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  1. oh yes, metal straws. We've had reusable straws for years. We have a few plastic, a few silicone, but mostly metal now. Running a bit of water through before using is not a bad idea. For picnic ware, we just had the plastic toddler ware left over from Luna. I bought a box of heavy duty plastic utensils on our last camping trip. We wash and reuse. Then if they get lost, it's not a big deal. My kids and I have bento type boxes for packing lunches. Trying to keep it simple and tidy.
  2. I'm trying out Sheets and Earth Breeze for laundry. I think I like Sheets better. More sheets, less cost, better scent-though I think I'll switch to unscented, but they come in a box inside a box. Both are recyclable cardboard. Earth Breeze comes in a paper packet inside a manila envelope. We're using shampoo and conditioner bars and dish soap concentrate from Funky Soap London. I'll order the dog soap when we finish our current bottle. Of course bar hand and body soaps, face soap, lotion bar. Shaving soap bar. Bamboo toothbrushes. Next, we'll try toothpaste tablets, and plant-based floss
  3. I'm doing FIAR and SOTW both as unit studies this year. I might have switched FIAR out with Blossom and Root or Beutiful Feet or something similar if I'd known about it before ordering FIAR, but I've always liked the idea of unit studies and literature and nature based study. so yeah. I'd do what I'm doing.
  4. I voted that I write everything in cursive, but that is not true. I write lists in print and anything that flows in cursive. I journal every day, always in cursive. But my planner, shopping list, curriculum lists, and designs are in print.
  5. So far i've had two people reach out to me. They both were asking for enrichment activities. I gave them a bunch of age appropriate free resources. I understand that they are not homeschooling. I am not recommending currirculum or teaching methods or even planning resources. This is a temporary set-back, not a life change. More often, I am offering support and encouragement and reassurance that what they are doing is NOT what we usually do. That this situation is hard. That it is easier for me than it is for them. Most of the complaints I have heard are from people who are now trying to wo
  6. This happens to me all the time. My organization covers the entire state of Arizona. People post like it's limited to just their own neighborhood. Arizona is BIG. Narrow it down.
  7. You can do whatever you want. You get to make your own rules. Follow your interests and your child's interests.
  8. I like this yarn Much better than knitpicks.
  9. I think this is too vague to answer. I'm asking for clarification on the whole situation.
  10. I have the yarn subscription and I've made some craft and yarn purchases. I LOVE this company. Everything I've received has been gorgeous. I got them somewhere else, years ago, but I had some of these type of Sari skirts. I adored them. Had two and wore them to rags. They can be worn so many different ways. As dresses, skirts, tops, even a romper. I wore them through multiple pregnancies, and nursing. Layered in the winter, and breezy in the hot Louisiana summer. I only haven't bought skirts from DGY because I find them a bit too pricey.
  11. I did this a while back. I kept it pretty side open. It ended up being more categories than specific meals, like beans and rice, but could be black beans and mexican rice, rcajun red beans and rice, chinese fried rice, etc. , or pasta, maybe spaghetti, maybe fettucine, but it took a lot of the thinking out of it.
  12. As a lover of novelty, especially when it comes to food, I rarely cook the same thing twice. I find the idea of eating the same meals everyday or regularly fascinating. If you eat this way, what foods do you eat?
  13. We have a Bostitch. It's held up longer than any of the others we have tried.
  14. I don't see this kind of relentless teasing very much. It feels passive aggressive, manipulative and mean. I think these are the same guys who complain about nagging wives and whose wives call them their "3rd child". It feels disrespectful and childish. I'm the joker and teaser and tickler in my family, but we talk a lot about limits, respecting "no", knowing when to stop.
  15. Do you mean physically touching you? Actual poking? I don't think I know anyone who does that. I sure wouldn't ignore it.
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