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Forum: Diapering   04-05-2008, 07:15 PM
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Views: 229
Posted By mama23k
Hi, all. I am just now starting back up with...

Hi, all. I am just now starting back up with cd'ing after over a yearhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif. Here's my question. I bought an he machine while I was on 'break'....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-31-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By mama23k
okay, this might be a small little thing, but we...

okay, this might be a small little thing, but we keep 2 extra sets of sheets for each bed--and store them between the box springs and the mattress (if that applies in this situation). I started...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-27-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By mama23k
Quote: Originally Posted by jennlyn...

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Originally Posted by jennlyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10828654)
Has anyone used homemade laundry soap in a...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-21-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By mama23k
you've got a point. do dilute and use it to mop...

you've got a point. do dilute and use it to mop too or not?
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-21-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By mama23k
I make my own laundry detergent and got to...

I make my own laundry detergent and got to wondering the other day if it could be diluted a little and used for an all purpose cleaner (tubs, toilets, mopping, etc.) Anybody do this or ever tried...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By mama23k
I like under bed boxes too. I used to have some...

I like under bed boxes too. I used to have some rubbermaid type drawers and could stack them 2 high (one on top of the other) and 3 across (so we had 6 in all)under the crib and put all ds's clothes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By mama23k
Quote: Originally Posted by utopia760...

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Originally Posted by utopia760 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10800634)
i could go on and on about this here is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 981
Posted By mama23k
Quote: Originally Posted by mgilleran@earth-co...

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Originally Posted by mgilleran@earth-co http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10802624)
When I make it with my homemade...
Forum: Pets   03-18-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,744
Posted By mama23k
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gifWe had to put our dog down last month (rottie mix). He was soooo sweet with us, but if anyone pulled up at the neighbors, he got to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By mama23k
Quote: Originally Posted by glorified_rice...

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Originally Posted by glorified_rice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10789155)
I just sold some old gold jewelry that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By mama23k
thanks for the input, ladies. i talked it over...

thanks for the input, ladies. i talked it over with hubby and he said one thing that made my decision: "you realize when they call, you probably need to be there ASAP, and there are days your aunt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By mama23k
Have any of you ever subbed for extra money? Is...

Have any of you ever subbed for extra money? Is it worth it? I'm thinking of putting my name on the list (for the whole local school system: K-12) since it will be the hours my oldest 3 are in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By mama23k
Quote: Originally Posted by Citymomx3...

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Originally Posted by Citymomx3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10764357)
I want to learn how to shop better, cook...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By mama23k
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By mama23k
wow, really? i did look on ebay and they average...

wow, really? i did look on ebay and they average around 12 bucks apiece but i thought that sounded kinda low . . . $50, huh? Boy, that'd be nice!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By mama23k
we are having some really tough times...

we are having some really tough times financially right now, and my grandma has graciously offered to give me some things she doesn't need/want anymore for me to sell for a little extra money. i...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By mama23k
where we live right now (western arkansas) you...

where we live right now (western arkansas) you are LUCKY to be able to find a rent house AT ALL. as far as relatives, no one has enough room for our whole crew and those that do are in REALLLLLLLY...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By mama23k
OK, so i have a question. what do you do when...

OK, so i have a question. what do you do when you are living on one income (dh's)with 4 kids, actively looking for a job, in the hole over $1000 with the...
Forum: Diapering   01-15-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By mama23k
Quote: Originally Posted by taragowland...

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Originally Posted by taragowland http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7024615)
Hi! ARw you using bleach ona ll of your...
Forum: Diapering   11-07-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By mama23k
I am so glad to see this thread. I am having the...

I am so glad to see this thread. I am having the same problem with my little pumpkin. If I put her in pf's and a wool cover, I don't have problems at all. I only had 2 wool covers at the time the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-07-2005, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By mama23k
Ooooooh, goody! That's what I was hoping to...

Ooooooh, goody! That's what I was hoping to hear. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Do you have to lanolize acrylic butt sweaters/longies, or not? Also, does anyone...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-30-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By mama23k
I heard somewhere (can't remember where just...

I heard somewhere (can't remember where just now) that if you can't find a sweater made out of 100% wool, you can use one made of 100% acrylic to make butt sweaters or longies. Is this true? Has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By mama23k
Don't know if this is an option or not, but I...

Don't know if this is an option or not, but I got a LOT of dipes and covers off of Freecycle. Just about all fitteds, too. As a matter of fact, just about all the dipes I own were either...
Forum: Diapering   10-29-2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By mama23k
I've found cd'ing to be really simple. My kids...

I've found cd'ing to be really simple. My kids have HORRIBLY sensetive skin and cloth is the only thing that doesn't reak havoc on their little bums. I almost always use either a disposable or...
Forum: Diapering   10-25-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mama23k
If it's just along her butt crack, it may be...

If it's just along her butt crack, it may be from sweating. My dd would sweat really bad and develop the same kind of blisters. It cleared up with lots of going coverless and/or nakey time. When I...
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