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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-22-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By jackson'smama
any tips?  i'm trying to save as much as...

any tips?  i'm trying to save as much as possible, and for me it's pretty easy.  for my children and dh, on the other hand, it feels confining and like they're "missing out" on something.  i don't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By jackson'smama
i can't figure myself out, but whatever it is is...

i can't figure myself out, but whatever it is is making me feel bad.  when i or my children receive a gift that is not needed or fitting to us, i feel bad.  bad that that person spent money on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By jackson'smama
well, i'm hoping the drama is over, and maybe...

well, i'm hoping the drama is over, and maybe i'm making too big of a deal out of it.  it's just weird stuff like occasionally faulty electronics (dvd player, auto door opener, auto window), and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By jackson'smama
i have a car i want to trade in.  we still owe...

i have a car i want to trade in.  we still owe on it, but less than blue book value.  it's two years old.  i don't feel that it is a super reliable car and just am starting to feel antsy about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By jackson'smama
whew!  thanks for the replies.  ok, i've read...

whew!  thanks for the replies. 
ok, i've read some of the books recommended, but not all.  definitely need to go back over some stuff.  unfortunately, you know the thing with parenting - you never...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By jackson'smama
my ds 7 has challenged me to the point where i...

my ds 7 has challenged me to the point where i have no idea what to do and i have found no resource truly helpful.
he has a 4 yo brother and 1 yo sister.  we are having MAJOR issues of bad...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,576
Posted By jackson'smama
i feel for you.  my sons are 7 and 4. i hope...

i feel for you.  my sons are 7 and 4.
i hope you get some answers here.  i'd like some help too!
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-30-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,846
Posted By jackson'smama
bulldozer:  doolbozer refrigerator: ...

bulldozer:  doolbozer
refrigerator:  fray-frayger (my ABSOLUTE favorite!)
cantaloup:  plope plope
yogurt:  odurt
airplane:  hairpain
 
my boys are 4 and 6 now and they sometimes ask "how did i...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By jackson'smama
but what about the low interest rates...

but what about the low interest rates now???????  that's what i can't stop thinking about.  by my calculations, we can afford almost double now what we we could when we owned our last home, just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By jackson'smama
the survey is getting scheduled today to plot...

the survey is getting scheduled today to plot off our future 10 acres.  we are getting a great deal and are paying cash.  plan to build at some point but there are a few things to think about,,,
1)...
Forum: Women's Health   04-20-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By jackson'smama
not sure, but i'd say...when it's a small...

not sure, but i'd say...when it's a small amount/sticky what's going on is the poop that's easiest to pass is going around what can't get out.  does that make sense?  i'd recommend a visit to the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-15-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By jackson'smama
man, i wish somebody would respond with some...

man, i wish somebody would respond with some good advice.  it seems though that Every.single.time i post about my boys ages 6 and 3 i get zero response - or maybe a couple....but either i'm left...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By jackson'smama
RightStart Math Continuing on with Ordinary...

RightStart Math
Continuing on with Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading accompanied by BOB books and Explode the Code
Handwriting Without Tears
Story of the World Ancients
Life...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-06-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By jackson'smama
my boys are 6 and 3.5.  they both co-slept with...

my boys are 6 and 3.5.  they both co-slept with us until each was several years of age.  they now have bunks in the room next door.  but for the longest time (something about the addition of baby...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By jackson'smama
'cause mine don't.  at least not often.  i sah...

'cause mine don't.  at least not often.  i sah and it seems from the time my eyes open until theirs close, all i hear is "mommy, play with me" or "mommy watch me". they are 6 and almost 4.  both...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-01-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,094
Posted By jackson'smama
oh, i've said this out loud a few times...

oh, i've said this out loud a few times recently....a day at the hershey spa....a big piece of chocolate cake....snuggle up in a big comfy bed in front of a tv playing all my favorite shows....sleep...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-28-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By jackson'smama
we have a 6yo, 3.5 yo, and 6mo....so our room is...

we have a 6yo, 3.5 yo, and 6mo....so our room is part play room and part school room and will be until the kids no longer need a play room.  we store all of our "in use" toys here (others are...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-16-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By jackson'smama
yesterday,  we went on a field trip to the post...

yesterday,  we went on a field trip to the post office!  got to follow a piece of mail through the system.  kids loved it.
then lunch out (kids were shocked)
then afternoon at the children's...
Forum: Women's Health   02-15-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By jackson'smama
little bumps on his cheeks and arms - not...

little bumps on his cheeks and arms - not inflamed or itchy - just there.  occasionally had some "cracking" skin behind his ears and atop his penis (right where it meets the abdomen). had what...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-12-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By jackson'smama
ds (6) has it in his head that he is in charge...

ds (6) has it in his head that he is in charge of ds (3.5).  he owns all the toys, the space...makes ALL the rules about how to play, decides where he sits, the cup he uses, what to watch on TV,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-12-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By jackson'smama
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-10-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By jackson'smama
hmmmm...i've struggled with this myself.  my...

hmmmm...i've struggled with this myself.  my boys are now 6 and 3.5.  my oldest is much more "shy" if you will than the younger, but both are fairly hesitant to speak or even politely acknowledge...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-09-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By jackson'smama
it was actually pretty interesting to see first...

it was actually pretty interesting to see first hand how and idea comes in in written form and they take it all the way to a finished product (which in this case was a "worm house" composting thing...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-09-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By jackson'smama
OK, since it's morning, I'll do yesterday... ...

OK, since it's morning, I'll do yesterday...
got up at 6:30 with both boys
checked email
loaded fire with wood
drank coffee
broke up a few toy squabbles
made breakfast
cleaned up kitchen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-08-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By jackson'smama
not sure about time/distance, but i live in...

not sure about time/distance, but i live in Virginia, so here are some suggestions:
mount vernon
monticello
Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown
museum of american frontier culture
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