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Forum: Gardening   08-08-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mamatoakd
What is the thinking on bee hives - destroy or...

What is the thinking on bee hives - destroy or leave alone? We have a hive in our yard that isn't bothering us but seems to freak out the neighborhood dog walkers... Seems that it would be...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-26-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By mamatoakd
I found the 5 gallon plastic containers of water...

I found the 5 gallon plastic containers of water at Home Depot.

FYI, I read somewhere a long time ago that plastic containers should not be stored on cement (i.e., directly on a garage floor) as...
Forum: Parenting   09-29-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,289
Posted By mamatoakd
Most people are apathetic. They're more likely...

Most people are apathetic. They're more likely to witness wrongs and allow them to continue than make any effort to stand up and make things right.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-15-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By mamatoakd
A Paula Dean recipe that I love (freezes...

A Paula Dean recipe that I love (freezes well!)...

Taco Soup
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onions
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans
1 (15...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By mamatoakd
I agree that a good haircut is a great place to...

I agree that a good haircut is a great place to start. I tried to go cheap with my hair for a while and realized that it was making me feel frumpy no matter what outfit I was wearing.

I'm a SAHM...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-25-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By mamatoakd
If your kids are old enough to notice and...

If your kids are old enough to notice and understand, it will give them some perspective. Based on what you're saying about the way you live, they'll appreciate small things, work hard and be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By mamatoakd
I've never sold a newer car, but have found that...

I've never sold a newer car, but have found that as long as the car is running well, you'll get more money by selling it directly than as a trade-in. Both cars we've sold were pretty old and the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,711
Posted By mamatoakd
It's all relative. Even if you were above the...

It's all relative. Even if you were above the national median and had all the things you listed, there would probably be something else to want. The vacation could be to somewhere nicer, the clothes...
Forum: Women's Health   08-15-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By mamatoakd
Thanks for your responses. I actually called the...

Thanks for your responses. I actually called the pediatrician's office and got a call back from her within just a few hours. Still no response from the specialist. I'm just really amazed at how...
Forum: Women's Health   08-14-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By mamatoakd
My dd had an appt with a specialist 3 weeks ago....

My dd had an appt with a specialist 3 weeks ago. I thought of an important question later that evening and called the office the following business day. I've left at least three messages and still...
Forum: Parenting   08-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,186
Posted By mamatoakd
I'm not sure why it's really necessary. If he...

I'm not sure why it's really necessary. If he really wants to help families with new babies, more leave time from work would seem to be a better benefit.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,484
Posted By mamatoakd
I agree that public assistance is to help people...

I agree that public assistance is to help people get back on their feet. I don't think that we should have the poor living like characters out of a Charles Dickens novel, but there has to be some...
Forum: Parenting   07-20-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,680
Posted By mamatoakd
I didn't add a vote as the options don't really...

I didn't add a vote as the options don't really capture my opinion. I plan to travel internationally with my kids when they're a little older. When we do, I hope to avoid places that cater to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,039
Posted By mamatoakd
We're friends with two families that moved up to...

We're friends with two families that moved up to Temecula several years ago and both families have moved back down to San Marcos. The commute takes a big toll on the person commuting and the family....
Forum: Women's Health   07-07-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By mamatoakd
My dd had extremely painfully blocked ears on a...

My dd had extremely painfully blocked ears on a flight a while back and a FA put boiling hot water on a cloth, put the cloth into a cup and had my dd put the cup to her ear during landing. The steam...
Forum: Family Safety   07-06-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By mamatoakd
We have a great carseat travel bag with wheels....

We have a great carseat travel bag with wheels. I put the carseat and carry-on into the bag until we're at our seats. I personally really like having a stroller with me as you never know what you'll...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By mamatoakd
How old are the boys? I'm guessing that they're...

How old are the boys? I'm guessing that they're young and still need to learn about how to have healthy relationships. I'm all for letting kids work things out when it comes to minor disagreements...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By mamatoakd
You mentioned that Job B may have a difficult...

You mentioned that Job B may have a difficult boss. What do you mean by "difficult"? I'd definitely take that into consideration. I worked for a major jerk (to put it nicely) for just over a year...
Forum: Fertility   06-18-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By mamatoakd
I missed a whole summer of swimming, etc. last...

I missed a whole summer of swimming, etc. last year because of it. Very heavy and went on forever!!! Started in late June and lasted through late August. After two weeks, I called the OB GYN...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-18-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By mamatoakd
I'd say we're still headed on a downward slide....

I'd say we're still headed on a downward slide. The only question is whether we'll have a big thud or if the government can continue to keep it slow.

People are still losing their jobs. They're...
Forum: Television   06-14-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,297
Posted By mamatoakd
I love that show and wish they would mention the...

I love that show and wish they would mention the year of filming. Prices have fluxuated drastically in some of the bigger cities and it would be interesting to know whether the prices are (or were)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,274
Posted By mamatoakd
I would have gotten a degree in a field that...

I would have gotten a degree in a field that leads to a career (i.e., accounting, nursing, teaching, etc.). As I was entering college, people told me to study what interested me and I did. I learned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,158
Posted By mamatoakd
I voted "about the same" although DH found out...

I voted "about the same" although DH found out that his job will be moving out of state next year. DH is optimistic that he'll find something else right away but I'm not as sure. It will be hard to...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By mamatoakd
Definitely talk to the pediatrician. So much can...

Definitely talk to the pediatrician. So much can be done early on if there is a delay/problem. I think that 18 months is the point where a pediatrician would want to see a child have at least a...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By mamatoakd
Quote: Originally Posted by maddymama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddymama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13871804)
Hi mama,
Here's my 2 cents, and the fact...
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