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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,308
Posted By jakesmama
So far, so good!! DP ordered a new phone for me...

So far, so good!! DP ordered a new phone for me to use until I can buy the phone I really want. That will be here next week. It's so hard to be without a phone!
 
Today will be a big grocery...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,308
Posted By jakesmama
I'm tired and probably missing something really...

I'm tired and probably missing something really obvious but how do we get our tracking stuff to carry forward into a new post? I tried copy and paste but that didn't work at all. Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,308
Posted By jakesmama
Quote:Unbudgeted spending...

Quote:Unbudgeted spending http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nono.gif
Ate at home all day http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yummy.gif
No spend/budgeted spending...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,308
Posted By jakesmama
a. Who you are Jessica, mama to 3 littles...

a. Who you are
Jessica, mama to 3 littles (11yo DS, 6yo DD and 1yo (on the 3rd!) DD) and partner in life to one great guy. I woh part time as an educational consultant and run a small, parenting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By jakesmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Greenmama13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394048/getting-out-of-debt-in-december-2013#post_17532133)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By jakesmama
Hi! I only started using it this month but it...

Hi! I only started using it this month but it seems pretty user-friendly. Designing a budget is a little tedious - but not as tedious as doing one on paper! I go in once a day to monitor...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By jakesmama
Just started following a budget for the 1st time...

Just started following a budget for the 1st time in a long time! Right now I'm pre-baby step 1 - just trying to get bills current and credit cards tamed (like paying them on time and not getting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,805
Posted By jakesmama
I've always loved pantry challenges but, man, my...

I've always loved pantry challenges but, man, my pantry must be sad compared to everyone else's! There is no way I could skip shopping for a week to just eat what was stockpiled - because nothing...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-31-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By jakesmama
We're looking for pox also! DD is 4 and we are...

We're looking for pox also! DD is 4 and we are in the Seattle/Tacoma area.
Forum: Waldorf   10-12-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By jakesmama
What are some of the most important teacher...

What are some of the most important teacher traits for you when choosing a Waldorf education?

I will be touring schools soon and I'm really curious about what others might think is important. I...
Forum: Waldorf   10-12-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By jakesmama
Great thread, very timely! I've had such a...

Great thread, very timely!
I've had such a turnaround in thinking after discovering Waldorf a few years ago. I used to be the "if they're cold they'll come in" kind of mama. Now I try to keep the...
Forum: Waldorf   10-12-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By jakesmama
Too funny about the hoodies! I wonder if this is...

Too funny about the hoodies! I wonder if this is an epidemic problem..lazy finishers who stare at (and dream about) the lyalya hoodie! I can't wait for dd to wear it but..........
Forum: Waldorf   10-10-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By jakesmama
Just finished up my first hat for dd in...

Just finished up my first hat for dd in Noro...peachy/pinks. It too is also quite big but she'll just grow into it.
I want to get to work on some sweaters/cardigans for the kids.
Oh! And I've had...
Forum: Waldorf   10-06-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By jakesmama
I love the mailing list idea (and just headed...

I love the mailing list idea (and just headed over to Nova to get the ball rolling!). Our relationship with toy-buyers is a bit complicated because MIL watches the children while I work. They are...
Forum: Family Safety   09-14-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By jakesmama
I have a Mazda5 with an XTSL installed behind...

I have a Mazda5 with an XTSL installed behind the driver, no problem. Just loosen the LATCH strap all the way and attach the farthest away connector first with the seat facing you. Swing the seat...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-17-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By jakesmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Mittsy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mittsy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15541603)
I'm watching this thread closely, we strongly...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By jakesmama
Thank you all so much! This is exactly the info...

Thank you all so much! This is exactly the info I needed to know in order to advocate properly for ds.
So, from what I'm understanding, this could be a pretty long process? Since it's summer now I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By jakesmama
Thanks! Ds has some academic issues but it...

Thanks!

Ds has some academic issues but it isn't the subject matter that is the problem, it's organizational and time management...focusing on something that isn't part of the assignment while...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By jakesmama
We're pretty sure that ds is on the asd...

We're pretty sure that ds is on the asd spectrum, most likely Asperger's. He currently has an IEP at school but it is for speech-only. They refused to evaluate him for any of our other concerns. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,024
Posted By jakesmama
Quote: Originally Posted by nayma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nayma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15609505)
-swimming (by far the best activity in the...
Forum: Family Safety   07-11-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By jakesmama
Quote: Originally Posted by bobandjess99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandjess99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15610138)
Would you like to see a picture of my...
Forum: Family Safety   07-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By jakesmama
DD just turned 3 in May and is also approaching...

DD just turned 3 in May and is also approaching the weight limits of her seat but not height. I'm planning on getting a Radian XTSL for my car and just letting her go ffing in dp's car (he also...
Forum: Family Safety   07-08-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By jakesmama
I'll have to visit our Mazda dealership and see...

I'll have to visit our Mazda dealership and see what they carry. I've been reading a lot now too and think this might be perfect. I'll have to test drive and see what I think then.

I have seen...
Forum: Family Safety   07-07-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By jakesmama
You know what, I'm not really sure how much room...

You know what, I'm not really sure how much room he has left. I do have to pull it about all the way up in order to get the shoulder belt to be positioned correctly. I'm not sure where the top of...
Forum: Family Safety   07-07-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By jakesmama
My 8 yo ds's Husky is expiring this year and I'm...

My 8 yo ds's Husky is expiring this year and I'm in the market for a booster seat.

Right now, he rides in a turbobooster hbb in dp's car.

I feel like there are some safety advantages to the...
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