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Forum: Family Planning   01-10-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,550
Posted By sogriffin
Another vote for FAM.  We've used it since we...

Another vote for FAM. 
We've used it since we got married 7 years ago, and I've only gotten pregnant when we decide to. Taking Charge of your Fertility is probably one of the most "Aha!" books I've...
Forum: Family Planning   01-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 16,313
Posted By sogriffin
I'd like to join. I currently have 2 daughters-...

I'd like to join. I currently have 2 daughters- 4 and 6 years old. I thought for sure I was done after dd#2, but a switch flipped for me on her 4th birthday and now I'm really really ready for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By sogriffin
My girls are 2 & 4 (closing in on 3 & 5 quickly,...

My girls are 2 & 4 (closing in on 3 & 5 quickly, sigh) have had semi-free access for quite a while now.
Our house is fairly small so I keep an area in the garage for their art stuff. A huge piece...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By sogriffin
You both totally rock! That's so awesome

You both totally rock!
That's so awesome
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-05-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By sogriffin
We did (or we will/we are, whatever) We...

We did (or we will/we are, whatever)

We knew that we were going to be homeschooling, officially starting this summer, but we put DD1 in YMCA playschool last fall and DD2 joined her in January of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,609
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenelle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenelle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13695058)
I just wanted to say thanks everyone. This is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By sogriffin
My daughter is also obsessed with what's inside...

My daughter is also obsessed with what's inside bodies for awhile now. We own a lot of books about it, but her favorites are the ones with the clear pages. Your Insides by Joanna Cole is one we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 919
Posted By sogriffin
One of the reasons homeschool interested us in...

One of the reasons homeschool interested us in the first place was because of my husband's insane work schedule. He travels a lot for work all the time, year round. So we are planning on doing a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,126
Posted By sogriffin
Us too! DD turns 5 (gulp! that is a big...

Us too!

DD turns 5 (gulp! that is a big girl!) a month after the public school cut-off date, so by the school system's definitions she won't be a kindergartener until Fall 2010. Back in the olden...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,893
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma...

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Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13561395)
Well, I am better at gardening on paper...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By sogriffin
"Microwave your pen for 10 seconds to get the...

"Microwave your pen for 10 seconds to get the last of the ink out"?

Lol, is that even safe?
I'm pretty darn cheap but I'm no where near that cheap. And can't you find pens for free all over the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,203
Posted By sogriffin
I think that if we were in that situation, with...

I think that if we were in that situation, with the info you have given here, I'd have to cut the nanny down to 20 hours a week and dh would have to agree to refinancing the mortgage with a 15 year...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,203
Posted By sogriffin
Is the child with special needs the one that is...

Is the child with special needs the one that is in school right now?
Does you nanny always work with both kids, or is she on the clock while your oldest is at school too?


I have a feeling that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,350
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by Violet2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Violet2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13508888)
The forums are tinfoil central and there's...
Forum: Gardening   04-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By sogriffin
I like the recipe idea. We are making an effort...

I like the recipe idea. We are making an effort eat local and in-season, so I'm always looking for tried and true recipes from people who know what they are doing (I say this as an Alaskan living in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,350
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by Violet2...

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Originally Posted by Violet2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13504978)
Eh. I've also heard that the Mayan year 2012...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,350
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by Juvysen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juvysen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13504719)
uh... well, there's a couple threads about...
Forum: Gardening   04-06-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By sogriffin
We got our cinder blocks from a demolition and...

We got our cinder blocks from a demolition and salvage businesss for super cheap. They aren't beautiful yet, as I haven't had a chance to grow flowers in the holes or paint them yet. I do get a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-30-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,444
Posted By sogriffin
Lol, that was their staycation idea? A tiki bar...

Lol, that was their staycation idea? A tiki bar in the backyard???

I don't know why more of these type of stories don't encourage people to check out their local state and national parks. Most...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-30-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By sogriffin
I don't usually clip coupons until I need them....

I don't usually clip coupons until I need them. I keep them in the insert, and then have a folder for each type of insert (red plum, smart source, proctor & gamble and misc). The coupon sites I read...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-28-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,582
Posted By sogriffin
The poorest times in my life have also been the...

The poorest times in my life have also been the times when I was waitressing or otherwise employed in the food industry, so- no. I always was in a position to at the very least get my free employee...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by Cheshire...

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Originally Posted by Cheshire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13445620)
Pay off the debt then reward yourself with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By sogriffin
Quote: Originally Posted by Denvergirlie...

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Originally Posted by Denvergirlie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13434145)
Personally, cancer in my boat. It might...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By sogriffin
When we moved to Florida from AK (we drove, and...

When we moved to Florida from AK (we drove, and took a detour through Maine to visit relatives- totalling 7913 miles) I collected restaurant coupons wherever I could find them (ask all your friends...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,234
Posted By sogriffin
Mostly savings and retirement, but we've also...

Mostly savings and retirement, but we've also started paying extra on the mortgage to try to put a dent into that. We also do at least one upgrade on the house a year ($ comes out of our savings),...
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