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Forum: California, Nevada   08-14-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By orangekoolaid
HI!  We are leaving on Friday for 2 weeks but...

HI!  We are leaving on Friday for 2 weeks but would be interested when we return.  I have a 6.5 year old DD.  Weekends are best as I work during the week. PM me if you want to get together at a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By orangekoolaid
do you have a food bank/food pantry in your area...

do you have a food bank/food pantry in your area where you can get some free groceries?  
Forum: Infertility   01-14-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By orangekoolaid
yes.  lacto-ovo.  

yes.  lacto-ovo.  
Forum: TV-Free   01-14-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By orangekoolaid
So, I admit.  I have no clue what "Downtown...

So, I admit.  I have no clue what "Downtown Abbey" is or any of the other shows out there that my friends are all raving about right now. Even my friends who I would consider "not addicted" to TV.  ...
Forum: Infertility   01-13-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By orangekoolaid
yes, I am in the same situation, though haven't...

yes, I am in the same situation, though haven't been as lucky as you.  poor count and poor morphology.  My partner takes the following each day:
Vitamin C 1000mg
Beta-Carotene 25,000 IU
Zinc 50...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By orangekoolaid
i had a bank account starting when I was 5.  I...

i had a bank account starting when I was 5.  I remember taking pennies in and depositing them at the bank (and have the bank books to prove it-- deposited like $1.33 kind of stuff for years).  When...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,413
Posted By orangekoolaid
we did with our DD for 3.5 years.  now we live...

we did with our DD for 3.5 years.  now we live in a small house and I told my DP that I miss our small apartment.  We maximized the wall space (stacked vertically) and it was really a great way to...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By orangekoolaid
you could always make some soap with it.  

you could always make some soap with it.  
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,178
Posted By orangekoolaid
Our favorite inexpensive meal is shredded...

Our favorite inexpensive meal is shredded cabbage, chopped onions sauteed in olive oil w/Salt and pepper to taste and then serve with whole grain pasta (cooked separately).  
Forum: California, Nevada   10-17-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By orangekoolaid
hi.  does your employer offer a healthcare...

hi.  does your employer offer a healthcare flexible spending account?  We've used that to pay for our treatments and it's saved $$$ since my plan doesn't offer it (I currently have Healthnet also)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,689
Posted By orangekoolaid
I had $80,000 in loans to become a nurse and I...

I had $80,000 in loans to become a nurse and I think it was well worth it for me.  Great career. lots of job opportunities and I was able to get a large chunk of that loan money taken away because I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By orangekoolaid
Thanks.  yes. I guess a better way to describe...

Thanks.  yes. I guess a better way to describe it is a "crush".  She tells us (and him) she wants to marry him, etc.  She talks and talks about what they are going to do.  
 
I've never had an...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-19-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By orangekoolaid
Hi.  we've recently gotten our first male...

Hi.  we've recently gotten our first male babysitter (someone DD had as a camp counselor this summer at the local park).  
 
I don't know why I'm having such a hard time with this, but DD is "in...
Forum: Parenting   08-07-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,006
Posted By orangekoolaid
I vote San Francisco, CA Easy access to...

I vote San Francisco, CA


Easy access to nature through large public parks, bike trails, state and national parks, and nearby bodies of water.
Composting and recycling programs.
Affordable...
Forum: TV-Free   07-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By orangekoolaid
Sparkle Stories are great and there's some free...

Sparkle Stories are great and there's some free ones you can download on their website or any "book on tape" Our local library also has a phone line you can call in to listen to stories. 
 
 
and...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-19-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By orangekoolaid
Are you wanting to come in and see the Macy's...

Are you wanting to come in and see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?  We are looking to get out of the city over Thanksgiving.  Anyone interested in swapping your place with ours?  We have a...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-24-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By orangekoolaid
i just got a great book you might want to read...

i just got a great book you might want to read "What am I thinking"  I found it very comforting and supporting.  it's about your thoughts of having another child. 
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-22-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By orangekoolaid
you could try NYU dental clinic.  They offer...

you could try NYU dental clinic.  They offer services on a sliding scale and use students.  highly recommend.  they have a children's clinic too.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-26-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By orangekoolaid
i'm posting late on this but just wanted to...

i'm posting late on this but just wanted to suggest looking at hostels. many are very cheap, clean, and have family rooms.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-26-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By orangekoolaid
I lived in Plainsboro which is right next to...

I lived in Plainsboro which is right next to Princeton. Great town to raise a family too and much more culturally diverse than Princeton. amazing community garden, and less expensive but still very...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-05-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By orangekoolaid
I'm having troubles with my 3 1/4 year old...

I'm having troubles with my 3 1/4 year old wanting to finally eat something for dinner/bedtime snack when we are finally in bed and going to sleep. I am constantly offering her food throughout the...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-11-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By orangekoolaid
La Leche League has a book "How weaning happens"...

La Leche League has a book "How weaning happens" you might want to look at.
Forum: Montessori   10-02-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By orangekoolaid
i second the learning tower/ kitchen helper....

i second the learning tower/ kitchen helper. that was DD's first birthday gift and she's in it every day now for the past 1.5 years. She loves to help me "cook" and play in the water at the sink.
Forum: Montessori   09-25-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,882
Posted By orangekoolaid
we aren't allowed crocs either. I got these for...

we aren't allowed crocs either. I got these for DD and they are great- easy for her to get on, washable wool, and a non-skid sole

http://www.foamtreads.com/kids-colle...detailing.html...
Forum: Canada   09-05-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By orangekoolaid
Dillpicklechip== I've gotten my grain from this...

Dillpicklechip== I've gotten my grain from this family before.

http://www.merrylynd.com/
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