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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-19-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By ellairiesmom
I had to come back to this thread...Halloween...

I had to come back to this thread...Halloween turned out so different than I thought it would when I replied originally.  So interesting how life happens fast!
 
I am in NJ so instead of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By ellairiesmom
Layering, layering, layering...and maybe putting...

Layering, layering, layering...and maybe putting their feet in ziploc freezer bags before sliding on shoes...  
 
 
One good thing about the blizzard we had in NJ last year right before Halloween...
Forum: Family Safety   09-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By ellairiesmom
I need a water bottle that holds at least 40oz,...

I need a water bottle that holds at least 40oz, but preferably more (64oz) for various reasons including working where there isn't always a great option for filling up...it could sit in the car...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By ellairiesmom
I have an old iphone that the girls use as an...

I have an old iphone that the girls use as an ipod touch & I realized I haven't downloaded a new app to it in over a year...maybe longer.  I get so overwhelmed trying to look at them all & read...
Forum: Activism and News   09-15-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ellairiesmom
Interesting info.  I did read their site before...

Interesting info.  I did read their site before donating & knew that hair could be sold to help with their overal mission.  I also knew it wasn't for cancer.  
 
Wish I had known about Pantene...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-14-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By ellairiesmom
If you needed the following things for a large...

If you needed the following things for a large group (40-60), are you better off heading to Costco? (a family member has a membership & would take me along)
 
Of course we have Walmart too...but...
Forum: Gardening   09-12-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By ellairiesmom
First off...GROSS!!!!  I am just completely...

First off...GROSS!!!!  I am just completely freaked out by the look of these things...holy huge.  
 
Did some reading here & online & couldn't take anymore...was starting to gag.  Here are my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By ellairiesmom
DD1 is almost 5 & can't wipe after pooping...

DD1 is almost 5 & can't wipe after pooping herself.  We put wipes in her backpack in case she has to go at school so she can at least make an attempt, but my 6 year old niece can't even wipe after...
Forum: Family Safety   09-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By ellairiesmom
Not exactly the same situation but wanted to...

Not exactly the same situation but wanted to share our experience...
Note-Our cats are all indoor only.
 
In 2007, DHs very bitchy young female cat who wouldn't let me near her went through a...
Forum: Gardening   08-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By ellairiesmom
Newbie here...I used up a load of tomatoes...

Newbie here...I used up a load of tomatoes tonight to make sauce.  I had a 1 quart jar that only filled about 2/3.  I figured we would use that in the next few days but do I still process it in my...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-12-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By ellairiesmom
Thx! I called & spoke to the mgr.  She is...

Thx! I called & spoke to the mgr.  She is stating that the recent review posted was not true, they were people who had some other issues with their stay, not entirely the hotels fault, and were...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-12-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By ellairiesmom
My Mom is taking my girls & I for 2 nights (this...

My Mom is taking my girls & I for 2 nights (this week) to what is supposed to be a nice hotel near the beach here in NJ.  I am reading reviews on Trip Advisor & getting lots of mixed ones about...
Forum: Learning at School   08-09-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By ellairiesmom
OP here...just caught up on all the posts from...

OP here...just caught up on all the posts from more recently.  Figured I would update my own post.  
 
DD1 finished the 4 year old program & we decided to go with the "year to grow" program...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-09-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By ellairiesmom
We sold & downsized in Nov from a 2200 sq ft...

We sold & downsized in Nov from a 2200 sq ft home with full finished basement, 3 b/2.5 b to a rental my Dad used to live in that is kind of a cross between a duplex & a townhouse & is technically 1...
Forum: Gardening   08-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By ellairiesmom
Thx Adaline'sMama! The liquid pretty much just...

Thx Adaline'sMama! The liquid pretty much just covers the pickles so I'll hope for the best :)  
Forum: Activism and News   08-03-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ellairiesmom
Hmmm...I didn't know it wasn't ok before???  DD1...

Hmmm...I didn't know it wasn't ok before???  DD1 just donated 12 inches 2 weeks ago...
 
What's the scoop on them?
Forum: Gardening   08-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By ellairiesmom
Tonight was my 1st time pickling & I ran out of...

Tonight was my 1st time pickling & I ran out of liquid on the last jar.  I just left it like that so instead of the 1/2 inch headspace, I ended up with a couple inches.  Is this going to be a...
Forum: Gardening   08-03-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By ellairiesmom
Thx I have the Domino Light at home so I did...

Thx I have the Domino Light at home so I did just use it for my 1st small batch of bread & butter pickles.  They are in the water bath now & I just realized I forgot to "half" the amount so I hope...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,311
Posted By ellairiesmom
My kids eat enough pancakes and waffles to make...

My kids eat enough pancakes and waffles to make it a necessity to buy real syrup even though we are on a REALLY tight budget.  I scored a big jug on sale at Shoprite last month reduced from $18.99...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By ellairiesmom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359667/which-grocery-store-do-you-shop-at#post_17064002)

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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,340
Posted By ellairiesmom
Joining this thread...hope you don't mind me...

Joining this thread...hope you don't mind me coming aboard late in the game...
 
I have a lot of reading to do to catch up on everyone's situations & advice that has been shared along the way.  I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By ellairiesmom
Forgot to address Target...   Our Super...

Forgot to address Target...
 
Our Super Target has some good deals but I have found I can't always count on the same thing being there each time I go...but it's not the biggest grocery section...I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By ellairiesmom
Hi there- Wanted to mention first & foremost,...

Hi there-
Wanted to mention first & foremost, this is coming from a currently very low income perspective...I am certainly not winning mother of the year awards for raising traditional food lovers...
Forum: Gardening   08-01-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By ellairiesmom
Thx! I'm at Walmart...

Thx! I'm at Walmart http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif & they only have ball...is Pomona something I could find somewhere typical like shoprite? thx!
Forum: Gardening   08-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By ellairiesmom
I'm "diggin" thru "Diggin in the Earth"  ;) for...

I'm "diggin" thru "Diggin in the Earth"  ;) for threads about sugar in canning & jammin' and found this one (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/980776/sugar-in-jelly-jam-preserves-question) &...
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