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Forum: Family Safety   06-07-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By craftymom
We have 2 station wagons. In mine--the one we...

We have 2 station wagons. In mine--the one we use 90% of the time for multiple people--has the net between the back seat and the back. It can also be moved to behind the front seat, which I have...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,174
Posted By craftymom
OK. Let's just say on fb I belong to "Moms Who...

OK. Let's just say on fb I belong to "Moms Who Drink and Swear".

But, generally, I try (and used to REALLY try) to not swear/use ANY bad words in front of the kids.

It turns out--I didn't even...
Forum: Parenting   04-21-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 510
Posted By craftymom
corn--on cob or frozen (literally, like right...

corn--on cob or frozen (literally, like right out of the freezer); also in soups and chili, sometimes steamed
peas--fresh from the garden (snap), raw snow peas, frozen (right out of the freezer!),...
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By craftymom
I can't grow flowers. Every flowering plant I...

I can't grow flowers. Every flowering plant I have either 1) came with the house or 2) was given to me by a neighbor or 3) may not make it yet (that would be my hibiscus). I even killed a star...
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 8,531
Posted By craftymom
I would. When we lived in Phoenix, my chard got...

I would. When we lived in Phoenix, my chard got frosted regularly. I think once the leaves actually froze. Now, I planted it in Oct and would have it for 2-3 years, so I don't know how seedlings...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-19-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By craftymom
I think everyone I know who got theirs...planted...

I think everyone I know who got theirs...planted a tree on top of it. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif:

I couldn't get my first (argh hospital from hell). My second...
Forum: Gardening   04-17-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By craftymom
I would recommend zucchini (a couple...

I would recommend zucchini (a couple kinds--green, yellow, maybe pattypans too), swiss chard, and green onions. How large is your space? That will help you decide!
Forum: Gardening   04-13-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 8,531
Posted By craftymom
I did that 6 years ago. I now, finally, do not...

I did that 6 years ago. I now, finally, do not have arugula everywhere. Never, ever again! It was in all the plots, in the lawn, in the cracks of the driveway... it's a weed! I have the same issue...
Forum: Waldorf   04-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By craftymom
We opted for a Waldorf-inspired public charter...

We opted for a Waldorf-inspired public charter school. Not only could we never hope to afford the Waldorf tuition, the school was also quite the daily commute, which we also had issues with. Dh also...
Forum: Gardening   04-12-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By craftymom
I am actually using those concrete landscape...

I am actually using those concrete landscape blocks. I am slowly raising the level--not overnight, just as the years go buy and I add compost and stuff it is slowly raising. I could, of course, I'm...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By craftymom
I have clayey soil here. (The kind that sticks...

I have clayey soil here. (The kind that sticks to your shoes when it rains, and you end up 2" taller, and then the kids track it in...)

Over the years I have added lots of compost. I started with...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By craftymom
Tortillas Cheese Eggs Frozen corn Onions...

Tortillas
Cheese
Eggs
Frozen corn
Onions
Canned pintos beans (or leftover crockpotted dry ones)
Trader Joe's green salsa

I scramble eggs in a skillet, combine the onion and beans and heat...
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,937
Posted By craftymom
We stopped going to community egg hunts several...

We stopped going to community egg hunts several years ago.

The kids were one thing. The parents were worse. Over 3 years we went to our neighborhood hunt, one in a wealthier area, and one on the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-11-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By craftymom
Our house was a livable pit when we bought it "a...

Our house was a livable pit when we bought it "a diamond in the rough", right? Built late 40s, never had anything done to it--other than the water heater moved outside and new vinyl in the kitchen....
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By craftymom
I have used beer--my husband is a homebrewer so...

I have used beer--my husband is a homebrewer so I have tried fermented, not fermented, porter, hefeweizen, you name it.

I gave up on beer and use sluggo. This is the greenest thing I have found...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By craftymom
Yes! That's the only way we've ever grown garlic.

Yes! That's the only way we've ever grown garlic.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-09-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By craftymom
We keep toys in their room (2 boys, they share)....

We keep toys in their room (2 boys, they share). The 3rd bedroom is the guest room/sewing room/office--it may turn into a boy's room later. It is the smallest bedroom.

Games are in the living...
Forum: Parenting   02-21-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By craftymom
1st baby--low stress pg, high needs kid (not so...

1st baby--low stress pg, high needs kid (not so much as a baby, but as a toddler to now at 9, yes)
2nd baby--high stress pg (high risk, medicated), happy go lucky kid

Did not vote because I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By craftymom
My favorite is a gift card to Barnes and Noble...

My favorite is a gift card to Barnes and Noble or Borders, which are just about everywhere in the US.

We have actually made these cards (I get $10 scrip cards at school) our go-to gift. The kids...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-06-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By craftymom
I love Old Navy. They are the only brand that...

I love Old Navy. They are the only brand that consistently fits me (tall and thin but with hips). They have the only jeans that fit me at all, and they fit great, even the length is perfect. I wear...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,866
Posted By craftymom
Your daughter may simply be finding children...

Your daughter may simply be finding children with different personalities. My older son is quite shy, and around ages 2.5-5 he would FREAK out when kids he didn't know would enthusiastically...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-27-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By craftymom
We have the Take-Along Castle. My ds5 got it...

We have the Take-Along Castle. My ds5 got it last year. He looooves it.

It can be a little hard to snap it all together, though. Like, I have to do it. That issue has resulted in several 5yo...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-26-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,341
Posted By craftymom
My house is clean, but messy. As in, the floors...

My house is clean, but messy. As in, the floors are mopped and vacuumed, and the next day they are covered in Legos.

My mil always says "my house was neat because I only allowed my kids to play...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-26-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,537
Posted By craftymom
kitchen--1.5 during the day, closer to a 1...

kitchen--1.5 during the day, closer to a 1 evening/morning
living room--less than 1 unless kids are playing
bedroom--1.5

But there's only trash on the ground if the boys have torn up paper to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-26-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By craftymom
I couldn't check more than 1. Usually me,...

I couldn't check more than 1.

Usually me, but ds 8 has started doing the toilets, sinks, and counters on occasion.

If I waited til dh decided it needed doing....let's not go there.
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