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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By BCattS
The stuff in my google reader is getting so...

The stuff in my google reader is getting so stale... any recommendations? Thought I'd ask here since I tend to be drawn to frugal mama bloggers.
 
Thanks! 
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,487
Posted By BCattS
We did a tie-dye party for DD's 6th in October....

We did a tie-dye party for DD's 6th in October. The kit was about $16 at JoAnn, and it more than covered the shirts for the kids we had there. I bought a couple of packs of Hanes T-shirts, but you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-11-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By BCattS
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Quote:Originally Posted by LynnS6 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1341560/6-yo-going-on-13#post_16824130)

So, to make a long...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By BCattS
Hi Mamas,   I could go on and on and on...

Hi Mamas,
 
I could go on and on and on about this, but I'll try to be brief: my DD is 6, in the middle of kindergarten at a wonderful literature magnet school in our neighborhood, going to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,490
Posted By BCattS
I am always completely relieved to read "no...

I am always completely relieved to read "no gifts, please" on an invitation!
 
Both of my kids are in FT daycare, and the social expectation there is that if you're going to have a party, you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By BCattS
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,985
Posted By BCattS
We love mvelopes.com. Envelope system but it...

We love mvelopes.com. Envelope system but it downloads your transactions automatically like Mint does.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By BCattS
My 5.5 yo DD is a really delightful kid-- she is...

My 5.5 yo DD is a really delightful kid-- she is kind, bright, and very funny; a compassionate big sister and a very good conversationalist. But for some reason, when she is in a situation where she...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By BCattS
These are GREAT, thank you!

These are GREAT, thank you!
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By BCattS
We've started reading Chapter books to my 5.5...

We've started reading Chapter books to my 5.5 y/o dd before bed. So far we've done Mouse & the Motorcycle, Ramona Quimby Age 8, Ramona the Pest, and the Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  My next choice...
Forum: Lactivism   02-09-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By BCattS
Thanks, mamas! Great info. I'll be writing a...

Thanks, mamas! Great info. I'll be writing a letter.

Wish me luck!
Forum: Lactivism   02-07-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By BCattS
I just got a summons for Jury Duty at the end of...

I just got a summons for Jury Duty at the end of March. My babe will be about 15 weeks old when I report. At this point, she is EBF, but I'll be back to work (and pumping like crazy) before I report...
Forum: December 2009   02-02-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,278
Posted By BCattS
I've got a Moby I bought used and a HotSling...

I've got a Moby I bought used and a HotSling that was lent to me... the sling was nice at first, but now she just seems uncomfortable in it, and when I walk I feel like she's bouncing all over my...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By BCattS
My 4yo is in FT childcare, and we substitute a...

My 4yo is in FT childcare, and we substitute a veggie option for the entree each day. They will accept a ready-to-heat option but it's a PITA to coordinate, so we try to send cold or room temp...
Forum: December 2009   12-21-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By BCattS
I'm late in posting... Ophelia Rose was...

I'm late in posting...

Ophelia Rose was born 12/3, 6lb 13oz, 19 1/4 inches long.

Was planning for a vbac, but my ITP got in the way. Platelets dropped down to 18K (Danger!) and I went in for...
Forum: December 2009   12-21-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By BCattS
No time to detail it all but OMG the whining...

No time to detail it all but OMG the whining from my 4yo, the flopping, the poor listening skills, the uncontrollable giant body she seems to have all of a sudden.

She's loving to the baby,...
Forum: December 2009   11-23-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 892
Posted By BCattS
Name: Betsy Weeks/Days along: 37 ...

Name: Betsy

Weeks/Days along: 37

Appointments: MW this morning

Symptoms: Sharp pains, lower back pain, difficulty straightening after sitting, difficulty rolling over, heartburn, HORMONAL,...
Forum: December 2009   11-13-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By BCattS
Thanks, mamas! Some minor complications...

Thanks, mamas!

Some minor complications with my ITP have come up, so I'm letting my platelet count drive this decision at this point, or at least give me some more clarity & insight for my...
Forum: December 2009   11-12-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By BCattS
Trying to buy... would prefer to test drive one...

Trying to buy... would prefer to test drive one but so many of these are available online only! We used a hand me down rocker with dd that has since been passed on to the Goodwill. My parents have...
Forum: December 2009   11-04-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By BCattS
Ok y'all. Need a little "If I were you..." love....

Ok y'all. Need a little "If I were you..." love.

BIL is getting married over Thanksgiving weekend, date chosen before this baby (dd#2) was conceived. The wedding is a big dang deal, Catholic...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By BCattS
Just went through the exact same shock with a...

Just went through the exact same shock with a different company (Colonial Life). I didn't have any coverage when I was out with dd-- took 8 wks unpaid and it was very, very difficult financially and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By BCattS
I'm overwhelmed by pump choices. Returning to...

I'm overwhelmed by pump choices. Returning to work FT in March (dd #2 is due in Dec) and need a trusty pump to get me through LOTS of office pumping. Looking at the Medela Freestyle and wondering if...
Forum: December 2009   09-20-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,818
Posted By BCattS
We like old-timey names, but some were too...

We like old-timey names, but some were too old-timey when it came down to it, or just didn't work with our last name.

Girls:

Cecelia
Agnes (my Granny)
Josephine (didn't like "Josie")...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-20-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By BCattS
Sorting through dd's old baby stuff to prepare...

Sorting through dd's old baby stuff to prepare for dd #2 in Dec... and realized I have a BOATLOAD of those round-edged, flannel baby blankets. Way more than I need-- some were never used.

I'm a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By BCattS
Has anyone transitioned to MINT from the tried...

Has anyone transitioned to MINT from the tried and true envelopes system? We are budget nerds and do envelopes at present through an online service that I love, but it's not free, and there are some...
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