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Forum: The Mindful Home   05-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,205
Posted By frugalmum
I've tried to ditch the dryer many times... how...

I've tried to ditch the dryer many times... how I wish I could.
 
The clothes come out crunchy and don't feel clean. I've tried using less detergent, more detergent, different detergent, fabric...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8
Posted By frugalmum
Diet/Nutrition...what are foods you are trying to eat lots of?

I've drunk unpasteurized juice when pregnant... I think if you're juicing at home it's safer than buying raw juice from a store where they might be selling old juice or using dirty juicers. I am...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16
Posted By frugalmum
Losing Pregnancy Symptoms

Please don't worry! My symptoms disappeared around wk 9, I was also spotting so convinced I miscarried. But the nausea came back with a vengeance by week 11 (where I am now). I'm so sick I can...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 282
Posted By frugalmum
*~*~*~*~* December 2014 DDC Roll Call Thread! *~*~*~*~*

It's so nice to see some other "older" moms here. I'll turn 41 by the time this LO is born. Our insurance situation was FINALLY resolved (the state insurance commissioner had to intervene on out...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 282
Posted By frugalmum
*~*~*~*~* December 2014 DDC Roll Call Thread! *~*~*~*~*

hey ladies!I haven't been on mdc for a looooong time.I had to avoid all the baby websites while unsuccessfully TTC. I'm a little afraid to join a ddc because of my history of losses but here goes
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Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   05-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By frugalmum
Miscarried :(

Oh no, I'm so sorry! TTC gets trickier as we get older. I had 3 m/c after turning 36 and one live birth. Don't give up trying, I finally conceived after 2 years and 2 m/c (after the live birth) and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-29-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,910
Posted By frugalmum
hey ladies I'd like to join....

hey ladies I'd like to join.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif   We are TTC and LO is nursing 3X a day occasionally 4X.  She is 15 months.  I got a beautiful BFP in Oct only to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-18-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,061
Posted By frugalmum
If she turns 18 and he is still 16 or even 17 it...

If she turns 18 and he is still 16 or even 17 it could be considered a statutory rape situation (with her as the "rapist").  She should be very careful and investigate the statutes where you live....
Forum: Unschooling   04-18-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,260
Posted By frugalmum
I think you could see a lot of improvement by...

I think you could see a lot of improvement by doing two simple things: 1) turn off or severely limit the screens, 2) require that the kids help out with household chores.  Maybe the screens can be...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   11-30-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By frugalmum
I have 7...

I have 7 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nut.gif.  We have lots of struggles and lots of joy.  Right now our biggest challenge is homeschooling when some of the kids have no interest...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-30-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 678
Posted By frugalmum
As someone else said, I'd be looking for a...

As someone else said, I'd be looking for a partner to have kids with http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif.  Or would do single mother by choice with sperm donation.  Of course I'd...
Forum: Unschooling   11-19-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By frugalmum
My son went straight to typing; he too was a...

My son went straight to typing; he too was a terrible speller until he found a message board he liked around age 9 or 10-- gradually his spelling improved.  He used spellcheck a lot at first but has...
Forum: October 2011   10-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 697
Posted By frugalmum
She's so adorable!!!  congrats!

She's so adorable!!!  congrats!
Forum: October 2011   10-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 450
Posted By frugalmum
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: October 2011   10-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 229
Posted By frugalmum
Oh, so beautiful!  Congrats!

Oh, so beautiful!  Congrats!
Forum: October 2011   10-16-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,289
Posted By frugalmum
I'll join! I have weight from 2 pregnancies to...

I'll join! I have weight from 2 pregnancies to lose, since I got pregnant right after a loss.  I completely lost my appetite in the 3rd trimester (when I normally gain a lot) so only gained 12...
Forum: October 2011   09-28-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,944
Posted By frugalmum
I completely lost my appetite in the third...

I completely lost my appetite in the third trimester... which in theory might have made me eat better but it has only made me eat worse.  Because I'm not feeling physical hunger I am only craving...
Forum: Parenting   09-27-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,269
Posted By frugalmum
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Forum: October 2011   09-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By frugalmum
I am 39 wk 1 day, due Oct 1, and I had a false...

I am 39 wk 1 day, due Oct 1, and I had a false alarm night last tuesday-- lots of "real" contractions radiating from back to front, but it stopped after three hours, and nothing-- absolutely...
Forum: October 2011   09-25-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 891
Posted By frugalmum
Thanks for sharing, what a beautiful baby :).

Thanks for sharing, what a beautiful baby :).
Forum: September 2011   09-25-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By frugalmum
Congrats!  My last DD was born similarly, a very...

Congrats!  My last DD was born similarly, a very positive induction experience with epidural at the end for transition and pushing.  I was surprised by how smoothly it went and honestly it was my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 352
Posted By frugalmum
I went to a diverse school but we had the...

I went to a diverse school but we had the "table" issue too-- Taiwanese at one table, Japanese at another, Orthodox Jews at another. 
 
Where I currently live is very diverse, many ethnicities and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By frugalmum
My DD is 6, she can only count accurately up to...

My DD is 6, she can only count accurately up to about 15 and can only do addition up to 5.  She is also not reading.  We are not unschoolers btw but pretty structured.  I am not worried about it......
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By frugalmum
My husband has a crazy schedule and I have...

My husband has a crazy schedule and I have severe insomnia issues.  We used to have arguments about sleep but for many years now we have a "sleep first" policy, because the truth is, when we're...
Forum: October 2011   08-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,826
Posted By frugalmum
I agree with jane, unfortunately if water broke...

I agree with jane, unfortunately if water broke from just an internal the bags were probably bulging and ready to break.  If she was 4cm there probably wasn't much going back anyway.  I am so sorry...
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