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Forum: Doulas   01-11-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By emilyfaith
Hey, LBBDoula. Emily from Nampa here. I am a...

Hey, LBBDoula. Emily from Nampa here. I am a birth doula and am just getting connected to the community here. We moved here last summer so I am still getting settled. I'll keep you in the loop as I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,938
Posted By emilyfaith
I'm falling off the bandwagon..... Well not too...

I'm falling off the bandwagon..... Well not too bad but I haven't posted in a weekish and of course haven't been keeping good track of spending, here is what I remember.


1/6 39.00 groceries,...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By emilyfaith
I live in Nampa just a few miles from Boise and...

I live in Nampa just a few miles from Boise and Meridian. We just moved here from Montana this last summer. I grew up in this part of Idaho so it is familiar to me but we lived in Montana for ten...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By emilyfaith
That is great! We were planning on hosting...

That is great! We were planning on hosting Christmas at our house and I did lots of deep cleaning and de-cluttering to get ready. Then we ended up with the stomach flu but it was much easier to lay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,938
Posted By emilyfaith
Jan 5-0:) Paid off a credit card!!!!!...

Jan 5-0:) Paid off a credit card!!!!! woohoo.:smile:otherwise no spend day!
I made curried chickpeas for dinner tonight my picky husband love it, ate 3 servings and we still have leftovers. It's a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By emilyfaith
My oldest had a lot of diaper rashes, my youngest...

My oldest had a lot of diaper rashes, my youngest not so much. I really like the burts bees diaper cream, has a lot of zinc oxide in it. Someone recently recommended Mylanta because the antacid takes...
Forum: Diapering   01-05-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By emilyfaith
Is dawn the only one that works? I don't have any...

Is dawn the only one that works? I don't have any but really want to strip the diapers today. I have some Palmolive and some Mrs. Meyers dish soap. what do you think? I might try the Mrs. Meyers...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By emilyfaith
I'll second this, he also has budgeting tools...

I'll second this, he also has budgeting tools online for irregular income. My husband is definitely the spender and it is difficult because he often doesn't realize how much he has spent beyond our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By emilyfaith
Maybe you look and see if there are any plasma...

Maybe you look and see if there are any plasma banks or labs, my brother in law makes pretty good money selling plasma and participating in studies. Anything you can sell on craigslist?
I am...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,938
Posted By emilyfaith
Jan20:) 3.00 dutch bros, found cash in the car,...

Jan20:) 3.00 dutch bros, found cash in the car, not really budgeted but a fun treat for my sick kiddos.
Wednesday for me, that's when our real challenge starts. Do any of you find it easier when you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,938
Posted By emilyfaith
I'm in. I am excited to start this month off on...

I'm in. I am excited to start this month off on the right foot. The biggest challenge for me this last year is our food budget. I really want to eat healthy and make good food choices for my family...
Forum: Judy Arnall   12-28-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By emilyfaith
Love this! Definitely something I need to work...

Love this! Definitely something I need to work on. I grew up in a very peaceful nurturing home yelling was not a means of communication. However I find my husband and I are yelling at our 6yr old and...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-28-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By emilyfaith
We are in the Treasure Valley, would not be my...

We are in the Treasure Valley, would not be my first choice for scenery, lifestyle ect. but.... My husband got a job here, my family is close and we were able to buy a house here. It is affordable...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-28-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
Posted By emilyfaith
I find the article and image kind of shallow, but...

I find the article and image kind of shallow, but this discussion around it is interesting and kind of inspiring. I don't want to be one to judge another persons journey, I want to be happy with my...
Forum: Mental Health   12-28-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By emilyfaith
You just described me! I am also looking for some...

You just described me! I am also looking for some encouragement and support. I became aware of my attention problems through some counseling and the long journey with my son who has ADHD. I cope with...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-17-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,123
Posted By emilyfaith
Always love to see what others spend. We spend...

Always love to see what others spend. We spend about 350 a month, (depends on the monthly budget, sometimes less sometimes more.) for our family of three plus a baby. We eat very little grains and...
Forum: Doulas   01-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By emilyfaith
I love hearing other women's journey to labor...

I love hearing other women's journey to labor support. I have found that word of mouth and facebook have brought me potential clients. I have always volunteered my services despite being told by...
Forum: Homebirth   05-20-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By emilyfaith
I need to get on this soon, My son was helping...

I need to get on this soon, My son was helping me unpack my birth kit and was very interested in the pushing oils and herb bath. I'm thinking about making a special "bonding oil" for him to rub on...
Forum: Parenting   04-14-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,558
Posted By emilyfaith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by demeter888 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381290/leashes-for-children-yes-or-no/20#post_17326643)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By emilyfaith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mama_b http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380150/need-advice-about-buying-a-car#post_17308620)

 

I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,463
Posted By emilyfaith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by htcmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1300183/little-things-that-make-you-feel-rich/100#post_17308661)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,361
Posted By emilyfaith
I know the month is almost over but I want to...

I know the month is almost over but I want to join.
 
I am a mother of one( 4 yrs old) and pregnant, due in July. I work part time at a montessori daycare/preschool and am trying to finish my DONA...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,463
Posted By emilyfaith
This thread is awesome! I needed to read this...

This thread is awesome! I needed to read this today after "feeling" poor, which is probably more a combination of pregnant, tired and my husband had to work like 70 hours this week. So  what makes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By emilyfaith
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by htcmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380150/need-advice-about-buying-a-car#post_17307139)

What if you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,006
Posted By emilyfaith
I was naive.... Just thought everything would go...

I was naive.... Just thought everything would go fine. It was six weeks of pain and cracking bleeding nipples. What worked: determination. My mistake: not asking for help sooner. I am glad to say I...
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