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Forum: The Mindful Home   08-29-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,758
Posted By Pepperdove
Isn't gas already that much in some countries in...

Isn't gas already that much in some countries in Europe? The answer is in getting rid of suburbia (where I live, sadly). You have to have walking or biking access to services, so you must live in a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-29-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,783
Posted By Pepperdove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pepperedmoth http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Pepperdove
It is a good idea to have some money in your own...

It is a good idea to have some money in your own name, in case the unspeakable happens and your joint accounts are tied up in estate proceedings.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Pepperdove
I just bought my 8 yo son a coat at Goodwill,...

I just bought my 8 yo son a coat at Goodwill, but I bet the only reasons it was there were 1) it's August and 90 degrees here, and 2) it was in the shirt section, not the coat section.
 
I often...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pepperdove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by chel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359361/websites-for-cheap-wedding-dress#post_17062117)

also did a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-22-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By Pepperdove
Oh man, this is the most timely post. I am just...

Oh man, this is the most timely post. I am just not excited about being pregnant. I wish I could just fast-forward to the awesome having-the-baby-be-here part and skip this whole pregnant bit, and...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,454
Posted By Pepperdove
I hate being without something on my feet, so I...

I hate being without something on my feet, so I usually am in flipflops or slippers inside and whatever suits the weather outside. I try to get the children to wear shoes outside but it's a bit of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By Pepperdove
My son is 6 and comes into our room every...

My son is 6 and comes into our room every morning to steal a little extra sleep. He'd probably still be cosleeping if I hadn't totally run out of room in the bed! :)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Pepperdove
Honestly, acupuncture has always been the best...

Honestly, acupuncture has always been the best back pain solution for me. Just one or maybe two treatments does the trick, and then plenty of situps to follow up. After each of the older two kids it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By Pepperdove
My son is 6 and my daughter is 4, and we just...

My son is 6 and my daughter is 4, and we just had our littlest son 2 weeks ago. I was pretty worried about how the dynamic would change while I was pregnant, but now that he's here it's amazing - I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-26-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 334
Posted By Pepperdove
FWIW, I am pretty sure the mint in gum is...

FWIW, I am pretty sure the mint in gum is artificial flavor, not real mint at all (unlike Altoids). You might look elsewhere for the reason for your low supply; the gum sounds unlikely.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-27-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Pepperdove
I work at Starbucks, which isn't a casino,  but...

I work at Starbucks, which isn't a casino,  but is still a bit of a freakshow :) I have a 5 yo and a 4 yo and am due in September.
 
It really is nice to have somewhere NOT kid-oriented to go,...
Forum: September 2011   05-27-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Pepperdove
Ugh I am avoiding all this, because I barely...

Ugh I am avoiding all this, because I barely have the energy for my 6 yo and 4 yo and my work too.
 
We are moving my 12 yo dss to the basement bedroom (he is delighted about this...
Forum: September 2011   05-27-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By Pepperdove
I always get awful heartbutn when I am pregnant,...

I always get awful heartbutn when I am pregnant, and with this pregnancy it started last night :/ 
 
Tums take the edge off, and they are always by my side, but sipping milk or snacking on yogurt...
Forum: Personal Growth   04-09-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,009
Posted By Pepperdove
Block, block, unfriend, unfriend. She might get...

Block, block, unfriend, unfriend. She might get pissed, but whatever. It's just FB, she'll get over it. Just say you are unplugging or something. She has proven to be untrustworthy in that forum.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-19-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,962
Posted By Pepperdove
Quote: Originally Posted by mamabeca...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabeca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11972036)
My kids did NOT like rice cereal, but ate...
Forum: Diapering   07-21-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Pepperdove
ok, so wait. I load up the cottons in the...

ok, so wait. I load up the cottons in the washer, fill with water, stop cycle, add - how much, 1 cup? - of bac-out, leave to soak - how long? - then drain, add synths, and wash as usual?

also -...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-21-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pepperdove
oh my no. for so many reasons. I'd just stop...

oh my no. for so many reasons. I'd just stop answering the phone when she called, but i'm passive-aggressive and conflict avoidant like that. don't go by me. works, though....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-21-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pepperdove
Wait. She is texting instead of working? Um,...

Wait. She is texting instead of working? Um, FIRED! She is coming 2 hours late regularly? FIRED! She can't figure out how to play with a small child? Time to apply at McDonald's, honey, cause you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 858
Posted By Pepperdove
oh my. oh my my my. I was doinf Habitat for...

oh my. oh my my my.
I was doinf Habitat for Humanity in Chicago when I was 17 or 18 and we were clearing an apartment building that had been abandoned after a fire. I mean the rooms still had...
Forum: Diapering   07-13-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Pepperdove
omg that is adorable. you are raising that girl...

omg that is adorable. you are raising that girl right!
Forum: Personal Growth   06-15-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Pepperdove
Maybe if you write it down first then read it to...

Maybe if you write it down first then read it to her? This sucks for you and your family; I am very sorry. I hope she sees how she is hurting your daughter and changes her ways!
Forum: Personal Growth   06-15-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Pepperdove
Oh mama, I could have written yor post. My kids...

Oh mama, I could have written yor post. My kids are 3 and 1, and wow, I'm yelling so much too much. I don't mean to, I don't want to. It just starts coming out, and I feel just awful over it.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By Pepperdove
Don't freak out, mama, inflation isn't...

Don't freak out, mama, inflation isn't permanently sustainable. This isn't IT, you know? I don't even know if there IS an IT. But I don't think that it will serve us well to go bananas worrying and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-06-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,269
Posted By Pepperdove
Surf's Up is a current favorite here. *I* love...

Surf's Up is a current favorite here. *I* love it as much as anyone! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif (OT:has anyone noticed that Surf's Up and Cars have the exact same...
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