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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Peony
We spent a significant amount of time at our...

We spent a significant amount of time at our local skate park. The little guys ride Strider bikes in the bowls and features and the older ones ride skateboards, bikes, scooters around.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-09-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,606
Posted By Peony
Hmmm. Lately I have been totally bailing on...

Hmmm. Lately I have been totally bailing on preparing one dinner and a lunch during the week. It has been forcing the family to get creative with what they find in the fridge to eat! Honestly, it has...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Peony
I stopped my kids napping between 2-2.5 years of...

I stopped my kids napping between 2-2.5 years of age for the exact same reason. I have four kids. When they took forever to go to sleep and when bedtime kept getting later and later, daily naps were...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-02-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,514
Posted By Peony
I did something similar as well! I haven't...

I did something similar as well! I haven't thought about that in years. I did not receive an allowance, nor did I have any way to earn money. My parents didn't buy things like movie tickets or a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Peony
I saw this last night and started a reply but...

I saw this last night and started a reply but then couldn't figure out exactly what to say.



Basically, the parent I was 12 years ago, would not recognize the parent I am today.



It's...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By Peony
I would also suggest martial arts. I would think...

I would also suggest martial arts. I would think running would be way too much at this point in time between his level of fitness and having lower muscle tone. Is that still an issue? I have a son...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-26-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Peony
My 8.5 year old is the same. There is nothing...

My 8.5 year old is the same. There is nothing else going on, she regularly sees docs. She just has a tiny bladder and a lot of urine production!

We can minimize the accidents in bed by doing the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-22-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By Peony
My girls for most purposes are girly girls. They...

My girls for most purposes are girly girls. They are 12 and 8 now. The younger one will only wear dresses, or jumpers at school. A hair bow is always a must with the 8 year old, the bigger the better...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-20-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Peony
Our latest practices end at 8pm right now. I...

Our latest practices end at 8pm right now. I would guess it is the field schedule and some kids just have to go later to fit it all in.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By Peony
We did intensive feeding therapy with my DS1 in...

We did intensive feeding therapy with my DS1 in 2012. We had gotten to a point where he was eating about 5 foods only. I had done my research and was very reluctant to do feeding therapy unless it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Peony
Often places will decrease the price if you pay...

Often places will decrease the price if you pay in full up front and not run it through insurance. I've never had luck getting the price decreased if you do want it to count against your deductible....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 116
Posted By Peony
We have a lot of driving related issues as well....

We have a lot of driving related issues as well. Four kids, four different activities. Three different places to be at immediately after school gets out. Almost identical pick up times on the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-01-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 260
Posted By Peony
I have two children that are also gifted...

I have two children that are also gifted athletically. Organized sports are a major part of our lives as well. Not because I'm of the mindset that I am going to make my children into sports...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Peony
Got a good one today from an acquaintance that I...

Got a good one today from an acquaintance that I saw in the library. I hadn't seen her since last summer so she was asking about DS1 and how he was doing. I described just for a minute about a few of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By Peony
I have no concept at all Birch. There are no...

I have no concept at all Birch. There are no names on this last pair at all, completely custom from feet casts we did of him. And all the others would be buried in a box from last time we moved.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By Peony
I've gotten them multiple ways. First set came...

I've gotten them multiple ways. First set came from a PT through EI. Next set came from a podiatrist. Then another PT, this was his first custom set but this particular model did not hold up well so...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,145
Posted By Peony
My 5 year old DS1 gets most violent when happy as...

My 5 year old DS1 gets most violent when happy as well. I don't have great advice on how to stop it because it has been a constant struggle for us for years and years. The older he gets, the harder...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,606
Posted By Peony
I lurk on here at times and really should post....

I lurk on here at times and really should post. :wink: Similar boat to others. Good income but very high expenses. Mostly medical and housing. It was an "ok" year health expense wise in 2014 and that...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Peony
I have not traveled for my own health care but...

I have not traveled for my own health care but have for that of my children's. I would leave him behind as difficult as it is to be separated for 2 weeks. 2 weeks is how long DD1 and then DS1's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,145
Posted By Peony
I have always found EI and school based services...

I have always found EI and school based services to move VERY slowly. Add in the holiday season and... It was always so frustrating for me.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Peony
We have some retained reflexes as well with DS1...

We have some retained reflexes as well with DS1 who is 5, one is also the Moro. I have mentioned it for years to all sorts of therapists and specialists including our neurologist and have never once...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Peony
I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I...

I'm also not talking about raising leeches. I have zero interest in paying for weddings, providing large gifts, buying cars, etc... All of my children are told that they should go to college and we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Peony
We will help to the best of our ability. Housing...

We will help to the best of our ability. Housing will be one area where we could assist, financially I am not sure. Neither DH or I have ever needed assistance from our families once we were 17, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Peony
I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have...

I am rather tough on this issue. My girls have hair that matts very easily and always looks untidy without constant brushing. I have the same hair so I do sympathize with them. I vividly remember my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Peony
I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can...

I'll echo the others, not a good idea! If she can not respect your parenting decisions now then she is certainly not going to respect them when she is left alone with your child. And there is no way...
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