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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2014, 10:54 PM
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Posted By mamarhu
I had a pretty good experience with bad luck...

I had a pretty good experience with bad luck today. :)

I got a flat tire at work, and nearly cried -I use my car for work and couldn't see how I was going to pay for a repair or a new tire. I also...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By mamarhu
I have been waiting to see if anyone else could...

I have been waiting to see if anyone else could offer happier advice, before I posted. Shucks...


I am going to be pretty blunt. To my knowledge, the school district has no responsibility for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2014, 08:06 AM
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Views: 66,508
Posted By mamarhu
Welcome, Elliha :) Yes, I understand...

Welcome, Elliha :)


Yes, I understand living right at the edge. I also have a pretty good job (good in that I love it, but not terribly well-paid), and get by most months, but worry what will...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By mamarhu
I am not a huge fan of speech therapy, so take...

I am not a huge fan of speech therapy, so take all I say with a grain or 2 of salt.


YoungSon had significant speech delays, and was in school based group therapy ages 2-7 or so. I saw no...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By mamarhu
I don't know why this did a double post...

I don't know why this did a double post...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By mamarhu
I totally agree about talking in the course of...

I totally agree about talking in the course of another activity, and letting it happen, more than making it happen. My favorite time is while driving - no eye contact, just enough distraction, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,264
Posted By mamarhu
I just got permission at work to build a small...

I just got permission at work to build a small library of books we recommend frequently to our clients. I work in the field of children's mental health, and there are a few titles that keep being...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 66,508
Posted By mamarhu
Interesting news on the financial front here is...

Interesting news on the financial front here is that DD, 19, got a job! She is not the fast food or retail type, so I was unsure how she would ever get any work experience. Plus, until last year, she...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 10:35 PM
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Views: 66,508
Posted By mamarhu
On a more serious note, I just talked with...

On a more serious note, I just talked with ElderSon, and he is really hurting. Major financial issues, and probably mixed with PTSD (he just got out of the army after 15 years and 5 tours). I feel...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 10:26 PM
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Views: 66,508
Posted By mamarhu
Oh, this just makes you a real person! ...

Oh, this just makes you a real person!

When I finish the stock I am cooking to freeze, and I water my organic herbs, and knit my hand spun alpaca yarn (been working on these socks a while) I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 66,508
Posted By mamarhu
I thought I was doing OK this month, until my...

I thought I was doing OK this month, until my brakes went out on Friday. No estimate yet, and I will have to rent a car tomorrow, well at least for one day, perhaps more. No choice but to put this on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,264
Posted By mamarhu
150 lbs of tomatoes!?! Holy wow!

150 lbs of tomatoes!?! Holy wow!
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By mamarhu
I am back! My kids are turning out to be...

I am back!

My kids are turning out to be pretty amazing people. I have completely skirted all the usual teenage angst. They have strong and well thought out opinions, ethics, and dreams.

My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,264
Posted By mamarhu
I scored a 20 pound box of tomatoes for $3.50...

I scored a 20 pound box of tomatoes for $3.50 yesterday at the produce market. A bit bruised and blemished, but not bad. I cut out the bad spots, throw them in the food processor, and freeze in...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By mamarhu
Look at your adult friends. If you know anything...

Look at your adult friends. If you know anything about their childhoods, try to find any correlation between the upbringing and the outcome. Among myffriends at least, there is none! Some of the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,321
Posted By mamarhu
I used a cloth prefold ( or 2 ) inside a pull up....

I used a cloth prefold ( or 2 ) inside a pull up. Actually, it was a generic pull up the insurance company paid for and delivered!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By mamarhu
Wow. I can't really add anything to LOTM's...

Wow.

I can't really add anything to LOTM's suggestions, but my heart goes out to you and your boy. Where was the 1on1 while he was fashioning the pencil and cutting? No, the running incident had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By mamarhu
In the grocery store, my rule was always that...

In the grocery store, my rule was always that kids had to be riding in the cart, or keeping one hand touching it. Always. I can't stand watching 2 directions at once, especially while trying to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By mamarhu
Wow, what a mess! I have no advice, short of...

Wow, what a mess! I have no advice, short of moving far, far away from this family (JK).

I have heard of the general idea of teen drama, but thankfully missed it entirely with my kids. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By mamarhu
A "formulating pharmacy" should be able to make...

A "formulating pharmacy" should be able to make any medication into a liquid form.

Another direction some doctors try is blood pressure lowering meds like propranolol for anxiety. It sounds like...
Forum: Unschooling   08-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By mamarhu
Hello - I'm back. My Dumplings are now 18...

Hello - I'm back.


My Dumplings are now 18 & 19 - guess I can't say we are unschooling anymore, although our days don't look that much different than they ever did.


When they were younger,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By mamarhu
You can bring anyone you want! Doesn't have to be...

You can bring anyone you want! Doesn't have to be on any list - maybe those were just meant as examples. See wrightslaw.com for details on the specific requirements and expectations of each different...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 66,508
Posted By mamarhu
*ebra - would you check in please? I have been...

*ebra - would you check in please? I have been thinking of you, and hoping all is well. Hugs!


Sounds like things are smoothing out for most of us - good reports of unemployment checks, home...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,656
Posted By mamarhu
I would guess the formula is one of your biggest...

I would guess the formula is one of your biggest expenses. Can your one year old be eating more foods, and less formula? Just asking - not meaning to open a big debate over nutrition...


Fresh...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By mamarhu
I rarely use a real recipe. I just cook beans...

I rarely use a real recipe. I just cook beans with whatever fresh or frozen veggies I have around, add rice in the last 1/2 hour for white rice, and hour or so for brown rice. Cook in broth (home...
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