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Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,344
Posted By esinedeggplant
"No smushing lima beans on mama's...

"No smushing lima beans on mama's records."
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By esinedeggplant
Thanks for that! Maybe I misunderstood about the...

Thanks for that! Maybe I misunderstood about the VBAC ban - that's really good to know.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By esinedeggplant
Question Thinking about moving from Miami to Boston. What do I need to know?

We are a little bit shocked because my husband has just been offered a job in Boston. He would make quite a bit more than he makes here but I know the cost of living there is much higher. Our health...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-31-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By esinedeggplant
Definitely check out the Gathering Place. They...

Definitely check out the Gathering Place. They have a very active Facebook page that will give you an idea of what they do. It's a maternity center with lots of services for moms and families with...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-19-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By esinedeggplant
@annejhanderson...

@annejhanderson (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/239048/annejhanderson), if you are on Facebook, you can find the South Florida Babywearing Group  there as a group. It's pretty active with...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   12-08-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By esinedeggplant
Hi, did you move here? Did you ever connect with...

Hi, did you move here? Did you ever connect with anyone? There are a lot of AP-minded folks around, I think. On Meetup.com there's a group called something like Pregnant to Preschool Parents of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
Here we're just keeping track of variable...

Here we're just keeping track of variable expenses, right?
 
11/07 - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nono.gif Unbudgeted spending on lunch while at work
11/08...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
Thanks, guys. I've been sort of understating it...

Thanks, guys. I've been sort of understating it maybe, but what if getting both people on board is not possible? I know it's important, even essential. But I think in my situation I have to accept...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
Things I've done towards getting out of debt so...

Things I've done towards getting out of debt so far this week:
 
Spent more time thinking about a realistic budget for us
Spent $40 on groceries (way less than usual) and ate at home for nearly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
We are running out of groceries and I didn't...

We are running out of groceries and I didn't plan well enough for lunches. Actually, I could have made myself an almond butter and jam sandwich to bring to work but I ran out of time in the AM. So...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-11-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
Last night we ended up eating out (about $21),...

Last night we ended up eating out (about $21), unplanned.
Today we ate at home all day and
I did a planned grocery run at Aldi, $17, and filled up gas tank, $35. We also went to a state park for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
Putting the whole $350 into debt makes sense to...

Putting the whole $350 into debt makes sense to me, but no way would I reduce our EF to $1000, at least not unless it was for a true emergency! That doesn't even cover a month of rent where we live...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
It's pretty low for a CC - 6% I think? I have to...

It's pretty low for a CC - 6% I think? I have to double check. I just realized DH also has a 1400 balance on a line of credit from a credit union...and massive student loans. (Those I did know...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
Realized I hadn't responded to a couple of...

Realized I hadn't responded to a couple of comments...

@pollyanna02 (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/221605/pollyanna02), I hesitate to use any more savings to pay a big chunk of the credit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
@melissel...

@melissel (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/16776/melissel), what do you do with the canned salmon? We have some canned Alaskan sockeye salmon we need to use, and I used to occasionally eat it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
I'm on my phone so it's a pain to do emoticons...

I'm on my phone so it's a pain to do emoticons and such for my "reports..."

Spent more than $10 but it was for grocery stuff I should have anticipated. $25 for almond milk, cow milk, goat milk...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
No spending at all yesterday! We got stuck at...

No spending at all yesterday! We got stuck at home all day because my DH accidentally left for work with the carseat in his car. One positive outcome: no spending!

Today I plan to spend $10 on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
I have a sort of chart that shows dates bills...

I have a sort of chart that shows dates bills are paid/due every month and in what amounts, but it doesn't include dates we get paid and dates we are likely to need to buy groceries, gas, etc. Is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,213
Posted By esinedeggplant
Joining late but here goes:   a. Who you are...

Joining late but here goes:
 
a. Who you are
Writer mama to crazy inquisitive toddler, adjunct prof
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and
Adjust our 3-person household to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By esinedeggplant
Also following!   Can I ask for advice here?...

Also following!
 
Can I ask for advice here? We had gotten into really good shape right before my daughter was born (because I had been specifically planning for that). We lived below our means,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-06-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,302
Posted By esinedeggplant
I like this thread. We gave up a sizable chunk...

I like this thread. We gave up a sizable chunk of income because I made fairly significantly more than my DH. We weren't well off but we paid our bills without worries and were able to save a nice...
Forum: Potty Learning   10-28-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By esinedeggplant
I am pretty darn germophobic. With my...

I am pretty darn germophobic. With my 20-month-old daughter I use a Potette (which I LOVE)--it's a portable/collapsible little potty chair/potty seat. I use a wipe to wipe down the toilet seat and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-15-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By esinedeggplant
I was just looking for information on this...

I was just looking for information on this because my 18 month old gets very fussy and more wakeful right before my period. She wakes up crying and demanding to nurse when ordinarily she wouldn't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-21-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By esinedeggplant
I had a conversation with a friend today and we...

I had a conversation with a friend today and we both realized we'd been treated differently and unfairly in our professional lives after becoming mothers. In my case I worked full-time at the same...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-18-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By esinedeggplant
helloooo? *crickets*

helloooo? *crickets*
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