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Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-02-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,001
Posted By TKEM
I have been debating this same issue with my 13...

I have been debating this same issue with my 13 yr old daughter. I do not lack confidence in her spotting the yuckies, I just am not sure I want her to spend more time on her device. My situation is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-02-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By TKEM
We've had 2 UC's in AK and the paper work was...

We've had 2 UC's in AK and the paper work was nothing but a crazy hassle. Due to the dividends the state requires proof of birth from anyone or any place, with a skeptical eye, cause they think your...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-02-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By TKEM
Don't want to understate the risks. Life is a...

Don't want to understate the risks. Life is a risky business. We also had a bulber? to suck mucus and flem out. A few other things but it's been 9 yrs for me so the details get lost in time. The...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-02-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By TKEM
I had 2 amazing UC births. Knowing full well of...

I had 2 amazing UC births. Knowing full well of the risks we were taking, my hubby and I went for it and I wouldn't of birthed any other way. With both births I showed up at the local midwives...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By TKEM
Good call Stormborn... She's 12 1/2  and very...

Good call Stormborn... She's 12 1/2  and very concerned about keeping up with her peers.  I wanted her to finish her prior work, not to keep her from moving on, but to encourage her to finish what...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By TKEM
Having a break down here... First off we are...

Having a break down here... First off we are homeschooling/unschooling, which means I'm very lax with curriculums, try to stay away from grade levels and let the kids decide what and when they want...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-27-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By TKEM
Just wondering if anyone is using this and what...

Just wondering if anyone is using this and what their thoughts are...I have a 7 and 10 year old and am always looking for different resources.  ...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,950
Posted By TKEM
We had a rewarding day with the kiddos today....

We had a rewarding day with the kiddos today. Both the 10yr DD and 6yr old DS woke up at 8, came into our bedroom and asked us to sleep. They played legos and wrestled until 9:30 when we crawled out...
Forum: Unschooling   04-20-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By TKEM
I am  a homeschool/unschooling mama of a 10 and...

I am  a homeschool/unschooling mama of a 10 and 6 yr old. I say both because we go through phases of both. I noticed that you live in AK as well and I have noticed that Nov thru Feb is when we do...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-08-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 202
Posted By TKEM
my children have lost all motivation this...

my children have lost all motivation this month..my 10yr old DD and 6yr old DS don't seem to want to do anything. We live very remote, homeschool and have a small farm so there is always something...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-30-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By TKEM
the things my ds did at that age I don't want to...

the things my ds did at that age I don't want to remember but he did live through them all w/o broken bones and brain cells intact. no never worked for us, or not in time as now he understands and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-29-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By TKEM
we live a hundred miles from the nearest town so...

we live a hundred miles from the nearest town so by mid winter i'm baking 8-10 loaves a week. some sourdough to save on yeast and a lot of wheat grain combo's. whatever is open and out front that...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-29-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By TKEM
my hubby and I just spent the last 2 summers...

my hubby and I just spent the last 2 summers working on a cordwood pony wallto replace rotten foundation and bottom logs in a old log cabin. At first the work was tedious but once a rythem was...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-29-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By TKEM
I am currently housesitting a bunch of animals...

I am currently housesitting a bunch of animals including 5 milking goats. I made a mistake and soaked the milk pail for too long in the hi-chlor sanitizing solution and it left big tarnishes where...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By TKEM
wow it sure is nice to hear from so many...

wow it sure is nice to hear from so many schoolin' mamas. I'm surprised at all the outings everyone does. We live in rural ak and so if the temp drops to -40 for a few weeks we don't go anywhere. My...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-28-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By TKEM
Let me start by saying I have had two successful...

Let me start by saying I have had two successful uc's. Now that I've decided to heal and rest and enjoy my darlings I've noticed women all around me who are expecting. While readying myself to uc I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By TKEM
at what age does the foreskin retract? my family...

at what age does the foreskin retract? my family is lucky to not have medical providers, just a few dr. friends who help on the side and in emercencies we've gone to clinics but none have even...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-31-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,517
Posted By TKEM
thanks for the welcoming!!! even now that i'm...

thanks for the welcoming!!! even now that i'm done birthing for the time i find myself scrolling through the threads. one. to see what other mamas are up to and to maybe use some of the plentiful...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-30-2006, 02:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By TKEM
here in alaska it's hard to get a bc because...

here in alaska it's hard to get a bc because every resident receives a dividend from the oil revenues and so they worry about scams but they can only be so strict because it's not uncommon to be 300...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-30-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,517
Posted By TKEM
hello mama's. i hve never formally introduced...

hello mama's. i hve never formally introduced myself and fiquered i should since i post sometimes. my first uc dd is almost 5!! holy cow time flies and her little brother uc#2 is 16 months and is...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-27-2006, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By TKEM
i am a fairly young mother and had my first...

i am a fairly young mother and had my first birth (uc) at 22. i was sure from the beginning that it's what i wanted and never said differently... and ohhh how they all tried to talk me out of it but...
Forum: Dental   01-27-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By TKEM
does anyone have any ideas at all- contrary to...

does anyone have any ideas at all- contrary to my original thread i am fairly open minded and am willing to try most solutions-alternative or conventional to find a solution. i really don't want to...
Forum: Dental   01-25-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By TKEM
i need some info here please!!! my gums are...

i need some info here please!!! my gums are receding down to the bottom of my gumline and seem to be getting worse by the day. i brush a couple of times a week with goldendseal powder and salt to...
Forum: Women's Health   01-22-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By TKEM
glad to be a service...

glad to be a service http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Peace.gif
Forum: Women's Health   01-21-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,019
Posted By TKEM
thanks for all of the ideas!!! we cleaned his...

thanks for all of the ideas!!! we cleaned his ears with the hydrgen peroxide and it seemed to do the trick for now but are considerg adding earcandled to the first aid kit the next time we head...
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