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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2016, 10:09 AM
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Posted By llwr
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. It seems as...

Thanks for your thoughtful reply. It seems as though our issue with the saving category is that it wasn't meant to be spent! It has been just like my own retirement account, squirreled away long...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,274
Posted By llwr
The last thing I want to do is to give them a...

The last thing I want to do is to give them a negative lesson. Is the cost to you about being unsupported? About a fear of not having enough? `

My goal is for them to understand that money...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-01-2016, 05:15 AM
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Posted By llwr
That's a really good point. I think my thought...

That's a really good point. I think my thought process had to do with a recommendation for adults to live of 80%, save 10% and give 10%. We also haven't really said what the saving jar is actually...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-28-2016, 08:59 PM
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Posted By llwr
I think what you expect your kids to buy with...

I think what you expect your kids to buy with their allowance is something to think about. For example, PP mentioned about school lunches; if they are responsible for it, they need enough to cover...
Forum: Unschooling   10-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By llwr
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking...

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for... It seems like maybe you're describing the kind of family culture you'd like?

In your dessert example, a spirit of teamwork, of helping each other...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-22-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By llwr
Thank you for your wisdom! Yes, I do agree...

Thank you for your wisdom!

Yes, I do agree that I would rather have them enjoy a review than learn new things in a dull way. So that makes me feel better about what they get out of school.

I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By llwr
Yes, I was one of those kids that had my value...

Yes, I was one of those kids that had my value linked to my achievement. I get it. It was very painful.

What I hear you saying is to be thankful for what I've got and focus on our relationship. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2015, 07:33 AM
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Views: 890
Posted By llwr
I just wanted to sympathize because kids inviting...

I just wanted to sympathize because kids inviting themselves over to my house is hard for me too.

I agree that you do have to be really firm and just say no and shut (and lock!) the door.

I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,288
Posted By llwr
I second the overactive let-down recommendations...

I second the overactive let-down recommendations and keeping baby in an upright position.

My concern is that if you switch to formula, the problem might be even worse. Breastmilk is easier to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-22-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By llwr
Thanks for all the advice. Both girls are...

Thanks for all the advice.

Both girls are in dance, and both girls read both above and below their level at home. When they go the library with me they get whatever they want, and when I go...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   09-03-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By llwr
Carepoint Gahanna has some great CNMs that do...

Carepoint Gahanna has some great CNMs that do VBACs. They've grown since I've been there. They're up to 6 midwives now. The 4 that I know are very natural-minded. An IV port is standard, but they...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-01-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 27,576
Posted By llwr
Saving for the recommendations. Thankfully,...

Saving for the recommendations.

Thankfully, my DD mostly reads them alone, but I'd love to give her some alternatives.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By llwr
What do you wish you knew from the beginning?

I'm beginning to realize just how far ahead my children are, and I'm not sure what to do with this information!

I got the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test results for my 3rd grader's 1st...
Forum: Family Planning   08-04-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By llwr
anybody tried contragel?

I just discovered this spermicide-like product called ContraGel. It is for use with a diaphragm or cap and works by viscosity and ph. The thickness is such that sperm can't swim through it and it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By llwr
When I knew I wouldn't be around, I put baby on a...

When I knew I wouldn't be around, I put baby on a blanket on the floor of her baby-proofed room with a gate. Easy peace of mind. The side benefit was that I could nurse her on the floor and just...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-06-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By llwr
short-cuts

I'm realizing that I could benefit from some short-cuts around the house, but I find myself having a hard time giving things up. It seems like I value the hard way because it's generally greener,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-06-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,468
Posted By llwr
We had a family of groundhogs living under our...

We had a family of groundhogs living under our shed for several years. After a couple years of them demolishing my garden, (they eat a LOT) my dad came and shot them. It wasn't my first choice; I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By llwr
farm fresh egg safety

I am so excited to find a local source of fresh eggs. (And only $2/dozen.) Is there anything I need to know about safety, especially in light of recent avian flu outbreaks? I've used fresh eggs...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By llwr
I wonder if the difference between pain and...

I wonder if the difference between pain and suffering would be useful to you?

My births have had pain, but were manageable. I think you can't deny that luck of the draw is present, both in the...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-02-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By llwr
So sorry to hear about your son. I've heard...

So sorry to hear about your son. I've heard great things about Children's.


I wanted to add that if you're looking for a midwife, the group at Carepoint Gahanna is great. There are also 2...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By llwr
saving for later..

saving for later..
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By llwr
Well, I totally get it. Messiness is probably...

Well, I totally get it. Messiness is probably the biggest things about my kids that makes me crazy.


That said, you can't really "make" anyone do anything.


Steven Covey has a great story...
Forum: Lactivism   11-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,428
Posted By llwr
love this thread

love this thread
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-05-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By llwr
I do like my steam mop. I thought the...

I do like my steam mop. I thought the envirosteamer was better than my shark and a lot cheaper. They're not perfect. They don't get the edges well. I think all mops have the issue of moving...
Forum: Family Safety   11-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By llwr
biking with a toddler

I would love to know more about biking with LOs. I would not be biking in traffic -- just biking trails. Baby is almost 15 months old, but we wouldn't be getting out till spring. I feel like a...
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