Canadian Foster Parents?Due to a change in family circumstances, I am having to give up my in-home daycare. I would love to become a foster parent to 1 or 2 children. Does anyone out there, preferably from Manitoba, have foster kids? And can you give me some information on foster care?
Plans for a 6 Passenger Stroller?I am looking for free plans for a 6 passenger child stroller, either 3+3, or 2+2+2 configuration, or how to convert a 1+1+1 (3 seats in a row, like a train!) into a 6 seater.
No Picture on My Big Screen Plasma TV?I was watching television, when the picture vanished and now all I can get is the sound and a black screen. It's not a problem with the cable. There is no picture when I try the VCR. Any suggestions as to how to fix it? Or what it costs to get it fixed? I live in Winnipeg, Canada.
Keeping Soda from Going Flat?How do you keep Coke from going flat once it has been opened? I would like to be able to drink the whole bottle, instead of having to use the flat Coke as a toilet bowl cleaner (which is a great use for it!). Thanks guys!
Reviews of the Flat Belly Diet Book?Has anyone out there tried the Flat Belly Diet? I don't want to waste money on yet another diet book if it doesn't work! I have asthma and can't exercise, except through slow to moderate speed walking, so I need to lose weight through dieting.
Advertising Advice for a Home Based Day Care Business?I am starting a new day care in my home. I am calling it Kiddie Kastle Korner, because I live on a corner lot and have a climber shaped like a castle in my front yard.
Making Gourd Bird Houses?Some time ago, someone posted pictures of bird houses made from gourds. I would like instructions. For example, do I cut the hole and clean out the insides, or do I just hang them and let the birds do it all? Also, I would like creative ways to suspend them.
Pattern for Franklin the Turtle Stuffie?My 2 year old granddaughter loves "Franklin". Does anyone have a pattern to make the stuffed turtle? I can't find the stuffed animal or a pattern anywhere. Her dad and I would be forever grateful. Thank you.
Substitute for Cream of Tartar in Cookies?What can I use if I don't have cream of tartar? I'm trying to make sugar cookies. Thank you.
Can I Paint a Concrete Floor in a Bathroom?Regarding the "painting concrete floors" questions; I have a bathroom in my basement, with a toilet, sink, and shower stall. Can I paint the concrete floor in the bathroom? Or will the moisture from the shower ruin the floor?
New Sod is Turning Brown?We put sod in our yard this year. We put a layer of really good soil under it and watered it faithfully every 2 days. The sod looks like it is dying, it is turning brown. What else should we be doing?
"Stink Stack" Keeps Freezing Over?Any plumbers or roofing contractors out there? My "stink stack" keeps freezing over! This never happened before. My house was built in 1935 and is a story and a half. It has a Cape Cod style roof (very steep angle), we put ice dam stuff on it and asphalt shingles.
Removing Lilacs from Lawn?How do I get rid of lilac suckers from my lawn? I have an urban forest in the making! I don't want to kill the lilacs or dig up the lawn. Will the vinegar, salt, water, and soap solution work? Mowing doesn't help.
Choosing Between Gel and Acrylic Nails?What is the difference between gel nails and acrylic nails? Can anyone give me advice on which to get? My real nails keep splitting and breaking and look terrible. I am looking for low maintenance nails that won't break and will look good...
Storing Onions?How does one store yellow onions so they don't go soft and mushy? I have about 20 pounds of nice big yellow onions and want to store them so I can use them all winter. I live in Winnipeg, Canada, so I can't keep them outside or they will freeze. Thank you for your help!
Pink and White Coconut Candy?I am looking for a recipe my Grandma used to make. She called it "pink and white coconut candy". She made it with dessicated sweetened coconut, food coloring, and sweetened condensed milk. Anyone heard of this?
Reviews Of Sleep Number Bed?Does anyone out there have a "sleep number" bed? What do you think of it? Is it any good for reducing severe back pain? Thanks.
Storing Fresh Apricots?I was just given a large bag of fresh apricots. They are all slightly bruised. I need some really easy storing ideas? How to freeze, cook, etc. without ascorbic acid, as I am allergic to it! Thanks guys!
Removing Lice From Play Toys?I was babysitting a child a couple of days ago, and found out yesterday that her sister brought home a bad case of lice from her daycare. The little girl I was babysitting has them, too. I have been checked THOROUGHLY and don't have them.
Pudding Cake Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for a cake. It is made with a Duncan Hines cake mix, extra eggs, instant pudding mix, oil, and sour cream. I have looked on the Duncan Hines website and have found a variation, but it's not the right one! It is not a pound cake, as theirs' is.
How Do I Remove Cat Urine Odor from Mesh Running Shoes?One of my cats had a urinary tract infection and peed in my son's expensive Reebok runners. They are a black mesh, and not the leather shoe. How do I get the smell out of them?
Cat Has Stopped Eating?I have a "very" thin cat. She is approximately 13 years old. She won't eat anything, but pate cat food. The vet says he can't find anything wrong with her.
Good Dog for Kids?I have 2 granddaughters, ages 4 and 5, and several cats. I lost my German Shepherd to old age last year and am wanting to get another dog. I am looking for advice on a really good breed that likes children and cats. Any suggestions?