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Re: job interview -- advice & dust

It's probably a good sign that the interview is going long! And the fact that he thought it was going great in the middle is good news! Continued dust coming your way!

by NewEnglandLady

September 2nd, 2015, 2:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: job interview -- advice & dust

Replies: 51

Views: 658
Re: Pre first day "open house"

That's tough--6:30pm is pretty late for an event for a 3-year-old, you know? Our preschool has a parents' night the week pre-school starts (at 7pm). Then there is a separate orientation day (just for 1 hour in the morning) where the kids are supposed to attend and it's the day after the parents' nig...

by NewEnglandLady

September 1st, 2015, 1:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Pre first day "open house"

Replies: 8

Views: 267
Re: Feeling a bit heartbroken.

I'm so sorry, DandiAndi, Pippin was a beautiful boy. Seems he had a big personality! Sounds like his passing was very peaceful, I hope you and your mother find some solace in that. Thinking of you all!

by NewEnglandLady

August 28th, 2015, 10:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Feeling a bit heartbroken.

Replies: 37

Views: 611
Re: Paging Skippy and any other parents of multiples

MP, just wanted to tell you how absolutely adorable O and N are. I'm sure the past 2 months have been a blur, but you are truly a rockstar. You are juggling so much, I can't imagine how physically and emotionally exhausted you must feel at the end of every day, but you are handling it so well (i'm s...

by NewEnglandLady

August 27th, 2015, 8:30 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Paging Skippy and any other parents of multiples

Replies: 136

Views: 4949
Re: How far would you go for a pet?

I feel that there is no "wrong" answer when it comes to something as personal as the decision to put your pet down. Or how far to go to save him/her. Every family has to make the very difficult decision as to how much is too much and I know that for me it was extremely painful and full of ...

by NewEnglandLady

August 25th, 2015, 1:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How far would you go for a pet?

Replies: 44

Views: 568
Re: How far would you go for a pet?

I am willing to go as for my dogs as I am for my human children. We are fortunate that we've never needed to go into debt for our animals, but Byron, our first newf, was terminally ill for 5 years and his care was very expensive. What was more difficult for me personally was the level of care he req...

by NewEnglandLady

August 25th, 2015, 9:13 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How far would you go for a pet?

Replies: 44

Views: 568
Re: Sleep Baby, Sleep

I have to admit that I believe I have naturally good sleepers, but I'm also the type who can be rigid about sleep training when needed. I used the same plan with both of my girls and it went really well. This is what I did: 1. First month--we used a rock and play at night. We kept it in our bedroom ...

by NewEnglandLady

August 11th, 2015, 8:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Sleep Baby, Sleep

Replies: 15

Views: 480
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

MP, thinking of you tons. I can't imagine how physically exhausted and emotionally drained you must feel. I'm so glad that you are being supported with home care and that your mother is there to help support you as well, but the toll you bear as the mother must be overwhelming. Wishing the best for ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 27th, 2015, 7:06 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39488

Views: 1471900
Re: Gate in room

A few of my friends have had success with gating when their kids moved to the toddler bed. We have a cheap baby gate that works well in doorways. We moved my 3-year-old to her bed for her 3rd birthday and I was worried about the new freedom. As it turns out, she's not once (in 6 months) gotten out o...

by NewEnglandLady

July 21st, 2015, 11:23 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Gate in room

Replies: 5

Views: 332
Re: Moving, oh my - opinions/advice on TX vs CO?

I'm also in the Boston area and am most certainly tired of all of the things you listed. There are things I love about this area, but if my DH were on board with moving, I'd seriously consider moving elsewhere. I have 2 friends who moved from the Boston area to Denver who love it. They do miss the o...

by NewEnglandLady

July 21st, 2015, 8:03 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Moving, oh my - opinions/advice on TX vs CO?

Replies: 2

Views: 152
Re: Roombas

Good to know about the sectioned rooms--thank you!!

by NewEnglandLady

July 15th, 2015, 2:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Roombas

Replies: 32

Views: 446
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Missy, it's so good to hear from you!! J is adorable and is such a big girl now!! i'm not an expert on early intervention, but it seems like nearly every state has an early-intervention-type program (like Bella said, it covers speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.). You don't ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2015, 3:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6365

Views: 156823
Re: Roombas

Thanks for the update, I was interested to see how you liked it. Is the Roomba ideal for open-concept homes? We live in an antique where each room is sectioned off. And the room that needs the most vacuuming (the mud room) is gated, so I know the Roomba wouldn't be able to get over the bottom part o...

by NewEnglandLady

July 14th, 2015, 11:48 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Roombas

Replies: 32

Views: 446
Re: Car buying advice please

If I were you, I'd probably take a different approach to selling. I'd start by doing what amc recommended and selling via private party (this is how we bought our last vehicle and it was seamless). If KBB value is $21K, then I would try to sell it for that much and then pay off the balance. That wou...

by NewEnglandLady

July 10th, 2015, 7:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Car buying advice please

Replies: 28

Views: 690
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

I can definitely understand why the boxes drive you nuts. We moved several times before buying our house 5 years ago. Each time, I would block the weekend and stay up until wee hours of the morning taking everything out of boxes, hanging pictures, curtains, etc. so it was all done by Monday morning....

by NewEnglandLady

July 7th, 2015, 1:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6365

Views: 156823
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

amc, so good to hear from you! Holy cow, I cannot believe that Tucker is 5 months!! I seriously thought he was 2 months or so. Sounds like despite how incredibly busy things have been, everything is going well. And at least now you can start getting into the "settling" stage now that you'r...

by NewEnglandLady

July 7th, 2015, 11:58 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6365

Views: 156823
Re: Are you happy?

