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Forum: Personal Growth   07-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By mich
I am right there with you all. This has happened...

I am right there with you all. This has happened dozens of times in my life. The worst was a few years ago, I was on a business conference call with 15 people I had never met face to face. A man I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
Crashed and burned yesterday. Impulse purchase...

Crashed and burned yesterday. Impulse purchase online, spent $103. Stopped at Walmart, spent $100. Both I could have very easily done without. Where is the bag over the head smilie, or a hang your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
3/7 no spend day! Actually I had to have a crown...

3/7 no spend day! Actually I had to have a crown done, but I don't have to pay my copayment until I go back for the permanent.

3/8 impulse market stop. My jaw and mouth hurt, it seems ice cream...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-06-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
3/6 Trader joes/ $71 Groceries $296/ $600...

3/6 Trader joes/ $71

Groceries $296/ $600 budget

Looking forward to some no spend days ahead!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-06-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
Yesterday was some budgeted food shopping, an un...

Yesterday was some budgeted food shopping, an un planned lunch out, and a planned pizza party with friends. My eating out budget is used up and it's only the 6th, yikes! I never stay within my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
Congratulations Ruthiegirl! Dh is working on our...

Congratulations Ruthiegirl! Dh is working on our taxes this weekend. Last year we had a large refund, but 2011 was a good year for us so we may have a bill to pay this year. I'm really hopping we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
Another day, no impulse spending. Some planned...

Another day, no impulse spending. Some planned shopping and a budgeted dinner out with the kids.

I did have a setback when a package from Lands End came in the mail. A sweatshirt and pair of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
Hi everyone, wishing you all a happy money...

Hi everyone, wishing you all a happy money saving day!

Day two of my no spend/ no online shopping challenge. So far so good. I have been tempted many times today to grab the computer and putter...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,329
Posted By mich
Hi everyone, I need some community on this, and...

Hi everyone, I need some community on this, and I'm so happy to see this thread! The intros are really wonderful, thank you.
 
A) I am a sahm, homeschooling our two boys ages 10 and 12. 
 
B) My...
Forum: Mental Health   02-04-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By mich
I have also tried RR several times in the past...

I have also tried RR several times in the past and have had the opposite effect than what is promised. It upsets me
 
I also have the reaction you describe, anger, lashing out, whenever I have...
Forum: Mental Health   02-04-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By mich
I can relate. Especially the "chicken and egg"...

I can relate. Especially the "chicken and egg" circle with the depression/anxiety.
 
For years I have sworn by my vitamins. Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, but it is very expensive. I also take...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-04-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By mich
This was the most surprising benefit we found...

This was the most surprising benefit we found when I quit my job 12 years ago. I could do business (we are landlords) , errands for my husband, and anything else that needs doing without the time...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-04-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By mich
I feel truly blessed. Ever since I was young I...

I feel truly blessed. Ever since I was young I wanted to be a mom, have a home and children. A husband to love, and a family to care for. In high school everyone was talking about and planning for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By mich
Thank you all so much for the replies. There are...

Thank you all so much for the replies. There are lots of great ideas and thoughts here. I'll be re-reading your posts several times over the coming months.
 
I think the emotional mama crisis has...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   01-31-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 52,227
Posted By mich
Funny, I was just reading the reviews for that...

Funny, I was just reading the reviews for that book. It reminded me of this thread, and how long it's been since I've checked in. 
 
The holidays and the January birthdays we have (4 family and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By mich
We are having a hard day, forgive me if this is...

We are having a hard day, forgive me if this is not very clear.  I have always been more geared towards emotional/moral development. Who you are, more so that what you know. In my mind as long as we...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-27-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By mich
Hugs, your life sounds a lot like mine. Minus...

Hugs, your life sounds a lot like mine. Minus the ADD. My kids are a lot older now and I'm always amazed how much easier it is in all the ways you mentioned. I did ask for help with the cleaning and...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-27-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By mich
Little ones are hard! They are constant work,...

Little ones are hard! They are constant work, you are doing great even if you don't know it. The fact that you are spending time trying to do better is proof that you are a good mom. And by a good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,680
Posted By mich
I like Dave Ramsey but this is where he lost me....

I like Dave Ramsey but this is where he lost me. We have many rental buildings , mostly 3 family buildings. The formula we have used is 2 units cover all expenses and the 3rd rent is profit....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By mich
Another thought, In our state (and possibly...

Another thought, In our state (and possibly others?) there was a flood of foreclosure that were not processed correctly. Meaning the owner was in default, was not paying their mortgage, but the...
Forum: Parenting   11-26-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,324
Posted By mich
I hate to say it, but yes, kids are noisy. There...

I hate to say it, but yes, kids are noisy. There is a scale, I'm sure, basic noisy to crazy noisy. But I can relate to the sensitive to noise mom type. That is me for sure. The bigger they get the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-26-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By mich
This may be a little off topic, but here goes....

This may be a little off topic, but here goes. When my mom was 40 and I was 20, she told me that at that point in her life she was finally learning to be confident and secure in herself. Then when...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-26-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By mich
I have a Dyson upright and I hate to say it but...

I have a Dyson upright and I hate to say it but I'm selling it as soon as I can and switching back to a canister. It works great on very thick rugs, but for my thinner LR area rug and my hardwood...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By mich
Dh and I have fallen into a slump and have been...

Dh and I have fallen into a slump and have been yelling at the kids when they fight. Just like a "knock it off now" shut down. I know this is not helping their relationship. The last week or so I...
Forum: Television   11-26-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,566
Posted By mich
I just saw the honeymoon episode last night. I...

I just saw the honeymoon episode last night. I keep watching the shows, but always feel a little, icky(?) afterward. I'm not sure how to explain it. I feel sad, or anxious for the wives. I don't...
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