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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 11:22 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Low/No income here as well. But we have most...

Low/No income here as well. But we have most things we need, and some of the wants. Do a lot of thrift shopping & yard sales to get most of what we need. I work to make ends meet, but it's by choice...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 10,884
Posted By frugalmama
I think I have a bit of an idea - I hadn't been...

I think I have a bit of an idea - I hadn't been lurking in a while, but read back a few pages.





That's what I keep asking myself - will I regret not having another child in 10 or 15 years....
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Overall it's been great. The 1st 5 years I had a...

Overall it's been great. The 1st 5 years I had a lot of family support as my mom lived with us. Unfortunately she passed away 2 years ago, and it's been a bit harder since then. That's my biggest...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 147
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in - Things are so-so here. Getting by...

Checking in - Things are so-so here. Getting by just barely. Trying to up the income & get some savings put back. Gotta call tomorrow & try to get in for a electric disconnect - I wasn't sure if we'd...
Forum: Diapering   03-01-2015, 12:17 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Has anyone used recycled t-shirt flats?

As described here: http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/cheap-and-easy-make-two-t-shirt-flats-from-1-xxl-shirt/ ? Trying to get a feel for how well they work & absorb.


I cloth diapered my dd for a...
Forum: Family Planning   02-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 407
Posted By frugalmama
Peeking my head in here to join y'all. ...

Peeking my head in here to join y'all.


1. Right now I'm wanting, but waiting while I get finances & health in a better position for TTC. I am probably looking to start TTC Summer 2016-ish.

...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 10,884
Posted By frugalmama
Peeking my head in here - I'm a Single mom by...

Peeking my head in here - I'm a Single mom by choice to one 8yo dd and debating adding another baby to the mix using a semi-known donor {several friends have gone this route locally, so I'm okay with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By frugalmama
Zebra & SillySapling- totally understand going to...

Zebra & SillySapling- totally understand going to the office then. I guess I am spoiled - our state started a new online application system & all documents can be uploaded through the system. Nothing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - does your state not do phone...

Zebra - does your state not do phone appointments? I know here they do if you can't come to the office for whatever reason. Maybe that would work for you? I always do a phone interview because it's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
Still plugging along here using up stuff. I...

Still plugging along here using up stuff. I cleaned out my pantry to see what I have that is still good - ended up tossing a lot of stuff because it was too old / gone bad.


I have a ton of mac...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
Last night's dinner used up a couple of things -...

Last night's dinner used up a couple of things - dd had a can of soup, and I had fish {from the freezer} along with a single box of odd mac & cheese {pantry}.


Tonight's dinner will be spaghetti...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2015, 01:01 PM
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Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
Yesterday was so-so. We had eggs & biscuits for...

Yesterday was so-so. We had eggs & biscuits for breakfast, but fudged on dinner. DD had a T dinner, and I had soup with a grilled cheese.


Today so far is hamburgers & fries for lunch. Dinner...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
I doubt it - she doesn't like savory drinks very...

I doubt it - she doesn't like savory drinks very much. I will try the honey & lemon in hot water - that she may go for.






Today has been so-so on pantry use-up. Made waffles using...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
Does anyone have ideas for hot drinks that aren't...

Does anyone have ideas for hot drinks that aren't tea based? We are drinking a lot of hot / warm drinks to help stay warm {our heat isn't that great} but dd can't drink tea in the evenings or she has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
Ended up having turkey for both lunch & dinner....

Ended up having turkey for both lunch & dinner. I've got the carcass cooking with water in the crockpot overnight tonight - if the broth turns out good, then I will make some kind of turkey soup...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,245
Posted By frugalmama
I agree Satori - aren't they supposed to give you...

I agree Satori - aren't they supposed to give you 30 days notice of increases in rent?


Sillysapling - I hope you are able to find a great job soon


Wolfcat - that stinks about the check...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
So far I am off to a good start. Breakfast today...

So far I am off to a good start. Breakfast today was toasted bagels {out of the freezer that have been there since spring when the store discontinued the freshness policy}, with butter & jam and hot...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
Well, you are free to make your own rules. Maybe...

Well, you are free to make your own rules. Maybe you want to set an reasonable amount each week to cover produce?


I know for us, I'm not budgeting for it as I won't have it to spend - we are in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 617
Posted By frugalmama
January Pantry Challenge?

Would anyone else care to join me in a Pantry Challenge in January? I am going to be doing one to clean out our pantry stockpile & as a way of not spending as our grocery budget will be quite small...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,349
Posted By frugalmama
Merry Christmas everyone! Making Christmas dinner...

Merry Christmas everyone! Making Christmas dinner here - turkey with the fixings & chess pie for dessert.




Doing okay here. Things are tight, but we are okay and that is what matters....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,349
Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - I totally agree about the ACA. I...

Sillysapling - I totally agree about the ACA. I am in a gap state too.


Crazyms - Glad to hear the land situation got straightened out. WTG on finishing your Christmas shopping. I am not done...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,349
Posted By frugalmama
Crazyms - hope you are able to get the land...

Crazyms - hope you are able to get the land situation sorted out soon & things calm down for you. I'm in the same boat - no body to leave dd with at all. I haven't been apart from her for over a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,349
Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - I am going a pantry challenge too. Trying...

Zebra - I am going a pantry challenge too. Trying to stretch my FS as I know we will have a gap for January {it was either take a gap of a couple of weeks, or get docked $50 a month for 6 months as I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,349
Posted By frugalmama
Happy late Thanksgiving mamas! Thanksgiving was...

Happy late Thanksgiving mamas! Thanksgiving was good here - we stayed home & I cooked.


Wolfcat - I totally agree with you. My only holdback is that you should have some in your own savings,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,168
Posted By frugalmama
Had to come share my score for today! A local...

Had to come share my score for today! A local homeschool mama was selling her son's loft bed, as he was wanting something new. My dd has wanted a loft bed for close to a year now, and at $45...
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