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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2007, 07:20 PM
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Posted By busybeemommy
Where do you live? That would determine the...

Where do you live? That would determine the tribes that are located around you. I am part Cherokee, and I try to keep a running list of positive depictions of various Native peoples (i.e. not The...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By busybeemommy
Now that Easter is over, everything will be on...

Now that Easter is over, everything will be on clearance. I'd go get a bucket and crayons, bubbles, a coloring book, etc. For the clues, have varying levels of difficulty.


For example, the...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-04-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,923
Posted By busybeemommy
I have a really hard time eating the leafy...

I have a really hard time eating the leafy greens. Too much like leaves for me.

Could you post the recipe for the green smoothie? I'd really like to try it.

Also, how do ya'll afford this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-02-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By busybeemommy
For invitations, I would go one of two...

For invitations, I would go one of two directions. It could be really fun to take a banana, and wrap a red ribbon with the information on the tag around it. Your kids could hand deliver them. If...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-02-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,923
Posted By busybeemommy
Hi! I was recommended over to this thread, and I...

Hi! I was recommended over to this thread, and I am getting so excited.

The short story is that I currently weigh over 250 lbs and feel gross. I have been indulging in a high-sugar, high-fat,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-02-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By busybeemommy
I am currently detoxing myself from an...

I am currently detoxing myself from an absolutely wretched eating pattern. For almost 8 years, after recovering from an eating disorder, I am finally going to stop using food as a weapon against...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-01-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By busybeemommy
Okay, this may be the dumbest thread ever, but I...

Okay, this may be the dumbest thread ever, but I seriously have no idea how to eat vegetables. Growing up, all of our veggies came in cans.

So, how do I eat these things? Can all veggies be eaten...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-01-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By busybeemommy
Ooh, thank you so much for the tips! I can't...

Ooh, thank you so much for the tips! I can't wait to try them out.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-01-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 4,852
Posted By busybeemommy
I'm in! This will be my first month, so I hope I...

I'm in! This will be my first month, so I hope I make it, but I don't want to overdo it.

Today, I've done:
15 minutes stretching/resistance band
5 minutes pushups/sit-ups
7 minutes on the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-01-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By busybeemommy
Ooh, thanks for the tips! No, I don't know much...

Ooh, thanks for the tips! No, I don't know much about rowing, but I'll definitely use your advice. So, I should push back legs-back-arms, and then release leg-back-arms, or arms-back-legs? Also,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-01-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By busybeemommy
So, my New Year's resolution is to begin to make...

So, my New Year's resolution is to begin to make a positive dietary life change. I know that I can do the diet part (no more sodas, cutting WAY back on sugars/processed foods/white stuff), but the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-24-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By busybeemommy
I would probably give him a pumper in his...

I would probably give him a pumper in his stocking, and her a firetruck.


Then, as a big gift to share, either buy or make a nice wooden firehouse, with a garage for the trucks, a pole for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-24-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By busybeemommy
I second the tackle box, with really nice...

I second the tackle box, with really nice supplies. Glitter, glue, markers, colored pencils, soft pastels, clay and carving tools, pipe cleaners, google eyes, beads and thread, scissors, an envelope...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-22-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By busybeemommy
I like the idea of re-doing her room. Ask the...

I like the idea of re-doing her room. Ask the landlords for permission to replace the door, so she can have some privacy and keep her things out. If you can't paint, then buy some huge sheets of...
Forum: Women's Health   11-14-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By busybeemommy
Great book recommendations! Thank you so much!

Great book recommendations! Thank you so much!
Forum: Women's Health   11-13-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By busybeemommy
Wow! Thank ya'll so much! My mother is a nurse,...

Wow! Thank ya'll so much! My mother is a nurse, so we have the giant tub of chucks, gauze, sterile pads, etc., but barring a nuclear disaster, I doubt I'd need that on a daily basis. I really want a...
Forum: Women's Health   11-12-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By busybeemommy
Thanks for the response. You sound like you know...

Thanks for the response. You sound like you know a lot about natural herbal remedies. I would like to learn more about it, but coming from a family of doctors, I am terrified that I will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 48,449
Posted By busybeemommy
Here's a list of age-appropriate toys that can...

Here's a list of age-appropriate toys that can be made at home:

Baby (0-2)
- crinkle taggy bag
- sewn blocks or shapes for stacking and chewing
- hand puppet
- fabric ball
- knitted veggies,...
Forum: Women's Health   11-12-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By busybeemommy
I am converting an old train case into a first...

I am converting an old train case into a first aid chest, and I want to know what to put in it. We live on a farm, so lots of little accidents. Here's what I have so far:

- Bandaids of assorted...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-12-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By busybeemommy
Is it worth the cost? Does it last longer than a...

Is it worth the cost? Does it last longer than a bassinet? Is it safe? Please share your experiences!
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By busybeemommy
When Grace got a dollhouse for her birthday, I...

When Grace got a dollhouse for her birthday, I bought an old kitchen cabinet from the flea market and painted windows and shrubbery on the outside, floors, walls, and curtains on the inside. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-11-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,517
Posted By busybeemommy
In our family, each kid gets 1 small present...

In our family, each kid gets 1 small present from Santa, 1 large present to share, 1 stocking, 1 pair of pajamas, and 1 present from the family. This year is:

For everybody: large wooden play...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-11-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By busybeemommy
When mine were born, here's what we went for: ...

When mine were born, here's what we went for:

- bassinet (to appease grandparents, and it was nice when people came to visit) ; for this baby, however, I am looking at the Amby Baby Hammock
-...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-11-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By busybeemommy
Well, I'm going to have my fifth child in March,...

Well, I'm going to have my fifth child in March, and I am downsizing toys to make room in our small house for more people. Can you tell me if I am keeping too much, or if I left something out the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-08-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By busybeemommy
Thank you so much for the advice. I don't mean...

Thank you so much for the advice. I don't mean to be deprecating to myself, but I guess old habits can be hard to break... which is probably why I keep drinking sodas. I know they are terrible, and...
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