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Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By nd_deadhead
I got rid of my wedding gown

I went through a whole house purge last winter, starting with my son's closet. I had stuff stored up on the shelves that I hadn't seen for years.

One shelf contained large boxes. Two of them...
Forum: Pets   08-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By nd_deadhead
Here's a link to a video, after some of the early...

Here's a link to a video, after some of the early field tests:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aYdkc1jSwo

Here's a link to the AP story:
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By nd_deadhead
According to the Credit Card Accountability,...

According to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009, any payment above the minimum must be applied to the balance with the highest rate (it's on page 8 of the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By nd_deadhead
I agree with meowmix - there's no point in asking...

I agree with meowmix - there's no point in asking why, because he likely doesn't know. And Why isn't the issue - it's how, when, and where!

Talk to him about how his behavior affects others....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By nd_deadhead
My babies weighed 8 pounds each, born at 39...

My babies weighed 8 pounds each, born at 39 weeks. I've never had a singleton, so I can't compare.

I ate a LOT, throughout the day. At one point I kept track, and discovered I'd had 11 feedings in...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By nd_deadhead
When I was 12 and my little brother was 5, his...

When I was 12 and my little brother was 5, his favorite thing to do in the whole world was push my buttons. If it bugged me to have him burst in on me in the shower, you can bet that would be on his...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,930
Posted By nd_deadhead
We remodeled our kitchen last summer, and almost...

We remodeled our kitchen last summer, and almost all the old cabinets found new homes. Some went into our laundry room (replacing a metal shelf that went to our church storage room); one went to our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By nd_deadhead
I just helped my Mom move from a large 4-bedroom...

I just helped my Mom move from a large 4-bedroom house to a 2-bedroom apartment. Naturally she got rid of a lot of stuff, and some of it came to me. But she also donated a ton.

That effort...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By nd_deadhead
Do you have an emergency fund? I might split...

Do you have an emergency fund?

I might split the difference - put 2/3 to the family loan, and 1/3 to the student loan.

How much was the car payment? Are you making regular payments on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,894
Posted By nd_deadhead
I think there are a lot of ways to give positive...

I think there are a lot of ways to give positive feedback, both immediately and later. When my sons were little, I used positive feedback to reinforce appropriate behavior - for example, "I noticed...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By nd_deadhead
Ours slept in the same crib at the foot of our...

Ours slept in the same crib at the foot of our bed for about 6 months. At that point they barely fit in one (they were, and still are, big boys). Interestingly, I remember thinking "I can't imagine...
Forum: Pets   06-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By nd_deadhead
New treatment for canine parvovirus

My husband works for a company that has developed a treatment for parvo. So far it is almost 100% effective - the pups that have died were too far gone for any treatment to work. Instead of a week or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-13-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By nd_deadhead
I agree completely with Mariamadly. Our...

I agree completely with Mariamadly. Our parenting philosophy is based on respect., and it has worked out extremely well for us. Our twin sons are 19 years old, and they still like to hang out with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-11-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By nd_deadhead
Spring Fever has struck in my house. I have been...

Spring Fever has struck in my house. I have been on a mission to purge and organize in the house, and I am on a roll! I've gone through stuff that I haven't touched in years.
 
Closets first. I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By nd_deadhead
I e-filed my federal taxes with Turbotax (as...

I e-filed my federal taxes with Turbotax (as I've been doing for at least 10 years). I ended up with a refund of about $750. This year I was given three choices: receive a check in the mail, have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By nd_deadhead
Hugs to you, Mama!   My son didn't as far as...

Hugs to you, Mama!
 
My son didn't as far as attempting suicide, but did have suicidal thoughts, and was seeing a psychiatrist. When he told me he had a suicide plan, I admitted him to the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-03-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By nd_deadhead
Paint ceilings first (where needed). Knowing...

Paint ceilings first (where needed). Knowing that you'll be painting the walls soon, you don't have to be terribly careful of the edges. Lay down drop cloths to protect the flooring, and cover...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By nd_deadhead
So she hasn't had regular chores or helped out...

So she hasn't had regular chores or helped out around the house prior to this? I would think starting now would be a challenge.
 
I hate the "Other parents don't make their kids..." or "Other kids...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-31-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 739
Posted By nd_deadhead
Our sons don't have assigned chores, but they...

Our sons don't have assigned chores, but they are expected to help out around the house as asked, or as necessary. When they were old enough to stay home alone during the day while DH and I were at...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-31-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,597
Posted By nd_deadhead
My sons got cell phones when they were 18, and...

My sons got cell phones when they were 18, and headed off to college. Their dorm does not have land lines, and a cell phone was the only way I could reach them, or they could reach me. They are 75...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-24-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By nd_deadhead
OP, my sons were mono-di. I can't understand how...

OP, my sons were mono-di. I can't understand how babies could share a chorion without being monozygotic. I've heard of placentas being fused, but examination by a pathologist would still be able to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By nd_deadhead
My church has a sale every spring, and they have...

My church has a sale every spring, and they have a storage room to take donations throughout the year. It's much easier for me to bring things there than to store them and deal with a sale myself. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By nd_deadhead
I am not a fan of threats and punishments, and I...

I am not a fan of threats and punishments, and I agree with Sarafi that your dd is too young to really understand them. Your best bet at this (and any!) age is to be consistent, set age-appropriate...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-22-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By nd_deadhead
My identical boys are 18 years old, just...

My identical boys are 18 years old, just finishing their freshman year in college!
 
Hang in there, ladies - it does get easier.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,808
Posted By nd_deadhead
I don't think it's about the plumber - it's...

I don't think it's about the plumber - it's about the laws of physics. If I want 120° water for my shower, and it comes into the house at 36°F (which it does for 4 or 5 months out of the year), I...
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