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Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By rachiem
Ahh, yes. As everyone said; probably a little...

Ahh, yes. As everyone said; probably a little tummyache.

We've called Poison Control for eating floral foam, pipe tobacco (at grandpa's), contact lens solution, medicine, suntan lotion...though...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By rachiem
I feel for you. My two are 18 months apart and...

I feel for you. My two are 18 months apart and those first few months were really rough.

Honestly, for now, my advice is to do whatever you can to get through the day. If it is going for walks,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By rachiem
I doubt it is Pica. Sounds like you have an...

I doubt it is Pica. Sounds like you have an "oral" child, which really mean she puts whatever she can find in her mouth. Some "oral" kids suck on fingers or hands, some pacifiers and some just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By rachiem
I have a 1 and 3-year-old and this is just...

I have a 1 and 3-year-old and this is just normal. They can't talk yet, so they scream. (My 1-year-old still screams when he can't express himself.)

When he gets older, this will have to be dealt...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-19-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By rachiem
My husband said his face itched/burned and it...

My husband said his face itched/burned and it seemed like he had a bit of hives on it. I went and got him the J*A*S*O*N aloe vera lotion. He put it on and within MINUTES, everywhere on his face and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-16-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By rachiem
My kid didn't seem to like the toddler bed...not...

My kid didn't seem to like the toddler bed...not sure why. Eventually, we just went straight to twin bed with the mesh rails.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-16-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2007, 07:10 PM
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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-15-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By rachiem
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-14-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By rachiem
Well, in theory, you can submit to ANY...

Well, in theory, you can submit to ANY magazine/website/newspaper without "formal" education for writing. Truthfully, writing is something that matters more on how you do, not what education you got...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-14-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By rachiem
I'm trying to find someone who can do the...

I'm trying to find someone who can do the hormone saliva test for libido issues in north Houston or The Woodlands area. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-12-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By rachiem
(Let me preface that I'm not arguing-- read as...

(Let me preface that I'm not arguing-- read as if I'm asking in a perfectly nice and friendly voice.)

Exactly how many stories/submissions are you doing a month to add up to enough to pay for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-11-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By rachiem
Buy in bulk: Rice Beans (we prefer black)...

Buy in bulk:

Rice
Beans (we prefer black)
Crushed/stewed tomatoes
Pasta
Oatmeal/grits
Yogurt

I'd say get some frozen (I know you love fresh but frozen can work in meals along with it--...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By rachiem
While I think it is a good exercise in coming up...

While I think it is a good exercise in coming up with ideas and expressing your writing chops, I do have a few problems with it, problems that I hear often in the writing world.

1. They do not...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-10-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By rachiem
I haven't looked at the material, but I...

I haven't looked at the material, but I definitely suggest getting fabric that will hold up well with the weight of the items.

Also, I like mine wide-- seems like you can get more stuff in there....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-10-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By rachiem
We try to do simple living, which is hard when...

We try to do simple living, which is hard when you like to craft! I look for sales at places such as JoAnns....so if they had a certain material on sale when I know I'll need in the near future,...
Forum: Television   11-08-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,012
Views: 188,500
Posted By rachiem
Well, I'm not talking about the kids going to...

Well, I'm not talking about the kids going to college NOW. I'm talking about when the 3-year-olds are there, all six at once (in theory). It will be profoundly more expensive in 18-20 years than it...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-08-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By rachiem
Is this an article where you are interviewing...

Is this an article where you are interviewing sources?

I guess it depends on the person. I usually give myself a couple of days just to write the article, much more with interviews.
Forum: Television   11-07-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,012
Views: 188,500
Posted By rachiem
I haven't watched in awhile due to the fact that...

I haven't watched in awhile due to the fact that we no longer have cable. But, that being said....

Some people can keep a "level head" and then there are some who feel very frustrated. I have two...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-07-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By rachiem
Rejections suck. Plain and simple. I've had many...

Rejections suck. Plain and simple. I've had many a good cry over them. I guess my thoughts are to look at your letters and essays and really think about what might make them get rejected. Timing?...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-07-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By rachiem
www.therenegadewriter.com...

www.therenegadewriter.com (http://www.therenegadewriter.com)

Check out their books as well. Real solid stuff.
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-07-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By rachiem
I am as full time as I can get being SAHM with...

I am as full time as I can get being SAHM with two kids. On some days, when I have multiple deadlines, it is stressful. I have a good babysitter. I've got my Mom (who works) who can help out. And,...
Forum: Writing for the Web   11-07-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,897
Posted By rachiem
Yes. I did at one place for over a year and am...

Yes. I did at one place for over a year and am now about to start a second one at a new blog.

Look at Weblogs Inc. It is AOL-owned, I worked for them. They have a variety of blogs-- it definitely...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   11-07-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By rachiem
Tis hard. I personally will not write on spec,...

Tis hard. I personally will not write on spec, just because I can't stand the "what ifs." I say write it, but try to be putting ideas for other places you can submit in your mind if it doesn't work...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By rachiem
Awesome! Any idea on the $$$ you saved this...

Awesome! Any idea on the $$$ you saved this year?

To the other mamas, so much these days is about being cold turkey, but life isn't like that. Start slow. Consider your purchases. Think about the...
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