I recently moved into a house and have never owned any yard tools. I'm working on a limited budget, but I need to buy some tools that will be used in cleaning up the flower beds (they are seriously out of control with weeds, vines, and unidentified plants that I will be getting rid of), getting rid of some dead plants/portions of plants, etc. Since I have a limited budget, what tools would you recommend that should I buy first that will help me get started on this project?5 AnswersGarden & Landscape9 years ago
All the reviews I've found seem to involve people with motorhomes or pop-up campers. I would like to tent camp, but haven't found many reviews from people doing "real camping". :) If you have tent camped here, I'd love to hear your feedback.1 AnswerCamping9 years ago
After using AMDRO Quick Kill on my back yard, how soon can I let my kids and dog go into the yard again?
This was for treating my backyard for fire ants.3 AnswersGarden & Landscape10 years ago
I am looking for a store that sells high quality olive oil and various flavored olive oils. I am looking for something similar to http://theoliveoilplaceinc.com/ but I want to buy locally on an as-needed basis.5 AnswersDallas10 years ago
I'm from Texas and need to drive across I-70 towards Utah at the end of December. Is it recommended for passener vehicles to use chains while crossing over the mountains? All I have found so far is for commercial vehicles to use chains. I have decent tires on my RAV4 but they are not all-season tires, which I would prefer for winter driving but don't really have the money needed to buy new tires when mine are already in decent condition and I would only need the all-season for a about 10 days. Looking for serious feedback only please.5 AnswersDenver1 decade ago
My 4 1/2 year old son will not start kindergarten until he is 5 1/2 (August 2011). Intellectually, he has all the necessary skills to be able to start next year. While we still have a year to go, his attention span is minimal, and in group settings (preschool, church) he struggles with following directions and sitting still during circle time, bible stories, etc. He just loses it and starts to scream at his teachers when they try to direct him to the activity the class needs to be doing. When he has 1:1 time wtih a teacher, parent, etc, he receives vasts amounts of kudos for how well he behaves and what he knows. At home, I would consider his misbehavior to be very typical of a 4 year old. I had these problems when he was 3 and tried to get him help, but everyone kept blowing me off telling me "oh, he's still little yet. he's just 3." Now, at 4 1/2, I'm getting a lot of flak from people at preschool and daycare.
Our pediatrician won't refuses to see us for to evaluate behavior problems. We are just told to go to counseling. They flat out refuse to schedule an appointment for us. They won't consider evaluating him for ADHD because he hasn't started school. We are in the beginning stages of play therapy. I am reaching out to try to get him an evaluation for sensory issues.
If I were to hold my son back for another year and let him start kindergarten when he is 6 1/2, would he be too "old"? That means at the half-way point during the school year he'd turn 7. I really want to make sure he is successful once we get into school.8 AnswersGrade-Schooler1 decade ago
Report Cards just came home. When reviewing the attendance information, I saw my daughter had received some tardy notes. I knew I dropped her off at school every day between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. When she enters the school, she has the option of going to the gym to wait or to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. At 7:30 the bell rings and the kids are allowed to go to their classrooms. At 7:45 the tardy bell rings. Anyway, I found out she was getting tardy notes at almost 8 a.m. because she was still in the cafeteria taking too long to eat. She is supposed to bring me home a yellow copy of her tardy note, but those were not making it home. Now I've found out about them - I'm not sure what I should do about the situation. There needs to be some logical consequense - but what???? She is in kindergarten. She is constantly in trouble because she isn't ready on time for ___fill in the blank with any activity___. I'm getting ready to start a new job, so I won't be there to walk her into school every day. Daycare will be dropping her off at about the same time I was in the mornings. Any ideas from other parents that have dealt with this would be great. Thanks.6 AnswersGrade-Schooler1 decade ago
I'm having a birthday party at my house for my son's 4th birthday. We will have a mix of kids ages 2-8 with most of the kids being 3 or 4 years old. What kind of games can you play with kids this age? I know most of them don't really understand having one winner to a game. What can we play where "everybody" wins? And what can be used for prize ideas since everybody will win? I don't want to give out candy since I don't know if there are any allergies. Thanks!5 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
I keep talking to him about the danger of strangers, but at what age can I expect it to start to sink in? He literally strikes up a conversation with every stranger he sees. He even told one lady he loved her...and that was just after talking to her for 5 minutes. The fact he is so friendly and doesn't "know a stranger" will probably come in handy later in his adult life, but for now it scares the pants off me! If he were approached by a stranger and offered candy or to go for a ride, he wouldn't hesitate! We have several "stranger books we read, a dvd we watch, and I try to role play stranger questions with my kids. I'm just wondering from other parents, at what age do you think your kids started grasping this concept?3 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
My little girl is adopted. I got her when she was 4 years old and she is now 5. I try to spend quality time playing with her or involving her as I do housework. However, a year has gone by and I thought (silly me!!!) that as she gained confidence and security, she would learn to play on her own. If I'm not entertaining her, she just stands and looks at me. I also adopted her 3 year old biological brother, and he does very well at playing on his own. If you have any ideas to help teach older children to entertain themselves, I'd love to hear your input. And I don't want to use the TV as a babysitter.4 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
In two weeks, I am going to finalize the adoption of a 5 year old girl and a soon-to-be 3 year old boy. I want to give each of them a present that they will be able to treasure when they are older. For my little girl, she will be getting a locket as an adoption gift. I need ideas about what I could get for my son. Would love to hear your ideas!10 AnswersAdoption1 decade ago
I have snack duty at my child's school next week. She is in a speech class and they have a target sound they focus on each week. They like for the snacks to correspond to the sound they are working on. Next week, they are working on a final “p” sound, like in sheep. So I need a snack that ends with the “p” sound. Any ideas???4 AnswersPreschool1 decade ago
I am hoping to be a first-time home buyer next spring when my apartment lease is over. However, I admit - I'm a property virgin! I have no idea of where to start? Do I get preapproved for a mortgage first? Or get my real estate agent? Please advise - I'm completely in the dark about what to do!2 AnswersRenting & Real Estate1 decade ago
Recently, I have gained custody of an 4-1/2 year old (will turn 5 in two months) and a 2 1/2 year old. I'm just trying to find out if this is normal behavior... as we drive down the road, my older child spends most of each car ride blurting out everything she sees. "Semi!," "McDonald's!," "Walmart!," "Motorcycle!," "Bird,' "Airplane!," and it goes on... I find it cute when my youngest does this because he didn't talk when I first got him, and its exciting to see him master words. And he doesn't do this constantly. For some reason though, I find it exhausting for with the older child. Considering she is about to turn 5 soon, is this (still) normal behavior for this age?9 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
I have; these tiny, tiny looking bugs that seem to appear on my laptop computer screen. They look kind of gnat-like but they are really too tiny for me to ID. They look like they have some sort of wings. I'm not sure where they are coming from. I kill one - and three more show up. Just looking at them make me want to itch. What are they and how do I get rid of them??? And how did they find my computer?2 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
I recently adopted a little girl that will be turning 5 in just a couple of months. I don't have any current experience in children's birthday parties, but am very excited to learn! Since we live in an apartment, I want to have a party some where away from our home so the kids can be as loud and rowdy as they want. The weather will be unpredicitable by the time her birthday gets here. I want to have a nice party without having to spend too much money. Any suggestions (besides Chuck E Cheese or McDonalds) about where to have her party? Any other party tips for this newbie? :)4 AnswersParenting1 decade ago