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Forum: Unschooling   Today, 09:00 AM
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Posted By zebra15
Miranda- I think thats what I will call our long...

Miranda- I think thats what I will call our long summer break 'reclaiming your childhood'. J is doing well and taking serious his long needed and much deserved break. Last week we painted pottery...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
I'm struggling with some personal issues for the...

I'm struggling with some personal issues for the next couple weeks. Its very stressful and hard on me emotionally and physically. To try to keep my mental health progress going in the right...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-16-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By zebra15
10 more today 887 things gone $115 recouped

10 more today
887 things gone
$115 recouped
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,161
Posted By zebra15
Yeah this thread is slow- I started (with good...

Yeah this thread is slow- I started (with good intentions) a no-spend challenge for myself - which i gracefully failed. but I'm learning as the year goes along. I'm more mindful of what I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By zebra15
I ate from the pantry for a couple months and...

I ate from the pantry for a couple months and almost didn't need the grocery. Be creative with what you have on hand. Skip organic for the next few weeks, skip costco the few $$ you save on cheese...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-14-2017, 08:43 AM
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Posted By zebra15
I'm actually ok with the costco trip. It was...

I'm actually ok with the costco trip. It was mostly planned and I have a 'running list' of things we needed for the house.
Pillows for 2 bedrooms, new towels,- that was $60 and affordable in my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
Costco, 2 carts. Don't even go there with me...

Costco, 2 carts. Don't even go there with me right now.
Forum: Unschooling   05-11-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,651
Posted By zebra15
Kiddo finished working on campus on Weds,...

Kiddo finished working on campus on Weds, finished his last class tonight (thurs). We visited the university campus this week, and after all that it turns out he wants online classes for uni. I am...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By zebra15
Kate- ah the joys of the internet- I was 'trying'...

Kate- ah the joys of the internet- I was 'trying' to agree with you.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-11-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By zebra15
Tissue paper flowers clothes pin caterpillars...

Tissue paper flowers
clothes pin caterpillars (or animals)
coffee filter butterflies

(google for instructions and pics)- dont expect your kiddos to be pinterest level :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By zebra15
Diagnosis is a tool, therapists dont worry so...

Diagnosis is a tool, therapists dont worry so much about the label as the symptoms and how to manage those. Individuals with the same symptoms could have vastly different diagnosis (for many...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-11-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By zebra15
Adding 20 more, found more things to give to...

Adding 20 more, found more things to give to friend for either her kids or to donate to her kids school.

874 things gone
$115 recouped.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By zebra15
There are a couple journals on amazon that can...

There are a couple journals on amazon that can help with this issue. One for girls and one for boys. Sometimes writing is better and less threatening than talking and it can be done in the privacy...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By zebra15
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-...

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml

That link should give you info about BPD. There is nothing wrong with calling the clinic every day to see if...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-10-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By zebra15
Counting 30 today, got rid of a pair of shoes...

Counting 30 today, got rid of a pair of shoes that hurt my feet and went through office supplies. Some will be given to my friend with kids in public school for next year or donations to the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-10-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
Found out number for on campus tuition today $$$$...

Found out number for on campus tuition today $$$$ , kid is considering online classes instead... someone get me a defibulator please....

Even though online doesnt have as many scholarships and...
Forum: Learning at School   05-09-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By zebra15
The other way 'hallmark' is adapting to society...

The other way 'hallmark' is adapting to society is having 'fathers' cards for mothers day and 'mom' cards for fathers day. For several years now my kiddo has gotten me a 'thanks for being a great...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By zebra15
$30 back from a book kid was done with- end of...

$30 back from a book kid was done with- end of semester
this goes into my 'emergency cash' in the house for either true emergencies or year end spending. woohoo

824 things gone
$115 recouped
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-08-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
$30 back from book kiddo was done with.... ...

$30 back from book kiddo was done with.... original cost- don't ask.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
I should say I am more conscious to use coupons...

I should say I am more conscious to use coupons when we go out or buy things. I watch for sales, double points days, that sort of thing. So i guess I am spending less. I've also been more aware of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
insurance is due (auto and renters)... more money...

insurance is due (auto and renters)... more money leaving....

the 2nd half of the year isnt any better with spending/not spending... school starts (kid needs supplies for campus) holidays, more...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-07-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By zebra15
I like your process Ssantos. Whatever works for...

I like your process Ssantos. Whatever works for you is a good process IMO.

I've also been on a quasi 'yarn diet' this year and I've been using up more than I'm buying. Im a yarn snob and a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,579
Posted By zebra15
Money is flying out of this house. Thats all Im...

Money is flying out of this house. Thats all Im going to say. Things are needed, its not unwarranted spending at all, but gosh all mighty.

Sniff- I'm glad you are getting medical care, that is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-06-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,545
Posted By zebra15
Im adding 20. did some general tossing, end of...

Im adding 20. did some general tossing, end of semester for kid, summer is here so a bit of clothing shuffle.
donating things to the young man our yarn club semi-adopted who just got placed in a...
Forum: Unschooling   05-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,651
Posted By zebra15
Cash- many places here give 'cash discounts' or...

Cash- many places here give 'cash discounts' or what I like to call 'credit fees' so I know when I am going to those places and make sure I have enough cash to cover my purchases. That 5-10%...
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