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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-05-2011, 08:55 AM
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Posted By BetsyS
Thank you everyone.

Thank you everyone.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-27-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By BetsyS
I've always done my canning/preserving using...

I've always done my canning/preserving using tested recipes only.  I do take food safety very seriously, and I don't want to make anyone sick.  :)
 
However, I've got a family member that wants...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By BetsyS
I do.  My kids go to bed around 7:30, and I tend...

I do.  My kids go to bed around 7:30, and I tend to go around 9:30 or 10:00, along with my dh.  I get up before my kids (not by long--just 30 to 45 minutes), which gives me that sort of quiet head...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-27-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By BetsyS
I just ask/tell them to calm down, cause "there...

I just ask/tell them to calm down, cause "there are little babies here."  Usually once is all it takes, and they are embarassed enough that they get out.  The kids at my pool don't tend to be rough,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By BetsyS
My kids have liked early bedtimes.  There are...

My kids have liked early bedtimes.  There are some studies out there that show that the sleep before midnight is more beneficial to kids than the sleep after.  Regardless, my kids just operate...
Forum: Parenting   06-21-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,520
Posted By BetsyS
 I am planning to leave my kids overnight for...

 I am planning to leave my kids overnight for the first time this summer for my anniversary.  They are 1, 3, and 5. 
 
Previously, the older two have spent the night with my mom when I was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By BetsyS
I have some friends that live in the town you...

I have some friends that live in the town you do.  There is a very wonderful natural birth community there.  Check out Full Bloom for classes and support and getting plugged into all that.  There...
Forum: Birth Professionals   06-17-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,540
Posted By BetsyS
I was a midwife before I had children.  Has my...

I was a midwife before I had children.  Has my perspective changed?  In spades.  But, I was still a good midwife back then.
 
I personally prefer child-less providers, because I feel like their...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,201
Posted By BetsyS
Are any of your kids under age 5?  You might...

Are any of your kids under age 5?  You might qualify for WIC.  The guidelines for a family of 7 are $61,550 a year.  It wouldn't be a lot of food, but it'd be something. 
 
 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By BetsyS
Oh, I just re-read and think I misunderstood. ...

Oh, I just re-read and think I misunderstood.  That was what I froze ahead last year for eating postpartum.  Sorry if that's not what you're looking for.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By BetsyS
I had a June baby last year, and this worked...

I had a June baby last year, and this worked well for us.
 
Some soups (yes, I know it's hot, but they are very nourishing and filling for me, so I didn't mind).  I especially liked tortilla soup,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-05-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,903
Posted By BetsyS
 Quote:Originally Posted by Donna...



Quote:Originally Posted by Donna Simo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,085
Posted By BetsyS
We use a high chair.  With my first, it was with...

We use a high chair.  With my first, it was with a tray and all.  The second baby used the same high chair, with the tray removed, pulled up to the table.  With the third, we have moved to an IKEA...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-04-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By BetsyS
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mommy212 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1313471/squash-ideas#post_16453960)

well my mom...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,776
Posted By BetsyS
The summer is when I scour all the cheap ways to...

The summer is when I scour all the cheap ways to get inside entertainment.  We'll eat lunch at Chick fil A, then play on their playground for a long time.  One of those bounce places (ours is $8 for...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-04-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By BetsyS
I like old-school cookbooks, so I'm not sure if...

I like old-school cookbooks, so I'm not sure if this will help you.
 
I do keep a monthly menu printed out, but it's mostly for ideas.  "Oh, that sounds good, I want to eat that this month; I'll...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-03-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By BetsyS
Breakfast for supper, which is usually eggs or...

Breakfast for supper, which is usually eggs or pancakes last minute.
 
Tacos or quesadillas.
 
If we're lucky, a main dish sald--taco, grilled/sauteed chicken with mandarin oranges and crunchy...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By BetsyS
I struggle, too, sometimes.   Right now,...

I struggle, too, sometimes.
 
Right now, things are tight, and our major goal is saving for a downpayment for a house.  We actually lost money on our last house, so we're starting from scratch. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
  CSA?
Views: 1,291
Posted By BetsyS
I think that it is easier for me to eat in a CSA...

I think that it is easier for me to eat in a CSA model because I grew up with a mom that gardened, grandparents that farmed, etc.  So, when tomatoes come in, of course you eat them three times a day...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-29-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By BetsyS
Keep trying!  I've been a nurse since 1997, and...

Keep trying!  I've been a nurse since 1997, and right before I graduated, there was a similar situation.  From the class of 1995 and 1996, some of them didn't get jobs for months.  All of our class...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,459
Posted By BetsyS
Tonight, we had Indian curried chickpeas,...

Tonight, we had Indian curried chickpeas, basmati rice, and curried eggplant.  It's not quite eggplant season here, so these are just grocery store eggplant, at about $1/lb, and that was the pricey...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,116
Posted By BetsyS
Oh, I forgot another one.    Hot chips.  So...

Oh, I forgot another one. 
 
Hot chips.  So good, and then  your fingers are dyed red from heaven knows what.  But they are delicious.  LOL
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-23-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By BetsyS
We don't get WIC, so I can't speak specifically...

We don't get WIC, so I can't speak specifically to that, but.  My kids have done a mixture of BLW and baby food.  I like to mix baby food fruit into their oatmeal (regular oatmeal, not baby cereal)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,116
Posted By BetsyS
I love trashy food, too.   Krispy Kremes ...

I love trashy food, too.
 
Krispy Kremes
coke
McDonald's fries
"nachos" consisting of chips and that non-cheese liquid orange stuff
Filet o' fish (I know!  I know!  But I love 'em)
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
  CSA?
Views: 1,291
Posted By BetsyS
It sounds like CSAs are all so different.   ...

It sounds like CSAs are all so different.
 
THe last one we were in,I drove 60 miles for pickup, because there wasn't one near me (there is now).  They only grew boring, regular stuff.  No...
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