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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2013, 10:56 AM
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Posted By RyvreWillow
JustMama, i'm with you on making huge $...

JustMama, i'm with you on making huge $ transactions at work and wearing cheap stuff, lol. I feel so silly sometimes ringing up merchandise and boat rentals, the average total more than a week's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By RyvreWillow
UGH, freeloading relatives. Gotta love em. ...or...

UGH, freeloading relatives. Gotta love em. ...or do we...?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2013, 08:10 AM
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Posted By RyvreWillow
sounds like i would have been a dependant for 8...

sounds like i would have been a dependant for 8 years then; i made absolutely $0 when i stayed home with the kids :\
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-18-2013, 09:20 AM
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Posted By RyvreWillow
I thought adults (without disabilities that...

I thought adults (without disabilities that prevent working) couldn't be counted as depemdants? Or is that only if you're married? So confusing!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-17-2013, 04:09 PM
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Posted By RyvreWillow
Dogs make everything better! We have a rescued...

Dogs make everything better! We have a rescued pit bull named Atticus. I didn't want a dog when we got him (husband's idea!) but i can hardly imagine not waking up every morning with warm feet, and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-16-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By RyvreWillow
Visted relatives in the area over the weekend...

Visted relatives in the area over the weekend (it had been over a year since we'd been there before that) and i am completely overwhelmed!!

Everyone has a house for sale, of course, and they're...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-06-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By RyvreWillow
it does help, thank you! Though we live in...

it does help, thank you!

Though we live in a small town, i grew up a whole 10 minutes away, so the locals treat us like complete 'foreigners.' That part, i'm already used to at least!

Can you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2013, 08:32 AM
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Views: 68,894
Posted By RyvreWillow
pretty sure 98% of a FS caseworker's job...

pretty sure 98% of a FS caseworker's job description is 'frustrate people so much they give up.'

We got $X when i stayed home and my husband worked full-time. When i started working (only 400...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-24-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By RyvreWillow
Well this isn't too promising!  I would take a...

Well this isn't too promising!  I would take a 'no comment' or a 'sorry, you're going to hate it here' from anyone that lives in the city; it would be nice to know there are at least some people...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2013, 11:33 AM
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Views: 68,894
Posted By RyvreWillow
Good news/bad news kind of week here.   The...

Good news/bad news kind of week here.
 
The bad news first: my husband's job is screwing him around big time.  When ownership of the resort switched over, he was told there were no worries for 90...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2013, 12:29 PM
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Views: 68,894
Posted By RyvreWillow
Interview was not promising; told it was a...

Interview was not promising; told it was a part-time position being hired for (i applied online for three full-time positions), and that she couldn't guarantee ANY number of hours (could be 24, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2013, 10:22 AM
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Views: 68,894
Posted By RyvreWillow
Interview got rescheduled, after i showed up for...

Interview got rescheduled, after i showed up for it.  Not cool.  I'm guessing they don't treat their employees all that well if they treat their prospectives like this.  I'll give it another shot...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2013, 02:25 PM
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Views: 68,894
Posted By RyvreWillow
Sounds like a nice week justmama!  That's...

Sounds like a nice week justmama!  That's something i'll get once we move too: BABY SNUGGLES!  We had our kids very young, so the cousins are just beginning and it seems everyone has a newborn or...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-17-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By RyvreWillow
For the sake of my marriage, please, (lol?).  ...

For the sake of my marriage, please, (lol?).
 
Backstory: I have lived in rural SW MO my entire life; my husband grew up in STL and moved here with his parents when we were in middle school.  We...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-17-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By RyvreWillow
I'm wondering where that 'off-grid' person posts...

I'm wondering where that 'off-grid' person posts from, lol
 
But seriously. 
 
I'm out in the country, and wish i could get a little more 'on-grid,' honestly, as far as utilities go.
 
We have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2013, 03:47 PM
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Views: 68,894
Posted By RyvreWillow
I'm going to jump in at this random point and...

I'm going to jump in at this random point and say "hey." 
 
We are 'poor' by most standards, but have the unique situation of living in a place where most people are even poorer.  We're more like...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By RyvreWillow
I think the letter will be very helpful. It's...

I think the letter will be very helpful. It's informative, but also written with love. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-13-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By RyvreWillow
You're such a good mama for caring. Most parents...

You're such a good mama for caring. Most parents blow it off as nothing. "He was just a boyfriend." Ha. Everyone should know that is rarely true.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-13-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By RyvreWillow
Cutting gets a bad rap as being something kids...

Cutting gets a bad rap as being something kids do "just for attention." Not so. The worst thing you can do is dismiss it as a phase, or "just being emo."

Here...
Forum: October 2006   10-14-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By RyvreWillow
Thanks for starting this thread EVC, i couldn't...

Thanks for starting this thread EVC, i couldn't have said it better myself http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Kiss all those newborns for us!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-02-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By RyvreWillow
i live in Kimberling City, which is 20-30...

i live in Kimberling City, which is 20-30 minutes from Branson, and about 1 hour from Springfield (yes, we measure distance in time rather than miles LOL). It's not very culturally diverse, and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-02-2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By RyvreWillow
i told the kids' doc "I've done alot of research...

i told the kids' doc "I've done alot of research on vaccinations, and it's not something i'm comfortable with." She persisted, of course, so i "compromised" by telling her "We will consider...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By RyvreWillow
This really does explain alot... My grandma...

This really does explain alot...

My grandma still believes all this crap, and looks at me like i'm crazy. To this day she swears she doesn't understand why her daughter was so sickly as a child,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-07-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By RyvreWillow
Quote: Originally Posted by Pattyla There is...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pattyla
There is one Dr in the St. Louis area who does h/b and has for over 30 years.

i wish i would have known that; i would have MOVED to STL just for that!
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,142
Posted By RyvreWillow
well, we were originally the October 2005 Due...

well, we were originally the October 2005 Due Date Club, so of course you're welcome here no matter when your baby was actually born, besides you would have got to know and love us if you were...
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