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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-16-2013, 04:37 PM
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AnaB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-16-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,830
Posted By ladle24
My husband might have the biggest misconception!...

My husband might have the biggest misconception! I homeschool (4 kids) and my husband wonders why the house isn't clean, even though I have the kids pick up and do all manner of chores, including...
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,838
Posted By ladle24
I learned from this thread that what we do is...

I learned from this thread that what we do is called "family cloth."  I didn't know there were others out there who did it.  Actually, I'm the only one who uses it as toilet paper, since I have all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
We save a lot of money for hand soap and dish...

We save a lot of money for hand soap and dish soap by doing the following:
-Buy 1 bottle Method foaming hand soap (or any foaming hand soap that you like the look of), and one large refill jug of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Tips for frugal homeschooling:   Use...

Tips for frugal homeschooling:
 
Use Paperbackswap.com.  For the books our library does not carry, I make a wishlist on paperbackswap of books we will need/want in our homeschool.  This is cheaper...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Keep an eye on Staples ads delivered by e-mail. ...

Keep an eye on Staples ads delivered by e-mail.  Every few weeks, they send a rebate coupon for purchasing a ream of printer paper, FREE. As a homeschool family, and perpetual students, we go...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Make your own kefir.  We spent a fortune on...

Make your own kefir.  We spent a fortune on yogurt until we started making our own, which can be done for basically the cost of milk.  We made yogurt until I discovered kefir, which is much quicker...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Teach children to care properly for their...

Teach children to care properly for their possessions and the possessions of others.  Our children know that if they lose something or damage something through foolish behavior, they pay the cost to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Dumpster dive.  Well, that is from the days of...

Dumpster dive.  Well, that is from the days of college kids, but in our own back alley we have scored so many useful things that people just set out for others. A tumbling mat for the boys to use in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Entenmann's Bakery Outlet saves us TONS of...

Entenmann's Bakery Outlet saves us TONS of money. We spend only $15-$25 per month on Brownberry bread products to supply bread for our family of 5 (4 of whom are male).  When their coupon books are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
Bicycle!  Almost two years ago, we bought a Yuba...

Bicycle!  Almost two years ago, we bought a Yuba Mundo cargo bike to haul our 6 and 8 year old boys around on, as well as groceries and whatever else. Our 9 year old can keep up with us on his own...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,162
Posted By ladle24
When my boys were little, the biggest money...

When my boys were little, the biggest money saver turned out to be making their cloth diapers from recycled/discarded clothing. When my first two children began to wear out their purchased cloth...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By ladle24
Thanks so much for that idea- it may prove very...

Thanks so much for that idea- it may prove very helpful to us.
Elizabeth
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-16-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By ladle24
I know this sounds strange, but I started...

I know this sounds strange, but I started swaddling my youngest when he was a newborn b/c he had a very strong startle reflex. The thing is, he never outgrew being swaddled, and now he is almost 2...
Forum: Homebirth   03-01-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By ladle24
Quote: Originally Posted by valeria_vi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by valeria_vi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7434950)
I intervewed Jewel 2 years ago for a hb and...
Forum: Homebirth   03-01-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By ladle24
Quote: Originally Posted by valeria_vi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by valeria_vi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6341916)
There are several CNMs around the Chicago...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-18-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By ladle24
I use that to fuse appliques to fabric before...

I use that to fuse appliques to fabric before machine appliqueing. I wonder if that would fuse the 2 layers of PUL together so that they didn't come apart? It's like $.25/yd at Walmart, I think....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,162
Posted By ladle24
Quote: Originally Posted by curly_mommy ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by curly_mommy
Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to decide between the Chloe Toes and Darling Diapers patterns, so I loved your mini-review, monkey4mama. I'm not a huge...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-19-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By ladle24
Quote: Originally Posted by SamanthaLizK I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamanthaLizK
I second the non DWR, and I serge my covers together before attaching gussets! I love making mine with gussets...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-19-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By ladle24
That's a lot of diapers!

That's a lot of diapers!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-17-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By ladle24
Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By ladle24
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By ladle24
Quote: Originally Posted by Nothingbutbreast ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nothingbutbreast
Well it pulls the diaper from the crotch UP better IMO. It also for my DD it pulls the tabs out of reach so she doesnt feel the need to tug at them....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By ladle24
Quote: Originally Posted by Nothingbutbreast ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nothingbutbreast
My DD is TINY She is 17 pounds at almost 24 months
The med darling diaper pattern fits like a glove. I use side aplix/touchtape because with snaps i...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By ladle24
These are some great suggestions. The Darling...

These are some great suggestions. The Darling Diaper is an AIO, right? Any suggestions for fitteds/covers? I like to be able to customize the absorbency of my diaper, like the pocket diapers, so I'm...
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