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Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-10-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By PluggingAway
I know I am posting late to the thread, but I...

I know I am posting late to the thread, but I can't resist :)  To the OP, I am glad your son's tic resolved!  My 6 year-old son has/had transient tics.  They haven't phased him a bit, but they sure...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By PluggingAway
I am still in the interviewing process.  I am...

I am still in the interviewing process.  I am losing some of my original enthusiasm for the new position.  I happened to meet someone whose daughter works in the same positon with the same company...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By PluggingAway
Thank you so much for the input.  I really...

Thank you so much for the input.  I really appreciate all the great feedback.  I have decided that if offerred the position, I am taking it!!  I think that my greatest hesitation was concern...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-31-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By PluggingAway
Looking for advice.  I have 3  kids, ages 5, 3,...

Looking for advice.  I have 3  kids, ages 5, 3, and 1.  I presently work full-time Monday through Friday 7:30 -  4:00pm with a 45 minute commute to and from work.  I like my job, but I get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-31-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By PluggingAway
I went back to work when my son was 12 weeks...

I went back to work when my son was 12 weeks old.  Despite our best efforts, he did not take to the bottle well at all.  We ended up reverse cycling.  He would take a total of 4 ounces through out...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-22-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By PluggingAway
I have a tiny "mudroom" area at the bottom of my...

I have a tiny "mudroom" area at the bottom of my basement steps.  For our shoe storage, located on the wall at the bottom of the steps, we have cheap book shelves.  Our boots go on the bottom...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-03-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By PluggingAway
care.com was a God-send for my family.  

care.com was a God-send for my family.
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By PluggingAway
Yep.  My 5 year-old and 3 year-old sons...

Yep.  My 5 year-old and 3 year-old sons self-regulate their TV viewing.  I have no problem if they decide to veg out in front of the TV.  Normally, they are not big TV watchers.  In the past month,...
Forum: Family Planning   06-26-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By PluggingAway
We followed our hearts not our brains. We are...

We followed our hearts not our brains. We are expecting DC#3 next month. I am so grateful that I knew way down deep in my heart that another baby was waiting to join our family, and I'm so grateful...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By PluggingAway
I don't think that you're insane at all. It...

I don't think that you're insane at all. It sounds like you are following your mothering instincts and providing for your children's needs..which at this point in time includes a good bit of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By PluggingAway
My 19 month old DS *can* follow commands. Does...

My 19 month old DS *can* follow commands. Does he always? No. Do I expect him to? No. Same goes for my 4 year old DS.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-17-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By PluggingAway
Yay!! Congrats on your new closet! I'm intrigued...

Yay!! Congrats on your new closet! I'm intrigued with the idea of a family closet. My clothes have migrated to the basement over time. My hanging clothes are on a clothes rack and my foldables are...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-13-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By PluggingAway
My parents and my family have "lived together"...

My parents and my family have "lived together" for 4 years now. It has been a great experience for all of us. The decision was not made out of necessity per se. When my parents moved here, they both...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,110
Posted By PluggingAway
Yes, OP, I know what you mean. I can really...

Yes, OP, I know what you mean. I can really relate to your post. My oldest dc is 4 yo. I went back to work full-time when he was 12 weeks old. It has been a gut-wrenching, soul-searching journey. I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-30-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By PluggingAway
If you don't love the chairs then let them go. I...

If you don't love the chairs then let them go. I like the look of all matching chairs that contrast the table (ie. ivory chairs and a medium wood stained table).
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-30-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,126
Posted By PluggingAway
We lived the first 7 years in our current house...

We lived the first 7 years in our current house without a softner because I wanted to keep life simple (no worrying about salt, maintenance, extra water usage to flush the tank, etc.) and we just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-30-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By PluggingAway
That wouldn't qualify as a sick day for my DH...

That wouldn't qualify as a sick day for my DH nor for me (two different employers), but for my nanny...absolutely.
Forum: Family Planning   05-29-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,764
Posted By PluggingAway
Lot's of baby dust coming your way...

Lot's of baby dust coming your way echospiritwarrior!
Forum: Family Planning   05-27-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,764
Posted By PluggingAway
Oh yeah, and I just wanted to add that DH and I...

Oh yeah, and I just wanted to add that DH and I are soooo done with three. I really hope that you can find that peace of really "knowing" your heart's desire. Good Luck!
Forum: Family Planning   05-27-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,764
Posted By PluggingAway
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted...

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted two children. Three was never a consideration, until I held my 2nd son, and I knew way down deep in my heart, that despite finances, health issues,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By PluggingAway
Sure is a lot to think about! I too love my job....

Sure is a lot to think about! I too love my job. It is not in my family's best interest for me not to work (long story...DH has Lupus), so I feel that decision has been made for me. I was quite...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-21-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By PluggingAway
Our son started gymnastics at 3.5 yo. The...

Our son started gymnastics at 3.5 yo. The teacher is awesome which I think is huge. Most of the kids listen most of the time. I don't think it's age appropriate for 3 year-olds to be "obedient" in a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By PluggingAway
We have the M&D easel. No complaints here. The...

We have the M&D easel. No complaints here. The white board is not magnetic which we knew when we bought it. The cheaper alternative (IKEA) seems like the way to go.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By PluggingAway
Gosh, that's a tough one. My 18 month old...

Gosh, that's a tough one. My 18 month old sometimes will hit or pull my 4yo hair. We model "gentle touch" to the 18 month old and give DS1 sympathy. We then change the scenery (leave the room,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By PluggingAway
I'm in the "don't push" camp. One of the reasons...

I'm in the "don't push" camp. One of the reasons that we picked our preschool was because they didn't require the kids to be potty trained. I took their philosophy as an indicator that they had good...
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