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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-22-2011, 11:25 AM
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Posted By nevernever
I successfully breastfed my twin girls...

I successfully breastfed my twin girls exclusively until they were 8 months old, when they began nibbling food off my plate. They are still nursing 3 or so times a day at 18 months old.  My...
Forum: Linda Folden Palmer   06-04-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,890
Posted By nevernever
I have a 2 year old niece with a similar...

I have a 2 year old niece with a similar situation. I'm very interested to hear what others offer for suggestions. 
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-04-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,383
Posted By nevernever
I'm an infrequent poster and regular lurker. My...

I'm an infrequent poster and regular lurker. My family and I moved to Mount Vernon in May. Thankfully, in that time, we haven't needed a doctor. However, at work at a vet clinic, I got bitten by a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-06-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,383
Posted By nevernever
Teeni dh: Trevor ds 28 months: Silas ds 10...

Teeni
dh: Trevor
ds 28 months: Silas
ds 10 months: Rowan
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By nevernever
My 2 yo ds has always worn soft-soled "shoes."...

My 2 yo ds has always worn soft-soled "shoes." When is it ok/safe to switch to soled shoes? I've searched threads here, but I'm not finding any definitive info? And what are some good choices when...
Forum: Babywearing   09-18-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By nevernever
I LOVE my Beco 4th Generation. I got my sis a...

I LOVE my Beco 4th Generation. I got my sis a Pikkolo, she loves it, and it is very similar to the Beco 4th Generation. I just got a Beco Butterfly, and I think it's complicated after using the 4th...
Forum: Diapering   08-05-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By nevernever
Today I am ordering 2 large super brite bummis...

Today I am ordering 2 large super brite bummis and a dozen brown edge prefolds from Green Mountain. Do I need snappis? My DS just turned 2, is using the potty with some consistency during the day,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By nevernever
Treasuremapper, What I would do is keep the...

Treasuremapper,

What I would do is keep the recommended percentages toward the lower end, and have school costs be a separate category of the budget. Or consider it part of the personal category,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By nevernever
We base the recommendations off of our net pay....

We base the recommendations off of our net pay. The high end of the numbers DOES NOT add up to 100%, but the low end of the numbers only adds up to around 80 or so. You need to find a balance that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By nevernever
From Financial Peace University: (With the...

From Financial Peace University: (With the caveat that if you have unusually high OR low income, these numbers could change dramatically.)

Charitable gifts: 10%
Saving: 10%
Housing: 25-35%...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By nevernever
This is important to me. So while my son is only...

This is important to me. So while my son is only 2 and needs very very frequent reminders, he uses his silverware, chews with his mouth closed and puts his napkin on his lap. He is very interested...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-25-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By nevernever
Or Cedar Rapids? Or anywhere in a 30 mile radius...

Or Cedar Rapids? Or anywhere in a 30 mile radius from IC or CR?
Forum: Diapering   07-25-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By nevernever
My 24 mo was cloth diapered from 3-8 months, and...

My 24 mo was cloth diapered from 3-8 months, and then I got pregnant and couldn't keep up. I'm really interested in putting him back in cloth, but I need some suggestions on dipes to use. I use some...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-27-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,030
Posted By nevernever
I just moved off an acreage. In addition to...

I just moved off an acreage. In addition to other questions to ask the farmer mentioned by pp's, I would ask is if they are planting field corn or seed corn. Field corn gets sprayed less frequently...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-16-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By nevernever
We are downsizing from a 1760 square foot house...

We are downsizing from a 1760 square foot house with a full (unfinished) basement on 3.5 acres to a 864 square foot house on a slab on a small town lot. All of our farm/barn/animal stuff is going to...
Forum: Pets   05-16-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By nevernever
We recently sold our acreage. We bought a house...

We recently sold our acreage. We bought a house in town, which will be a big transition for our whole family, but one we think is worthwhile as we will be DEBT-FREE! Last spring, a stray lab cross...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-02-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By nevernever
DH built us a beautiful home on our acreage in...

DH built us a beautiful home on our acreage in 2004. I quit my job when our first DS arrived and have been home ever since. We had an epiphany last year that if we sold this house and got out from...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-25-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,383
Posted By nevernever
First, thank you AnnR33 for your response to my...

First, thank you AnnR33 for your response to my earlier post; I really appreciate it!

I just got my regsistration form for a Mt. Vernon CSA in the mail yesterday. The name is Abbe Hills Garden...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,383
Posted By nevernever
Hi, everyone! I posted earlier and didn't...

Hi, everyone!

I posted earlier and didn't get a response, so I'm going to try again. We recently sold our acreage near Waterloo, and we just made an offer on a house in Mt. Vernon. I'm in need of...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-02-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,383
Posted By nevernever
Hello, all! We are listing our house...

Hello, all!

We are listing our house tonight. When it sells, we are planning to move to the Mt. Vernon area. We will be debt-free, hopefully living on another acreage and raising a lot of our own...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-31-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By nevernever
NAK--sorry in advance for typos. Check out...

NAK--sorry in advance for typos.

Check out Joel Salatin's book Pastured Poultry Profits. He's made a very successful living having meat chickens as the "centerpiece" enterprise of his farm. He is...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-12-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,883
Posted By nevernever
mentioned by Stretchmark. DH and I are planning...

mentioned by Stretchmark. DH and I are planning on listing our current house and using the profit to go debt-free. Little House on a Small Planet helped us shave 300 sq foot off the earth sheltered...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-05-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By nevernever
A female student at Loras College in Dubuque, IA...

A female student at Loras College in Dubuque, IA was found dead in her dorm room. Autopsy report concludes she died of bacterial meningitis. Interestingly enough, on our local AM radio station,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-12-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 9,356
Posted By nevernever
DH and I currently live near Waterloo. We are...

DH and I currently live near Waterloo. We are putting our acreage on the market this spring, and hoping to find 2+ acres of cheap land elsewhere in Iowa to build another home on. We're really...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-12-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By nevernever
Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I've made...

Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I've made copies of some of my "beginner basic" vax info to give to her, and forwarded her the info right from the Prevnar insert.
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