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Forum: Pets   11-17-2011, 11:33 PM
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Posted By griffin2004
I've never had a cat and so don't really...

I've never had a cat and so don't really understand what makes them tick.  But I'm an animal lover -- and my daughter is a HUGE animal lover with that intuitive animal vibe some people have -- so...
Forum: Pets   10-27-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,959
Posted By griffin2004
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygirlie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1318184/letting-a-dog-die-naturally/20#post_16719587)

Way...
Forum: Pets   10-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,959
Posted By griffin2004
I'm curious as to why you won't take him in for...

I'm curious as to why you won't take him in for an evaluation.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By griffin2004
Thank you all for  your wonderful insights,...

Thank you all for  your wonderful insights, opinions, and practices!  Admittedly, I have a bugaboo about the whole goodie bag thing, but I'm willing to have my horizons expanded.
 
I like the idea...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By griffin2004
My DD turns 9 in December.  We've had a...

My DD turns 9 in December.  We've had a really horrible year (sudden deaths of 2 family members), so I decided to give her a blowout birthday party.  My dilemma:  should I give out goodie bags to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,013
Posted By griffin2004
We, too, live on the edge of Enough and Barely...

We, too, live on the edge of Enough and Barely Enough.  $50 extra in a month makes me smile big time; needing to come up with $50 leaves me scrounging the change jar.
 
I focus on the big things...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-19-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,383
Posted By griffin2004
I work M-F 8:00a-4:30p with a half hour lunch. ...

I work M-F 8:00a-4:30p with a half hour lunch.  It's ok.  I wish I could work 8:00-3:00 and the rest in the evening after kiddo is in bed.  My job duties would fit that arrangement, but there is no...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,407
Posted By griffin2004
 Quote: I'm so excited-- my home will never...


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I'm so excited-- my home will never be as clean as my inlaws, nor as well decorated; but I do *not* want to be ashamed of the way I live (and by extension, my husband and children live)...
Forum: Learning at School   08-27-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,415
Posted By griffin2004
We are diehard Laptop Lunchers.  I bought 2 when...

We are diehard Laptop Lunchers.  I bought 2 when my daugher was in kinde.  I used them 4 days a week for 3 years and they are still going strong.  The fork/spoon in one set broke, but that may have...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By griffin2004
I would dearly LOVE to find a family finance /...

I would dearly LOVE to find a family finance / frugal living blog written by a single parent or targeted for single parents.  Do you have any favorites?
 
I'm able to glean good info from the "2...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-07-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By griffin2004
I don't know about PA, but Sequim is in a rain...

I don't know about PA, but Sequim is in a rain shadow
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-05-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By griffin2004
I don't think PA is all that crunchy, but Port...

I don't think PA is all that crunchy, but Port Townsend is Crunch Capital.

How lucky for you! I'd love to live on the northern edge of the peninsula.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-05-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By griffin2004
good pointers; thanks

good pointers; thanks
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-03-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By griffin2004
I'm a single mom, sole support of our family. I...

I'm a single mom, sole support of our family. I have a FT job, but we're currently furloughed a day a month and the odds are that will increase in 2011.

So, I need to generate some more income....
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-03-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,882
Posted By griffin2004
A similar thing happened to my DD, age 7. A few...

A similar thing happened to my DD, age 7. A few weeks ago, she saw all the neighbor kids playing outside down the block. She asked if she could join them (as she frequently does) and I said ok (as I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-31-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By griffin2004
My friend's DD was diagnosed with depression at...

My friend's DD was diagnosed with depression at age 4. Turns out she was diabetic. Once that got under control, the behavior issued resolved.

Maybe a thorough physical to check for any medical...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By griffin2004
Quote: Originally Posted by TinaM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TinaM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15973800)
I would take away some privileges, but don't...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-21-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By griffin2004
not a main dish, but incredibly delicious: Green...

not a main dish, but incredibly delicious: Green Beans with Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette

http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.b...-balsamic.html...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-12-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,516
Posted By griffin2004
My friend's son is 11 and does not stay dry at...

My friend's son is 11 and does not stay dry at night. His ped says it's a pituitary issue in this case.

Have you talked to her ped?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By griffin2004
We just had artichokes in our CSA box. DD had...

We just had artichokes in our CSA box. DD had never had them before but dived right in. It struck me that they're the ultimate kid food. Kinda freaky looking and you eat it like nothing else and you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By griffin2004
I've used GG for a year or so and like the...

I've used GG for a year or so and like the service. In addition to the flyer ads, it lists sales (and corresponding coupons) that aren't in the weekly flyer, and I haven't been able to find that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-02-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 497
Posted By griffin2004
Your timeline sounds like it fits all 3 of you...

Your timeline sounds like it fits all 3 of you perfectly. Congrats!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-30-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By griffin2004
spag squash is so versatile; I cooked one...

spag squash is so versatile; I cooked one tonight, in fact, to have for "spaghetti" and meatballs for dinner tomorrow

I pierce mine all over with a knife and microwave it for 10 minutes, cut,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-28-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By griffin2004
to the OP, how does your DD feel when she's been...

to the OP, how does your DD feel when she's been wronged and the "wrong-doer" doesn't acknowledge and apologize? there are at least 2 parties involved in these situations, and I think it's good...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,678
Posted By griffin2004
My Dd will be 8 in Dec. She can manage on 9 hrs,...

My Dd will be 8 in Dec. She can manage on 9 hrs, usually gets 10 hrs, and will sleep 11 hrs when left to her own devices.
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