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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Christine08
I have a feeling my DH wouldn't get too excited...

I have a feeling my DH wouldn't get too excited about this idea either. He's too no-nonsense. But, it sounds like a fun and motivating way to save money to me!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By Christine08
My resolution is to finally get a budget...

My resolution is to finally get a budget together. Life always seems to get in the way. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif  We just got our house refinanced so that was a huge step...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By Christine08
My 4-year old son loves to make "books." We...

My 4-year old son loves to make "books." We staple a few pieces of paper together and he draws pictures and letters. It keeps him creative and busy and is very low cost.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By Christine08
Looks like I might be a little late to this...

Looks like I might be a little late to this thread... We just bought a 2013 VW Jetta TDI wagon and we really like it! It's a diesel and it gets really good fuel mileage. It's very comfortable and...
Forum: Birth Professionals   01-04-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Christine08
I would think this type of person would be...

I would think this type of person would be considered more of an educator. When I think of an advocate, I think of someone who would be in the role of directly working with the health care providers...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-03-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Christine08
I would hold on to the more expensive and...

I would hold on to the more expensive and classic items while you have the room to store them. Anything that will get "old', you didn't use or will expire like the car seat go ahead and sell/donate....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-03-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By Christine08
I have a feeling this issue is why I haven't...

I have a feeling this issue is why I haven't seen one of my "best" friends since her baby was born a year and a half ago. Honestly, I feel sad about it, but sometimes it's better to move on and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-30-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,187
Posted By Christine08
Thank you for this thread! It seems more and...

Thank you for this thread! It seems more and more difficult to find support for making the choice not to vaccinate. My oldest son (4.5) had 2 Dtap vaccinations and then developed eczema-like issues...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-18-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Christine08
My sister and I haven't talked for over two...

My sister and I haven't talked for over two years. Over the years, there have been times when we've been close and others where we haven't. She has been volatile in the past and has other issues....
Forum: Personal Growth   10-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Christine08
Thank you for posting this thread! My DH and I...

Thank you for posting this thread! My DH and I have been discussing this very issue. The past holidays we have always gone out visiting all the relatives--they live nearby. Our kids are 2 and 4 now,...
Forum: Homebirth   10-10-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Christine08
I think men could be great advocates for...

I think men could be great advocates for homebirth. My husband convinced me to go this route. I come from a family that is very mainstream medical and goes to the doctor for everything and so it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Christine08
My situation is a little different than yours...

My situation is a little different than yours because I don't have a blended family, but I have to little boys and we've decided to homeschool. The decision has not been easy for me. I tend to...
Forum: Dental   10-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Christine08
I am so sorry you and your daughter are going...

I am so sorry you and your daughter are going through this! Have you been able to see another dentist for a second opinion or alternative treatment? If at all possible, I would see what your options...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,752
Posted By Christine08
My husband has these tendencies. He say he just...

My husband has these tendencies. He say he just doesn't see the stuff/mess. Because of this, he has bad habits about throwing stuff away. It's getting better mainly because I'm going through our...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-04-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Christine08
Thank you for the very helpful perspective. I...

Thank you for the very helpful perspective. I would have never thought to look at it that way.
 
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By Christine08
My 4 year old son is a lot like this. I haven't...

My 4 year old son is a lot like this. I haven't had him formally tested but he has a lot of signs of "giftedness."  I have heard these books are helpful: 'Kids, Parents and Power Struggles' by Mary...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-03-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Christine08
I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old and am a...

I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old and am a SAHM. Here is some background: The last few years have been really rough--my husband and I started a business, I started a business, we had our sons, I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-03-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,527
Posted By Christine08
I have been struggling with the decision of a...

I have been struggling with the decision of a third baby (we have a four year old and a two year old). For now, I am ambivalent and the decision seems overwhelming. So, I can understand your...
Forum: Parenting   09-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Christine08
I feel the same and it used to bother me a lot....

I feel the same and it used to bother me a lot. Now, I believe that I am in an alone place for a reason and have been doing a lot of personal growth. My DH an I are very close. We started a business...
Forum: Babywearing   08-27-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By Christine08
I've worn both my 4 year old and 2 year old in...

I've worn both my 4 year old and 2 year old in an ergo recently (they are small for their ages..but still).  I was out at home improvement stores and hiking on the beach. I didn't notice any dirty...
Forum: April 2012   08-27-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Christine08
My son was nearly 2 when our second son was...

My son was nearly 2 when our second son was born. I had a homebirth and he was there. My parents watched him for a few hours in the afternoon and then my husband called and had them bring him home...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-16-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Christine08
I'm so sorry you're having to go through this...

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this right now. I had a similar experience with my first baby and a midwife/doula group. Definitely listen to your intuition. Trust is very important and so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Christine08
Go for it! My husband and I have both been...

Go for it! My husband and I have both been self-employed for the last five years. We started our business together in 2006 and I had another small side business that I began in 2007. I let mine go...
Forum: Waldorf   03-13-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Christine08
We are working on this too. Some of the things I...

We are working on this too. Some of the things I have done recently are decluttering and organizing the toys we have (still too many).  The toys are stored in bins or baskets and are stored in a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Christine08
My son is the same age and the behavior sounds...

My son is the same age and the behavior sounds very familiar. He has a little brother also and they get into small fights over where things should be, etc. He also has a habit of lining his toys up...
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