinner and then washed the dishes that didn't fit.  (DS and DH cleaned the toys/living room.)  Then after the kids were in bed I went...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2011, 08:10 PM
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Views: 32,745
Posted By renaissanceed
Ok, I'm not counting things until they leave the...

Ok, I'm not counting things until they leave the house so I have huge piles around my front and back doors currently http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/happytears.gif
 
But here's what's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By renaissanceed
I made a meal plan for the next 5 days that...

I made a meal plan for the next 5 days that includes some of the mountains of quinoa and rice we seem to have accumulated as well as lentils, the rest of the disgusting macaroni and cheese stuff...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By renaissanceed
I was hoping to find this thread!  I need to do...

I was hoping to find this thread!  I need to do some serious menu planning around the items that have been sitting in my pantry for longer than I care to remember - assuming they are still good. ...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,777
Posted By renaissanceed
1) Who you are   WAHM of two who is about to...

1) Who you are
 
WAHM of two who is about to dive back into full time as opposed to part time work today.  Eep.
 
 
2) What your housekeeping struggles are
 
Getting the dishes done and put...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 32,745
Posted By renaissanceed
Ok, I'm not counting things until they leave the...

Ok, I'm not counting things until they leave the house so I have huge piles around my front and back doors currently http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/happytears.gif
 
But here's what's...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-31-2010, 12:18 PM
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Views: 32,745
Posted By renaissanceed
I'm in.  DH and I are both determined to...

I'm in.  DH and I are both determined to declutter and I have just starting going through my books.  I have over 3000 books and I know at least 1/3 can go.  And the clothes, the clothes.  The kids...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-02-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By renaissanceed
One thing that I have found helped me with the...

One thing that I have found helped me with the dilemma of printing too many photos is to make some things into collages using my photo editing software (I use Picasa but I'm sure that most of them...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-02-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By renaissanceed
One thing that I have found helped me with the...

One thing that I have found helped me with the dilemma of printing too many photos is to make some things into collages using my photo editing software (I use Picasa but I'm sure that most of them...
Forum: Canada   10-01-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,527
Posted By renaissanceed
Just popping in to say hi. I'm in the Osborne...

Just popping in to say hi. I'm in the Osborne Village area and don't come by MDC much any more but still around on occasion.

As for naturopaths, I've heard good things about Suzanne DAnner but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 786
Posted By renaissanceed
Silas has been walking since 9 1/2 months and is...

Silas has been walking since 9 1/2 months and is also a go go go kind of baby.

He'll read one or two books with me, but he's also all about turning his own pages - forwards, backwards, two at a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-02-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 786
Posted By renaissanceed
Wow, can't believe it's been a year! Seeing all...

Wow, can't believe it's been a year! Seeing all those names brought me back. We're gearing up for mini party here next week and I still have no idea what we're getting him. A book and ???
Forum: Canada   10-11-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By renaissanceed
Well if it's a nice day and you don't mind zoos,...

Well if it's a nice day and you don't mind zoos, the zoo in Wpg is cheap compared to other places.

The CHildren's Museum is good once they're at least 18 months, more like 2 years, and walking...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-22-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By renaissanceed
Oh no. I have no idea how to deal with this. ...

Oh no. I have no idea how to deal with this.

Last week, DS (10 months) bit DD (2 1/2) hard - like leave a mark for days hard- on her shoulder. I didn't think much of it, put it down to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-22-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By renaissanceed
She is still very young, so lots of time for her...

She is still very young, so lots of time for her to get it. I would keep doing what you are doing.

And expect there to be some push and pull for some time. DD is 2 1/2 and we clean up before...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-22-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By renaissanceed
Do they still work? I keep accidentally losing...

Do they still work? I keep accidentally losing the tiny bag and tossing them in the dryer. And then tossing them out (although they've usually made it to wash #2 or 3 by then).

But could I still...
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