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Forum: Diapering   11-23-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,338
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Quote: Originally Posted by pixiepunk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiepunk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14711324)
well, because perhaps if you were informed...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Yeah, similar challenge. We have a 6 year old, a...

Yeah, similar challenge. We have a 6 year old, a 3 year old and a 10 mth old. 10 mth old currently sleeps with me, 3 year old co sleeps with my DH in the children's room and DS1 sleeps in his own...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-10-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,088
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Henny Penny I feel like that about my children's...

Henny Penny I feel like that about my children's baby clothes. We are done but I only want to give them to someone who could really use them and would not turn their nose up at little imperfections...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-23-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,111
Posted By Patrick's mummy
DS1 induced DS2 42+5 DD 43

DS1 induced
DS2 42+5
DD 43
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Patrick's mummy
I think it's the care providers behaviour...

I think it's the care providers behaviour causing your troubles, not your body or placentae. Most placentas are not out by 5 minutes afterwards. They will be in a hurry if they have already given...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-23-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Hi I'm not a birth professional, I hope a BP...

Hi
I'm not a birth professional, I hope a BP will respond at some point. But, I just thought I'd give you my thoughts...

What gestation does this mother usually birth at? Is the 36.5 weeks...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 8,974
Posted By Patrick's mummy
This month my big focus is on groceries - £300...

This month my big focus is on groceries - £300 maximum which includes everything we put in our mouths e.g DS1's school snack money (compulsory), anything DH buys to eat at work etc etc.

So..
...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-07-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Re: stuffed animals. I usually freecycle these....

Re: stuffed animals. I usually freecycle these. I think frequently people who ask for them use them as dog toys but so long as I don't dwell on the image of a dog pulling apart some cute little...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-07-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Sapphire Chan I have a similar problem with my...

Sapphire Chan I have a similar problem with my grandmother buying stuff/giving stuff to us. My own mother (her daughter) died before I had kids so my kids have not experienced grandmother love and I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 8,974
Posted By Patrick's mummy
This month my big focus is on groceries - £300...

This month my big focus is on groceries - £300 maximum which includes everything we put in our mouths e.g DS1's school snack money (compulsory), anything DH buys to eat at work etc etc.

So.....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 8,974
Posted By Patrick's mummy
This month my big focus is on groceries - £300...

This month my big focus is on groceries - £300 maximum which includes everything we put in our mouths e.g DS1's school snack money (compulsory), anything DH buys to eat at work etc etc.

So.....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-05-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Quote: Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ann_of_loxley http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13135471)
I live in England and I do find that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 8,974
Posted By Patrick's mummy
This month my big focus is on groceries - £300...

This month my big focus is on groceries - £300 maximum which includes everything we put in our mouths e.g DS1's school snack money (compulsory), anything DH buys to eat at work etc etc.

So.....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 8,974
Posted By Patrick's mummy
I'm Sarah, SAHP to DS1 (5.5), DS2 (3) and DD...

I'm Sarah, SAHP to DS1 (5.5), DS2 (3) and DD (baby). I do these threads all teh time but the one thing I don't seem to learn on is grocery spending. But I am fat and I need to stop buying cookies...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 13,179
Posted By Patrick's mummy
January was an interesting month for us really. ...

January was an interesting month for us really.

Way overspent on food although I included DS2's birthday food and cake, plus a birthday dinner out in the amount we spent. Even without that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 13,179
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Jan 1st: No spend...

Jan 1st: No spend http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Jan 2nd: £9.06 food on the way back from my inlaws, £36 gas, £6.59 food for dinner (empty fridge on our return)
Jan...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-28-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Patrick's mummy
I worry about these things too and it is water I...

I worry about these things too and it is water I am most scared of. I also frequently lie awake at night staring at my daughter next to me in bed and worry she will die, that I will wake up and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-27-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Patrick's mummy
My house is pretty small, even by UK standards,...

My house is pretty small, even by UK standards, especially given that we have 3 kids. It's 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a small yard, no garage. I like it - it has character and we live in a very...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Patrick's mummy
It's fine. We live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom...

It's fine. We live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom little house with our 3 kids and we do okay.
It encourages you to not keep so much stuff indiscriminantly, which IMO is a good thing. My kids do get on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 13,179
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Jan 1st: No spend...

Jan 1st: No spend http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Jan 2nd: £9.06 food on the way back from my inlaws, £36 gas, £6.59 food for dinner (empty fridge on our return)
Jan...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 13,179
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Jan 1st: No spend...

Jan 1st: No spend http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Jan 2nd: £9.06 food on the way back from my inlaws, £36 gas, £6.59 food for dinner (empty fridge on our return)
Jan...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 13,179
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Jan 1st: No spend...

Jan 1st: No spend http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Jan 2nd: £9.06 food on the way back from my inlaws, £36 gas, £6.59 food for dinner (empty fridge on our return)
Jan...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Thanks for all the good ideas so far. I...

Thanks for all the good ideas so far.

I should clarify. DS1 goes to school and my DH goes to work and they both pack sandwiches but I'm okay with that. It's DS2, DD and I (all at home) who I want...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Patrick's mummy
Hi all We are always eating bread based...

Hi all

We are always eating bread based meals for lunch here but I wonder if this is the most frugal approach and maybe it's not very healthy either. What do others do?

TIA
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,831
Posted By Patrick's mummy
I forgot I started this thread!! We have...

I forgot I started this thread!!

We have decided on our goals:

1. Keep out of the overdraft and off the credit cards i.e. only spend what we have

2. Pay off midwife by the summer

3. Try...
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