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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-27-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By jackaroosmom
I want to thank everyone for their responses.  I...

I want to thank everyone for their responses.  I feel so emotional about this. I want the best for my son and I have to find the courage to jump in and do what I know is best!  I do live in a very...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By jackaroosmom
My son started kindergarten this year in public...

My son started kindergarten this year in public school.  I volunteer twice a week and I really feel horrible about the learning environment. My son is doing okay, but spends much of the day doing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By jackaroosmom
I really, really want to buy the interlocking...

I really, really want to buy the interlocking blocks for Christmas, but the shipping is almost 10 bucks!

Any codes out there for free shipping or discounts of any kind?
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 899
Posted By jackaroosmom
I got a huge tub of K'nex from the thrift store...

I got a huge tub of K'nex from the thrift store and my 5 year old makes amazing things with them. His older cousins love to play with them too so I imagine we will get years of use out of them. They...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By jackaroosmom
Our house and everything in it smells like smoke...

Our house and everything in it smells like smoke from the Station fire and this is the first day I have been able to air it out. I have tried spraying vinegar around but it is not doing much to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-07-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By jackaroosmom
I know this is not what you are asking for, but...

I know this is not what you are asking for, but I use a lazy susan for mine and I like it because it holds all of the different size vitamins nicely.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By jackaroosmom
Does anyone try to stick to their budget by only...

Does anyone try to stick to their budget by only using cash? It's my debt card that makes it so easy to spend away! I use cash for the farmer's market so I should be able to use cash for the grocery...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By jackaroosmom
Wow, I am spending almost 400 a month. Trader...

Wow, I am spending almost 400 a month. Trader Joes really gets a lot of our money. I am hoping to go under 300, but maybe that is not realistic.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By jackaroosmom
We have 2 adults and a 4 year old. We spend a...

We have 2 adults and a 4 year old. We spend a shocking amount of money on food every month and I know we can do better. I was wondering what other family of 3s spend. I need some inspiration!
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By jackaroosmom
Melis: I am looking at our neighborhood public...

Melis: I am looking at our neighborhood public school and it is a full time kindy.

To all of the other posters: I really appreciate reading everyones viewpoints. I just want to clarify that I am...
Forum: Pets   02-15-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By jackaroosmom
I just want to say how sorry I am about your dog...

I just want to say how sorry I am about your dog and that my dog is going through the very same thing right now. I have been feeding him little bits throughout the day. I bought lunch meat (ham,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By jackaroosmom
My ds is in preschool now and everyone is...

My ds is in preschool now and everyone is talking about sending their kids to kindergarten in the fall. My son is one of the older kids there. He turns 5 in September. He seems as ready as the other...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By jackaroosmom
Can you keep an existing cell phone when you...

Can you keep an existing cell phone when you start up with Tracfone or Tmobile or do you have to get one of theirs?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By jackaroosmom
I am very interested in this as well. I hope...

I am very interested in this as well. I hope someone has experience with this and can chime in. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By jackaroosmom
I would love to do this too. Is there anyone out...

I would love to do this too. Is there anyone out there that knows how to do this?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-31-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By jackaroosmom
I have so many recipes that I need to organize...

I have so many recipes that I need to organize on the computer.

I have stored them in a file and they are just cut and pasted onto word documents or just web pages bookmarked in favorites.
...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By jackaroosmom
Thank you so much Ruffian! Very sound advice. I...

Thank you so much Ruffian! Very sound advice. I knew for sure I would have to get my emotions under control so I don't come off wrong or alienate the teachers.

He talked about it on the way to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By jackaroosmom
Or so he is telling me. He has never been called...

Or so he is telling me. He has never been called that at home, and he told me the teachers say that. I have heard one teacher say good boy, so it's likely she would also say the reverse. I really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-04-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,013
Posted By jackaroosmom
I got a nice set of Legos on Amazon for about 20...

I got a nice set of Legos on Amazon for about 20 bucks and if you spend 25 bucks you get free shipping, so I bought a book to give as a xmas gift later. The set filled a plastic shoe box about half...
Forum: Women's Health   10-25-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By jackaroosmom
I have seen this product mentioned, but I would...

I have seen this product mentioned, but I would like to know if anyone has used it for a while and seen benefits. My whole family could use a healthy boost and I am open to any other suggestions!
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-13-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,809
Posted By jackaroosmom
I have been reading threads about cloth pads and...

I have been reading threads about cloth pads and also divacup and sometimes read that women experience less cramping while using one or the other. Why is that? I could definitely use less cramps...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-10-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By jackaroosmom
I have been to every supermarket in my town and...

I have been to every supermarket in my town and can't find freezer paper! I went to Walmart thinking they would have it but no! I saw that you can also get it in sheet form to run through the...
Forum: Family Planning   09-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By jackaroosmom
I decided to get off the pill and now I would...

I decided to get off the pill and now I would like to get my body ready for baby number two. Is there anything I can do to help my hormones back in balance, or is it just a matter of time? I'm not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-08-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By jackaroosmom
Thanks for the great ideas, mamas! I really love...

Thanks for the great ideas, mamas! I really love the idea of taking pictures and scanning. That would make it easier to "recycle" the art if I start stockpiling too much!
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-05-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By jackaroosmom
My ds just completed his first week of preschool...

My ds just completed his first week of preschool and already brought home several wonderful "all about me" type art work. These are definitely keepers but now I am wondering the best method of long...
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