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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-26-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By aircantu1
I have a Y membership and have for years.  We...

I have a Y membership and have for years.  We pay monthly.  It's great for kids' sports, swimming lessons, and working out/ exercise classes.  My kids have all been going to childcare while I work...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-21-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,715
Posted By aircantu1
Every time one of them gets a bloody nose when...

Every time one of them gets a bloody nose when they're slepping or I see visible dirt on the sheets.  My kids get bloody noses all the time it seems.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-19-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By aircantu1
Yes, it totally does and it drives me crazy. ...

Yes, it totally does and it drives me crazy.  I've had very few playdates here over the years because of that.  But I feel guilty about bein so uptight.  But it's just easier to go to the park or...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-09-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,076
Posted By aircantu1
Wow, that looks awesome!

Wow, that looks awesome!
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,144
Posted By aircantu1
I have filled our dispenser with vinegar for as...

I have filled our dispenser with vinegar for as long as I can remember, no problems.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,989
Posted By aircantu1
Why have 2 parties? My older two kids have...

Why have 2 parties? My older two kids have birthdays in the same month. They are turning 6 & 8 this month and have shared one party their whole life.

Also, we have invited the entire class for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By aircantu1
I've got a K and 2nd grader in public school and...

I've got a K and 2nd grader in public school and I'd say my biggest concerns about homeschooling (which I really think I want to do but I'm scared) are pretty much what you mentioned. I'll be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: I think in the OP situation you need to...

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I think in the OP situation you need to think of it as bankruptcy protection insurance not healthcare.
Exactly.

Yes, you can afford to pay for check ups and holistic visits or whatever....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: I don't know about your son...

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I don't know about your son specifically, but I am getting a full tuition scholarship and will still be receiving the pell grant.
I did too. But it's been about 10 years....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,746
Posted By aircantu1
That's a tough one. A job that lets you work at...

That's a tough one. A job that lets you work at home and provides insurance for only 20 hours is pretty rare. If your husband's job provided insurance it'd be a no brainer...but since it doesn't,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: I'd start with the dumpster. Clearing...

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I'd start with the dumpster. Clearing out everything you KNOW you don't want will help you get clarity on what is most important to add. Chuck in the nasty old carpeting, the chunked-up...
Forum: Women's Health   04-24-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By aircantu1
Just looking for feedback. I've been taking...

Just looking for feedback. I've been taking Zoloft for just over 2 years. I cut my dose in half a couple months ago and I'd like to cut in half again, I feel great right now. I'm hoping to wean off...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By aircantu1
Ours charges $175, sounds about right to me but...

Ours charges $175, sounds about right to me but it can't hurt to call around
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By aircantu1
How much later this year? Can you save the money...

How much later this year? Can you save the money for the trip before you go? That's really no different than paying it off after you go.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-26-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,634
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: I think most national chains have...

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I think most national chains have really listened to a lot of parents and are offering at least 1-2 better choices than in the past.
Yep. Every chain I can think of now offers fresh fruits...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-21-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,640
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: Check into Dave Ramsey's programs for...

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Check into Dave Ramsey's programs for Financial Peace. $47K is not unreasonable to clear up in 2-3 years with gazelle intensity.

DR's program emphasizes: NO NEW USE OF CREDIT
Increase...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,515
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: One way we are funding our children's...

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One way we are funding our children's college is for me to work at a college - even if you're in an administrative (vs. faculty) position, oftentimes after a few years there your children...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,515
Posted By aircantu1
Quote: Saving for college is a huge priority...

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Saving for college is a huge priority for us. We can do it for two kids - not enough to pay for all four years, but a chunk. But we couldn't for three. Three kids are not afffordable for us....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By aircantu1
I voted $1200 because that's about where we are...

I voted $1200 because that's about where we are percentage wise and it's pretty comfortable...good enough reasoning to me. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By aircantu1
They did the same thing to me. Hate them.

They did the same thing to me. Hate them.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By aircantu1
We have a small Dell laser printer that was not...

We have a small Dell laser printer that was not too expensive and we've been happy with it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By aircantu1
My husband got his MCSE and CCNA for about $2000...

My husband got his MCSE and CCNA for about $2000 in books and test fees, and it has definitely paid off. Your husband should certainly be able to self teach with the experience that he has.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By aircantu1
Buy a stainless fridge, nothing sticks!...

Buy a stainless fridge, nothing sticks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   12-27-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,035
Posted By aircantu1
Me, in Pearland

Me, in Pearland
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-24-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By aircantu1
Try ehealthinsurance.com to compare pretty much...

Try ehealthinsurance.com to compare pretty much everything that's available in your area.

You likely won't get coverage while you're pregnant and in our state even the expectant father can not...
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