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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By sanguine_speed
We budget $250 a month for our family of 2...

We budget $250 a month for our family of 2 adults and 4 kids.  We share the clothing budget.  My partner has a professional job that requires a professional wardrobe, and it is challenging to find...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-18-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Quote: Earlier this week we had a bit of a...



Quote: Earlier this week we had a bit of a blow out about something work related (not personal and not related to our previous disagreement).




If you're describing it as a blow-out, it...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By sanguine_speed
I think this might be a situation where your dd...

I think this might be a situation where your dd can learn a lot about self-respect and healthy boundaries.  It sounds like she feels badly for her friend/playmate, but that further to that she feels...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By sanguine_speed
From the site:   The new Repayment...

From the site:
 
The new Repayment Assistance Plan replaces the Interest Relief and Debt Reduction in Repayment measures. Borrowers who were approved for Interest Relief and Debt Reduction in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By sanguine_speed
Does it have to be all or nothing?  He does not...

Does it have to be all or nothing?  He does not need to go to the gym for hours five days a week to achieve good weight loss.  If he has a lot to lose, as you say, diet change will make a huge...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-24-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By sanguine_speed
Is your siggie new?...

Is your siggie new?  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif
Forum: Personal Growth   04-24-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sanguine_speed
I too would let it go.  Feel your feelings and...

I too would let it go.  Feel your feelings and work on moving forward.  Perhaps you can attribute to her the best possible intention in your efforts to let go.  Perhaps she did mean it supportively...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,950
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Quote:Originally Posted by mama to...



Quote:Originally Posted by mama to B http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-08-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By sanguine_speed
I'd like to take my two oldest girls somewhere...

I'd like to take my two oldest girls somewhere warm next winter.  Lots of time to plan and save.
I have never gone south myself so I have no idea where to find the deals.  We'd only want to go for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By sanguine_speed
oh ((hugs)) mama. I had a really hard time when...

oh ((hugs)) mama. I had a really hard time when my 3rd was born.  He was a very high-needs baby medically, and cried a lot like your little one does.  It is so, so hard.
I know you said you feel...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-23-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,736
Posted By sanguine_speed
We put a magnetic strip in an upper cupboard for...

We put a magnetic strip in an upper cupboard for our knives and it's a great space -saver plus helps keep the youngest but most curious and tall enough to reach the counter away from the very very...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By sanguine_speed
What is your daily rhythm?  How does everything...

What is your daily rhythm?  How does everything and everyone get taken care of?  Please tell me about your morning routines, after school routines, dinner/evening, etc...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by taralv http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1295568/mums-of-many-it-s-february#post_16241993)
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-22-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By sanguine_speed
I have four and it's all temperament.  They're...

I have four and it's all temperament.  They're all different.  Those kids you see at the grocery store were born that way, lol.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-21-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By sanguine_speed
 My turkey is $8 per pound. Quote:Originally...


My turkey is $8 per pound.
Quote:Originally Posted by wemoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-17-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By sanguine_speed
Lots of great advice already. What was most...

Lots of great advice already.

What was most freeing for me was having and following a budget.  Once there was a budget, I knew everything was paid for and we'd not lack, and we'd have savings....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,225
Posted By sanguine_speed
This year we opted out of the gift exchange...

This year we opted out of the gift exchange between the 10 nieces and nephews.  It was such a relief to know that we're all saving having more and more stuff in our homes.  We are only buying for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By sanguine_speed
I don't think you can entirely.  My second...

I don't think you can entirely.  My second daughter really did suffer when my third child was born.  He was premature, in NICU, then had a stomach condition at 7 weeks with surgery, then severe GERD...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-15-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By sanguine_speed
We do our best, but with many food preferences...

We do our best, but with many food preferences in our family I also do buy non-local foods like pineapple and bananas and fats.  
I find it painfully expensive sometimes, but I do it anyway.  For...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By sanguine_speed
Well I've officially asked for this one based on...

Well I've officially asked for this one based on local availability and reviews.  thanks all for your feedback.  We'll see what Santa brings http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif:...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by nononose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1284708/knives-for-food-prep#post_16116572)

I'm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,836
Posted By sanguine_speed
I have no advice except to perhaps accept that...

I have no advice except to perhaps accept that it costs more to feed bigger people :).
Our kids are growing, and so is our budget.  I spent time figuring out what I could do to keep the budget as...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by elus0814 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1284708/knives-for-food-prep#post_16107117)

Most...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By sanguine_speed
 Check, check, check and check.  Though I am...


Check, check, check and check.  Though I am guilty of occasionally using my quartz counter as a cutting board http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nono.gifQuote:

Originally Posted by...
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