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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-28-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 364
Posted By jjawm
I bought fancy shoes. I never wear fancy shoes,...

I bought fancy shoes. I never wear fancy shoes, but now that I'm working, it's expected. Oh, and wearing earrings. Such a big person...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-25-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By jjawm
It looks like I'm very close to getting a job...

It looks like I'm very close to getting a job http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif which I am over the moon about. I have found a daycare I like, and am on a waiting list - looks...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By jjawm
A very similar thing happened to us about 3...

A very similar thing happened to us about 3 weeks ago - dh's car blew a gasket, and wasn't worth fixing. We did sell it to a junkyard for about $270, though.

Are you down to one car, or no cars?...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,751
Posted By jjawm
Yeah, as they get older, much more $$$. School...

Yeah, as they get older, much more $$$. School fees. School supplies. Camps, swimming passes. Even things like going out to eat, hair cuts, and shoes add up, and add up fast. When we decide to go on...
Forum: Dental   02-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By jjawm
I had braces when pregant, and had no issues.

I had braces when pregant, and had no issues.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 311
Posted By jjawm
"We've found God and gave at the office" ...

"We've found God and gave at the office"

I've also heard that some sellers don't know what "solicitation" means, and I've argued with people who are offering to sell me windows that they are,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By jjawm
Dh is the custodial parent, so if for some...

Dh is the custodial parent, so if for some reason he was out of town, yeah, the kids would stay with me. My stepsons' mom works, and she'd have to drive them to and from school, which would never...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By jjawm
Quote: Originally Posted by lab...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lab http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14903943)
Sounds like a preteen thing. When my oldest...
Forum: Pets   01-08-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By jjawm
Thanks. I'm not even telling them about the bite...

Thanks. I'm not even telling them about the bite mark, because the guy was so apologetic and upset at his dog.
Forum: Pets   01-08-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By jjawm
My neighbors have a dog who is quite aggressive...

My neighbors have a dog who is quite aggressive towards other dogs (which I did not know until yesterday). I have a lab who loves everything that moves.

Yesterday their dog was out front, off...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-08-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By jjawm
Thanks, ladies! I was figuring it was normal. It...

Thanks, ladies! I was figuring it was normal. It doesn't bother me - dss probably hasn't got a clue he's being so obvious about it, LOL. And yeah, proto - no "eww, that's my mom" thing, which, silly...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,496
Posted By jjawm
I have three. #1 I was a new mom, and dd...

I have three.

#1 I was a new mom, and dd was about 2 weeks old. I was in Target, she started crying, so I gave dh my purse to finish shopping, and I went to the cafe area to eat. A woman came...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-08-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By jjawm
or something completely normal?? (X-posted in...

or something completely normal??
(X-posted in blended families)


Dh and I married 6 years ago, when my dss were 4 and 6. Older dss is now 12 1/2. Dh has primary custody, and the boys are with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-08-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By jjawm
X-posted Haven't posted on this board in...

X-posted

Haven't posted on this board in ages, as things have gone pretty smoothly for the last year or so.

Dh and I married 6 years ago, when my dss were 4 and 6. Older dss is now 12 1/2. Dh...
Forum: Parenting   01-07-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,776
Posted By jjawm
Imagine being a child, being abused, and no one...

Imagine being a child, being abused, and no one doing a thing about it. Imagine growing up, wishing for someone to know, wishing for a different life than the abuse, the danger, that you're living...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-03-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By jjawm
Oh, I am so sick of dealing with this! And...

Oh, I am so sick of dealing with this! And she'll say no to every choice, and then want to snack her way through the afternoon. I don't mind so much making pb&j, but she'll usually refuse that, too.
Forum: Parenting   01-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,630
Posted By jjawm
Doesn't bother me in the least. When I suggest a...

Doesn't bother me in the least. When I suggest a playdate, there is always discussion about whose house it's at - same with my friends. It's "let's get together this week! Your house or mine?" sort...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-02-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By jjawm
Alton Brown has an excellent recipe for graham...

Alton Brown has an excellent recipe for graham crackers on his site. I've also found some good cheese crackers on allrecipes.

I *love* the idea of making crackers, but don't love the work so...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-02-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By jjawm
I'll use baking soda and Dr. Bronner's. Works...

I'll use baking soda and Dr. Bronner's. Works great, too.
Forum: Family Safety   01-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,467
Posted By jjawm
I simply want to say that because of this...

I simply want to say that because of this thread, I've made it a point to take off dd's coat every time she's in her carseat. So thanks to everyone.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-28-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By jjawm
At least once a week, I go out to coffee by...

At least once a week, I go out to coffee by myself, for hours. I bring books, music, my knitting, and my journal. I love that time, and dh realizes I'm a better, happier person when I get it.
Forum: Pets   12-22-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,459
Posted By jjawm
Outdoor firepit? Maybe not... I like the potted...

Outdoor firepit? Maybe not... I like the potted plant idea. Or even just put him under a massive pile of stones until it's thawed?
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,944
Posted By jjawm
We are using a washer that was given to my dh's...

We are using a washer that was given to my dh's exwife by her parents when they bought a new one. It's still working great, and has got to be at least 15 years old, probably well over that. Of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,106
Posted By jjawm
Interesting. My dh also works at a state...

Interesting. My dh also works at a state univeristy. He's *only* in his mid-40's, but I am 9 years younger and rely on him for insurance. I haven't even considered that his employer might make him...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By jjawm
One of my good friends still had her doll house...

One of my good friends still had her doll house set up through college.

I hate the phrase "Too old". If a kid wants to play with it, let them play! My kids always let me know when they've lost...
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