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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Turtlecouple
I was exactly like this as a child. I was...

I was exactly like this as a child. I was incredibly shy and would hide behind my parents when spoken to by someone I was unfamiliar with. My 3rd grade teacher made me sit in the corner during class...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By Turtlecouple
It's on CNN.com now too!

It's on CNN.com now too!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-15-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,951
Posted By Turtlecouple
We have at LEAST 2 birthdays each month except...

We have at LEAST 2 birthdays each month except Sept and Dec. This is just for family and very close friends. I'm not even counting the parties my kids are invited to by classmate and teammates. We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 710
Posted By Turtlecouple
DS1 is 7 years old and he gets $7 a week. 50...

DS1 is 7 years old and he gets $7 a week. 50 cents goes into savings, and another 50 cents goes into donation fund. Every March (his birthday) he take the money in the donation fund and finds a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-15-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,960
Posted By Turtlecouple
I've been told I "clean up well" when I'm...

I've been told I "clean up well" when I'm dressed up. My husbands previous boss told me one time when I ran into him "wow, you're looking better." what?! better than what?
 
My husband always gets...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By Turtlecouple
I totally get where you're coming from. We went...

I totally get where you're coming from. We went through this when my oldest was born. He was also the first grandchild. My parents used to watch him about 4 times a week and there always was a new...
Forum: Learning at School   06-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By Turtlecouple
Last year for DS's K teacher, we did a gift...

Last year for DS's K teacher, we did a gift certificate to a spa from the whole class. She really enjoyed that. This year, DS has a male teacher which makes it a little more tricky for me to come up...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Turtlecouple
So this morning at school, DS (1st grade) was...

So this morning at school, DS (1st grade) was waiting in line for school to start. He was goofing off with 3 other boys in his class and I wasn't really paying attention to what they were doing, I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-23-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By Turtlecouple
The cards are beautiful. Another thing you may...

The cards are beautiful. Another thing you may want to do, remember her a year from now. It was hard to get through not only the due date, but the 1st year anniversary of my miscarriage. Nobody...
Forum: Learning at School   03-29-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Turtlecouple
I think what you did was fine! Since this was...

I think what you did was fine! Since this was his first big project, he needs someone to help "guide" him along. It's hard to do something when you have zero experience! And it sounds like he did...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,126
Posted By Turtlecouple
When my father was giving the toast, he kept...

When my father was giving the toast, he kept saying "Niki and Kevin"...Kevin is my brother! He must of said it 3 or 4 times. Most of the guest (family and close family friends) knew who Kevin was,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,065
Posted By Turtlecouple
When I can pay for unexpected expenses...the...

When I can pay for unexpected expenses...the last time we took our car in for an oil change, they found some things that need work. It felt so nice to tell them "yeah, go ahead" and not worry about...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,230
Posted By Turtlecouple
Depends on where I am. I'm from Hawaii and...

Depends on where I am. I'm from Hawaii and there, slippas (slippers) are flip-flops. We never use the word flip-flops there. But here on the mainland, slippers are warm, fuzzy house shoes. When I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,606
Posted By Turtlecouple
My mom is from Japan so it was always been shoes...

My mom is from Japan so it was always been shoes off at our house growing up. I've carried it over into my adult life.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,256
Posted By Turtlecouple
Yes FAmom!!!!!! Me too!!   My youngest...

Yes FAmom!!!!!! Me too!!
 
My youngest started pre-school this year, 3 days a week for 3 hours a day. I was panicking at first, thinking what am I going to do the 3 hours?!?!? OMG, I love it! Now...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By Turtlecouple
I would put away money as opposed to buying...

I would put away money as opposed to buying things and letting them sit. My boys are 3 years apart and the improvement on a lot of the  equipment (most of them convince wise) is crazy! Also,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,892
Posted By Turtlecouple
I agree with the pp's...   things do get...

I agree with the pp's...
 
things do get more expensive as they get older. I have 2 boys, ages 6 and 3. The 3 year old started pre-school and is expressing interest in joining sports. Now that's 2...
Forum: Parenting   12-04-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,758
Posted By Turtlecouple
This was a few years ago when DS1 was 4 years...

This was a few years ago when DS1 was 4 years old...DH took him out to run errands, I stayed home watching "The Wire" on DVD. They came home in the middle of an episode, so I turned it off. DS1 -...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-03-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By Turtlecouple
My husband works graveyard shift. We have 2...

My husband works graveyard shift. We have 2 boys, 6 years and 3 years old. I can't wait until he can work days, but financially, him working graveyard makes more sense for us now. 
 
I find it can...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,671
Posted By Turtlecouple
Yes, we do.   I'm from Hawaii and everybody...

Yes, we do.
 
I'm from Hawaii and everybody there is Auntie or Uncle!!
Forum: Parenting   10-30-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,822
Posted By Turtlecouple
There's a show called "Little Bill" where the...

There's a show called "Little Bill" where the kids called their great grandmother Alice the Great. I always thought that was cute.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-27-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Turtlecouple
I'm so sorry. I understand how you feel...I'm 41...

I'm so sorry. I understand how you feel...I'm 41 and we won't be trying again.

I miscarried in Jan at 9 wks. It was devastating to me as well. I really hate it when people bring religion into it....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-22-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,934
Posted By Turtlecouple
I think we've all had moments like that, we've...

I think we've all had moments like that, we've all gotten angry at our babies. Something that really helped me during those trying times was to tell myself that ONE DAY...

~they'll be to big to...
Forum: Learning at School   10-20-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Turtlecouple
Our school district banned Halloween...

Our school district banned Halloween celebrations in schools about 5-6 years ago. My oldest was just born so I didn't really think much about it when I heard about it on the news back then. The...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Turtlecouple
It sounds like my DS1 experience last year in...

It sounds like my DS1 experience last year in Kindergarten. I don't think he learned a single academic thing last year. He had 2 years of pre-school and was reading when he started K so yeah, when...
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