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Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-20-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By jaam
Anyone???

Anyone???
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By jaam
I am finishing my AA this semester and have been...

I am finishing my AA this semester and have been doing a little research into paralegal certificates, so I'm looking for insight from anyone who is, has been, or knows anyone who works as a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By jaam
I'm kind of in the same boat, looking for...

I'm kind of in the same boat, looking for something to get me back into the swing of regularly working out. I agree with the youtube suggestion, just takes some experimenting with different ones to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,464
Posted By jaam
ds: Quit breaking everything!!!!! I know you're...

ds: Quit breaking everything!!!!! I know you're just trying to figure out how everything works, but COME ON!!! I can only afford to replace so much stuff!!!
 
dd: Be a little bit tolerant of your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By jaam
Another recommendation for Ladybug. We've really...

Another recommendation for Ladybug. We've really loved them.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-01-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By jaam
When I hear/see "Trendy" or "Glamour", I tend to...

When I hear/see "Trendy" or "Glamour", I tend to think of pricey boutiques, not consignment shops.  That being said, I voted Trendy Tykes because tots seems too young (or at least more so than...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-28-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 8,895
Posted By jaam
22/2013   box of kid clothes to consignment ...

22/2013
 
box of kid clothes to consignment
several bottles of perfumey lotion regifted
bag of papers shredded from desk purge
bag of papers recycled from desk purge
misc. packages of expired...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By jaam
Mine are often at odds too, it drives me...

Mine are often at odds too, it drives me completely nutty. They're definitely worse when I'm tired or cranky and have little patience with them, and they're better when I (or Grandma or uncle, etc)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-07-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By jaam
I don't think it sounds too harsh, but I would...

I don't think it sounds too harsh, but I would try to have a few really short books on hand for those nights you just have no more energy. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-06-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By jaam
Is there any way you could accept fewer...

Is there any way you could accept fewer children? Or at least not take on any new for a while? I agree with others who suggested hiring help, if that's a possibility. Even if just to outsource some...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-06-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 8,895
Posted By jaam
Joining! I sooo need to do this! Off to a late...

Joining! I sooo need to do this! Off to a late start, but so far....
 
1-3 old Xmas ornaments donated
4-19 extra/unwanted kitchen items (dishes, cheese grater, paring knives,etc.) donated
20-22...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By jaam
I'd say completely normal. My ds does something...

I'd say completely normal. My ds does something similar to this all the time, he just turned 5 in Nov.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By jaam
I think you should reach out to your friends....

I think you should reach out to your friends. Even if they are busy with little ones.... so are you! And you need someone to talk to besides a journal and a therapist. Could you have contacted one...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By jaam
I bought dd a yearbook starting in kindergarten,...

I bought dd a yearbook starting in kindergarten, so of course we've done it since then. But they're the cheap paperback kind, if her new school's yearbooks end up being hardback I won't get one, but...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,576
Posted By jaam
popcorn and smoothies. 

popcorn and smoothies. 
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,665
Posted By jaam
it used to be about 60-90 min. Lately though,...

it used to be about 60-90 min. Lately though, more like 30-60 min per day. But that's me reading to DS. DD reads on her own now, at least an hour per day and sometimes reads to DS in addition to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-03-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jaam
Oh I wasn't even thinking university teaching,...

Oh I wasn't even thinking university teaching, really. Thanks for the response. 3 PhD's, wow! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bow.gif
 
Well what you said is kind of what I was afraid I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-03-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,576
Posted By jaam
scrambled eggs and spinach salad, pb&j,...

scrambled eggs and spinach salad, pb&j, quesadillas, frozen or takeout pizza, pasta with cheese grated on top, rice (if already cooked) and beans... my kids aren't big on raw veggies unless its...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-02-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jaam
Well after a little bit of looking into teaching...

Well after a little bit of looking into teaching the arts it's looking more like I would need a doctorate to be taken seriously. That's discouraging to me, not because I wouldn't want to do that but...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-31-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 6,663
Posted By jaam
About...

About 75 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jaam
So I'm going school for a fine art degree, and I...

So I'm going school for a fine art degree, and I think I'd love to go straight through and get an MFA to teach art/art history at the college level. (Right now I am at a small community college and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By jaam
I'm currently going back to school, and thinking...

I'm currently going back to school, and thinking about homeschooling. Public school has been just *ok*. Unfortunately I live somewhere there aren't any other options as far as charter/alternative...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By jaam
Haven't read the replies, but we started out...

Haven't read the replies, but we started out pretty much tv-free, and now we watch them every once in a while. It has worked out because at least dd (who is now 8) understands the marketing motives...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-27-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,829
Posted By jaam
Maybe this was already mentioned. But right now...

Maybe this was already mentioned. But right now I'm in a position where I really need medical insurance and have none. (The kids are still insured through ex's employer insurance.) I am wishing that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By jaam
Ours are packed away in each holiday's box. It...

Ours are packed away in each holiday's box. It works nicely because then they are more special when we get them back out, and also frees up shelf space throughout the year which is a big deal in our...
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