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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By CarlyVHT
And DEFINITELY go with a fixed rate loan. It...

And DEFINITELY go with a fixed rate loan. It would be extremely unwise to get an ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) right now when interest rates are so low!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,705
Posted By CarlyVHT
We're in the same exact position, so I will be...

We're in the same exact position, so I will be anxious to hear suggestions. We've looked up 7 seaters and fuel efficieny (which is super important to us). Unfortunately, the most fuel efficient 7...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By CarlyVHT
I've always found it easiest to do a monthy...

I've always found it easiest to do a monthy budget with your current spending and savings goals build in, then from that you can figure out how much you can comfortably put toward a mortgage. Then...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,535
Posted By CarlyVHT
I order online directly from VT. Morse Farm...

I order online directly from VT. Morse Farm generally has the best prices and it's straight from VT:
http://www.morsefarm.com/
Forum: April 2012   12-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By CarlyVHT
I would see if you could find another midwife...

I would see if you could find another midwife who is willing to do a twin pregnancy/birth. I know there are many who wont do twin HOMEbirths (though some who do, depending on region - I know an...
Forum: April 2012   11-30-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By CarlyVHT
It IS pricey. I am part of a private birth club...

It IS pricey. I am part of a private birth club (May 2007) that I have been with for 5 years now. One of my friends from that birth board actually loaned the kit to me, so I got it to use for free....
Forum: April 2012   11-30-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,014
Posted By CarlyVHT
I'd be interested in joining, but I will leave...

I'd be interested in joining, but I will leave that decision up to you ladies since I was a voice of dissent on the circ thread (I am anti-circ but supported the discussion). If the deciding factor...
Forum: April 2012   11-30-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By CarlyVHT
I m doing hypnobabies also (the home study...

I m doing hypnobabies also (the home study course). I read several reviews of each because there is a hypnobirthing class near me but not a hynobabies one and from everything I read, hypnoBABIES got...
Forum: April 2012   11-28-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,849
Posted By CarlyVHT
I would not have thought of Peregrine Aviary if...

I would not have thought of Peregrine Aviary if you hadn't mentioned it - now that you did, I think it's funny and it almost makes me like the name even more! I like very subtle little quirks like...
Forum: April 2012   11-27-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By CarlyVHT
Oh yes, awful heartburn every day! It doesn't...

Oh yes, awful heartburn every day! It doesn't matter what I eat. The other day I was snacking on dry cheerios and ended up with heartburn. How does THAT happen?
Forum: April 2012   11-26-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,752
Posted By CarlyVHT
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by arbybee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: April 2012   11-26-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,752
Posted By CarlyVHT
Nazsmum - I guess I just feel like there are a...

Nazsmum - I guess I just feel like there are a lot of different ways that people find to be a "Natural" mother. In my mind, there is no one specific formula for what makes a person a "natural"...
Forum: April 2012   11-26-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,752
Posted By CarlyVHT
Maybe I just didn't spend enough time on...

Maybe I just didn't spend enough time on Mothering in the old days - but I really don't understand the sentiment of wanting a message board that only allows discussion that favors your own point of...
Forum: April 2012   11-25-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By CarlyVHT
I have ALWAYS read and heard that hot baths are...

I have ALWAYS read and heard that hot baths are fine. What is NOT recommended is sitting for extended periods in hot tubs or hot springs (which is a favorite past time for me). The reason is that...
Forum: April 2012   11-24-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,752
Posted By CarlyVHT
sunflwr - I am not one for piercing on infants...

sunflwr - I am not one for piercing on infants (just not something I would never do and I don't find it cute) but when my kids are older, I will likely let them get pierced if they really want to -...
Forum: April 2012   11-24-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,849
Posted By CarlyVHT
I have never heard of Dax Shepard ... or the...

I have never heard of Dax Shepard ... or the hair stuff!
 
The only thing it kind of reminds me of is Angelina Jolie's son, Pax.
 
Supposeduly it means, "water" which isn't a positive meaning, I...
Forum: April 2012   11-24-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,849
Posted By CarlyVHT
I LOVE Amelia.   We are now team Blue, so on...

I LOVE Amelia.
 
We are now team Blue, so on to finding a boy's name we both like. This could be tough.
We found "Dax" online today .... not sure how I feel about it yet. Any thoughts?
Forum: April 2012   11-24-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CarlyVHT
Green, hazel, or blue - most likley green but...

Green, hazel, or blue - most likley green but maybe hazelish.
 
That calculator always gets mad at me because both of my parents have blue eyes and I have green and it thinks that is impossible....
Forum: April 2012   11-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,752
Posted By CarlyVHT
 Thursday Girl - that is pretty much how it...


Thursday Girl - that is pretty much how it has worked with DH and I. I told him he was welcome to start researching and we could discuss, and he could try to convince me - but that I had seen some...
Forum: April 2012   11-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,849
Posted By CarlyVHT
Mom2SammyJoe...

Mom2SammyJoe (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/119574/mom2sammyjoe)  - weird! My grandmother was an Emerson. I believe Ralph Waldo was her great-uncle. My father's middle name is Emerson.
Forum: April 2012   11-23-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,752
Posted By CarlyVHT
We will NOT be circing our little boy. If it was...

We will NOT be circing our little boy. If it was up to DH, he would, but this is an argument I will not lose. DH said before we knew it was a boy that he decided it wasn't worth arguing about, so I...
Forum: April 2012   11-21-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,849
Posted By CarlyVHT
sunflower - thanks for the lesson! References to...

sunflower - thanks for the lesson! References to this stuff are ALL over my work but I really don't know too much of the story, so that is a good background!
Forum: April 2012   11-21-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 795
Posted By CarlyVHT
As for nursing pads - I used all disposables...

As for nursing pads - I used all disposables last time and A LOT of them. I really want to use cloth this time but only have read negative reviews about everything out there until I discovered this...
Forum: April 2012   11-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,849
Posted By CarlyVHT
That's pretty funny about Emery board. I don't...

That's pretty funny about Emery board. I don't think I could use it now because it is so girly now but I like the history of it in my family. What can I saw - it's cool to be related to Ralph Waldo...
Forum: April 2012   11-20-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 500
Posted By CarlyVHT
Baby will have it's own room .... but certainly...

Baby will have it's own room .... but certainly won't be sleeping in it right away :)
 
My DD was in the pack-n-play next to my bed for the first 6 months or so. It worked out okay and I had a...
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