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Forum: Parenting   07-30-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By jgracefrank
Try giddygiddy.com. Good luck!

Try giddygiddy.com. Good luck!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-10-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By jgracefrank
"My son's genitals are not up for discussion." ...

"My son's genitals are not up for discussion."
 
or
 
"Why are you so concerned with my son's genitals?"
 
 
Forum: Family Safety   05-25-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By jgracefrank
Does anyone have any experience with the Britax...

Does anyone have any experience with the Britax Diplomat? Any clue if it would fit my needs?
 
Thanks!
Jillian
Forum: Family Safety   04-30-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By jgracefrank
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'll give...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'll give 'em all a look!
 
Cheers!
Jillian
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-29-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By jgracefrank
My midwife (CPM) is also a doula. She is...

My midwife (CPM) is also a doula. She is FANTASTIC. If you PM me, I'll get your her info.
 
Also-I'm a Rogers Park mama! We're near Pratt and Ashland. Are you close by?
Forum: Family Safety   04-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By jgracefrank
Hi Mamas,   I'm due with my second child in...

Hi Mamas,
 
I'm due with my second child in early July. The husband and I figure it's about time to start acquiring the necessities for this little one, and since we need a new car seat, I thought...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,316
Posted By jgracefrank
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by shayinme http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1300764/mil-is-kicking-us-out/120#post_16301948)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,316
Posted By jgracefrank
WCM-CTA monthly passes are at least $98. It may...

WCM-CTA monthly passes are at least $98. It may be higher now... we haven't paid for a monthly pass in at least 6 months.
Forum: Women's Health   01-14-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By jgracefrank
Also, the bumps are neither itchy nor painful,...

Also, the bumps are neither itchy nor painful, according to my son. Thanks again.
Forum: Women's Health   01-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By jgracefrank
Hi everyone,   My three and a half year old...

Hi everyone,
 
My three and a half year old son is just getting over a cold that was accompanied by a fever (a bit warmer than low-grade, but not worrisome, and certainly not enough to slow him...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,844
Posted By jgracefrank
I've tried a bunch of the recipes from this...

I've tried a bunch of the recipes from this (http://casualkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/25-best-laughably-cheap-recipes-at.html) post, and they've all been wonderful (and cheap, of course!).
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By jgracefrank
I think that for those bills that are only due...

I think that for those bills that are only due once/twice a year, you just need to take the total owed at each interval and divide it by 12/6 (depending), and put a line item into your budget for...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-25-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By jgracefrank
Take the purple line one stop north to the Davis...

Take the purple line one stop north to the Davis Street exit and go to the main branch of the Evanston Library. http://epl.org

Their entire first floor is a dedicated children's section. There's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By jgracefrank
I find that I can save a bunch of money by menu...

I find that I can save a bunch of money by menu planning. I try to keep in mind what's on our schedule for the upcoming week before deciding on meals I'm going to make, and I always have a few...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
Thanks, everyone. It's crazy how nervous I am...

Thanks, everyone. It's crazy how nervous I am about interviewing at a coffee shop. I'm a good 5-6 years older than the people who work there already. I'm a wife and a mother, I've worked in a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
Just heard back from a local cafe owner after...

Just heard back from a local cafe owner after sending him my resume last night. I have an interview on Monday. The pay will probably only be about minimum wage, but the hours should be flexible, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
Shakti77-I would be interested in finding out...

Shakti77-I would be interested in finding out more about tutoring online, if you wouldn't mind asking your friend for the info. There are a few coffee shops around that I'm going to check into to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
It is a HCOL area, but since we just moved here...

It is a HCOL area, but since we just moved here less than 2 years ago (and since we really, really love this city), we're not willing to move at this point. Also, moving somewhere w/a lower cost of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
The church where he serves needs him working as...

The church where he serves needs him working as full-time, so he wouldn't be able to continue working there part-time. Ministry jobs, in general, are hard to come by, I think. At least they were...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
Quote: Originally Posted by VisionaryMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by VisionaryMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15597927)
I know people don't want to touch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
Just wanted to check back in and let everyone...

Just wanted to check back in and let everyone know that although I'm not responding to every post, I am reading, and listening.

The thing is, I know you're all right. Income needs to increase or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
The student loans are both federal and private....

The student loans are both federal and private. I haven't used the IBR calculator, but plan to. Thanks for that link.

Newbymom05-I agree, 100K *is* a lot of money. And honestly, a lot of money...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By jgracefrank
I don't even know where to begin. My...

I don't even know where to begin.

My husband and I have been through job loss and are currently going through foreclosure on our home. We have not used our credit cards in a long time, but had...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-26-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,116
Posted By jgracefrank
I fill the blender's carafe with fresh spinach...

I fill the blender's carafe with fresh spinach and then add about 2 cups of water, frozen berries (usually some combo of strawberries/peaches/blueberries/raspberries), hemp protein, raw chia seeds,...
Forum: Activism and News   06-15-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,597
Posted By jgracefrank
Hey Ron-We're new-ish to Chicago and haven't...

Hey Ron-We're new-ish to Chicago and haven't been to the Pride Parade since moving here. I'd like to bring my son down to march with you all, but we've heard the parade (or people at the parade?)...
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