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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-05-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 726
Posted By sweetcheeks
When we go out with the kids, it's usually about...

When we go out with the kids, it's usually about a $50-60 tab. We go to the same place each time as it's the only restaurant in our town that has gluten-free choices for DD. We go there probably...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-05-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By sweetcheeks
It definitely depends on the age gap, i think. I...

It definitely depends on the age gap, i think. I thought going from 1 to 2 was a breeze b/c DS1 was only 26 months when DD was born and he was still very much a "baby" himself and I was still...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By sweetcheeks
Anything that is disregarded when it comes to...

Anything that is disregarded when it comes to safety is an automatic game over here. And like meetoo, there are no warnings here or second chances when it comes to safety issues. My oldest boy was a...
Forum: Parenting   06-26-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,636
Posted By sweetcheeks
Hmm... let's see...   I recently returned to...

Hmm... let's see...
 
I recently returned to the work force FT by choice. I was perfectly happy as a SAHM but decided on a whim to throw my name in for a position at city hall. Got an interview,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-08-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By sweetcheeks
Evel Knievel, Jr.   I swear this child's...

Evel Knievel, Jr.
 
I swear this child's goal is to give me a heart attack before I turn 31.
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By sweetcheeks
My working situation right now is pretty ideal...

My working situation right now is pretty ideal for me/us. I work about 20-25 hrs/week (evenings and weekends) and over school breaks, when the kids go visit their grandparents, I pick up more hours....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-27-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,351
Posted By sweetcheeks
I haven't read all the replies but I wouldn't...

I haven't read all the replies but I wouldn't worry yet. He's still really young. A friend of mine is a speech language pathologist and when I talked to her about some concerns I had about my...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 53,985
Posted By sweetcheeks
Bumping this thread back up to show off our...

Bumping this thread back up to show off our basement renovation. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  Our house has 850 sq. ft. on the main floor -- 2 BR, 1 bath -- and the full size...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By sweetcheeks
Wow, OP, just wow. I can't believe you actually...

Wow, OP, just wow. I can't believe you actually sent that email and with that link. If I received an email like that, I would view the sender as a bully. Because you are bullying the other parents...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By sweetcheeks
My DD (5) is in the pre-competitive program at...

My DD (5) is in the pre-competitive program at our gymnastics club and she loves it. Ever since she saw the gymnasts in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 (and she was just 3), she has stated that is what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,660
Posted By sweetcheeks
It definitely looks distended to me and I would...

It definitely looks distended to me and I would take her to the doctor and ask to have a celiac workup done on her and also check for parasites. Does she complain about her belly hurting constantly?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-05-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,432
Posted By sweetcheeks
All 3 of my kids are in swimming lessons year...

All 3 of my kids are in swimming lessons year round. We get them for free at our Y where we're members and my ILs buy us a year family membership there as our big family Christmas present so it's no...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-04-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,930
Posted By sweetcheeks
We had to turn DS2 at 18/19 months (can't...

We had to turn DS2 at 18/19 months (can't remember the exact month!) as he hit the 30lb RFing limit on his seat. Would I liked to have him RF longer? Yes. But at the time, the only RFing past 30lbs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-01-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Posted By sweetcheeks
Stonz boots are fabulous. We got a pair with the...

Stonz boots are fabulous. We got a pair with the liners for DS to use last fall and winter and they held up fabulously. He ripped around on the playground with them pre-snow and they show hardly any...
Forum: Parenting   01-01-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,164
Posted By sweetcheeks
If we didn't go outside once the temperature...

If we didn't go outside once the temperature dropped below freezing, we'd be stuck indoors from late October/earlyNovember to late march/early April. Staying indoors is just not an option here,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-28-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,120
Posted By sweetcheeks
My older two were 4 and 2 when they got bunk...

My older two were 4 and 2 when they got bunk beds. DS1 had no problems getting down from the top bunk during the middle of the night and we never had any problems with DD climbing up there (but she...
Forum: Family Safety   12-28-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,297
Posted By sweetcheeks
DH and I went skiing just this afternoon and...

DH and I went skiing just this afternoon and most of the younger kids and teenagers there had helmets on. And after almost getting wiped out by some yahoo first-timer hurtling down the hill out of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-26-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By sweetcheeks
Just read through all the replies after posting...

Just read through all the replies after posting my initial reply and Spring Lily has a good suggestion about taking him out for a few minutes at a time. We did that with DS2 last year and while it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By sweetcheeks
All three of my kids hated snow/being outside in...

All three of my kids hated snow/being outside in the winter at that age. A big part of it was how hard it was for them to get around in all that winter gear... it's a lot for a little body!...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-24-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,380
Posted By sweetcheeks
Daily, as long as it isn't too cold. Length of...

Daily, as long as it isn't too cold. Length of time spent outside depends on temperature. We're outside for hours if it's -5C but only 20 minutes if it's -25C. If the air temp or wind chill is...
Forum: Canada   12-03-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,709
Posted By sweetcheeks
I'm so over winter already! Thankfully today was...

I'm so over winter already! Thankfully today was warmer than the what it was earlier this week... but if this -20C w/-30C windchills crap keeps up, it's going to be a very looooooooooooooong winter....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,921
Posted By sweetcheeks
We keep it at 20C/68F during the day, 16C/60F...

We keep it at 20C/68F during the day, 16C/60F during the night. I find it a tad cool but I'm always freezing. I just make sure I have my wool socks, slippers and big fleece top and I'm usually OK....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By sweetcheeks
Just another plug for Stonz booties. They are...

Just another plug for Stonz booties. They are awesome. We had a pair for DS2 last year not because his feet were small but because they were so fat! We would have needed to size up 2-3 sizes to get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By sweetcheeks
We have 2 adults and 3 kids (one is a newly...

We have 2 adults and 3 kids (one is a newly diagnosed celiac) and now we're running at about $700/month. It will be more this month as we're heading down to the US for American Thanksgiving and I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-07-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By sweetcheeks
I hear ya, mama. I sent the rest of the candy...

I hear ya, mama. I sent the rest of the candy (kept the chips for school lunches) with DH today for him and his buddies. He's headed up for a boys' getaway at a friend's cabin in the boonies for...
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