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7 weeks ago @ http://www.frontierdre... - Back to Square One · 1 reply · +1 points

You're doing so well! We, too, have family meetings whenever we have a problem, and I'm always amazed and impressed at how much ownership the children take when we come together as a team to problem-solve. Their solutions are rarely exactly the ones that I would choose for them, but we do always manage to come to a consensus, and because the children were active participants in the process, the solutions generally work better than ones that I would have tried to simply instill.

One thing we do that I think also encourages the kids to take risks in their solutions is that we also always schedule another family meeting in one week to revisit the issue. If there's a solution that's being proposed that not everyone agrees with, it's easy to agree that we'll try it for a week. If it's horrible, well, it was only a week, and if it's great--then yay!

18 weeks ago @ http://www.frontierdre... - Forty-eight hours · 0 replies · +1 points

Welcome back home, Bhakti! My most special, favorite cat was lost for two months a couple of years ago. We'd left for vacation, she'd gotten trapped in a bathroom and then jumped out of a poorly-secured window to escape, and our cat-sitter friend just assumed that she was shy, so she had been missing for two weeks by the time we noticed! I was terribly sad for the entire time she was gone, not knowing what had happened to her. Finally, someone who lived less than a mile away contacted us, thanks to a giant yard sign that I'd made, to tell us that his neighborhood had been feeding a cat like her. We drove over there, I got out of the car to call for her, and before I could even finish shouting her name the first time out she bounded from the bushes! It's the best feeling in the world when they come home!

21 weeks ago @ http://www.frontierdre... - Disoriented · 0 replies · +1 points

I sew a lot, and when I saw that photo of the mug rug, I thought, "Oh, that is so beautiful! I want to make something like that!"

325 weeks ago @ Crafting a Green World - Beach Craft: Make a Sa... · 0 replies · +1 points

My daughter absolutely treasures her handprint, and she loves the sculpture that she made, too.

325 weeks ago @ Crafting a Green World - Turn a Flat Sheet into... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm kind of into this idea these days using vintage sheets, too. I really like the look of mismatched, busy (but sorta coordinating) bedding, and vintage sheets are GREAT for that.