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Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-01-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,034
Posted By verde
We try not to swear in front of DD. Occasionally...

We try not to swear in front of DD. Occasionally DH and I let one slip but we try to set a good example. I also have to watch the swearing where I work so it's good practice to not swear. I don't...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-18-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By verde
We bought a wood cookstove (1940's) a year ago...

We bought a wood cookstove (1940's) a year ago and I cooked on it all last winter and started her up this year around Halloween. I love cooking on it. We kept watching ebay and Craigslist until we...
Forum: Activism and News   11-07-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,839
Posted By verde
You're correct Arduinna, You did not say they...

You're correct Arduinna, You did not say they were representative of the whole movement. I agree that the video was horrifying. I trust that you are equally horrified that the police attacked...
Forum: Activism and News   11-06-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,839
Posted By verde
You know Mrs. Mike, the more outrageous and...

You know Mrs. Mike, the more outrageous and strident the anti- protest denunciations, the more I think "Methinks they doth protest to much." The cause of the rising hysteria is the fact that the...
Forum: Activism and News   10-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,839
Posted By verde
I'm horrified by what happened in Oakland....

I'm horrified by what happened in Oakland. :( http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jaw.gif      http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/horrors.gif ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-11-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By verde
Still cosleep and DD is 6 y/o. She seems in no...

Still cosleep and DD is 6 y/o. She seems in no particular hurry to leave and DH and I are just fine with that. :)
Forum: Parenting   10-04-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,072
Posted By verde
Like other posters I listen to NPR all the time....

Like other posters I listen to NPR all the time. My 6y/o DD is used to it. Sometimes in the car she'll ask for music and we'll trade off with each other. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 95
Posted By verde
As others have said, it depends on your DH's...

As others have said, it depends on your DH's tolerance for travel. Re: some other comments. IMHO Rockville and Olney are really different places. Rockville is crowded with small yards; Olney is more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 95
Posted By verde
    Quote:I'd like a nice neighborhood, good...


 
Quote:I'd like a nice neighborhood, good schools and homes for $250k or less. Am I asking too much in that area? http://www.clickinmoms.com/forums/images/smilies/smsad.gif


 
Yeah maybe....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-20-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By verde
We just clipped one side. it's easy and doesn't...

We just clipped one side. it's easy and doesn't hurt them in the least. It takes less than a minute. I learned from a youtube video. 
 
Don't free guilty. Because you clip their wings you can keep...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-18-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By verde
We had the exact same problem and we did clip...

We had the exact same problem and we did clip their wings. It's a great solution for us. Now the chickens stay inside the fence and they can fly up to their roost but not over the fence. The...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By verde
When you say "she's out of reserves" does that...

When you say "she's out of reserves" does that mean she's cranky and sleepy? If so could she go to bed at that moment? 
Forum: Gardening   09-01-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By verde
Did anyone else have problems with the new...

Did anyone else have problems with the new invasive stinkbugs, the one's with no predators? They destroyed my corn and now are working on the tomatoes. They're also doing damage to the beans. 
 
I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-01-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By verde
I am currently sleeping on a futon now (with DH...

I am currently sleeping on a futon now (with DH and DD) and I do not like it. It's just too firm for me. There is no give AT ALL. It's like sleeping on the floor. My DH, however, loves it. So I've...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-31-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By verde
My soon-to-be 6 y/o still sleeps with us. She...

My soon-to-be 6 y/o still sleeps with us. She has shown no interest in leaving yet. :)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By verde
My DD will be 6 y/o in one month and she still...

My DD will be 6 y/o in one month and she still sleeps with us. We are in the (slow) process of fixing up her own room and she's only vaguely interested. She has told us that she likes sleeping with...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By verde
I've tried this and it works: glue a strip of...

I've tried this and it works: glue a strip of felt inside the clippy part of the barrette on both sides -- the part that touches the hair. The felt grips the hair without breaking it and the...
Forum: Gardening   06-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,087
Posted By verde
Wow!...

Wow!   http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif    http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jaw2.gif
 
I'm sorry. :(
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-25-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By verde
Some clarifications.   My DH has never...

Some clarifications.
 
My DH has never called the boy nasty. My DH has always treated him nicely, warmly and calmly and still does. He also watches the boy closely when he's over at the house. 
 ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-21-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By verde
Thanks for your answers. Gives me lots to think...

Thanks for your answers. Gives me lots to think about. 
 
 
 
Quote:Is this one incident the only reason you don't feel warm toward him and your dh thinks he's nasty? 


 
No. This little...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By verde
Here's the story. My 5 y/o DD has a friend, a 5...

Here's the story. My 5 y/o DD has a friend, a 5 y/o boy who lives in the neighborhood, A few days ago DH, DD and I all rode our bikes together so she could go to his house to play. DD had made some...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By verde
Thank you for your suggestions. They have helped...

Thank you for your suggestions. They have helped me rethink my responses. I'll try to incorporate the thoughts into my answers.  :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-31-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By verde
I have days when it seems like all I say is "no"...

I have days when it seems like all I say is "no" to my 5 y/o DD. I don't like myself when I say no constantly and I feel badly for my DD but, honestly, "no" is the answer to her questions and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By verde
Oh Thank You Daffodil!! Moosewood! I have some...

Oh Thank You Daffodil!! Moosewood! I have some of their cookbooks! That's great. My DD is 5.75 y/o and the Science Center looks really interesting. Thanks again!!! :)
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-28-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By verde
DH, DD and I will go on a camping trip to New...

DH, DD and I will go on a camping trip to New York State. We'll go to 3 campgrounds: one in the Catskills, one in the Adirondacks and one in the Fingerlakes. We'll stay near Ithaca and plan to see...
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