I am happy. I should be more grateful. My family is healthy and safe. I have so much love in my life. I am very blessed. I tend to focus on the areas of my life that need improvement. Whether that be in relationships, with my career, with to-do's for the house...I feel like I am too focused on what ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 6th, 2015, 11:03 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Are you happy?

Replies: 48

Views: 1120
Re: Husband - functioning alcoholic - what to do?

D2B, you do sound like a very supportive wife and I wonder if there is a little co-dependency there. My fear is that you will continue to hold out hope until the years have passed and then you will become more hopeless and depressed. I don't mean to sound macabre, but it's common of spouses of funct...

by NewEnglandLady

June 30th, 2015, 2:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Husband - functioning alcoholic - what to do?

Replies: 81

Views: 2068
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

I no longer have an infant, but definitely remember the days of getting home at 6, then having to do dinner, bath and storytime in 1.5 hours so I could get her in bed by 7:30. I think when Katie (my 3.5-year-old) was around 18 months or 2 years, I started pushing her bedtime back to 7:45. Now it's 8...

by NewEnglandLady

June 30th, 2015, 7:22 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16179

Views: 399619
Memories of the womb?

Just curious if anybody has had this experience with their young children. Katie, my 3-year-old, has been in a phase where she likes to talk about things she remembers. She was a late talker (didn't really start talking until she was nearly 3), but now that she's more confident in her ability to spe...

by NewEnglandLady

June 26th, 2015, 9:26 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Memories of the womb?

Replies: 4

Views: 495
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Sorry for the lack of answers, but am glad that everything looked good. A former coworker of mine got pregnant earlier this year the cycle after her HSG as her doc told her it sometimes "clears the way". Hoping that since the HSG didn't give you any additional insight, it can serve another...

by NewEnglandLady

June 24th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4253

Views: 118413
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

So sorry, HH, there is always the catch 22 of being happy that nothing is wrong that would prevent you from conceiving, but also being frustrated about the lack of answers around why it's not happening. I'd be really surprised if anything showed up in your bloodwork or HSG, but still glad you're doi...

by NewEnglandLady

June 19th, 2015, 8:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4253

Views: 118413
Re: Do you have a happy marriage?

DH and I have been married for nearly 8 years, together for 16. I'd say that past year has been our toughest--two small kids, terminally-ill dogs, increased work stress, etc.--but we are still happy (I'd say 7/10) right now. Our general attitude is that we can always be working to be better partners...

by NewEnglandLady

June 18th, 2015, 12:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you have a happy marriage?

Replies: 91

Views: 2296
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

MP, I know there are some c-section recovery threads floating around if you're up for reading them. I remember starting one before having Katie and I want to say that amc started one, too. Let me see if I can find them... amc's: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/family-home-health/c-section-recovery-q...

by NewEnglandLady

June 15th, 2015, 11:36 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39488

Views: 1471900
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

EmeraldLover, I'm no help there because I'm in a similar situation. We are going the private route through kindergarten and then are undecided from there, which means potentially switching friends. What's worse is that I feel like I'm making the decision for both kids given how competitive preschool...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2015, 11:05 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6365

Views: 156823
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

EmeraldLover, I'm not in NYC, but live in an area where most people send their toddlers to a preschool-type program, so I understand. Our 3-year-old was a late speaker, so I spoke with her speech therapist (and an occupational therapist) about the pros and cons of sending a 2-year-old to preschool b...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2015, 8:13 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6365

Views: 156823
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

HH, what does the chart look like today? The temp rise yesterday is encouraging. Even if you Oed on CD16, the timing is good. Do you remember when you got the positive on your OPK? Just curious. All is well here--girls are great, I started working in the 'burbs, so I have more time at home and am ve...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2015, 7:33 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4253

Views: 118413
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

HH, I'm not TTC, but just wanted to offer you some support--given a.) your history of being able to conceive and b.) your age (I consider 35 to still be young), I honestly feel like you've just had a run of bad luck and am hoping the planets will align for you soon. That being said, I'm firmly in th...

by NewEnglandLady

June 11th, 2015, 9:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4253

Views: 118413
Re: Do You Like Kids?

I was never a "kid" person until I had kids. Now I appreciate their honesty and naturally sweet demeanor. I love the innocence they possess before the world chews them up and spits them out.

by NewEnglandLady

June 11th, 2015, 8:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do You Like Kids?

Replies: 62

Views: 966
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP , K recently found an old paci of hers (who knows where, she just suddenly had one) and I was a little scared when I saw it. K missed hers the first day when we (er, the paci fairy) took it away, but then she never asked for it again. So I was worried when she found one that she might really cli...

by NewEnglandLady

June 10th, 2015, 11:28 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6365

Views: 156823