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Forum: Meal Planning   01-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,458
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We typically spend about $400 - 450 for a family...

We typically spend about $400 - 450 for a family of 3 (plus a 20 year old who sometimes joins us).  Our budget includes some high quality supplements, bottled water and paper products.  We get lots...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,417
Posted By Stephafriendly
We cook from scratch every day.  Many of our...

We cook from scratch every day.  Many of our meals are simple, consisting of stir-fried or steamed veggies and turkey burgers or bean burgers.  I make extra bean burgers to freeze.   We do purchase...
Forum: Parenting   08-01-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,778
Posted By Stephafriendly
For the breastmilk soap, I used the re-batch...

For the breastmilk soap, I used the re-batch method (http://www.pvsoap.com/instructions_for_rebatch.htm).  I suppose you could substitute breast milk for cow or goat milk in a recipe where you mix...
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,778
Posted By Stephafriendly
I'm just starting to learn about flame...

I'm just starting to learn about flame retardants.  I hope to get an organic mattress when our futon mattress wears out.  I'm glad that our couch is a Goodwill find from the 1960's.  I'm not sure if...
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,778
Posted By Stephafriendly
Oh, and I made my own soap with breast milk -...

Oh, and I made my own soap with breast milk - great for sensitive skin!
 
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,778
Posted By Stephafriendly
I love my diva cup and cloth pads.  I have a...

I love my diva cup and cloth pads.  I have a funny story about cloth menstrual pads.  First, I should say that sorting laundry isn't my special skill.  I know that I could put the pads in a mesh...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Stephafriendly
Thanks for the tips.  Our screen-time rules are...

Thanks for the tips.  Our screen-time rules are similar.  We also don't have tv, just movies and online stuff.  I do think that she will have good opportunities for social interaction.  I was just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Stephafriendly
I received a call today from our local...

I received a call today from our local elementary school.  The kind social worker there asked me how homeschooling was going and would I like a tour of their school.  I replied that my daughter was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-17-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,867
Posted By Stephafriendly
I love these suggestions, especially the...

I love these suggestions, especially the suggestion to ask for help and accept help graciously when offered.  I need to be reminded that other people want to help me as much as I like to help...
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