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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By SuzyLee
First of all, rereading, it should say DS(4) as...

First of all, rereading, it should say DS(4) as in age 4, not my 4th DS :)
 
Thank you so much for the response.  Very helpful!  Do you know anything about Newark?  It seems appealing bc it is so...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By SuzyLee
Any Columbus area mamas?   DH has a job...

Any Columbus area mamas?
 
DH has a job offer coming in Columbus.  He is from Cleveland (as are my IL's yay for me!) but hasn't lived in OH for 20 years so really, we are both going in blind....
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By SuzyLee
My Dh has ADD-innatentive type.  He is not...

My Dh has ADD-innatentive type.  He is not hyperactive at all- it is just the inattention!  He is better on meds, but hates taking the meds (plus the only one that worked for him is not covered by...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By SuzyLee
DS has global developmental delays.  Typically...

DS has global developmental delays.  Typically he can handle grocery store situations fine.  One time though, we had a little incident with the kiddie cart, so I went and put it away.
 
The ENTIRE...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-03-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,474
Posted By SuzyLee
I am somewhere in the middle. I think the bigger...

I am somewhere in the middle. I think the bigger factor for me is age/experience. I guess I like grandmotherly birth attendants and those tend to have had children!

When I had my first (hospital...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-30-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 440
Posted By SuzyLee
20 to a neighbor, aquantaince from church, etc....

20 to a neighbor, aquantaince from church, etc. 50 for a closer family/friend. Probably 100 for my neice or nephew.

In my circle (when I was in high school) everyone used their grad money to pay...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-11-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,528
Posted By SuzyLee
Well I am totally in the once or twice the whole...

Well I am totally in the once or twice the whole first year category. I apparently produce babies who don't sleep and if I am sleep deprived sex is the first thing to go.

Dh knows this and would...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-11-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By SuzyLee
How much financial difference would it make if...

How much financial difference would it make if you got a part timejob (and put the kids in school)? Could you save enough to make a move more doable?

I wouldn't move given the current financial...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-11-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By SuzyLee
Hugs, it is tough. My sil is a total mooch....

Hugs, it is tough.

My sil is a total mooch. After about 4 YEARS of me not putting up with the whining, my mil finally stopped complaining to me. Everytime she started I said "she (sil) is an...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   05-07-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By SuzyLee
We have a water-only foogo get mold. Now it did...

We have a water-only foogo get mold. Now it did sit in the garage for 4 months lol. The problem isn't the mold though- it's that with the plastic and metal parts, you can't get the mold scrubbed out...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By SuzyLee
Yah I'd just agree with you dh that you are...

Yah I'd just agree with you dh that you are going to see them for dinner or and afternoon at the park, or whatever (totally) supervised!) once a month or so. And then the rest of the time just...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-21-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By SuzyLee
I often tell my 3 yr old that either he can put...

I often tell my 3 yr old that either he can put it away, or I will put it away in the trash. Works great bc either way it gets off the floor!
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-20-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By SuzyLee
Well the cold hrsh reality is that appearance...

Well the cold hrsh reality is that appearance matters when dating.


BUT.....
1. You can change you appearance.
2. There are plenty of nice men who are fat and/or could care less if you are or...
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By SuzyLee
Sounds like you don't have enough space for...

Sounds like you don't have enough space for hedges. Bummer. One plant to look into is arborvitae. They grow fairly tall and narrow. There might be varieties that are narrow enough to fit. Another...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-18-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By SuzyLee
I have a similar relationship with my IL's. I...

I have a similar relationship with my IL's. I have come to the conclusion that a week of staying in the same house is a lot of the problem. If we lived closer we could just have dinner together!!!!...
Forum: Gardening   04-11-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By SuzyLee
We have loads of beetles (I thought they were...

We have loads of beetles (I thought they were cane borers but ???) but it never seemed to effect berry production.

Another neighbor just offered me plants, yay!

I am going to put leaves down...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By SuzyLee
5 years ago we planted 2 (purchased) plants in a...

5 years ago we planted 2 (purchased) plants in a 4x8 bed and they quickly spread and we got great yields within 2-3 years. They spread so dang much that we decided to move them out of our raised bed...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By SuzyLee
To throw out a number, for a first garden I...

To throw out a number, for a first garden I would something like 12' square.
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By SuzyLee
I planted 2 plants in a 4x8 bed. No sense...

I planted 2 plants in a 4x8 bed. No sense planting them densely since thy will spread to fill the whole bed.

I would plant a few and sell the rest on craigslist.
Forum: Homebirth   04-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By SuzyLee
My son was 2.5. I have fast labors so he just...

My son was 2.5. I have fast labors so he just went to the neighbor's house for 3 hrs.

If you want a hv, I'd tell the relatives not to come until after and find a sitter who can take you son out...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-24-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,120
Posted By SuzyLee
Well I do think he has a point about the...

Well I do think he has a point about the housework. I wouldn't expect deep cleaning but I would expect the clutter picked up and the laundry done.

However overall he sounds like a total you know...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By SuzyLee
DS has one of those lightweight "stick vacs"...

DS has one of those lightweight "stick vacs" iykwim. It works ok but I think sweeping works better. But if you could mostly sweep and just needed the vac for a small room or rug then it would be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,635
Posted By SuzyLee
My parents did when I was a kid. It was fine...

My parents did when I was a kid. It was fine from a kids perspective! Now my mom went a little crazy during the long winters, lol.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By SuzyLee
We also get llbean ones for dh. They seem to...

We also get llbean ones for dh. They seem to last very well.

Changing pants as soon as he gets home helps but Honestly jeans cost just as much and then the jeans will just wear out faster plus I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-14-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By SuzyLee
I have lightly wacked both my kids several times...

I have lightly wacked both my kids several times when they have bitten. My 3 yr old will still occassionally bite and one time he came up behind me and bit me hard. I pushed backward against him (...
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