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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-18-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Christian_mom
Jeannie, thank you for your reply.   The...

Jeannie, thank you for your reply.
 
The reason why she is failing school is because, according to her, she doesn't want to do the work.  She's very bright but has just given up.  I think it's due...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Christian_mom
I have a half sister (we have the same dad) who...

I have a half sister (we have the same dad) who lives two states away.  I am in my late 20's, married and have a 4 and 7 year old children.  I met my half sister only once when she was 4/5 years old...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-08-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Christian_mom
Hi, I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere...

Hi, I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere but I couldn't find anything by searching.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend or comment on using either a Brita or Pur water filter (the...
Forum: Allergies   01-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By Christian_mom
Prior to my first pregnancy when I developed an...

Prior to my first pregnancy when I developed an allergy to shrimp (presumably all shellfish), I had had no known allergies. Now, almost seven years later, I've developed an allergy to pomegranates...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By Christian_mom
I know weatherization does energy audits and...

I know weatherization does energy audits and will replace inefficient furnaces. The question is, will they do it on an emergency basis. I've been on their waiting list for two years! I will be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By Christian_mom
There is a nearby chapter. I will contact them...

There is a nearby chapter. I will contact them tomorrow. Thank you, I otherwise would not have considered Habitat for Humanity.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By Christian_mom
We're a family of four (two small children)...

We're a family of four (two small children) living in NW Indiana (think Chicago weather). My husband is unemployed, his unemployment is on hold, and we have no income (unless you count foodstamps)....
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-27-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Christian_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Twocoolboys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twocoolboys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13834184)
First, How Fun! That sounds like a great...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-26-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Christian_mom
I recently purchased a monthly newspaper of...

I recently purchased a monthly newspaper of sorts (although it's more of a news digest) that is specific to the small town I live in. Three hundred copies are printed each month and about two...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-25-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Christian_mom
I'm looking to buy custom reusable bags with our...

I'm looking to buy custom reusable bags with our town's name and logo and blank cloth farmer's market bags to sell (for a low cost) at our town's farmer's market this year. I should mention our...
Forum: Activism and News   02-18-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,510
Posted By Christian_mom
I just e-mailed my state (Indiana) legislators...

I just e-mailed my state (Indiana) legislators and here is the director a link to the director of medicaid's e-mail address:
http://www.in.gov/phonebook.htm

His name is Jeffrey Wells but there...
Forum: Activism and News   02-06-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,510
Posted By Christian_mom
I'm in Indiana- how can I get started?

I'm in Indiana- how can I get started?
Forum: Gardening   01-29-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Christian_mom
I just ordered a Gala apple tree, a McIntosh...

I just ordered a Gala apple tree, a McIntosh apple tree, a blueberry bush, three strawberry plants and a grape vine. How do we plant all of these- with what type of fertilizer since they will...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-27-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Christian_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Kerrie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerrie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13080143)
Should he be able to retract at almost 7?
...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-21-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Christian_mom
We also receive medical insurance through the...

We also receive medical insurance through the state since DH was laid off. They've never called us to ask questions BUT when we have to call them (the general toll free number) they ask you a series...
Forum: Gardening   01-17-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,440
Posted By Christian_mom
Yes, we've got room for two dwarf apple trees...

Yes, we've got room for two dwarf apple trees and two dwarf pear trees.
Forum: Gardening   01-16-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,440
Posted By Christian_mom
I can't seem to find anywhere to buy a red...

I can't seem to find anywhere to buy a red d'anjou pear tree online. I haven't had much luck finding information about them either. I'd like to know how big the tree will be (if I can get a dwarf,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-06-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Christian_mom
I will ask around. Thanks for the...

I will ask around.

Thanks for the suggestions. I've seen them at WalMart and they're nearly $14.00 for 12 (quart sized) right now. Yikes!

I think I will ask around then wait for the weather to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-06-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Christian_mom
I'm building a canning stash (my first) for this...

I'm building a canning stash (my first) for this summer's harvest and I'd like to know:

Where is a good, inexpensive place to order canning jars (Ball, Kerr) from?

Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Christian_mom
I think a gift card to the grocery store would...

I think a gift card to the grocery store would be perfectly acceptable. I don't think it's embarrassing in the least- but that's just me. I've gotten them before, even this year and felt no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Christian_mom
Thanks. Keep 'em coming. There are some really...

Thanks. Keep 'em coming. There are some really great suggestions here! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Christian_mom
I'm a writer for a small, local (county) paper...

I'm a writer for a small, local (county) paper who is doing a series on saving money.

I've written about cloth diapers, making your own cleaning solutions and "vampire" energy. I do an article...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By Christian_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Debstmomy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debstmomy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12885951)
Get a Flip Video Ultra or Mino...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   12-31-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Christian_mom
Thanks. I was thinking about writing a...

Thanks.

I was thinking about writing a story on cooking from scratch, maybe I will now that I see there would be at least some interest in it.

I totally agree with the coupon thing. Sometimes...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-29-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Christian_mom
We see a family doctor covered under our...

We see a family doctor covered under our insurance. I was really lucky though because she has been supportive of all our decisions such as not circumcising and when we said we weren't vaxing, she...
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