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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maddy123
Aww...love the drawings!  That's great! ...

Aww...love the drawings!  That's great!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Meal Planning   06-20-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By Maddy123
Great thread!   I second the "overly...

Great thread!
 
I second the "overly complicated meal" issue that others have mentioned.  Sometimes when making a meal plan, I will get all the ingredients for something complicated like roasted...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-31-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maddy123
A couple other tips for using the Kanban that...

A couple other tips for using the Kanban that have helped me:
 
Use time-based tasks when possible.  I have learned that it is better to have a post-it that says “10 minutes – kitchen” than “clean...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-21-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maddy123
You can customize the Kanban to work with your...

You can customize the Kanban to work with your needs.  I really dislike doing the laundry (and sometimes forget it in the washer), so it's worth putting it on the Kanban for me.  My post-it says...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Maddy123
I’m not sure if this is the right area to post...

I’m not sure if this is the right area to post or not, but I wanted to share a organizational system that has been working for me.   Maybe some of you have used this system?  A Kanban is a signboard...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-19-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By Maddy123
Hey, great list!  Thanks for posting!    

Hey, great list!  Thanks for posting!
 
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Maddy123
I enjoy Christmas, but feel kind of "eh" about...

I enjoy Christmas, but feel kind of "eh" about Thanksgiving. I think it's because for the last 12 Thanksgivings, I have hosted a meal (mostly for my IL's who live out of town...and they are not my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-15-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Maddy123
Hey DeChRi, I think you are very clever to have...

Hey DeChRi, I think you are very clever to have found a way to make your MIL feel good. So that's one "detail" that you seemed to have handled well....
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-11-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,496
Posted By Maddy123
I would try black shoe polish and maybe even a...

I would try black shoe polish and maybe even a black sharpie marker first.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By Maddy123
It's nuts to ask your son and his family for...

It's nuts to ask your son and his family for money in this situation. But just to feel better, I would probably say, "Mom, things are very tight here..but we can give you $50 this month and $50 next...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-03-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,025
Posted By Maddy123
I left a well-paying (and very flexible job) to...

I left a well-paying (and very flexible job) to be home. Despite the flexibility, my job had a long commute, and that was part of my reason for leaving. Things were hectic, and I felt that I was...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-17-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By Maddy123
Lots of great ideas. I don't know if you...

Lots of great ideas.

I don't know if you have "organic girl" packaged greens where you are (spinach, salad mix, etc.), but they are very convenient and their packaging seems to keep things fresh....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-17-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Maddy123
I had this same issue with the store brand of...

I had this same issue with the store brand of half and half. Their milk was fine, but the half & half tasted "off" very quickly. (My DH did not notice--I think I am especially sensitive to this, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,898
Posted By Maddy123
This is an entertaining thread. Personally,...

This is an entertaining thread. Personally, Leta, I don't think you need any advice from me because you are already doing great...But I think you could teach me a few things! Best of luck in your...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-28-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Maddy123
This is a really good red beans & rice recipe. I...

This is a really good red beans & rice recipe. I have never been to this restaurant, but the recipe is a good one!

http://www.recipezaar.com/Treebeards...nd-Rice-121498...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-31-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,083
Posted By Maddy123
For me as a SAHM, when both my kids were finally...

For me as a SAHM, when both my kids were finally in school, I used to get lots of queries from people wondering when I was returning to work. Repeated questions about this from the same people...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-09-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By Maddy123
It sounds like fun, and I'd probably just pay up...

It sounds like fun, and I'd probably just pay up and do it. But that is expensive to me.

We have an annual block party on our street every year, and we get a permit and close off the street.
...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-18-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Maddy123
I agree with the poster who noted that adding...

I agree with the poster who noted that adding fresh herbs is best right before you serve the dressing. In general, I think dried herbs work better when you are keeping the dressing in the fridge for...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Maddy123
We have carpenter ants on a large, old tree near...

We have carpenter ants on a large, old tree near our back deck.

We were getting the ants in our daughter's bedroom. There was a branch from the tree touching our house. We cut back the branch and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-13-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,228
Posted By Maddy123
My kids are in school now, and I love being at...

My kids are in school now, and I love being at home. I like having a more relaxed lifestyle, and having time for things like meal planning and grocery shopping. I love being able to volunteer in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-06-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,395
Posted By Maddy123
Here's one I enjoy: ...

Here's one I enjoy:

http://www.doorsixteen.com/
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,440
Posted By Maddy123
We went down to 50% of our total income when I...

We went down to 50% of our total income when I left my full time job. Now we are supposed to do that AGAIN? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Ha, ha...no way!

I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,882
Posted By Maddy123
I would toss it. Was it the Romans who used to...

I would toss it. Was it the Romans who used to secretly put ground glass in someone's food to poison them? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif (Ok, my history is a bit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-20-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By Maddy123
Great thread! When my kids were littler, we were...

Great thread! When my kids were littler, we were a two income family, and I had a job with a long commute. I had flexible hours, and I didn’t work summers, so in many ways it was an ideal job. But...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Maddy123
Wonderful! I watched the first one (pasta...

Wonderful! I watched the first one (pasta w/potatoes and peas), and look forward to the rest. Love her stories.
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