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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,252
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by Belleweather...

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Originally Posted by Belleweather http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13161257)
My honest belief is that there's a lot...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,428
Posted By bongoblue
Honestly, oneKnight, I feel like you're getting...

Honestly, oneKnight, I feel like you're getting kicked when you're down here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Sorry to hear you are going to end up owing....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,252
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by UberMama...

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Originally Posted by UberMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13125862)
THAT is what I meant. Maybe it's a wee bit...
Forum: Parenting   01-29-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By bongoblue
Becoming a mother has brought up some old stuff...

Becoming a mother has brought up some old stuff for me, too. I started seeing a therapist last Fall and was very fortunate to have a good "fit". It's a lot of work and very difficult given the other...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by Fuamami...

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Originally Posted by Fuamami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12969020)
I wouldn't! And watch out for your realtor!
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Forum: Parenting   01-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By bongoblue
First of all, I notice that you are pregnant....

First of all, I notice that you are pregnant. This makes things so much more, er, challenging. I found it really, really hard to feel like a good mom to my first when I was pregnant with my second....
Forum: Family Planning   01-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By bongoblue
I got pregnant with #2 when my older son was...

I got pregnant with #2 when my older son was almost 14 months old. He was still nursing *a lot*, day and night. He ended up "weaning" when I was around 5 months pg. I was sure he'd nurse all the way...
Forum: Parenting   01-06-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By bongoblue
Hmm, I find that parenting style can sometimes...

Hmm, I find that parenting style can sometimes be a subset of a certain lifestyle/personality style. Because I'm so introverted and don't socialize a lot, I prefer to spend my IRL time with people...
Forum: Family Planning   01-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,268
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by starbound25...

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Originally Posted by starbound25 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12918764)
because its so hard for me to think about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl...

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Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12927161)
I feel like we are living a pretty fat...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-05-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By bongoblue
Cool that you found that solution! It's...

Cool that you found that solution! It's definitely worth a try for parents trying to calm their kids down at the end of the day. (Doesn't work at all for my 2 boys, even if we bathe them separately....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-05-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bongoblue
Wow, I hear ya, mama! My oldest son was...

Wow, I hear ya, mama!

My oldest son was like this. I got pg when he was 13 months, and that persistent little fella beat me up at night with the very physical nursing until he was 18 months...
Forum: Family Planning   12-04-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By bongoblue
I'm something of a nervous personality. When...

I'm something of a nervous personality. When faced with a decision, large or small, I go over and over and over details in my head. I can really relate to your post.

Truly, I understand the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-04-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom...

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Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12736356)
Accept the gifts graciously and stick...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-01-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 877
Posted By bongoblue
Know this is an old thread... DS1 has been high...

Know this is an old thread... DS1 has been high needs since pregnancy. It was sort of a relief when DS2 was born. (Like, I finally had "proof" that I wasn't just a terrible mom.) DS2, now 20 months,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By bongoblue
It's a great place to look for really specific...

It's a great place to look for really specific items that are discontinued and nearly impossible to find at the usual used outlets like Craigslist, thrift store, garage sales, etc.. I found my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By bongoblue
I switched over to dried beans completely this...

I switched over to dried beans completely this year. I looked into canning them. However, they require pressure canning. Large scale pressure canners won't work on my stove. So, rather than...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-31-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,202
Posted By bongoblue
Daytime upstairs: set to 56, but rarely drops...

Daytime upstairs: set to 56, but rarely drops below 60, bumped to 64 for naps
Daytime downstairs: keep it around 64-65 when we're home
Night: 58 upstairs, 54 down

We're in NC. None of us enjoy...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By bongoblue
When it rains, it pours, huh?...

When it rains, it pours, huh? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

It's a good feeling to have food in the pantry! This is a great example of why it's handy to put...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-07-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By bongoblue
I'm fairly tidy anyway, except for clutter. But,...

I'm fairly tidy anyway, except for clutter. But, I've totally given up on cleaning before people come over. Frankly, my dears, I'm just too old to care anymore what anyone thinks of our house or how...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-26-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By bongoblue
This winter, I plan to hang blankets/comforters...

This winter, I plan to hang blankets/comforters over the openings of some rooms, especially those that open to our 2 story foyer. Some of the blankets are quite heavy.

Any ideas for hanging them?...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-25-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By bongoblue
I invested in a pressure cooker this summer. I...

I invested in a pressure cooker this summer. I make up 2 large batches of beans, then freeze them in 2 cup containers. It works out that I pressure cook up beans every 3-4 weeks. The pressure cooker...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-24-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,707
Posted By bongoblue
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

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Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/4877132)
I'm just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By bongoblue
We have a Frigidaire 5 cubic ft one (from Best...

We have a Frigidaire 5 cubic ft one (from Best Buy). At the time, we had no space for anything larger. It's worked well for us - I don't (usually) loose things in it because of the size.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By bongoblue
Congrats! (I kept my student loan paid in full...

Congrats! (I kept my student loan paid in full letter. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif)
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