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Forum: Parenting   08-03-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By gini1313
Well, she obviously wants to cut.  Instead of...

Well, she obviously wants to cut.  Instead of talking about "naughty" and what she CAN'T do, I would talk about what she CAN do.  What is it ok to cut?  I have never had scissors off limits to my...
Forum: Parenting   07-13-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By gini1313
I think it depends on the child.  If you listen...

I think it depends on the child.  If you listen to your child, I think you will do what is right for her.   My oldest just turned 9 and he needs down time to play quietly with legos or read by...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By gini1313
I have always worked, but a year ago I went back...

I have always worked, but a year ago I went back to work full time.  I average 35 hours a week plus call.  Dh stays at home with the kids.  He is an awesome, wonderful SAH and homeschooling dad, but...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By gini1313
When my oldest was about 1, I got into shape by...

When my oldest was about 1, I got into shape by walking up and down my stairs for 30 minutes a day with him on my back in a mei tai.  Really good exercise.  If he didn't want to ride, he sat on the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-06-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By gini1313
Also, working nights is a big bonus for getting...

Also, working nights is a big bonus for getting hired.  I refuse to work nights, so I have more limited options when it comes to getting a job outside of my experiences.  You are more likely to get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By gini1313
I have heard new grad jobs are hard to come by...

I have heard new grad jobs are hard to come by where I am in the PNW.  I would keep working with your home health company as much as you can, even if only one or two clients because at least it will...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-18-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By gini1313
I have never qualified for a FMLA with any of my...

I have never qualified for a FMLA with any of my 3 kids because I was part time so I never met the hours.  You can also qualify for a leave under the disability act and can get up to 3 months off...
Forum: Women's Health   12-17-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,578
Posted By gini1313
I have had one, and I have worked with them. ...

I have had one, and I have worked with them.  They are great to have because there is no more searching for a vein.  The insertion was nothing for me.  I had it done with conscious sedation (Versed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By gini1313
So, I don't know if this will work for you, but...

So, I don't know if this will work for you, but I love looking at stuff on amazon.  I put stuff into my cart and think, I will just buy this later, when I have more stuff I "need" to save on...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-30-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By gini1313
I have a circed 8 year old and an intact 1 year...

I have a circed 8 year old and an intact 1 year old.  I stressed and had so much angst about it (starting when I was pregnant with #2, who was a girl), but the 8 year old has never noticed anything...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-14-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,354
Posted By gini1313
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Galatea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By gini1313
Is that $3000 net or gross?  I ask because it...

Is that $3000 net or gross?  I ask because it sounds like you are an LPN living in a lower cost of living area (based on your daycare costs).  I am an RN living in a relatively high cost of living...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-01-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By gini1313
Our first, we lived in an apt with carpet.  Our...

Our first, we lived in an apt with carpet.  Our second, hardwoods with an area rug.  Our third, just hardwoods.  I like the hardwoods better.  They are so much cleaner than a carpet and now that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,246
Posted By gini1313
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by MagnoliaDragon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1309926/disabled-spouse#post_16408172)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,246
Posted By gini1313
Have you looked into becoming a copes worker (I...

Have you looked into becoming a copes worker (I think you said you are currently in Wa.  I don't know if they have it or something like it in Florida as well)?  You can be paid to be his caregiver. ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By gini1313
We started with 1b and are now in 2a. Dh has...

We started with 1b and are now in 2a. Dh has taken over math, but they only use the workbook. Dh is a math guy, but even when I (def not a math person) was doing it, I didn't feel the need for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,124
Posted By gini1313
[QUOTE=zinemama;15897345]Don't hand out goody...

[QUOTE=zinemama;15897345]Don't hand out goody bags. Or, if you must hand out something, go to the thrift store and pick up some used books. Wrap them nicely for the kids to take home.
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Forum: Family Safety   09-10-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,186
Posted By gini1313
I hate minivans....

I hate minivans. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif But... I have to say, I love the versatility of my 8 person Sienna. We currently have baby rearfacing in the middle of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-30-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By gini1313
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/addict...os/Detail....

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/addict...os/Detail.aspx (http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/addictive-sweet-potato-burritos/Detail.aspx)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By gini1313
Quit the gym and walk up and down your stairs...

Quit the gym and walk up and down your stairs (if you have them) for 30 minutes a day? I lost 20 lbs in a couple of months doing that. Really good exercise.

Other than that, I have to agree. If...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-30-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By gini1313
Quote: Originally Posted by rocketgirl96...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketgirl96 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15678653)
Thanks NellieKatz for your replies. I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-26-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By gini1313
I did it!!! Lol, I took apart my washer and...

I did it!!! Lol, I took apart my washer and cleaned between the drums and all I can say is... OMG!!! Holy cow, seriously, if you haven't ever had your washer serviced, you don't know what is growing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,923
Posted By gini1313
I was really glad I had insurance when, at 30...

I was really glad I had insurance when, at 30 y/o, I unexpectedly got cancer. Prior to that, I really only had it because you are supposed to. Now, I really understand the value of having insurance.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-11-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By gini1313
Thanks for the replies. I tried it a few times...

Thanks for the replies. I tried it a few times and always it left streaks on the hardwoods http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I called Bissell twice, and it didn't...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-10-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By gini1313
I finally broke down and bought a steam mop. I...

I finally broke down and bought a steam mop. I got a Bissell. I tried it last night, and am not loving it. The floor doesn't seem any cleaner than when I used my regular mop, and is streaky.

Does...
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