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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,083
Posted By mumm
I just found a pair of LLBean shearling lined...

I just found a pair of LLBean shearling lined boots for $11. They were brand new, but one size too small. I took them to LLBean, told them they were too small and they took them back and will send...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-22-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By mumm
oh my gosh, I feel for you! When my oldest...

oh my gosh, I feel for you!

When my oldest child was 14 he had never slept independently. I was getting to the end of my rope with him. He was sleeping on a mattress in our bedroom, but still...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By mumm
We just spend summers (july and aug) in Hawaii...

We just spend summers (july and aug) in Hawaii (Oahu) and find the food to be very limited. I have trouble with finding fresh food that isn't crazy expensive. Our first few meals home are always...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-24-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By mumm
I didn't realize they'd changed their policy, and...

I didn't realize they'd changed their policy, and honestly never even asked what it was!! Also I think not vaxing at all is very different from extremely delaying so that many are unnecessary by the...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By mumm
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Millbrook pedi in Sudbury
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,817
Posted By mumm
Actually, I think the whole point is to NOT push...

Actually, I think the whole point is to NOT push them in one direction or another. Putting a bow on the bald head of an infant is telling the world that you want all female stereotypes applied to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By mumm
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Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By mumm
Question interior design?

Anyone here enjoy planning a room's layout? WWYD with this space?

Our house has an open floor plan and I can't figure out how to get a comfortable, cozy living room. When you enter our house you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-06-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 839
Posted By mumm
behind in what? I'm 45, with my spouse 27...

behind in what?

I'm 45, with my spouse 27 years, (married for, I'm not sure, maybe 9?), oldest kid is almost 15.

I sometimes feel like life is quickly passing me by. I wish I could spend...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-05-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By mumm
My daughter was diagnosed when she started...

My daughter was diagnosed when she started preschool at age 3. We attended an integrated preschool bc her sister had a speech delay. I knew she was shy and quiet, but felt like it was just who she...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-25-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By mumm
Let me see if I have the questions correct- ...

Let me see if I have the questions correct-

You are moving to a new school system, with fully vaxed children, and are unsure of how to approach turning in medical forms?

If I've got that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By mumm
I hear you, and I understand your frustration!! ...

I hear you, and I understand your frustration!!

Before I had children, I knew my kids were going to be wild and we'd have a fair share of emergency room trips. BUT..... I've rarely been to the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-05-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By mumm
They aren't different. I wouldn't buy my child a...

They aren't different. I wouldn't buy my child a new pair of boots for school this year because she treated hers poorly last year. They still fit, and yes they look terrible. With a phone, if my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By mumm
Things aren't scheduled now they way they were...

Things aren't scheduled now they way they were then. Even school events rely on the children having cell phones- "We aren't sure when the field trip will finish. They will text with an ETA when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By mumm
I don't think many kids can purchase and pay the...

I don't think many kids can purchase and pay the monthly fee for their phones, so in fact, the phone is the parents, not the kids. If my child said I couldn't touch "their" phone, they wouldn't have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-29-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By mumm
Carpool, carpool, carpool! I have 4 kids who...

Carpool, carpool, carpool!

I have 4 kids who are involved in a variety of things. The twins have totally different interests, so even their activities don't overlap. I've learned to be pushy...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By mumm
It is a fine line between "invading privacy" and...

It is a fine line between "invading privacy" and being an attentive parent. One I struggle with finding also.

One thing I do find helpful is reading texts/instagram/snapchat, etc. So many times...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By mumm
You are not the only one! We sometimes...

You are not the only one!

We sometimes travel for all of July and August so I'm trying to get summer plans in place so I can plan the garden based around neglect!

I grew over 450 lb of sweet...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-12-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mumm
We finally had time to have a decent...

We finally had time to have a decent conversation. Work has been tough for her since late August and she is struggling. She had told me, back in the summer, that I wasn't allowed to ask for a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By mumm
I love all the awful gifts!! My mother is a...

I love all the awful gifts!!

My mother is a notoriously bad gift giver. She wants to give a gift that the kids scream with excitement over, not caring if it will last the day or be something they...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mumm
We can only watch on one device at a time. Too...

We can only watch on one device at a time. Too cheap to pay for more! We've only had netflix for 2 months (son bought the first month, I paid for the second so DP could have something for all the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mumm
Question unreasonable expectations?

I'm not sure this is the right place to post, but I need to find out if I am totally insane in my thinking!

I am a mostly sahp to 4 kids. DP is the primary bread winner and travels, a lot, for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 95,325
Posted By mumm
I remember the first Christmas my partner had to...

I remember the first Christmas my partner had to work. I felt just awful about it. She has now been away for Christmas for 11 years straight, and I kinda like it! On Christmas day we get together...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By mumm
Yes. Our library loans out almost every type of...

Yes. Our library loans out almost every type of ipad/tablet there is so people can play with them before purchasing. It is a technology petting zoo. You could borrow just to use the camera.

I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 95,325
Posted By mumm
That is what is probably the hardest part I...

That is what is probably the hardest part I imagine. I feel very fortunate that my spouse and I are on the same page when it comes to money. Is he happy to go into (or increase) your debt?

My...
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