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About MomOfOneFunOne

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    Hive Mind Queen Bee
  • Birthday 03/20/1968

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    Roman Catholic, wife of 18 years, mother of one girl.
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    Midwest
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    Reading, embroidery, reading, bible study, reading, cooking, hiking, Reading, and more reading
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    I'm a Homeschool Mom and ASL interpreter.

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  1. AMDG Hello, Everyone! By the end this will sound all convoluted and complicated, probably, but I'm really just asking for resources for my own history of sewing/textiles summer study. I'm really getting into sewing and loving it. This summer, when I have a bit of breathing space, I'd like to study the history of textiles and sewing from a Catholic perspective. I would love a mix of resources that would include: -- Something textbook-ish for the history of sewing, and for the history of textiles. -- Something to watch of a documentary nature for both. -- Something that ties faith into b
  2. AMDG By all means! Discuss! I've only ready the first chapter and looked at some of the experiments at http://ithacagenerator.org/caveman-chemistry/ I'd love to know your experience! Please share!
  3. AMDG Ha! Sure . . it's Caveman Chemistry! Here is the link: http://www.cavemanchemistry.com/
  4. AMDG Wouldn't you know I'd find it as soon as I posted the question. Have a GREAT day!
  5. AMDG I notice that you're studying ASL. There is a large monthly silent dinner in Tulsa well attended by lots of deaf and hearing. Also, if you go south and east in OK, it gets more lush, green, and hilly.
  6. AMDG Well, it's here and I'm so grateful. Logging off for lent and will see you on the other side.
  7. AMDG Ach. . . Alas, it seems that I can either read or write about reading but not both. I haven't been very faithful about logging in but I wanted to pop in before I log of for lent. I'm positively LOVING reading the Great Books and am up to Plato. I am about half way through The Republic. I live it so far and find it so meaningful in so many ways. Socrates is able to speak about my own goals/reasons for homeschooling and ed philosophies than I ever could. Hated Thucidides. Loved Herodotus. See y all after lent.
  8. AMDG I have a kiddo that used to really have a hard time with this kind of teasing. It bothered her to be teased but it was an outrage for her to witness other kids to be teased. We were often witnesses to the teasing and considered it good natured and not a problem for most of the kids on whose behalf she was outraged. We also feel that some people relate this way and that as long as it didn't cross certain bounds, it was ok. We felt it our duty to instruct her in way that teasing is okay and when it was out of bounds. We also talked to her about developing a thicker skin, cuttin
  9. AND My daughter and I already abstain from meat all the time so, unless we choose something else to abstain from, I'd feel we weren't doing much. Lent is the time we usually select our Friday abstinence for the year. In addition to our regular practices and devotions we have Friday evening dinner and stations. My daughter and I will also be doing the 33 day consecration again. We have done this before and really lived doing it and since we haven't done it I a few yrs, we thought it was time. We also make a crown from some vine that grows here and fill it with toothpicks a
  10. AMDG The single most important daily chore I have is keeping my eye on everyone else's pick up. When things get left around . . . I don't know, it really is that slippery slope. I ask my family to pick up after themselves and I go so far as to take pix and text them to offenders. Yep. I also walk through the house and make sure everything is in shape twice per day: once in the afternoon and once in the evening. Doing the above is a tremendous factor in our happiness. Really. We are all so very much more happy in a tidy, uncluttered home. I tidy and clean the pantry and fridge
  11. AMDG Agreeing about Henty. We've read a couple through the years . . . The first one we came up against we read but dis liked it so much that we didn't read more for several years. We picked uo another later just to make sure we didn't sell him (or oirselves) short. We still didn't like him. Conversly, I quite despised Girl of the Limberlost . . . I forget the author . . . And told my kiddp she never had to read that author again, ever. She didn't for quite a while but ended up giving a second chance and loved the rest of the books. I still haven't read them. I'll also agree with
  12. AMDG We use The Angelicum Academy. In the lower greades we didn't enroll but just followed their suggestions. In middle school we followed their suggestions but enrolled in the online Socratic discussion classes. For high school we enroll in their Great Books discusson for college credit. We never followed their suggestions for math, though, and add our own latin and classical gk. I'm quite satisfied with the quality of the education.
  13. AMDG I have to know, Rosie! Have you tried the olive oil and sumac on your popcorn yet?
  14. AMDG Well, I apologize for not actually having a recipe. I've had to just play around but this is what I do: a couple of v.e.r.y! ripe bananas -- such as ones you'd use for banana bread a few dates, pitted and roughly chopped OR a handfull of raisins OR something else sweet. I would like to try figs but haven't yet. Place into food processor and blend till you have a fairly smooth, kinda liquidy, batter-like mixture. Stir in enough oats to make it cookie-dough-like and let sit till oats are a bit softened, not too long. Stir in anything else you want. I used walnuts and next
  15. AMDG We mostly use fruit for the sweet or as a sweetener. For example, we make "ice cream" with frozen bananas and cherries and cookies sweetened with bananas, dates, raisins or some combination. I haven't used the other kinds of sweetener yet. Especially since you have some digestive issues, I strongly recommend looking at some of the side effects of some of the sweeteners, especially xilitol.
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