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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-01-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By allborntogrow
THRIFT! We have gotten EVERY single bike for my...

THRIFT! We have gotten EVERY single bike for my 7.5 year old (4 bikes total now) from thrift stores for a fraction of the price. The most we ever paid was 25 dollars for a nearly 200 dollar bike in...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By allborntogrow
Thanks again for all the responses. Sadly,...

Thanks again for all the responses.

Sadly, regardless of any outside influence (because this friend and I will not be getting back in contact any time soon) I am starting to feel like things were...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-30-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By allborntogrow
Thanks for the support. I had thought about that...

Thanks for the support. I had thought about that last night and my school does have free counseling and I think that's really what I need right now.

And as far as telling hubby, I think that I am...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By allborntogrow
Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all the...

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all the responses.

Things are really bad now. I don't really feel like going into all the details. In just a few short days things have really changed.

We...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-28-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By allborntogrow
He told me yesterday that he doesn't want to...

He told me yesterday that he doesn't want to talk to me anymore, at least not for a while.
I deleted his number from my phone so hopefully he really won't call or text me.
I thought this would...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-27-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By allborntogrow
Thanks everyone for the replies. I guess I...

Thanks everyone for the replies. I guess I already knew that this friendship needed to end. I may still see him at social events but otherwise I'm going to stop communicating with him.

Thanks...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-26-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,630
Posted By allborntogrow
A little background: Hubby and I have been...

A little background:

Hubby and I have been together almost 10 years. We have two kids. He is ten years older than me; we got together when I was still a teenager. I have never doubted for a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,037
Posted By allborntogrow
I SWEAR by the wholes foods shampoos. Big...

I SWEAR by the wholes foods shampoos. Big bottles for 4.99??? You can't beat that.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By allborntogrow
I'd like to hear about your experiences with...

I'd like to hear about your experiences with student loans --- if you are comfortable answering any or all of the following questions:

1. What types of loan(s) have you taken out?
2. How much do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By allborntogrow
Thanks everyone for the advice. To answer...

Thanks everyone for the advice.

To answer some questions:
I will not need to relocate. One benefit of our apartment is that it is cheap and we can stay here while I am in school. Keeping the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By allborntogrow
I was recently accepted into my dream school...

I was recently accepted into my dream school (one of the country's most prestigious universities) and am so excited . . . but now I'm starting to freak out about paying for it.
I currently make...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,968
Posted By allborntogrow
I read once (but I can't remember where) that...

I read once (but I can't remember where) that phsychological research had shown that 9 was the most appealing number???
Forum: Mental Health   02-14-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By allborntogrow
I don't know what else to do because I think I...

I don't know what else to do because I think I am running on empty.

I work full time + at a fairly stressful job that doesn't pay very well. I go to school full time at a prestigious university...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,407
Posted By allborntogrow
I think it is worth every penny to live here...

I think it is worth every penny to live here because:
1. I can walk out my front door and walk to 6 different grocery stores within 15 minutes. And I never have to worry about not being able to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By allborntogrow
Quote: Originally Posted by honeybunmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by honeybunmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14817685)
I got that letter, too. I missed my date...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-23-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By allborntogrow
Hi all, I am feeling really unsupported and as...

Hi all, I am feeling really unsupported and as if no one understands me lately so before I have a nervous breakdown . . .

1) I am a mom to 2 boys, ages 15 months and 6 years
2) I work full time...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-31-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By allborntogrow
My nine month old has become extremely sleep...

My nine month old has become extremely sleep resistant . . . after spending over an hour for the past few nights trying to put him to sleep, I've put him in his crib awake (which we've done in the...
Forum: Family Safety   01-16-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By allborntogrow
I didn't read all of the posts but I work in a...

I didn't read all of the posts but I work in a store where there are carts and you would not BELIEVE some of the things I've seen.

Just yesterday I was walking down the aisle, and there was a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-16-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By allborntogrow
Quote: Originally Posted by DWAXSMOM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWAXSMOM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13000041)
The Ameda Purely Yours Line is what she...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-16-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By allborntogrow
Quote: Originally Posted by paquerette...

Quote:
Originally Posted by paquerette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12996793)
She's grabbing because she's trying to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By allborntogrow
I don't mean to hijack either but from those of...

I don't mean to hijack either but from those of you who've BTDT, is it possible to put yourself through college when you already have kids without any loans? I initially planned to avoid them like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By allborntogrow
Good information, keep it coming!!! I guess...

Good information, keep it coming!!!

I guess I should explain my situation (and basically the reason I asked this question). I am in my second year of school. I work full time and take a full...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-31-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By allborntogrow
I did a little research and the Purely Yours is...

I did a little research and the Purely Yours is apparently the same exact pump as the Lansinoh double electric (just different colors and the Lansinoh does not have the option of a carry bag and I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-31-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By allborntogrow
I don't know about getting your insurance to pay...

I don't know about getting your insurance to pay for one but you can use money from your FSA to buy it.

Sorry that's all I know!!!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By allborntogrow
checksinthemail.com is great.

checksinthemail.com is great.
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