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Forum: Large Families March 16th, 2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 306
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Homeschooling

Heathen unschooler here. We chose to homeschool because it was tradition in my husband's family, back when we lived in the UK where Thomas is from and my oldest two were born. Kids in his family...
Forum: Large Families February 21st, 2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Grandmas and Mimas and Grammy's Oh My!

My father was Pops, my mother was just my mother, or "your grandmother." There was bad blood between us. My MIL is Nana and FIL is Granddad. They're the only real grandparents my kids have ever know...
Forum: Large Families February 16th, 2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Seriously..

We walk everywhere and use PT otherwise, and are out and about the city a lot. So while I rarely do formal exercise other than long walks with the dogs, I get a lot of it just going about my daily...
Forum: Large Families February 15th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 137
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: About how many days

Uh... not as often as we should. :whistle:
Maybe 2-3 times a week. We usually have lunch and breakfast at home, but dinner we get something or eat out more often than not.

My absolutely...
Forum: Closely Spaced Siblings February 15th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: mums of BOTH genders (Q.)

It's the individual child that is easy or difficult, not their gender.

I personally think the "boys are _______!" thing is just cultural perception and parents who report on it are more accurate...
Forum: Large Families February 9th, 2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By RainDreamy
Forum: Large Families February 9th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: For Sale....

I'll take em! I got a teenage boy myself and he doesn't give me a bit of trouble.
I will have to charge food for the next 3 and 5 years though if I'm to take them off your hands. Gods and goddess! I...
Forum: Baby Names February 7th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,186
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: NEW Intro thread....newbies, regulars, everyone respond!

Your name: Diana
DH/SO name: Thomas. Tom to everyone but me.
Your child(ren)'s name(s): Alexander (Alexei), Kira, Ember (Emmy), Sophie, Charlotte and Rose (Rosie).
What brings you to the Baby...
Forum: Large Families February 7th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Do you feel like your lrg family "fits" in your home?

1: We started out in a spacious townhome in London, when Alexei was little up until Kira was born. When she was a toddler we moved to rural Ontario (Kincardine area) where Emmy was born and had a...
Forum: Large Families February 7th, 2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Shoes?

For Rosie and Charlotte I have a hanging shoe organiser in their closet and that works fine. Soph just keeps hers by her door in her room. And Alexei, Emmy and Kira are all responsible for their own....
Forum: Heated Debates February 4th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 924
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Devocalizing A Dog?

If you're too lazy to train a dog that you can't have barking, you shouldn't have a dog. How would you like it if someone thought you talked too much and decided to rip your vocal chords out?

Forum: Large Families February 4th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Superbowl

Nope. We're weirdos. My DH hates American football, I don't care, my son thinks it's barbaric and my girls don't care either.
Forum: Large Families February 4th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Baby Names!

Our 2nd boy name that we never used has been Apollo for about the last 11 years :lol: Since my first pregnancy, with Kira.

I liked Achilles, but my husband said there'd be an inevitable clash of...
Forum: Large Families February 4th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Bad Mood

Hug my kids. Or my dogs. I can't be in a bad mood long with kids and pets :)
Forum: Large Families February 3rd, 2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Duggar Special

Saw bits and pieces of it. DS has a morbid fascination with fundamentalists.
He turned it off half way through because it was making me feel sick, and he takes pity on his poor mum.
Forum: Large Families February 1st, 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 183
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: How many of us

One fantastic teen :) I love these years, but they scare me too because he'll be leaving home before I know it :(
Forum: Large Families February 1st, 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 172
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Do you have any plans for

I'm in the party of freaks-who-love-valentines-day too. It may be commercialised, but it's fun and we never pass up an opportunity to celebrate something, no matter how cheesey.

We always do stuff...
Forum: Large Families February 1st, 2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Eeeek!

Can you send some of that weather down to NYC?
We lived in ON for a couple of years and miss that weather terribly!
(Yeah, we're freaks, we love the freezing cold and the snow and miss having to...
Forum: Large Families February 1st, 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By RainDreamy
Forum: Pet Owners and Animal Lovers February 1st, 2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Border collies

I have a border collie/GSD mix... and she is a handful. She's an amazing dog and a fantastic family pet, but we live in a NYC apartment right now, and this dog is meant to live on a farm. She's okay...
Forum: Pet Owners and Animal Lovers February 1st, 2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Reasons

We're all incorrigible animal lovers. I think I need a pair of horse blinders for my husband whenever we go anywhere where a stray pet or pet for adoption might be (which is EVERYWHERE here) - he has...
Forum: Pet Owners and Animal Lovers February 1st, 2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Your dream pet?

Gina1978 - I am stealing your dog. OMGSOFREAKINGCUTE.

I love my dogs, but I really want to have the space to have horses. I had an arabian horse when I was young, he was my absolute best friend...
Forum: Heated Debates February 1st, 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Poll: Money
Views: 710
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Money

We have separate everything except for a joint account that we both contribute to for bills, and stuff pertaining to the kids.
I just like the security of my own finances. I have considerable assets...
Forum: Large Families February 1st, 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: Ta da!!!!

Forum: Large Families February 1st, 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10,001
Views: 235,270
Posted By RainDreamy
Re: I AM....neverending thread

Omg farmerswife. My best wishes and thoughts for that poor woman. That is so scary to think that it really could be any of us.

I am wondering why the heck it's so quiet in my house. DH and Kira...
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