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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,035
Posted By jessaroo
One way that we save money on eating out is...

One way that we save money on eating out is buying Groupon certificates, Restaurant.com certificates (when there is a good coupon code), using 2/1 meal card for donating to local radio station. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,035
Posted By jessaroo
This thread is very motivational. Thanks. I use...

This thread is very motivational. Thanks. I use coupons whenever possible and shop clearance, but I need to really practice saying no to things more to make more room in the budget. I am trying to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By jessaroo
executive weakness book suggestions

Hello,
We recently determined that our 11 year old daughter has executive weaknesses. She is transitioning to middle school this coming year. I am trying to educate myself on ways to support her. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By jessaroo
Hello,   My daughter is11 and graduating...

Hello,
 
My daughter is11 and graduating from elementary school and entering middle school in the fall.  She is having a graduation with a picnic.  I have been trying to think of what type of gift...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By jessaroo
Hello,   I am seeking resources on a...

Hello,
 
I am seeking resources on a difficult topic.  My nieces friend committed took her life this week.  The loss is very fresh and a bit complicated.  I am looking for ways to support her. ...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By jessaroo
My son had torticollis from a traumatic birth. ...

My son had torticollis from a traumatic birth.  He received PT but did not get fitted in a helmet to mold his head.  It turns out he may need glasses.  One ear is significantly lower than the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By jessaroo
My almost 11-year-old daughter has been having...

My almost 11-year-old daughter has been having intense emotions atleast once a month.  She has not begun to bleed yet.  Is there any advice on how to support this? ANy good books for me to read or...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By jessaroo
Hello,   My son needs glasses.  Any...

Hello,
 
My son needs glasses.  Any recommendations for affordable child glasses in ABQ? I think I would like to get 2 pair to have a backup.
Thanks.
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By jessaroo
Hello,   I am reading Shannon Hayes book...

Hello,
 
I am reading Shannon Hayes book Radical Homemaking and thought we could start a thread here about the ways we embrace radical homemaking and share ways we could support each other.  If...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By jessaroo
One of the more current things I have been doing...

One of the more current things I have been doing which saves my family money is to prepare quick meals ahead of time.  I got a free bread machine and I make pizza crust.  I make pizza and freeze it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By jessaroo
I am a longtime couponer who eats a vegetarian...

I am a longtime couponer who eats a vegetarian diet.  I find the target coupons you can find online with the $5 giftcards to be really helpful in this respect.  I often use coupons for yogurt,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By jessaroo
raise.com might have some discounted subway...

raise.com might have some discounted subway giftcards to help with that expense.  I would look up the chamber of commerce for the area you are visiting.  A lot of times they will have coupons that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-28-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By jessaroo
It is 4th grade and she just turned 10 on...

It is 4th grade and she just turned 10 on Wednesday.  I just got caught off guard with life regardless of the norm.  Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-28-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By jessaroo
Thanks for the suggestions.  I just ordered New...

Thanks for the suggestions.  I just ordered New Moon.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-28-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By jessaroo
Hello,   My DD was just shown a video about...

Hello,
 
My DD was just shown a video about puberty and sex this past week.  I was pretty ignorant about this happening at this age.  Are there any book suggestions regarding puberty geared toward...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By jessaroo
we are new home owners.  We took a HUD approved...

we are new home owners.  We took a HUD approved class and a formula of 1% of the purchase price was explained as a basis for a repair fund.  The idea is not that you would use the whole 1% that year...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By jessaroo
We are a vegetarian family of 4 and spend less...

We are a vegetarian family of 4 and spend less than $500 a month and I do not feel like I am scrimping on anything.  I do make most things from scratch myself which may not be an option.  Once a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,661
Posted By jessaroo
Going through the same thing with a new home. ...

Going through the same thing with a new home.  We immediately put a brick in the toilet.  I replaced the sink with aerators and put in low-flow showerheads.  Our gas company actual sent us 2...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   02-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By jessaroo
Hello,   We are pondering sending our kiddo...

Hello,
 
We are pondering sending our kiddo to preschool.  When he was born there was a philosophical exemption from immunization requirements.  This past summer it has turned to strictly a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-16-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By jessaroo
My dd is yearning for the internet and she has...

My dd is yearning for the internet and she has begun to use it at school.  Are there any child-friendly search engines or websites geared toward children for research?  Are there special websites...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By jessaroo
We are looking for landline phone options.  We...

We are looking for landline phone options.  We currently have voice over internet with Comcast.  Has anyone else used something like Magic Jack?  What other options are out there?
 
Thanks.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By jessaroo
We are in the process of buying our first home. ...

We are in the process of buying our first home.  I am assuming we should just go ahead and keep records of everything.  Any advice on what is tax deductible?  There has been so much to learn about...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By jessaroo
I know some people who live in Tijeras.  Some...

I know some people who live in Tijeras.  Some people find it to be quite a commute into the city for 9-5-type jobs especially if they are wanting to live simply.  I think at the same time some...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-26-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By jessaroo
I went through the Career Step course and was...

I went through the Career Step course and was employed 1 month after graduating.  I have been working for over 2 years now.  In terms of staying home, my kids spend time with other family members...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,151
Posted By jessaroo
January 1. Little Bee By Chris Cleave - this...

January
1. Little Bee By Chris Cleave - this is a beautiful story about a horrible situation.  The writing is amazing.
2. Not sure yet, waiting to see what comes in to the library.
 
2011 was my...
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