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Forum: Parenting   11-16-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By obiandelismom
my favorites are ...

my favorites are

http://www.mcphee.com/shop/categorie...&sort=featured (http://www.mcphee.com/shop/categories/Gifts/Holidays/Christmas/Stocking-Stuffers/?page=2&sort=featured)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-21-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By obiandelismom
Quote: Originally Posted by MyTwoAs...

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Originally Posted by MyTwoAs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14553640)
Does your son have a history of seizures?
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By obiandelismom
My 7yo DS told me yesterday that sometimes he...

My 7yo DS told me yesterday that sometimes he "can't stop looking" at something, and that after a little while (15 seconds, maybe?) of being stuck that way, a deep voice "comes into" his brain and...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-06-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 935
Posted By obiandelismom
Enh - didn't come out right - nevermind!

Enh - didn't come out right - nevermind!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-25-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By obiandelismom
Ok, I always thought that first part was "I...

Ok, I always thought that first part was "I needed someone to FEEL"...
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-09-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By obiandelismom
I buy off Amazon as well. If you get something...

I buy off Amazon as well. If you get something that is on sale, and you do the 'subscribe & save' thing (extra 15% off), it can be a real bargain. I got a box of Cliff bars for .75 each after all...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By obiandelismom
Connect Four was huge with my ds at that age!...

Connect Four was huge with my ds at that age! Also, when we burned out on some of the younger ones (like Candyland and Chutes & Ladders) we taught ds to play with an invisible friend we called 'Mr....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-01-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By obiandelismom
I'm sorry - I know you must be so stressed out...

I'm sorry - I know you must be so stressed out and scared right now. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

One thing on the COBRA, though - our payment (my DH got laid...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By obiandelismom
Yeah - read the comments section on that...

Yeah - read the comments section on that article. Apparently this guy is a lobbyist for big oil. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By obiandelismom
Thanks everyone! I was thinking 40%, but DH...

Thanks everyone! I was thinking 40%, but DH wanted to plan on 25%, so thank you all for helping me make him see reason! And we are seeing a tax acct, not an atty - sorry for my mixup!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,924
Posted By obiandelismom
My DS's situation is very similar - he tested...

My DS's situation is very similar - he tested out of 2nd grade at the beginning of K, and the attitude of the teachers & principal seemed to basically be, "Well, there's one less we have to worry...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-25-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,556
Posted By obiandelismom
Quote: Originally Posted by MariesMama...

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Originally Posted by MariesMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14284259)
Have you sat down with him and asked him...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By obiandelismom
My DH just got offered a job in a contract...

My DH just got offered a job in a contract position with a state agency. Hopefully in the future this will morph into a salaried position with benefits, but for now we'll take it! He doesn't start...
Forum: TV-Free   08-24-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By obiandelismom
You don't say what your kids' ages are, but I...

You don't say what your kids' ages are, but I think removing tv & computers would be a logical consequence for not doing a good job managing school time. If the work they are doing doesn't improve,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By obiandelismom
Look into the COBRA payment reduction option...

Look into the COBRA payment reduction option that's in the recovery package - the form you need to fill out is called ARRA. As I understand it, your DH's company has to cover a portion of the COBRA...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-18-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By obiandelismom
You've gotten lots of good advice already, but I...

You've gotten lots of good advice already, but I wanted to add something that I did a few years ago when I had a similar project (well, it was a similar stretch of work time, but it was only ONE...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-08-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By obiandelismom
[QUOTE=CalaRei;14200807]Also, erm, as a LEGO...

[QUOTE=CalaRei;14200807]Also, erm, as a LEGO fan, there's a site called "BrickLink" where you can order just a single part, usually very cheaply unless it's an oldoldold or rare piece. It can be...
Forum: Women's Health   08-06-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By obiandelismom
Quote: Originally Posted by WuWei...

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Originally Posted by WuWei http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14196998)
Jane, I love you. This just doesn't make sense...
Forum: Learning at School   08-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By obiandelismom
Just one thing on the Wong book - it's true that...

Just one thing on the Wong book - it's true that the main focus of this book is prevention, and there is a lot of good info there. But it also spends a fair amount of time discussing 'red...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By obiandelismom
I just finished The Mysterious Benedict Society,...

I just finished The Mysterious Benedict Society, and thought it was GREAT. It's part of a series, too, so if he gets into it he can continue through it. If he likes animal stories (particularly...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,989
Posted By obiandelismom
Quote: Originally Posted by Ditto...

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Originally Posted by Ditto http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14181209)
You can put potatoes in the fridge? Really? I...
Forum: Learning at School   08-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By obiandelismom
I don't have a lot to add, except to say that...

I don't have a lot to add, except to say that I'm going into the elem library this fall too! We can be newbies together - my schedule is similar to yours, with set times each week for each class....
Forum: Learning at School   08-05-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By obiandelismom
I wish I could tell you, because I'm in a...

I wish I could tell you, because I'm in a similar battle right now myself! I agree with pp, though, that the best argument would be her description of your DS as 'lazy.' Do you still have that note?...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-04-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By obiandelismom
Quote: Originally Posted by dsaucone...

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Originally Posted by dsaucone http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14174002)
Wait, did the six year old find the toy on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By obiandelismom
Quote: Originally Posted by loraxc...

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Originally Posted by loraxc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14180262)
You know, I also get wary because it so often...
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