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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-09-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By melv
i walk the dog alone on sundays for about 35...

i walk the dog alone on sundays for about 35 min. and my baby is in preschool for 2hrs/day, 3days/wk - thats a lot i think.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-09-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By melv
my mom stayed home until i was in kindergarten...

my mom stayed home until i was in kindergarten and my memories are all of her vaccumming, me and my brother tripping over the vaccuum, and fighting with my brother (who was away at school most of...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-14-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,680
Posted By melv
we were EXTREMELY lucky to have bought our home...

we were EXTREMELY lucky to have bought our home in early 2000, when the prices were extremely low. this i believe was pure luck with a touch of financial-savvy from my husband. no one could have...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-14-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,907
Posted By melv
Quote: Originally Posted by CryPixie83 Who's...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CryPixie83
Who's placing blame? Lots of things cause cancer, but that doesn't mean that all cancer is caused by, say...smoking. Aluminum has been linked to Altzheimer's...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-14-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,907
Posted By melv
Quote: Originally Posted by CrunchyMamaOf3 ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrunchyMamaOf3
It was said out of caring, not in a judging way.. My Mom has MS and her doctor swears that almost all of his patients with MS have consumed large amounts...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-10-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By melv
Cheshire is a REALLY REALLY nice town and has...

Cheshire is a REALLY REALLY nice town and has one of the best school systems in the area. housing is VERY expensive though (IMO). I think the good thing about it is also a drawback - while centrally...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By melv
if anyone wants to meet up at eden let me know...

if anyone wants to meet up at eden let me know when it gets closer. my girls are 10 and 4.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-06-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By melv
im 1 city - over ... i LIKE meriden. decent...

im 1 city - over ... i LIKE meriden. decent small city ... BUT the schools have a TERRIBLE reputation.
when i was in nursing school (6-7yrs ago) meriden had the highest teen pregnancy rates in ct....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-01-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,055
Posted By melv
Quote: Originally Posted by lovingmommyhood ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lovingmommyhood
I was struggling to say the least and my neighbor was driving along the road and actually HONKED at me because he had to wait while we got out of his...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-01-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,178
Posted By melv
yes. my husband has MS and is not able to do...

yes. my husband has MS and is not able to do anything other than work, which he does extremely well. he has a serious work ethic and is very dedicated to his job, but when he comes home he needs to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By melv
ps - its in greenfield MA

ps - its in greenfield MA
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By melv
WORMTOWN garden of eden 9/16-18!! Serious...

WORMTOWN garden of eden 9/16-18!! Serious family-friendly, much more so than vibes. i personally would never bring my kids to the vibes but i have friends that do. that's more stress than fun in my...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By melv
I live in central ct but have never lived...

I live in central ct but have never lived anywhere else so I'm not sure how helpful that is; but it's not too bad here. I'm thinking coming from CA, the winters might get you? VT and ME, people...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-31-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By melv
Quote: Originally Posted by Taradactyl3 Does...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taradactyl3
Does anyone else here ever doubt their ability to be a good SAH mother/wife? This is the best job I've ever had and yet I still feel like I'm not cutting...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-31-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,055
Posted By melv
i get that too; with 1 special needs kid and one...

i get that too; with 1 special needs kid and one severe ADHD. i think it's meant more as a sympathetic attempt at small talk. i say try not to let it bother you. i usually get it though when my kids...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-28-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By melv
YES YES YES!!!!! that was a terrible age for me...

YES YES YES!!!!! that was a terrible age for me with both my kids. it does get easier, it just takes a little while. then when it's over you'll both long for it to return, and wonder how you ever...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-26-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,805
Posted By melv
my apologies - i read fast and thought you said...

my apologies - i read fast and thought you said you had an 11mo old and 3yo.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-24-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By melv
i was just thinking today, i have not been "in...

i was just thinking today, i have not been "in public" in DAYS! we go out - outside and play, to the park, walk the dog; but havent "gone out" to anywhere interesting, in the car. then again ... at...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-24-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,805
Posted By melv
your kids are *REALLY* young - IF and only IF...

your kids are *REALLY* young - IF and only IF you think you can handle it, perhaps you might try it, for a FEE, on contingency that they make alternative arrangements if it does not work out. there...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-14-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By melv
be sure he's court ordered to keep not only the...

be sure he's court ordered to keep not only the kids, but you on his health insurance. that way if he's not making enough to support you and separate household, you can work part time and not have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-14-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By melv
i remember struggling with this with my then 6yo...

i remember struggling with this with my then 6yo when the baby was born. i finally did let her try it, knowing she would not like it, and i was right, she said "ick". that was the end of it.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-14-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By melv
YES!, and also at approximately the same ages!!...

YES!, and also at approximately the same ages!! unfortunately mine was due to outside factors (hormonal birth control - huge regret; pushed on my by a relatively ignorant MD who assured me it would...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-14-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By melv
i appreciate the 2 posts from the military...

i appreciate the 2 posts from the military wives. i dont know how you do it, i know, you do what you have to do ... just saying i would be a nervious wreck. it's so nice to have many different...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-13-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By melv
you are very very hard on yourself! maybe too...

you are very very hard on yourself!
maybe too much time to think? it sounds like you are going stir crazy without the structure of work. it has to be a big adjustment so give yourself some time .....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-12-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,440
Posted By melv
that sounds a lot like my own mother. my most...

that sounds a lot like my own mother. my most vivid childhood memories of her are holding a vaccuum cleaner, while my severely disabled brother and I fell down the long flight of stairs together or...
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