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Re: Gate in room

DS1 is going to be 5 in a few weeks and we just took the gate out of his doorway about 6 months ago. We put him into a bed before he was 2. We put the gate up as soon as we moved him to the bed and left it there until recently. We did this for safety reasons and I honestly never thought of it like a...

by puppmom

July 20th, 2015, 6:53 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Gate in room

Replies: 5

Views: 220
Re: Fence - Advice needed

When we put up our fence, our neighbors (the ones that originally owned the house that just sold) stopped speaking to us. Sheesh! I just wanted to keep my dog and children in! They turned out to be pretty nutty.

by puppmom

July 7th, 2015, 12:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fence - Advice needed

Replies: 14

Views: 299
Re: Fence - Advice needed

Thanks! Hopefully we're happy with the result. If not...well, I guess there are more important things in life and we'll get over it! :lol: Oh, and our "survey" that came with our closing papers is a sheet of legal size paper with a "map" that contains all of the lots in a 2 block...

by puppmom

July 7th, 2015, 10:35 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fence - Advice needed

Replies: 14

Views: 299
Re: Fence - Advice needed

There's no automatic or default easement in our area so property would still be ours even if fenced into their yard. And, if determined in the future that they put the fence on our property we *could* demand they move it. The township could only tell us (and them) that our properties are each exactl...

by puppmom

July 7th, 2015, 8:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fence - Advice needed

Replies: 14

Views: 299
Re: Fence - Advice needed

One last thing - when I called the township and mentioned the metal stake they seemed surprised and said our property marker "pins" are usually buried and require a metal detector to find. I asked if that could be the property marker and she said it could be but she doesn't know. Ugh!!

by puppmom

July 6th, 2015, 9:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fence - Advice needed

Replies: 14

Views: 299
Re: Fence - Advice needed

I called the township and they said we can come in for a copy of our lot measurements but I'm not sure I'll be able to interpret without a point of reference? I guess I'll see what we can get. I don't really care so much but if we move the next people might. Once it's up it's up and I don't want to ...

by puppmom

July 6th, 2015, 9:13 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fence - Advice needed

Replies: 14

Views: 299
Fence - Advice needed

The house next door to us was flipped and we just got new neighbors. They are putting up a fence to contain their pup (don't worry! no drama here.) and asked our opinion - nice of them. We live on small lots - all about .16 acre. And they're narrow. Anyway, I just said I preferred that we have enoug...

by puppmom

July 6th, 2015, 7:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fence - Advice needed

Replies: 14

Views: 299
Re: Memories of the womb?

NEL, that's really interesting and I'm curious to see if anyone else has experienced this. No experience here since my kids can't "renember" what they had for lunch! PS - so thrilled Katie's talking! DS2 needed early intervention (PT not speech) and it was amazing to watch him grow and lea...

by puppmom

June 26th, 2015, 12:33 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Memories of the womb?

Replies: 4

Views: 373
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

MP, sorry for the uncertainty. I know how emotional the pregnancy roller coaster can be - especially after a loss - and adding some unexpected potential health issues into the mix must really be tough. I'm glad your doctor is hopeful about baby girl's prognosis. PS- that is seriously the cutest litt...

by puppmom

May 15th, 2015, 9:53 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39434

Views: 1469964
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hi, MP! I haven't had time to post in a while but I check in every now and then (can't believe you're about to have two babies!!). I had a ton of Braxton Hicks with both my boys and they started before the third trimester and continued almost daily up until I delivered. I actually had two really qui...

by puppmom

May 5th, 2015, 7:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39434

Views: 1469964
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, I literally got the chills reading your update. This is fantastic news! So happy they cooperated sending you into the holiday with a full heart. Congratulations!

by puppmom

November 25th, 2014, 9:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4226

Views: 116921

by puppmom

September 23rd, 2014, 5:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39434

Views: 1469964
Re: Dealing with smoking neighbors

Bright, have you tried talking to the business owner? I think if this was a resident that conversation could be more difficult. But maybe a business owner is more likely to oblige your request? Especially if the owner isn’t one of the smokers? Heck, can you tell them you’re allergic? I feel your pai...

by puppmom

September 19th, 2014, 2:10 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Dealing with smoking neighbors

Replies: 7

Views: 489
Re: Car seat placement

AMC, we had the same dilemma and ended up putting our older one behind the passenger (easier to reach him and he hands stuff to the other one!) and our younger one behind the driver. Our car is small (a Corolla) but even in my MIL’s Pilot we could not fit a convertible with a carrier next to it. The...

by puppmom

September 17th, 2014, 10:23 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Car seat placement

Replies: 12

Views: 376
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Bright, thinking of you on this very special day! Your little girl will be making her appearance ANY.DAY.NOW! Yay!!! LP, we’re all different…me, I gain 10lbs within days of a positive test! I agree that it’s awesome that you’re in such great shape. A strong body will really help throughout your preg...

