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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Chalex
I agree with focusing on the bedtime.  My 5 year...

I agree with focusing on the bedtime.  My 5 year old is asleep by, at least, 8pm with bedtime routine starting about 7pm.
 
One story, a drink and lights out. 
 
Dark blinds are a blessing!
 ...
Forum: Parenting   04-17-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,067
Posted By Chalex
I just wanted to tell you about a scary moment I...

I just wanted to tell you about a scary moment I watched one day.  A woman was walking in the park with a baby in a stroller and a toddler on a leash...  They got to the top of a hill and the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-14-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Chalex
I have a 8 year old son who is tough in the...

I have a 8 year old son who is tough in the morning too.  He does get dressed before eating, but I lay out his clothes the night before so he doesn't think about what he might wear that day.
 
We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Chalex
Hi CleoS,   We have not started...

Hi CleoS,
 
We have not started medication.   Our doctor had given us a 'suggested reading' about anxiety...geez, can't find the title at the moment...but basically we are trying to treat his...
Forum: Bob Sears   08-16-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Chalex
I've been rinsing her hand with apple cider...

I've been rinsing her hand with apple cider vinigar and powdering her hand with baby powder a few times per day (something that came to me when I was writing my first post--how to get her hands less...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,682
Posted By Chalex
86 months and still going......3 kids....

86 months and still going......3 kids....
Forum: Bob Sears   08-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Chalex
Hi Dr. Sears, I wondered if you have any...

Hi Dr. Sears,
I wondered if you have any insights/suggestions on dealing with warts especially with young child.
 
For a while now, my daughter (#2) has had two warts on the sides of her fingers...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Chalex
Thank you for the replies!   I can't believe...

Thank you for the replies!
 
I can't believe all the side effects to these ADHD meds.  Poor kids.
 
It's so hard to decide whether to go ahead with medication...
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Chalex
My son was recently diagnosed with anxiety and...

My son was recently diagnosed with anxiety and ADD/ADHD (we aren't exactly sure which he falls under)
 
We will be meeting with the doctor next month to talk about medication options, but I was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-07-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,351
Posted By Chalex
Hi Ladies, We sold our house!  Rather quickly...

Hi Ladies,
We sold our house!  Rather quickly too--less than a week on the market!
 
We ended up getting a storage locker which is filled to the brim.  Still, a lot in those boxes that can be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,351
Posted By Chalex
Hi Ladies,   I'm still trying to get our...

Hi Ladies,
 
I'm still trying to get our house ready to go on the market.  We've had major construction going on the last few weeks and some major sicknesses going through the family.  Not a good...
Forum: Spirituality   03-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 5,734
Posted By Chalex
Having a horrible couple days... son home sick...

Having a horrible couple days... son home sick (I think heat exhaustion), contractors found mold and bugs in our house wall, son's teacher writes me concerned about his behaviors and our vehicle is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-21-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,351
Posted By Chalex
Worthy, I love seeing your posts!  I need the...

Worthy, I love seeing your posts!  I need the inspiration!  And I sometimes needed to stop decluttering to do my daily cleaning...eek...
So jealous of the bonfires...we are hoping to buy a place in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-13-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,351
Posted By Chalex
Hi ladies, Happy to see you all are truckin'...

Hi ladies,
Happy to see you all are truckin' along!
 
We are starting some major renovations soon.  Eek! 
It's going to be a pain....an exciting pain!  We really want to get top dollar for this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
Pick up some END OF THE ROLL NEWSPRINT PAPER at...

Pick up some END OF THE ROLL NEWSPRINT PAPER at your local newpaper office for cheap.  Most offices do this and I've seen it advertised from time to time. 
It's great for kids drawing and painting,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
 I've been using some old face cloths for...


I've been using some old face cloths for messy changes too.  I think it works 1000x's better than wipes AND with wetting the cloth under warm water, you totally rid yourself of thinking "maybe a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,351
Posted By Chalex
Hi Ladies,   I listened to a podcast about...

Hi Ladies,
 
I listened to a podcast about getting ready to sell and I realized that this week I need to take down all personal pictures around the house.  They said to do it right away to get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
Or, it's sometimes crazy thinking about how much...

Or, it's sometimes crazy thinking about how much it's costing you by time worked.  Like, a new $20.00 shirt costs me 2 hours work.  New boots $80.00 costs a days wage.  (this really works if you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
Take advantage of stores that give you points...

Take advantage of stores that give you points for shopping there, which equal to money when you cash them in.
 
I remember saving points to buy a Medela breast pump at Shopper's Drug Mart.  I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
BREASTFEED !   I don't even know how to...

BREASTFEED !
 
I don't even know how to calculate how much we saved not buying formula for 3 children.  (I realize not everyone can BF successfully, but it is a money saver!)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
Barter your skills. Our neighbour ploughed our...

Barter your skills.
Our neighbour ploughed our driveway for my DH's computer help.
Our other neighbour trades pet sitting time with us.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
Accept used children's clothes and pass 'em on...

Accept used children's clothes and pass 'em on after you are done.
Kids don't care about brand names.  And you'll be amazed at the beautiful clothes that are only worn once or twice, like at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
LOL!  Enter free contests to win prizes you can...

LOL!  Enter free contests to win prizes you can use for gifts.  (or fun surprises for yourself :) )
There are lots of contest sites online, but sometimes you are luckier entering local contests...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
Check out churches for frugal entertainment. ...

Check out churches for frugal entertainment.  (even if you don't belong to that church)
I've attended great parenting seminars, my son attended a wonderful week long summer camp--better than the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,507
Posted By Chalex
MEAL PLANNING!  We reduced our food waste...

MEAL PLANNING!  We reduced our food waste dramatically by planning our menu each week.  Which, of course, saves us money. (stick to your grocery list!)
 
We can plan to have pasta one day and use...
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