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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By tropicmama
Where to buy cheapest quinoa and chia seeds?

I live in the South East (Atlanta) region and I was just wondering, if you buy things like quinoa and chia (which are super expensive :( ) is there a particular place (store, online?) that is the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By tropicmama
Beans or lentils added to soups or stews to make...

Beans or lentils added to soups or stews to make them more filling. Veggie burgers out of lentils or beans (Fried/browned patties made out of ground up beans/lentils mixed with onion, bread crumbs,...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,274
Posted By tropicmama
My dd is almost 4 and ds is almost 7. We start...

My dd is almost 4 and ds is almost 7. We start bedtime routine (bathroom, reading etc) around 730 then bed 8pm and they wake up on their own early, by 6am.. But even when I let them stay up, they...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By tropicmama
I live in the South East and I usually shop at...

I live in the South East and I usually shop at Aldi for most staples like milk and eggs. Suddenly both the eggs and the milk jumped up in price significantly in just a couple of weeks. Milk went up...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-22-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By tropicmama
I really want to  start making my own all...

I really want to  start making my own all purpose cleaners . Something to clean the kitchen counters as well as the bathrooms.... I need help finding a mix that works, if you have a cleaner that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By tropicmama
I recently cut down my weekly budget on food and...

I recently cut down my weekly budget on food and necessities and started buying the Sunday paper to get coupons. I am trying to save money on toiletries and basic necessities (shampoo, toilet paper,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By tropicmama
I make veggie burgers from them!  My favorite...

I make veggie burgers from them!  My favorite recipe is this one:
http://www.foodiefiasco.com/the-ultimate-veggie-burger-vegangluten-freegrain-freelow-carb/
 
 I love chick peas so much! I have...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-20-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By tropicmama
Hello crafty mamas- I am new to this forum, but...

Hello crafty mamas- I am new to this forum, but hope to become a crafty mama myself in 2014.... I have decided to make all the gifts myself in 2014 for all birthdays and Christmas ( I am starting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,613
Posted By tropicmama
I am feeling it too... It is especially hard...

I am feeling it too... It is especially hard during a holiday season when everything around me is so shiny and inviting and I can't take part in that. I avoid going to malls or stores full of stuff...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By tropicmama
I agree with all the above replies! Definitely...

I agree with all the above replies! Definitely keep your money together.... Being married means sharing everything, money, problems,  both good and bad things that come in life. Personal example, I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By tropicmama
My ds (6) came home from school complaining of a...

My ds (6) came home from school complaining of a toothache... He has had a loose top front tooth- forever, probably few months! It still has not fallen out... Suddenly today he started complaining...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-20-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,447
Posted By tropicmama
This is a great thread:) I am actually moving...

This is a great thread:)
I am actually moving on Tuesday! I did not have as much time as I would have liked to prepare for this move, it kind of came up suddenly.... So I packed about 80% of my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By tropicmama
Keep it! My son is 5 now but he still loves his...

Keep it! My son is 5 now but he still loves his train set, he was obsessed between ages 1 and 3, his number one favorite toy of all time and even now that he doesn't play with it much, he will not...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-05-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By tropicmama
When I was growing up, we were poor, I had like...

When I was growing up, we were poor, I had like only few toys and clothes so when I became an adult, I think I started holding on to stuff to make me feel secure and shopping became sort of a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By tropicmama
Hi! I have moved like 5 times since getting...

Hi!
I have moved like 5 times since getting married 11 years ago and twice with my kids. It is not easy! Packing is not easy either with toddlers running around and "helping". We just moved in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By tropicmama
I second latkes or potato pancakes! We eat a lot...

I second latkes or potato pancakes! We eat a lot of those around here, can experiment with toppings, with some onions in them, top with sour cream, or eat them with sugar or apple sauce. Can mix...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-22-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,914
Posted By tropicmama
I just need to vent... got a little irritated by...

I just need to vent... got a little irritated by my ds's kindergarden teacher.... I am eastern european, my husband is arab and so yes, my ds is mixed and I guess looks a little different from his...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-07-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By tropicmama
I have a 5 year old ds who is starting...

I have a 5 year old ds who is starting kindergarden this year. I have observed some behaviors in him, which before I just thought were part of being a kid, but now I'm not so sure. First of all,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By tropicmama
I am trying to save on groceries, recently moved...

I am trying to save on groceries, recently moved to a new town and I am trying to figure out which grocery store or stores I should shop at. I struggle between trying to eat healthy (as organic as I...
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By tropicmama
Speaking from my own experience, I have a 22...

Speaking from my own experience, I have a 22 month old girl who is completely NOT interested in her toys. She loves anything that is not a toy. So I bought her household stuff and she loves that so...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-19-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,094
Posted By tropicmama
Hi, I'm new to this awesome forum:) I have been...

Hi, I'm new to this awesome forum:) I have been a vegan for only little over 6 months but a vegetarian for close to 23 years! I'm a part time nurse, and a mommy to awesome almost 5 year old...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-17-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By tropicmama
When my dd was born, my son turned exactly 3. He...

When my dd was born, my son turned exactly 3. He used to be the center of my world and I felt so guilty that suddenly I wasn't giving him enough attention. What I did for the first year, I tried to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-15-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,197
Posted By tropicmama
Thank you all so much for all the replies,...

Thank you all so much for all the replies, especially all the articles! I think I will go with almond milk for drinking but she will get soy in her diet, since that is what I eat every day. I tried...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-14-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,197
Posted By tropicmama
Hi, I am new to this forum, thank you for your...

Hi, I am new to this forum, thank you for your help! I am just confused about what to feed my 22 month old Dd... She has lactose intolerance and I am suspecting dairy intolerance as well...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,103
Posted By tropicmama
I have an almost 5 year old and almost 2 year...

I have an almost 5 year old and almost 2 year old, there is no way to conquer the clutter... So what you can do, maybe designate a room in your home, like for example your bedroom to be clutter free...
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