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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By snuggly mama
Hi 2boyzmama! I haven't been around in a while,...

Hi 2boyzmama! I haven't been around in a while, but certainly remember Connor and his story. My daughter has multiple diagnoses as well, including a confirmed diagnosis of CVID, so hopefully I can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By snuggly mama
Thanks, everyone. I was afraid I was going to...

Thanks, everyone. I was afraid I was going to get flamed for suggesting the bankruptcy route -- you all gave me some good advice and things to think about. I'm hoping the appointment helps us figure...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By snuggly mama
Dh and I have been financially struggling for...

Dh and I have been financially struggling for awhile, and things are coming to a head now. I just had to cash in our change jar to buy food for the next couple of days...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By snuggly mama
Dd1 started therapy around age 8 for severe...

Dd1 started therapy around age 8 for severe anxiety and anger issues. For the first 2-3 months, it actually felt like things got worse and we questioned whether or not therapy was a good choice....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-17-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By snuggly mama
My daughter has immune deficiency and is also a...

My daughter has immune deficiency and is also a kidney-transplant recipient, so has a double-whammy of sensitivity to getting all the stuff passed around it schools. She's going into 3rd grade, and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-06-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By snuggly mama
That's so sad! I'm sure your dd is absolutely...

That's so sad! I'm sure your dd is absolutely beautiful http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By snuggly mama
My daughter had a kidney transplant at 15 months...

My daughter had a kidney transplant at 15 months old -- she's now 8 years old, and she goes to school, Girl Scouts, dance class, birthday parties and pretty much anything else she can. We are very...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By snuggly mama
We're getting ready for major surgery next week,...

We're getting ready for major surgery next week, so I can understand the issues with considering interventions, etc. For me, I really just have to take the long view, ykwim? For my own sanity, I've...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-23-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
Just wanted to let everyone know how much I...

Just wanted to let everyone know how much I really appreciated all the thoughtful advice/replies. Dd is so very excited to be going to this school, and I'm feeling really happy about the decision...
Forum: Pets   06-21-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By snuggly mama
Our puppy is 6 months old, and we just love him...

Our puppy is 6 months old, and we just love him to pieces. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

For the most part, he's doing great with all kinds of training, and we have very...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-17-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
Well, the last 10 days have been really, really...

Well, the last 10 days have been really, really hard -- much harder than I anticipated. Today, dd found out that she got an additional $1000 in financial aid, and that, combined with her job money,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By snuggly mama
My daughter had a kidney transplant when she was...

My daughter had a kidney transplant when she was a little over a year old (she's 7 years post-transplant now http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: ). Medicare should cover...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-08-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By snuggly mama
I think you've captured it perfectly! My...

I think you've captured it perfectly! My standard answer for people who know us well enough to ask but not well enough to know all the details is, "right now, we're doing okay." A lot depends on the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,720
Posted By snuggly mama
My brother lives in CA, and we are on the East...

My brother lives in CA, and we are on the East Coast. At the time of his wedding, I had a 4 yo and a 2yo and we had just purchased our first house. The wedding was going to be a small-ish event, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-07-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
Dd had a wonderful time at her dance, and we...

Dd had a wonderful time at her dance, and we were able to have a respectful conversation with her about school options after the emotion of that was passed. So far, this is what we've decided:

1....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-06-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
I'm not sure she's looking at Ivy League schools...

I'm not sure she's looking at Ivy League schools just yet.

What didn't come through in my posts is that we had this discussion about the finances when she first applied to the parochial school,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
Thank you all for such great replies. They've...

Thank you all for such great replies. They've really given dh and I a lot to talk about! For the moment, we've tabled the discussion with dd. Today is her last day at her old school, it's her 8th...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-05-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,495
Posted By snuggly mama
Glad to hear that she's doing a bit better....

Glad to hear that she's doing a bit better. Sending you good thoughts that she continues to make improvements.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-05-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By snuggly mama
No, the tuition would be something new, not part...

No, the tuition would be something new, not part of our current debt. I am not at all knowledgeable about bankruptcy and was/am worried that a judge would look at us paying money towards school but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-05-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
Stik, I think in some ways this is dd's "hill",...

Stik, I think in some ways this is dd's "hill", you know? This is the thing she's using to test out how much we are willing to give to her, how far we'll willing to go for her. The thing is, dd2 has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By snuggly mama
So, the background for this question is in my...

So, the background for this question is in my other thread here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1094416 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1094416)

What I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-04-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
We have $3000 in financial aid, so we need to...

We have $3000 in financial aid, so we need to come up with another $3000. She has offered to get a job, but at 14, I'm not loving that idea. First, because there's not much for a kid her age and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-04-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By snuggly mama
Dd1 is heading to high school in the fall. She's...

Dd1 is heading to high school in the fall. She's currently in a small parochial school where we've been getting free tuition for 7 years. She applied and was accepted to a private, parochial high...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-29-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,495
Posted By snuggly mama
How scary for you!!...

How scary for you!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I believe very strongly that our children can *feel* our presence and our love, even when they are not conscious....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By snuggly mama
So sorry to hear about this...

So sorry to hear about this http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Dh was "forced to resign"/terminated from a job about 5 years ago, and he was still able to collect...
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