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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Paxjourney
I think it is good to be mindful of ones kids and...

I think it is good to be mindful of ones kids and temperament. We homeschool and the kids are also really good about not asking for extras at a store. They both get a modest allowance related to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Paxjourney
Paying off debts

For those of you that have paid off a large amount of debt (Greater than 30K) did it just feel like it would never end?

Sat down with the husband today and we paid bills. We were able to make a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Paxjourney
So far so good. I was even able to do some...

So far so good. I was even able to do some bartering with a friend who also teaches my youngest piano for a week of free lessons. I took the kids to our library for our weekly trip. Normally about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By Paxjourney
Total freak out here. Money is tight right now...

Total freak out here. Money is tight right now with some large bills we are trying to pay and new tires needed on a vehicle.
I've been taking knitting and crochet custom orders and anything that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Paxjourney
2 Week no Spend.

:nerd: I got my husband on board for a 2 week no spend challenge. We determined that we would spend money on gas and milk but that is it.
We've also decided to switch cars. My car gets about 37mpg...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Paxjourney
I'm sort of in the same boat. I homeschool and...

I'm sort of in the same boat. I homeschool and my kids are 11.5yr and 8. The 11.5 yr old is in a program similar to a charter school and is only homeschooled part of the time. Both kids take part in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,677
Posted By Paxjourney
I've been a SAHM mostly for the last 13 yrs. We...

I've been a SAHM mostly for the last 13 yrs. We made the choice to pull our oldest out of public school 4 yrs ago and to homeschool which for our family has been wonderful. It has though extended my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Paxjourney
I hope school my children but when my oldest was...

I hope school my children but when my oldest was attending public school I worked full time as a nurse in a doctors office. For a nursing job it was very school schedule friendly with the exception...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,384
Posted By Paxjourney
Awesome! Husband and I are doing a no spend...

Awesome!
Husband and I are doing a no spend January. We usually budget to eat out as a family 3 times and do one monthly date night with a sitter. Also other "fun" spending (coffees out, movie...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,023
Posted By Paxjourney
I agree with what one post wrote regarding...

I agree with what one post wrote regarding DIBELS I don't personally think it is an appropriate gage of reading ability. One of the requirements for k-1 is the ability to read nonsense words such as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Paxjourney
It depends on the season. Our Fall schedule was...

It depends on the season. Our Fall schedule was really busy and over scheduled. I usually just try and "protect" our mornings 3-4 days a week. I try not to commit to activities during that time,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Paxjourney
Totally do-able. When we started homeschooling...

Totally do-able.
When we started homeschooling we lived in a 840sq ft apartment. It was advertised as 900sq ft but the extra 50-60 sq ft was totally unusable entry way. :/
 
I turned the hall...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Paxjourney
I think this is a great idea!

I think this is a great idea!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-26-2013, 01:05 PM
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Views: 9,171
Posted By Paxjourney
I'm looking forward to joining 2014 in 2014

I'm looking forward to joining 2014 in 2014
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 26,308
Posted By Paxjourney
Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee...

Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee and knit break. Next step is to do the mountain of dishes, clean the counter tops, sweep the floor and mop the kitchen.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-23-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Paxjourney
My husband and I are taking part in no-spend...

My husband and I are taking part in no-spend January. Our Christmas was paid for in cash (as has every Christmas been for the last 13yrs). We do have debt and our goal is to pay off our truck by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
Ladies I've edited the title of this thread. :) ...

Ladies I've edited the title of this thread. :)
 
My husband got 2 deer this hunting season so our freezer is stocked with venison.
 
Meal tonight is Venison black bean burgers. home canned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
How is everyone doing? Sorry to be MIA, I took a...

How is everyone doing? Sorry to be MIA, I took a bit of an online break. Hope everyone is going well with the pantry challenge. We've been plowing through. The kids have really dug into what we had...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
Dh started sprouting lentils for the chickens so...

Dh started sprouting lentils for the chickens so that should use up some. I sneak them into a lot of our food too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by justmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390527/fall-pantry-challenge-2013/60#post_17484439)
  
Anyone...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
Sunday was meatballs and pasta with red sauce ...

Sunday was meatballs and pasta with red sauce
 
Monday: B: cereal
L. Chicken and mashed potatoes
D: Turkey shepards pie
* I cooked up the last of the 10lb bag of potatoes. I had enough for the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
I don't remember what I planned for tonight but...

I don't remember what I planned for tonight but we are having Chicken soup that DH canned up a couple of months ago. Pasta from the pantry and corn bread muffins (mix in the pantry) I also took out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
Tuesday: B: Cereal or Oatmeal L: yogurt...

Tuesday:
B: Cereal or Oatmeal
L: yogurt parfait. We are down to the flavors the kids wanted me to buy but don't really like. So a layer of cherios and a sprinkle of choc. chips and they love it....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,950
Posted By Paxjourney
Anyone is welcome to join at anytime :).   ...

Anyone is welcome to join at anytime :).
 
Justmama, I look forward to checking that site out.
 
Zebra15, I totally understand. A lot of my family is feeling the shut down. My sister's husband...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 967
Posted By Paxjourney
The most trivial thing but last month I was so...

The most trivial thing but last month I was so excited that I paid off a credit card, until the bill came in the mail this week. It seems I transposed the numbers so I paid it all of but $10 and...
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