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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-24-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By MCsMom
It is really hard.  That is a tough situation to...

It is really hard.  That is a tough situation to be in.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-28-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By MCsMom
I am trying to start a new daytime meeting...

I am trying to start a new daytime meeting (homeschool) 4-H group in Lacey/Olympia area.  If you are interested in finding out more information please PM me.  We are just getting started and trying...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By MCsMom
I don't feel funny about using our family money...

I don't feel funny about using our family money to buy things for family members.  It probably helps in that I take care of all the day to day financial aspects of our budget as well.  I spend the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By MCsMom
Our computer crashed and we lost all of our...

Our computer crashed and we lost all of our bookmarks.  There was a site of kids games, I think K-6th grade was the target range.  My kids called it 'squishy brain' games and I am not sure why.  All...
Forum: Learning at School   11-07-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By MCsMom
I am so sorry that you are going through this. ...

I am so sorry that you are going through this.  I really don't have anything to add other then a hug (((Hug)))  I fell like at the current time I am going to be writing this post next year :-(
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-04-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By MCsMom
we have a subscription to the morestarfall.com -...

we have a subscription to the morestarfall.com - like 30 bucks for a year I think - personally, my kids like it (4 and 6) and I got it last year when they introduced it, I don't think I will be...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-02-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By MCsMom
wow - in two weeks we are going to live very...

wow - in two weeks we are going to live very close to you and I also have a 6 year old girl who is looking for friends.  I would love to meet-up for coffee, park, or something.  I'm homeschooling my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By MCsMom
Our emergency fund is currently closer to the...

Our emergency fund is currently closer to the 20K range.  Also, we can pretty easily cash flow either of the two smaller rentals not having a tenant and if they were both rented we could cash flow...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-25-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By MCsMom
From various sources we have recently come into...

From various sources we have recently come into about 14K of money.  We already have an emergency fund and contribute to retirement.  Our only debt is two different mortgages, the first is 15 years,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By MCsMom
Other then calling up your mortgage lender I'm...

Other then calling up your mortgage lender I'm not sure what options you have then to tank your credit and start over in a rental.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By MCsMom
We received the full payment - all is well. ...

We received the full payment - all is well.  Thank you so much for the replies.
 
It was that the new owner just didn't know what he was doing, and the boat is fine, they have taken it out almost...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-05-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By MCsMom
We are in a bit of a quandary and certainly have...

We are in a bit of a quandary and certainly have not made the best choices up to now, so the question is - WWYD in going forward?
 
Thanks for the responses!!!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
Posted By MCsMom
well . . . my personal opinion is that if you...

well . . . my personal opinion is that if you really want the program to succeed - you should at a minimum do the work trade now, while not using them as childcare and racking up more tuition...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By MCsMom
I am trying to figure out a budget for the...

I am trying to figure out a budget for the Irvine CA area, I have never lived in CA in my life though.  I can search for rents, but how do I find out about utilities for a house or condo?  Any other...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,205
Posted By MCsMom
I hear you - I feel like I 'can't' go to for for...

I hear you - I feel like I 'can't' go to for for anything other then 'exceptional' pay because it just. isn't. worth. it.       The thought of the stress for the amount of extra income, and how much...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-15-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By MCsMom
I would not 'plan' to pay the mortgage every...

I would not 'plan' to pay the mortgage every other month.  I would be upfront with your lender from the get go, as in before you are even one payment behind and see if there is anything they can do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By MCsMom
I will try really hard to not give relationship...

I will try really hard to not give relationship advice - but from a financial perspective, it sounds like if this is the man you want to start a family with, you need to come to terms that you are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-31-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By MCsMom
I'm sorry. (((Hugs)))  Childcare is totally...

I'm sorry. (((Hugs)))  Childcare is totally different in different areas in my experience.  Are all of your kids 'homeschool age' or are any of them 'daycare age'.  I'd start by calling a few...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By MCsMom
My husband isn't totally laid off - but his...

My husband isn't totally laid off - but his company was shut down, and now he is working for a temp firm and does not know if the new company is going to hire him or if he will be on unemployment -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By MCsMom
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Forum: Waldorf   05-12-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By MCsMom
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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-12-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By MCsMom
That must be really frustrating, I'm sorry. ...

That must be really frustrating, I'm sorry.  What about suggesting an activity for the groups you joined at a place/time that does work for you and seeing who shows up? 
 
It is hard being tied to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By MCsMom
Have you tried to connect with other mama's in...

Have you tried to connect with other mama's in Tacoma through the website/group 'meet-up'?  When we lived there a few years ago this was the main way I met friends, there was an 'AP' one that was...
Forum: Waldorf   05-05-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By MCsMom
I have the possibility of a really great job at...

I have the possibility of a really great job at a Waldorf school doing development/fundraising it is a 3/4 time position and includes the kids tuition and a huge chunk of the 'afterschool' care I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-21-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,077
Posted By MCsMom
We make more then what is considered a 'livable...

We make more then what is considered a 'livable wage' for our family - lol - but it sure doesn't feel like it sometimes.  It is interesting to compare what they have for different areas.  And to see...
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