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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
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Forum: Learning at School   02-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By traceface
Your daughter's method is working for her in...

Your daughter's method is working for her in that she aces the spelling tests. However, perhaps the teacher really believes in her particular "drilling" method not as the *only* way to get the...
Forum: Parenting   10-08-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,926
Posted By traceface
Way too much candy but I love being out in the...

Way too much candy but I love being out in the neighborhood, seeing all the cute and excited kids.

When I was little (in a small town in Tx), all the moms made homebaked goodies like popcorn...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,526
Posted By traceface
It *is* very frustrating to be in this...

It *is* very frustrating to be in this situation. I have one girlfriend who seems to take it personally that I can't go out to expensive dinners with her (maybe because once upon a time, I did do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,017
Posted By traceface
these past 8 months, we have had to live so...

these past 8 months, we have had to live so frugally, I feel I've given up things that I *would* have said are the luxury that I'd never give up

but I always find $1.20 to buy my son an ice cream...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-03-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By traceface
My son loves If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If...

My son loves If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie... that whole series
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-03-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By traceface
I would just start with something small and then...

I would just start with something small and then build from there. Like, you want to close the door when you're in the bathroom. Or when you're in the shower. then when he's used to that you can...
Forum: Family Safety   10-03-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By traceface
yes, I think the main thing is teaching that if...

yes, I think the main thing is teaching that if an adult ever asks you for help, to walk away from them and tell a trusted adult. Adults do not ask children for help!

there is really no danger in...
Forum: VBAC   10-03-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By traceface
They are supportive of VBACs at Sutter Maternity...

They are supportive of VBACs at Sutter Maternity in Santa Cruz. ( I know, 3 hours from you is not very convenient, but...)

PM me if you would like the name of a very VBAC-friendly OB in that same...
Forum: Waldorf   10-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By traceface
Some of the 4th and 5th graders at my son's...

Some of the 4th and 5th graders at my son's Waldorf charter school are into woodworking, building go-carts and geo-caching.

Also, a biggie seems to be taking apart and putting together radio...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-02-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By traceface
I think it should work fine and the zucchini...

I think it should work fine and the zucchini bread will just be more delicate/have a finer crumb -- kind of the equivalent of, if you used cake flour instead of all-purpose flour.
Forum: Meal Planning   10-02-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,338
Posted By traceface
Meal planning only started helping me after I...

Meal planning only started helping me after I stopped being a perfectionist about it (i.e., plan 3 meals a day plus after-school snack, every meal balanced and picturesque)

I took the advice of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-02-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By traceface
sorry about your pumpkin soup! that's so...

sorry about your pumpkin soup!

that's so sad when you make something from scratch, happily freeze some for future use... and then you have to throw it away in the end.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,068
Posted By traceface
Mmm... cookie dough, some things are worth the...

Mmm... cookie dough, some things are worth the risk
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-02-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By traceface
good for you for persevering through the...

good for you for persevering through the problems in the early days. And congratulations on your 1 year old, such a big milestone
Forum: Diapering   10-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By traceface
I loved the preemie-sized prefolds for my...

I loved the preemie-sized prefolds for my newborns (though my babies were far from being preemies at 9+ pounds.

I found that they weren't bulky at all and then later they can be used as doublers...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-22-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By traceface
I really love Revereware, stainless steel with...

I really love Revereware, stainless steel with copper bottoms. Works great!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-22-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By traceface
after its done cooking, put a thin cotton...

after its done cooking, put a thin cotton dishtowel over the pot of rice, then put the lid back on. This soaks up the extra steam/water and makes for fluffy rice
Forum: Personal Growth   08-21-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 41,581
Posted By traceface
Hey bunnyflakes! This is a really inspiring...

Hey bunnyflakes! This is a really inspiring thread. I'm happy for you.

Even just the title is going to stick with me, "Babysteps for a better life" I feel like I personally have a long way to go...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,302
Posted By traceface
I'm sorry it's so hard for you guys. It's true...

I'm sorry it's so hard for you guys. It's true that some people just can't conceive how it is to truly live on the bare bare minimum.

Hang in there! it sounds like the move will be a good thing
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By traceface
Don't feel bad. I'm sorry that they acted...

Don't feel bad. I'm sorry that they acted scornful in front of you, that's so unfair

I mean, to me .18 actually is *something* If I can scrounge up 18 cents five times, I'll have a dollar to buy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,432
Posted By traceface
Quote: I ask what they would like to do first....

Quote:
I ask what they would like to do first. I ask for their ideas about agendas for the day. I try to elicit ideas from them. What would you like to do? What do you enjoy? Oh, I don't know....
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-11-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By traceface
I'm so sorry. I don't think you should tell...

I'm so sorry.

I don't think you should tell your kids you may never see him again, though, just that he lives very far and has no plans to come here.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By traceface
I like the idea of having the materials...

I like the idea of having the materials ready/partially prepped to build swords, then they can practice fencing with them.

my former 5 year old would have loved that.
Forum: Waldorf   02-05-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By traceface
yay! how fun to see her get onto it and enjoy...

yay! how fun to see her get onto it and enjoy the satisfaction of making thread!
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