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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,540
Posted By Kelso
Our kids have First Middle MyLast(as a 2nd...

Our kids have First Middle MyLast(as a 2nd middle name) Husband'sLast. It shows that on their birth Certs & we just write both middle names or 2 middle Initials on all forms, leaving a space between...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-01-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Kelso
I live in RI as well, both Shaw's & Stop & shop...

I live in RI as well, both Shaw's & Stop & shop often have 'local' items in their produce sections. also, have you tried ground turkey? we use that instead of ground beef & make 'loose meat' with it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-01-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By Kelso
What is it with those boys & pee? We thought...

What is it with those boys & pee? We thought that our toilet was broken and leaking (it's at least 20 years old!!), until we figured out that it was the boy pee!!!! Now it's his job to clean the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Kelso
Actually, I usually just use the ViseGrips and...

Actually, I usually just use the ViseGrips and force (twist) the bottle top open, fill with vinegar (& sometimes water & Mrs. Meyer's) re-close and go. sometimes I get a leak, but then I just store...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-01-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By Kelso
Usually, I wash in cold water and then the dryer...

Usually, I wash in cold water and then the dryer or hang outside to disinfect. If they are not too messy, I toss them in with the towels and wash them however i'm washing the towels. I keep a 'wet...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Kelso
My kids are 8 & 10 and we still use the 'Ducks...

My kids are 8 & 10 and we still use the 'Ducks in a row' thing. When the aisles are too crowded or my hands are full in the parking lot and/or when a friend(kid ) is along, all I do is say 'Duckies'...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 16,111
Posted By Kelso
I have that problem at the library too!!

I have that problem at the library too!!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-31-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By Kelso
I think its called the Nuvo treatment (I could...

I think its called the Nuvo treatment (I could be wrong on the name of this) and I've seen it here when dd had lice. I think if you Google 'lice home treatments' or something like that you'll find...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Kelso
We use Burt's Bees bug repellent. It's a bit...

We use Burt's Bees bug repellent. It's a bit oily, but we like it. I like the smell, but some don't. It works for us!!
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-28-2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Kelso
I've got really heavy flow and have the keeper....

I've got really heavy flow and have the keeper. At night, I use cloth and no keeper. For night cloth on heavy nights, I use cloth diapers folded into 3rds and then quarters so its long and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-28-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Kelso
I usually put it on my kids 'warm spots' 'cause...

I usually put it on my kids 'warm spots' 'cause body heat is what attracts most bugs and it's the smell of the oils in the BB repellent that repels them. Like putting perfume on your pulse points to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-29-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Kelso
I don't have an 11yo yet (ds-6 & dd-8) but what...

I don't have an 11yo yet (ds-6 & dd-8) but what if you asked him what chore he would do to completion?? I know I have a hard time doing chores to completion as an adult. If I could just do the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By Kelso
In dd/ds school they get spelling words each...

In dd/ds school they get spelling words each week (ds-1st grade gets 5 words and dd-3rd grade gets 16) but they are also encouraged to write in a journal or answer questions in writing. In K-1st...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-27-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 100,586
Posted By Kelso
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Forum: The Mindful Home   03-25-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Kelso
We get these sometimes (well, 1-2 times a...

We get these sometimes (well, 1-2 times a year!!). I've found that usually there is some culprit in the back/bottom of a cabinet. Like a box of raisins on the top shelf in the back that I couldn't...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-22-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Kelso
I know in a top loader you put it in the fabric...

I know in a top loader you put it in the fabric softener dispenser if you have one(I do), so I would guess it would be the same in a front loader?
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-22-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Kelso
Can you hang the quilt outside on a line?? I...

Can you hang the quilt outside on a line?? I know u.v.(sunlight) is a great disinfectant for dipes, so why not everything else?? I wonder if spraying the mattress with a spray bottle of vinegar will...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Kelso
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Forum: The Childhood Years   03-15-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Kelso
Yes, both of mine have mostly outgrown it. And...

Yes, both of mine have mostly outgrown it. And they did go through it at about the same age (3-4), so I was dealing with it for about 3 years (they are 2 years apart). But, limiting the choices...
Forum: Women's Health   03-14-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Kelso
Right now keeping her hydrated is the most...

Right now keeping her hydrated is the most important thing. If she'll eat the rice(very easy to digest) and bread that's great, but if not hydration is important especially if she continues to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Kelso
Is it the choice of many things? Or does he have...

Is it the choice of many things? Or does he have to come up with the choice? (what would you like for breakfast?) What about limiting the choices at this stage? (eggs or cereal for breakfast?; toy A...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Kelso
I'm pretty sure dd is ADHD inattentive. She's...

I'm pretty sure dd is ADHD inattentive. She's smart, but very 'spacey' and has trouble staying focused enough to even write 8 spelling sentences (she's in 3rd grade). When asked to compete a task...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Kelso
In our house, monsters don't like frogs or...

In our house, monsters don't like frogs or dinosaurs--they are the protectors!!
as long as there is a frog or dino in the bed, there will be NO monsters in the room!!!...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Kelso
Pears, bananas, granola bars, yogurt, healthy...

Pears, bananas, granola bars, yogurt, healthy cereal, popcorn(homemade so I know what's in it!);string cheese; plums; nectarines; mango; crackers; ds(6yo) will eat deli meats(ugh!) but dd is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Kelso
Ds would eat 24/7 if we let him. When I broke my...

Ds would eat 24/7 if we let him. When I broke my leg and wasn't very mobile anymore(still!) We did designate that kids were only to eat in the kitchen or at the dining room table. 'Special night' on...
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