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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By elus0814
What about trying a few slow, around the...

What about trying a few slow, around the neighborhood drives forward facing to see if it helps? If it does then that's an option, either now or in a few months. It's also possible that riding forward...
Forum: Family Planning   06-03-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By elus0814
Do your children know you're expecting, will they...

Do your children know you're expecting, will they know in the future? How will they cope with having lost a sibling?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By elus0814
We're a family of 9 and we've done some pretty...

We're a family of 9 and we've done some pretty frugal trips. There's a website called six suitcase travel that shows hotels that will accept six people or more per room. We never did two rooms until...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   05-29-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,339
Posted By elus0814
Three of our kids had vit k because they were...

Three of our kids had vit k because they were born in a state tat doesn't allow informed refusal. The other four did not have it. Interestingly the three who had it were so jaundiced they needed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By elus0814
A couple of our kids were like that and we turned...

A couple of our kids were like that and we turned them forward facing a bit early. There were also times on long trips they were held to be nursed while the car was in motion (this is actually legal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,832
Posted By elus0814
I just feel the need to reply to this. I think...

I just feel the need to reply to this. I think it's awesome these things work for your family but they're not workable for many others.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,832
Posted By elus0814
I too have a nursing infant plus three under five...

I too have a nursing infant plus three under five in addition to our over five kids. The four youngest certainly cost more than 1.5 older people. Lots of that is diapers (using our cloth stash just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-05-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,832
Posted By elus0814
Well, by that math we're at about $6.15. However,...

Well, by that math we're at about $6.15. However, I don't agree with not counting nursing babies since food for a nursing mom costs money plus (in my family) they are using things like diapers,...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   04-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By elus0814
It sounds like there is a huge focus on food. No...

It sounds like there is a huge focus on food. No way would I sit with a child that old and bribe them to take bites of a meal. As long as weight gain isn't an issue I would back off of dealing with...
Forum: Family Safety   04-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By elus0814
We've had both and while I don't think one or the...

We've had both and while I don't think one or the other is safer I have preferred gas stoves. I think fire=hot is an easier concept for kids to learn and understand compared to trying to explain that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By elus0814
I think quite a bit of what I'm saying is being...

I think quite a bit of what I'm saying is being misinterpreted. I do think that kids should have to do basic things to help out. When I get back from the grocery store everyone pitches in to bring...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By elus0814
I see what you're saying but I don't think kids...

I see what you're saying but I don't think kids wanting to hang out and do nothing as opposed to helping out means something is wrong with them. Some people are just naturally more likely to jump up...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By elus0814
I think this falls under the umbrella of...

I think this falls under the umbrella of education which I believe children are entitled to. It's very different from a child who wants to go to the movies every weekend or wear expensive clothes.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By elus0814
If I were ill or otherwise doing something that...

If I were ill or otherwise doing something that precluded useful work nothing would change. If I decided to sit around and do nothing all day I would expect my husband to change his tune on money...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By elus0814
I've been a stay at home mom for more than a...

I've been a stay at home mom for more than a decade. In our family it's not that my husband has money which he generously shares with me but that the money he earns is our money which we decide...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,879
Posted By elus0814
We do not give any sort of pocket money as a...

We do not give any sort of pocket money as a freebie. Everything must be earned but we make sure to offer many opportunities and to pay well for the work. For example, keeping an eye on the little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,763
Posted By elus0814
I would absolutely expect a 15 year old to buy...

I would absolutely expect a 15 year old to buy gifts for friends out of their own money but I would be sure to offer enough opportunities to earn some extra money if need be.

That's a tough age...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-15-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By elus0814
We had some ruptured ear drums around here and...

We had some ruptured ear drums around here and while we went to the doctor with the first child who had it we didn't after that. The doctor said it wasn't a big deal and just to be watchful for signs...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-14-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By elus0814
My kids are absolutely allowed to have things...

My kids are absolutely allowed to have things that are not for public use. I think 'sharing' is out of hand and many kids go places with the understanding that they will be allowed access to anything...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-05-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By elus0814
Out of those pittsford will have the best schools...

Out of those pittsford will have the best schools but will likely also have the highest home prices. I would avoid east rochester. There are also many private and parochial schools in Rochester and...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By elus0814
Just going by her bmi she's in the 'severely...

Just going by her bmi she's in the 'severely anorexic' category and if she loses just two more pounds she will be past the severe category. That really is a very low weight. The doctor doesn't seem...
Forum: Learning at School   01-31-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By elus0814
To be honest, I think that by accepting public...

To be honest, I think that by accepting public education you are accepting that your child will not be educated exactly the way you want. I would maybe discuss with the teacher what they feel is an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By elus0814
Maybe part of it is that I've never made a big...

Maybe part of it is that I've never made a big purchase in my name? No cars, houses, loans, etc. Just a few credit cards when I was younger.

It was sort of a weird moment to find that I just plain...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By elus0814
I haven't had a card in my name in the better...

I haven't had a card in my name in the better part of ten years (as a family we haven't had one in several years). I tried to check my credit score several months ago and found I'm no longer in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 396
Posted By elus0814
I would require some be put in savings, at least...

I would require some be put in savings, at least half. Our kids know that gift checks are not something they have free reign on even when their name is on it. If they want something specific we...
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