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Forum: MDC Diaper Fairy   11-10-2007, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I'll make you some. Send me an email or private...

I'll make you some. Send me an email or private message with your snail mail. Some other information would help. Like if you have a heavy or light flow. Or heavy nights. Some of us who are on the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-25-2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 46,567
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Quote: Originally Posted by rabrog...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rabrog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9259337)
Trust me, if I could stuff DH into a car that...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-22-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Go ahead and get paternity established now. Say...

Go ahead and get paternity established now. Say he dies 10 years down the road. Your dd will be entitled to Social Security benefits. If he has an estate, she would be entitled to some of it.

As...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I would just quit buying them. If they aren't in...

I would just quit buying them. If they aren't in the house, she can't badger you for them. With your own snacks in Tupperware or something, she'll make the change with you. She'll gripe, but it will...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
My mom got her GED at age 78. Your mom can...

My mom got her GED at age 78. Your mom can change her situation if she truly desires to do something. After my mom got her GED, she was employed by the State of Kansas for several years.

When I...
Forum: Learning at School   09-21-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,436
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Our district does full day. It was explained as...

Our district does full day. It was explained as a way for kids to get more educational time for kids with more drop-out risk (read--lower income.) So, guess which schools got it first? Right. Higher...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-21-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 359
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I'm currently the President of our PTA and I'm...

I'm currently the President of our PTA and I'm trying to get everyone to clearly articulate what the money goes towards. We do only one big push and that has to pay for all of the stuff like teacher...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Here's what I did with all four of my kids. At...

Here's what I did with all four of my kids. At that age, I told them they were too old for diapers and they needed to use the toilet like everyone else. I picked a weekend I would be able to stay...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,581
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
We have our kids in Scouts. My DH is an Eagle...

We have our kids in Scouts. My DH is an Eagle and it was very important to him. The gay issue has been going on for over 20 years before the Supreme Court decision.

Change will have to come from...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 643
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I know most people think their kids don't cause...

I know most people think their kids don't cause problems when looking at the toys alone, but I frequent Value Village and lots of kids open the toy packages. I've even seen kids tell their parents...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,205
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Quote: Originally Posted by Sharlla...

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Originally Posted by Sharlla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9106083)
$10 a month wouldn't even cover 1/2 an overage...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,205
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Collection agencies do not "buy" the account for...

Collection agencies do not "buy" the account for a small amount. They get paid a % of what is collected. We have a CPA firm. Deadbeats get sent to collections and the agency gets 30% of what's...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Thanks Katheek for clarifying that the US was...

Thanks Katheek for clarifying that the US was mostly agricultural. I was trying to point out that if you didn't live on a farm, then you lived IN a city. Not isolated in a suburb. I got a little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,205
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
To intentionally not pay a bill is stealing. You...

To intentionally not pay a bill is stealing. You would most likely be sent to collections and they can take you to court and get a judgement. If you are receiving a tax return, they can be awarded...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-06-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Yes, I would agree that it's new as in...

Yes, I would agree that it's new as in post-WWII. Prior to that time most of the US lived in cities. No suburbs, where moms were isolated. A sahm mom became a symbol of middle class wealth.

My...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-06-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
We did preschool, but not because I felt is was...

We did preschool, but not because I felt is was a "have to" situation. DH and I worked opposite of each other and found it difficult to get the kids to playgroups and things like that. Preschool...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-06-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 772
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
It's really pretty simple to just call the cable...

It's really pretty simple to just call the cable company and tell them to shut you off. Everyone may go through some major grumpiness for a few weeks. They'll adjust.

If your goal is to get the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-20-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I'm not a plumber, but I'm seriously cheap so I...

I'm not a plumber, but I'm seriously cheap so I would clean the thing out rather than throw it away. Baking soda and vinegar are good. They will bubble out the built up gunk of soap. A bottle type...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-16-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I support this platform. We vax. My DH is...

I support this platform. We vax. My DH is severely hearing impaired from a bout with the measles as a kid and our extended family lost a child to meningitis (sp?) 23 years ago.
Forum: Personal Growth   08-08-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 158,702
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
jennnk said "not stupid/crazy sh!t like not...

jennnk said "not stupid/crazy sh!t like not teaching someone to read until all their baby teeth fall out"

Ah, so that's what the later reading is about. I've never heard a straight answer before....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-05-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
yep, we're here too. Smack dab in the middle,...

yep, we're here too. Smack dab in the middle, close to the BP building.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Fresh paint really helps. As well as the...

Fresh paint really helps. As well as the mismatched colors for cheap, check with your local hazardous waste site. Ours lets people take the paint brought in for free. There are usually tons of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-31-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
My washer has quite a few water levels, so a...

My washer has quite a few water levels, so a medium load uses less water than half of one of my tubs. So, figure a full tub with rinse water--no savings of water between my washer and one rinse or a...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-31-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
I have tried using regular sea sponges. I...

I have tried using regular sea sponges. I purchased them at an art store and boiled them. Even cutting them into small, tampon shapes didn't work for me. I found them hard to get in and I had a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-28-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By oldgirl,newtricks
Please take this respectfully. This isn't about...

Please take this respectfully. This isn't about "hippie chick" interactions. Pelican is a Native Alaskan village. It is not a town. Native Alaskan, with their own traditions and long history. There...
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