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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 10:35 PM
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Posted By mamarhu
On a more serious note, I just talked with...

On a more serious note, I just talked with ElderSon, and he is really hurting. Major financial issues, and probably mixed with PTSD (he just got out of the army after 15 years and 5 tours). I feel...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 55,795
Posted By mamarhu
Oh, this just makes you a real person! ...

Oh, this just makes you a real person!

When I finish the stock I am cooking to freeze, and I water my organic herbs, and knit my hand spun alpaca yarn (been working on these socks a while) I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2014, 07:21 PM
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Views: 55,795
Posted By mamarhu
I thought I was doing OK this month, until my...

I thought I was doing OK this month, until my brakes went out on Friday. No estimate yet, and I will have to rent a car tomorrow, well at least for one day, perhaps more. No choice but to put this on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,268
Posted By mamarhu
150 lbs of tomatoes!?! Holy wow!

150 lbs of tomatoes!?! Holy wow!
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By mamarhu
I am back! My kids are turning out to be...

I am back!

My kids are turning out to be pretty amazing people. I have completely skirted all the usual teenage angst. They have strong and well thought out opinions, ethics, and dreams.

My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,268
Posted By mamarhu
I scored a 20 pound box of tomatoes for $3.50...

I scored a 20 pound box of tomatoes for $3.50 yesterday at the produce market. A bit bruised and blemished, but not bad. I cut out the bad spots, throw them in the food processor, and freeze in...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By mamarhu
Look at your adult friends. If you know anything...

Look at your adult friends. If you know anything about their childhoods, try to find any correlation between the upbringing and the outcome. Among myffriends at least, there is none! Some of the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,078
Posted By mamarhu
I used a cloth prefold ( or 2 ) inside a pull up....

I used a cloth prefold ( or 2 ) inside a pull up. Actually, it was a generic pull up the insurance company paid for and delivered!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By mamarhu
Wow. I can't really add anything to LOTM's...

Wow.

I can't really add anything to LOTM's suggestions, but my heart goes out to you and your boy. Where was the 1on1 while he was fashioning the pencil and cutting? No, the running incident had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By mamarhu
In the grocery store, my rule was always that...

In the grocery store, my rule was always that kids had to be riding in the cart, or keeping one hand touching it. Always. I can't stand watching 2 directions at once, especially while trying to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By mamarhu
Wow, what a mess! I have no advice, short of...

Wow, what a mess! I have no advice, short of moving far, far away from this family (JK).

I have heard of the general idea of teen drama, but thankfully missed it entirely with my kids. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By mamarhu
A "formulating pharmacy" should be able to make...

A "formulating pharmacy" should be able to make any medication into a liquid form.

Another direction some doctors try is blood pressure lowering meds like propranolol for anxiety. It sounds like...
Forum: Unschooling   08-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By mamarhu
Hello - I'm back. My Dumplings are now 18...

Hello - I'm back.


My Dumplings are now 18 & 19 - guess I can't say we are unschooling anymore, although our days don't look that much different than they ever did.


When they were younger,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By mamarhu
You can bring anyone you want! Doesn't have to be...

You can bring anyone you want! Doesn't have to be on any list - maybe those were just meant as examples. See wrightslaw.com for details on the specific requirements and expectations of each different...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 55,795
Posted By mamarhu
*ebra - would you check in please? I have been...

*ebra - would you check in please? I have been thinking of you, and hoping all is well. Hugs!


Sounds like things are smoothing out for most of us - good reports of unemployment checks, home...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By mamarhu
I would guess the formula is one of your biggest...

I would guess the formula is one of your biggest expenses. Can your one year old be eating more foods, and less formula? Just asking - not meaning to open a big debate over nutrition...


Fresh...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By mamarhu
I rarely use a real recipe. I just cook beans...

I rarely use a real recipe. I just cook beans with whatever fresh or frozen veggies I have around, add rice in the last 1/2 hour for white rice, and hour or so for brown rice. Cook in broth (home...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By mamarhu
My answer to that question varies, based on the...

My answer to that question varies, based on the context. I have 3 bio kids, only 2 still at home. But I had several foster kids, 4 I almost adopted. And 2 grandchildren I had custody of, and it...
Forum: Unschooling   08-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By mamarhu
I worked full time, as a single parent,...

I worked full time, as a single parent, unschooling 2 kids, one with special needs. Will come back to talk about it - really just subbing to remember!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,009
Posted By mamarhu
Subbing so I will remember to join in when I am...

Subbing so I will remember to join in when I am over this flu. Great discussion idea!
Forum: Activism and News   08-09-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By mamarhu
Thank you, Turquesa! Sounds like just what I was...

Thank you, Turquesa! Sounds like just what I was looking for, and I ordered that book today.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By mamarhu
My teens and I enjoy time together when we have a...

My teens and I enjoy time together when we have a true common interest. No longer a created kid-activity. For example, we like going to antique stores together. This is not shopping trip - no one...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 55,795
Posted By mamarhu
Corn cob jelly sounds great, but what would I do...

Corn cob jelly sounds great, but what would I do with it once I had it?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,268
Posted By mamarhu
In a misguided attempt at frugality, I banned...

In a misguided attempt at frugality, I banned myself from thrift stores. This was a major tactical error! I am already over-budget for books for the month (it is only the 7th), and I bought a new...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,143
Posted By mamarhu
I only keep tax returns and W-2s. Absolutely...

I only keep tax returns and W-2s. Absolutely nothing else. I figure everyone else in the world files better than I do. So if I need a piece of paper, someone else has it, and can find it more easily...
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