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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By SimpleLove
I agree with above. I think you put way too much...

I agree with above. I think you put way too much energy into this. The only thing you can do to help is offer to clean, but you're saying you wouldn't physically do that anyway. If you don't think...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By SimpleLove
Wow, I'm going to try using a washcloth! OP, I...

Wow, I'm going to try using a washcloth! OP, I wash like you. The water runs the whole time. I conserve and am 'green' in every other area but it's worth it to me in the dishwashing case. Our water...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By SimpleLove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PenelopeJune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 311
Posted By SimpleLove
What's your bedroom setup? Could you fit 2 small...

What's your bedroom setup? Could you fit 2 small cribs/pack n plays in there? even if you had to move dressers to other rooms. Also gives them a quiet place away from DD and her toys. You could wait...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By SimpleLove
Can you put college on hold for a semester or...

Can you put college on hold for a semester or two?
 
I personally wouldn't mention that stock on the application, though. Not sure how they could find out about it, and I'd play dumb if they did....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 311
Posted By SimpleLove
I agree, a classic futon frame and a separate...

I agree, a classic futon frame and a separate mattress. We set out to IKEA for that and decided to skip the frame and buy the best futon mattress. ($200ish) It can fold against the wall to be a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-08-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 311
Posted By SimpleLove
The 3rd link isn't working - I have a feeling...

The 3rd link isn't working - I have a feeling the cotton would be my vote. Easier to take care of, more comfortable since it will be used every night.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By SimpleLove
I have a 9 month old who is just recently on the...

I have a 9 month old who is just recently on the nap schedule you mentioned. 12 weeks seems like such a long time ago, but it sounds very young for them to reliably do anything. It's all about...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-01-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,016
Posted By SimpleLove
48 months straight and still going with 2 kids.....

48 months straight and still going with 2 kids.. No pump.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-31-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By SimpleLove
You are not a bad mom! Could be PPD, but you...

You are not a bad mom! Could be PPD, but you admittedly have too much on your plate. What helped me was to get a little selfish and cut out all the unnecessary things being asked of me. I focused on...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   07-31-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By SimpleLove
Your info sounds good to me! And by the time she...

Your info sounds good to me! And by the time she is 2+, even better. My first was 2 and probably nursing as much as your DD is right now when I got pregnant. 
 
But with that specific time frame,...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-31-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By SimpleLove
I was wondering what everyone buys at Trader...

I was wondering what everyone buys at Trader Joe's - best deals, must-haves, whatever you feel like sharing.
 
I ran in for the first time yesterday and was surprised at how affordable it seemed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-29-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By SimpleLove
Go without them and/or cut costs in every other...

Go without them and/or cut costs in every other area in your budget to make up for it.
Forum: Mental Health   07-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By SimpleLove
Just wanted to give some insight because my...

Just wanted to give some insight because my brother sounds like your friend (but he doesn't have kids). There is a reason our family, close and extended, have all finally stopped being able to help....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By SimpleLove
I'm just curious - Tell us about your keychain....

I'm just curious - Tell us about your keychain. How many keys do you carry around with you everywhere you go? I see moms at the playground with like 30 keys hanging from a clip and I wonder why they...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By SimpleLove
Honestly, it seems impossibly tight to me. Is...

Honestly, it seems impossibly tight to me. Is the $1200 savings that you currently have, PLUS $210 leftover each month? Either way, once you're down to $0 in 6 months, how will you continue on?
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By SimpleLove
I wasn't stating it as 100% truth/fact. There's...

I wasn't stating it as 100% truth/fact. There's no denying that would be an extremely difficult route.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,123
Posted By SimpleLove
I think those phases would be happening like 10...

I think those phases would be happening like 10 years apart from eachother so it wouldn't really be either or. I mostly just don't want anything 'sexy'/revealing in our house (we are bikini-free,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By SimpleLove
I'm not sure, it's really up to the person...

I'm not sure, it's really up to the person reading/deciding and could vary. It would have to be very believable that you found God or whatever. What you're looking for is more of a philosophical...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-26-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By SimpleLove
I think you need to call HQ again and tell them...

I think you need to call HQ again and tell them everything that has happened since. You have done nothing wrong. It has to be illegal for them to contact you - that is really disgusting - But I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-26-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By SimpleLove
How many do you have? Very few. Pretty sure...

How many do you have? Very few. Pretty sure people think my kids are disadvantaged.
Are they sorted into categories or are you more of a toy box person? Terrified of toy boxes. They are categorized...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By SimpleLove
Religious exemption is not really an option...

Religious exemption is not really an option unless you've done NO vaxes. That is true about not naming a specific religion, worked for us in NY.
Forum: Parenting   07-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 404
Posted By SimpleLove
First of all, what you're describing sounds...

First of all, what you're describing sounds exactly like most families I've met in my life. Just sounds like a mainstream American family to me. It seems you're looking for reasons to dislike her,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By SimpleLove
We are very casually preparing to homeschool our...

We are very casually preparing to homeschool our preschooler. I was wondering if any experienced HSers had tips on what kind of supplies you like to stock up on while they're cheap during the summer.
Forum: Women's Health   07-16-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By SimpleLove
Just had to say that I have a 4yr old who is/was...

Just had to say that I have a 4yr old who is/was "failure to thrive" and a million other such labels. We were constantly at every kind of specialist trying to find a reason, and there really was...
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