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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-01-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 28,153
Posted By mumstheway
Please thank you if you are reading this. I...

Please thank you if you are reading this. I really want to get this out. I want to know if this is normal. I feel almost uncomfortable asking this, wondering, admitting...

After my first was...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-04-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By mumstheway
Maybe can you try having special times with each...

Maybe can you try having special times with each child? That is what I do. That bond with be strengthened with shared activity. Each child is unique and you won't have exactly the same relationship...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By mumstheway
We have something like this: ...

We have something like this:

http://www.kitchencollection.com/Tem...m?sku=00343738 (http://www.kitchencollection.com/Temp_Products.cfm?sku=00343738)

It's not exactly the same model, ours is...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,384
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by transylvania_mom...

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Originally Posted by transylvania_mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13830615)
thank you for answering. Yes, her ob...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,034
Posted By mumstheway
I have about 30 microfiber dishcloths, and about...

I have about 30 microfiber dishcloths, and about the same in dish towels. They're constantly getting used! I also use older dish towels.

For rags I have a stash of ratty old dish cloths/old...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,915
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by SuzyLee...

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Originally Posted by SuzyLee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13827112)
I guess I am in the minority, but I love my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-28-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By mumstheway
Washable ONLY here. It seems everyone around...

Washable ONLY here. It seems everyone around here is allergic to dust mites, and stuffed animals are notorious sources of them. I have a niece too, who was born premature with respiratory effects...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-28-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By mumstheway
Good job, I'd love to see how the counters look!...

Good job, I'd love to see how the counters look!

I'm almost the flip right now. Our inside cabinets are very organized, but the countertops are dirty. We did a marathon baking session the other...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-11-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,217
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by mammal_mama...

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Originally Posted by mammal_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13743358)
Does anyone know WHY baking soda is...
Forum: Pets   05-11-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By mumstheway
I'm so happy for you and your family! He sounds...

I'm so happy for you and your family! He sounds like a great dog.
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-08-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By mumstheway
A friend IRL told me about a new paint that came...

A friend IRL told me about a new paint that came out this year, it's supposed to be really good. It is completely no voc...and even more impressive is that the PIGMENTS are no voc too! This is the...
Forum: Pets   05-07-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by Ola_...

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Originally Posted by Ola_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13724808)
Honestly, if you are interested in Lyle I would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by SeekingJoy...

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Originally Posted by SeekingJoy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13725023)
Based on what you shared, *I* would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By mumstheway
For such a short term thing, definitely rent! ...

For such a short term thing, definitely rent!

Assuming you do a traditional 30 yr. mortgage you'll be lucky to recoop your closing costs even after fees/etc. when you see at only three years....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by AuntNi...

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Originally Posted by AuntNi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13724139)
Suze Orman "Can I Afford It" segment. She...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By mumstheway
We have decided that the money we have in our...

We have decided that the money we have in our accounts basically is doing nothing! So, we're now thinking of just paying the mortgage off early. Even in the larger ones the interest is like 1.5%
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,229
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by ThereseReich...

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Originally Posted by ThereseReich http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13719231)
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but from...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,181
Posted By mumstheway
We use coupons for pretty much everything that...

We use coupons for pretty much everything that is extra if we're going to do it.

We took DD to build a bear with coupons for her birthday. We had a coupon for $5 off an animal and a $5 gift...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-07-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By mumstheway
How much ventilation do you need with no-voc...

How much ventilation do you need with no-voc paint?
Forum: Pets   05-06-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By mumstheway
Am I missing something? I thought Bella the lab...

Am I missing something? I thought Bella the lab was the oldest dog at 29!

My sister actually had a dog that was over 20 years old...they found her as a stray dog and she lived with them for over...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by LuckyTrish...

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Originally Posted by LuckyTrish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13715142)
I was so sad! They called me this morning...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,866
Posted By mumstheway
You need to speak to the union representative to...

You need to speak to the union representative to talk about her benefits.

My mom actualy had to do this, and discovered that dad had disability benefits. Your MIL may have those, and they could...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,229
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by SunshineJ...

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Originally Posted by SunshineJ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13717503)
((Hugs!)) So if you owe $100k on the house,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,229
Posted By mumstheway
Quote: Originally Posted by momhugs...

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Originally Posted by momhugs http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13715713)
No judgement here, but it puzzles me that...
Forum: Pets   05-06-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By mumstheway
I'd ask the foster mom about his temperment now....

I'd ask the foster mom about his temperment now.

We've had both and if it were me I'd skip the puppy stage!
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