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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-08-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,445
Posted By carouselrider
The only non-religious private school that I'm...

The only non-religious private school that I'm aware of it Oak Hill Academy - it's very expensive.  There are Catholic Alternatives (O'Hara & Marist) and then there are some Christian alternatives...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,445
Posted By carouselrider
Not to be a downer - but one thing you should...

Not to be a downer - but one thing you should know re: schools - Eugene specifically, and Oregon in general is in a major budget crisis.  4J schools (the main eugene school district) has to cut $22M...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,552
Posted By carouselrider
Just FYI, these are the resources recommended by...

Just FYI, these are the resources recommended by my DD's therapist today:
 
Anxiety book for kids...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-15-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,552
Posted By carouselrider
Heather and Harper - thanks for your...

Heather and Harper - thanks for your perspectives.  Monday morning was not as bad as expected according to my husband and DD (I left before everyone was up).  We spent a lot of time setting...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,552
Posted By carouselrider
I'm curious - those that have had such a...

I'm curious - those that have had such a turnaround with therapy - what do you attribute it to?  A trusting relationship with an adult outside the family dynamic?  Specific tools?  My 10 year old DD...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By carouselrider
Quote: Originally Posted by *MamaJen*...

Quote:
Originally Posted by *MamaJen* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15861771)
I went back to grad school this year and...
Forum: Parenting   07-12-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,793
Posted By carouselrider
My parents separated when I was 8 and divorced...

My parents separated when I was 8 and divorced when I was 10. They had a high conflict relationship. Given the chance, I would have sold my soul to get them back together. Divorce equalled the end...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,351
Posted By carouselrider
We've had a very positive experience instituting...

We've had a very positive experience instituting allowance and NOT tieing it to chores. Since the kids have money of their own, they've gradually just stopped asking for me to buy them stuff when we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-27-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,397
Posted By carouselrider
From another downwardly mobile gal, what struck...

From another downwardly mobile gal, what struck me is that the house is the catalyst for this disatisfaction. Resolve the house issue, and then you can look at the disatisfaction with a clearer...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By carouselrider
Oh, I feel for you. I'm right there and it is...

Oh, I feel for you. I'm right there and it is hard.

Does your DH need the van while at work? Or just to get to work?

If it's just to get to work, another option is that you could drop him off...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-09-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By carouselrider
I got my husband to agree to one month, JUST one...

I got my husband to agree to one month, JUST one month, of "no spend". I made it kind of an experiment. Just to see what our true baseline was. If we both spent nothing over and above necessities,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By carouselrider
I am going to disagree with the biggest bang for...

I am going to disagree with the biggest bang for the buck theory, but it is only based on my own personal experience. For me, I didn't seriously start saving a LOT of money in my budget until I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,615
Posted By carouselrider
One thing I'm noticing about buying in bulk, I...

One thing I'm noticing about buying in bulk, I think there is a certain psychology that comes into play that might be defeating the price gains I made by buying in bulk. It's called, "we have it,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,056
Posted By carouselrider
Quote: Originally Posted by janerose...

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Originally Posted by janerose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13347443)
Seriously, you can think you know the prices...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,056
Posted By carouselrider
Quote: Originally Posted by Ygle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ygle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13346369)
I'm definitely going to start a price book...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,056
Posted By carouselrider
Quote: Originally Posted by BetsyS...

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Originally Posted by BetsyS http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13345631)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,056
Posted By carouselrider
You know what the thing is though - people who...

You know what the thing is though - people who spend a lot, or too much, or whatever on food aren't necessarily buying prepackaged stuff or eating out a lot. We have never been big out-eaters, and I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-06-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,612
Posted By carouselrider
I just took advantage of this deal this week: ...

I just took advantage of this deal this week:
http://dealnews.com/240-PG-Tips-Blac...ng/282136.html (http://dealnews.com/240-PG-Tips-Black-Tea-Pyramid-Tea-Bags-for-12-free-shipping/282136.html)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,724
Posted By carouselrider
I tried and tried to get my bill for a family of...

I tried and tried to get my bill for a family of 5 under 1200 a month shopping at Trader Joes, and Costco. I finally decided to take a month and go for the best deal, no matter what, even if it...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-04-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 56,377
Posted By carouselrider
I took narcotics for about 10 days, and then...

I took narcotics for about 10 days, and then weaned off of them over the following week (so total about 2.5 weeks). Then I took IB or Tylenol for another week or so as needed (mostly first thing in...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 56,377
Posted By carouselrider
Megan, my heart absolutely goes out to you and...

Megan, my heart absolutely goes out to you and Pippa and your family. Many many good thoughts for her recovery and homecoming. You are a strong and amazing mama. Honor that instinct that first said...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-19-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 56,377
Posted By carouselrider
Quote: Originally Posted by Blissful Bee...

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Originally Posted by Blissful Bee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7339677)
Has anyone been able to immediately...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-19-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By carouselrider
I have a dyson DC14 that I bought about a year...

I have a dyson DC14 that I bought about a year ago from overstock.com - it was factory refurbished & about $279. It is the same as the animal but without the extra attachments. I really really love...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 56,377
Posted By carouselrider
Quote: Originally Posted by MizLiz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MizLiz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7305829)
carouselrider,

I found your post to be just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-16-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,576
Posted By carouselrider
My heart says Yes! My head says No! Some other...

My heart says Yes! My head says No! Some other part (my knee? my elbow? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif) says the ideal is probably somewhere in the middle of the...
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