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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Okapi
So I don't really have a specific question right...

So I don't really have a specific question right now, but we have reached the end of our search for a school for our current Kindergartener & found nothing (well one school that we can just barely...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Okapi
I use You Need a Budget, and I really like it....

I use You Need a Budget, and I really like it. When I first got it I only used it for a month or two & then got overwhelmed and stopped for a couple months. When I started up again, I started using...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-25-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Okapi
He is the one who is motivated to buy. She has...

He is the one who is motivated to buy. She has told him that she is considering divorce in the heat of argument (did not intend to), & he did not take her seriously, so she would like to keep it...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Okapi
Hoping for some advice from those who have BTDT....

Hoping for some advice from those who have BTDT. A friend is in a mentally/emotionally/financially abusive relationship. She is a SAHM. Currently they are renting a home & her name is not on the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-30-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Okapi
We got a mini crib for DD1 when she outgrew the...

We got a mini crib for DD1 when she outgrew the cosleeper b/c the regular crib didn't fit in our room. She probably would have fit in it until (maybe even past) 3, but she had started wanting to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Okapi
Thanks for the ideas! I will check out the...

Thanks for the ideas! I will check out the Boglehead forum, and I guess start doing some research.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Okapi
My IRA is with Principle. It was a rollover from...

My IRA is with Principle. It was a rollover from a 401K w/ them when the company I was working for got bought out. The statements they sent always said I needed to send a min. of $500. Perhaps I was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Okapi
Thanks! I guess my only question with those is,...

Thanks! I guess my only question with those is, how easy is it to get money in & out? Will I end up having to call them, or send things through the mail? Things like that get on my todo list, but...
Forum: Pets   03-15-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Okapi
Any recommendations for treat or puzzle toys for...

Any recommendations for treat or puzzle toys for dogs? We have a 6 mo old lab mix ( ~30 lbs). He really likes the buster cube, but I wanted to get him something else to mix it up a little for him.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-15-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Okapi
Another thing I would do is only pack my tops...

Another thing I would do is only pack my tops that would show as little as possible while nursing, and then wear tanks under them. That way, once she is latched on, there's really nothing to see,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-15-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Okapi
I have been considering using Betterment...

I have been considering using Betterment (https://www.betterment.com) for longer term savings/investment and was wondering if anyone here has used it, or alternatively, considered it and decided not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By Okapi
Yes, I agree with everyone else - get your...

Yes, I agree with everyone else - get your little one outside as much as you can/want to! I know with DD1, and even DD2, to a lesser degree, if she was fussy & unable to settle down, she often would...
Forum: Pets   12-10-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Okapi
We got a new puppy on Saturday. He is about 10...

We got a new puppy on Saturday. He is about 10 weeks old & was found locked in a trailer when his other people left him :( We are crate and clicker training him, and so far he is doing pretty well,...
Forum: Babywearing   12-10-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Okapi
Thanks for the idea! I tried that just with the...

Thanks for the idea! I tried that just with the Ergo, and it made it just the right size! She still wasn't thrilled about it, but it's a step in the right direction.
Forum: Babywearing   12-04-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Okapi
DD2 is 6 mo, but only about 12 or 13 lbs. I have...

DD2 is 6 mo, but only about 12 or 13 lbs. I have an Ergo, which she does not like being in, I think because she can not see over the straps and feels closed in. My DD1 was a similar size and also...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Okapi
This is exactly what I was coming to post...

This is exactly what I was coming to post about!! I definitely agree w/ the PP who said to tell them what they should do instead of what they shouldn't. Also, anytime I can make things a little more...
Forum: Learning at School   11-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Okapi
My DD is going to be entering Kindergarten next...

My DD is going to be entering Kindergarten next year. Our school system is having a major budget crisis, and apparently one of the things on the table for next year is a four day school week. Has...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-10-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,848
Posted By Okapi
What kind of shoes is she wearing? My older DD's...

What kind of shoes is she wearing? My older DD's feet get very hot in shoes (she's about to turn 5 - it's 40 degrees outside in the mornings now and she still mostly picks her froggy sandals to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-05-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Okapi
Thanks! Especially for the reminder about latex...

Thanks! Especially for the reminder about latex allergies, since I probably wouldn't have thought of that. I'm still not sure if we're going to do it, but it's still on the table!
 
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-03-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Okapi
My DD who is turning 5 wants to have a messy...

My DD who is turning 5 wants to have a messy rainbow party. We will obviously let everyone know to wear old clothes, but I was thinking about providing a basic white tee for all the kids to use as a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-15-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Okapi
Thanks! That night she started going longer...

Thanks! That night she started going longer without falling asleep, and we got done just now with a 2 hour nursing session, so maybe she was just tired after coming home from the hospital. I brought...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-13-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Okapi
DD is 6 days old. She had to stay in the...

DD is 6 days old. She had to stay in the hospital a couple extra days b/c she lost a lot of weight the first day (10.6% -she started at 4lbs 1oz) and they wanted her weight back up & to see she...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-11-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,801
Posted By Okapi
Aw, sounds like everyone is having house trouble...

Aw, sounds like everyone is having house trouble :( We got through the inspection OK, but then the radon inspection came back high http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif We ended up...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Okapi
Thank you for the information! We went ahead and...

Thank you for the information! We went ahead and decided to go through with the sale. Turns out DH's concern is the usual - not that he's found a lot of info that it doesn't work, but that if a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-06-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Okapi
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/help.gi...

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We are trying to buy a house and had a radon test done. It came back with a level of...
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