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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,984
Posted By Mel4ministry
Another thing we've done to save money is we've...

Another thing we've done to save money is we've gotten to know some of the local farmers, especially the ones that are chemical free and/or organic.  We offer to buy up what's left of their weekly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,984
Posted By Mel4ministry
We make all of our toiletries and cleaning...

We make all of our toiletries and cleaning supplies here at home.
 
Making your own laundry soap is SUPER easy, lasts forever, works great, and is SUPER cheap!  I like the Duggar's recipe, but I'm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,984
Posted By Mel4ministry
Another thing I've done to be frugal is watch...

Another thing I've done to be frugal is watch the discount produce rack at my local grocery stores.  The produce is usually still mostly good, but is marked down significantly so you they can sell...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,984
Posted By Mel4ministry
My first frugal tip is to try to use all parts...

My first frugal tip is to try to use all parts your food.  Be resourceful!
 
For example, did you know that you can make your own Apple Cider Vinegar with JUST the peels and cores of your apples?...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,984
Posted By Mel4ministry
I shared the contest on Facebook. :)

I shared the contest on Facebook. :)
Forum: Babywearing   06-12-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Mel4ministry
Nevermind.

Nevermind.
Forum: Clothing for Adults and Maternity   05-28-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Mel4ministry
BUMP!!!

BUMP!!!
Forum: Clothing for Adults and Maternity   05-26-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Mel4ministry
SOLD!   

SOLD!   
Forum: Europe   07-28-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mel4ministry
That would be great!!

That would be great!!
Forum: Europe   07-12-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mel4ministry
I am looking for Birth/Pregnancy and Parenting...

I am looking for Birth/Pregnancy and Parenting related groups, organizations, stores and websites in Scandinavia. Thanks!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: The Netherlands   07-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Mel4ministry
I am looking for Birth/Pregnancy and Parenting...

I am looking for Birth/Pregnancy and Parenting related groups, organizations, stores and websites for the Netherlands. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-24-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,322
Posted By Mel4ministry
My daughter is just over 2.5 yo and gets colors...

My daughter is just over 2.5 yo and gets colors confused a lot. I know that she isn't color blind (I looked online for the genetics and we don't fit at all). I do have some friends who have kids in...
Forum: June 2009   10-09-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 704
Posted By Mel4ministry
We are not going to find out because we're not...

We are not going to find out because we're not doing an ultrasound. Atleast that is the game plan right now. If there is any reason later in the pregnancy that we need to have an ultrasound then we...
Forum: June 2009   10-03-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,064
Posted By Mel4ministry
I thought I should let you all know that I am on...

I thought I should let you all know that I am on dial-up internet, so I will be posting a little less than others. We live way out in the country....
Forum: June 2009   10-01-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,064
Posted By Mel4ministry
Name: Melissa EDD: mid June Other...

Name: Melissa

EDD: mid June

Other children and their ages: Cadence, age 2.5

Hometown/state/province: Greenville, MI

Occupation (SAHM or work outside the home): SAHM - I babysit my nephew...
Forum: June 2009   10-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Mel4ministry
I just took a test and I'm due in June as well!...

I just took a test and I'm due in June as well! Still in shock and disbelief at this point!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mel4ministry
Thanks for all the support. This has been so...

Thanks for all the support. This has been so difficult for us. I think if I had a better idea of what to expect I'd feel a little better. I'm really worried about losing the house, although I was...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-28-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Mel4ministry
I thought I should share about my dad's passing...

I thought I should share about my dad's passing because it was truly beautiful and peaceful. This is a copy from a post I did on another forum shortly after dad passed:

Dad passed away on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mel4ministry
I was so anti-bankruptcy until just recently. My...

I was so anti-bankruptcy until just recently. My perspective has totally changed. We are good, honest, hardworking people and going through a really bad time. I have fought this for nearly a year...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-28-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Mel4ministry
Hey, My dad passed away the day before...

Hey,
My dad passed away the day before THanksgiving. He died of cancer somewhat unexpectedly (mom led us to believe that his prognosis was good), so that makes it extra difficult. He has had cancer...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mel4ministry
I have an extremely strict budget which we abide...

I have an extremely strict budget which we abide by pretty well. I make most everything from scratch and we grow and can/freeze a lot of our own food. What we do need to buy is typically bought from...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mel4ministry
Okay, so I feel so ashamed to share this and I...

Okay, so I feel so ashamed to share this and I hope no one I know reads it, but my husband and I have no choice at this point but to declare bankruptcy. Here is our story:

DH and I got married in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Mel4ministry
DH and I are licensed Life & Health insurance...

DH and I are licensed Life & Health insurance agents here in Michigan. It really depends on each state as to what is available. I am a big fan of HSA's for the most part unless you have a lot of...
Forum: Women's Health   12-04-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Mel4ministry
Okay, I'm posting on behalf of a dear friend....

Okay, I'm posting on behalf of a dear friend. Her children are all fully vaxed. She formula fed the first two and is breastfeeding the third one. Her baby was born in August and seemed healthy at...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-04-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Mel4ministry
Okay, I'm posting on behalf of a dear friend....

Okay, I'm posting on behalf of a dear friend. Her children are all fully vaxed. She formula fed the first two and is breastfeeding the third one. Her baby was born in August and seemed healthy at...
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