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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-28-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By travlr
How about the novels of Dara Horn? I recently...

How about the novels of Dara Horn? I recently read and enjoyed All Other Nights that takes place during the Civil War. I believe many of her books have Jewish female characters.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By travlr
My DD is the same grade and reading level as...

My DD is the same grade and reading level as your DS and she loves humorous books too. She enjoyed Melvin Beederman, Superhero and the 7 sequels. She would giggle out loud when she was reading that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By travlr
I'm renewing my auto insurance this month and...

I'm renewing my auto insurance this month and I'm removing the comp/collision on my 2001 SUV. It's just not worth it to pay for the coverage any more.
 
If I'm reading your description properly,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By travlr
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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By travlr
We recently read The Goat-Faced Girl by Leah...

We recently read The Goat-Faced Girl by Leah Marinsky Sharpe. It's the story of a beautiful but very lazy girl who is asked by a prince to be his bride. The girl's stepmother, who is a witch and has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By travlr
I've taken my girls to art museums since they...

I've taken my girls to art museums since they were infants. They are now 4 and 6 1/2. We tend to move through the galleries pretty fast these days but when they find something that interests them...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By travlr
We do "No TV Week" around here. It happens...

We do "No TV Week" around here. It happens whenever I think my girls are too engaged with TV and I feel like I'm passively parenting. It happens about twice a year. It's not a punishment. We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By travlr
Since my DD2 was born, I have read to both my DC...

Since my DD2 was born, I have read to both my DC together at bedtime. They are now 6.5 and 4. Usually I read at least two or three picture books and then move on to the chapter book. My younger...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-15-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By travlr
The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard by...

The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard by Gregory Rogers and it's sequels.

Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller and it's sequels.

Both very bizarre and cool. My girls loved them.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By travlr
In our city the books chosen for this type of...

In our city the books chosen for this type of thing are somehow connected to our community. For example, the book was set locally or was written by a local writer or spoke to issues important to our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By travlr
I have the $25/mo plan with Virgin Mobile. I get...

I have the $25/mo plan with Virgin Mobile. I get 300 min and unlimited texting. It offers free email and web, though I've never used that. They don't have coverage like AT&T but I haven't had issues...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-10-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By travlr
Some of my DDs (6.5 and almost 4) adventure...

Some of my DDs (6.5 and almost 4) adventure story favorites:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (we went on to read 3-4 of the sequels)
The Rescuers
My Father's Dragon series
Charlie and the Chocolate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By travlr
My childhood favorites- Camping out in the...

My childhood favorites-

Camping out in the backyard.

Spending the whole day at the beach or picnicking at the beach in the late afternoon and staying until everyone else leaves and it gets...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-28-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,580
Posted By travlr
I have a 6yo DD. She was a Daisy Scout with...

I have a 6yo DD. She was a Daisy Scout with other K and 1st Grade girls and at their end of year pool party 11 of the 12 girls had a parent stay. Maybe we're all over protective but I wasn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By travlr
My 6yo sucks her thumb. We switched dentists...

My 6yo sucks her thumb. We switched dentists because her first one made her feel so horrible about it. She sucks her thumb when she is uncomfortable so not at bedtime, but often in public. She does...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-31-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By travlr
We did the same comparison and the Honda dealer...

We did the same comparison and the Honda dealer was a bit more willing to come down on the price though to be honest no one was willing to come down much from the the listed prices on Autotrader....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-30-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By travlr
I don't think the price info on Edmunds will be...

I don't think the price info on Edmunds will be of much use. We just recently bought a certified used Sienna. Most dealers list their vehicles online with autotrader or carsforsale.com or something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By travlr
I have a 6yo. I have also seen Avatar. I would...

I have a 6yo. I have also seen Avatar. I would not let my 6yo watch Avatar. It is pretty violent.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By travlr
My 3yo went with her grandmas. She had a great...

My 3yo went with her grandmas. She had a great time and was well behaved.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,215
Posted By travlr
We just bought a 09 Sienna. We went with a...

We just bought a 09 Sienna. We went with a certified car from a local dealer and we bought it from the internet sales dept, which we found to be a relatively painless way to buy a car.

I was in...
Forum: Learning at School   05-06-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By travlr
Our school uses the Farm to School program which...

Our school uses the Farm to School program which is now active in 44 states. There is a salad bar option everyday at school where the children can supplement their hot lunch with fresh local...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By travlr
My 6yo DD is now dry about 3/4 of the time. We...

My 6yo DD is now dry about 3/4 of the time. We use the Blue Max pads that I bought from Amazon.com that someone on MDC recommended. The 3'x3' pads are fabric with a waterproof backing. I just put...
Forum: Learning at School   04-15-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,832
Posted By travlr
I recommend Tacky the Penguin...

I recommend Tacky the Penguin...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-01-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,611
Posted By travlr
I took my 6yo DD and saw it in 3D. I loved it....

I took my 6yo DD and saw it in 3D. I loved it. My DD enjoyed it but found it a bit intense. The dragons WERE scary. I left my 3.5 yo at home- she would have been too scared.

The film thankfully...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,737
Posted By travlr
I can totally relate to the weepy child. I have...

I can totally relate to the weepy child. I have a sensitive newly 6yo DD and we're learning to cope with her emotions. My DD doesn't usually have morning issues though. She'll generally start her...
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