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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2014, 08:23 PM
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Posted By mamarhu
I am feeling especially whiney tonight. It seems...

I am feeling especially whiney tonight. It seems everything in my home (life) is just a little bit broken. Nothing too serious, but just a headache. The door of the dryer fell off - I can slam it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
I am back to looking for a better paying job....

I am back to looking for a better paying job. Much as I love my work now, I see changes coming that will change the whole flavor of it. I don't like what I am seeing, but I am powerless to stop it. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2014, 12:19 AM
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Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
I found some amazing yarn (wool/silk/alpaca! ) at...

I found some amazing yarn (wool/silk/alpaca! ) at Tuesday Morning,cheap cheap cheap. Like $6 instead of 20. Got enough to knit sosks for just about everyone on my Xmas list.

I am way behind on my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By mamarhu
I think you are right that something is going on...

I think you are right that something is going on with your kid. Getting to the root cause will be how you find a solution. Since you know he is capable of using the toilet, it is not a matter of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By mamarhu
There is also a profession called Behavior...

There is also a profession called Behavior Consultant or Behavior Specialist. If you have a local Autism group, they may be able to refer you. Do ask about their perspective - if they are highly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
I am having a financially rotten day. ElderSon is...

I am having a financially rotten day. ElderSon is having major money issues and I am unable to be much help. This has been going on a couple months, but it intensified yesterday. I feel pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
Cool! I have a slightly similar situation going...

Cool! I have a slightly similar situation going with SSI. I think they are overpaying me, but I just don't have it in me to call them yet again to try to get it stopped. Seriously, I have had several...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
I had a pretty good experience with bad luck...

I had a pretty good experience with bad luck today. :)

I got a flat tire at work, and nearly cried -I use my car for work and couldn't see how I was going to pay for a repair or a new tire. I also...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By mamarhu
I have been waiting to see if anyone else could...

I have been waiting to see if anyone else could offer happier advice, before I posted. Shucks...


I am going to be pretty blunt. To my knowledge, the school district has no responsibility for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
Welcome, Elliha :) Yes, I understand...

Welcome, Elliha :)


Yes, I understand living right at the edge. I also have a pretty good job (good in that I love it, but not terribly well-paid), and get by most months, but worry what will...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By mamarhu
I am not a huge fan of speech therapy, so take...

I am not a huge fan of speech therapy, so take all I say with a grain or 2 of salt.


YoungSon had significant speech delays, and was in school based group therapy ages 2-7 or so. I saw no...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By mamarhu
I don't know why this did a double post...

I don't know why this did a double post...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By mamarhu
I totally agree about talking in the course of...

I totally agree about talking in the course of another activity, and letting it happen, more than making it happen. My favorite time is while driving - no eye contact, just enough distraction, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,803
Posted By mamarhu
I just got permission at work to build a small...

I just got permission at work to build a small library of books we recommend frequently to our clients. I work in the field of children's mental health, and there are a few titles that keep being...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
Interesting news on the financial front here is...

Interesting news on the financial front here is that DD, 19, got a job! She is not the fast food or retail type, so I was unsure how she would ever get any work experience. Plus, until last year, she...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 10:35 PM
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Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
On a more serious note, I just talked with...

On a more serious note, I just talked with ElderSon, and he is really hurting. Major financial issues, and probably mixed with PTSD (he just got out of the army after 15 years and 5 tours). I feel...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
Oh, this just makes you a real person! ...

Oh, this just makes you a real person!

When I finish the stock I am cooking to freeze, and I water my organic herbs, and knit my hand spun alpaca yarn (been working on these socks a while) I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 76,339
Posted By mamarhu
I thought I was doing OK this month, until my...

I thought I was doing OK this month, until my brakes went out on Friday. No estimate yet, and I will have to rent a car tomorrow, well at least for one day, perhaps more. No choice but to put this on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,803
Posted By mamarhu
150 lbs of tomatoes!?! Holy wow!

150 lbs of tomatoes!?! Holy wow!
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By mamarhu
I am back! My kids are turning out to be...

I am back!

My kids are turning out to be pretty amazing people. I have completely skirted all the usual teenage angst. They have strong and well thought out opinions, ethics, and dreams.

My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,803
Posted By mamarhu
I scored a 20 pound box of tomatoes for $3.50...

I scored a 20 pound box of tomatoes for $3.50 yesterday at the produce market. A bit bruised and blemished, but not bad. I cut out the bad spots, throw them in the food processor, and freeze in...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By mamarhu
Look at your adult friends. If you know anything...

Look at your adult friends. If you know anything about their childhoods, try to find any correlation between the upbringing and the outcome. Among myffriends at least, there is none! Some of the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,581
Posted By mamarhu
I used a cloth prefold ( or 2 ) inside a pull up....

I used a cloth prefold ( or 2 ) inside a pull up. Actually, it was a generic pull up the insurance company paid for and delivered!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By mamarhu
Wow. I can't really add anything to LOTM's...

Wow.

I can't really add anything to LOTM's suggestions, but my heart goes out to you and your boy. Where was the 1on1 while he was fashioning the pencil and cutting? No, the running incident had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By mamarhu
In the grocery store, my rule was always that...

In the grocery store, my rule was always that kids had to be riding in the cart, or keeping one hand touching it. Always. I can't stand watching 2 directions at once, especially while trying to...
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