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Forum: Elimination Communication   11-02-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By i0lanthe
They're really great for offering quickly when...

They're really great for offering quickly when there's nowhere to put a baby down on a pad, like when running errands in a car. I like mine.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By i0lanthe
I think that not fixing our central a/c (it died...

I think that not fixing our central a/c (it died last year and we use the attic fan instead) has saved us the most. When it is broken there is no question of willpower LOL.

We have a gas dryer...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By i0lanthe
I would calculate food/mortgage/utilities...

I would calculate food/mortgage/utilities bare-bones expenses for figuring the 6-months figure rather than how much I spend when everything is ok. I would ask myself how secure the jobs are. Then I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,034
Posted By i0lanthe
Quote: Originally Posted by avendesora...

Quote:
Originally Posted by avendesora http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14225879)
I just don't shave....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,772
Posted By i0lanthe
Food prices here are finally coming down again -...

Food prices here are finally coming down again - they went up back when gas went way up (gas has been down, relatively down at least, for ages.)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,946
Posted By i0lanthe
Bought DD fancy underwear to finish potty...

Bought DD fancy underwear to finish potty learning in (she's been dry in her trainers finally) - thought I had $__ left on an old gift card for "store i hate shopping at" so we went there instead of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By i0lanthe
I would find something to sell, cut back, other...

I would find something to sell, cut back, other source of income, but not touch an IRA (regardless of size relative to debt.) Especially when the market is still down eh?
Forum: Elimination Communication   08-02-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By i0lanthe
There's no sink in my car, but there is a BBLP...

There's no sink in my car, but there is a BBLP (he's picky about where he goes and won't just pee on a tire for me even if I'm in a discreet enough parking area for that... I drop a baby washcloth...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,776
Posted By i0lanthe
I'm thinking I could do a shawl for my mom,...

I'm thinking I could do a shawl for my mom, budget for the "secret santa" (the adults in my family just have to gift to one person/couple), hope for inspiration for DH, and that leaves my kids. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By i0lanthe
If you haven't already read, it, run don't walk...

If you haven't already read, it, run don't walk to the library and check out the Complete Tightwad Gazette. Life-altering.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By i0lanthe
I ilke to line dry diapers (when the weather's...

I ilke to line dry diapers (when the weather's cooperative) because I use mostly flats and they are actually easier to fold when line dried! Crisper, but without becoming bumshingles like prefolds...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By i0lanthe
Quote: Originally Posted by polyhymnia...

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Originally Posted by polyhymnia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14083687)
It's better to look at 12 months, then you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,525
Posted By i0lanthe
Leftovers for dinner.

Leftovers for dinner.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-13-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By i0lanthe
Quote: Originally Posted by sunflower.mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunflower.mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14078382)
You can't put the mortgage payment on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-13-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By i0lanthe
Cookies/pies from scratch. I think my waistline...

Cookies/pies from scratch. I think my waistline was doing better when we were making more money (when I would spend money on nice yarn and knit instead of snacking.) hmmm.

Lilcrunchie what a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 4,454
Posted By i0lanthe
Who am I? SAHM, 3 kids What am I doing here?...

Who am I? SAHM, 3 kids
What am I doing here? The grocery limbo (how low can you go? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blueman.gif )
Goals? Eliminate unplanned spending 'cause...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-01-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By i0lanthe
At home I'm using flats because they line-dry in...

At home I'm using flats because they line-dry in a snap in the summer (I timed every kind of diaper/trainer I own one washday when I was bored... everything else I have takes at least 4x as long)...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-30-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By i0lanthe
Right now anytime I'd badly want the crotch to...

Right now anytime I'd badly want the crotch to be dry on the outside is also a time that there'd be spread legs (being worn or hip carried; sitting in an exersaucer; not sure about carseat bottom...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-29-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By i0lanthe
There was a while when ds2 would rather sleep...

There was a while when ds2 would rather sleep than be pottied (he sleeps next to me) but after doing sposies at night for a while I gave it another shot (the only constant w/ babies is change, so...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By i0lanthe
For a newborn pssst was like an "easter egg"...

For a newborn pssst was like an "easter egg" that ds2 was just born knowing how to respond to - for an older kid i think anything consistent could work.

when talking to a baby I say the thing i...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-23-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By i0lanthe
Quote: Originally Posted by pixiepunk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiepunk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13979757)
we have carpet so we don't do a lot of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-22-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By i0lanthe
I have a homemade instant mac and cheese recipe...

I have a homemade instant mac and cheese recipe that a preschooler can make (mostly)
- cooked elbow mac
- cottage cheese
- grated cheddar cheese
combine in a serving-size bowl, microwave until...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-22-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By i0lanthe
Quote: Originally Posted by columbusmomma...

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Originally Posted by columbusmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13956086)
We like Coleman brand, which we get at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By i0lanthe
200th! yow!...

200th! yow! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Roundabouts aren;t as tall as other Britaxes I've had - pros and cons = maybe easier to fit in a small car, vs of course...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-20-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By i0lanthe
Quote: Originally Posted by NightOwlwithowlet...

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Originally Posted by NightOwlwithowlet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13960610)
Then we found out he was allergic...
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