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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,990
Posted By crunchy_mama
We do both as well- - We have a house on 15...

We do both as well-
- We have a house on 15 yrs(5 to go) with a super low payment
- we have done most all the finish work on the house and plumbing and electric- dh is very adament that things are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-08-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-03-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By crunchy_mama
Pretty soon after one is bought here is well, we...

Pretty soon after one is bought here is well, we should have our fund complete for the *new* van in a bit over a year but will not buy one until we have to, hopefully 3-5 yrs, better to be prepared...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-19-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,930
Posted By crunchy_mama
Ours is about between 15-20% take home pay.  I...

Ours is about between 15-20% take home pay.  I honestly don't remember the percent when we bought, probably around the 30% or so.  Dh has had raises since then- it has been 9 yrs now on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-01-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By crunchy_mama
You can spend as much or as little as you want...

You can spend as much or as little as you want on hs'ing.  There are free resources for just about everything, especially for the younger grades.  It is rather or not they will work for you though...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By crunchy_mama
We do, but I don't hardly visit here either.  We...

We do, but I don't hardly visit here either.  We did have a Classical thread last year but I think most people post over on the WTM boards, much more in depth hs discussion there.  This is our 3rd...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-31-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,515
Posted By crunchy_mama
I would agree w/ pp I think that your perhaps...

I would agree w/ pp I think that your perhaps pushing where it isn't developmentally appropriate.  It might help to preview some math programs and get an idea of what they are working on for this...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-24-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,757
Posted By crunchy_mama
fwiw many people answered the sustainability...

fwiw many people answered the sustainability argument in the Primal Family thread.
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,757
Posted By crunchy_mama
Most eating a paleo diet work to search out...

Most eating a paleo diet work to search out local sources as they can afford it.  As to whether a diet w/ meat is sustainable that is no different (to me) than the usual vegetarian argument against...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,757
Posted By crunchy_mama
I won't argue evidence, I don't care to, but for...

I won't argue evidence, I don't care to, but for those who are skeptical I challenge them to try it a month.  Many that try it continue because the difference they feel is so amazing they won't go...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-27-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,333
Posted By crunchy_mama
I haven't been on in forever but have some...

I haven't been on in forever but have some website rec's marksdailyapple.com, elanaspantry.com(awesome baked goods with almond and coconut flour), everydaypaleo.com
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-27-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By crunchy_mama
I think it is good to follow the cycles of food...

I think it is good to follow the cycles of food availability.  Who knows perhaps that is a partial key to food intolerances is that there are no natural breaks or reductions in our consumption.  
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-27-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By crunchy_mama
We have been completely off dairy butter and all...

We have been completely off dairy butter and all for 2.5 yrs now and off except butter for a few years before.  I had hoped that ds' intolerance was due to damage from gluten and Celiac's.  We have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By crunchy_mama
Mine was up this month due to buying bulk of...

Mine was up this month due to buying bulk of beef this month.  Since I had extra expense there I kept the other spending as tight as I could.

Total-$800

Breakdown-
1/3 Beef- $550

Azure-$90...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-26-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By crunchy_mama
The beef we just got local raised although not...

The beef we just got local raised although not 100% grassfed was $2lb Pork was $1.50 lb, locally raised as well.  Chicken is about $3 lb, whole- local and grassfed.  Those are this years prices.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By crunchy_mama
$0 Easter is a religious holiday for us not a...

$0 Easter is a religious holiday for us not a gift giving occasion.  Besides the fact that grandparents always feel the need to buy presents as it is.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-13-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,951
Posted By crunchy_mama
I am considered thin by most people a 2/4. I...

I am considered thin by most people a 2/4. I have been thin most of my life, save for a few years on depo. Actually, I was too thin when younger but I think that was due to undiagnosed food...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,619
Posted By crunchy_mama
I usually visit WTM boards as well, although I...

I usually visit WTM boards as well, although I don't post a ton.  I found the new format a pain as well and for about a month it was a huge ordeal to post anything, post constantly messing up etc,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By crunchy_mama
I will keep that in mind about the Lindt- 72- I...

I will keep that in mind about the Lindt- 72- I usually use the 85 though. 
 
fwiw all the Ghirardhelli here has soy in it.
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-27-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By crunchy_mama
Lindt 70-90% Dark Chocolate- 85% is my fav- it...

Lindt 70-90% Dark Chocolate- 85% is my fav- it is the lowest in sugar/carbs. It is tasty and fairly easy to find , even a lot of the fancier brands have soy lecithin in them.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,090
Posted By crunchy_mama
RS A would be good very, very little writing,...

RS A would be good very, very little writing, tons of mental math and manipulatives.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By crunchy_mama
We have enjoyed the I See Sam as well and made...

We have enjoyed the I See Sam as well and made great progress.  I think some kids might just learn on their own to read but I think for many that would be very difficult and I am glad to have found...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-08-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,148
Posted By crunchy_mama
My older 2 (6.5) and almost 4 do not eat Paleo-...

My older 2 (6.5) and almost 4 do not eat Paleo- they get oats 1-2 a week and the same w/ rice, corn tortilla chips or popcorn on occasion.  The baby I try to keep grainfree- she did get a bit of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-07-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,148
Posted By crunchy_mama
I think tonight I am going to do some asian...

I think tonight I am going to do some asian stirfry w/ ground beef and cabbage, carrots, and peas- w/ some sesame seeds-lots of garlic, ginger, some red pepper and my coconut aminos.
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-07-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,148
Posted By crunchy_mama
Yum- my soup usually very fatty as well!  It...

Yum- my soup usually very fatty as well!  It gets that hard level that encases the top in the frig!  Oh, I thought of another fat adder for you- w/ your pb mix in some EV coco oil, yummy and extra...
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