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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,494
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Hmm right now our splurges are... DH's Work...

Hmm right now our splurges are...

DH's Work Lunches ($4ish per meal)
The hubster eats in the hospital (where he works) cafeteria or out every day. He averages somewhere around $4 per day on...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-19-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,864
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Tonight we had some roasted chicken thighs (just...

Tonight we had some roasted chicken thighs (just with a little salt and pepper on them) with corn, and couscous. The couscous was made with homemade veggie stock, carrots, celery, and I put some of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-19-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,710
Posted By MamaPyratekk
DS is too young to do the syrup thing without...

DS is too young to do the syrup thing without making a huge mess, but since I don't like Maple Syrup I had to find alternatives because I love making homemade pancakes. I've started stocking up on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-19-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By MamaPyratekk
My son started getting very interested in...

My son started getting very interested in letters around 17m or so. With him we got him a couple of puzzles and books that were alphabet related and he loved it. Now he knows all of his letters in...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-19-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,917
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I found a few home recipes and whatnot for...

I found a few home recipes and whatnot for various art products that I'm going to package up in sets for the kids in the family. I am going to be making the scribble cookies (crayons melted in a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-19-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,492
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Quote: Originally Posted by ElsieLC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElsieLC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11977401)
If you have children, do you automatically...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-19-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Have you considered using mugs for your DS/DH...

Have you considered using mugs for your DS/DH instead? They are not only much thicker than glasses, but they have a handle and are smaller (which could be good according to how old your son is). We...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-17-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I would say to really figure out what works best...

I would say to really figure out what works best for your situation. My son currently is sleeping in a queen sized bed, but only because it's the bed we already happened to have in that room because...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-16-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I didn't know exactly where to put this, so...

I didn't know exactly where to put this, so hopefully this is in the right forum.

For those of you who strive to live a more simple and minimalist lifestyle, what does your wardrobe consist of?
...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-16-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By MamaPyratekk
My biggest suggestion is to keep things SIMPLE...

My biggest suggestion is to keep things SIMPLE but HARDY. Tonight we ate a huge plate of rice with black beans, reduced fat cheddar cheese, and chopped up homegrown tomatoes on top. It was really...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-16-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By MamaPyratekk
If you don't want to keep them around then I...

If you don't want to keep them around then I thinking donating or using freecycle (or craigslist) is a great option. Personally I reuse the heck out of giftbags, or according to what they are I will...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,522
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Love cloth pads! I don't need them right now...

Love cloth pads! I don't need them right now since I'm pregnant, but I will be using them post partum. I used to make them and now I have a huge stash which is just ridiculous, especially since I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-16-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Do you happen to know the ingredients? I haven't...

Do you happen to know the ingredients? I haven't been able to find them on the site, I may just be missing them though.
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-16-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I use a mixture of just white vinegar with water...

I use a mixture of just white vinegar with water for EVERYTHING. If I need something to scrub then I use some baking soda or if it really needs something harder I will try Borax (which I keep around...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-16-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I'm the mom of a 22 month old who is also 8...

I'm the mom of a 22 month old who is also 8 months pregnant, so I can completely understand where you are coming from! I'll give you the few tips I can think of that help me with this...

1. Find...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-16-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Just subbing!

Just subbing!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,424
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I currently haven't used one, but if my next...

I currently haven't used one, but if my next baby is as hyper active as my son then I'm considering it for her. I always hated seeing children in them and said that it looked like they were walking...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MamaPyratekk
how often and for how long do you go outside...

how often and for how long do you go outside with dc?
We leave our back door open with a gate blocking the stairs so he is able to go on and off our covered porch as he pleases throughout the day....
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-16-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Quote: Originally Posted by melissanc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by melissanc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11958615)
Wow a lot of new NC people here! I am...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-16-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Quote: Originally Posted by Mountaingirl79...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountaingirl79 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11880082)
Hi! I have been lurking on and off...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,605
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Remember when the Green Living forum used to...

Remember when the Green Living forum used to just be a tribe? Remember the slogan many of us put in our signatures...it is easy being green? Sadly it seems that many people I've seen on various...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By MamaPyratekk
We use one and will continue to. The plastic in...

We use one and will continue to. The plastic in them has been evaluated by independant studies as well as by the FDA and there are no signs of it leeching into the water. I was hoping that since we...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By MamaPyratekk
Have you considered using a reusable...

Have you considered using a reusable alternative? When it comes to sandwhiches I highly suggest checking out Wrap-N-Mats. For more information on those check out http://www.wrap-n-mat.com/

And a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I'm coming up empty handed on my search for a...

I'm coming up empty handed on my search for a green dishwasher detergent that is 1)not far too expensive and 2)actually cleans the dishes well. I've only found one that worked, a great little sample...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By MamaPyratekk
I only have a teeny-tiny cabinet to hold my...

I only have a teeny-tiny cabinet to hold my spices in...and since I've been buying spices in bulk containers or in bulk bags I just don't have room for them all especially where I can see them...
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