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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-23-2015, 04:38 PM
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It depends on the state, but probably she won't...

It depends on the state, but probably she won't qualify for cash aid due to the no kids. Her options are to either scrimp up what cash she has for them, coupon for them, or possibly consider rebates...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2015, 05:58 PM
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Girlspn - I haven't 100% decided yet what method...

Girlspn - I haven't 100% decided yet what method I will use to TTC this time around. I know that it will be a known donor either way - honestly I cannot justify spending the funds for a actual sperm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2015, 01:42 PM
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Zebra - as long as you can handle it I would say...

Zebra - as long as you can handle it I would say go for it. I'm an education junkie too but I also know there is no way I could handle going back to school - the stress would be too much. Why can't...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-20-2015, 07:42 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in. Still working on getting ready to...

Checking in. Still working on getting ready to TTC but I think I'm getting closer. My weight is still ehh, but honestly I am debating just going with it even though it will mean a very plus size...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2015, 05:55 PM
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Zebra - Totally agree with you on the eggs - I...

Zebra - Totally agree with you on the eggs - I just paid $3 for a dozen this week. It HURT. Chickens are looking better & better!




Trying to keep it all together here. Dealing with my moody...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
No ideas here yet. Last year I said I'd start...

No ideas here yet. Last year I said I'd start sewing gifts for dd right away - well that didn't happen. I might scrape together a handful of doll things yet - we'll see. Maybe I can find something...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-03-2015, 03:00 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Thanks for the heads up about the cheapie tests -...

Thanks for the heads up about the cheapie tests - I guess I will just stick with the better ones & try to buy them on sale. I temp & have a saliva scope, so the OPK is just extra insurance I think....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-01-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Elliha - could y'all Skype each other to keep in...

Elliha - could y'all Skype each other to keep in touch? We do that with my dd's 2 bff's when they are at their moms place 6+ hours away. Skype is free as long as it is pc to pc, I think - not 100%...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I'm hanging in there. Everything bills-wise is...

I'm hanging in there. Everything bills-wise is taken care of I think, either with income from ebay or help. Things are pretty tight, but I think it should be letting up a little soon hopefully. Had a...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Quick question - for those of you who use...

Quick question - for those of you who use Ovulation predictor tests - where do you get them cheaply? If it's ebay - what seller? I want to do a dry run either this cycle or next testing daily to see...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-20-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
GirlSpn - I could, but I would be more comfy with...

GirlSpn - I could, but I would be more comfy with getting some of the weight off first. My family is fertile as bunnies, so TTC is the easy part for me. Pregnancy is hard for me though - I get pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2015, 08:32 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - do you find the chickens to be a...

Justmama - do you find the chickens to be a cheaper way of getting eggs vs. buying them at the store? Debating having a backyard flock of 3 hens but not sure if it is cost-effective. Of course that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Gratefuls: ~Got approved for the county...

Gratefuls:


~Got approved for the county electric program, and it should pay all / most of our bill through January. Got a larger award than I expected, but so grateful that I won't be chasing...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-02-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in - I've been reading but not replying....

Checking in - I've been reading but not replying.


Struggling with things. I still want another child, but the desire has lessened a bit, if that makes sense. I've struggling with my weight loss...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly...

I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly because I've been busy & broke lol. I have found a couple of things at thrift shops though.






American Girl 2 doll tote - .70 {was .99,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 11:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I hear y'all on the kids clothes - my dd just...

I hear y'all on the kids clothes - my dd just keeps growing. She is taking after me, and now needs a size 14 in bottoms to fit her figure. Unfortunately she is still a size 10 for length right now....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamabear - would it be possible to use a cloth...

Mamabear - would it be possible to use a cloth pullup at night for your kiddos? There are patterns out there for big kid sizes. Or if you thrift shop a lot, keep an eye out for the medical pullups...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2015, 09:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - can you file for wrongful...

Sillysapling - can you file for wrongful termination? Something doesn't sound right - good reviews and yet you get fired.


Zebra - I hear you on the holidays. I need to sit down & try to work...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - if you PM me, I can give you a $15...

Justmama - if you PM me, I can give you a $15 schoola code - I got one & it was about enough to cover 5 pair of shorts for my daughter, so maybe it would help with shorts for your oldest....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - What is glass bottle edging? It...

Happyhats - What is glass bottle edging? It sounds interesting.


I am here, but mostly lurking lately. Stressed dealing with bills & disconnects, and seems like everywhere that helps locally is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2015, 12:07 PM
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Views: 17,856
Posted By frugalmama
I've been doing really good lately finding...

I've been doing really good lately finding things!


Church Rummage Sale last weekend:


4 t-shirts for me for .50 each
10 books for dd 5/$1
Ergo Baby Sport carrier $2 - I flipped this on a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
I do the same on our south facing windows, but I...

I do the same on our south facing windows, but I use foil instead of the blankets & just tape it to the windows. Same concept though, and it really does make a difference.




Aloe, if you can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Not the greatest thrift run, but I found some...

Not the greatest thrift run, but I found some deals for dd & myself.


8 tank tops for dd for this summer, about half are from Justice, the rest are Faded Glory
1 skort for dd
5 books,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - I would be tempted to report them...

Sillysapling - I would be tempted to report them to OSHA anyways. It would probably mean losing your job though - not right though.


Mylie - good to hear from you. I had been wondering how you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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Views: 27,156
Posted By frugalmama
I'm doing Nutrisystem, but using the 5 day kit...

I'm doing Nutrisystem, but using the 5 day kit boxes available at Walmart as they can be purchased with SNAP. I flex some meals as well to try to cut costs too. The food is pretty good too - only a...
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