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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-22-2012, 05:17 AM
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Posted By velochic
You're right that this is difficult to budget...

You're right that this is difficult to budget for as it changes from year to year (and also depends on the age of your home).  We are detailed in our savings and have sinking funds for individual...
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By velochic
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Quote:Originally Posted by rcr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348561/trip-idea-for-this-summer-with-21-2-year-old#post_16934881)...
Forum: Parenting   04-15-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By velochic
For the older kids, how about some games like...

For the older kids, how about some games like MadLibs, Banagrams (there is a book of them), and trivia books.
 
You can make your own "treasure hunt".  Fill a jar (plastic or glass, clear) about...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 635
Posted By velochic
Here is (http://www.tip20.com/tips-taxes/25) a...

Here is (http://www.tip20.com/tips-taxes/25) a nice little article about how tips are taxed.  I know from personal experience (I was a server in my early 20's) that you can make a pretty good living...
Forum: Parenting   04-01-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By velochic
I agree with crunchy_mommy.  If you don't have...

I agree with crunchy_mommy.  If you don't have insurance, go to an ER.  I'm pretty sure they have to treat without proof of insurance.  Keep going to ERs until you have an answer.  You haven't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-02-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By velochic
I make my own soap (body soap) that I then used...

I make my own soap (body soap) that I then used to make my own laundry soap.  We have hard water and it was not effective for us.  The clothes did not get clean and after a few washes, they were not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By velochic
These are some great ideas above.    I, too...

These are some great ideas above. 
 
I, too cook almost exclusively from scratch and we don't eat any foods with additives/preservatives/colorings/flavorings while dd's cousins... that is about...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,569
Posted By velochic
Well, I learned something new yesterday.  It...

Well, I learned something new yesterday.  It turns out that the library where I work does have a formal policy.  I obviously have not read the personnel manual very thoroughly.  So, for our...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-02-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 176
Posted By velochic
We are a multi-cultural family and we have wine...

We are a multi-cultural family and we have wine a few times a week with our meals - nicely paired with the food and to enhance the meal, not just drinking to drink.  Dd sees us drinking responsibly...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-02-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,429
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Quote:Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-31-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,429
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-31-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By velochic
I agree to just keep trying to make them from...

I agree to just keep trying to make them from scratch.  Probably the reason they are not a hit is that they taste natural and not processed.  Processing adds a lot sodium to these types of foods, so...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,569
Posted By velochic
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Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,569
Posted By velochic
I work in a public library, so this is very...

I work in a public library, so this is very interesting to me.  FTR, my library doesn't have a formal policy on latch-key kids.  I think the librarian did what she was supposed to for your dd,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-28-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,597
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Quote:Originally Posted by greenmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   01-27-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By velochic
Thank you again for the condolences.  It has...

Thank you again for the condolences.  It has been a hard time of adjusting.
 
Dd does not yet want to be left alone, and I can imagine that right now would not be the time to experiment with that...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By velochic
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Quote:Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343053/going-about-finding-a-babysitter#post_16847534)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By velochic
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Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1343113/do-you-eat-pomegranate-seeds#post_16847448)

the only...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-25-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By velochic
The inside bits are called arils, with seeds at...

The inside bits are called arils, with seeds at the center.  Yes, we eat them.  In fact, we eat one every New Year's, right after the clock strikes as it's a tradition where dh is from. ...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By velochic
Thanks for the ideas.  Yes, my dh is a...

Thanks for the ideas.  Yes, my dh is a professor, but he doesn't know anyone through his department that would babysit (or that lives close enough to babysit).  We could advertise, but we'd really...
Forum: Parenting   01-24-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By velochic
We're in an odd situation where, for the first...

We're in an odd situation where, for the first time in dd's 10 years, we need to have someone sit for dd occasionally.  This would be for things like p/t conferences, school meetings, days we both...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By velochic
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Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342522/wwyd-funeral-situation#post_16844354)

Honestly, no....
Forum: Montessori   01-23-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By velochic
It may seem hard to send that money in at first,...

It may seem hard to send that money in at first, but after a while, it just becomes another bill... and in time, you do get used to it.  Our dd's not in Montessori, but if that is the best fit for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-22-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,421
Posted By velochic
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Quote:Originally Posted by K1329 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342713/sitter-wwyd/20#post_16841895)

I am in the minority &...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-21-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,421
Posted By velochic
Not sure if you'd thought about this... I'd be...

Not sure if you'd thought about this... I'd be careful confronting her about this - maybe not even admit to her what you did.  What you did is certainly unethical, but it may go beyond that into...
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