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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By VEforlife
I am so sorry about your situation.  First, your...

I am so sorry about your situation.  First, your student loans.  Contact your loan provider about income based repayment.  With your current situation, it should be zero.  Next, try to cut costs...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,038
Posted By VEforlife
11/1:  Spent $5 on a pack of Oreos for my dad's...

11/1:  Spent $5 on a pack of Oreos for my dad's birthday (seriously I thought they were cheaper).  My mom bought beer and my sister bought pizza, so we were lucky not to have spent more.  My ebay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-04-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,038
Posted By VEforlife
@ Ruthiegirl Thank you.  Luckily there is only 3...

@ Ruthiegirl Thank you.  Luckily there is only 3 of us right now, so we don't need too much food.
 
11/1:  Spent $5 on a pack of Oreos for my dad's birthday (seriously I thought they were...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,038
Posted By VEforlife
a. Who you are   Working married mom to one ...

a. Who you are
 
Working married mom to one
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and
 
Pay off student loans and eventually our mortgage
 
c. How you plan to get there
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By VEforlife
Two things that I absolutely would have done...

Two things that I absolutely would have done different if I could:
 
Put more down on our house.  We didn't put much down on our house because we wanted remodeling money.  Now we are stuck with an...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-25-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By VEforlife
Welcome!  I am sure there are many others with...

Welcome!  I am sure there are many others with good cloth diaper tips.  We bought most of our diapers used on Craigslist (we are really frugal), so we have a big variety.  My favorite diapers are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-25-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By VEforlife
Could you go to work a little earlier, so you...

Could you go to work a little earlier, so you have some more time at night?  Some of my coworkers work 7-3:30 and then you could make 4:00 kid activities.  
 
It is so hard to find balance for me....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-24-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By VEforlife
I have been there before.  About a month after...

I have been there before.  About a month after returning to work my baby went through this (he was about 4 months).  Some things that I tried that helped were:  skin on skin time, giving him a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,770
Posted By VEforlife
I just wanted to say that we are in the same...

I just wanted to say that we are in the same boat.  We have about $200,000 in debt with our student loans and mortgage and income is just shy of $100,000 per year.  We both work full time and send...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By VEforlife
That stinks that he can't be on the same page as...

That stinks that he can't be on the same page as you.  The only thing I can suggest is reading this blog:  http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/  It is really straightforward and got my husband to become...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-24-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By VEforlife
Welcome and congratulations. You will find some...

Welcome and congratulations. You will find some wonderful resources here.
Forum: Baby Health   10-21-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,908
Posted By VEforlife
I would love this for my baby!

I would love this for my baby!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-21-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By VEforlife
I am so sorry you are going through this.  You...

I am so sorry you are going through this.  You sound very mature for your age.  I think you should probably tell your mother.  I am sure she loves you very much and can help you with a decision....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By VEforlife
I totally feel the same way.  I live in a really...

I totally feel the same way.  I live in a really rural area and work so it is impossible to meet with other moms.  I do try to make a big effort to do any evening or weekend La Leche League or...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-18-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By VEforlife
We ordered coconut oil, coconut sugar and...

We ordered coconut oil, coconut sugar and sprouted flour.  We also order nuts and seeds in bulk from another site.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-18-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,512
Posted By VEforlife
Hi! My husband and I have finally made the...

Hi! My husband and I have finally made the transition to country living.  We bought a 30 acre farm in Kansas.  We have a 2 bedroom adorable farmhouse and many outbuildings as well as a five acre...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By VEforlife
We are doing all of them with the exception of...

We are doing all of them with the exception of flu, Rotavirus and Gardisil.  I also only allowed two shots per visit.  We did not do any vaccines right at birth.  I used to have a huge document with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By VEforlife
I am so sorry you are going through this during...

I am so sorry you are going through this during pregnancy.  I just wanted to say that you should seek out help for dealing with this stress.  Stress is very toxic, especially during pregnancy.  I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-10-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,182
Posted By VEforlife
When you open your bag up and find week old...

When you open your bag up and find week old pumped milk and want to cry.
 
When you skip pumping on date night just so you can fill our your dress.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By VEforlife
I am working on getting my 10 month old down to...

I am working on getting my 10 month old down to one night feeding, because he literally nurses and cries all night.  We have been using this method.  I am on day three, and I am finally enjoying...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-10-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,540
Posted By VEforlife
I made a lot of Barley water.  Lactation cookies...

I made a lot of Barley water.  Lactation cookies and brewer's yeast also helped.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-08-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By VEforlife
Thank you for your responses.  I am not...

Thank you for your responses.  I am not swaddling him, because I think he would bust out.  He had a doctor's appointment next week and everything was fine.  The doctor said that he should be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-01-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By VEforlife
My lo did this around four months and is...

My lo did this around four months and is starting to do the same thing again at 9.5 months.  When he was four months we struggled with nursing for about a month.  Most of our issues were because he...
Forum: Parenting   09-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By VEforlife
I would fall under 2.  We got pregnant right...

I would fall under 2.  We got pregnant right before I graduated, so we have a lot of student debt.  We also have a mortgage for our farm, that is not too horrible but forces me to work.  We are able...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-30-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By VEforlife
I am so sorry about your experience.  That...

I am so sorry about your experience.  That sounds awful.  I do not have any real advice for you.  The only website I can think of is Birth Without Fear.  There have been many stories about healing...
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