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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By Peony
Not the OP but we are/were in a similar...

Not the OP but we are/were in a similar situation. There was no easy way out for us. We need excellent credit for Dh's company which relies on lines of credit for large orders, bad personal credit...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By Peony
I also have that kid. DS2 is my 4th child and is...

I also have that kid. DS2 is my 4th child and is 2.5. My oldest was also high needs and spirited but not in the same way as DS2. He is just a tornado of destruction and noise. There is so much we can...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Peony
I started wearing glasses at 13, always have...

I started wearing glasses at 13, always have since. We had to get my 11 year old DD1 "reading" glasses a couple of months ago. They are prescription and she wears them with any screen time or while...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Peony
I would also see about job sharing. Either half...

I would also see about job sharing. Either half days, offer up either taking the early or late shift depending on the other person's schedule or 2-3 full days and someone else covers the rest....
Forum: Mental Health   04-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peony
So glad to see an update. I've been thinking...

So glad to see an update. I've been thinking about you. We didn't do CBT. Well, we tried initially but the therapist and DD1 were not a good fit at all. We ended up eventually at a therapist who had...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Peony
I was a SAHM for 7-8 years before reentering my...

I was a SAHM for 7-8 years before reentering my profession. It was tough! I was able to do a fair amount of continuing ed, conferences, networked through volunteer "jobs"over the couple years prior...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Peony
My 7 year old will continue her 2 day a week for...

My 7 year old will continue her 2 day a week for an hour gymnastic program during the summer. We also always do swim lessons two days a week as well in the summer because that is the only time we...
Forum: Family Safety   03-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Peony
It varies state to state with laws. If the...

It varies state to state with laws. If the seller knew there was mold and failed to disclose that then it some states that is illegal but you would have to prove that they knew. A regular home...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By Peony
We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom...

We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom just so I could stash the baby in it and shower. When the babies would outgrow the bouncy then it was a extra saucer that I kept in the master...
Forum: Learning at School   03-30-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Peony
I am not a fan either of how much homework we...

I am not a fan either of how much homework we receive. In our elem school, if homework is not finished then the child is kept in from recesses to finish it. In DD2's 1st grade class, the name of the...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By Peony
I do feel bad that my children have the whole...

I do feel bad that my children have the whole two last name thing. For me, it was a last resort to give our children two last names. I am the last remaining family member who reproduced and carries...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Peony
My girls are on the opposite end of the clothing...

My girls are on the opposite end of the clothing spectrum so my experience is not in buying generous brands. LL Bean and Lands End both run big IMO. My 11 year old who wears either a 10 Slim or 12...
Forum: Learning at School   03-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Peony
I have a 11 year old 5th grader. She receives...

I have a 11 year old 5th grader. She receives 2-3 hours of homework 5 nights a week. That is a regular night, a bad night is much more. She also is severely dyslexic, remediated, but she still has...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   03-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Peony
There are still not that many. We no longer...

There are still not that many. We no longer homeschool still. Well, at least this year! We take everything year by year. Next school year might find us doing some type of hybrid schooling for my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 188
Posted By Peony
My DD2 fell into a glass plated fireplace that...

My DD2 fell into a glass plated fireplace that was on when she was barely 3. Unfortunately she was naked and fell backwards. She had second degree burns on both buttocks. It was not pretty and over...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By Peony
Both of our last names, no legal hyphen. I do...

Both of our last names, no legal hyphen. I do hyphenate their names for everything though. I specially choose no hyphen but double last name, thinking that it would be easier for them to drop a name...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Peony
DH and I both got food poisoning from...

DH and I both got food poisoning from a  Christmas party when I was pg with #4. It was a very expensive party, with chefs on site that had prepared all the food in a large, private kitchen. The kids...
Forum: Mental Health   03-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peony
Oh...

Oh Laurie. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifI am so very sorry to finally check in and see all this. We've been stuck in a housing/moving ordeal that never seems to end. 
 
 
We...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
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Views: 1,333
Posted By Peony
I'm going to side with a PP. This is the...

I'm going to side with a PP. This is the school's focus, a lot of outdoor education. You are no longer comfortable with your child partaking in these activities. The reasonable thing to do if you...
Forum: Parenting   03-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,459
Posted By Peony
Interesting. The judgement doesn't come often...

Interesting. The judgement doesn't come often from me these days. Once upon a time, in my younger mom years, oh yes! These days I think that most parents are just doing the best they can with what...
Forum: Mental Health   03-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peony
I only have a few minutes, will have to come...

I only have a few minutes, will have to come back later. I struggle with the how much to allow "regular kid life" to occur as well. We do have code words or phases that really helps. As well as a...
Forum: Parenting   03-05-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Peony
Do people actually have children that are...

Do people actually have children that are similar? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/headscratch.gif All I know is that out of my four children, none of them can do anything similar nor are...
Forum: Mental Health   03-05-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peony
Our kids are just too much alike! We have to...

Our kids are just too much alike! We have to limit the electronics as well. She can get very self destructive after too much exposure. 
 
I agree with stepping away from the gym as akin to a...
Forum: Mental Health   03-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peony
Laura, That is a difficult one. If he was...

Laura,
That is a difficult one. If he was clearly getting benefits from the gymnastics, then I'd agree with sticking with it. But seems iffy if he really is. The mental cost appears to outweigh the...
Forum: Family Planning   03-01-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Peony
My spacings have varied among the four...

My spacings have varied among the four children.  My widest spacing between kids was 3y 10m which was awesome. I love that spacing the most. DD1 was old enough to really understand that the baby...
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