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Pioneer Woman
April 6, 2013
10:27 pm
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Lindsay Weir
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 6363
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December 5, 2011

boombalatty said

PhotoGirl said
She said once in the past that the main reason they home schooled is the commute time to the nearest school. Her post about deciding to start homeschooling is here:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2010/03/why-i-homeschool-and-what-my-approach-is/

Marlboro Man and I decided to start homeschooling our kids seven years ago. Our oldest child had just completed her first full year of kindergarten, and we were already exhausted from the transportation challenges we’d had to endure that year. The school bus willingly picked her up, yes. But it showed up at our house twenty miles in the country at 6:45 a.m”¦and brought her home at 4:30 in the afternoon, her snoozing, sweaty face plastered against the bus window. Something about my five-year-old spending upwards of three hours on a school bus each day didn’t seem quite”¦right to me, but the alternative was for me to load up all my rugrat punks in the car and make two round trips to town each day. And something about me spending that amount of time in the car didn’t exactly make my skirt fly up either.

I know lots of people who home school for non-religious reasons and I personally have no problem with it. Her kids seem pretty intelligent, well adjusted, and well-socialized. 

I guess they should have built their house closer to the edge of their property.lol

Because that would put them closer to town? I don't think you understand how farmland works.

April 9, 2013
5:27 pm
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NotSoSweet
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November 25, 2011

pdx said

boombalatty said

PhotoGirl said
She said once in the past that the main reason they home schooled is the commute time to the nearest school. Her post about deciding to start homeschooling is here:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2010/03/why-i-homeschool-and-what-my-approach-is/

Marlboro Man and I decided to start homeschooling our kids seven years ago. Our oldest child had just completed her first full year of kindergarten, and we were already exhausted from the transportation challenges we’d had to endure that year. The school bus willingly picked her up, yes. But it showed up at our house twenty miles in the country at 6:45 a.m”¦and brought her home at 4:30 in the afternoon, her snoozing, sweaty face plastered against the bus window. Something about my five-year-old spending upwards of three hours on a school bus each day didn’t seem quite”¦right to me, but the alternative was for me to load up all my rugrat punks in the car and make two round trips to town each day. And something about me spending that amount of time in the car didn’t exactly make my skirt fly up either.

I know lots of people who home school for non-religious reasons and I personally have no problem with it. Her kids seem pretty intelligent, well adjusted, and well-socialized. 

I guess they should have built their house closer to the edge of their property.lol

Because that would put them closer to town? I don't think you understand how farmland works.

i took this as boombalatty making a joke about how huge their property is…http://gomiblog.com/gomipress/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-embarassed.gif

April 9, 2013
8:57 pm
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irritated
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1314
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October 2, 2012

Just watched the aforementioned mac'n'cheese video on youtube, and I wasn't really bothered by her voice, but there was something weird about her face… it didn't move… oh, hai, botox!

April 11, 2013
3:56 pm
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Farting Absolutely
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April 2, 2013

I don't hate her, but it IS irritating how often someone named Pioneer Woman (bringing to mind all things homemade) uses crap like cake mixes, cool whip, jello, etc. Barf.

April 11, 2013
11:18 pm
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Lindsay Weir
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 6363
Snarking Since:
December 5, 2011

NotSoSweet said

pdx said

boombalatty said

PhotoGirl said
She said once in the past that the main reason they home schooled is the commute time to the nearest school. Her post about deciding to start homeschooling is here:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2010/03/why-i-homeschool-and-what-my-approach-is/

Marlboro Man and I decided to start homeschooling our kids seven years ago. Our oldest child had just completed her first full year of kindergarten, and we were already exhausted from the transportation challenges we’d had to endure that year. The school bus willingly picked her up, yes. But it showed up at our house twenty miles in the country at 6:45 a.m”¦and brought her home at 4:30 in the afternoon, her snoozing, sweaty face plastered against the bus window. Something about my five-year-old spending upwards of three hours on a school bus each day didn’t seem quite”¦right to me, but the alternative was for me to load up all my rugrat punks in the car and make two round trips to town each day. And something about me spending that amount of time in the car didn’t exactly make my skirt fly up either.

I know lots of people who home school for non-religious reasons and I personally have no problem with it. Her kids seem pretty intelligent, well adjusted, and well-socialized. 

I guess they should have built their house closer to the edge of their property.lol

Because that would put them closer to town? I don't think you understand how farmland works.

i took this as boombalatty making a joke about how huge their property is…http://gomiblog.com/gomipress/wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/sf-embarassed.gif

Yeah, I know. But putting your house next to a property line doesn't solve problems. Rural buses don't go directly up to your house. They stay on main roads and you have to walk/drive to meet them.

April 18, 2013
6:36 pm
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Gluten Free Suckhole
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Meows: 402
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April 18, 2013

jcsc said
So what are they going to do with that big old building in town she's posting about lately?

