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  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     21 Jun 2012 2:42 PM

      Is this forum active anymore?
    I pop in often since I never accessed the other site everyone is talking about (never accepted me for some reason!) But there's no action,...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     23 Apr 2012 7:40 PM

      Neighbours and carseats - wwyd?
    I have neighbors like that! They asked their parents why DS was in a car seat!!! Gosh... I know that they know what to do...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     23 Apr 2012 7:29 PM

      What age after school by themselves?
    How long? I know kids around my place alone around 10 years old. I was thinking the same. Although, I get home around 3pm usually,...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     22 Apr 2012 8:33 PM

      WWYD - JK allowed to go without lunch -- UPDATED
    Oh... Poor thing! I would say that for ANY age, it's not fine! Even grade 6 kids without a lunch is reason enough to call...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     22 Apr 2012 1:54 PM

      Need school snack ideas please
    I've been thinking about the same... Here are ideas: - Hard boiled egg - Hard boiled quail eggs (about 4 = 1 big egg and...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     19 Apr 2012 8:51 PM

      I need some HELP AND ADVICE!!
    I wish you strength to get through all of this with your family. It's not easy, but at least you realize there's a problem and...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     18 Apr 2012 8:50 PM

      I need some HELP AND ADVICE!!
    Have you been more "distracted" these days? Since the business closed? I can tell you that when this happened to us (almost exactly), my oldest...

  • Home Life
     18 Apr 2012 8:45 PM

      Re: POLL: Floor tiles in a shower?
    OK, here are some pics. I'm sorry that some are in the wrong direction, but my computer AND the website hosting place is not cooperating....

  • Home Life
     17 Apr 2012 2:10 PM

      Re: POLL: Floor tiles in a shower?
    Oh, and our floor is slanted like it's suppose to be. Our builder uses these tiles in all their houses, so it shouldn't be that...

  • Home Life
     17 Apr 2012 2:09 PM

      Re: POLL: Floor tiles in a shower?
    We have 12"X12" all over our shower! Floor, walls, ceiling! I find it REALLY nice. And it stays so clean! We just have a little...

  • Home Life
     16 Apr 2012 10:14 PM

      Re: Recommend your dishwasher detergent
    I "know" a dishwasher repair guy (he comes every 1-2 months to fix my cr@ppy dishwasher that I wish would just be replaced - it's...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     16 Apr 2012 8:14 PM

      Which Outdoor Play set?
    I like the tube slide at Toys R Us, but I would suggest checking out quality. We just bought the Costco play set and although...

  • Home Life
     9 Apr 2012 7:44 PM

      Re: Thinking of building a new house. Where to start?
    I think that what you found is perfect! And I wouldn't like towers in my yard but lines, whatever! I also agree that you should...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     27 Mar 2012 11:05 AM

      Preschool (pr-maternelle) in Hull/Aylmer?
    Actuallly, it seems that even English kids start at 5 years old now. Oh well... You could always call the preschool again! I'm not sure...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     26 Mar 2012 5:17 PM

      Preschool (pr-maternelle) in Hull/Aylmer?
    No, their website doesn't say much. You would get more info by calling and leaving a message. I'm not sure if you're TOO late, but...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     19 Mar 2012 3:51 PM

      Best play structure
    Just looked and they're way out of my price range for what I want... But WOW... You're kids are lucky! ...

  • Home Life
     18 Mar 2012 9:48 PM

    Which kind of pot & pans?!
    We're looking to replace our very warn out teflon pans. They suck. So we're looking for something nice and safe. The kinds we're looking at...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     18 Mar 2012 2:35 PM

      Best play structure
    Thanks, it looks great, but it's actually BIGGER!!! Oh well... I think we might just go for the Costco one. ...

  • Home Life
     14 Mar 2012 8:40 PM

      Re: Where to buy sheets?
    I love all our sets from Costco. Super nice and great prices! ...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     12 Mar 2012 2:31 PM

      Best play structure
    Hello! We have decided to buy a play structure for the boys this summer. The ones we have are really small and the only fun...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 Mar 2012 4:29 PM

      Are you a Mom of 2 girls or boys back to back?
    Oh ya, that's us! We save TONS of money having 2 boys!!! We practically bought nothing for second DS (but people did as gifts) and...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     3 Mar 2012 2:55 PM

      Do you have your RFing Britax tethered??
    I have a question about tethering RF (if anyone knows...) I *thought* that the point of having a RF car seat if that the seat...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     27 Feb 2012 8:43 PM

      Working parents - what do you do on spring break?
    I'm a teacher, but I don't have the same March break!!! So this year, DH is taking off 4 days and I'm off 1. But...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     27 Feb 2012 8:39 PM

      WWYD - Need advice please
    I understand what you're going through. Our only babysitters were the grandparents and they did well. But when we were living at their place (for...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     24 Feb 2012 4:54 PM

