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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-14-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By LilPenguinMama
What is up with this? Is he doing it on...

What is up with this?
Is he doing it on purpose?
Is it acid reflux?
Should I go to his pediatrician for this? ($160 a visit... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Women's Health   01-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Thanks t2009 - I tried to go back today and just...

Thanks t2009 - I tried to go back today and just get it over with - doc went on vacation! Ah well. I moved my appt up a week. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,026
Posted By LilPenguinMama
My step son is 8 and autistic. He was annoyed...

My step son is 8 and autistic. He was annoyed that when he comes over we don't have cable. We just flat out told him that we choose to spend money on better quality food than on cable. He has access...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-12-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By LilPenguinMama
So...what did you end up doing?

So...what did you end up doing?
Forum: Mental Health   01-12-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Acupuncture, strict diet, and routine sleep...

Acupuncture, strict diet, and routine sleep schedule helped me transition off meds. I still work with a psychologist and a cognitive behavioral therapist weekly, and have access to the pdoc if...
Forum: Women's Health   01-11-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By LilPenguinMama
I totally support you! I had a biopsy taken...

I totally support you! I had a biopsy taken today off my back and there is a questionable patchy spot on my face. I couldn't wrap my brain around a face biopsy, so she gave me acne meds to put on it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-07-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 9,584
Posted By LilPenguinMama
210/2013 27 pens 2 more bankers boxes of...

210/2013

27 pens
2 more bankers boxes of recycling (100+ each)
+ several items to a "pre-donate" holding space... Not counting them yet!

427? 239? Counting has suddenly become more difficult...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-07-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By LilPenguinMama
I like meal planner. You can use it to meal...

I like meal planner. You can use it to meal plan, grocery shop and inventory your pantry!
Forum: Spirituality   01-06-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,249
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Slacker paganism - I love it! It is that sort of...

Slacker paganism - I love it! It is that sort of mindfulness and acceptance that has allowed me to make small progress in the other parts of my life - the clutter, eating better, taking better care...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By LilPenguinMama
I would just be worried about having two ways to...

I would just be worried about having two ways to exit. The reason why is in case of fire, you want to make sure there are two ways to get out -- and for firefighters to know where to look for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-06-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By LilPenguinMama
I don't have any experience with this, but I...

I don't have any experience with this, but I wouldn't give up hope yet. Your body will do amazing things once you can actually smell your baby. Best of luck and you'll be in my thoughts!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Mint used to not have resources for actual...

Mint used to not have resources for actual budgeting, but they have gotten much better about it. Here is where they explain how to budget using mint -...
Forum: Spirituality   01-06-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,249
Posted By LilPenguinMama
The word for the year that came to mind was...

The word for the year that came to mind was acceptance. I checked the numerology site mentioned above and came up with the number nine -- which is very accurate. I am trying to find my place and...
Forum: Dental   01-06-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By LilPenguinMama
My sister is in dental school, and she said that...

My sister is in dental school, and she said that a lot of times the reason toddlers get cavities is from the saliva of their parents. The bacteria or cavities in our mouths get transferred when we...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-06-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 9,584
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Today I attacked the 8 bankers boxes of...

Today I attacked the 8 bankers boxes of randomness under my desk. Two bankers boxes became all work papers, one box of things I need to either file or scan and shred. I was left with one box of...
Forum: Television   01-05-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,428
Posted By LilPenguinMama
I like Once Upon a Time, Dr Who, amd Greys...

I like Once Upon a Time, Dr Who, amd Greys Anatomy!
Forum: Meal Planning   01-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Thanks you so much everyone for contributing!...

Thanks you so much everyone for contributing! These tips are great - and will go a long way in planning cheaper meals for my family!
Forum: Meal Planning   01-02-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By LilPenguinMama
In an attempt to be more frugal, I've started...

In an attempt to be more frugal, I've started freezing some leftovers in enamel cover metal tins, and glass containers. But, I didn't think ahead as to how one reheats this. We are recently living...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By LilPenguinMama
hooray for going to the chiro! Hubs finally went...

hooray for going to the chiro! Hubs finally went today and it made such a difference! I like thinking about it in terms of positive spending. This chiro isn't on our "plan" but pays much more time...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Local churches - even if you aren't that...

Local churches - even if you aren't that denomination, or religious at all will often help out with some pantry items. We had to do that from time to time when I was growing up.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Ooh! I like this idea!

Ooh! I like this idea!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By LilPenguinMama
I like Mint.com. Some may question the privacy...

I like Mint.com. Some may question the privacy issue (it is free because they disaggregate your personal info and target ads to you and I am way over simplifying ) , but it makes it easy for you to...
Forum: Homebirth   12-30-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Hubs encapsulated for me, and I used almost all...

Hubs encapsulated for me, and I used almost all of it. Gave some pills to some friends with post partum depression. But his umbilical cord is still in the freezer... Should probably plant that!
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   12-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Hi! I live in Queens, NY, would love to chat! I...

Hi! I live in Queens, NY, would love to chat! I have a 2 1/2 year old and an 8 year old stepson.

PM me!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-30-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 9,584
Posted By LilPenguinMama
Whoo! Last night I started, and got 3 garbage...

Whoo!
Last night I started, and got 3 garbage bags to trash, and three to donate.
I was happy to just get it done, amd was worried counting objects would get in the way.
I'm going to call it 30!...
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