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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-04-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,790
Posted By p.s
it was very clear to me growing up, that my...

it was very clear to me growing up, that my parents made plenty of money: frequent trips, including overseas to visit relatives... if they found a good investment property, they would just buy it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By p.s
Hi:   I just completed the survey and would...

Hi:
 
I just completed the survey and would like to comment that the conclusions in graph bar form were COMPLETELY OFF, i.e stating that I get little emotional support from my relationship... when...
Forum: Activism and News   05-15-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,683
Posted By p.s
Not sure how to make link-y... I think this is...

Not sure how to make link-y...
I think this is the most horrible thing I have heard in a long time:
 ...
Forum: Montessori   02-26-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By p.s
Hello:   ds1 who is 5, is currently enrolled...

Hello:
 
ds1 who is 5, is currently enrolled in primary Montessori.  He started at 3.5 yo ; this is his second year.  He enjoyed his first year, though his first teacher left for another school at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By p.s
i have no solutions, but it seems like every one...

i have no solutions, but it seems like every one else i know IRL have kids that go to sleep well on their own.  Will say that my 23 mo old now takes only 30-40 min to put down, versus the1.5 h that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,622
Posted By p.s
If what I wrote hurt you, then I think you may...

If what I wrote hurt you, then I think you may have misunderstood what I wrote.  At no point in my post did I label anyone a failure.  The whole point of my post was to encourage AVOIDANCE of a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,622
Posted By p.s
This is my first post in this new MDC...

This is my first post in this new MDC format.....
 
OP, I am more than a bit skeptical/horrified/shocked/confused by your plan.... your deliberate preparing... to fail.  If you had written your OP...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,574
Posted By p.s
hmmm, yeah I guess not Victorian looking at the...

hmmm, yeah I guess not Victorian looking at the outside. I am guessing it was built 1910's-20's?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By p.s
i have 2 boys: one just turned 5, the other...

i have 2 boys: one just turned 5, the other about to turn 2. Honestly, if we had no toys then they would just play with whatever scrap thing they could find.
Before I had TWO, I didn't understand...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,574
Posted By p.s
Looks wonderful! We live in a Victorian... too,...

Looks wonderful! We live in a Victorian... too, right?
I love the pistachio ice cream color on your kitchen walls; so peaceful.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-26-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By p.s
lol, TIME

lol, TIME
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-04-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,772
Posted By p.s
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Originally Posted by Theoretica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-02-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,772
Posted By p.s
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Forum: Personal Growth   09-28-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 29,241
Posted By p.s
atyourcrevices:http://www.mothering.com/discussio...

atyourcrevices:http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By p.s
i have an admittedly in the minority view....

i have an admittedly in the minority view. possibly even the emotionally driven persons to which you refer.
a child of immigrants who came to America for graduate school with nothing, and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-28-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By p.s
in the home that we own we have a Bosch. Current...

in the home that we own we have a Bosch. Current home we rent has a piece of Junk not worth mentioning.
The Bosch was a more expensive model, not absolute top; but don't know the number off the top...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By p.s
agree with PPs. For further insight, read...

agree with PPs.

For further insight, read through past threads in F&F on variations of: "help! we were ok... but then this has come up .. and now we are facing foreclosure/ eviction/...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   09-24-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By p.s
Patty's Place on Warren St.: this is actually...

Patty's Place on Warren St.: this is actually only open like early morning to early afternoon M-Sat. It's in a tiny industrial park, tucked into a residential area. A true hole in the wall, serving...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   09-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By p.s
Hi: I grew up in VA.; parents still live...

Hi:

I grew up in VA.; parents still live there. We also still consider it home. Anyhoo, most likely to hit it snowy in Jan. Agree with PP about checking the Farmers' almanac; surprisingly spot...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-24-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,270
Posted By p.s
For that amount of money, I would go with Farrow...

For that amount of money, I would go with Farrow and Ball. I love their paints. Deeply pigmented, even the light shades. Amazing depth, full of character.

We do use Benjamin Moore, various kinds,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-21-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By p.s
Oooh Thanks so much!!...

Oooh Thanks so much!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
yes it was Spiritual Midwifery. Printing if off and running it to her now......
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By p.s
Hi: towards the end of my pregnancies, i...

Hi:

towards the end of my pregnancies, i loved reading the encouraging birth stories by the midwife who helped found the "farm" in TN. I usually did my reading with my OB's copy, in her waiting...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   09-20-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By p.s
Hi: not sure where you exactly live... we live...

Hi:
not sure where you exactly live... we live in the 20910 on the ChCh side, so for us the downtown Farmer's market on Fenton and Whole Foods are approx 3-4 min drive. There may be a market closer...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-04-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By p.s
yikes. everything i buy clothing-wise goes...

yikes. everything i buy clothing-wise goes straight from the bag to the laundry machine, whether it's from a thrift store, Costco packaging, or fancy store. Besides just bugs, human oils, as can get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-04-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,386
Posted By p.s
Was there any correlation between your daughter...

Was there any correlation between your daughter starting soccer and her chewing on things?

I agree that it is good for kids to learn to finish what they begin, but it doesn't sound like your...
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