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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By slacker_mom
DD enrolled in a mixed-age (3/4/5 y.o.) public...

DD enrolled in a mixed-age (3/4/5 y.o.) public kindergarden class starting at age 3, and I think was a great fit for her for a year and a half, but recently she complained she was getting bored at...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-27-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By slacker_mom
For a while I used an old diaper genie someone...

For a while I used an old diaper genie someone gave me.

Now, I have a small metal trashcan with a removable bucket and a lid. It's lined with a plastic bag. I scoop and toss waste into that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-24-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By slacker_mom
DD is 3, and turning 4 this July. She seems to...

DD is 3, and turning 4 this July. She seems to me to be classically gifted, but I haven't had any testing done. She is currently enrolled in pre-K in public school, in a decent pilot program which...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-30-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By slacker_mom
DD started taking L'il Critters Gummy Vites when...

DD started taking L'il Critters Gummy Vites when she weaned at 2 years. They are gummy bears with added vitamins. They have some corn syrup in them, but 2 vitamins contain only 15 calories. My...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By slacker_mom
I voted for penguins. I like the fact that they...

I voted for penguins. I like the fact that they are somewhat neutral; perhaps not quite as loaded with cultural messages. And it would be nice to choose a theme based on her interests.

Given her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,783
Posted By slacker_mom
DD and I had bad colds this past week. DD (29...

DD and I had bad colds this past week. DD (29 months) walked up to me a couple night ago and said "I did it!" and showed me the dose of cough syrup she had just gotten for herself.

Somehow, she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 754
Posted By slacker_mom
DD is 29 months old, and I would say she is PT...

DD is 29 months old, and I would say she is PT now.

DD got interested in using a potty around the time she turned 1. Around 18 months, she started staying dry at night. She turned 2 in July, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,268
Posted By slacker_mom
My 2 1/2 year old DD calls me "Bah" because she...

My 2 1/2 year old DD calls me "Bah" because she could pronounce the letter B long before she could pronounce the letter M, and the name just stuck. I think it's cute that she's given me a unique...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-06-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By slacker_mom
Most drycleaners will take them, but some have a...

Most drycleaners will take them, but some have a policy that you have to have at least 25 or 50 each time you drop off hangers, since it's not worth their time to handle just a few at a time.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By slacker_mom
We had a scare like this at my MIL's house over...

We had a scare like this at my MIL's house over Thanksgiving weekend. She has her television on a turntable-stand thingy, sort of like a lazy susan with legs, with room for a VCR under it. The TV...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By slacker_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by SusannahM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SusannahM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6563998)
I just sign "Susannah xxx for Phoenix xxx"...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-14-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By slacker_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by InfoisPower...

Quote:
Originally Posted by InfoisPower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6535917)
you are what your grandmother ate


My...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-14-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By slacker_mom
I was plagued by fibroids during pregnancy. They...

I was plagued by fibroids during pregnancy. They started out small, like yours, and then the growth hormones from the pregnancy (esp. in the first trimester) caused the fibroids to grow rapidly. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By slacker_mom
My husband's financial goal is to win the...

My husband's financial goal is to win the lottery.

In the mean time, these are my financial plans:

keep rates as low as possible on $40,000 CC debt while paying it off
help DH increase income...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-10-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By slacker_mom
These are a couple of recent ones that come to...

These are a couple of recent ones that come to mind:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=534223 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=534223)
...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By slacker_mom
I use Crush Cans from Umbra: ...

I use Crush Cans from Umbra:

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000FHQNKO (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_11/602-5237341-8655026?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000FHQNKO)

I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By slacker_mom
duplicate post

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Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By slacker_mom
Get rid of the things you don't need or want. ...

Get rid of the things you don't need or want.

It sounds like a part of you wants the Pier 1 chair. Why don't you use it now? What appealed to you when you bought it?

If you don't like the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-06-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By slacker_mom
I've got a collection of at least 2,000 books,...

I've got a collection of at least 2,000 books, and those were mainly purchased though local used bookstores. I live in a major college town with a pretty good supply of used books.

But I've cut...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By slacker_mom
Around here landlords have to keep temperatures...

Around here landlords have to keep temperatures at/above 68 degrees in winter.

MIL keeps it right at 60 degrees, and tells us to put on a hat.

Most people that I know who have their own houses...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By slacker_mom
I have a couple of online accounts with which I...

I have a couple of online accounts with which I can buy individual stocks. One is an IRA, the other is not. The amounts are too small to justify paying a broker. I like the freedom of picking the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2006, 10:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,080
Posted By slacker_mom
I was one of the ones who answered $300,001+ ...

I was one of the ones who answered $300,001+

Our debt is approx:

$200,000 mortgage
$100,000 in student loans
$40,000 on credit cards
$30,000 owed to MIL

At least we no longer have IRS...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By slacker_mom
I help 2 relatives manage properties that they...

I help 2 relatives manage properties that they rent to other people. In both cases, they are not really making a profit, and they are trying to keep from losing money.

One of the places is a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,372
Posted By slacker_mom
I just set up a spreadsheet last month to help...

I just set up a spreadsheet last month to help me keep track of the following:

8 credit card payments
7 insurance payments
3 student loans
mortgage
home equity
condo fee
gas
electric
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,072
Posted By slacker_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by skybluepink02...

Quote:
Originally Posted by skybluepink02 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6447008)
I thought about that, but the dishwasher...
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