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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,584
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by marsupial-mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360744/was-your-degree-worth-it#post_17077827)

If I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-27-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
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I stepped on a nail that almost went through my...

I stepped on a nail that almost went through my entire foot... a dirty rusty old nail... on my grandma's farm.  I did get a tetanus booster for THAT.  However, I probably wouldn't worry so much...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 347
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Mine was about CIO... I related a story about my...

Mine was about CIO... I related a story about my SIL who wouldn't stop the car to comfort her DS and he was so upset he seized... that's about right.  She still hasn't changed.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 931
Posted By Contrariety
2007!

2007!
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
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You MUST pressure can stock for it to be shelf...

You MUST pressure can stock for it to be shelf stable.  A water bath canner does not reach high enough temps for it to be safe.  You can always freeze it.
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-07-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,042
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We are going camping this weekend and I've given...

We are going camping this weekend and I've given myself a budget of $40... including any canyon entrance fees, food, gas, treat, etc.  I will be able to use a lot of food from home and obviously I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,042
Posted By Contrariety
As always, I am optimistic for this month!   ...

As always, I am optimistic for this month!
 
BS 1: $650 of $1000 if we stay on budget, this should be taken care of somewhere mid-late month
 
BS 2: $7800 - My student loans, just making...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,691
Posted By Contrariety
Unfortunately we are not making much movement. ...

Unfortunately we are not making much movement.  We aren't going backwards, though... so there's that.  I just sent in receipts to be reimbursed for about $500 worth of medical expenses from our FLEX...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,101
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There is a response to this article posted on my...

There is a response to this article posted on my local news site.  the comments are pretty discouraging.  man, people can really get rabid about this stuff! 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-09-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Contrariety
Yes, I would.  i saved DS's training pants for...

Yes, I would.  i saved DS's training pants for DD. So long as they aren't stained and grody and especially between siblings, i think it's just fine.
 
Forum: Utah, Arizona   05-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Contrariety
We have had a few threads similar to this around...

We have had a few threads similar to this around here lately.  Check those out.
 
You'll be fine pretty much anywhere in salt lake county.  the more suburban you get, the more mormon you get,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-03-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,691
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We made no movement in April, so I've got big...

We made no movement in April, so I've got big hopes for May!  It's a busy, busy month for us, and that means we're spending more on gas than I'd like.  We have a family trip at the end of the month...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   04-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
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Melissa Mayo is based in Sandy (Right next to...

Melissa Mayo is based in Sandy (Right next to Draper).  She is amazing and has tons of experience.  Let me know if you want her number.  She comes very highly recommended.
 
Forum: Utah, Arizona   04-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
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My experience with Melissa is that she is very...

My experience with Melissa is that she is very busy and probably not online a whole lot.  I was doing all my research online as well and was disappointed trying to find out all I could online.  I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,589
Posted By Contrariety
I'm 29 and DH is 32... still no home for us! ...

I'm 29 and DH is 32... still no home for us!  For the longest time, I couldn't fathom buying a house because that meant staying put.  When we could have afforded it, we were living in a downtown...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 775
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Well DH dropped a bomb this week.  He has way...

Well DH dropped a bomb this week.  He has way more student loans than he told me about... like, $10,000 more!  That increases our debt load by a third.  Where there was a light, there is no more.
 ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 775
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It has not been an awesome month for us.  We...

It has not been an awesome month for us.  We should have rounded out our EF this month, but had dental bills and whatever else come up instead.  Oh well.  There's always next month!
 
Forum: Utah, Arizona   04-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Contrariety
search the forum, there are some good threads...

search the forum, there are some good threads here.  I can't recommend Melissa Mayo enough.  Her back up, Chris ****** is awesome, too. 
Forum: Utah, Arizona   04-11-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,336
Posted By Contrariety
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Turquesa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1297821/whats-it-like-living-in-provo#post_16932931)
The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By Contrariety
We don't keep a specific budget, we just squeeze...

We don't keep a specific budget, we just squeeze it in as needed.  I hit up the thrift stores about twice a month and yard sales in the summer.  If I find something we get it.  DH and I rarely get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 775
Posted By Contrariety
My problem with the gas budget is that it's...

My problem with the gas budget is that it's jumping $.10 a gallon every week!  Blech.  I can't wait until summer when DH only has to drive to work and not to school as well.  That will cut our gas...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-04-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By Contrariety
I have taken DS to the dentist since he was 18...

I have taken DS to the dentist since he was 18 mos old!  DS wasn't comfy there and the dentist didn't push for xrays or anything.  We went every 6 mos.  by the time we got a new dentist last year,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By Contrariety
My sister and I exchange hand me downs and she...

My sister and I exchange hand me downs and she always includes shoes, as do I.  If they are super grubby, I'll toss them in the yardsale pile.  If nothing else, it's nice to have an old pair of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-30-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By Contrariety
As far as I can tell, there are no income...

As far as I can tell, there are no income restrictions for the GNND program.  But on a teacher's salary, that's not something we'll be worried about, anyway! Lol!  I think the GNND is a newish...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
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I wish I knew because then my life would be lots...

I wish I knew because then my life would be lots better!  DH works full time and goes to school full time.  I am at home with the kids, by myself doing it all, all the time.  I also take the kids...
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