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Dawn in OH

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About Dawn in OH

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    Hive Mind Queen Bee
  • Birthday 12/13/1972

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  • Biography
    Mom to Fionn (boy age 10), Bailey (girl age 8), Owen (boy age 3) & Kelly (boy age 1)
  • Location
    Northeast Ohio
  • Interests
    cooking, baking, reading, camping, canoeing
  • Occupation
    Home Educator/Domestic Engineer
  1. I LOVE a nice slice of white wedding cake and a glass of chilled champagne. In fact, every New Year's Eve, I make a white cake with decorator frosting to have with my champagne.
  2. My older two kids never showed any interest in guns. Probably because they had nearly no exposure to them. Most of their movies and stories featured swords, bows, and wands. The 3 year old went through a gun not too long ago. I think it was from seeing Star Wars. I never allowed any toy guns in the house. He built some guns out of Lincoln Logs, but it was short lived. We have one Nerf ball shooter. It doesn't look like a gun. I'm okay with that. Grandma got it for someone's birthday. Our house is more sword and light saber oriented, and I like that.
  3. My house is filled with toy swords, shields, axes, daggers, and bows and arrows. The kids ride stick horses and ride through the living room jousting with light sabers as lances. My 3 year old will tell you that he has poison on his sword from a Hydra's blood :001_huh:. The ONLY gun in the house is a nerf blaster that shoots giant green balls (presumably balls of acid). My current project is convincing the 3 year old that we don't kill the bad guys. We capture them and treat them humanely. Our oldest has been fascinated with swords since he was less than 2 years old. He got
  4. [quote=smillard00;2933102 You might also do a search for "muffin tin meals." It's kind of an a la carte approach to lunch that gets you away from the standard sandwich. My youngest loves to eat her lunch this way. We aren't gluten-free, but this is often what our lunches look like. We have meat, cheese, fruit, veggies, and nuts.
  5. I once went to an out of town wedding and forgot my hair dryer. For me, that's nearly then end of the world. I have curly hair that I blow dry straight and touch it up with a straightener. Now I make a checklist. I haven't forgotten anything in a while thanks to the checklist.
  6. Yogurt and fruit. Cottage cheese and fruit. A breakfast casserole. They have eggs, but it's not the same as eating scrambled eggs. Cheese, nuts, and fruit. Smoothies. Apples and peanut butter (or other nut butter) I know you said low-carb, but when I think of low-carb I think of not containing flour. Fruit doesn't count as a carb in my low-carb diet.
  7. I just went and read that whole discussion. That's not so strange in itself, but it's strange because I have never flown and don't intend to.
  8. The kids have a few movies that they have watched so many times that I think I will vomit if I'm forced to listen to them again. When they want to watch those movies I tell them they can watch it only if they play it in Spanish...then we call it school.
  9. Me too! I'm much more alert and focused with less carbs. I also have found that when I eat a meal high in protein, I stay full longer and don't get sleepy. It took a long time to figure out what works for me.
  10. If I had a big enough vehicle I would pick it up. If I didn't, and the friend did, I would very politely ask if they would mind dropping it off, and then I'd give them cookies to thank them.
  11. We are getting ready to do the Middle Ages and this is what I'm planning to use. I have nothing specific picked out regarding knights, Camelot, and Robin Hood as of yet, so I would love to hear suggestions.
  12. Funny, I've never really thought of mushrooms as "unusual".
  13. Is it not common to wear underwear with pajamas? I have all my life. My MIL seems to think it's strange that I do. The only people in my home that don't wear underwear with pajamas are in a diaper or Good Nights/Underjams. We get dressed every day unless we are sick. Often times, that "dressed" is simply sweats or yoga pants, because it's more comfortable at home. My oldest son often doesn't wear a shirt unless we are going out or having company. I used to spend some of the early morning lounging in pajamas for a bit, but that ended when we lived on a boat. I had to wake up
  14. I send mine to bed in intervals. If someone takes a little longer to fall asleep than normal, the next kid in line gets to stay up a little bit later. It's usually not a problem though. I have found this to work very well for us most nights.
  15. I make up a batch of homemade granola cereal. I got the recipe from someone on here. At the moment her name escapes me, but I have it saved on the recipe. Two of my children like to have yogurt topped with berries, either fresh or frozen. That's quick and easy. Oatmeal is a quick cook item, my oldest likes that. I keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge. I also cook up batches of scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, and sausage gravy. The older kids can help themselves to breakfast, warming it up in the microwave. These foods are very re-heat friendly. I sometimes make up s
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