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Forum: C-section Birth   07-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By kijip
This was the norm when and where I had my second...

This was the norm when and where I had my second c-section 6.5 years ago. He was on my chest while they were still closing my up and nursing as soon as they wheeled me back to my room (under 30...
Forum: March 2016 Due Date Club   07-06-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,219
Posted By kijip
I am 34 and have 12 yo and a 6yo sons. I am...

I am 34 and have 12 yo and a 6yo sons. I am pregnant again and due 3/6/2016.

I've have recurrent miscarriages in the past- 6 between my sons and one more 4 years ago in 2011. So we are hopeful...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-10-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,923
Posted By kijip
I do recreational level roller derby....

I do recreational level roller derby. Eventually, I would like to join a competitive team but I need more practice and I want the kids to be older. My sons are 2.5 and 8 now.

I also go camping...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-10-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By kijip
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By kijip
I would try to sell them on Craigslist for a bit...

I would try to sell them on Craigslist for a bit more than the jeweler said he would pay.  You will need to agree to meet people at a jewelers so they can verify the items are real.  
 
If you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By kijip
You should check with your state.  In my state a...

You should check with your state.  In my state a child can be on a parent's insurance and state insurance also if they qualify.  The parent's insurance is then the primary and the state insurance is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,036
Posted By kijip
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,036
Posted By kijip
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,294
Posted By kijip
The car dependent lifestyle of many suburbs is...

The car dependent lifestyle of many suburbs is high on my list of not liking them. When I lived in a close in burb, the commute was still personally soul crushing.

However, I am a big believer in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,796
Posted By kijip
  . Find family walks which incorporate some...


. Find family walks which incorporate some up and down hills and or a lot of stairs. Put a baby or even better, a heavy toddler, on your back or front in an Ergo or similar. Go to how to stretch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,618
Posted By kijip
I think that your husband should get the best...

I think that your husband should get the best degree he can now, while you still have the amazing support of free housing. In your shoes, I would consider becoming an RN now, even if you only work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By kijip
Timez Attack, via bigbrainz.com really helps...

Timez Attack, via bigbrainz.com really helps with speed in a fun way because of the game clock. It will also return to the problems your son has trouble with until he gets them down. We are using it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,086
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by shaywyn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shaywyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15953733)
I have to agree with Kreeblim.

I agree.
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-17-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,942
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Bride http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15948048)
Congratulations. You're the first...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,762
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by lotus.blossom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lotus.blossom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15886373)
I bet that $100/month was a typo. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By kijip
A downpayment on a 60k home is not $7000, it is...

A downpayment on a 60k home is not $7000, it is $12,000. A downpayment on a 120k house is $20+ k alone. You do not, and will not have the money to buy this or any house right now. Rent, get out of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,762
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by greeny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by greeny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15879360)
We live in a suburb just outside of Chicago.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By kijip
I agree with velochic. Taking them to work less...

I agree with velochic. Taking them to work less in school makes some sense. Taking them to pay other debt is technically fraud. It's a very murky area. And you are stuck with that debt forever,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,877
Posted By kijip
Do you have medical insurance? Chantix is a drug...

Do you have medical insurance? Chantix is a drug that can help people stop smoking. It worked for a number of people I know.

What would you need to do to get rid of the car? Your car payment is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-19-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By kijip
Get rid of most of your clothes. We only have...

Get rid of most of your clothes. We only have about 1/2 to 3/4 of a load per person and that is a huge help. Make a list of what you need and shop for it in your closet and laundry. Everything else...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,045
Posted By kijip
for me: 5:50AM group boot camp fitness classes...

for me: 5:50AM group boot camp fitness classes outdoors, occasional pedicures.

for my husband: the occasional gadget, yard stuff.

for our kids: occasional take out dinners, legos for my older...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By kijip
My husband and I both work out of the home. I...

My husband and I both work out of the home. I work full-time (salaried, flexible position where I set my own schedule) and my husband works and studies a combination of full-time.

For a variety...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By kijip
A few boxed sets of Brand New Readers and lots...

A few boxed sets of Brand New Readers and lots of reading together of all sorts of books was what clicked it together for my early reader.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By kijip
We have really enjoyed a few of the "If you...

We have really enjoyed a few of the "If you lived..." books. There is one on the San Francisco Fire, Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, Covered Wagon westward bound etc. I think they are pretty...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,195
Posted By kijip
Here's the questionaire: How long have you...

Here's the questionaire:

How long have you been homeschooling? My son is newly 7 and went to K and gifted/accelerated 1st at school. We did a lot of afterschooling by default those two years. We...
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