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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2013, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Feministmamas
You can make your own microwave popcorn by just...

You can make your own microwave popcorn by just putting popcorn (very cheap in a lb bag, like less than $2) in a paper bag . Put about 1/4 cup in the bag, fold over the end, microwave, and enjoy.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-05-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Feministmamas
We used NW, the dr just had to sign off that my...

We used NW, the dr just had to sign off that my wife was under a dr's care. They will ship to your home. We did have 1 tank arrive thawed. Good luck.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Feministmamas
Hi, My wife is due in March, so we are...

Hi,
My wife is due in March, so we are starting to think about 2nd parent adoption. Has anyone done one in PA? We used a known donor, so I am guessing that will add another legal step. Thanks.
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-13-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Feministmamas
For food stamps, medical, and cash his income...

For food stamps, medical, and cash his income counts because he is the father. To not include his info and his biological relationship to the child leaves you open to being charged with welfare...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-14-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Feministmamas
We live in central PA and our KD lives in...

We live in central PA and our KD lives in northern AL. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-13-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Feministmamas
Hi all, My wife and I are going to ask my bro...

Hi all,
My wife and I are going to ask my bro to be a KD after months of trying with sperm bank. I have seem stuff on other threads about sperm shipping, but I am looking for the most up to date...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-19-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Feministmamas
They emailed us back, next month is free and...

They emailed us back, next month is free and they will make sure we get the donor we were using (there wasn't much left of his ICI, so we were a little worried abou that).
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-18-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Feministmamas
We emailed them when we opened it, but it is was...

We emailed them when we opened it, but it is was the weekend so we figure today would be the soonest we would hear from them (unless they are closed for the holiday). It just suck, we only have the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-16-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Feministmamas
We have been trying to get preg for the last yr...

We have been trying to get preg for the last yr and this month we picked up our tank on Thursday. Tonight we opened it to do an insemination and it wasn't cold at all. It is so irritating to spend...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,259
Posted By Feministmamas
In some states WIC is run by a different agency,...

In some states WIC is run by a different agency, so even if you applied for everything at the welfare office you weren't necessarily applying for WIC. I am a caseworker for the welfare office in PA...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By Feministmamas
Can you message me to verify what state you live...

Can you message me to verify what state you live in. I am a caseworker in PA and the resource limits are more than$2000 here and not everything is counted.
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By Feministmamas
We tried with the MOT 5 last time and that is...

We tried with the MOT 5 last time and that is what we will be using this time around too. It means we can afford more tries. It only takes one to make it the whole way. Good luck!
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-30-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Feministmamas
Good luck! We just starting ICI at home last...

Good luck! We just starting ICI at home last month with NW Cryo. You will be fine, the insemination isn't that hard.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By Feministmamas
You should be able to file at domestic relations...

You should be able to file at domestic relations for support all on your own. Also, for toiletries, clothes, and food look at what local churches offer. In my area they have clothing banks in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Feministmamas
I had them and they were great until I moved...

I had them and they were great until I moved closer to a city, then they wanted $1000 a month for car ins. I switched to USAA, $64 a month with them. Big difference.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Feministmamas
Have you applied for food stamps? That might...

Have you applied for food stamps? That might free up a little space in your budget.
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-28-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Feministmamas
That is way better than the approx $6000 we have...

That is way better than the approx $6000 we have been seeing on-line. We live in PA too. I heard it varies by county. We haven't gone to see a lawyer yet since we are still ttc. If you live in south...
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