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Forum: Parenting   04-26-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By MomAndOliver
I would recommend "had a disease" over "was very...

I would recommend "had a disease" over "was very sick" - I had a similar situation with my child, and used the "was very sick," and the next time he got a cold, he asked if he was going to die.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By MomAndOliver
Depending on how long you've been out of school,...

Depending on how long you've been out of school, I would at least check the textbook buy-back websites before donating the textbooks. We got a decent price for some of my husband's grad textbooks...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-06-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,769
Posted By MomAndOliver
I hate rugs! More to the point, I hate vacuuming...

I hate rugs! More to the point, I hate vacuuming rugs. We moved to house with all hardwood floors last year, and I haven't put down anything. I love how easy it is to sweep! It may look cold, but at...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,871
Posted By MomAndOliver
My 4 year old is going to be a "blue stegosaurus...

My 4 year old is going to be a "blue stegosaurus with green and orange spots." Maybe next year I should not ask what he wants to be http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By MomAndOliver
I think a power wheelchair would be a great...

I think a power wheelchair would be a great idea! It would give her the freedom to explore on her own. I have a friend who uses one - she can walk, but it is very slow and takes a ton of effort for...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-08-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By MomAndOliver
Quote: Originally Posted by LittleBlessings...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleBlessings http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13516824)
I keep all that stuff on the top...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-03-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,248
Posted By MomAndOliver
I just wanted to point out one thing - we have...

I just wanted to point out one thing - we have 1.5 baths, and we mostly only use the upstairs one. I think we could easily have only one IF we had a one-level house. Given that we have a 2-story, I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-10-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 24,443
Posted By MomAndOliver
These are very helpful things to think about, I...

These are very helpful things to think about, I appreciate your help. I also asked his preschool teacher from last year this morning, since she saw what adjustment to daycare was like for him then....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 24,443
Posted By MomAndOliver
Hi! I have posted before, I think, but I am a...

Hi! I have posted before, I think, but I am a rehabilitation engineering professor. My department is starting a program in prosthetics and gave me the opportunity to be trained so that I will be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-15-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By MomAndOliver
I don't have much advice, but I wanted to wish...

I don't have much advice, but I wanted to wish you good luck! Personally, I would keep the sofa, but I could be biased because we still have our grad school futon and I am really wishing that it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-15-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By MomAndOliver
My son (almost 4) has loved trains since he...

My son (almost 4) has loved trains since he discovered a train table when he was about 16 months old (literally since he could barely toddle over to it). He has never really watched the shows, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-19-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By MomAndOliver
My son (3.5) has "mama jammies." It is,...

My son (3.5) has "mama jammies." It is, literally, an old pair of pajamas. He used to love to hold on to them when I was wearing them, which made it very difficult to sleep, so one day I asked if he...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-12-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By MomAndOliver
Well, I don't have a good general answer, but I...

Well, I don't have a good general answer, but I can tell you what I am planning. Just so you know where I am coming from, I have one 3-year-old ds and the three of us will be driving to Nashville...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By MomAndOliver
I bought a plastic Marbleworks lot of ebay, and...

I bought a plastic Marbleworks lot of ebay, and we have been very pleased. VERY STURDY. And apparently long-lasting, as a friend of mine added on to our set with her son's old Marbleworks pieces -...
Forum: Learning at School   11-17-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MomAndOliver
My 3-year-old is in a Spanish immersion...

My 3-year-old is in a Spanish immersion preschool (all Spanish, all the time) five days a week (half-days last year, full days this year - I work full time). He loves it and seems to have learned a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-14-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By MomAndOliver
Our extras (and the sheets) are in a cedar chest...

Our extras (and the sheets) are in a cedar chest in the bedroom. Which I am too lazy to dig through it most of the time, so I just wash the towels and put them back on the hooks in the bathroom. We...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-06-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,689
Posted By MomAndOliver
Thanks for the table tips! I have been scouting...

Thanks for the table tips! I have been scouting craigslist, but only ugly tables seem to get craigslisted in my area. Still, this gives me hope that I will be able to find a nice dining room table...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-05-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,689
Posted By MomAndOliver
Quote: Originally Posted by Krisis...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krisis http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12543568)
I think my old house was pretty decluttered,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-27-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,463
Posted By MomAndOliver
I too would recommend she also look at smaller...

I too would recommend she also look at smaller private colleges. Sometimes they are much freer with both merit- and need-based aid. And are much more open to discussing your situation with you. I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-14-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,786
Posted By MomAndOliver
Quote: Originally Posted by Miss Information...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Information http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12233421)
Okay, I'm going to be frank. She...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By MomAndOliver
I also second that she (and some of her...

I also second that she (and some of her classmates) may not really understand the concept of having multiple friends yet. My son is currently going through something very similar, and sometimes when...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-01-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By MomAndOliver
Hi! I will be doing a program in prosthetics at...

Hi! I will be doing a program in prosthetics at Northwestern University (downtown campus) from April to June of next year. I have to be in Chicago for 10 weeks, and obviously, I want to bring my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-13-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By MomAndOliver
Applied Biostatistics! To both engineers and...

Applied Biostatistics! To both engineers and people with no math background whatsoever! I'm using lots of exclamation points to try to get myself in a positive frame of mind! I actually like the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,463
Posted By MomAndOliver
I just did this for my 3-year-old, and I just...

I just did this for my 3-year-old, and I just mounted it above his shelves - I figure by the time he's old enough to reach it, it will be safe for him to have thumbtacks. In the meantime, the tacks...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-28-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By MomAndOliver
Hey, I don't normally post to this board, but I...

Hey, I don't normally post to this board, but I work with people with nerve problems, so I can answer part of this - we build muscle mass by exercising the muscle. Exercising the muscle requires us...
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