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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-01-2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By germin8
Ahhh, I see. The kind of foil-bubble film used...

Ahhh, I see. The kind of foil-bubble film used for windshields in the AZ heat to block sunlight while your car is sitting in the hot sun all day.

I can't put them on the window itself as I won't...
Forum: Dental   06-29-2015, 02:33 PM
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Posted By germin8
Have you tried oil pulling? I have tried it with...

Have you tried oil pulling? I have tried it with cold pressed seasame oil. Others recommend coconut oil.
oilpulling.com oilpulling.org
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By germin8
I don't work... but, DH has an account where...

I don't work... but, DH has an account where rent, car insurance, auto payments and the like (yearly/monthly static bills) automatically go.

Then, some goes straight to savings.

And, then,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-29-2015, 02:16 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By germin8
Interesting article on how much heat a ceiling...

Interesting article on how much heat a ceiling fan makes.

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/using-ceiling-fans-keep-cool-without-ac
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-29-2015, 01:58 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By germin8
I am testing this out... opening the top window...

I am testing this out... opening the top window of the house during the day while all the others are closed. See if it helps the day time heat escape.

Test with smoke - eh? I have to look into...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-29-2015, 08:23 AM
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Posted By germin8
Well, I'm not sure about "design"... but, we use...

Well, I'm not sure about "design"... but, we use wood heat and the heat rises up into a bedroom window (not to outside) and circulates the air around the house. But, I do not know if the same...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-28-2015, 10:57 PM
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Views: 373
Posted By germin8
I was wondering if the foil/bubble foil would...

I was wondering if the foil/bubble foil would work for us.

We are on pier and post. Two story with the bedroom having high ceiling where you get the sunlight in. There are no blinds there and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-28-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By germin8
What Jamie said! :-) I'm an introvert too......

What Jamie said! :-)

I'm an introvert too... but, when it snows... we can't get out much and we do get cabin fever. At times, I feel I need family support... but, they are not even on the same...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-28-2015, 06:47 AM
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Views: 373
Posted By germin8
Off-Grid: Need a fan... reaching unusal temp of 100F

Can someone recommend a good energy efficient, affordable fan? Or, maybe some shade "thingie" to keep heat out and light in?

We are off-grid and don't have too much power to begin with... but, we...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-25-2015, 10:27 PM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
Muddie: Yes! I think I know what you are saying....

Muddie: Yes! I think I know what you are saying. I've been telling DH to stop calling DS a cry baby and stop saying he's a picky eater... b/c he will live up to that. Who knows, just what I think...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-21-2015, 03:05 PM
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Posted By germin8
Oh, newmamalizzy. That makes so much sense! I...

Oh, newmamalizzy. That makes so much sense! I understand what you mean now... and love that way of thinking. Pouches? What an awesome idea. I should look into that.
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-20-2015, 08:02 AM
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Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
How long can a 2 yr old go without eating...? ...

How long can a 2 yr old go without eating...?

muddie: That's a great idea monitoring the weight!
newmamalizzy: I have served him several food options with one being what he likes to eat. He only...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-19-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
I'm back. :-( I tried a whole bunch of foods I...

I'm back. :-( I tried a whole bunch of foods I thought DS would eat. Like garlic bread, potato cake (hash brown), veg egg rolls... I tried crackers with different cheese or cream cheese type...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-14-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By germin8
I'm in your neighboring state. Peaceful...

I'm in your neighboring state.

Peaceful here. I hear gunshots from neighbors (10-20 acre lots here), but never feel like they are whizzing by my house. We walk along the dirt road and back... and...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
Hmmm. I am wondering about the sensory and gut...

Hmmm. I am wondering about the sensory and gut issues. I just don't know. For a child who doesn't even taste something for the first time... how can he say "no" to something he's never had? He...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-11-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
I need to try something like this! When I am...

I need to try something like this! When I am baking muffins he wants to help... and I think that is so he is certain they get made!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By germin8
I have always been an ISTJ... before and after...

I have always been an ISTJ... before and after kids. I didn't think it was easy to change.

Thinking of Fembot's comment: When an E says they are having a hard time making mom friends... I think...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By germin8
SAHMs: What is your Myers Briggs? (poll)

If you don't know your Myers Briggs, take it here: https://www.41q.com/

A longer version is here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By germin8
What is your Myers Briggs? How many SAHMs are "T"s?

If you don't know your Myers Briggs, here is the short quiz: http://41q.com/

I am just curious if there is a way to find out how many SAHM are T's? Or ITs? Or SJs? Or which Myers Briggs has the...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-31-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
He is very aware of change in a food he is used...

He is very aware of change in a food he is used to eating. Sneaky chef has to be super sneaky. :)

He seems to be getting better. I tried veggie chicken nuggets and we found one brand he likes....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By germin8
Thank you for the replies. LTurtle, that is...

Thank you for the replies.

LTurtle, that is so true about not having concept of time. I do say, you can have ... after I finish eating. And, he watches me like a hawk. On my last bite, he reminds...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By germin8
Child repeats the same thing over and over until he gets what he wants.

How do you get a child to stop saying the same thing over and over? DS is persistent. 2 years and 3 months old. If he wants something, he will say it over and over until it is done. This is extremely...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
I never considered a sensory issue... probably...

I never considered a sensory issue... probably because I think it's more of a taste issue. Although, he won't even eat ice cream. Such a strange child.

Yes, good idea. I have started to limit...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By germin8
My 2yo only eats breads and banana. Nothing else...

...sorta. It sounds like an exaggeration, but it is only slight.

My 2 year old only eats PBJs, crackers, pancakes, granola bars, oatmeal (a specific way), veggie straw-chips, cornbread, banana......
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
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Views: 72,888
Posted By germin8
A modest magazine for women. Lilies in the...

A modest magazine for women.

Lilies in the City is an e-zine designed to minister to young women, by showing them how to perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. Through insightful articles...
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