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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Ellien C
You really need to make connections. Go to these...

You really need to make connections. Go to these places and meet people. Tell everyone you know you are looking for a part-time clerical position. Yes, job boards are FLOODED with applications. But...
Forum: Parenting   05-03-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ellien C
We would like to try it. 

We would like to try it. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-30-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Ellien C
Any thoughts? I'm almost half-way through. 

Any thoughts? I'm almost half-way through. 
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Ellien C
Professional organizer to help us. I think we've...

Professional organizer to help us. I think we've got a hoarding thing going on. I priced them and the ones who work with people like us with the kind of training I think we would want were a LOT! ...
Forum: Women's Health   04-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
  help??
Views: 65
Posted By Ellien C
Some people spot when they ovulate. How long did...

Some people spot when they ovulate. How long did you bleed?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-06-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Ellien C
condoms! And I thought a diaphram was fine and I...

condoms! And I thought a diaphram was fine and I need to get one again. 
Forum: Parenting   03-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Ellien C
Every other year we travel out of town for...

Every other year we travel out of town for T-giving - rotating who we see - his family or mine. Christmas is always home, we have the tree and gifts. Can you have your mom out for T-giving? 
Forum: Women's Health   01-26-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Ellien C
I take extra magnesium for headaches and it...

I take extra magnesium for headaches and it really softens things up. You can also absorb magnesium through your skin but I don't know if it affects bowels if you get it that way. Epsom salts baths...
Forum: Women's Health   01-26-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Ellien C
My almost 10 year old has had episodes of...

My almost 10 year old has had episodes of muscular tics or something. This just started the day before yesterday. It doesn't appear totally involuntary, but more like wiggles she just HAS to get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Ellien C
I agree with thinking about ratios and looking...

I agree with thinking about ratios and looking into an asst. In my state, under 2 yo requires 1 caregiver per 4 children. How many do you have? With 2 of your own, another 2 could be challenging....
Forum: Single Parenting   12-09-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
Is that one the book of lists? I did read it a...

Is that one the book of lists? I did read it a couple of years ago, but I guess it didn't really take or I didn't do it right. 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-09-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Ellien C
Thanks for the replies. Paying myself won't...

Thanks for the replies. Paying myself won't really work. It's not that I lack motivation. I appear to lack ability. 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-08-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Ellien C
I'm posting here and not frugality since I have...

I'm posting here and not frugality since I have more of a mindful home problem:
 
I have unexpectedly received some money from my Dad for the holidays. Wasn't expecting it this year since they...
Forum: Holiday Helper 2012   12-08-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,325
Posted By Ellien C
In St. Louis MO-   Drop Side Crib - white,...

In St. Louis MO-
 
Drop Side Crib - white, bead board with repair kit to stabilize so it is NOT drop side. No mattress. 
High Chair
Numerous ride-on toys
size small nursing nightgowns and...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-30-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
thanks everyone. He's been good this week. Well...

thanks everyone. He's been good this week. Well - until I called him at work with the kids school schedule and asked which days he wanted to take off so I could arrange care. He started swearing and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Ellien C
I'm not in a good place emotionally right now -...

I'm not in a good place emotionally right now - so let me just preface with that. 
I have a 2 yo and a 9 yo. Nine yo NEVER wants to do anything. Two year old has spent 2 straight days watching TV...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 941
Posted By Ellien C
Well - my current self can hardly recognize...

Well - my current self can hardly recognize myself. I'm not in a "good place" emotionally right now. I'm like - how in the HECK did this happen to you? Surely you had more going on than this. So  -...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-25-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
I work full-time and I already pay the mortgage...

I work full-time and I already pay the mortgage on this house and all the costs of day care and aftercare, my car payment plus insurance and retirement for DH. DH pays for all of the bills and the...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-25-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
I'm posting here to remind myself that I really,...

I'm posting here to remind myself that I really, really, really need to ask him to leave. I've asked God for help in finding a good time - getting both kids out so I can tell him. I don't deserve...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-24-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,308
Posted By Ellien C
At my small center, don't pay for the days they...

At my small center, don't pay for the days they are closed. The providers do not get paid either. The director might. But we can often hire one of the providers during the time the center is closed...
Forum: Learning at School   11-03-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,354
Posted By Ellien C
nevermind

nevermind
Forum: Single Parenting   10-27-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
Thanks. H cooks dinner on the weekends. He is...

Thanks. H cooks dinner on the weekends. He is banging pots around the kitchen, incredibly angry. I should really get out tonight - somehow, somewhere. But I just can't figure out how to do that. All...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
Thanks so much. It's really hard.

Thanks so much. It's really hard.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ellien C
Does the 2 years we haven't done it count, even...

Does the 2 years we haven't done it count, even though I'm married? ;-o
Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ellien C
I have a full-time demanding job and 2 children....

I have a full-time demanding job and 2 children. DH doesn't cheat, doesn't drink and doesn't spend money on toys. In fact he doesn't do much of anything. He is depressed angry and grumpy most of the...
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