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Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-10-2011, 10:36 PM
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Yes, that's it! Thank you so much!

Yes, that's it! Thank you so much!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-09-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By momaste
My kids share a bedroom and we're looking at...

My kids share a bedroom and we're looking at putting in bunk beds to save space and give them some floor area to play.
 
A few years back, I remember seeing recommended a company that does bunk...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By momaste
My husband recently took up the expensive sport...

My husband recently took up the expensive sport of golf, and is funding it exclusively through reselling Goodwill finds. He found a set of Callaway golf clubs for $80 including the bag and resold it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By momaste
I do them in the pressure cooker, no soaking...

I do them in the pressure cooker, no soaking start to finish in under an hour. I have an electric pressure cooker that is very energy efficient and super easy. I dump in ingredients, press start,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,912
Posted By momaste
I've had very good luck buying lots off of...

I've had very good luck buying lots off of Craigslist. My son, now 3, has basically been clothed for free. My daughter is an infant, but I have a full wardrobe for her through 18 months off of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,238
Posted By momaste
DS is going to be a road. Black sweat pants (he...

DS is going to be a road. Black sweat pants (he already owns), electrical tape for a road divider, and Hot Wheels (he already owns) velcroed on. Halloween for the cost of electrical tape.

DD is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By momaste
Watch Craigslist for people selling their sets...

Watch Craigslist for people selling their sets of trains. They're frequently sold in lots on Craigslist here for a reasonable amount.

Learning Curve, the website that sells Thomas the Train,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By momaste
I got an Epicurean cutting board...

I got an Epicurean cutting board...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-28-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Posted By momaste
Thanks, everyone, for your opinions on this....

Thanks, everyone, for your opinions on this. I've got an early morning so I'll be back to comment later, but I wanted to thank you guys for weighing in!...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-27-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By momaste
Last week I made a fantastic bean dish. I...

Last week I made a fantastic bean dish. I sauteed onion, a few carrots, and garlic in a little olive oil, then added 2 c. soaked beans (I used Desert Pebble, but this would work really well with...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-27-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Posted By momaste
We are local, organic eaters. I cook almost...

We are local, organic eaters. I cook almost everything from scratch and we avoid "Frankenfoods" - artificial flavors and colors, partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup - and...
Forum: Television   01-18-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 8,733
Posted By momaste
I was glad to see the white team go, too,...

I was glad to see the white team go, too, especially after he kept touching the treadmill and making everyone else work harder. The "water works" certainly didn't help, and you could see that the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-15-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By momaste
My 29 month old has really bad breath. This just...

My 29 month old has really bad breath. This just started a few weeks ago. Nothing in his diet has changed. We brush his teeth regularly with kid toothpaste. He has had pneumonia and an ear infection...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-14-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,986
Posted By momaste
I was helping MIL clean out the basement last...

I was helping MIL clean out the basement last year. When her parents died, she boxed everything up (no labels on anything) and shoved it in the basement for 20+ years. She was not at all discerning...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-14-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 539
Posted By momaste
Yep, we have a small business and pay $500 a...

Yep, we have a small business and pay $500 a month for the most basic plan for our family of 3. It's a deductible plan and we'll pay out of pocket for up to $4500 for our family in any single year...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By momaste
I put in variations on "organized" "organizing"...

I put in variations on "organized" "organizing" "closets" "linens" "storage" etc.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-12-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,148
Posted By momaste
Cheek to Cheek - duet with Louis Armstrong and...

Cheek to Cheek - duet with Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Have you seen the YouTube video of the couple who recreated the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-12-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By momaste
I've just started it. "The Omnivore's Dilemma"...

I've just started it. "The Omnivore's Dilemma" literally changed my life - I haven't eaten industrial meat since reading it more than a year ago and started to eat much more locally, sustainably...
Forum: Women's Health   01-11-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By momaste
I've had a bad chest cold for most of the week -...

I've had a bad chest cold for most of the week - blocked sinuses, heavy congestion, lots of phlegm, you know the type. DS2 has pneumonia and an ear infection, and is taking antibiotics. He's doing...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By momaste
You might try looking at flickr.com, too. I...

You might try looking at flickr.com, too. I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at pictures of other peoples' closet organizing systems a few months back....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-09-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By momaste
Quote: Originally Posted by Momtwice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Momtwice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10235986)
Where I live, the places that have an age 62...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,117
Posted By momaste
Absolutely go to HR. You don't want that kind of...

Absolutely go to HR. You don't want that kind of accusation on your record, and you don't want them to think that you're a liar that they're stuck with - that could affect your transfer or you later...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,569
Posted By momaste
I buy locally grown, organic milk from Costco....

I buy locally grown, organic milk from Costco. It's $4.95 a gallon, about $2 more a gallon than conventional milk and $2 less a gallon than the grocery store. For me, buying locally grown and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By momaste
Year round, no help required, $17 a week with a...

Year round, no help required, $17 a week with a discount for prepaying.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-03-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By momaste
Oh, have you read the book Super Baby Food? She...

Oh, have you read the book Super Baby Food? She has a high nutrient "super porridge" recipe in the book that might be just right for Connor - very nutrient dense. She added things like kelp powder...
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