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Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By wildmonkeys
I understand why this could be hard for the...

I understand why this could be hard for the poster's son.




My son wrestles and I don't think the boys view the girls like any other opponent in this sport. He doesn't mind competing against...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,120
Posted By wildmonkeys
I hope I can join in - I need to get inspired to...

I hope I can join in - I need to get inspired to get going and stay on budget this season. I am impressed, you all are way ahead of me in your holiday planning! Just getting started today :Sheepish I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-27-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By wildmonkeys
Traditions Born Out of Frugality

Tonight we did something we do every fall. We pull all of the bananas that became too ripe during the hot spring/summer months out of the freezer to make lots and lots of banana bread. I do this for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By wildmonkeys
Special Olympics & Teens/Tweens - proud mama moment

My oldest son loves baseball. A few years ago we went to watch a Special Olympics Softball Tournament on our home field and he asked me - do you think it is weird that none of the kids who play here...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-16-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By wildmonkeys
My guess is that it have to do with the status of...

My guess is that it have to do with the status of being in a relationship. I was just talking with a friend whose daughter "wants a boyfriend" because her three closest friends currently each have...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-16-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By wildmonkeys
How late is too late for a week night practice?

I just got the practice schedule for the spring baseball season from the coach of my 11 year old son. Two week nights in a row - Wednesday and Thursday - he has scheduled practice from 7:45 - 9:30. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,969
Posted By wildmonkeys
Hi Metasequoia, I actually think we are in...

Hi Metasequoia, I actually think we are in similar situations which is why the topic of your thread grabbed my attention. My oldest is also a 9th grader and attends a highly competitive high school...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,969
Posted By wildmonkeys
I am not making life plans for my children one...

I am not making life plans for my children one way or another (college, not college, trade, military, etc.) It is their job to figure out what to do with their lives and my job to support them. To...
Forum: Learning at School   05-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,355
Posted By wildmonkeys
Red shirting boys is very common where I am. It...

Red shirting boys is very common where I am. It is pretty much a given that if a boy turns 5 in the summer the parents will wait a whole year and start them late. I actually think it contributes to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By wildmonkeys
I just went to my local Aldi and they had a huge...

I just went to my local Aldi and they had a huge buyout of gluten free products. I don't know if it is at all of them, but if anyone is gluten free, I would check it out.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By wildmonkeys
When making the decision you should consider...

When making the decision you should consider interest rates. I think they are still pretty low right now, if you wait 2 years and interest rates go up, you could end up putting more down and paying...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By wildmonkeys
First house 5% and we lived there 3.5 years;...

First house 5% and we lived there 3.5 years; Second house 10% and we lived there 8.5 years; Current house 25% and we have been here almost 5 years.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,577
Posted By wildmonkeys
Melissamommymyo, It depends on which state you...

Melissamommymyo, It depends on which state you live in. WM
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By wildmonkeys
Thanks Cynthia Moon, that is great perspective -...

Thanks Cynthia Moon, that is great perspective - thank you!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By wildmonkeys
I stopped working FT 10 years ago and have been...

I stopped working FT 10 years ago and have been a freelancer. A few months ago, I went back to FT work and am surprised by how unsupportive some people are being. It actually seems to anger a few of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,940
Posted By wildmonkeys
Okay, so this seems like the correct thread for...

Okay, so this seems like the correct thread for this :) Something that specifically is getting to me is home improvements and renovations. The house I live in was built in 1988.  The basement is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,298
Posted By wildmonkeys
I don't think it is anyone's business because...

I don't think it is anyone's business because her family is receiving assistance - it is our business because she asked on the Internet.
 
I stand by that if you are uncomfortable enough to ask...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,298
Posted By wildmonkeys
I have no opinion on this; however, given that...

I have no opinion on this; however, given that you asked it seems like you do.
 
So, honestly...I would wait until you feel like you can enjoy it without asking for permission.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   12-17-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By wildmonkeys
Thanks for checking in!   It has gone like I...

Thanks for checking in!
 
It has gone like I thought it would and I am now completely swamped http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif My work weeks should go from 60ish back to about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,804
Posted By wildmonkeys
We got one about 6 months ago and I LOVE IT!  An...

We got one about 6 months ago and I LOVE IT!  An average trip to the grocery store (even Walmart) was costing me about $150 whereas at Aldi it is $100
 
Like others have said, I like that you rent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By wildmonkeys
OP - I make a chick pea salad which is just...

OP - I make a chick pea salad which is just chick peas, cut up grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half and all of it marinated in a little olive oil, basil and olive oil.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   11-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By wildmonkeys
Hi all, I have been doing freelance work for...

Hi all,
I have been doing freelance work for about 10 years. Overall I have done okay with it - especially when I had really little kids. Now everybody is in school and I am getting a bit worn out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By wildmonkeys
I'll go $27

I'll go $27
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,940
Posted By wildmonkeys
I was gone all weekend because the most amazing...

I was gone all weekend because the most amazing thing happened!
 
Church friends offered some moms a beach house for the weekend --- I spent all weekend in the most amazing (on the beach!) place!...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,713
Posted By wildmonkeys
My big goal is to save the money to make some...

My big goal is to save the money to make some big repairs on our house - our roof and our furnace (and likely our cars) our all looking at the end of their lifespans.
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