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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,819
Posted By Jane91
What about some older movies?   A lot (but...

What about some older movies?
 
A lot (but not all) of the Shirley Temple movies might work, like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm or The Blue Bird.
 
Also, The Court Jester with Danny Kaye is another...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-28-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,312
Posted By Jane91
As part of the dicussion on grains -- a 2006...

As part of the dicussion on grains -- a 2006 study published by the journal Pediatrics found that early introduction of wheat (before 6 months) appeared to be protective (rather than triggering) for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,096
Posted By Jane91
If you think that divorce is someplace that this...

If you think that divorce is someplace that this seriously might go (whether instigated by you or him), I would never agree to having him become a full-time SAHD right now.  Also, if your current...
Forum: Parenting   01-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Jane91
 "Baby Hearts" is another book that looks at the...

 "Baby Hearts" is another book that looks at the four main personality types, including the "Slow to Warm" child, and summarizes current research on how to help a child develop empathy, self...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By Jane91
I believe the easement would be put on file with...

I believe the easement would be put on file with the register of deeds, so future purchasers would know about it.
 
In any event, I think you might want to have legal counsel involved, so I would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,571
Posted By Jane91
 Another point to consider as to whether the...

 Another point to consider as to whether the $900 is "extra" -- are the retirement savings you are currently doing adequate?  Have you worked with some retirement calculators, etc. to determine how...
Forum: Learning at School   01-17-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,645
Posted By Jane91
 "One size fits all" principle actually works in...

 "One size fits all" principle actually works in Finland, South Korea  and my home country - countries with excellent public education programs."
 
Let's take a peek at the ethnic and cultural...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Jane91
"Again, I'm thankful that I don't have those...

"Again, I'm thankful that I don't have those fears of "what if something happens."  My husband is IN my future and even if something went horribly awry, I trust that he wouldn't try to stiff us. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,571
Posted By Jane91
Also, are you really convinced that all the...

Also, are you really convinced that all the activities you will do with your kids once you SAH are going to be free?  If not, some extra should be budgeted to anticipate that there will be greater...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,571
Posted By Jane91
I'm going to be honest and say that I think that...

I'm going to be honest and say that I think that $900 "extra" is not really $900 extra. 
 
In my experience, there is always something coming up that eats away at "overages" like that -- the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Jane91
Strangely enough, I just spent a little time...

Strangely enough, I just spent a little time this morning talking to a friend who is spending today trying to keep her sister and her 5 kids off the streets and out of a homeless shelter.  Her...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Jane91
Thanks Ashli -- I think we're definitely going...

Thanks Ashli -- I think we're definitely going to have to have that talk.  I wish I could be more trusting in the way you describe, but I have seen too many friends and acquaintances blind-sided by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Jane91
Just to clarify -- the chunk of change isn't...

Just to clarify -- the chunk of change isn't hidden.  My husband is aware of all my retirement and other savings. I'm just not excited about converting my pre-marital assets (where in a divorce I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Jane91
My husband and I are finally merging finances...

My husband and I are finally merging finances after marriage, and I'm finding it very difficult emotionally.  We are happily married but I'm still struggling with this.
 
I am the major...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,079
Posted By Jane91
"Forced visits with nonrelatives i.e....

"Forced visits with nonrelatives i.e. stepgrandparents that are frequent and take a teen away from his own friends, relatives and activities on a regular basis. "
 
Its funny how in one thread a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,714
Posted By Jane91
In these sorts of situations, I always wonder if...

In these sorts of situations, I always wonder if it isn't better to emphasize with the child the reality of the situation and relationship versus the fantasy of what we wish the relationship to be....
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jane91
Well, a male ballet dancer just landed Natalie...

Well, a male ballet dancer just landed Natalie Portman (engaged, having a child in 2011), so maybe a mention of that will quell anyone who thinks that just because he likes ballet/dance he must be...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   12-16-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,282
Posted By Jane91
Reading these stories makes me wonder if it...

Reading these stories makes me wonder if it isn't (in a sense) emotionally dangerous to become extremely focused on the birthing process rather than the result (physically healthy mom and child). ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-08-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Jane91
I'm a little worried that we're not getting our...

I'm a little worried that we're not getting our girls (8 months) enough time outside the immediate family.  We're so busy with work, renovating our house, etc., etc., and generally exhausted that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-07-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Jane91
May not be what you want to hear but my girls...

May not be what you want to hear but my girls didn't really get on the same schedule until about 6 or 6 and 1/2 months.  Everything before that was on demand separately, as each needed.  Once they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-24-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,541
Posted By Jane91
Actually, now that I think of it, there are a...

Actually, now that I think of it, there are a bunch of Gene Stratton Porter books that are very good, but not particularly well known now (though she was a best-seller in her day). 
 
A Girl of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,541
Posted By Jane91
Pushcart War was great!    Personally, I...

Pushcart War was great! 
 
Personally, I found Under the Lilacs and Eight Cousins to be an easier starting place with Alcott than Little Women.  I had a Little Women that had been beautifully...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-23-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,541
Posted By Jane91
There is what I think of as classics:   ...

There is what I think of as classics:
 
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Pollyanna
The Wizard of Oz (and sequels)
Lang's The Blue Fairy Book (and sequels)
The Princess and the Goblin
The Prince and...
Forum: Family Safety   11-12-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Jane91
We could experiment with putting someone in the...

We could experiment with putting someone in the third row (I believe one seat there has latch), but it will be terribly inconvenient in terms of our cargo space.
 
I was interested in the Radian,...
Forum: Family Safety   11-11-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Jane91
We seem to be having difficulty installing a...

We seem to be having difficulty installing a Radian RF-ing behind the driver's seat in our '10 Honda Ody and while still leaving room for the driver.
 
Any suggestions about what we are doing...
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