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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 44,193
Posted By mamarhu
I am just a bit cranky, and glad to have this...

I am just a bit cranky, and glad to have this space to vent - thank you my friends!


I just found that my bank account is $28 overdrawn. Not the worst thing in the world, but payday is 10 days...
Forum: Activism and News   07-21-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By mamarhu
I really don't understand the issue with...

I really don't understand the issue with genetically modified food. I am a bit of a science nerd, so I have tried to rationally research this subject. But the articles I find all seem very...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By mamarhu
No direct answer to your question here, but an...

No direct answer to your question here, but an idea that worked for me...


When I needed personalized labels for my company, and fabric content and washing instructions and all that, I had custom...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 44,193
Posted By mamarhu
I had a great grocery store experience today! I...

I had a great grocery store experience today! I went by myself (yee-haw!) and got all the makings for 7 or 8 dinners, with lots of planned leftovers to free*e (like making 2 veggie lasagnas or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By mamarhu
Slightly O/T, but... I enjoyed raising...

Slightly O/T, but...


I enjoyed raising YoungSon , spectrum issues and all, that when he was about 11, I became a therapeutic foster parent, specializing in kids with autism diagnoses. In some...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By mamarhu
Depending on the kids of course, as others have...

Depending on the kids of course, as others have said. For my last 2, those ages would have been fine. And that was before cell-phone ubiquity. Today, we are all in such close contact all the time,...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-16-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By mamarhu
Honestly, I hadn't thought of making a quilt for...

Honestly, I hadn't thought of making a quilt for resale. Most of the clothing is only worn in a few places {hems, the bum area, or stains on the chest area} and the rest of the fabric would be okay...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-16-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,595
Posted By mamarhu
Once upon a time, I had a home business making...

Once upon a time, I had a home business making onesies, rompers, dresses, booties, and baby hats from old t-shirts (thrift stores and yard sales).


Once upon another time, I built a retaining...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 975
Posted By mamarhu
I totally get not wanting to have a relationship...

I totally get not wanting to have a relationship with toxic people, relatives or not. If it is your call that baby would not benefit from knowing this grandmother, it makes perfect sense to exclude...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 44,193
Posted By mamarhu
Zeb - no specific mentions or quotes, but I...

Zeb - no specific mentions or quotes, but I wanted to let you know I have BTDT (same but different, ya know?) and it was far and away the worst time of my life. Hang in there; the end is in sight! We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By mamarhu
My neighbor has a small (probably home made)...

My neighbor has a small (probably home made) platform on the back of her wheelchair, where her son stands to ride. It folds up so as not to interfere if someone is pushing her. Seems to work for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By mamarhu
I work as a family advocate in the field of...

I work as a family advocate in the field of intensive children's mental health, so my experience is with families just on the cusp of this decision. My agency's motto is "children need their...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 44,193
Posted By mamarhu
I just had a scary-as-hell medical thing. I had...

I just had a scary-as-hell medical thing. I had symptoms of a minor stroke, and went into the ER this afternoon. Turns out it was diagnosed as Bell's Palsy, a relatively minor facial paralysis - more...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-13-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,143
Posted By mamarhu
No camera available, but I am 3/4 through a fun...

No camera available, but I am 3/4 through a fun project. We were visiting a friend last week, and noticed her dishcloths were VERY worn and stained. This friend is quite wealthy, usually has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,237
Posted By mamarhu
My city's library system has a used book store...

My city's library system has a used book store for old library books - always great prices. But I just discovered they have a huge selection of large print books. My elderly mom needs these, I got 6...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,606
Posted By mamarhu
I spend much of my work day in my car, driving...

I spend much of my work day in my car, driving between clients' homes. In this hot weather, I would love a cold drink, and I have found a way to avoid buying anything. I free*e about 6 inches of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By mamarhu
Well over 50%. My paycheck varies (hourly wages),...

Well over 50%. My paycheck varies (hourly wages), but my rent doesn't. I am looking to increase my income by adding a second job, home business, or finding a higher paying job. It is really a shame...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,559
Posted By mamarhu
I get that you don't want your boy peeing...

I get that you don't want your boy peeing inappropriately, but why would this call for a "disciplinary intervention"? Wouldn't it be better to just tell him that isn't the thing to do? A whole bunch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,606
Posted By mamarhu
I love the idea of felted soap! As a knitter, I...

I love the idea of felted soap! As a knitter, I always have leftover remnants of yarn around, often will that will felt nicely. I am going to try knitting a little envelope for this. What fun!


I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By mamarhu
Amazon GC is always a good choice. My favorite...

Amazon GC is always a good choice. My favorite wedding gift is a bonsai tree. To me, this symbolizes life, longevity, stability. Can be as expensive as you choose.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By mamarhu
rarely:bag

rarely:bag
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,606
Posted By mamarhu
I haven't been doing so well in the austerity...

I haven't been doing so well in the austerity department these days (really went over budget at the supermarket yesterday), but I am subbing here to get back in the groove.

Oh, yeah, I did do one...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 44,193
Posted By mamarhu
Hello, all! I have been out of the loop a few...

Hello, all! I have been out of the loop a few weeks: computer problems, then a 2 week "emergency" trip to babysit my grandchildren while ElderSon did training for a new job (go, ElderSon, go!) But I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,477
Posted By mamarhu
Exactly my thought. Sometimes a minute alone is...

Exactly my thought. Sometimes a minute alone is the point, more than the coffee. Is there a library or a park you could rest for a few minutes alone? I bring small knitting projects (socks)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By mamarhu
Just wanted to say - Growing up, my life...

Just wanted to say -

Growing up, my life was greatly enriched by the experience that my mom was deaf , my step-father was legally blind (partial vision in only one eye), and my step-mother was...
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