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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-06-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,159
Posted By hlkm2e
We keep all 4 of our childrens clothes in a coat...

We keep all 4 of our childrens clothes in a coat closet that is 32 inches across.  I don't know if you have a closet or would need to use room space. 
 
I would hang two bars, one high that you...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-17-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By hlkm2e
I drive a Honda Odyssey, with 4 kids in it. All...

I drive a Honda Odyssey, with 4 kids in it. All of them are in car seats. They are ages 6, 3, 1, 1. My house is very organized and I like it that way, but the van is killing me.

Here are my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 5,942
Posted By hlkm2e
Still doing well. OCt 3 - cereal homemade...

Still doing well.

OCt 3 - cereal
homemade chicken tenders
pork loin in crockpot, risotto, asparagus

Oct 4 - banana bread
leftovers
eating at MIL's
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 5,942
Posted By hlkm2e
I"m in. In an effort to destress our lives, I...

I"m in. In an effort to destress our lives, I made a rotating breakfast/lunch menu. Plus, I wrote out our favorite 10 meals and will rotate them all month. No thinking, no eating out. We do have...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By hlkm2e
We did the blame it on the NICU route. My girls...

We did the blame it on the NICU route. My girls were born last March at 34 weeks and came home just 6 and 8 days later. I told them that the NICU said no one could hold them until they were 40 weeks...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-27-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By hlkm2e
It was really hard for me and most days I...

It was really hard for me and most days I probably didn't make it. One trick I did was to drink Ensure or one of those other nutrition drinks. I had bad morning sickness and had trouble eating...
Forum: Spirituality   04-11-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By hlkm2e
Never heard of such a thing at my Greek church.

Never heard of such a thing at my Greek church.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-07-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By hlkm2e
I was reading about sourdough in the King Arthur...

I was reading about sourdough in the King Arthur Flour cookbook just the other day. They talked about if you are trying to make a starter in a kitchen where you haven't done any bread baking, it...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-27-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By hlkm2e
I usually just throw mine in the crockpot with...

I usually just throw mine in the crockpot with some diced tomatoes and let it cook away. The tomatoes give it a little flavor to cook in and most of the recipes I use it for have some tomato flavor,...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By hlkm2e
We are going to visit my parents in Tampa and...

We are going to visit my parents in Tampa and will be spending one day at Busch Gardens. I was wondering if anyone had been there and if you had any advice.

Our children are 5, 3, and 1 year old...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By hlkm2e
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zucchin...ns/Detail....

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zucchin...ns/Detail.aspx (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Zucchini-Yogurt-Multigrain-Muffins/Detail.aspx)

I haven't had anyone not love this recipe. It is super...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,369
Posted By hlkm2e
I have 4 children, also. I have a laundry chute,...

I have 4 children, also. I have a laundry chute, but the grown-ups clothes are usually the only clothes in it. For the most part, I change all the kids on the first floor, after breakfast, and then...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,181
Posted By hlkm2e
I can see to the back of both of my freezers! It...

I can see to the back of both of my freezers! It will be so nice to reorganize them and clean them up so that I can use them more efficiently.

We are down to about 6 packages of meat. Now I need...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-18-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By hlkm2e
Thank you, those are great tips!

Thank you, those are great tips!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-18-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,725
Posted By hlkm2e
I have 4 young kids, so I know how much laundry...

I have 4 young kids, so I know how much laundry there is to do.

I have my laundry down to a science finally. I do laundry only on Monday and Friday. I start it the moment I come downstairs and I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-18-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By hlkm2e
As sad as it is, I think we are finished with...

As sad as it is, I think we are finished with this phase of our life. We have 4 sweet kids and they came in 4 short years! Now it is time to begin to purge the baby stuff as they grow out of it.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,181
Posted By hlkm2e
I'm having a bunch of friends and kids over...

I'm having a bunch of friends and kids over tomorrow since it is MLK day and nobody has to work. I am making a huge pot of chicken noodle soup, all from the pantry/freezer. Since there are lots of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,181
Posted By hlkm2e
We have been doing pretty well eating out of the...

We have been doing pretty well eating out of the pantry. I did go to the store for fruits and veggies, but that was about it.

I roasted a chicken the other night and used the broth and stuff to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,181
Posted By hlkm2e
I've been searching for this thread! I've...

I've been searching for this thread!

I've been doing my own pantry/freezer challenge for a couple weeks now. I was overflowing with food and I really need to pare down and get it a little more...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 18,882
Posted By hlkm2e
I need to reread this thread and get more...

I need to reread this thread and get more involved. My cooking has been almost non-existant lately.

Any good tips for keeping with it? I get so overwhelmed with everything else, that I let...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By hlkm2e
We are getting a winter CSA for the first time....

We are getting a winter CSA for the first time. Some of the veggies are things I don't regularly cook with and I need some suggestions. We eat everything, meat, dairy, gluten, etc. No allergies. The...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-29-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By hlkm2e
I have the foundations quad stroller. It is...

I have the foundations quad stroller. It is heavy, but it does the job. My kids love it also. I really wanted this stroller
http://www.abcbuggy.co.nz/everest_quad_buggy.html

But it is so...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-01-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By hlkm2e
That's exactly what I was picturing! I wonder...

That's exactly what I was picturing! I wonder why I couldn't find it when I looked. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif thanks so much
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-01-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By hlkm2e
I've tried several storage systems for toys in...

I've tried several storage systems for toys in our playroom/basement. It is mostly a room for kids to play in, but it does have adult furniture and a television.

We've tried labeled plastic...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-19-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By hlkm2e
This is how I usually make mine. pasta ...

This is how I usually make mine.

pasta
different colored peppers diced up
tomato diced up
cucumber diced up
carrots diced
feta cheese

I like to dice the veggies so you get more of them in...
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