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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Peony
I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I...

I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I have zero interest in paying for weddings, providing large gifts, buying cars, etc... All of my children are told that they should go to college and we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Peony
We will help to the best of our ability. Housing...

We will help to the best of our ability. Housing will be one area where we could assist, financially I am not sure. Neither DH or I have ever needed assistance from our families once we were 17, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Peony
I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have...

I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have hair that matts very easily and always looks untidy without constant brushing. I have the same hair so I do sympathize with them. I vividly remember my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Peony
I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can...

I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can not respect your parenting decisions now then she is certainly not going to respect them when she is left alone with your child. And there is no way...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By Peony
I also don't see anything wrong with it. You are...

I also don't see anything wrong with it. You are going into this realistic about his needs and challenges.

I have an immature 5 year old K student this year. We went into this school year knowing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Peony
DH and I went to his 10 year. Oddly enough, we...

DH and I went to his 10 year. Oddly enough, we both live in the same town where we grew up but have no friends from high school. We did not enjoy our time at his reunion and left early. He just got...
Forum: Learning at School   09-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Peony
We were at schools without uniforms for many...

We were at schools without uniforms for many years, now three of my children must wear uniforms. I have a love/hate relationship with uniforms. Our policy is fairly relaxed. Collared shirt with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Peony
My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't...

My 5 year old year DS1 has ASD. He just doesn't sleep. Well, without melatonin. We do the lowest possible dose, 0.5 mg. Every once in a while we have supply issues finding the tabs that I cut into...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Peony
We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz...

We do chunks of homework all over the place. Quiz spelling words prior school. We often do some things in the car. I will call out words while they eat dinner or read to DD1 while she is eating. We...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,829
Posted By Peony
Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink:...

Oh my goodness, all good reminders to me. :wink: My DD1 is newly in middle school, invited to a sleepover next weekend with a family that I don't know. She will go. I have no issues with it. We've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-31-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Peony
We've done private speech for years for my kids....

We've done private speech for years for my kids. All 4 have had articulation issues. :frown: We did once a week for 50-60 minutes except for one boy who needed more. Paid out of pocket, cash because...
Forum: Learning at School   08-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By Peony
We started last Thursday. This year I have one in...

We started last Thursday. This year I have one in 6th, 2nd, K, and preschool. They all are at the same school even! The preschooler just goes three mornings a week so I can work those times.

It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,192
Posted By Peony
I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of...

I seem to be in the minority, we do a lot of activities. There are many reasons for this. I was never allowed to do any sports, clubs, hobbies, etc... after school or on weekends as a child and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Peony
OMG. I'm going to admit to lurking on here from...

OMG. I'm going to admit to lurking on here from time to time just to read about what crazy stunt she has pulled now. This. This is insane! I always tell DH you can't rationalize crazy, definitely not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,292
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,568
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,723
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...
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