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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   11-12-2009, 10:42 AM
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Congratulations M!...

Congratulations M! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-13-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,230
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I was going to guess 8 months!...

I was going to guess 8 months! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I think that people either have forgotten how little/big kids of whatever age are, or else they just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,502
Posted By beanandpumpkin
We have almost finished a short sale... job...

We have almost finished a short sale... job loss, cross country move, house value dropped substantially, it all added up to a bad financial situation even though were were NOT over-extended and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-22-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 673
Posted By beanandpumpkin
In our old house, which was very old and not...

In our old house, which was very old and not very well insulated, we heated with gas and also a woodstove. The downstairs would be about 62 degrees with the stove going and the thermostat set to 65...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 3,997
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I would not abort. I can't imagine going...

I would not abort.

I can't imagine going through the pregnancy and delivery and placing the child up for adoption, but I do'nt know what I'd do... my initial though would be that we would raise...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-07-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 319
Posted By beanandpumpkin
Quote: Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13144699)
Oy. My lawyer brain kicked in and said...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By beanandpumpkin
At 6, my son could sound out simple words with...

At 6, my son could sound out simple words with much effort.

At 7, he could read simple words fluently and would have to sound out bigger words.

Now that he's 8, he reads almost every word that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By beanandpumpkin
Nobody on DH's side really said anything, but...

Nobody on DH's side really said anything, but they were used to us being a little "different" anyway, since I was extended breastfeeding, not pumping Tylenol into my kids for every sniffle, etc. My...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By beanandpumpkin
IME, it takes a while to get past that point,...

IME, it takes a while to get past that point, but it will gradually all start to come together. It helps if you teach her to sound them out like this: mmmmmaaaaaaaaaat, instead of muh-aaa-tuh.

My...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-17-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 638
Posted By beanandpumpkin
Ooh, I like this thread! I was 15. His name...

Ooh, I like this thread!

I was 15. His name was Blair, and he was my first boyfriend. He was incredibly sweet and awkward but cute. We were in school, and he was saying goodbye to me because he...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By beanandpumpkin
What state are you in? I'm in CT, and have been...

What state are you in? I'm in CT, and have been considering getting the measles component for my 5-year-old. She has not had the MMR. (My son did have the MMR when he was a toddler, and if I were to...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-17-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I work at home ghost-writing articles. PM me or...

I work at home ghost-writing articles. PM me or email me (beanandpumpkin2 (at) aol (dot) com) for the name and web address of the company... I don't know if I'm allowed to post it on a public board....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By beanandpumpkin
We lived in a retirement town up until recently,...

We lived in a retirement town up until recently, and there was also a plethora of homeschoolers. It did seem as though the more elderly people we encountered were very positive and enthusiastic when...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,105
Posted By beanandpumpkin
We always leave 20% for fair to great service,...

We always leave 20% for fair to great service, 25% for unusually excellent service. We have only tipped under that once, and it was very recently. The service was terrible.

Our waitress had 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-31-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,827
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I used 100 Easy Lessons for my son. I tried when...

I used 100 Easy Lessons for my son. I tried when he was newly 6 and he could not do it. Tried again when he was close to turning 7 and he flew through the lessons. He'll be 8 in a couple of weeks...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-29-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By beanandpumpkin
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-29-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By beanandpumpkin
Thanks, maybe we'll give that a try!...

Thanks, maybe we'll give that a try! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-29-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I don't know how much this costs, but my church...

I don't know how much this costs, but my church in Florida was fairly liberal and used Gospel Light for their Sunday School/VBS curriculum.

We are using Our 24 Family Ways for our own family......
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-27-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By beanandpumpkin
Hi! We're looking at a short sale for our house...

Hi! We're looking at a short sale for our house in Florida, and DH and I want to be sure we are aware of all of the legal and financial ramifications... does anyone have a good real estate lawyer to...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-27-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By beanandpumpkin
Hello! I'm in Naugatuck and the kids are...

Hello! I'm in Naugatuck and the kids are enrolled in Husky B. We have not picked a health plan yet, and we are looking for a non-vax tolerant pediatrician or family doctor. SOmeone recommended Dr....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,001
Posted By beanandpumpkin
6-8 hours?? Yikes! Granted, my kids are...

6-8 hours?? Yikes!

Granted, my kids are small... 7 and 5 years old. I do Bible with them together, reading and math separately, spelling for my older child, and then some sort of science or...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-24-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,115
Posted By beanandpumpkin
We probably have about 12-15 towels. They don't...

We probably have about 12-15 towels. They don't match, but they're all bright solid colors and the same size/brand. We don't have very many hand towels (maybe 4 or 6?), and they're all white. We...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I'm guessing "I'm getting some head."...

I'm guessing "I'm getting some head." http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-19-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 995
Posted By beanandpumpkin
For now, we're doing "school" every weekday...

For now, we're doing "school" every weekday morning. Next month, we start a weekly Bible study and won't do school that day. We go to the library once per week. Other than that, we're unscheduled......
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 440
Posted By beanandpumpkin
I still do it with my 7 and 5 year olds. If DH...

I still do it with my 7 and 5 year olds. If DH is checking them, I say "he/she's breathing, right?" I don't know when or if I'll stop... I figured it was just something all mothers did, LOL.
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