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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   06-08-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tamaralv
FWIW, there are a lot of homeschoolers *incl the...

FWIW, there are a lot of homeschoolers *incl the crunchy variety) in SA that meet together and do activities, as well as a strong AP community in the city - if you decide to do a part-time or pre-K...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-11-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By tamaralv
Do you have a family member who would be able to...

Do you have a family member who would be able to use the huge desk for a few years that you could loan it to? You might end up losing it that way, but we do this *a lot* in my family, and sometimes...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-25-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By tamaralv
Another option is a shelf with large baskets...

Another option is a shelf with large baskets that just fit the backpack and other DAILY supplies (lunchbag, etc). The easier it is for kids to reach and the more room you have above the shelf for...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-29-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By tamaralv
I put off and put off setting up a bin bc I...

I put off and put off setting up a bin bc I wanted DH to drill the holes in it for me (lame, I know, but I was lazy about going to look for the tools). Anyway - I ended up setting it up in less than...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-24-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By tamaralv
Another thought, depending on the size of your...

Another thought, depending on the size of your cabinets -
You could keep spices in a shallow box or basket, insde the cabinet. Pull down the whole box when you are cooking. Have spices in uniformed...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-24-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By tamaralv
I store most of mine in a drawer. I lvoe this...

I store most of mine in a drawer. I lvoe this system!

If you aren't otherwise using the space, an overdoor shoe organizer (clear) would work, and you could group multiple spice bottles in each...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-24-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By tamaralv
Quote: Originally Posted by delly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by delly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11765935)
What I want to try, is building something to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-24-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By tamaralv
subbing. Thanks to all who are taking the time...

subbing. Thanks to all who are taking the time to answer http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I want to replace our water heater with a more efficient unit when the time...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-24-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By tamaralv
We've been vermicomposting since mid-May so I am...

We've been vermicomposting since mid-May so I am still quite new to the game. So far I really enjoy it http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I, too, am satisfied cutting my...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-05-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By tamaralv
As an aside, we've also made a committment to...

As an aside, we've also made a committment to reduce bringing things into the house that will not be recycled due to my laziness about dragging trash across town and/or our lack of curbside...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-05-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By tamaralv
I know! I know!...

I know! I know! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

I am currently trying to do it, anyway. I will not be surprised if it takes over a year, but we own our house...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By tamaralv
Ack! This is totally my 3 y/o daughter. The nose...

Ack! This is totally my 3 y/o daughter. The nose bit has relaxed some but the nail biting is new and drives me BONKERS. I try to ignore it but often I literally have to go into another room to not...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-25-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By tamaralv
I'm a big fan of pre-sorting laundry. We have...

I'm a big fan of pre-sorting laundry. We have separate baskets in the room for darks and lights and in the bathroom there is a basket for linens. When I have a chance to do a load I don't have to...
Forum: Homebirth   06-01-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By tamaralv
I am in TX and was refused service by an OB when...

I am in TX and was refused service by an OB when i told her i planned on delivering at home with a mw (I went in for a non-pg related issue).

I also had an internal ned dr say she wouldn't treat...
Forum: Homebirth   04-24-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By tamaralv
That is more/less comparable to what we paid in...

That is more/less comparable to what we paid in San Antonio this year.
Forum: Homebirth   04-24-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By tamaralv
Another suggestion in addition to what you've...

Another suggestion in addition to what you've already read:

I am in TX too and use DH's health insurance, which is a self-funded company plan. I am in the process of getting reimbursed but...
Forum: May 2007   04-09-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By tamaralv
Quote: Originally Posted by tofutti...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tofutti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7761382)
ha ha well i tried it myself last night, argh,...
Forum: Homebirth   02-28-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By tamaralv
Oh a peri bottle - lol now why hadn't that yet...

Oh a peri bottle - lol now why hadn't that yet crossed my mind? lol

Thanks for the application tip http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-29-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By tamaralv
I haven't tried these patterns, but want to -...

I haven't tried these patterns, but want to - they look pretty straight-forward:

http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By tamaralv
I had a horrible run with headaches this...

I had a horrible run with headaches this pregnancy. Really really horrible. Here are some things I tried that helped:

*chiropractor
*make sure you drink enough water
*MW recommended progesteron...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-02-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By tamaralv
Last night we had black bean pancakes...

Last night we had black bean pancakes (frittata). I don't have the recipe but did a combo of something I had seen in a cookbook and something I had seen online, so do a search for it - they are...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-15-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,496
Posted By tamaralv
Quote: Originally Posted by kathirynne...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kathirynne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6472414)
As a PP said, essential oils are flammable....
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-09-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 209,486
Posted By tamaralv
OT but for no-poo my container system is stuff I...

OT but for no-poo my container system is stuff I already had in the house:

BS and water get mixed in a cild's sippy cup (NOT a no-spill one - more like the old-school tupperware ones with a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-09-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By tamaralv
Ack! now I want a bag lol (*needing* on the...

Ack! now I want a bag lol (*needing* on the other hand, is a whole 'nother can of worms...)
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-06-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By tamaralv
I haven't made one, but remember reading this...

I haven't made one, but remember reading this thread a while back:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=424759 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=424759)

Hope this...
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