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by getting there
Sun May 25, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: telling others you want to home ed your kids
Replies: 70
Views: 14944

Talking with my partner today about how I want to homeschool my (currently 2y/o) daughter (when she is older of course) and :shock: he is the first r/l person to support me on this. He has a "learning difficulty" which made his school years a living hell and he was made to feel like he was stupid (b...
by getting there
Wed May 21, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Favorite foods
Replies: 16
Views: 2674

Loralei loves grapes and blue berries the most, thinks they're lollies, bananas are her third fav fruit followed by apples and mandarins. She loves green vegies especially beans and broccoli. She's happy with a head of steamed broc for dinner and it's easy on me. When we have stirfry she swaps me fo...
by getting there
Thu May 15, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How clean is your house
Replies: 63
Views: 21092

Sky wrote:Doesn't that always happen!

When the house is organised and tidy no one calls, when it's a tip suddenly the world descends on you!
So very true.
by getting there
Tue May 13, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How clean is your house
Replies: 63
Views: 21092

The friends with the immaculate house came to visit a few weeks ago and the wife made a few comments along the lines of 'wow you can see the bench and the floors.' My come back was along the lines of 'well now that I'm not studying full time, not walking backwards and forwards across town X amount o...
by getting there
Tue May 13, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Shower question
Replies: 22
Views: 5475

At the moment the area where I live doesn't have water bills but it's coming soon because of the dairy farms polluting the water with nitrogen run off from their fertilisers.
by getting there
Tue May 13, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Natural fly deterants
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Silver Ether wrote:A swat ... flies and ants ... can't stand either ...
:lol: I've been swatting them, it's a great workout too, and a bundle of laughs watching the two yearl old copying with her own swatter :lol:

Thanks for the ideas :cheers: I'll give them a go
by getting there
Wed May 07, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 16
Views: 3278

Well done to the kids with the good vocabs. My just turned two year old has a wide vocab and uses sentences up to 5-6 words long but usually 3 words long, yet the middle of last year there were concerns that her speech was quite 'delayed'. I was told back then that children tend to develop one area ...
by getting there
Wed May 07, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Natural fly deterants
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Natural fly deterants

I'm looking for ones that won't harm my tropical fish. Anyone have any suggestions?
by getting there
Wed May 07, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Shower question
Replies: 22
Views: 5475

I wish my ex flatmate had been more into conserving water. She would shower 3-5 times a day for about 10 minutes each time (and letting it run for about 10 minutes before getting in). Sometime if she felt especially dirty she would shower then soak in a deep bath then shower again. My power bill was...
by getting there
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: need some advice on with holding and constipation
Replies: 33
Views: 6364

Sorry if any or all of these have been ruled out already. Kiwifruit Black licorice Apples (the skin is the important part) Whole grains (loads of kids cereals are yummy and packed with fibre and whole grains. Some white breads are fibre enriched for those who don't like brown bread. Metamucil/fibers...
by getting there
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are your favorite vegetarian/vegan recipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Thanks heaps everyone :cheers:

I'm not going vegan or even totally vegetarian, just needed some recipe ideas to try as most of mine are pretty basic. We eat the eggs from my friends chickens and organic yogurt and meat (also from my friends) twice a week.
by getting there
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 simple tips to be selfsufficientish
Replies: 56
Views: 20851

Instead of an electric blanket use a hottie... preferably of the opposite sex :wink: .
by getting there
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are your favorite vegetarian/vegan recipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

I was thinking I could eat the eggs from my friends chickens as they have free run over their farm during the day and get to forage their own food. I've replaced cow milk with rice milk (bonus is daughter drinks it, she never liked cow milk). Could I use rice milk to replace cow milk in various reci...
by getting there
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are your favorite vegetarian/vegan recipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

What are your favorite vegetarian/vegan recipes?

I'm phasing meat, poultry and dairy products out of my daughter and I's diet because of health, money and ethic issues. So I'm keen to see what your favorites recipes are.
by getting there
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Mean neighbours are getting rid of my blackberry patch :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 1459

Haha Hyacinth Bucket! I love it :lol: I love the seeming innocence of children and how it allows them to do and say things like the girl net door to you Fee. While I was away the landlord sprayed the blackberry plant to shut the neighbour up apparently and have offered me a thornless blackberry plan...