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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-15-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,273
Posted By meowee
We save more than 50% of our income. We froze...

We save more than 50% of our income. We froze our expenses at $40k a year (we live in a high COL area, with a family of 8 this is a modest lifestyle) and saved anything over that as my husband's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By meowee
My 17 month old still exclusively breastfeeds...

My 17 month old still exclusively breastfeeds most days. When I offer her food, bottles, or sippy cups she shakes her head and tosses it all on the floor. Every once in a while she will eat some...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,184
Posted By meowee
Quote: Originally Posted by JL83...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JL83 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14492814)
Why throw out stuff rather than donating it?
...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,184
Posted By meowee
Quote: Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14490884)
I don't understand throwing it in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-01-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,783
Posted By meowee
How much do you spend on yourself on...

How much do you spend on yourself on non-necessities/ luxuries a month? I am wondering how much people in a high, but not incredibly wealthy, income bracket see as "disposable" income just for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By meowee
hi ladies-- We have finally (after looking...

hi ladies--

We have finally (after looking for four years, and 8 of us living in a tiny house) found a great house for us and we are signing the contract on friday.

We own our current home...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-04-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By meowee
Wow, I am so happy for you. Your husband was so...

Wow, I am so happy for you. Your husband was so abusive and horrible to you. I am not one to quickly suggest divorce, in fact I think in all the threads I've read on MDC over the years, you were the...
Forum: Women's Health   07-04-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,620
Posted By meowee
Comparing it to auto insurance doesn't work...

Comparing it to auto insurance doesn't work because in most families only one or two people need auto insurance coverage, by the times kids are old enough to drive they can be expected to pay their...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-14-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By meowee
I don't know if it makes a difference but I only...

I don't know if it makes a difference but I only use almond milk unstrained and in recipes... oatmeal for example. Maybe cooking it makes it more digestible? Maybe you are using a bad batch of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By meowee
No... but recently I was harassed by a...

No... but recently I was harassed by a collection agency for a $500 bill that I did pay. The people on the phone were SO RUDE to me and I felt sick and guilty even though I'd done nothing wrong. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,248
Posted By meowee
Getting a college degree in something useless to...

Getting a college degree in something useless to their future income & employability.
Forum: Diapering   06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By meowee
Could it be a staph infection? Are there any...

Could it be a staph infection? Are there any pustules at all (even tiny ones)?

We have had some serious staph infection, in one of my daughters it infected her diaper area and she ended up...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-03-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
Posted By meowee
Quote: Originally Posted by Leta...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13874085)
Please, from the perspective of a child, do not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-30-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,721
Posted By meowee
I live in your hell... actually I would daresay...

I live in your hell... actually I would daresay I live in a worse hell.

If your family are picky eaters the stuff you're making probably wouldn't be considered simple fare. It is far too exotic/...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-29-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By meowee
Thanks for your advice. Well it turns out...

Thanks for your advice.

Well it turns out we were outbid http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif. We were...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-29-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By meowee
My DD is almost 1 and her food is 99%...

My DD is almost 1 and her food is 99% breastmilk. I have tried offering her solids but she refuses them. She had a anaphylactic reaction to cow's milk so I'm under dr's orders to give her only...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-29-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By meowee
All my babies slept on their stomachs. I was...

All my babies slept on their stomachs. I was aware of the back to sleep campaign but my kids simply would not sleep on their backs or sides as babies. Ever. A couple of them had severe reflux so...
Forum: Mental Health   05-27-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,824
Posted By meowee
Generally there are three gauges to go by, at...

Generally there are three gauges to go by, at least IMO... 1) volume of alcohol, and by this measure your DH is a "heavy drinker," 2) behavior while drinking... does he embarrass himself or others,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-27-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,279
Posted By meowee
Don't tell him about the text message and don't...

Don't tell him about the text message and don't keep asking him. You're expecting someone dishonest to be honest and it's not going to happen. You need to keep snooping because it may be the only...
Forum: Fertility   05-23-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,079
Posted By meowee
"Mira" means "look!" or "he/she looks" in...

"Mira" means "look!" or "he/she looks" in spanish... maybe a subliminal message?

I have a spirit child, I have had VERY vivid dreams abut this child, a blond boy named Brandon who is usually...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-21-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,782
Posted By meowee
I am married to a workaholic. He's not even here...

I am married to a workaholic. He's not even here most of the week. My husband (almost) never stops working unless he's asleep or watching TV (which he falls asleep doing). He even takes his laptop...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By meowee
We have no agent-- I know that is not the best...

We have no agent-- I know that is not the best situation-- I found the listing myself.
Forum: Vaccinations   05-18-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,503
Posted By meowee
I have a daughter who was unvaxed up till her...

I have a daughter who was unvaxed up till her PDD-NOS diagnosis. My opinion is that autism is genetic. High functioning autism definitely runs in my family, but it's not till a child is impaired...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By meowee
After a long time looking and waiting for prices...

After a long time looking and waiting for prices to come down, we finally found a home that is realistically priced and we liked... it has been on the market less than 2 weeks.

We were going to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-09-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By meowee
I love Singapore Earlybird, be sure to use the...

I love Singapore Earlybird, be sure to use the suggestions at the bottom of the page for enrichment activities.

Singapore is an amazing program all around... but if I had to homeschool upper...
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