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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-30-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By rsummer
My 23 month old, somewhere around 20 months...

My 23 month old, somewhere around 20 months refused to ride in the cart and not insists on holding on to the side of the cart and riding.  We are also picking our nose now... and not to rat out my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-16-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By rsummer
Thanks a lot Turquesa!  That is awesome and...

Thanks a lot Turquesa!  That is awesome and empowering information!
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-16-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,975
Posted By rsummer
So here is the deal... I have an 18 month old...

So here is the deal... I have an 18 month old bundle of joy, and in a normal world, I would be ecstatic to welcome another buddy to the bunch.  And on some level I am quite pleased to be pregnant...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-20-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,523
Posted By rsummer
Here is an idea: Grill chicken breasts sunday...

Here is an idea:
Grill chicken breasts sunday with extra for 2 meals, one chicken salad, the other chicken tacos, quesadillas, whatever.
Also Bobali crusts for pizza.
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-02-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By rsummer
After a test today i am on a break from school...

After a test today i am on a break from school but have to pay for daycare... She'll spend a lot of time at home and on my break.  But I am also going to clean the basement and work in the yard.  No...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,545
Posted By rsummer
29 and 30 respectively... between that and...

29 and 30 respectively... between that and started a family, we suddenly felt VERY grown up!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 54,525
Posted By rsummer
In my area 75K gets you a modest home and a...

In my area 75K gets you a modest home and a decent enough lifestyle... Especially if you are willing to live in the burbs. 100k you get to go on vacation and probably have decent cars.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,480
Posted By rsummer
When DH and I can buy eachother gifts for...

When DH and I can buy eachother gifts for holidays... birthdays, Christmas, Valentines Day, whatever... So many holidays go unobserved by us. So when we can actually celebrate a holiday, it feels...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-06-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By rsummer
I am in training to be a nurse anesthetist.  ORs...

I am in training to be a nurse anesthetist.  ORs can be famously... um, shall we say cold environments. Especially when training.  SOME preceptors delight in watching people fail and "pimping" (the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-05-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By rsummer
So I am training in a field where a little bit...

So I am training in a field where a little bit of abuse and hazing is considered a right.  I am fortunate to be at a great clinical site right now and am very protected by my preceptor.  However,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-22-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By rsummer
No key to happiness... But when you are...

No key to happiness...
But when you are considering a move, if your goal is to preserve your weekend time without taking on a heap of chores, move into another condo, apartment, townhome,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-22-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,236
Posted By rsummer
My Mom SAH, but my Dad worked like a fiend, made...

My Mom SAH, but my Dad worked like a fiend, made excellent money and was the bad kind of co-dependent. Like he came home everyday for lunch and a nap and she was supposed to have lunch ready to go,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-11-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By rsummer
I am down to 162.... Slow but steady! WAHOOOO! ...

I am down to 162.... Slow but steady! WAHOOOO!
 
When i started 159 was my goal, but later switched to 150.  Here I come!!!
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-31-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By rsummer
your 13 year old warrants consideration...   ...

your 13 year old warrants consideration...
 
If your marriage is in anyway destructive or abusive leave.  But I think that this is a really hard age to create turmoil when your kid is needing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-25-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By rsummer
GuavaGirl=   Have you considered switching...

GuavaGirl=
 
Have you considered switching to On-Line WW?  Its cheaper and you get your time back?
 
I have all the materials and am doing it "on my own" basically because I am a grad student...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-25-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By rsummer
Cookie Pie- Good for you and I totally...

Cookie Pie-
Good for you and I totally agree... it was a total turn off to get recipes with FF Cool Whip.
 
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-24-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By rsummer
HONEY693- AWESOME!!! Good for you.     I...

HONEY693-
AWESOME!!! Good for you.
 
 
I was up 1lb, but didn't "do" anything to warrant that, so I am just ramping it up this week and hoping it was fluid. But I still love this diet.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By rsummer
I posted on the WW thread on here the other...

I posted on the WW thread on here the other day... I love it.  It works really well for the way I eat: extremely healthy, veggie and lean protein dense foods... what I need help with is the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-18-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By rsummer
I am on the pts + program and LOVE it!  I...

I am on the pts + program and LOVE it!  I started in early december... I had stopped breastfeeding and gained about 6 lbs in 6 weeks, so I was motivated.  I am currently down about 10lbs from my...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,044
Posted By rsummer
I had never read this thread before today and it...

I had never read this thread before today and it left me P-Od!  My Dad is pretty much your husband. My parents were married 20+years, everything seemed good and BAM... he somehow lost himself.  As...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-23-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By rsummer
I don't know what you are sleeping on, but we...

I don't know what you are sleeping on, but we have a king size simmons mattress, and although it wouldn't help with the grunting, DH can do almost anything but jump on the bed and I won't feel a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By rsummer
It seems to me it could be that he feels more...

It seems to me it could be that he feels more free, familiar, secure (and therefore active) inside.  The outside might just be a little unpredictable for wild and crazy play... just a thought.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By rsummer
Thanks mamas for all the ideas!  Its nice to...

Thanks mamas for all the ideas!  Its nice to have a centralized location for quality, creative gift ideas for the family!
 
I actually gently brought some of these up last night as things I'd like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-23-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By rsummer
My girl turns 1 right after Christmas, so we are...

My girl turns 1 right after Christmas, so we are trying to do some of our gift giving looking out into the next year...
Only problem is that when I talk to extended family (who will buy gifts and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-10-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,955
Posted By rsummer
I am in school for nurse anesthesia and love the...

I am in school for nurse anesthesia and love the field of nursing... MA is a dead end job. Its not well paying or frequently utilized by ANY services outside a Drs office.  Although an LPN has...
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