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Forum: The Mindful Home   05-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By I Fly
Hi All, We have a studio apartment attached to...

Hi All,
We have a studio apartment attached to our house, which I am considering renting via airbnb.com.  Does anyone have experience using the service from the providing-rental-space end? Or...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By I Fly
My understanding is that drywalling isn't too...

My understanding is that drywalling isn't too bad at all!  I think it's actually compostable!  I'm sure tearing some out and re-installing will be a mess, but not a lead-paint-dust-everywhere or...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,301
Posted By I Fly
I've recently made laundry soap with both Dr....

I've recently made laundry soap with both Dr. Bronner's bars and Fels Naptha.  The heavy perfume smell of the Fels Naptha is a little off-putting to me.  I trust Dr. Bronner's, so I think I'll stick...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By I Fly
We acted as GC building our own house on a...

We acted as GC building our own house on a 4-acre hayfield-turned-mini-farm, and I'm very happy with the results!  I think we used higher quality materials than a contractor would.  Our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-09-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By I Fly
Start small!  Give yourself a challenge, like:...

Start small!  Give yourself a challenge, like: "I will work on this for 12 minutes (and set the timer)!" or "I will find 10 things that need to be thrown out/donated/put in another room."
 
The...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-09-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By I Fly
We built a passively cooled house in the...

We built a passively cooled house in the Piedmont of NC, meaning no AC for our humid, hot summers.  Last summer was our wettest by far, and the worst for mildew.  I find it on woodwork, clothing...
Forum: Parenting   12-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By I Fly
Hi All, We have a 2yo, adorable niece who is...

Hi All,
We have a 2yo, adorable niece who is half-Caucasian/half-Korean-American.  I have two dolls for Christmas gifts (one for her, and one for my daughter): a Gotz caucasian baby and a Carolle...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-07-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By I Fly
This "stuff" issue just gets a LOT worse.  Every...

This "stuff" issue just gets a LOT worse.  Every birthday, Christmas, get-together, can become a chance for your son and future children to get a new thing-ma-jigger.  Thankfully, at this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-01-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By I Fly
"I get that a lot."   All joking aside, I...

"I get that a lot."
 
All joking aside, I remember saying things of that sort to my mom.  She took it VERY personally and allowed me to really hurt her feelings when I was only 6 or 7.  I really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By I Fly
Oh Mama! This too shall pass. You are right that...

Oh Mama! This too shall pass. You are right that it is very early to assess whether the year is a success or not! My advice, today, is to take a really deep breath, and do something you and your 7yo...
Forum: Unschooling   09-30-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,216
Posted By I Fly
We were on vacation this past week, and the...

We were on vacation this past week, and the owner of the ice cream shop was very chatty with us.  I got a strange vibe from him, and then he asked my ds what grade he was in....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By I Fly
Hi!  We are in central NC and have a small...

Hi!  We are in central NC and have a small family farm.  We've raised pork, beef, chicken, turkey, goat, and lamb, but just lately started to focus more on just vegetables and fruit.  We've had...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-27-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By I Fly
We had hard water issues with our plumbing and...

We had hard water issues with our plumbing and hot water heater, so we recently had to address this issue.  Our hard water is "15 grains" hardness.  We don't have chlorine or other issues,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By I Fly
I am concerned about my 9yo ds, and want to find...

I am concerned about my 9yo ds, and want to find ways to help him cope with his feelings.  He often comes unhinged in frustration and anger.  He has said multiple times this summer that he hates his...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By I Fly
Well, we found a green plumber who installed a...

Well, we found a green plumber who installed a Watts filter, not a salt-based conditioner.  The plumber has had good success with it in other homes, and so far, so good here.  It was about the same...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,512
Posted By I Fly
36 + 30 + 48 = 114 months!!   The perfect...

36 + 30 + 48 = 114 months!!
 
The perfect amount.  After I nursed my first son for three whole months, I felt so amazed that I'd nursed every few hours around the clock for three months straight....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-25-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By I Fly
Here's my solution, and it's from IKEA!     ...

Here's my solution, and it's from IKEA!  
 
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60176925/
 
We installed a GRUNDTAL hanger with 6 knobs in each bathroom for hanging hand towels, but they...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-25-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By I Fly
Right now, we have our dd (4.5) in her own...

Right now, we have our dd (4.5) in her own smallish room, with "her" toys.  Our two sons share a larger room, which has their beds and toys.  I am missing our old house which had a dedicated...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By I Fly
Hi All, After 4 repair visits (in 18 months)...

Hi All,
After 4 repair visits (in 18 months) for our hot water heater, we are investigating water softener systems to combat our hard water.  Hopefully, this will solve multiple problems that we've...
Forum: Gardening   07-01-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By I Fly
How much space is between the individual...

How much space is between the individual seedlings popping up?  How many rows do you have 4" apart?  You probably won't be able to transplant any to a new spot, since these are all root plants.  You...
Forum: Gardening   07-01-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By I Fly
I'm in zone 7 - central NC - so it's hot here in...

I'm in zone 7 - central NC - so it's hot here in mid-summer.  I've always had great success direct seeding zinnias.  They grow all summer, continuing to put out blooms as you cut the flowers, until...
Forum: Unschooling   05-27-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By I Fly
My sons are 7 & 9.  With my nine yo, we did the...

My sons are 7 & 9.  With my nine yo, we did the first 60 lessons in "How to Learn to Read in 100 easy lessons." when he was 6.5 yo.  He was showing some readiness, and I think it was just the right...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By I Fly
I love our Miele also.  It's been going strong...

I love our Miele also.  It's been going strong for over nine years, and it sees daily use.  We used to have all hardwoods with a few area rugs.  Now all concrete with a few area rugs.  
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-13-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By I Fly
We largely unschool, but do have books and...

We largely unschool, but do have books and notebooks, magazines, art supplies, instruments, ongoing projects, and some workbooks that see use regularly.  Our house is very open living, so the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,067
Posted By I Fly
I vacuum every day and mop every once in a...

I vacuum every day and mop every once in a while.  Miele vacuum is 9 years old and going strong!!  Never needed service.  Expensive up front, but they are built to last!!
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