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  1. Go to the local police and ask them what they suggest. Start a record of the issue, tell them what happened. It will only benefit you to have a record started.
  2. NEVERMIND. I found it! It was Wayfarers I was thinking of. Thank you!!
  3. I'm looking for a particular curriculum, which I saw a few years ago but can't recall the name. It does use the "One Small Square" books and I would say it is Charlotte Mason-ish. Maybe kind of like My Father's World, but I can't recall whether it was secular or not. They had a very pretty, but not overestimating website. Looking for something for my last K-er. :-)
  4. We are changing out our kitchen island to create more seating/dining space, but I'm consulting the wisdom of the Hive to be sure I don't miss anything. Tell me about your dream kitchen island!! Our oven, dishwasher and stove, and one pull-out trash can are on the perimeter of the kitchen. The only "appliance" on the island currently is a small prep sink. We don't need a mini fridge/wine fridge in our kitchen, I don't feel but I'm wondering what others have found really useful on their island. An additional pull out trash can, since the island is where I prep? We cook a lot, but I really haven't felt the need for an additional dishwasher, and honestly it sounds like just one more chore. I really don't mind handwashing our big bowls/pots, and I'm not sure I want to give up the storage/drawer space for a dishwasher or a trash can??? Any thoughts appreciate!
  5. Hoping to get dd11 a mini lop or some other mini bunny for her birthday soon. I've had recommended to me a hutch with a wire bottom...better for their feet and to keep clean? 🤷‍♀️ Any specific hutch recommendations for indoor bunny (maybe even in kid's bedroom?)? Links welcome. Also, if you've litter trained a bunny, advice welcome. I'm still trying to train my 4yo, so....lol.
  6. We just bought a house with a septic tank and I e never lived on one before. I'm a heavy kitchen user (lots of veggies, cooking, bone broth, sometimes HFLC). I want to NOT mess up the septic system. There is an Insinkerator in the kitchen and in our last house, I've used mine heavily with no problem. I put "all the things" down in and it does just fine. Veggie scraps, meat/fat scraps, carrot peels, yucky leftovers, etc. What can I do/not do with a septic system? TIA!
  7. We're considering moving to a house with a pool (or without)?🤷 If you have or have had a home with a pool, did you love it, hate it, too much work, worth it? Our kids are 15, 10, 6 and 3, so arguably we'd be using it for a while. We do have nice community/city/YMCA pools in the area, so it's not our only option for swimming. I have no home pool experience.
  8. Does anyone have an AGA stove? We're considering a house with one...and I'm concerned about the energy/$ suck, as well as the heat in the summer if it's constantly on. There is a 2-burner electric stovetop also in the kitchen and 2 wall stoves...so those could be used, but I cook a lot and a 2-burner stove for 9 months of the year would make me crazy. We're in the Midwest with summers in the 80s/90s. The stove was not turned on when we walked through the house...burners at least wouldn't turn on. Anyone know what that means? There is a small digital readout on the front, but otherwise it had 4-5 burners and 3 stove "openings." I mean, I know their sexy kitchen ware...and I love that, but if I'm going to be replacing it with something else sooner than later..I want to know that before we jump in. AGA experts out there????
  9. Gut and Psychology Syndrome and the Body.Ecology Diet have been on this path for almost a decade...the Specific Carbohydrate Diet even longer. They're just finally starting to somehow get peer-reviewed research behind it (curious where the $ is coming from). The GAPS diet healed my daughter's epilepsy 7 years ago...there's so much gut-brain connection. It's hard, but so real.
  10. Where is Emily Post when we need her??
  11. Okay, I am totally not crafty and it's possible that my crafty 13yo will end up using this for me. I'm happy to invest in this machine some, but if I can get a more budget version...all the better! I want to cut vinyl for application on glass, plastic and maybe wall words type things. I've ordered from Etsy in the past, but want to do my own thing. I know nothing about vinyl/paper cutters, but knew The Hive would know. Please tell me what to get and what I need to know. #joannfabricsgivesmehives
  12. Try supplementing with zinc. And yes to hormone imbalance. You might want to try an OTC wild yam/progesterone support.
  13. Okay, this is helpful. This would be staying with kids with a very responsible college student (who has babysat for us regularly) overnight several nights and my mom filling in some during the day. Maybe for 2-4 days, while we're out of town. Sounds like setting on an agreed daily/nightly rate is best.
  14. Gorgeous and will be so practical. I love this weight of blanket...all season.
  15. We've never had an overnight babysitter. How are they paid, what have you paid? Hourly, by day/night? What if they're only there overnight or part of day but not all day? I have a very helpful, responsible 13yo who usual babysits for us now for evenings out, but we won't leave her overnight (obviously). Other kids are 9, 5, 2...all sleep through the night. How does this roll $wise?
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