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Forum: Waldorf   09-30-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By jennlyn
This is an older book, but I really like Rahima...

This is an older book, but I really like Rahima Baldwin's  "You are your child's first teacher."  Also, one simple toy you can make is tree blocks. If you have access to a tree branch, you can saw...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By jennlyn
Ikea has some small racks for indoor drying and...

Ikea has some small racks for indoor drying and also a gadget that looks like an octopus-
 
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80189663  
 
this is great for hanging socks, undies and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By jennlyn
I agree, unless your DH is the kind of guy who...

I agree, unless your DH is the kind of guy who enjoys talking things out amongst others, I'd skip the class. The book will tell you what you need to do.  One complaint I have heard about the course...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By jennlyn
Just for reference, you might check with your...

Just for reference, you might check with your county extension service to see if they check the gauges on older pressure canners.  Ours does, free of charge.  
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-07-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By jennlyn
I've tried the yogurt  that is made from coconut...

I've tried the yogurt  that is made from coconut milk- it was a nice treat, but very expensive. I have made yogurt from cow's milk in the past, but can you substitute other kinds of milk when making...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,798
Posted By jennlyn
I would call them and ask about the packaging. ...

I would call them and ask about the packaging.  In reading their lit, it states that mattresses that are returned are "recycled" , not resold.  I was looking at the mattress you purchased, but have...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-20-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By jennlyn
I know someone who used to work at a major mall...

I know someone who used to work at a major mall retailer that sold that stuff like crazy- especially during the swine flu scare.  If that's where your products are from , they will take them back(...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-07-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,826
Posted By jennlyn
     Mommaof3, yes, I do have teens .   I am...

     Mommaof3, yes, I do have teens .   I am speaking from my own experiences, not theory.  However, what I was trying to say, is that how expensive it can be to raise a child can be dependant on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,826
Posted By jennlyn
I think you need to remember that every child is...

I think you need to remember that every child is different and every parent has different priorities for their children.  Not everyone will be involved in sports, music, or clubs that require a cash...
Forum: Pets   12-02-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By jennlyn
We haven't yet put up a tree, but clue me in as...

We haven't yet put up a tree, but clue me in as to whether this is going to be disasterous.  I know no tinsel.  We usually get a real tree, but do most cats climb the tree, try to pull it down,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-27-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By jennlyn
For us, night time nursing was amongst the last...

For us, night time nursing was amongst the last times to go.  As my babies got older, it became a morning, naptime, bedtime thing ( plus during the night).  I didn't feel the need to nurse them much...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-26-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By jennlyn
I'm not sure if I should post this in frugality...

I'm not sure if I should post this in frugality and finances, but I'm wondering how many mamas have a gym membership of some sort?  If so, is it the Y, or a gym like Lifestyles or Shapes ?  Do you...
Forum: Pets   11-26-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By jennlyn
By law, we have to get the rabies vax, I already...

By law, we have to get the rabies vax, I already received a notice from the county.  Someone mentioned a distemper shot in case the cat is ever in the vet's overnight around other cats or if she got...
Forum: Pets   11-18-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,006
Posted By jennlyn
We use the same litter, also for one cat.  We...

We use the same litter, also for one cat.  We scoop daily, if we forget a day there really isn't anywhere for the cat to go and still have enough litter to cover up her business.  We have a round...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-16-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By jennlyn
Laura, first off I am sorry for your loss. ...

Laura, first off I am sorry for your loss.  Sometimes when we are not feeling our best, other things around us that used to be tolerable seem unbearable.  I know when I was hormonal I developed some...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-16-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,603
Posted By jennlyn
I'll second Scarlettmoon's suggestion.   I've...

I'll second Scarlettmoon's suggestion.   I've had great success with the recipe, mind you, you will perspire, but it won't stink.  I live in a hot and humid climate and I've also discovered that if...
Forum: Pets   11-16-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By jennlyn
We got a rescue kitty about 8 months ago.  She...

We got a rescue kitty about 8 months ago.  She had her first set of shots a year ago so is due for them.  I am not a big fan of vax for humans, so can anyone give me some input about what is really...
Forum: Pets   11-16-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jennlyn
I use the World's Best Cat Litter- it is corn. ...

I use the World's Best Cat Litter- it is corn.  If you go to their website, they have a rebate for a free bag so you can try it. Also, Target has started carrying the brand and the bags had a 3.00...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,253
Posted By jennlyn
Yes, I return. I also save all receipts until...

Yes, I return. I also save all receipts until there is no chance of my returning an item. When it is things like curtains or home decor, sometimes you can't really evaluate whether it works or not...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-07-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By jennlyn
I only needed one bib for each of my kids- it...

I only needed one bib for each of my kids- it was called a "Roo" bib- shaped plastic with a curved up section on the bottom that looked like a trough. It caught any food or liquid that they spilled....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 836
Posted By jennlyn
Not sure if this is where to post, but Costco...

Not sure if this is where to post, but Costco had the HA organic cotton sleepers with zippers for 11.99. Mostly baby sizes, not toddler , stripes or prints. However, I don't think they are of the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-12-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,221
Posted By jennlyn
The first time I encountered an outhouse was...

The first time I encountered an outhouse was also in a small Hungarian village. I would check with zoning first just so you don't have hassles later if you do decide to put up an outhouse. That...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,608
Posted By jennlyn
I've only purchased wooden furniture, not...

I've only purchased wooden furniture, not upholstered , from Goodwill and have never had a problem with bugs of any sort. I live in an area where palmetto bugs ( a nice name for roaches) do make...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-10-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By jennlyn
Does anyone have a recommendation for a...

Does anyone have a recommendation for a non-electric grain grinder that works reasonably well?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-18-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By jennlyn
Logan, the apron keeps your good clothes clean...

Logan, the apron keeps your good clothes clean and unstained. I always considered my aprons somewhat disposable- much easier to make a new one than to replace my other clothing. I didn't let my...
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