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Forum: Learning at School   10-14-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,633
Posted By CarrieMF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mtiger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363904/duct-taping-the-principal-to-a-wall/40#post_17138688)

It...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By CarrieMF
I have a different candy recipe for mashed...

I have a different candy recipe for mashed potatoes.
 
Baked potatoes, hashbrowns, potato skins, scalloped potatoes
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By CarrieMF
Quote: I do think that HFCS is poison, and I...

Quote: I do think that HFCS is poison, and I will fight with her to not feed him that crap, I buy her chocolate bars and real sugar candy that she can give him but she prefers to give him mainstream...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,963
Posted By CarrieMF
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Heavenly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361515/how-would-you-handle-this-maybe-triggery#post_17088899)
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Forum: The Mindful Home   08-26-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By CarrieMF
If I was at a restaurant and could smell smoke...

If I was at a restaurant and could smell smoke on a server I *may* ask for someone else, depending on circumstances on how often she is around & such.  It WOULD influence whether I went back while...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,100
Posted By CarrieMF
Before you start writing letters have you gone...

Before you start writing letters have you gone in to talk to the teacher?     How much misbehaviour is needed before they take recess away.  
 
The first bit of school does have quite a bit of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,963
Posted By CarrieMF
I would not go to the police, cps or anything...

I would not go to the police, cps or anything like that.  That is overreacting, imo.
 
I would go to the school & the school board.  With the police, cps & the school/board it will be your dh's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By CarrieMF
IF she wants to go, let her go.  They can't...

IF she wants to go, let her go.  They can't dislike her that much if she was invited.  GIve her the option that you'll pick her up if she wants to leave(ie, feeling left out again).  At her age she...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-22-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By CarrieMF
Can he watch for  openings in the place you want...

Can he watch for  openings in the place you want to live and then apply for them.
 
Is there a HR department he can talk to?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By CarrieMF
This doesn't seem to be about halloween as much...

This doesn't seem to be about halloween as much as her wanting to wear something sexy.  When I was in Grade 7/8/9 for some reason a few of my friends would dress up as prostitutes.   They were more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By CarrieMF
Here owning is the same monthly cost as renting...

Here owning is the same monthly cost as renting so that isn't really a factor.  Even apartments are costly & most are now condos that you have to buy anyhow.
 
Some places have utilities included...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-19-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 54,642
Posted By CarrieMF
We have an LG top load with no agitator and love...

We have an LG top load with no agitator and love it.  It will fill up based on how big the load is. I have seen the water near the top of it.  We haven't had any clothes wrecked from it.  And it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By CarrieMF
nope because I would smell the smoke after they...

nope because I would smell the smoke after they were gone.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-10-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By CarrieMF
how old is this nephew?     In the case with...

how old is this nephew?  
 
In the case with the movie, she may have overreacted.  However, he could have phoned her(if he or his friends have cels) and let her know that it was running late. 
 ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-09-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,073
Posted By CarrieMF
The coloured folders are common.  They will...

The coloured folders are common.  They will probably have all red for math, all yellow for reading, etc type of stuff.  Each subject is the same colour.  It makes organizing much easier.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-09-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By CarrieMF
Do you have a fenced yard that will keep her...

Do you have a fenced yard that will keep her boys out?  How old are her boys?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,733
Posted By CarrieMF
Where is her father in this situation?  Does he...

Where is her father in this situation?  Does he live at their house or somewhere else?  It sounds like he is involved.  he has a say in where his daughter goes.   If the mom does let her stay with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By CarrieMF
If she has an ipod/iphone I use P Tracker...

If she has an ipod/iphone I use P Tracker lite(there is a paid version too).  I can track when it starts/ends, symptoms(though I don't do that), how long my cycles are, when i should be expecting...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By CarrieMF
If the cold kept him from resting much then I'd...

If the cold kept him from resting much then I'd say his body is just catching up.  It is not anything I would go to ER for, especially during the week
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By CarrieMF
Overall your debt is not that much.  It is your...

Overall your debt is not that much.  It is your minimum payments that are.
 
What is the balance, interest rate and minimum payment on each card, it is hard to give advice without knowing that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By CarrieMF
Nope, no way   The first 6 weeks can be done...

Nope, no way
 
The first 6 weeks can be done on his own. More highschools offer classes in how to get a job & writing resumes. The middle schools here offer those classes. They are more for the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,036
Posted By CarrieMF
If she refuses to get the bowl down does someone...

If she refuses to get the bowl down does someone else do it for her?  If she won't drain the water from the pot who does it?  What happens if she doesn't put her backpack up or clean the car etc?  ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By CarrieMF
we've frozen our onions for 3 years now.  i put...

we've frozen our onions for 3 years now.  i put them in ziploc bags with 1/4-1/2 a cup in them & then put all of those bags into a larger freezer bag.  It cuts down most of the smell.  We don't mind...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-03-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By CarrieMF
if he is always at home what is he doing while...

if he is always at home what is he doing while he is there?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By CarrieMF
I wouldn't do anything. The school may give out...

I wouldn't do anything. The school may give out their own discipline which would be enough. 
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