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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By psyche
You could also bake a bunch of ricotta cookies...

You could also bake a bunch of ricotta cookies to give away at the holidays. Example: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1918...232205,00.html...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,345
Posted By psyche
If you were willing to learn how to roast coffee...

If you were willing to learn how to roast coffee (which actually makes for tastier coffee because you make it in small batches so it's fresher), you can buy green coffee beans relatively...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By psyche
We sold a house two years ago. We listed on...

We sold a house two years ago. We listed on craigslist with a totally bad response - people called but would offer ridiculously low sums because the real estate market was already quite soft here....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,914
Posted By psyche
I let two $5 off any purchase coupons for our...

I let two $5 off any purchase coupons for our local grocery/big box store expire at the end of July. It's our main grocery store and only a mile away so we're there for both big and small purchases...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-17-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By psyche
I've been subbing for the past year with an...

I've been subbing for the past year with an almost-preschooler (and one in school). Childcare is hard! I got by for the first half of the year because my husband was laid off and then his parents...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 970
Posted By psyche
I found a pair of "practically new" (no scuff...

I found a pair of "practically new" (no scuff marks, no tread wear, no dirt) Keen sandals in the next size up for my elder son at a thrift store for $5. Plus a bunch of signed-by-the-author...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-25-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By psyche
Check out a hardware store like Ace. I saw one...

Check out a hardware store like Ace. I saw one at our local store, which was the only place I could find a retractable clothes line.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-21-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,394
Posted By psyche
Quote: Originally Posted by soccermama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by soccermama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13628618)
Just found out that some folks across the...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By psyche
EBF and co-slept, which I think she did as well....

EBF and co-slept, which I think she did as well. I also know that she doesn't just make prescriptions willy-nilly and that she has a comfortable, kind of low-key bedside manner.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-01-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By psyche
I've been very pleased with her, though I'm not...

I've been very pleased with her, though I'm not sure what boundaries she might have because we don't push most boundaries medically-speaking.
Forum: Learning at School   03-28-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By psyche
For a class of kindergarteners, I'd think 15...

For a class of kindergarteners, I'd think 15 minutes might be too long unless you have some sort of picture book to read to them. Google search yielded this, among others:...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By psyche
Thank you for sharing this story!

Thank you for sharing this story!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By psyche
I have been substitute teaching this year in...

I have been substitute teaching this year in hopes of someday getting a "real" teaching job, but was a SAHM for over six years. Before that, I subbed for a few years. So I basically have a vast...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,175
Posted By psyche
Well, my husband lost his job last year....

Well, my husband lost his job last year. Fortunately, he began a new job a couple of months later - a rather unlikely feat considering he's an automotive engineer. Unfortunately, the new job pays...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By psyche
You could probably find a retro/funky tapestry...

You could probably find a retro/funky tapestry to sort of match the retro/funky '74 vibe at urbanoutfitters.com: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban...opId=APARTMENT...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-09-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By psyche
I was my BFF's MOH when my firstborn was five or...

I was my BFF's MOH when my firstborn was five or six weeks old. I wasn't a great MOH, but part of that was that we lived 2000 miles apart at the time. The dress was okay - they ordered it HUGE (as...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By psyche
I'm not exactly a teacher, but I am certified...

I'm not exactly a teacher, but I am certified and trying to ease back into the market. Overall, Michigan tends to have very good teacher salaries (4th highest average in the country according to one...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-20-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By psyche
My son used to have a blue-on-top and...

My son used to have a blue-on-top and green-on-bottom room. I painted the blue on first then drew soft rolling "hills" with chalk and painted the green up to there.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-17-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,104
Posted By psyche
I do like my name - Deirdre. It gets tiresome...

I do like my name - Deirdre. It gets tiresome because people often can't spell it or pronounce it correctly, however. On the positive side, it sounds literary and Irish and I love reading/writing...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-05-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By psyche
Has anyone worked out good childcare solutions...

Has anyone worked out good childcare solutions as a substitute teacher?

I've been working and building up my "reputation" this year because my husband was laid off for the first few months of the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By psyche
My husband is Chinese/grew up surrounded by...

My husband is Chinese/grew up surrounded by Chinese culture. My sense of it from him and just being around his family is that "politeness" is different. I doubt anyone would say anything...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 645
Posted By psyche
My aunt makes these by the dozens or hundreds...

My aunt makes these by the dozens or hundreds each year. She gives them out as gifts to her friends and along with the rest of the gifts for family. I have begun making them too but mine are never...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,351
Posted By psyche
Good luck to him and your family!

Good luck to him and your family!
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-28-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
  Rugs
Views: 147
Posted By psyche
Overstock -...

Overstock - http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...s/244/cat.html (http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Area-Rugs/244/cat.html)

I've also found good deals on craigslist
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-25-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 714
Posted By psyche
Quote: Originally Posted by courtenay_e...

Quote:
Originally Posted by courtenay_e http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12678389)
I'm hoping he finds a job OUT of the auto...
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