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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Peony
My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't...

My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't sleep. Well, without melatonin. We do the lowest possible dose, 0.5 mg. Every once in a while we have supply issues finding the tabs that I cut into...
Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Peony
We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz...

We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz spelling words prior school. We often do some things in the car. I will call out words while they eat dinner or read to DD1 while she is eating. We...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,706
Posted By Peony
Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink:...

Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink: My DD1 is newly in middle school, invited to a sleepover next weekend with a family that I don't know. She will go. I have no issues with it. We've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Peony
We've done private speech for years for my kids....

We've done private speech for years for my kids. All 4 have had articulation issues. :frown: We did once a week for 50-60 minutes except for one boy who needed more. Paid out of pocket, cash because...
Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Peony
We started last Thursday. This year I have one in...

We started last Thursday. This year I have one in 6th, 2nd, K, and preschool. They all are at the same school even! The preschooler just goes three mornings a week so I can work those times.

It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,904
Posted By Peony
I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of...

I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of activities. There are many reasons for this. I was never allowed to do any sports, clubs, hobbies, etc... after school or on weekends as a child and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Peony
OMG. I'm going to admit to lurking on here from...

OMG. I'm going to admit to lurking on here from time to time just to read about what crazy stunt she has pulled now. This. This is insane! I always tell DH you can't rationalize crazy, definitely not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By Peony
Not the OP but we are/were in a similar...

Not the OP but we are/were in a similar situation. There was no easy way out for us. We need excellent credit for Dh's company which relies on lines of credit for large orders, bad personal credit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Peony
I also have that kid. DS2 is my 4th child and is...

I also have that kid. DS2 is my 4th child and is 2.5. My oldest was also high needs and spirited but not in the same way as DS2. He is just a tornado of destruction and noise. There is so much we can...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Peony
I started wearing glasses at 13, always have...

I started wearing glasses at 13, always have since. We had to get my 11 year old DD1 "reading" glasses a couple of months ago. They are prescription and she wears them with any screen time or while...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Peony
I would also see about job sharing. Either half...

I would also see about job sharing. Either half days, offer up either taking the early or late shift depending on the other person's schedule or 2-3 full days and someone else covers the rest....
Forum: Mental Health   04-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,417
Posted By Peony
So glad to see an update. I've been thinking...

So glad to see an update. I've been thinking about you. We didn't do CBT. Well, we tried initially but the therapist and DD1 were not a good fit at all. We ended up eventually at a therapist who had...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Peony
I was a SAHM for 7-8 years before reentering my...

I was a SAHM for 7-8 years before reentering my profession. It was tough! I was able to do a fair amount of continuing ed, conferences, networked through volunteer "jobs"over the couple years prior...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Peony
My 7 year old will continue her 2 day a week for...

My 7 year old will continue her 2 day a week for an hour gymnastic program during the summer. We also always do swim lessons two days a week as well in the summer because that is the only time we...
Forum: Family Safety   03-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Peony
It varies state to state with laws. If the...

It varies state to state with laws. If the seller knew there was mold and failed to disclose that then it some states that is illegal but you would have to prove that they knew. A regular home...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Peony
We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom...

We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom just so I could stash the baby in it and shower. When the babies would outgrow the bouncy then it was a extra saucer that I kept in the master...
Forum: Learning at School   03-30-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By Peony
I am not a fan either of how much homework we...

I am not a fan either of how much homework we receive. In our elem school, if homework is not finished then the child is kept in from recesses to finish it. In DD2's 1st grade class, the name of the...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Peony
I do feel bad that my children have the whole...

I do feel bad that my children have the whole two last name thing. For me, it was a last resort to give our children two last names. I am the last remaining family member who reproduced and carries...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By Peony
My girls are on the opposite end of the clothing...

My girls are on the opposite end of the clothing spectrum so my experience is not in buying generous brands. LL Bean and Lands End both run big IMO. My 11 year old who wears either a 10 Slim or 12...
Forum: Learning at School   03-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By Peony
I have a 11 year old 5th grader. She receives...

I have a 11 year old 5th grader. She receives 2-3 hours of homework 5 nights a week. That is a regular night, a bad night is much more. She also is severely dyslexic, remediated, but she still has...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   03-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Peony
There are still not that many. We no longer...

There are still not that many. We no longer homeschool still. Well, at least this year! We take everything year by year. Next school year might find us doing some type of hybrid schooling for my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Peony
My DD2 fell into a glass plated fireplace that...

My DD2 fell into a glass plated fireplace that was on when she was barely 3. Unfortunately she was naked and fell backwards. She had second degree burns on both buttocks. It was not pretty and over...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Peony
Both of our last names, no legal hyphen. I do...

Both of our last names, no legal hyphen. I do hyphenate their names for everything though. I specially choose no hyphen but double last name, thinking that it would be easier for them to drop a name...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Peony
DH and I both got food poisoning from...

DH and I both got food poisoning from a  Christmas party when I was pg with #4. It was a very expensive party, with chefs on site that had prepared all the food in a large, private kitchen. The kids...
Forum: Mental Health   03-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,417
Posted By Peony
Oh...

Oh Laurie. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifI am so very sorry to finally check in and see all this. We've been stuck in a housing/moving ordeal that never seems to end. 
 
 
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