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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-26-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By earthmama369
We're just starting to come out of a financial...

We're just starting to come out of a financial crisis and are watching pennies but basically ok right now. We would be just fine on dh's income but for my becoming disabled a few years ago and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-26-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By earthmama369
That's a load of poo. Large and stinky.   ...

That's a load of poo. Large and stinky.
 
OK, so you say he was a health freak until 4 months ago and always hated anyone who drank at all, but then you say this is his second DUI, the first being...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By earthmama369
Honestly, I'd start throwing their trash back...

Honestly, I'd start throwing their trash back over the fence into their yard when I walk the dog. And I'd do some strong signals that the going to hell talk, dancing on cars, borrowing things...
Forum: Learning at School   09-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By earthmama369
I'm in the same boat this year. I love...

I'm in the same boat this year. I love homeschooling and the kids were thriving, but I've developed a chronic illness that has sidelined me. The kids are having a rough adjustment to school this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-18-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By earthmama369
We've gotten help for our local hospital bills...

We've gotten help for our local hospital bills through their "free bed fund," which is actually a grant program that offers sliding scale financial aid based on income. I didn't think we'd qualify,...
Forum: Learning at School   09-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By earthmama369
DS has a nightshade allergy and sensory issues,...

DS has a nightshade allergy and sensory issues, so that influences my choices a lot. I try to go for something soft, something crunchy, protein, and a little something sweet. DD is in a lovely stage...
Forum: Parenting   09-06-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By earthmama369
We're new to this kind of routine. I was...

We're new to this kind of routine. I was homeschooling the kids with plans to continue until some health issues got in the way. DD is 6 now and started her second semester of public school -- second...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-06-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By earthmama369
My dad, myself, and DS (age 5) all have sensory...

My dad, myself, and DS (age 5) all have sensory issues with auditory filtering as a major issue and sound sensitivity as a minor one. By minor, I mean that on a good day when all synapses are lined...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-05-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By earthmama369
Is this new or has this been his approach toward...

Is this new or has this been his approach toward food since the beginning? Did it come on slowly or hit hard and fast?
 
A sudden change would argue for a massive growth spurt, I think. But if...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-04-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 981
Posted By earthmama369
We're not following DR strictly, but the basic...

We're not following DR strictly, but the basic precepts really strike a tone with both dh and I. We've had an updated written budget for years, have cut just about everything down to the essentials,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-04-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,258
Posted By earthmama369
Quick update:   The first day of school got...

Quick update:
 
The first day of school got moved back six days because of the hurricane. We got power back the same day the school did. But the bright side of this is that we had a few extra days...
Forum: Learning at School   09-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By earthmama369
School got pushed back here because of the...

School got pushed back here because of the hurricane, but they had their open house yesterday and I got a chance to look through the books that DD (age 6, homeschooler going into 2nd grade) will be...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 948
Posted By earthmama369
That school sounds atrocious. As a professional...

That school sounds atrocious. As a professional educator or administrator specializing in working with young children, if you can't identify and roll with completely normal developmental behaviors,...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By earthmama369
My 6-year-old is starting second grade on...

My 6-year-old is starting second grade on Tuesday and my 5-year-old is starting kindergarten. I ran into some health issues that made homeschooling very difficult last year and DD opted to try a...
Forum: Learning at School   09-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By earthmama369
DD didn't get a supply list this year (second...

DD didn't get a supply list this year (second grade), and DS's kindergarten teacher only asked for 4 large glue sticks. Apparently she did so many projects with the kids last year that the school...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-02-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 322
Posted By earthmama369
We hardly see my ILs as it is. If DH were to die...

We hardly see my ILs as it is. If DH were to die (perish the thought), we might see MIL and one of my SILs in passing while visiting my family (they live in the same town), and maybe on my kids'...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-02-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 121
Posted By earthmama369
The state we live in mandates enough consumer...

The state we live in mandates enough consumer protection that I don't feel the need to buy a warranty. For the types of tech we buy, if a part's defective, it's most likely going to malfunction...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 708
Posted By earthmama369
We don't go out for dinner very often, but when...

We don't go out for dinner very often, but when we do, we make sure it's something we're really going to enjoy. We usually spend $10-$15 per kiddo (we have two) and $10-$25 per adult. Generally we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,258
Posted By earthmama369
DS is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. He...

DS is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. He has SPD (SID) but despite two tries, does *not* have an IEP. I'm pretty nervous about this. The main reason (besides school budget, which I suspect was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-30-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By earthmama369
Theft is theft. Call the police.

Theft is theft. Call the police.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By earthmama369
Half an hour each way, twice a day, is two hours...

Half an hour each way, twice a day, is two hours of driving for you and your kids every day. I would *never* expect someone to do that for me on a regular basis, or to take on the cost of gas...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By earthmama369
M, I am so sorry for your loss. It's good that...

M, I am so sorry for your loss. It's good that you got to be with her; I'm glad you had that chance. I hope in time your memories of her gentle and become something to treasure, rather than...
Forum: Site Help   07-03-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,616
Posted By earthmama369
I had a hard time seeing a difference between...

I had a hard time seeing a difference between any of them.
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By earthmama369
My kids will always happily chow down on...

My kids will always happily chow down on anything someone else offers them, because it's *different.* It can be the same exact thing we serve at home, but if it's not at home, hey -- apparently it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,180
Posted By earthmama369
I love the idea of an advice tree. You can throw...

I love the idea of an advice tree. You can throw a party for me any time! *lol*
 
It almost feels like they're competing for a reality show. Like Punk'd. Or World's Tackiest Family.
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