by puppmom

September 17th, 2014, 10:15 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39434

Views: 1469964
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, I’m so sorry you’re struggling. I think how you’re feeling is totally normal. I had a similar experience (must mean it’s normal, right?). Keep in mind that not only are you dealing with an incredibly emotional event but your hormones are insane right now. I know it’s not true for everyone but my...

by puppmom

September 15th, 2014, 1:33 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4226

Views: 116921
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, thinking of you today. I hope everything goes smoothly and that you have a relaxing weekend.

by puppmom

September 12th, 2014, 6:50 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4226

Views: 116921
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, I've been silently following and thinking of you. I'm sorry you're going through this. When I had my miscarriage, I opted for the D&C. I had a long wait to confirm I miscarried too and additional uncertainty was too much for me. I recovered physically pretty much immediately. And my cycle re...

by puppmom

September 11th, 2014, 8:51 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4226

Views: 116921
Re: No naps

DS turned 4 in July and still naps 2-3 hours most afternoons. We are just recently to the point where we can skip if we want to and know that he won't be super crabby. I have a friend who's son was 3 in April and he no longer naps. DS also has a friend who is a little younger than him who doesn't na...

by puppmom

September 2nd, 2014, 11:48 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: No naps

Replies: 6

Views: 446
Neat find

A couple of years ago, my next door neighbors started making significant renovations to their house. They gutted the entire thing except the living room and kitchen (even had a port-a-pot in the yard!). It’s a long story but they were in their early 60s. The husband was never in great health and the...

by puppmom

August 21st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Neat find

Replies: 3

Views: 222
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Choro, I'm so sorry about what you're going through. Have you been
able to talk to your doctor? Sending healing thoughts your way.

MP, I really hope this is it for you! I hope that beautiful boy keeps you distracted (in a good way!) during this nerve wracking wait.

by puppmom

August 11th, 2014, 8:32 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4226

Views: 116921
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, I'm thinking of you today. I hope this is it! And Happy Anniversary!

by puppmom

August 6th, 2014, 7:30 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4226

Views: 116921
Re: Favorite Books from Early Childhood

DD is 19 now and her favorite book as a child was The Monster at the End of this Book. I can do a mean Grover impression! :lol:

by puppmom

August 5th, 2014, 10:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Favorite Books from Early Childhood

Replies: 64

Views: 632
Re: Potty Training

AMC, raising a sensitive boy ain’t easy! :lol: It does come with extra sweetness though! :love: Luckily for me, DS2 is super laid back yet determined little guy. We struggled with the potty being small too so we ended up ditching it and letting DS pick out a stool and a toilet ring and we’ve had bet...

by puppmom

August 5th, 2014, 10:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Potty Training

Replies: 26

Views: 671
Re: Potty Training

I’ve been there recently (DS just turned 4 last week!). My advice – no matter what method you choose – is to relax, relax, relax. If you sense B is getting upset or the pressure is too much (oh, to be a toddler again when your biggest pressure is peeing on the pot!) then just take a step back. You w...

by puppmom

August 5th, 2014, 9:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Potty Training

Replies: 26

Views: 671
Re: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Hey, all! Mini social experiment concluded. A little recap - I put the follow up invites in mail slots on Wednesday morning. I put a note saying to call, email or text me or just write on the invite whether or not the child would be attending and put it in DS’s mail slot (easy, right?). Prior to the...

by puppmom

July 28th, 2014, 9:06 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 43

Views: 702
Re: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

I did put my phone number and email address on the invite so hopefully helps. It's got me wondering what people did before phones and email. Now that's a hassle! Texting or emailing a single sentence - not so much!

by puppmom

July 23rd, 2014, 2:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 43

Views: 702
Re: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Thanks for all of the responses! I decided to put the reminders in the cubbies and actually ran into one mom this morning who said she lost the invite but would love to come. I’ll update the thread when this all shakes out. A mini social experiment of sorts. ;) I always thought RSVP meant to respond...

by puppmom

July 23rd, 2014, 12:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 43

Views: 702
Child's Birthday Party RSVP

So I’ve got myself in a bit of a pickle. My son’s turning 4 and, for the first time, he wanted to invite his friends. He’s in daycare and the only means for me to communicate with the other parents is by putting a note in the child’s cubbie/mail slot. I decided to invite all of the children. There a...

by puppmom

July 22nd, 2014, 2:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 43

Views: 702
Re: I'm teaching a neighbor kid to play guitar

Kenny, that's lovely! DH is a guitarist too. It's so hard when you're an artist or have a strong opinion about styles to bite your tongue when your student likes something "lame". It'll be great though! You'll both learn a thing or two. PS - your neighborhood sounds amazing! I don't even k...

by puppmom

June 26th, 2014, 10:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I'm teaching a neighbor kid to play guitar

Replies: 13

Views: 289