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  1. StephanieLynn

    No Spend November

    @dk168, next month will be all about buying stuff for our kids and the other kids on our list. Which is fine, I do enough shopping for myself through the year :dance:
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    What is your favorite "one hit wonder" songs?

    On hit wonders can also happen with an otherwise popular band or artist. They might have a whole album of music but only one really caught on and got a lot of air play @Alex T. All the songs on my list I got from one hit wonder lists but maybe that was based on the U.S. charts only?
  3. StephanieLynn

    Introvert or Extrovert?

    Definitely an introvert. A good example is I really don't invite people to my house because there is no appropriate way to ask them to leave when I've had enough lol. You know because there is always that one person that overstays their welcome and that possibility makes me want to hide in bed...
  4. StephanieLynn

    What is your favorite "one hit wonder" songs?

    Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony" Modest Mouse "Float On" Macy Gray "I Try" Carl Thomas "I Wish" Estelle ft Kanye West "American Boy"
  5. StephanieLynn

    How to care for a found cat?

    Oh my goodness such a handsome kitty! How wonderful that he found you to take him in. Just a comment on feral cats, our cat is semi-feral and he is very attached to me but will run away if someone else attempts to pet him, he can also be standoffish and can get spooked easily. This doesn't...
  6. StephanieLynn

    Feral kitty shelter!

    What a great idea! I love that it's completely enclosed so he can stay warm and cozy.
  7. StephanieLynn

    Advice for vintage ring options

    So sorry your husband's watch was stolen but this new one is very eye-catching and unique. Between the watch and ring you definitely picked two winners.
  8. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @Daisys and Diamonds, he does enjoy books, he likes when I read to him, he just has no desire to learn to read by himself. We've been reading to both our kids since their were newborns, I still remember our oldest would pick out the books he wanted read to him before he could talk. Miss those...
  9. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @rockysalamander, what we have been most shocked about public school is the level of violence. Our oldest is 12 and attends our public middle school and everyday there is a fight, he has been hit multiple times and he does defend himself but all this is happening in front of the teachers and...
  10. StephanieLynn

    Stack of the day thread

    Well I love it, very clean looking, it's funny because I don't like bezels for myself but do like them on others @Mamabean
  11. StephanieLynn

    Stack of the day thread

    Thank you @Mamabean, I always debate about whether two rings qualify as a stack lol! Love your three ring stack, would never peg that diamond for an M!
  12. StephanieLynn

    Advice for vintage ring options

    @jazzyringstuff, I am so glad you can back with an update! Not just saying this because you are keeping it but that style of ring is my favorite, I love it and think it has great presence on your finger. Glad you were able to get through all that chaos, been reading about it in the news and...
  13. StephanieLynn

    When you don't clean your ring for six years

    Ahhh call me first...that is too funny, I imagine some folks feel an old diamond is just an old diamond :naughty: @Mrs_Strizzle @stracci2000, I totally agree it just does not occur to people that they need to clean their jewelry. My mom was a good example, totally OCD about cleaning the house...
  14. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @diamondseeker2006, I appreciate your perspective as a former teacher so much. DH decided he is going to the conference (I have to pick up our older son at the same time) because he feels that I will not ask the hard questions to avoid any possible upset or confrontation. Fine by me, I can be...
  15. StephanieLynn

    When you don't clean your ring for six years

    :shock: OMG can't believe that amazing diamond was hiding under all that dirt and gunk and 2 1/2 carats, she is a lucky girl! @Mrs_Strizzle
  16. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    Our lottery system for magnet schools is supposed to be totally random, having a sibling in a magnet school gets you an edge and if they have a low admittance from certain towns then they will seek to pull kids from those towns to fill the spots. I debate all the time about whether pulling the...
  17. StephanieLynn

    Somebody's Gotta Buy This Piece!

    @winnietucker, maybe @Bron357 could weigh in on the Tiffany bracelet, she is quite the expert at EBay.
  18. StephanieLynn

    Random pictures/stories of our furbabies

    Carly is staying cozy this cold Saturday morning.
  19. StephanieLynn

    Marble countertops etched

    I'm glad Daisy's asked about the lemon juice being in the bathroom, I was curious too! In any case, I hope you find a solution that will fix up that marble good as new.
  20. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @rockysalamander, Wow that is pretty amazing that you manage to homeschool and you both work full time, didn't think that was possible but obviously where there is a will there is a way. Granted I haven't sat down to talk to the teacher yet but I am pretty disgusted already. We are going to...
  21. StephanieLynn

    Advice for vintage ring options

    Oh that's so sweet for you to say @Calliecake, I love to help when I can! Thanks for the compliment :wavey:
  22. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    Okay new question, is anyone familiar with Title 1 schools under the No Child Left Behind Act? The school our son is going to is a Title 1 school Status 2, I've read that I may be able to have him transferred to a better performing school if his current school is designated as "in need of...
  23. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @rockysalamander, you know I could technically homeschool him because I'm not currently working but I really thought that school would be good or his social development, not because I think homeschooled children are socially isolated (that is a common misconception) but because I'm not the best...
  24. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    You're not kidding about inflexibility although I wonder if the parents could fight a child being held back because of homework with an IEP, it seems like the school would probably cave to avoid legal drama? Idk. I believe we have charter schools here too but magnets are much more common and...
  25. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @LightBright, okay what I wrote wasn't worded well. What I meant to say was if he is even slightly behind where he needs to be they might want to keep him back and possibly include that he didn't do all the required homework. Yes I agree that at this point it looks like his teacher is pushing...
  26. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @LightBright, I'm also a Gen X but I remember doing homework, had a hard time writing my name so always had practice sheets coming home! Do you mind me asking if they tried to keep your son back to repeat K? I only ask because our son is a July baby so he is on the young side and I just worry...
  27. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @LightBright, thanks for weighing in and I'm glad that your son didn't lose his love and desire to learn. The IPad thing really drives me crazy because I don't think tracing letters with a finger on an IPad is productive, how about pencil and paper? Some of it is okay, letter sounds and such...
  28. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @nala, there is negativity about homework because we have some teachers that care so little that they can't even be bothered to present it in an organized, flexible way. My son told me yesterday that they watched Dinosaur Train and Arthur at school, that's 40 minutes of television!! So I...
  29. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @elizabethess, sounds good, age appropriate and organized. Also as a parent who might have a child in extracurricular activities it's nice to have the flexibility of deciding how to space the work out. @arkieb1, I really feel for the kids who have to juggle school and activities, at the end of...
  30. StephanieLynn

    How much homework for kindergarten?

    @nala except there is no proof that homework in the lower grades has any influence on graduation and beyond. Look, I am not a lazy parent and I want my child to succeed but I'll be damned if I'm going to let a teacher (who can only be bothered to copy worksheets) ruin my son's attitude about...
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