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Forum: Single Parenting   01-06-2016, 08:52 PM
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Girlspn - glad to hear the move went okay. I'm...

Girlspn - glad to hear the move went okay. I'm keeping the option of a 3rd open too.


Angeebaby - any updates on the foster care? Or on TTC?




Ugh - just had a local donor flake on me at...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2015, 12:24 PM
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Checking in - just started new cycle. Still...

Checking in - just started new cycle. Still trying to find a local donor in time for this month - I need one for the 5th or 6th. I emailed a couple leads I had - hoping one of them pans out. I have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2015, 05:26 PM
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SillySapling - praying someone turns it in. This...

SillySapling - praying someone turns it in. This might sound odd, but have you checked inside your coat pocket for holes? That happened to me once but it turned out to have slipped inside the coat...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-24-2015, 06:09 PM
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Mylie / Zebra / anyone else with gluten issues -...

Mylie / Zebra / anyone else with gluten issues - another good place to watch for GF stuff is .99 Only. Ours gets a LOT of GF items - immaculate baking mixes, the Pillsbury ready made GF Pizza dough...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2015, 10:59 PM
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Angeebaby - I am excited for you too! Totally...

Angeebaby - I am excited for you too! Totally understand about the bodily fluids thing though & no cloth diapers on account of it. I don't know if you have a diaper bank near you but here foster kids...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-28-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Joined a new swap site called Yerdle a couple...

Joined a new swap site called Yerdle a couple days ago - going to use it for gathering gifts hopefully. I have about $200 in credit there so far from referring folks & sending things out {mostly my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - I do the hair dryer / shrink method,...

Happyhats - I do the hair dryer / shrink method, but use bubble wrap for my ebay stuff. I've had luck getting it free from furniture places - the display furniture comes wrapped in bubble wrap, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2015, 05:11 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Seachelle - I don't really know if they are...

Seachelle - I don't really know if they are allowed to officially, but I know I've seen kids out there with their parents ringing in the past. As far as at-home careers - I sell on ebay for a living....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - WTG! KindofCrunchy - I'm sorry...

Zebra - WTG!


KindofCrunchy - I'm sorry for your loss.




Checking in, things are okay here. Doing better myself - upped my Vitamin dose yet again and I am finally feeling better both...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
AngeeBaby - Hope your IUI works & sticks! ...

AngeeBaby - Hope your IUI works & sticks!


Mamas - I have a question. How much info is acceptable on a donor? And how many donor siblings would be your limit?


I have a possible donor lined...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2015, 03:56 PM
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Views: 4,150
Posted By frugalmama
Angel Tree is the Christmas help program through...

Angel Tree is the Christmas help program through the Salvation Army. There is another program out there called Angel Tree as well but it is for children of incarcerated parents, so make sure if you...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-06-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in. Still gearing up to TTC. Dealing...

Checking in. Still gearing up to TTC. Dealing with really short cycles now - this last one was 22.5 days. Trying to figure out what is going on - is it my thyroid issues / the new med dose, Vitamin...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
I was counting on it too. Normally I stretch it...

I was counting on it too. Normally I stretch it to cover all the non-food things for both Christmas & Thanksgiving {like a pan to cook the turkey in, etc} and any food extras. I found out entirely by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Knocked out part of one gift for dd's bffs - I...

Knocked out part of one gift for dd's bffs - I have been earning credits to the patpat app by referring folks {they have a lot of great deals / near freebies after the $5 referral credit}. I got 2...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in. We are all sick - my dd's bff's...

Checking in. We are all sick - my dd's bff's brought over a cold & both dd & I came down with it. Hopefully on the mend now I think though.


Is it just me or have grocery prices jumped yet again...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2015, 01:04 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - I would gladly volunteer on a farm in...

Justmama - I would gladly volunteer on a farm in trade for produce, but there aren't any farms nearby that I can get to on the bus. I actually have little farm experience even - mostly in harvesting...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2015, 11:50 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Had a great thrift run yesterday for my Birthday...

Had a great thrift run yesterday for my Birthday :) We went to Thrift Town, which I don't tend to go to as it is farther away. I need to go there more often!


For $35 {after my $10 coupon} I got:...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-17-2015, 08:23 PM
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Views: 47,195
Posted By frugalmama
I hear y'all on the fresh produce issues. We...

I hear y'all on the fresh produce issues. We rarely eat fresh produce - it's just too expensive. I used to buy clearance produce at the grocery, but now it all gets donated to the food bank. Which...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-10-2015, 07:57 PM
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Views: 23,102
Posted By frugalmama
esg - I am thinking 2016. Not sure yet until I...

esg - I am thinking 2016. Not sure yet until I get my next bloodwork back if that will mean January or later in the year. Personally I am leaning towards summer 2016 as it would be easiest for me as...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-10-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Girlspn - I used sample donor questionnaires...

Girlspn - I used sample donor questionnaires found online. I know they could just put anything down, but I figure that a donor at a sperm bank could do the same as well so I'm okay with it. My family...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2015, 03:08 PM
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Views: 47,195
Posted By frugalmama
Mylie - family does suck. I just got snubbed by...

Mylie - family does suck. I just got snubbed by my half sis on FB - I finally worked up courage to give her a chance & responded to her friend request. Her answer was to ignore & block me. I was...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Angeebaby - I considered doing that, but decided...

Angeebaby - I considered doing that, but decided not to for several reasons. DD has some pretty severe food allergies, and I am hoping that next kiddo might avoid them if it was from the donor's side...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Girlspn - dd will be 9 in two weeks - seems like...

Girlspn - dd will be 9 in two weeks - seems like just yesterday she was a baby in my arms :( I decided to be a Single Mom by choice for a couple of reasons - I had some health issues that potentially...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-30-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I get those feelings too about my dd's looks -...

I get those feelings too about my dd's looks - she is very dark tanned {looks Hispanic} and I am very light, so people assume she was adopted :( But in looks my family is all over the place - we have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,065
Posted By frugalmama
Had a good haul earlier this week - all stuff to...

Had a good haul earlier this week - all stuff to flip.


~ErgoBaby Toy carrier $3.98 {just sold it for $26.99}
~Lilly Pulitzer Swimsuit .99
~Lane Bryant Swimsuit .99
~Creative Memories White...
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