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Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-07-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By *Lisa*
I dyed some silks about 7 or 8 years ago for my...

I dyed some silks about 7 or 8 years ago for my DD, and now I'm trying to make another batch for my niece.  When I did my DD's set, I recall using only the microwave to dye them (and it was super...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,400
Posted By *Lisa*
I think that learning in a classroom is much...

I think that learning in a classroom is much different from learning at home.  In a school, the teacher has to make a curriculum (likely determined by somebody else) relevant and interesting to the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By *Lisa*
It sounds like the assistantship would be a...

It sounds like the assistantship would be a better move for the long term.  I think I would take it if I were in your position.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By *Lisa*
I think it's okay.  Here's a source I found when...

I think it's okay.  Here's a source I found when I was wondering the same thing:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/7301/title/Reevaluating_Eggs_Cholesterol_Risks
Forum: Personal Growth   04-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By *Lisa*
I don't know... It sounds like it might be...

I don't know... It sounds like it might be easier, in some ways.  When you live 1500 miles away, any visits have to be several days long (I assume).  If you're 30 minutes away, you can get together...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By *Lisa*
Thanks for posting this!  My 8 year old has...

Thanks for posting this!  My 8 year old has almost finished the Warriors series, and she's going to need something new very, very soon.  These sound like they might be great for her!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By *Lisa*
Definitely a deferrer...and that's why I'm...

Definitely a deferrer...and that's why I'm posting here instead of getting anything useful accomplished.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-22-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By *Lisa*
I really like the bin idea...  Even if we had...

I really like the bin idea...  Even if we had three bins out at a time, it would significantly cut down on the amount of crap that might end up lying on the floor.  Now I just need to clear out...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By *Lisa*
Thanks!  This is all really helpful :) 

Thanks!  This is all really helpful :) 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-20-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By *Lisa*
How many do you have out at once?  Do you have...

How many do you have out at once?  Do you have certain toys that are out all the time?  How often do you rotate?
 
I think that rotating toys might be really helpful around here, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-28-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,971
Posted By *Lisa*
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-27-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By *Lisa*
I think it depends on the materials...  I don't...

I think it depends on the materials...  I don't think broken crayons would bother me.  There are things you can do with old crayon pieces (http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf666289.tip.html)
From an...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-22-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,971
Posted By *Lisa*
My dd (now age 8) started having tics at around...

My dd (now age 8) started having tics at around age 6, I think.  She was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome this summer.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,169
Posted By *Lisa*
Oh--and we also always include thank you cards,...

Oh--and we also always include thank you cards, so the kids are all set to write their thank you notes after Christmas.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,169
Posted By *Lisa*
I never heard that oranges were related to the...

I never heard that oranges were related to the St. Nicholas story...  We always do them, but more because it's a tradition/holdover from earlier times.  A couple of generations ago an orange at...
Forum: Parenting   11-30-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,406
Posted By *Lisa*
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by heathenmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-24-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 977
Posted By *Lisa*
Subbing...  I'm having such a hard time coming...

Subbing...  I'm having such a hard time coming up with ideas this year.  So far my list includes slippers and books.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By *Lisa*
Open a 2 liter bottle of soda, insert mentos (do...

Open a 2 liter bottle of soda, insert mentos (do this one outside for sure)! This fall we've been experimenting with the best type of soda and the best number of mentos. Very fun!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-19-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,438
Posted By *Lisa*
Count me in! I'm in the middle of the Girl with...

Count me in! I'm in the middle of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series at the moment (and several magazines and a couple of non-fiction books I pick up now and again). We're at the library a lot,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By *Lisa*
This is great! Thanks!

This is great! Thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By *Lisa*
Thanks, craft_media_hero! You've given me a...

Thanks, craft_media_hero! You've given me a great place to start http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

My daughter will be very appreciative!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By *Lisa*
Thanks, lach! That's a great idea. We tend...

Thanks, lach! That's a great idea. We tend towards unschooling, so I haven't ever been to the Well Trained Mind forum board. I'll go find it now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By *Lisa*
My DD has decided that she would like to learn...

My DD has decided that she would like to learn Greek... She took a class in which they learned the alphabet and a couple of words, but she's looking for more. Has anybody used a Greek curriculum?...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-29-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By *Lisa*
I know this is an old thread, but is anybody...

I know this is an old thread, but is anybody still doing SBD? Today was day 1 for me.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By *Lisa*
I don't know if your DS has a Nintendo DS, but...

I don't know if your DS has a Nintendo DS, but my daughter LOVES this game:

http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Train.../dp/B001LNYM90...
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