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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By mumm
I have a 13 year old who still sleeps in my room....

I have a 13 year old who still sleeps in my room. Not my bed, but my room. We've inconsistently tried to wean him to his own room through out those 13 years. His 3 younger siblings all moved to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-21-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By mumm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kathymomof3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401828/chores-and-teens#post_17628703)
  I'm a single mom so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By mumm
The amount of chores my kids have changes based...

The amount of chores my kids have changes based on what is going on in their lives.  This winter my 10 year old was playing 3 sports and didn't do any chores for about 3 months!  When the seasons...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-21-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,199
Posted By mumm
necessary?  no.   nice to have?  yes.   ...

necessary?  no.
 
nice to have?  yes.
 
We line dry about 90% of our items, but those other 10% feel important. 
 
Allergy season is also soccer/lacrosse/softball season and I need uniforms to...
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,043
Posted By mumm
The first usually sleeps 12 hours a night...

The first usually sleeps 12 hours a night (7p-7a).  She is 6 years old.  The next to bed is 13 years old and he usually heads to bed about 9, lights out about 9:30.  Up at 6:20am, so about 9 hours....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By mumm
Yes.  After two children and then a 2nd...

Yes.  After two children and then a 2nd trimester miscarriage I decided we were done.  DP agreed and life went on.  Until it didn't go so smoothly and DP thought we should try once again just to...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By mumm
Our glass ones didn't last very long.  My advice...

Our glass ones didn't last very long.  My advice would be to avoid the bent glass straws.  Very hard to clean the bendy part!
 
We have a solid supply of straws (albeit plastic) that come with...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-09-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By mumm
Yes.  DP travels during the week so it is just...

Yes.  DP travels during the week so it is just me and the kids.  Depending on the season (and the various sports) I often have a sit down meal at 4pm before everyone runs off to their different...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-09-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By mumm
Ours get used for multiple things   ...

Ours get used for multiple things
 
-cleaning bikes and engines and then get tossed
-torn into strips for tomato plants and such in the garden.  They then get tossed or simply rot out.
-clean...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-22-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By mumm
Speech therapy can help.  We had our (then) 8...

Speech therapy can help.  We had our (then) 8 year old in speech therapy for a lisp.  I couldn't hear the lisp, but my partner and  her teachers could.  Insurance covered all but the copay.  Within...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By mumm
I wouldn't put any baby in a dress.  They ride...

I wouldn't put any baby in a dress.  They ride up to their armpits and are generally a pain.  I get the easy access to diaper areas, but that doesn't make up for the riding up part.
 
Once they...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,412
Posted By mumm
Week 1-  Groceries -$352 random items- $27...

Week 1- 
Groceries -$352
random items- $27 birthday party gift, $5 toothpaste/brush, $88 birthday party gifts, $65 chicken feed, $5 postage, $95 school lunches for 2 kids  (Total-$285)
 
Week 2-...
Forum: Gardening   02-13-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By mumm
For years I kept track of expenses, but then I...

For years I kept track of expenses, but then I never followed through with figuring out how much I harvested.  
 
My typical annual expenses-
$40 land rental
$9 seeds
$9 seedlings
 
I save...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,412
Posted By mumm
I'm playing along with my own rules.  (Yea-...

I'm playing along with my own rules.  (Yea- someone always has to be a trouble maker!! might as well be me.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/duck.gif)
 
I'm tracking spending before...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,134
Posted By mumm
Old thread!    $250K for a tiny house in MA...

Old thread! 
 
$250K for a tiny house in MA would be amazing!  Good luck finding that now.
 
Interesting to look at how the housing market has fluctuated during the years since this post!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By mumm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by delightedbutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By mumm
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by delightedbutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By mumm
I don't have terribly strong opinions of what...

I don't have terribly strong opinions of what other families do, but for my household and my children, it wouldn't work.
 
Vocal minority spelled it out well, but the added factor, for me, is that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,412
Posted By mumm
a. Who you are Sahm to 4- ages 6-13  Single...

a. Who you are
Sahm to 4- ages 6-13  Single income, high col area, used to living comfortably the past 8 years or so.  That is about to come to a crashing halt!
 
b. Where you are going (your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,247
Posted By mumm
I've been reading this thread off and on and...

I've been reading this thread off and on and I've decided to track our spending.  We are a family of 6, one income, with no debt other than a mortgage.  We are planning to take on some debt starting...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By mumm
Yes!  It gets easier.    and harder.   ...

Yes!  It gets easier. 
 
and harder.
 
Less physical.  Slightly less constant.  Less feeling like you might ruin them at anytime because you snapped at them.  Or served a dinner of leftover...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By mumm
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/headscr...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/headscratch.gif
 
You can pee in a lake and the ocean.  
 
Any where else, use a toilet!
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By mumm
I think staying home alone can be very...

I think staying home alone can be very empowering for a kid.  My kids start staying home alone at about 5 years old.  The first time might be when the child is thoroughly engrossed in something, it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,694
Posted By mumm
Thanks for all the responses.   ...

Thanks for all the responses.
 
Amberskyfire- your blog is great.  Interesting housing solution.  Hope it lasts a good long time!  We spent July and August on Oahu.  What an amazing area to live,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By mumm
When ever I see ideas like this my first thought...

When ever I see ideas like this my first thought is HOW?  How do you establish any ongoing tradition without life getting in the way?  I get the value of rituals and we've come to have some solid...
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