THIS. It's killing me not knowing. I don't care about her show, her recipes, her house, her kids,- I just need to know what they are going to do with that building.

April 18, 2013
8:31 pm
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Eraycan

I think she mentioned in a recent post that the top floor was going to be a joint Drummond Ranch/Pioneer Woman office, with a homeschooling area for the kids.'

Edited .. here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeandgarden/2013/04/all-around-the-building/

About the downstairs:

This is the view from the other direction. In this space I’m standing, we’re going to do…well, the closest description I can give you is a deli. Not a restaurant, but a deli. A deli…concept.

But it’s more than a deli! But it’s definitely not a restaurant! Makes perfect sense, right?

Ha.

Anyway, I’ll explain it in more detail later. Let’s just say I’m excited about it because it involves food. It’s going to be a place where people can hang and eat food…or take food with them

And this about the north side up:

And it’ll be our office. Ranch office, P-Widdy Dub Diddy office, homeschool space for the kids, a place to meet in town that doesn’t involve someone having to travel five miles down a gravel road. Tim, Marlboro Man, my father-in-law, and I will share it.

And then this:

the south side, upstairs. We’re still deciding/refining how this space will be used, but I’ll keep you posted.

I dunno. I don't hate PW the way some folks here do. I am from Texas and OK (have family in both places) and I find her very relateable and a bit of home. I think in the last few years her posts have become more "surface" since the cookbooks, the shows, etc., have taken off. But I remember her early day blogs when her real voice showed through and I liked her. She's never pretended to be anything other than what she is: a city girl who married into a long time ranching family and who had to learn to adapt. 

April 19, 2013
10:38 am
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Real Life Taylor Swift Album
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2506
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February 23, 2012

Ooh, thanks for the link.  I'm only subscribed to her "Confessions" posts in my reader, which have become very boring…pictures of her kids when they were little and whining about how big they are now, pictures of her dogs and promos for her show.  I keep forgetting she's got real actual content in the other sections of her site.

(Formerly known as Hope It Helps, formerly formerly known as Noodle)
June 27, 2013
2:21 pm
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jd mccoy

Her show on the Food Network/Cooking Channel is THE WORST SHOW OF ALL TIME. It's so awkward, I feel bad for her.

June 27, 2013
4:10 pm
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Guest

I've always heard that most of her recipes are cribbed from old Junior League/church cookbooks. Well, a few weeks ago, I made a peanut butter cream pie from a recipe in a school cookbook put out by a school in Alabama. A friend of mine said, "Did you use the Pioneer Woman recipe? She makes an AMAZING peanut butter cream pie." I told her I didn't, but then I went to look at it, and it's the same recipe. I doubt she got it from that cookbook specifically, but I did finally see what people were talking about. Probably a ton of her stuff is from potluck cookbooks and church gatherings and she was just smart enough to slap her name on all of it. 

June 27, 2013
4:32 pm
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planet claire
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June 14, 2012

She's never pretended to be anything other than what she is: a city girl who married into a long time ranching family and who had to learn to adapt.

 

She grew up down the road in Bartlesville, Oklahoma — hardly a  city girl.

Adapt to what? The housekeepers and ranch hands and getting that handy bunkhouse converted  into a state of the art television studio, for the tv show spinoff from her blahg Hubby Buck$ bought her? Once that show hit the air she DID have to adapt real fukkin quick, help me rhonda!, and delete all the times she called her brother "r*****ed" from the blahg.   drunk

 

Little ol' Ree Dee has been pretending from the day she first clicked Publish Post.

 

All those years paying tutors to drive out and home school her kids and now she's going to have them driven to town to get home schooled in her newest tax write-off? A lot of driving around goes on to  home school the pioneer woman way. rolleyes

June 27, 2013
4:39 pm
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dripdrop

Coach Clodhoppers said
I've always heard that most of her recipes are cribbed from old Junior League/church cookbooks. Well, a few weeks ago, I made a peanut butter cream pie from a recipe in a school cookbook put out by a school in Alabama. A friend of mine said, "Did you use the Pioneer Woman recipe? She makes an AMAZING peanut butter cream pie." I told her I didn't, but then I went to look at it, and it's the same recipe. I doubt she got it from that cookbook specifically, but I did finally see what people were talking about. Probably a ton of her stuff is from potluck cookbooks and church gatherings and she was just smart enough to slap her name on all of it. 

This is totally true.  I work in a library and for some reason, we have a ton of old cookbooks going back to the 50s.  I was looking through one and saw the exact recipe for her sour cream noodle bake (which I have actually made before and enjoyed).  So yeah, she is definitely not totally original with her ideas.

June 27, 2013
5:12 pm
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Lindsay Weir
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 6363
Snarking Since:
December 5, 2011

Yeah, they're all ripped off. I could find all those recipes in my mom's old church cookbooks.



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