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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-05-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
This discussion has been very helpful ladies...I...

This discussion has been very helpful ladies...I realize when I look back at my banking statement that so many of the things that I spent money on was not necessary. It is just such a life shift to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-04-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By maureen73
Thank you ladies...my DH insisted on making...

Thank you ladies...my DH insisted on making crutches for Adam and since I was worn out I took a nap yesterday while Adam was sitting in the garage with daddy. I was completely SHOCKED when I got up...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
Ah..good point about the taxes. We were...

Ah..good point about the taxes. We were considered this year to be in the upper middle class tax bracket and it would definately go WAY down. Also, my husband has alot taken out so we always end up...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
You are right that food is not discretionary but...

You are right that food is not discretionary but it varies from month to month. Saving at the grocery store has been my talent and hobby and for the past 5 years, I have been able to save at least...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
Great point mama...I thought about that...

Great point mama...I thought about that recently. Adam just turned 4 on April 19th and instead of family sending more toys that the kids don't need..I asked them to send towards a family membership...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
I included household expenses in the "monthly...

I included household expenses in the "monthly bills" section as a necessity. So the $800 is food, gas ($75 per month total) and "other". Because we have the 3 toddlers...we rarely eat out. I love to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
Hi Toasty...we live in a suburb of Orlando which...

Hi Toasty...we live in a suburb of Orlando which is a medium living area?? Definately don't mind your input..in fact it is very appreciated. The $800 is the leftover after the mortgage and bills are...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
Hi Mama, I am feeding my husband, myself...

Hi Mama,

I am feeding my husband, myself and a 4, 2 and 1 year old plus two dogs. We don't drive much and fortunately my husbands job is less than 8 minutes away. He drives a Toyota Tundra (paid...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By maureen73
Hi Ladies, Please help with any any advice or...

Hi Ladies,
Please help with any any advice or info...I am very scared.
I have been in the Corporate world making a very good income for over 11 years. My husband makes a very decent income but not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By maureen73
Thank for you for replies ladies....great words...

Thank for you for replies ladies....great words of advice. Adam is not returning to pre-k by my choice and not necessarily his schools. At 4 it is very difficult to convince him to try and crutches...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By maureen73
I am still in shock. Last night my little ones,...

I am still in shock. Last night my little ones, Adam turned 4 last week, Hannah 2 /12 and Jacob 1 1/2 were spinning around and around in the living room having a great time when Adam got dizzy and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-18-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,897
Posted By maureen73
I found this recipe on Mother Earth...

I found this recipe on Mother Earth News....since I am not the best baker I was scared to try it but it is SO EASY and absolutely delicious. Everyone I have let try it wants the recipe. We just made...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By maureen73
Also, my daughter is allergic to vanilla beans...

Also, my daughter is allergic to vanilla beans so do you think it would be okay to omit the vanilla. Her other allergy is eggs and I notice this cake does not have eggs so she will finally be able...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By maureen73
This sounds great and I think I will try the...

This sounds great and I think I will try the chocolate cake with the cream cheese frosting. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif: Another question....is it cocoa as in drinking...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By maureen73
Hello, I am disgusted with the cake mixes at...

Hello,
I am disgusted with the cake mixes at the supermarket. I thought I grabbed the one Duncan Hines mix that said "naturally flavored" orange cake but when I got home and looked at the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By maureen73
My 3, 2 and 1 year old kiddies could live...

My 3, 2 and 1 year old kiddies could live outside if I let them. It is such a wonderful feeling watching them explore and learn about nature. My husband and I dream of moving out of the suburbs into...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By maureen73
My son, age 3 1/2 was potty trained starting at...

My son, age 3 1/2 was potty trained starting at 2 1/2 but was "mastered" during the day around 3. My daughter will be 2 1/2 next month and we are in the practicing stage. She is very interested in...
Forum: Allergies   03-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By maureen73
Hmmm...good question. I think it is dependant on...

Hmmm...good question. I think it is dependant on the individual. My daughter (age 2) has had severe eczema since birth and is allergic to eggs, apricots, mangos, wheat and several other foods....
Forum: Allergies   03-26-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By maureen73
Hi, My daughter Hannah is 2 1/2 and has...

Hi,

My daughter Hannah is 2 1/2 and has reacted to eggs since infancy. She has severe eczema and also asthma and food allergies. The primary allergy is egg white. The main thing that I noticed...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-26-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 227
Posted By maureen73
Hello, I am very sorry for your loss....I...

Hello,

I am very sorry for your loss....I wanted to let you know that I was there 5years ago too and I remember it just as if it were yesterday. In our case, we had several losses and finally...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By maureen73
Jacob is 16 months old and has only been nursing...

Jacob is 16 months old and has only been nursing at night for the last few months. Recently, he has been saying "milk" but when I offer to nurse he says "NO" and turns away. Jacob was our surprise...
Forum: Women's Health   02-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By maureen73
Every situation is unique but in our case...

Every situation is unique but in our case Hannah, age 2 has asthma and was seen by an allergy and asthma specialist. He prescribed singulair instead of pulmicort and xopenex prn which had been...
Forum: Women's Health   02-06-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By maureen73
Thank you ladies for the advice. The diaper rash...

Thank you ladies for the advice. The diaper rash is VERY red so yeast from the antibiotics was my first thought too. I am going to try your tips and appreciate your ideas. Thanks!
Forum: Women's Health   02-05-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By maureen73
My sympathies...we try to avoid antibiotics at...

My sympathies...we try to avoid antibiotics at all cost but Hannah (age 2) had a deep wound on her face requiring stitches and was prescribed a VERY strong antibiotic to prevent infection. Even her...
Forum: Women's Health   02-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By maureen73
My two year old fell and had a very deep wound...

My two year old fell and had a very deep wound on her face requiring internal and external stitches. Because it was a "dirty" wound and VERY deep both the reconstructive surgeon and or pediatrician...
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