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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Peony
8th grade and up

It's been a very long time since I was in the forum. :serious: We started out unschooling many years ago, ended up at a small crunchy, private school, then public, and now my kids have been at a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,305
Posted By Peony
We do have friends over but it is noticeable less...

We do have friends over but it is noticeable less then when we had a larger house. It requires more hands on work from me to keep everyone separated, mostly meaning my children! My two boys do not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,305
Posted By Peony
We do! It is larger then 800 sq ft but we are a...

We do! It is larger then 800 sq ft but we are a larger family. Family of 6 in 1200q ft. When we bought it, it was 2B, 1BA. We have not added on any but did create more walls within the space to have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-10-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Peony
It's already the third week of school here. We...

It's already the third week of school here. We also had a horrid year with DS1 last year. The week prior to school starting and the first week of school was quite rocky. We haven't had any issues...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-01-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Peony
Ahhh! Once again our boys are proving to be...

Ahhh! Once again our boys are proving to be similar to each other. DS1's carnitine levels are low-normal. Meaning that they are exactly one point above the lowest range of normal. Our developmental...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-26-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Peony
I keep stalking to see if you have any updates...

I keep stalking to see if you have any updates Wild Lupine.


Low Vit D is sometimes seen in Mito kids.


Right after I wrote that post in June, my DS1 declined in muscular tone/ability,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,521
Posted By Peony
Mine went back to school today. Huge sigh of...

Mine went back to school today. Huge sigh of relief from me with DD1 going back, she does well with the regular routine. She really likes having the days being similar and knowing what to expect.
...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-11-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Peony
:( Sorry to hear that Wild Lupine. I hope you are...

:( Sorry to hear that Wild Lupine. I hope you are easily able to find some answers.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-08-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Peony
We've never had this happen. We did only go to a...

We've never had this happen. We did only go to a pediatric dentist when DD1 was very young, had extensive cavities, and did have go undergo sedation to fill them. All my kids start going to my family...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,521
Posted By Peony
DD1 is 12 and has struggled with anxiety most of...

DD1 is 12 and has struggled with anxiety most of her life. She eventually did end up with a generalized anxiety disorder diagnosis. She goes through periods where it is manageable, and by manageable...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Peony
We live in a high COL area. We do own but at a...

We live in a high COL area. We do own but at a cost. 1200 sq ft, run down 100 year old house for a family of 6. We had previously lived out of town out a bit to get more house for the same price but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Peony
DS1 did from age 5-6. No know reason. We ran...

DS1 did from age 5-6. No know reason. We ran series of metabolic tests, did a back MRI to rule out tethered spinal cord, saw more specialists of course. We ended up seeing a pedi muscular neurologist...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-12-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,216
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,712
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
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, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
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...
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