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Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   03-15-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By mamabain
I've never been. DH and I are celebrating 15...

I've never been.
DH and I are celebrating 15 years of marriage. We are going to be sans kiddos!
I'd like to concentrate on food and architecture walking tours. Could go to wildlife preserve if...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,470
Posted By mamabain
Happy March! I've been on his journey since...

Happy March!
I've been on his journey since 10/2008 and we have paid out ~$17,000 in debts. We are about a third of the way out of debt, looking forward to two more years of this if all goes as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-20-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By mamabain
Check into Dave Ramsey's programs for Financial...

Check into Dave Ramsey's programs for Financial Peace. $47K is not unreasonable to clear up in 2-3 years with gazelle intensity.

DR's program emphasizes: NO NEW USE OF CREDIT
Increase your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,551
Posted By mamabain
i agree with the gist of what most have been...

i agree with the gist of what most have been saying: it depends on your priorities.

i went from wanting 4 kids to only two after taking a plane trip and realizing how much tickets are and that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By mamabain
i work 20-30 hours a week. mostly evenings. my...

i work 20-30 hours a week. mostly evenings. my dh works full time during the day as a teacher. this works for us and i LOVE my career, working with victims of domestic violence. we have childcare...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-06-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,274
Posted By mamabain
i forget where i read it but here is how i...

i forget where i read it but here is how i decide what stays in my house:
is it used frequently? keep it
is it beautiful? keep it
is it precious/heirloom? keep it if it fits the two above.

i...
Forum: Women's Health   12-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By mamabain
wow, no one replied. you probably already did...

wow, no one replied. you probably already did it. i just had my hyst. done on 12/16 as well and was looking for support. hope your recovery is almost over. i'm just sick of the clear discharge and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By mamabain
I have $3500 deductible insurance for myself and...

I have $3500 deductible insurance for myself and two girls, privately. The total out of pocket expense is $7500.

It costs $246.00 per month. But we only pay the big money if we use it (like this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By mamabain
pay down debt. we're doing dave ramsey's plan...

pay down debt.
we're doing dave ramsey's plan and that would put us debt free by may 2011.

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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,948
Posted By mamabain
We didn't get tested but had a flu in the house...

We didn't get tested but had a flu in the house in October. High fevers, coughs feeling like shit. 3 out of 4 of us got it. Nothing too terrible.

Just at Thanksgiving, little people in our family...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-03-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,057
Posted By mamabain
Our daughters are Gabriella Yasmine-Eva...

Our daughters are Gabriella Yasmine-Eva (pronounced in Spanish) and Katya Alejandra-Gianni.

Boy would have been Sebastian.
Forum: Family Safety   11-16-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,556
Posted By mamabain
I sent mine back on 10-06 and have not heard a...

I sent mine back on 10-06 and have not heard a thing. Does the replacement code come in the mail or in email?

This is frustrating. We've not had bottles for 6 weeks and now i come here and find...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-26-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By mamabain
feeling a fabulous balance in my life right now....

feeling a fabulous balance in my life right now.
have been for about 6 months.

i work outside the home around 20-25 hours a week coordinating and running groups for women and children who have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By mamabain
looks unanimous: get out now!

looks unanimous: get out now!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By mamabain
almost all organic vegetarians here. feeding 4...

almost all organic vegetarians here. feeding 4 on $400 per month. that $ includes all household items such as soap, toilet paper, etc.

we eat a lot of quesadillas, grilled cheese, pasta and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-01-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,246
Posted By mamabain
we're on to BS2. i just had surgery which added...

we're on to BS2. i just had surgery which added $3500 (deductible) to our debt, really we are just suspending snowball and cashflowing, which feels great. NO NEW DEBT!

but it is putting us back...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,362
Posted By mamabain
we go to the local bread 'thrift store' and buy...

we go to the local bread 'thrift store' and buy organic, whole wheat bread for $1.49 a loaf at the most. When it's way marked down, it is $.49 a loaf.

I work part time and have not had time to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,724
Posted By mamabain
my dd would only wear hanna undies starting at...

my dd would only wear hanna undies starting at age 3. they were a bit baggy on her then, but she is still wearing them at almost age 8. we only had 6 pairs and so they have rotated through the wash...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-03-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,429
Posted By mamabain
bread, kombucha in the making.

bread, kombucha in the making.
Forum: Caribbean   07-25-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,030
Posted By mamabain
i suppose we could rent a car. we are not...

i suppose we could rent a car.

we are not wanting to hotel-hop, would rather stay in one or two places max. would there be a place you could recommend exploring for 3 or 4 days after we do the...
Forum: Caribbean   07-24-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,030
Posted By mamabain
perfect info. so would you suggest spending most...

perfect info. so would you suggest spending most of the time in OSJ and then taking a day trip for hiking and a day trip for snorkeling?

i am grateful for the information. nothing like someone...
Forum: Caribbean   07-23-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,030
Posted By mamabain
thanks for replying. i love the beach. we...

thanks for replying.

i love the beach. we love good food. we'd like a guest house or b&b. we'd like to go snorkeling once. we'd like to take a walking tour (maybe old san juan?) we also love to...
Forum: Caribbean   07-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,030
Posted By mamabain
no soy boricua pero quiero visitar a PR. it...

no soy boricua pero quiero visitar a PR.

it will be either end of may or beginning of june. it will be an anniversary trip with my dh, 15 YEARS! we will be without children!

and we chose PR...
Forum: Women's Health   06-23-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,849
Posted By mamabain
i have a 2 cm ovarian cyst and have been having...

i have a 2 cm ovarian cyst and have been having the same problems. i also have heavy bleeding (empty diva cup every hour for one day of my cycle).

so i got a SIS ultrasound (where they do a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By mamabain
i don't refrigerate our hen's eggs. i know they...

i don't refrigerate our hen's eggs. i know they get eaten in (at most) 2 weeks.

i've never had a problem yet.

in brazil ,most don't refrigerate their eggs, shelf space in the fridge is a...
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