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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,843
Posted By Pancakes
I buy a huge bag of onions, chop them all that...

I buy a huge bag of onions, chop them all that day and freeze in gallon zip loc bags. I have to do this about once every couple of months and it makes cooking time very easy. I do this with peppers...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pancakes
We've only turned on the heat once this year...

We've only turned on the heat once this year (68), but we are in Florida.

Last spring we jammed so much insulation into our attic that even on the 40 degree nights it rarely gets below 68 in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 404
Posted By Pancakes
I have two zippered binders filled with baseball...

I have two zippered binders filled with baseball card inserts. I also have a large accordion file folder where I file uncut inserts by date.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-16-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Pancakes
My DH was like that for the first 6 years of us...

My DH was like that for the first 6 years of us being parents. He has since learned about my days and has immense gratitude for what i do AND has apologized profusely for his past behavior.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-15-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,034
Posted By Pancakes
Quote: Originally Posted by warriorprincess...

Quote:
Originally Posted by warriorprincess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12604635)
I would support her in anything but...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-08-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Pancakes
Quote: Originally Posted by Lucky Charm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12562955)
Minus the naked part and couponing, that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pancakes
Hrm. Petty, IMO. I would never dream of asking...

Hrm. Petty, IMO. I would never dream of asking someone to pretend to be something they were not, wedding or otherwise.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By Pancakes
Quote: Originally Posted by mamamille...

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Originally Posted by mamamille http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12522618)
Hi SAHP!

I am a SAHM who is coming...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Pancakes
This one is somewhat difficult for me to answer...

This one is somewhat difficult for me to answer because I've homeschooled one or both kids off and on for the past few years. As of Monday, I'm homeschooling DD again, but DS is in school. I'll...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,884
Posted By Pancakes
I'm wondering if other families with a SAHP and...

I'm wondering if other families with a SAHP and one wage earner have 6 months of living expenses in savings for emergencies?

No, we never had 6 months of savings. We had quite a bit, but DH's...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,478
Posted By Pancakes
For the past 5-6 years DH's salary fell...

For the past 5-6 years DH's salary fell somewhere between 150-200k. That made it incredibly easy for me to stay home. Since this horrible economy hit, he makes closer to 50k now. We are not making...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,026
Posted By Pancakes
Before DD I managed hotels and was GM at the...

Before DD I managed hotels and was GM at the time I left the industry. I had been in the industry since I was 18 and loved every single minute of it up to the point I entered management. I tried to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-07-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,034
Posted By Pancakes
I would secretly hope she would abort, but I...

I would secretly hope she would abort, but I would never tell her that. I know how insecure I felt and how difficult it was to be a mother at 24, I couldn't imagine what life would be like if I had...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-02-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,006
Posted By Pancakes
I do everything and it doesn't bother me. Dh...

I do everything and it doesn't bother me. Dh works very long hours and still works like crazy doing the 'outside' stuff. It was much harder when the kids were little, but it has become easier as...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Pancakes
We have guitar hero and I have a 12 y/o dd and a...

We have guitar hero and I have a 12 y/o dd and a 9 y/o ds. They both absolutely love it!

The only thing that I would imagine someone being bothered by are some of the female costumes could be a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,123
Posted By Pancakes
Mine is 720something as of today. (I bought a...

Mine is 720something as of today. (I bought a car)

The credit crunch scares the absolute crap out of me and has already affected DH and I. DH's job is auto lending and he is a commission based...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-18-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 843
Posted By Pancakes
Quote: Originally Posted by mytwogirls...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mytwogirls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12210183)
Wow, I could just drop my pants anywhere...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-18-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Pancakes
I hate banks, credit unions, and credit card...

I hate banks, credit unions, and credit card companies! I'm an equal opportunity hater! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

But I have an extra-special, teeth gritting,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-13-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Pancakes
They all look at your score and most will base...

They all look at your score and most will base your rate or whether or not you get the loan solely on your score. However, this trend is changing with the change of the economy. DH works in lending...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By Pancakes
I homeschooled DD from 4th through 6th and DS...

I homeschooled DD from 4th through 6th and DS for most of his 2nd grade year and they both went back to school this year.

Homeschooling worked well for my DD, but it went horribly for DS. He is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-12-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pancakes
As of today I've spent $135.07. My goal is...

As of today I've spent $135.07.

My goal is to stay under $400. for the 5 of us. I've never been able to keep to my goal, but I think I've got a pretty good start for the month.


I do have a...
Forum: Television   09-09-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 988
Posted By Pancakes
Nip/Tuck. When does it start, anyone know? ...

Nip/Tuck. When does it start, anyone know?

I waited all summer for 4400 until I found out it was canceled. I was so incredibly bummed.
Forum: Co-op Archive   09-09-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 1,538
Posted By Pancakes
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By Pancakes
Quote: Originally Posted by Ironica...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12135299)

It kind of sucks that we're getting to the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-08-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 823
Posted By Pancakes
Quote: Originally Posted by aniT...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aniT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12128218)
Wait.. smokes were $1.10 a pack in 1985 when I...
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