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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By gmvh
Oh no! One thing I really liked at our pediatric...

Oh no! One thing I really liked at our pediatric dentist is that they had an isolation room with lots of rolling stools and a regular dental chair. While the child will fit, the dentist and...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-06-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By gmvh
Does anyone have or know children there?  We're...

Does anyone have or know children there?  We're planning to move this summer from south Pierce County to somewhere with more to offer and schools are driving our decision pretty hard.  I'll save my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By gmvh
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Naturallove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332322/who-knows-this-science-program#post_16693677)

Just...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-20-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By gmvh
I make a spray bottle of half vinegar, half...

I make a spray bottle of half vinegar, half water and a squeeze of dish soap and whenever I see ants, I spchase them down with the spray and it kills them right away. It isn't, of course, dong...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-07-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By gmvh
Thanks! I've PM'ed you. Anyone with...

Thanks! I've PM'ed you.

Anyone with experience in the Bethel School District?
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-04-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By gmvh
I think many states have gone to this kind of...

I think many states have gone to this kind of test - at some grade level (in Indiana it's in third) you take a reading test, in particular, and if you don't pass, you don't move on, no matter how...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-03-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By gmvh
Hi, My family is moving to Washington in...

Hi,

My family is moving to Washington in about a month. My husband will be working in Eatonville. We are considering living in the Suth Hill area of Puyallup. I'm curious how you've found the...
Forum: Learning at School   05-24-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By gmvh
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1351542/different-types-of-schooling#post_16982501)

 ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-24-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By gmvh
I store our winter books with our winter...

I store our winter books with our winter decorations and those are really the only seasonal books we have that I'm not interested in reading mid-summer or other random times of the year. My children...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By gmvh
Love our Miele.  We have a Red Star that's been...

Love our Miele.  We have a Red Star that's been going strong for eleven years; not sure if the exact model is made any longer.  We only have a few area rugs and it works like a charm.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-22-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By gmvh
No pants here, either.   I made a couple of...

No pants here, either.
 
I made a couple of long skirts out of a piece of fabric that I wrapped around me and put a wide piece of elastic into to wear under belly.  Easy peasy. I was lucky that I...
Forum: Learning at School   05-15-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By gmvh
My children go to a charter school. I run into...

My children go to a charter school. I run into loads of misconceptions about charter schools so I thought I'd jump in and include it here.
 
Charter schools are public, free schools. States that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-12-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By gmvh
I hope, by now, you've been able to see someone...

I hope, by now, you've been able to see someone else and get a few answers or more information! Your situation sounds stressful. I do not have personal experience with the particular diagnosis but I...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-08-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By gmvh
Thanks.  That's what it looks like from their...

Thanks.  That's what it looks like from their website but I was hoping the reality was a bit better...  My patience and I may need to have a serious talk about homeschooling.
 
Is anyone from...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-06-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By gmvh
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Momma2DoubleCuties http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352360/anyone-along-the-road-to-rainier#post_16971006)...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By gmvh
Hi mamas,   I don't know if that's what it's...

Hi mamas,
 
I don't know if that's what it's really called, or not, but my husband is interviewing for a position in Eatonville. I have searched a fair bit and have found the co-op, the new...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By gmvh
I can't speak to specific neighborhoods but as a...

I can't speak to specific neighborhoods but as a Chicagoan/NWI-er whose family lives in Oly, Bellevue, and Seattle, I am constantly amazed by how horrid traffic is in Seattle.  I think between the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By gmvh
One topic that has come up lately in our lives...

One topic that has come up lately in our lives is how often/why we'd move.
 
I grew up in a military family and we lived in lots of places until my folks were in DC from 1984-2002.  They've moved...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By gmvh
My son, too, has some sounds he does not...

My son, too, has some sounds he does not articulate well.  We asked for a speech eval this past year, in kindergarten, and he saw the speech therapist once a week and loved going.
 
One of my...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-20-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,167
Posted By gmvh
We, too, have a groundhog underneath our back...

We, too, have a groundhog underneath our back porch and there is no doubt it is doing damage to at least the porch foundation.  We have not decided how to proceed nor have we gotten around to it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-31-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,127
Posted By gmvh
We're in a house that we bought through a...

We're in a house that we bought through a short-sale and it was p-a-i-n-f-u-l.  I'm not sure I'd do it again but we opted to proceed vs. wait for it to go into foreclosure because we weren't sure...
Forum: Parenting   05-31-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By gmvh
The one thing I noticed in the listing that may...

The one thing I noticed in the listing that may be a coincidence or may actually mean something is "Council's Own".  If it is indeed a council's own, then it will be difficult to track down as it...
Forum: Gardening   05-30-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By gmvh
It'll be unsightly for a bit but you can layer...

It'll be unsightly for a bit but you can layer the area with any number of things to smother the plants.  Once they're dead, rake them up, rip them up, otherwise get them up and plant your grass! ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By gmvh
If you've got the time to be really plan-ful,...

If you've got the time to be really plan-ful, I'd be scoping proper moving boxes so you've got boxes that can be easily stacked vs. playing a wicked game of Tetris in the back of the truck.  I think...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-27-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By gmvh
I don't know how easy it would be to swing this,...

I don't know how easy it would be to swing this, or not, but you've already proved you can work things out just by making it through school with four LOs but if you're going to go back to school in...
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