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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By superspatula
yeah I looked up southpole too after posting...

yeah I looked up southpole too after posting this and it wasn't bad at all.  still more urban/gangsta than im into but not offensive.  the argument is more over tapout with my son but I threw...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-05-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By superspatula
I realize this is kind of stupid and really a...

I realize this is kind of stupid and really a non-issue in the grand scheme of things but my skinny, white, harry potter/star wars loving comic book nerd son gets all upset when I wont let him wear...
Forum: Parenting   07-22-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By superspatula
yes! and they start earlier now!  when my 2nd...

yes!
and they start earlier now!  when my 2nd grader was in preschool his classmates used to hand out sandwich baggies filled with stickers and cars in their friends cubbys for birthdays and now my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-24-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,933
Posted By superspatula
this soooo sounds like me a couple years ago. ...

this soooo sounds like me a couple years ago.  after my oldest (7) was diagnosed with mild anemia i was at my wits end and made both kids clean their plates.  after a couple weeks they now eat...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By superspatula
i would look into the idea of barefoot shoes as...

i would look into the idea of barefoot shoes as well.  the natural gait is supposed to strengthen those muscles.  I dont have any personal experience in any of it but it may do some good to google...
Forum: Parenting   08-22-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,707
Posted By superspatula
We've had a similar problem although not so...

We've had a similar problem although not so extreme.  But my mom actually lives with us so i was always especially worried about it.  but now that my oldest is 6 he already says things like,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By superspatula
my mom actually moved in with us when i got...

my mom actually moved in with us when i got pregnant so she could watch the baby while i was at work and yes it can be trying but its just such a great situation for all involved.  honestly i hope i...
Forum: Parenting   08-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By superspatula
I spend most of my day in front of a screen.  at...

I spend most of my day in front of a screen.  at least i remember what it was like "before".
i'd like my kids to remember that too.
 
when they end up struggling with the same internet addiction...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-26-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By superspatula
OP i just want to say that i am with you!  i...

OP i just want to say that i am with you!  i found this thread because i searched "snacks" and find constant snacking ridiculous.  It never bothered me until my kids were old enough to constantly...
Forum: Learning at School   07-25-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,323
Posted By superspatula
It seems snacks create these same problems...

It seems snacks create these same problems everywhere.  Get rid of the snacks!  Our precious pear puffs can do without them.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By superspatula
netflix!

netflix!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By superspatula
take your chances with option one.  if worst...

take your chances with option one.  if worst comes to worst you could stop paying rent, wait til you get evicted and live in a tent.  sounds better than option two to me!
 
Forum: Parenting   04-25-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By superspatula
I always try to think about things like this...

I always try to think about things like this like if it was my grown up kid and they had kids would I want them to do it.  if so then do it.  you cant deprive yourself the kind of life you want them...
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,068
Posted By superspatula
i dont want to be this family but i wish i knew...

i dont want to be this family but i wish i knew people like this family. everyone i know is normal
:(
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-04-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,277
Posted By superspatula
i wouldnt call.  not for a dirty house.  i grew...

i wouldnt call.  not for a dirty house.  i grew up in a dirty house but it was MINE in the family i felt i BELONGED.  ive also worked with families who have had their kids taken away and i firmly...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,385
Posted By superspatula
we let the kids believe what they want and "do"...

we let the kids believe what they want and "do" the santa/easter bunny etc only enough to facilitate that.  its a fun ritual but we treat it just as that.  my kids are 6 and 3 and the 6yr old wants...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By superspatula
if this helps at all, i am so glad my mom got my...

if this helps at all, i am so glad my mom got my ears pierced as an infant.  when i was older i decided i wanted a 2nd piercing and i would still like it but it was just too uncomfortable to wear...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,071
Posted By superspatula
sooo......for the parents who think its up to...

sooo......for the parents who think its up to their daughter or who wouldnt say anything would you be ok with her wearing a swimsuit that lets her pubic hair all hang out in public?  are you really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By superspatula
super cool.  do it.

super cool.  do it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By superspatula
how long until the car is paid off?  you said...

how long until the car is paid off?  you said almost?  if its not very long you could go $0 on some of the easy stuff (eating out, clothes, maintenancy stuff) for a few months and then you would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,267
Posted By superspatula
i totally agree.  One of my coworkers(who does...

i totally agree.  One of my coworkers(who does the same thing I do) once told me that her and her husband can afford things(that I cant) because her and her husband work really hard.  I just had to...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-15-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By superspatula
yes.  wic is full of crap. my kids have been...

yes.  wic is full of crap.
my kids have been 90-95% height and 20-30% weight their whole lives(they are 5 and 3).  its called genes and not eating crap
i wish i had those genes.....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By superspatula
when i did a CSA they had a box of extras and...

when i did a CSA they had a box of extras and you could swap/gift/take stuff.  If yours doesn't do that maybe you could suggest it?"
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By superspatula
i have a 2000 chrysler voyager with 55k that i...

i have a 2000 chrysler voyager with 55k that i got for $4000.  its great but apparently they are known to have the serpentine belt slip off when it rains and there is no real fix for it and that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By superspatula
oh just being poor and being used to being...

oh just being poor and being used to being treated a certain way and then not being poor and being treated "better?" and then with my mom dealing with caseworkers and stuff and i feel like im being...
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