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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By sarafi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by LoveOurBabies http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1385999/setting-up-a-college-fund-for-children#post_17400458)
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Forum: Personal Growth   06-27-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By sarafi
DH and his parents have a pretty cold...

DH and his parents have a pretty cold relationship. They chat when I call and put DH on the phone, they send gifts for us and the kids, they visit, but it all feels very superficial.
 
SIL really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,136
Posted By sarafi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by justmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334490/thrift-score/60#post_17370318)

That's a great haul from...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-29-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,169
Posted By sarafi
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Quote:Originally Posted by Grover http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-29-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,449
Posted By sarafi
Gosh I haven't posted or read in a while! I...

Gosh I haven't posted or read in a while! I remember where a lot of you ladies where six months ago, and am impressed with the progress :-)
 
We made it through BS2 a month or so ago (my computer...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-29-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,136
Posted By sarafi
Holy Cow did I just score at the flea market: ...

Holy Cow did I just score at the flea market:
 
$19 bought me:
 
3 cordless 220V phones ($150 at least in stores) and they all had AA rechargeable batteries inside $10
Small Bag-less Vacuum...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By sarafi
After three kids, with the knowledge that I had...

After three kids, with the knowledge that I had used "normal" bras for years when the nursing bras where in the wash I finally caved and didn't buy new nursing bras. Yes, you will stretch them out...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-27-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By sarafi
So with the demands, at that age and for a while...

So with the demands, at that age and for a while longer I help them parrot how I wished they had asked for something. It puts us both in a better place, even if it takes the kid a bit to ask nicely....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By sarafi
My eldest way just talking about how much she...

My eldest way just talking about how much she misses our yard in Japan! It was basically the size of a very large balcony, and yet she has fond memories of playing outside our house. We live there...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By sarafi
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Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381958/what-about-when-you-cant-pay-bills#post_17334661)
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-24-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By sarafi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382203/ds-is-a-runner#post_17339027)


You can try to play "red...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-23-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,195
Posted By sarafi
Once a kid hits tantrum stage, it's all over as...

Once a kid hits tantrum stage, it's all over as far as learning goes. Routines are meant to be stuff that is a "given" and will lesson tantrums once the kid is used to, and agrees to the routine.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-22-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By sarafi
She's still really little. I don't know the book...

She's still really little. I don't know the book you are referencing, but I don't think that your small child has the capacity to make choices about things that aren't happening in the moment. Yes,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By sarafi
Bring lots and lots of snacks. And two cups with...

Bring lots and lots of snacks. And two cups with lids, not the camel back brand b/c the straws pressurize and will shoot liquid out for the entire flight :-) That actually all I pack for kids now,...
Forum: Parenting   04-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,326
Posted By sarafi
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamalisa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   04-18-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,326
Posted By sarafi
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,169
Posted By sarafi
I skimmed this, baby should be up soon. Insomnia...

I skimmed this, baby should be up soon. Insomnia is horrible, so sorry.
 
Have you had her sit the bear up on her own? If she doesn't want to initially, could you pretend to not know how she wants...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-18-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,195
Posted By sarafi
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Quote:Originally Posted by mambera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-16-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By sarafi
If you use your card, and pay the last months...

If you use your card, and pay the last months balance off a week or so before the bill is due, you are likely to always show a 10-30% balance. It won't be past due, so you don't have to pay interest...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By sarafi
I am thinking you may want to split this into...

I am thinking you may want to split this into two topics in your head.
 
1) You are worried about your sons language development
 
2) He seems to be very good at maneuvering his world, with...
Forum: Intact Care   03-24-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By sarafi
I wouldn't worry about this, it's probably just...

I wouldn't worry about this, it's probably just diaper rash.
 
I'd just soak it in plain water, and give him lots of diaper free time--guessing you do this already--and really let it air out. It...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By sarafi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Escaping http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1377379/my-intact-11-yo#post_17307580)

 
I think it's just an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-19-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 420
Posted By sarafi
I think you'll be happy with taking the smaller...

I think you'll be happy with taking the smaller stroller. Just risking damage to the favorite would be enough to leave it safely at home, and you will be required to fold a heavy stroller down and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,991
Posted By sarafi
I think the difference comes from the fact that...

I think the difference comes from the fact that OP has two issues: moving her child from perceived danger, and the continued interest in keeping him in "bounds".
 
The first is perfectly valid,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By sarafi
My eldest daughter was like this around the same...

My eldest daughter was like this around the same age. Turned out she was severely constipated and had lost the ability to feel her own bladder :-( She developed kidney reflux, and had to have...
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