      Costco optometrist
    We went to our regular clinic for DSs (before oldest went to preschool at 3 years old and they checked out youngest at the same...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     7 Feb 2012 8:13 PM

      New Daycare *UPDATE*
    I would be leaning towards 2 (if she doesn't get any babies) and then settle for sure after meeting in person. I also want to...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     5 Feb 2012 2:25 PM

      *UPDATE* House Project for Kids...EXECUTED
    Very nice! It's fun, at their level and I love the details! I'm sure the kids will have a blast keeping everything organized! An organized...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Jan 2012 8:43 AM

      Need some help getting my nephew to sleep!
    I agree with everyone, but I just wanted to tell you that you're a wonderful aunt to be doing this for your nephew! ...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     26 Jan 2012 9:13 PM

      Full-Day JK / School and No Daycare
    Although we only pay 7$ a day for 7am-6pm care (school from 8h30-3h30), DH & I don't like the idea of keeping them in a...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     23 Jan 2012 7:53 PM

      Where to find car seat info
    Thanks everyone! I will venture into car-seat.org - Canada section! I have never been! And I know the fit of the seat in the vehicle...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     23 Jan 2012 4:25 PM

      Where to find car seat info
    Like, ALL the details. I have tons of friends that are pregnant and come to me for advice (very happy about that!), so I was...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     20 Jan 2012 7:49 AM

      What do I tell my kids?! Death in the family
    No advice (everyone gave great advice), but I wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss... ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Jan 2012 9:37 PM

      Spin on carseat straps/blanket thingy....
    I know what you mean, but I'm not sure I would say something unless it came on the subject (like you're pulling your LO's straps...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     18 Jan 2012 9:02 AM

      Ottawa: Where to buy ice skates?
    Well, you could go somewhere like Walmart if you want cheaper and no help, Canadian Tire if you want more choice and some help and...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     15 Jan 2012 3:00 PM

      How do you organize your LO's toys in the car?
    The kids only get 1 toy per ride. So they pick it before we leave! And we also have an "emergency bag" (sort of like...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     14 Jan 2012 10:40 PM

      UPDATED:French Catholic school advice
    Oh, OK! That's good! I know every school is different. I would definitely ask what resources they have and how things work. If the school...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     13 Jan 2012 4:36 PM

      UPDATED:French Catholic school advice
    Well, usually one of the parents has to be able to speak French and read it. ALL our communications are done in French and even...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     7 Jan 2012 3:14 PM

      Preschool and working full time
    I don't know how they would do it! We had a daddy working from home during "different" hours than most and a grandma as a...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     7 Jan 2012 3:09 PM

      DD started her period today!
    Ah... That's fun that she's happy about it! I dreaded mine - especially since I was young and no one had talked about it (we...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     4 Jan 2012 12:46 PM

      Working Moms: Harder as the kids get older?
    I'm not sure they need me MORE than when they were younger... I've been part-time for the past 3 years (plus off 1 year for...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     30 Dec 2011 9:40 PM

      Booster help - What to get and where to buy
    Well, I'm not using a booster for either of my kids, BUT, I do have the Graco Nautilus which turns INTO a booster! Here's how...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     26 Dec 2011 9:03 PM

      Spin - What was YOUR "Winner" gift?
    My best and funniest is a cheap brush DH got me for my stocking! I've had the same hair brush for about 10 years now...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     26 Dec 2011 3:07 PM

      Does this mean he's weaned ~ toddler initiated?
    First DS weaned like this when I got pregnant. I was sad, but he was totally happy and fine without my milk and at least...

  • Home Life
     26 Dec 2011 11:00 AM

      Re: Stupid Appliance q
    We bought all our stuff on Boxing day (saved TONS of money) and only got it delivered end of April! Totally worth it! ...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     22 Dec 2011 11:21 PM

      Gifts for bus drivers?
    We got them both (one in the morning, one after school), a box of nice chocolates. I figured it was better than nothing and everyone...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     14 Dec 2011 8:12 AM

      How much time between daycare start and work?
    With their first daycare (when DSs were 4 and 2 years old, a year ago), I went to visit to daycare (they played an hour)...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     13 Dec 2011 10:35 PM

      Gingerbread Playdough
    Thanks! That looks SO fun! ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     13 Dec 2011 11:53 AM

      Expired car seats
    I bought a Peg in 2008 and it said 5 years, so I'm pretty sure yours expires then too! Anyway, I wouldn't use it at...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     9 Dec 2011 4:03 PM

      How much religion in catholic elementary schools?
    I work in a Catholic school in Ottawa and we teach religion 1-2 times a week minimum. Plus, it's integrated. But it's not all about...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     6 Dec 2011 8:52 AM

      Letting your child be late?
    I think you can let her be late! I'm sure she would learn quite fast that being late isn't fun and when you ask her...

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