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  • Forum Post: Planning for Second Child

    Posted 08/23/2010 03:53:57 EDT

    When we had our second, we worked out ways to have my wife stay home.  It didn't happen immediately, but my wife was not happy with her workplace and the daycare tuition amounts were absolutely horrif more »

  • Forum Post: Save for College or Take Family Vacations

    Posted 04/26/2010 09:49:24 EDT

    Yep.  We are still paying for my spouse's MBA, thanks to a lot of sacrifices and economizing over the past three years we have paid down a substantial amount of other debt we have taken on.  We have ~ more »

  • Forum Post: Safe, Reliable and Affordable Car....

    Posted 04/26/2010 09:34:21 EDT

    We went from a Honda CR-V to a Sienna.  The new Forester reminds me of the CR-V we had, it's decently roomy but not too big.  Both of these cars have AWD, too, which is very good for around here when more »

  • Forum Post: Save for College or Take Family Vacations

    Posted 04/26/2010 09:27:23 EDT

    $50K/year for undergraduate education is a waste of money.  State schools, community colleges and small schools without the big name all offer FAR more for your education dollar than anywhere that cha more »

  • Forum Post: Cry it Out?

    Posted 04/23/2010 03:53:22 EDT

    We pumped and put the breastmilk in a bottle.

    more »

  • Forum Post: Cry it Out?

    Posted 04/23/2010 02:46:41 EDT

    Ours "slept through the night" (meaning 6-7 hours) at 12 weeks and 8 weeks.  We used the "dream feed" technique, giving them a bottle at about 10 PM without waking them up, just go in the room, feed e more »

  • Forum Post: registering- where, what, etc.

    Posted 04/23/2010 02:42:13 EDT

    If you are going to splurge on baby furniture, skip the bassinet.  Since infants don't roll around, you can pretty much put them in any container ... Ralph Wiggum style in a drawer, laundry basket, ol more »

  • Forum Post: registering- where, what, etc.

    Posted 04/23/2010 01:19:36 EDT

    Our failures: - Concur on the wipe warmer.  In the same vein, the travel bottle warmer.  You probably have to stop to change the diaper, anyway. - Any stroller of the "huge and Caddilac" variety if yo more »

  • Forum Post: registering- where, what, etc.

    Posted 04/23/2010 11:54:54 EDT

    The compartment is cool because your kid can keep sunglasses and other stuff in there that usually gets dropped off of the side of other seats and results in a lot of screaming.  Also, the cupholder c more »

  • Forum Post: registering- where, what, etc.

    Posted 04/23/2010 11:02:31 EDT

    Yes, the forward-facing thing was a bit of a dilemma for us.  Groups that should know better like the AAP make recommendations for which no commercial solution exists, and for which no child can physi more »

  • Forum Post: registering- where, what, etc.

    Posted 04/23/2010 10:05:14 EDT

    The infant carseat is nice because it typically snaps into the base, the stroller and you don't have to take the kid out of the straps to take them out of the car -- which is great because it lets the more »

  • Forum Post: Getting 9 month old to eat finger foods

    Posted 04/21/2010 03:57:39 EDT

    They figure it out on their own after a while, as they watch you feed yourself.  We would offer some finger foods at the beginning of a feeding, sometimes they got in the mouth, sometimes they didn't. more »

  • Forum Post: registering- where, what, etc.

    Posted 04/20/2010 05:05:47 EDT

    We used Baby Bargains for a basic guide.  What I learned through having two kids, though, is that having a pile of Stuff hanging around when the baby is born really isn't essential ... and (much like more »

  • Forum Post: Talking on cell phones when with kids

    Posted 04/19/2010 04:09:33 EDT

    I'll give you a persepective from a father. As parents, one of the most important things we do is model behavior for our children.  The phone, be it mobile or attached to a cord, is a tool.  Tools abo more »

  • Forum Post: travelling with a two-year-old?

    Posted 04/14/2010 10:32:51 EDT

    Also, if you are flying, get a direct flight if at all possible.  Each time that plane touches down you not only have to move your mountain of crap, er, kid equipment, but it's a chance to get delayed more »

  • Forum Post: travelling with a two-year-old?

    Posted 04/13/2010 04:28:14 EDT

    We travel fairly regularly with our kids (2 and 5), although it's mostly driving trips of 6 or so hours.  What we have found to work best: Schedule the trip to happen as much as possible when the kids more »

  • Forum Post: Magazine for dads?

    Posted 04/09/2010 01:20:49 EDT

    Hi lemonmelon.  That's another aspect of these magazines that can be fanstastically annoying.  They "sell" a lifestyle that is attainable for something like 0.001% of the adult population.  Somehow mo more »

  • Forum Post: Weight of homework on middle school grades

    Posted 04/09/2010 11:39:57 EDT

    I think you are being unreasonable.  The grading system seems to be very clearly laid out and she isn't doing what is required to complete the assignment.  I will concur with whatawagSBNy that it seem more »

  • Forum Post: Jetlagged Baby

    Posted 04/09/2010 11:14:15 EDT

    It will be worse coming back than going out there.  If you are going out for a weekend, you might just want to only "shift" a an hour or not at all. If you are going out for a week or more, you just k more »

  • Forum Post: Magazine for dads?

    Posted 04/09/2010 11:03:59 EDT

    No one cares about the dad market.  It's mommy mommy mommy all the time.  I actually suggested they re-launch this website as "Boston Parents", and have something unique, but they went with "BoMoms" i more »

  • Forum Post: Will you be getting an iPad?

    Posted 04/02/2010 03:30:42 EDT

    In Response to Re: Will you be getting an iPad?: Yes, but I'm waiting for the 3G model. Comparisons to MacBook and notebook PCs miss an important point.  This is a superb device for digital media cons more »

  • Forum Post: Will you be getting an iPad?

    Posted 04/02/2010 12:33:33 EDT

    If it cost $200 I would be very interested in the iPad.  At the current price, meh.  I have an iPod touch that I already like that's very portable and does pretty much all the stuff the iPad does.  Su more »

  • Forum Post: What's your post-baby work plan?

    Posted 04/01/2010 04:47:46 EDT

    Kiwiguy, you are exactly right.  If you know what you are getting into and are up front setting expectations, and your clients/co-workers/management agree with them, you can have good results.  Especi more »

  • Forum Post: What's your post-baby work plan?

    Posted 04/01/2010 10:35:39 EDT

    Our company pretty much ended flexible scheduling and work at home arrangements becuase of rampant abuse by some people, who were using it as essentially a day off or free day care.  From a business p more »

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