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Forum: Parenting   11-08-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 4,951
Posted By kanga1622
Done. My 2.5 year old DS would love a balance...

Done. My 2.5 year old DS would love a balance bike. He wants a bike so badly and I'd love to win this for him!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-19-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By kanga1622
I always asked if DS wanted "milks" and even...

I always asked if DS wanted "milks" and even progressed to using the sign for "eat." He decided at 23 months to finally ask for it by saying "num-num." We just roll with it. Nobody notices it when...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 193
Posted By kanga1622
Cities - Once. I moved from my hometown to a...

Cities - Once. I moved from my hometown to a different state for college and still live in my college town.
 
Actual residences:
my parents' home
dorm
3 rentals
my house - we don't plan to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,136
Posted By kanga1622
I was 29 when DS was born. He will likely be an...

I was 29 when DS was born. He will likely be an only child.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,227
Posted By kanga1622
We budget $300 a month for our family of 3. I...

We budget $300 a month for our family of 3. I try to stick to $60 a week and use 4 week months to stock up on the expensive stuff. This includes all groceries but not household supplies (toilet...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By kanga1622
I pumped until DS was 19.5 months. He decided on...

I pumped until DS was 19.5 months. He decided on his own to cut back taking bottles at around 17 months and it took me just over 2 months to cut back my pumping schedule so that I was not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,476
Posted By kanga1622
Money is my biggest hold up. Although, even if...

Money is my biggest hold up. Although, even if that issue went away I'm not sure we'd have any more. I love DS more than I ever imagined but it has been hard. One night this week I got 3.5 hours of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,107
Posted By kanga1622
I got these really great mini spatulas. They are...

I got these really great mini spatulas. They are the smallest I have ever seen and are the perfect size for cleaning out cans/bottles with narrow tops. Unfortunately they are also the perfect size...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-28-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By kanga1622
DS was 18.5 months when I got AF back. He was...

DS was 18.5 months when I got AF back. He was nursing all night (at least every 2 hours but usually more often) but had cut back to nursing about 4 times over the course of the day.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By kanga1622
I meal plan suppers only during the week and...

I meal plan suppers only during the week and lunches and suppers for the weekend. I leave at least 3 meals blank throughout the week so that we have a built in day to help use up leftovers and we...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-11-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By kanga1622
Yup, every time DS gets new tooth we have a...

Yup, every time DS gets new tooth we have a couple of days where I am uncomfortable while he figures out a new latch. He's got 12 teeth now and we're still nursing ALL NIGHT (I swear, if I get a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By kanga1622
According to kellymom.com (here...

According to kellymom.com (here (http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkstorage.html)) you should never refreeze breastmilk. We've always thrown out anything that was thawed and not used within 24...
Forum: Diapering   05-17-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,423
Posted By kanga1622
I am going to be the odd one out - we started...

I am going to be the odd one out - we started using FBOS on DS when he was 6 days old. He was a little extra leaky at first until we got the elastic settings right and his thighs chunked up a bit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,912
Posted By kanga1622
We make a bit less than their liveable wage...

We make a bit less than their liveable wage calculations so that makes me feel a little better.
We certainly aren't struggling, but we have had to cut back when DH quit his part-time job (he still...
Forum: Family Safety   05-10-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By kanga1622
I don't know of any sales but we got ours at...

I don't know of any sales but we got ours at diapers.com. They usually have a first time customer code for 10-15% off and free shipping. Their free shipping for us was next day delivery. If you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By kanga1622
I listen to Dave Ramsey and he recommends 10...

I listen to Dave Ramsey and he recommends 10 times your annual salary for term policies. If you are a SAHP, he would recommend 10 times the amount it would take to "replace" your duties like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 464
Posted By kanga1622
Our first pregnancy was "Roo" but we lost that...

Our first pregnancy was "Roo" but we lost that baby at 5 weeks (yes - we named the baby as soon as we had a BFP!)
DS was "Junior" until he was born and we didn't know the sex until birth.
Forum: Diapering   03-31-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,008
Posted By kanga1622
We used 15 a day normally but when he had a day...

We used 15 a day normally but when he had a day where he pooped a little bit more often, we would get to 18-20. Heck, the worst day we went through 5 diapers in a half hour because every time we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By kanga1622
No. We did a mortgage for first time buyers so...

No. We did a mortgage for first time buyers so we paid 3% down plus closing costs. I would have loved to have a bigger down payment but in the end decided that, for us, getting out of slum lord...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,534
Posted By kanga1622
I was 27, DH was 29. We went through a 2 year...

I was 27, DH was 29. We went through a 2 year period where DH had only a part-time job so we waited. In actuality, we were able to pay off all other debt before buying so it worked out wonderfully...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,276
Posted By kanga1622
We visited my MIL recently at work (DH, DS, and...

We visited my MIL recently at work (DH, DS, and I). A volunteer asked my MIL a ton of questions about our son. Then she asked asked what relation I was to the group - she though my MIL was the mom...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By kanga1622
I love to freeze using the Lansinoh storage...

I love to freeze using the Lansinoh storage bags.
 
The most I have ever gotten during a pumping session is 5 oz. combined. That was during a work day when I hadn't pumped for 2.5 hours. I think...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By kanga1622
We used to just put everything on a credit card...

We used to just put everything on a credit card and pay it off at the end of the month. That worked fine but we decided to get a tighter reign on our finances.
 
So, DH and I get spending money...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-25-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By kanga1622
Mastitis took a big toll on my supply and even 2...

Mastitis took a big toll on my supply and even 2 months after I have been off the antibiotics, I still pump fewer ounces that I did before. Have fun with your nursling and enjoy your pumping break....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,120
Posted By kanga1622
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