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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-03-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By sundaya
I realize this is a week old, but boy have I...

I realize this is a week old, but boy have I been there. Still am, some days. My kid is 4.75 now, but we still go through some of this. It comes in waves. Tidal waves :) A few things that have...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-28-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By sundaya
What I would try, totally based on my own kids,...

What I would try, totally based on my own kids, which might have nothing to do with how your LO and/or family works :),  would be to make the early nap around noon- 12:30, and try to stretch out the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By sundaya
Been there with DD. She's grown out of it by...

Been there with DD. She's grown out of it by now, but it was SO HARD. Can you move her morning nap later? My kids drop naps crazy early, and I've never had one taking 2 naps after about 12 months....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-16-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By sundaya
Lol, is it awful to say I'm glad someone else is...

Lol, is it awful to say I'm glad someone else is going through this also?
Thanks for posting!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By sundaya
Thanks for your reply! I haven't talked to our...

Thanks for your reply! I haven't talked to our pedi about her behavior since the passing out thing...she's great for medical advice, but we're totally 180 from each other on parenting. I'll...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By sundaya
DD will be 4 in December. She's always been...

DD will be 4 in December. She's always been intense. When she was 6 months old, she would cry until she threw up(while being held and soothed), at 15 months old, she would pass out. For a while now...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-12-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By sundaya
You know, everything changes from one week to...

You know, everything changes from one week to the next when they're this little. With my first, I worried about things like this, would figure out a solution, and then it would  change completely....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-12-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By sundaya
A video monitor was the best thing we ever...

A video monitor was the best thing we ever invested in. We were in exactly the same situation. Big girl can be a restless sleeper at times, and likes to snuggle, so I was always worried, even if I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-03-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By sundaya
To me, sounds like a pretty typical reaction to...

To me, sounds like a pretty typical reaction to a new baby, where big kid controls what they can....you cannot force a child to eat, only offer, and they choose to eat or not, from there. The more...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-29-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By sundaya
We still bedhsare with big girl and little guy....

We still bedhsare with big girl and little guy. DD was almost 3 when DS was born. I did bedtime by myself most nights. In the beginning, sometimes with them both at the same time- DS nursing while I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By sundaya
thanks! I've been looking at amortization...

thanks!
I've been looking at amortization tables until my eyes are crossed :)
I think we're leaning toward not, but then the pendulum swings again. I think this can be a great deal for some, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,554
Posted By sundaya
yeah, we have intolerances here, so lots of our...

yeah, we have intolerances here, so lots of our pantry staples are just not cheap :(  None of us can do wheat, I can't do lentils or beans, DH can't do oats or white potatoes.
Our pantry staples...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,554
Posted By sundaya
10/5 no spend :)

10/5 no spend :)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,554
Posted By sundaya
10/3 no spend 10/4 grocery shopping, 226,...

10/3 no spend
10/4 grocery shopping, 226, which was 26 over budget :(
My goal is to not hit another grocery store until 10/11. Longer, if possible.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By sundaya
DH and I are strongly considering this. It would...

DH and I are strongly considering this. It would lower our rate from 5% to 3ish%, and add about 3k to our mortgage total. Our area is not recovering at all. Our comps come in about 65k below what we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,554
Posted By sundaya
Hiya, I fell off the wagon in September, so...

Hiya,
I fell off the wagon in September, so I'm going to try again for October.
a. I'm Sundaya, SAHM to dd (3) and ds (14 months)
b. stalled out on BS3....we have our emergency fund fully funded,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By sundaya
9/25 decided to do a total no spend week for the...

9/25 decided to do a total no spend week for the last week of my month (budget runs from 9/4-10/3) so spent $28 on groceries to last. This put me over budget by $20 for month :(
9/26 no spend
9/27...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By sundaya
9/23 bought a starter yogurt for $1.00, because...

9/23 bought a starter yogurt for $1.00, because we ran out of yogurt :(  I know it's only $1, but still, planning is definitely where I need to improve. On the upside, I didn't buy the other 87...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By sundaya
I'm loving this thread. Great ideas all! I...

I'm loving this thread. Great ideas all!
I made mayo today. The recipe I use calls for 3 egg yolks, and sometimes I've done it with 2 eggs, but it works out yummiest and thickest with more yolk...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By sundaya
You've inspired me. The only thing I've made...

You've inspired me.
The only thing I've made recently was a crust-less quiche
6 eggs
goodly splotch of cream that was on it's last legs, as well as a splotch of questionable sour cream(no mold,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By sundaya
This was us. DD was 31 months old when DS was...

This was us. DD was 31 months old when DS was born. DD was super high needs, and had slept through the night for about 3 months. Then, it all went to hell....she would wake at 4 am for the day, take...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By sundaya
9.20 $22 for groceries. Why, oh why can't I just...

9.20 $22 for groceries. Why, oh why can't I just stay out of grocery stores?
9.21 no spend, hung laundry to dry
9.22 no spend.
Oh, Target....all those bright lights and pretty colors...I can go...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By sundaya
I had to respond, as you sound so much like me,...

I had to respond, as you sound so much like me, before I conceived DS. I had DD at 41. Got PPAF back when she was 6 months old, and had an early m/c when she was 10 months old. Then....nothing. And...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By sundaya
9.19 $48 for groceries. Not only did I go over...

9.19 $48 for groceries. Not only did I go over budget by $18, but I was hoping to put off going at all for another 3 or 4 days. :(
I have a (already paid for) meat CSA on 9/22, and a (already...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-18-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By sundaya
9.17 Walmart 47.00.          10 for shoes for...

9.17 Walmart 47.00. 
        10 for shoes for DS (planned) DONE with kids clothes shopping for the winter. Yippee!!
         10 for hang dry contraption (planned)
         7 for heavy cream, to...
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