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Forum: VBAC   02-02-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By HikeMama
I did it too! In december! It was incredible! Go...

I did it too! In december! It was incredible! Go us! Congratulations!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By HikeMama
Using that to pay off debt, couple household...

Using that to pay off debt, couple household projects. That has me thinking though that if he can use the bike for work on good weather days we, might be able to stretch this out until next tax...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By HikeMama
So here's the run down on my finances. We are a...

So here's the run down on my finances. We are a family of 4 making about $30,000 a year. One SUV paid off that's worth ~$6500. One expendable motorcycle worth ~2000. My daughter starts school next...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By HikeMama
I wanted to update that my daughter has weaned....

I wanted to update that my daughter has weaned. I tried offering her an incentive to wean and that did not work. I then just gave up and went with it and a few weeks later I noticed that she was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By HikeMama
Did you have hemorrhoids? Did you labor and...

Did you have hemorrhoids? Did you labor and deliver without interventions? I need to hear from you. My first child was born via cesarean and I had had an epidural after the first few contractions. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-16-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By HikeMama
Thank you folks for the helpful replies (not so...

Thank you folks for the helpful replies (not so much the first one.....?) I think I will start the nursing at bedtime until the end of the song, and also try to really wear her out, which is perfect...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-13-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By HikeMama
I'm interested in helping my 4 year old daughter...

I'm interested in helping my 4 year old daughter to wean. She nurses only at night and sometimes when she wakes up in the morning. She has always nursed to sleep. Occasionally, it takes her a very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By HikeMama
If you avoid characters, you won't like this,...

If you avoid characters, you won't like this, but we have C is for Cooking and it's a Sesame Street book. We don't really do the show but we have a few of the books and our daughter knows some of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-27-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By HikeMama
I do mine in a crock pot. I put them in on high...

I do mine in a crock pot. I put them in on high in the morning with plenty of water and I leave it on all day. I add water when necessary. I turn it off for overnight and then I do whatever I was...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,933
Posted By HikeMama
I would also rank Dora among the worst,...

I would also rank Dora among the worst, especially among non-Disney. She's EVERYWHERE. We used to be more lax about characters and TV, but when they started creeping in to too much of our lives, we...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-27-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By HikeMama
I used to be the default caregiver unless I...

I used to be the default caregiver unless I asked my husband to do something for our daughter, just because that's how I "had to have it" in the beginning. It was so easy when our daughter was born...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-27-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By HikeMama
Yeah, I know everyone has ifs-it's nice to be...

Yeah, I know everyone has ifs-it's nice to be reminded that I'm not special in that. And I think that I've got a lot less to worry about than a whole lot of people if any of my if's turn to when's....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-26-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By HikeMama
I guess I should clarify that we are...

I guess I should clarify that we are *renovating* our house. We got it in late '09 for a really good price- we do have a mortgage. It's small and it needed a lot of work. We gutted it. We are doing...
Forum: Dental   03-25-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By HikeMama
I can't get a straight answer about this. Even...

I can't get a straight answer about this. Even from the AAPD. Does the hygienist using a powered brush to clean my child's teeth take off the enamel? I had a pediatric dentist office tell me that...
Forum: Dads   03-25-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By HikeMama
I decided I just don't feel ready to leave my...

I decided I just don't feel ready to leave my role at home yet. I have taken on a very part time babysitting job to bring in extra income, and my husband's dealing okay with his job right now. He...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By HikeMama
I totally know that we should've just gotten a...

I totally know that we should've just gotten a $5k car when we had the $5k. That's the money we got for our totaled vehicle. It was so hard when we came to this decision. We were up 2 nights in a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-22-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By HikeMama
Regarding the car- I guess that scares me. We...

Regarding the car- I guess that scares me. We got it for about $12,000. We had $5,000 to put down on it so we started with a $7,000 loan. I think we owe about $6,000 on it right now. I could sell it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By HikeMama
Anyone else out there just getting by? I need a...

Anyone else out there just getting by? I need a little hug and an "It's gonna be okay." 
 
Last year I decided to quit my part time job to be a stay at home mom full time. I knew we'd be tight but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,628
Posted By HikeMama
How do I stay sane on a tight budget? I have...

How do I stay sane on a tight budget? I have another "poor" friend and we b*tch to each other about it and also cheer each other up. Then we feel better and go to the library and the park and to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,077
Posted By HikeMama
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-08-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By HikeMama
So I am going to try to find some freelance work...

So I am going to try to find some freelance work for an extra boost, but it's not steady, so I guess I'm going to give the at-home childcare thing a shot. The reason why I quit my job was because we...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By HikeMama
I used to work limited PT but have always...

I used to work limited PT but have always considered myself a SAHM. I've been totally SAHM for about 9 months now. We need some extra money coming in to feel comfortable with our financial situation...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By HikeMama
Curious to see if this has resolved? Dealing...

Curious to see if this has resolved? Dealing with similar issue.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By HikeMama
My daughter is covered by the state program. It...

My daughter is covered by the state program. It is amazing. I tell everyone to get on it. (There are no income limits, but if you make over a certain amount you pay a premium on a sliding scale) I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By HikeMama
 To the pp who mentioned checking...


To the pp who mentioned checking ehealthinsurance- that's where I get my coverage and I think I have a pretty decent plan really. I rechecked it and I couldn't find anything I'd rather buy. There...
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