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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By ssantos
I nursed dd1 until she was a month shy of 4...

I nursed dd1 until she was a month shy of 4 years (she stopped on her own), and I nursed dd2 until she was a month shy of 5 years.  I had pretty much decided that I was not comfortable with dd2...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By ssantos
I take Carlson Super DHA Gems.  They have 500 mg...

I take Carlson Super DHA Gems.  They have 500 mg of DHA and 100 mg of EPA.  They don't have soy.  I get them at a local Vitamin Shoppe.  I give my kids Nordic Naturals Children's DHA liquid.  Start...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
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1 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted pound cake, a birthday cake, and a box of chocolates (I think I will save the chocolates as a reward on Feb. 1)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
On the home stretch... 21...

On the home stretch...
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
On the home stretch... 22...

On the home stretch...
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
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I really thought I could go a whole...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
Ragana and crazytownmama, thanks so much for the...

Ragana and crazytownmama, thanks so much for the support.  I was feeling a bit lonely.  I am still resisting, and I can tell that my cravings have gone down (I still think about chocolate...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-17-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By ssantos
Good for you trying to eat healthily!  You...

Good for you trying to eat healthily!  You should stick to your guns for yourself.  As some other posters said, I would downplay your choices at family events, even if asked.  I would preach to your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
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2 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted eating lunch out with a friend (went with her but ate leftovers back in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jakesmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
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1 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted pound cake, a birthday cake, and a box of chocolates (I think I will save the chocolates as a reward on Feb. 1)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
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2 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted eating lunch out with a friend (went with her but ate leftovers back in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
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2 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted eating lunch out with a friend (went with her but ate leftovers back in the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-06-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
I knew I had a lot of temptations, but this is...

I knew I had a lot of temptations, but this is ridiculous.
 
1 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted pound cake, a birthday cake, and a box of chocolates (I think I will...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
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1 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Resisted pound cake, a birthday cake, and a box of chocolates (I think I will save the chocolates as a reward on Feb. 1)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
This is harder than I thought it would be...  ...

This is harder than I thought it would be...
 
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ssantos
I am trying so hard not to eats sweets, and I...

I am trying so hard not to eats sweets, and I have very little support around me, so I thought I would start a thread like the monthly "No Spend" challenge in the Frugality Forum.  If you want to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,698
Posted By ssantos
a. Who you are? - We are two working parents...

a. Who you are? - We are two working parents with two dds (7 yo and 9 yo).  Dh pays the bills and does all of the food shopping, so there is not much I have to spend money on.  I don't even want to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,947
Posted By ssantos
I was a SAHM for 5 years and then dh lost his...

I was a SAHM for 5 years and then dh lost his job.  We had to get really frugal fast.  I have 2 dds (12/04 and 8/06) One thing we did is to go cloth everything.  You can do this very cheaply up...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,645
Posted By ssantos
FLmomofl,    ...

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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,204
Posted By ssantos
My kids both had fat ankles and the Robeez were...

My kids both had fat ankles and the Robeez were too tight around the ankles even with the proper size.  Loved Pedipeds and then See Kai Run as they got a little older.  See Kai Run shoes do not hold...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-10-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,103
Posted By ssantos
About the candy from school and parties (oh,...

About the candy from school and parties (oh, what we have to fight against!) - when dd1 was in preschool, they gave the kids a dum dum sucker at the end of the day if they behaved well.  After dd1...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,398
Posted By ssantos
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364210/the-absurdity-of-stuffed-animals/20#post_17122804)

Sell...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,801
Posted By ssantos
This is probably not the answer you are looking...

This is probably not the answer you are looking for but it could still get your point across to your children - show them how you do not waste food.  We almost never throw out food in our house.  My...
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