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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-16-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 834
Posted By SuzyLee
First of all, rereading, it should say DS(4) as...

First of all, rereading, it should say DS(4) as in age 4, not my 4th DS :)
 
Thank you so much for the response.  Very helpful!  Do you know anything about Newark?  It seems appealing bc it is so...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-15-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 834
Posted By SuzyLee
Any Columbus area mamas?   DH has a job...

Any Columbus area mamas?
 
DH has a job offer coming in Columbus.  He is from Cleveland (as are my IL's yay for me!) but hasn't lived in OH for 20 years so really, we are both going in blind....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 969
Posted By SuzyLee
DS has global developmental delays.  Typically...

DS has global developmental delays.  Typically he can handle grocery store situations fine.  One time though, we had a little incident with the kiddie cart, so I went and put it away.
 
The ENTIRE...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-03-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By SuzyLee
I am somewhere in the middle. I think the bigger...

I am somewhere in the middle. I think the bigger factor for me is age/experience. I guess I like grandmotherly birth attendants and those tend to have had children!

When I had my first (hospital...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-30-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 480
Posted By SuzyLee
20 to a neighbor, aquantaince from church, etc....

20 to a neighbor, aquantaince from church, etc. 50 for a closer family/friend. Probably 100 for my neice or nephew.

In my circle (when I was in high school) everyone used their grad money to pay...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-11-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By SuzyLee
How much financial difference would it make if...

How much financial difference would it make if you got a part timejob (and put the kids in school)? Could you save enough to make a move more doable?

I wouldn't move given the current financial...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-11-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By SuzyLee
Hugs, it is tough. My sil is a total mooch....

Hugs, it is tough.

My sil is a total mooch. After about 4 YEARS of me not putting up with the whining, my mil finally stopped complaining to me. Everytime she started I said "she (sil) is an...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   05-07-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,351
Posted By SuzyLee
We have a water-only foogo get mold. Now it did...

We have a water-only foogo get mold. Now it did sit in the garage for 4 months lol. The problem isn't the mold though- it's that with the plastic and metal parts, you can't get the mold scrubbed out...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-02-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,650
Posted By SuzyLee
Yah I'd just agree with you dh that you are...

Yah I'd just agree with you dh that you are going to see them for dinner or and afternoon at the park, or whatever (totally) supervised!) once a month or so. And then the rest of the time just...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By SuzyLee
I often tell my 3 yr old that either he can put...

I often tell my 3 yr old that either he can put it away, or I will put it away in the trash. Works great bc either way it gets off the floor!
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By SuzyLee
Sounds like you don't have enough space for...

Sounds like you don't have enough space for hedges. Bummer. One plant to look into is arborvitae. They grow fairly tall and narrow. There might be varieties that are narrow enough to fit. Another...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-18-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By SuzyLee
I have a similar relationship with my IL's. I...

I have a similar relationship with my IL's. I have come to the conclusion that a week of staying in the same house is a lot of the problem. If we lived closer we could just have dinner together!!!!...
Forum: Gardening   04-11-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By SuzyLee
We have loads of beetles (I thought they were...

We have loads of beetles (I thought they were cane borers but ???) but it never seemed to effect berry production.

Another neighbor just offered me plants, yay!

I am going to put leaves down...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By SuzyLee
5 years ago we planted 2 (purchased) plants in a...

5 years ago we planted 2 (purchased) plants in a 4x8 bed and they quickly spread and we got great yields within 2-3 years. They spread so dang much that we decided to move them out of our raised bed...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By SuzyLee
To throw out a number, for a first garden I...

To throw out a number, for a first garden I would something like 12' square.
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By SuzyLee
I planted 2 plants in a 4x8 bed. No sense...

I planted 2 plants in a 4x8 bed. No sense planting them densely since thy will spread to fill the whole bed.

I would plant a few and sell the rest on craigslist.
Forum: Homebirth   04-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By SuzyLee
My son was 2.5. I have fast labors so he just...

My son was 2.5. I have fast labors so he just went to the neighbor's house for 3 hrs.

If you want a hv, I'd tell the relatives not to come until after and find a sitter who can take you son out...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By SuzyLee
DS has one of those lightweight "stick vacs"...

DS has one of those lightweight "stick vacs" iykwim. It works ok but I think sweeping works better. But if you could mostly sweep and just needed the vac for a small room or rug then it would be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,390
Posted By SuzyLee
My parents did when I was a kid. It was fine...

My parents did when I was a kid. It was fine from a kids perspective! Now my mom went a little crazy during the long winters, lol.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By SuzyLee
We also get llbean ones for dh. They seem to...

We also get llbean ones for dh. They seem to last very well.

Changing pants as soon as he gets home helps but Honestly jeans cost just as much and then the jeans will just wear out faster plus I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-14-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By SuzyLee
I have lightly wacked both my kids several times...

I have lightly wacked both my kids several times when they have bitten. My 3 yr old will still occassionally bite and one time he came up behind me and bit me hard. I pushed backward against him (...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By SuzyLee
I would put all the money to one thing at a time...

I would put all the money to one thing at a time personally.

1. CC
2. 6 months efund
>>>>>start retirement savings at this point.
3. Save enough for a frugal vacation.
4/5. Either house...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By SuzyLee
With my hospital birth they monitored me for...

With my hospital birth they monitored me for about 5 min right when I arrived and that was all.

I didn't have an issue with that per se,... The issue was that in labor I didn't want anything...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-09-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By SuzyLee
We mostly freeze garden produce. I never buy...

We mostly freeze garden produce. I never buy tomatos, for instance.
Forum: Gardening   03-07-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By SuzyLee
We do newspaper (just the b&w pages) with grass...

We do newspaper (just the b&w pages) with grass clippings on top. You need heavy layers of clippings bc when they dry out they shrink. Works well though! I spend a huge amount of te pulling weeds...
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