Learning: The First Years

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

Activities

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Communication with IEP Team

My daughter has an IEP with the school district she attends. I seek continual contact with the team that services her needs. I have provided a calendar for the teacher to write notes to me daily for the last two years. I email the team when I have questions and evan text some. All is good. I am a very involved parent and am a former teacher. We just met for the 10-11 school year and they feel intimitated by me which is why they dont keep in touch with me like they should and they want to LIMIT my contact with them to only report...

College

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College Savings 101

As my girls get older, I can't help but worry about college expenses for 2 girls. What are your plans for college financing? How many kids do you have? Are you putting $ away monthly? Can I be so bold to ask how much? Taboo topic in person. Anyone seen the documentary, Ivory Tower? Excellent movie on the business on college admissions, student loans and the personal and financial cost of a 4 year degree.

Hobbies

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Replacing Dishwasher - DIY???

We need to replace our dishwasher. I have picked one out, but the installation price was sooo high (we have to pull permits for plumbing and electrical in the city we live in). The salesperson at Lowes told us it is very easy to do when following the instructions. Has anyone done this?? Can we really do it ourselves? My husband is only somewhat handy and I'm clueless. Thoughts?

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Bored Out of My MIND

Hello Ladies, So, I'm a SAHM to my little boy. He's about 4 months old....

Playing with Others

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Should My Teenager Date This Boy?

I need some advice about my teenager. Her name is Angela, and she's 17. She really likes this boy Andy, but her father says that she's too young to date him. The only things is....he's super sweet and she totally crazy about him. He's very courteous and a gentleman, but he's 22. Is this too old? Should I allow her to carry this relationship on in private, without her father knowledge. I have 5 other beautiful children and we're just now heading into the dating years. What should I do?

School

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

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Skipping a Grade

My son is in second grade, and he is advanced in math and reading at a 5th...