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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-26-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By happysmileylady
Consumerism and "Keeping Up With The Jones"...

Consumerism and "Keeping Up With The Jones" really knows no parenting style.  You can be super crunch and want everything to be organic and local and whatever, and still spend "$1500 on a ring sling...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By happysmileylady
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Quote:Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By happysmileylady
  Quote:Explain to me exactly what you all...


Quote:Explain to me exactly what you all mean by "full commitment" to being naked. I'm not sure how that's different from what I'm doing. Like I said, I don't dress him when we are home, only...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-14-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By happysmileylady
My nephew, who will be five next month, still...

My nephew, who will be five next month, still does this occasionally.  My brother and SIL are at their wits end, because he starts kindergarten in the fall and cannot start unless this stops.  Which...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,425
Posted By happysmileylady
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Quote:Originally Posted by belltree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By happysmileylady
It's time for the bugs to invade my home again. ...

It's time for the bugs to invade my home again.  Every summer we have a battle royale with ants, spiders and pill bugs. 
 
Yesterday I was reorganizing my pantry and discovered a bunch of ants. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-11-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By happysmileylady
This week Meijer is running a 10 for $10, get...

This week Meijer is running a 10 for $10, get the 11th item free sale.  Part of that sale is Dole bagged salad.  Here's...
Forum: Learning at School   06-11-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,425
Posted By happysmileylady
I am confused...what else would you put on the...

I am confused...what else would you put on the wall of a PRESCHOOL except the things the kids would be learning once they get to school?  Why wouldn't you put letters, numbers, musical notes, etc...
Forum: Activism and News   05-14-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
When talking about why things were done the way...

When talking about why things were done the way they were done that day and in the days following, I think we need to remember what had happened.
 
On the morning of 9/11/01, FOUR commercial jets...
Forum: Activism and News   05-12-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
 Quote:Originally Posted by monkey's...



Quote:Originally Posted by monkey's mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1310998/bin-laden/360#post_16441346)



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Forum: Activism and News   05-12-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
actually, to be more clear (since edit isnt'...

actually, to be more clear (since edit isnt' working for me)
 
It's not that building 7 isn't important in figuring out what happened.  I also don't mean that it's not important that it came down....
Forum: Activism and News   05-12-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
 Quote:Originally Posted by monkey's...



Quote:Originally Posted by monkey's mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1310998/bin-laden/360#post_16440976)

No...
Forum: Activism and News   05-12-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
Why does it matter what temp steel melts at? ...

Why does it matter what temp steel melts at?  The beams didn't melt.  They were damaged and their structural integrity was compromised due to the fire and forces of the crash.  The concrete was also...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,176
Posted By happysmileylady
And I don't do birth, so I don't know the...

And I don't do birth, so I don't know the details.  I was thinking along the lines of a wedding photog, where second shooting is so common.  And actually, given the wide variety of lighting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By happysmileylady
Nope, I just cannot bring myself to hit up...

Nope, I just cannot bring myself to hit up actual dumpsters or trash cans for stuff.  I will do recycle bins for coupons.  I will do the freecycle thing, the curb alert off CL thing, I will snag...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-07-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,176
Posted By happysmileylady
I am also a professional photographer, and agree...

I am also a professional photographer, and agree with everything the other photographers said.
 
I would like to add, before you start shooting anything for other people as clients, free or not, I...
Forum: Activism and News   05-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
  Quote: How much courage does it take...


Quote:

How much courage does it take for a bunch of heavily armed Navy SEALS supported by the strongest military power in the world to break international law to murder someone in cold blood...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By happysmileylady
I assume what you are asking is that if you...

I assume what you are asking is that if you leave breastmilk but it turns out that your little one wants more than what you are able to leave, is it ok to give him formula.  Is that correct?
 
If...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By happysmileylady
Me Me Me!  I am placing myself on a No Spend...

Me Me Me!  I am placing myself on a No Spend Challenge for May.  I actually started a blog (http://thespendnomoneychallenge.wordpress.com) about it.
 
May 1-got gas, doesn't count, got a drink at...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-03-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By happysmileylady
As evidenced by the fact that most of us are...

As evidenced by the fact that most of us are still alive after having started solids at 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, even as young as 2 or1 month old, starting solids at 4 months isn't going to...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By happysmileylady
I am really great about being brutally honest...

I am really great about being brutally honest (and not above exaggerating the brutal part,) in situations like that.
 
Had anyone done that when my now 15yr old was little and I was single, my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By happysmileylady
Oh Oh, I wanna join in on this!  I am trying to...

Oh Oh, I wanna join in on this!  I am trying to spend NO money in May, and have planned out my entire month's worth of meals already.  I has also planned the last week of April, since I was doing...
Forum: Activism and News   05-02-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
   Quote:Originally Posted by...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by mar123 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1310998/bin-laden/20#post_16421520)

They ran...
Forum: Activism and News   05-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
I apologize that I have offended.  That's not my...

I apologize that I have offended.  That's not my intent and I fully support our military and am grateful that they are willing to risk their lives.
 
Forum: Activism and News   05-01-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,776
Posted By happysmileylady
Fear for the lives and safety of our troops both...

Fear for the lives and safety of our troops both in the personal and general sense is totally justified, don't get me wrong.  I myself am VERY grateful that my DH left the military when he was able,...
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