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Forum: Personal Growth   10-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By K1329
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365658/deflated#post_17142308)

Quote:Originally...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By K1329
After a couple of holidays spent racing from one...

After a couple of holidays spent racing from one house to the next, we decided to take a different approach. We now alternate every other year - visit one family one year, the other the next. It's...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-23-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By K1329
Yes. After all, they're not smoking in your...

Yes. After all, they're not smoking in your home. No different than a waitress who takes a smoke break before bringing you your meal, or, a hairdresser who smokes before cutting your hair, in my...
Forum: Learning at School   08-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By K1329
My youngest started this week. I have mixed...

My youngest started this week. I have mixed emotions about it...
But, I am confident he'll have fun & I will definitely be taking advantage of some "me" time!
Forum: Learning at School   08-22-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By K1329
I brought both of my kids to the campus several...

I brought both of my kids to the campus several times before school started. After hours, we played on the playground, peeked in the windows, etc. On the first day of class, the place seemed a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,620
Posted By K1329
Mine was well worth it. I now work in a part...

Mine was well worth it. I now work in a part time, professional job with full benefits. It is rewarding & a great fit for my family. The job requires a BA.
As far as loans go, I advise comparing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By K1329
I figure diversification makes sense. I have a...

I figure diversification makes sense. I have a portion of my portfolio in a freedom/retirement date fund. The rest is allocated elsewhere.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By K1329
I agree completely with Babysmurf! Great advice....

I agree completely with Babysmurf! Great advice. There are so many factors to consider when deciding if buying makes sense for you, but, ownership has been a great investment for my family. We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By K1329
I totally agree with mamato2! Weigh your...

I totally agree with mamato2! Weigh your projected salary against the amount of loans you will need to take out. Student loans can be a good investment, but, it really depends upon the amount taken...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By K1329
You sound committed & ready to do it! It's...

You sound committed & ready to do it! It's wonderful you've found your passion & I believe just about any person who is motivated to do so can finish college. My spouse went back as an adult & loved...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   05-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By K1329
What part of Mandeville? How old are your kids?...

What part of Mandeville? How old are your kids? When are you moving? It's a beautiful area & the schools are great!
Forum: Women's Health   04-15-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By K1329
Heat treatment was the only successful solution...

Heat treatment was the only successful solution for a local hotel I'm familiar with - pesticides didn't work because new eggs would just hatch a few months later. Google heat treatment for bed bugs....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-08-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By K1329
For me, it's an easy question. Work to create a...

For me, it's an easy question. Work to create a happy, positive environment for the kids. I wanted my toddlers in an environment where they felt welcomed & that I felt good dropping them off to. A...
Forum: Family Safety   03-30-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,429
Posted By K1329
No experience with the carseat, but, the Combi...

No experience with the carseat, but, the Combi stroller we bought was a piece of garbage. SO poorly constructed; it was broken & worn out much earlier than it should have been. Shortest lifespan...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By K1329
We bought the house we're in from the neighbor....

We bought the house we're in from the neighbor. No problems at all! It's been great. The relationship has been no different than our relationship with other neighbors. I say, if you live the house,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-29-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By K1329
Don't feel too bad, after all, you can't change...

Don't feel too bad, after all, you can't change it, so, not worth too much energy, IMHO.
That said, IME, she probably would have asked you shortly thereafter, anyway! My dd surprised me, at 4, by...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,654
Posted By K1329
Just have to say, this is my first time, ever,...

Just have to say, this is my first time, ever, reading "only post if you agree with me" on a message board. I've been giggling about it for awhile now... hilarious!...
Forum: Mental Health   03-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By K1329
I can add that it does get easier with time....

I can add that it does get easier with time. After years of social drinking, I quit due to a prescription medication I have to take. At first, it was difficult to attend functions that I associated...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-17-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,932
Posted By K1329
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dukey25 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1119737/how-do-you-do-it-help-me-stop-yelling-at-my-kids#post_14192519)

I...
Forum: Parenting   03-17-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By K1329
My dd, now 8, had the same experience as a...

My dd, now 8, had the same experience as a toddler. As much as I like my coworkers, I don't understand how a group of adults can surround a toddler, and, when the toddler doesn't want to "perform"...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-13-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By K1329
I have read that the legal drugs are benign...

I have read that the legal drugs are benign herbs & powders that are sprayed with various unknown chemicals in some Chinese factory. Totally unregulated & totally frightening. Does your dh know what...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-08-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By K1329
My dd has done this off & on since she was...

My dd has done this off & on since she was verbal, and, she is also very resistant to change. She's now 8 & hasn't done it in the last couple of years.
What always helped was telling her something...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-01-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By K1329
I work at the professional level part time with...

I work at the professional level part time with benefits at a local university. I think universities & state/federal departments offer more part time options.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By K1329
My ds sounds like your dd. You have gotten great...

My ds sounds like your dd. You have gotten great advice from pps. I look at my son's diet over a few days, or, a week, instead of individually evaluating each meal. As in, he may have had plain...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 255
Posted By K1329
Dd, 8 - right now she wants to be a mail...

Dd, 8 - right now she wants to be a mail delivery person. But, I'm not sure we'll still have a post office when she's an adult!
Ds, 5 - wants to be a race car driver. He's certainly been practicing...
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