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Forum: Personal Growth   06-12-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By Purple Cat
I recently moved to a new state basically...

I recently moved to a new state basically without knowing a soul.   I met a woman who has two children, a daughter my twins' age and a boy two years older.  We talked a lot while the kids were in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Purple Cat
Thank you, everyone, for your ideas on making my...

Thank you, everyone, for your ideas on making my own, or prolonging my purchased hand soap. 
 
The recipe I used for dishwasher detergent is 1 cup of washing soda, 1 cup of borax, and 2 packets of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Purple Cat
I found a great recipe to make your own...

I found a great recipe to make your own dishwasher detergent, and after that success, decided to try making my own liquid hand soap.  I grated a bar of soap into 4 cups of water and then heated it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-04-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Purple Cat
I have twins who recently turned 5.  I have read...

I have twins who recently turned 5.  I have read to them incessantly.  In reading a book, I always pick one word in the title and identify the phonetic sounds.  I haven't, however, asked them to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-04-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Purple Cat
My 5 y.o. DD was diagnosed with a plethora of...

My 5 y.o. DD was diagnosed with a plethora of SPD issues at 12 months:  sensory modulation disorder, motor-planning, tactile defensiveness, gravitational insecurity.  She received excellent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By Purple Cat
Ummmmm.   I didn't have ANY foils and my hair is...

Ummmmm.   I didn't have ANY foils and my hair is above my shoulders.  The quoted price was $46.  The bill was a little over $100.  . . .
 
I was never going back there again anyway because the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By Purple Cat
My hair is naturally medium brown, and I'm fine...

My hair is naturally medium brown, and I'm fine with keeping it approximately the same color.  I don't need to do anything drastic.  I just want to get rid of the grey strands. 
 
Yes.  I felt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By Purple Cat
I'm a little embarrassed to say I had never went...

I'm a little embarrassed to say I had never went to a salon to have my hair colored before.  I tried coloring my hair at home after finding some grey hairs, and thought it looked horrible.  I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-02-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Purple Cat
We recently moved to a rural home in E....

We recently moved to a rural home in E. Tennessee.   The soil is clay.  After it rains, water pools in the soil.  I'm concerned about the effect on our house because our house sits at the base of a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,475
Posted By Purple Cat
I would love to join this . . .   Who I am: ...

I would love to join this . . .
 
Who I am:  A single, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to 5 y.o. boy/girl twins. 
 
My goal:  We moved part-way across the country and bought a house this year. ...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,016
Posted By Purple Cat
I'm fairly confident that anyone who hears your...

I'm fairly confident that anyone who hears your in-laws rant about your son's "indiscretion," if you can even call it that, will find the commentary speaks volumes about your in-laws and highlights...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-02-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Purple Cat
Hi, Thank you so much for the suggestions. I...

Hi,
Thank you so much for the suggestions. I cannot wait to check out the areas mentioned. I think it's going to be really hard for me to chose, but wherever I end up, I'm relieved that Tennessee...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Purple Cat
I'm moving from the Chicago area to Eastern...

I'm moving from the Chicago area to Eastern Tennessee. We are on a very, very limited income, but have a wonderful opportunity to obtain a great home in Tennessee.

I am a single parent of small...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-20-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Purple Cat
Thank you so much for sharing your love of the...

Thank you so much for sharing your love of the region. I haven't spent much time there, but expect our trip (and experiences similiar to you) to affirm that moving to E. Tennessee will be wonderful...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-19-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Purple Cat
Hi, we are relocating to E. Tennessee, probably...

Hi, we are relocating to E. Tennessee, probably somewhere near the Tri-Cities or maybe near Chattanooga. We're going down to try to hone in our search a little next week. Does E. Tennessee have an...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Purple Cat
I'm relocating from the Chicago area to E....

I'm relocating from the Chicago area to E. Tennessee. I'm looking for a city of about 10 to 20,000 with reasonable access to some major cities. I homeschool, and hope to find a good supportive...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By Purple Cat
Well, for 4 1/2 years, we have received WIC...

Well, for 4 1/2 years, we have received WIC without any problem with vaccination records. They asked for a notarized statement of my religious basis for not vaccinating, and then asked that I get a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-13-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By Purple Cat
I just learned that we are eligible for a USDA...

I just learned that we are eligible for a USDA loan program. (One type is expected to run out of funding for the fiscal year by late April. The type we are eligible for is not.) I'm giving very...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-08-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Purple Cat
It looks like we will be moving to the Columbia,...

It looks like we will be moving to the Columbia, MO area. We probably won't live right in Columbia, but around 30 minutes or so outside of it. Can anyone give me any info about the area? Areas you...
Forum: Parenting   03-02-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By Purple Cat
I thought teaching my children the correct names...

I thought teaching my children the correct names for their body parts was GREAT. Until . . . my daughter realized that the name of the pediatric opthamologist she was going to see rhymed with...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,774
Posted By Purple Cat
Pre-P: 1. I will do the "responsible thing"...

Pre-P:
1. I will do the "responsible thing" and fully vaccinate my child. (I read Evidence of Harm post-partum and they have not received one vaccine.)

2. My children will sleep in their cribs,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-14-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By Purple Cat
I would encourage you to reevaluate your...

I would encourage you to reevaluate your priorities.

No, PT is NOT 30 minutes a week with most of the work done at home anyway. It sounds more like you don't think PT will be very helpful and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-12-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Purple Cat
I would try staying with him the whole time....

I would try staying with him the whole time. Even if the therapist is completely appropriate -- and even if 1/2 the parents would laud her discipline or child management style, it may be different...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-12-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Purple Cat
To me, it's a "no brainer:" Stay with the...

To me, it's a "no brainer:" Stay with the excellent physician rather than waste time with the person who is easier to see, but otherwise so difficult. Really, what do you accomplish what the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,444
Posted By Purple Cat
Thank you, everyone, for your insightful...

Thank you, everyone, for your insightful replies. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and concerns about the gift my friend proposes.

I'm in a holding pattern. My friend asked me about it...
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