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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By stormborn
We kind of have that issue too, except a hip...

We kind of have that issue too, except a hip replacement. So the kids and I sleep on a king bed on the floor with Papa on a regular bed next to us and a twin trundle across the top for the kids to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By stormborn
We never used cosleepers or bumpers, just put the...

We never used cosleepers or bumpers, just put the beds on the floor in case anyone rolled off. I didn't know we'd cosleep with the first though...after 48 hours of her waking up every time I put her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By stormborn
I'm can't speak for the OP, but I got the...

I'm can't speak for the OP, but I got the impression that this was the part that bothered her, more so than the original conversation.
  She thinks that by always bringing reality into the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By stormborn
It'll still make nighttime parenting easier. My...

It'll still make nighttime parenting easier. My friend who had to bottle feed used to keep a tiny dorm fridge and bottle warmer next to the bed so she could snuggle him while his bottle heated, that...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 48,406
Posted By stormborn
Hmm, can you taste the cauliflower? Sounds good...

Hmm, can you taste the cauliflower? Sounds good to me but both girls hate cauliflower(but like broccoli, go figure) think they'd notice?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-16-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By stormborn
Funny about the golf clubs. :) I think that's...

Funny about the golf clubs. :) I think that's part of the reason my house gets so cluttered; once something sits there awhile it becomes invisible.
You might be able to sell the golf clubs, those...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   08-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By stormborn
Maybe because I'm on a mobile, but I don't see a...

Maybe because I'm on a mobile, but I don't see a link, can you post the site?
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By stormborn
I always cooked that laundry soap mixture in a...

I always cooked that laundry soap mixture in a stockpot and just washed it well after. Fwiw, the same recipe works fine dry if you shred the bar soap first and dehydrate it a bit. Less work. :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By stormborn
You have not. It's not as if you interrupted...

You have not. It's not as if you interrupted little kids playing princess with a lecture about how they weren't born into the royal family and chances are slim to none on marrying into the line so...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By stormborn
The easiest I do is throw some chicken in with...

The easiest I do is throw some chicken in with BBQ sauce on low for 10-12 hours.
How did your stuff not turn out? Under or overcooked or not enough flavor? There does have to be enough liquid for...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-12-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By stormborn
Are there any practices without that policy among...

Are there any practices without that policy among those who don't accept your insurance? If you can swing paying for it out of pocket most companies will reimburse. Our family practice doc doesn't...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By stormborn
Ah, I understand, I'm sorry they gave you a hard...

Ah, I understand, I'm sorry they gave you a hard time with your first. Hopefully someone can chime in on the legal document. I just noticed what forum this is in-surely someone here has researched...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By stormborn
Considering that you asked about requirements,...

Considering that you asked about requirements, were told there were none, then came across the info by accident when it was too late for testing anyway it WAS an honest oops, right? I don't see any...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 7,635
Posted By stormborn
132 total, 1/4 of my life, come to think of it!...

132 total, 1/4 of my life, come to think of it! I'm probably done though, unless a surprise comes our way. :D
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By stormborn
Who is asking you to sign the waiver?

Who is asking you to sign the waiver?
Forum: Unschooling   08-10-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By stormborn
We're not radical US by any means, and I do have...

We're not radical US by any means, and I do have expectations that everyone helps with day to day work (according to age &/or ability of course)without pay as contributing members of the household,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By stormborn
Just got back from taking 6 trash bags and 2...

Just got back from taking 6 trash bags and 2 boxes to The thrift store! Dh "cleaned up" while I was at work (which for him means cramming stuff in closets) and sent the 6 yo to clean her room without...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By stormborn
Was there a specific age cited by law in her...

Was there a specific age cited by law in her state? Where I live there really isn't one- the closest I could find was part of the fire code recommending that children under 8 not be left alone for...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By stormborn
My Mom's 3 hour start to finish labor for a first...

My Mom's 3 hour start to finish labor for a first baby gave me hope that it was hereditary, ;), but no such luck. She did give me the overall impression that birth in general is no big deal, so I'm...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By stormborn
What a beautiful bride you were! I really should...

What a beautiful bride you were! I really should get rid of mine, too. I had the idea that one of my daughters might wear it someday but it wasn't even packed professionally and by the time my oldest...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-06-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By stormborn
Aw, I didn't mean it like that, I hope I didn't...

Aw, I didn't mean it like that, I hope I didn't offend! Just that it seems like a "guy thing" to me, and maybe your situation will resolve itself the same way. The first time it was a bigger problem...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By stormborn
I know I've read some informal...

I know I've read some informal studies/observations on average reading age, but I can't seem to find much of it online. I'll look when I get home to my library, but in the meantime John Holt has some...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-05-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By stormborn
Yes, though I do avoid playing some things in...

Yes, though I do avoid playing some things in front of her-she's only 12...our kids get exposed to all kinds of music here because we all have different tastes. DH likes bluegrass, classic rock, some...
Forum: Parenting   08-05-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 791
Posted By stormborn
I guess I should've mentioned that they do get an...

I guess I should've mentioned that they do get an allowance (weekly or monthly, their choice) that is not tied to chores at all. Chores are because we all live here and make messes here and because...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By stormborn
Yeah, the only way that would be ok is if she...

Yeah, the only way that would be ok is if she clearly said "I would love to buy that corset-buttlifter thing but it's too expensive" or "I'd like that for my birthday". Dangerous move otherwise....
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