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Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By newbymom05
Have you ever heard of Flylady? I love her. She...

Have you ever heard of Flylady? I love her. She has a lot of great advice, and one of the things she says is to not play the martyr. Don't misunderstand--I'm sympathetic, he should definitely help...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,911
Posted By newbymom05
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Quote:Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332047/avoiding-eating-out/20#post_16723787)


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Forum: The Mindful Home   10-17-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By newbymom05
I like to cook, like to bake, and as a SAHM...

I like to cook, like to bake, and as a SAHM usually cook all three meals every day, and I hate our gas stove. We had electric, but when it died, years of reading cookbooks extolling the benefits of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By newbymom05
Well I finally went to the website and it does...

Well I finally went to the website and it does look good, but are you all using the free version? Because the ads are soooo intrusive and distracting, I logged off and went to Google calendar after...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By newbymom05
I love Flylady, she seriously changed my life,...

I love Flylady, she seriously changed my life, but that's over months, maybe even years. I get the Daily Digest, so only one email a day to read, and I just skim it. I made my own routines and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By newbymom05
Yeah to the relaxing! You're growing a human, of...

Yeah to the relaxing! You're growing a human, of course you feel tired and run down! Personally, I'd make a run for some take out menus and frozen food and some educational videos like LeapFrog and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-19-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,141
Posted By newbymom05
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Forum: Learning at School   08-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By newbymom05
I agonized last year about sending my June b'day...

I agonized last year about sending my June b'day 5 y/o to kindy last year, but we did and it worked out fine. Do I wish he had a Feb birthday? Heck, yeah! But that's more for me. Does your child...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,579
Posted By newbymom05
I don't know, but when I was pregnant w/ DS2 my...

I don't know, but when I was pregnant w/ DS2 my OB wanted the entire amount up front, even though that would mean I would overpay once I hit the deductible. They told me that they would bill the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-17-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,141
Posted By newbymom05
Great thread! I fight the frump w/ make-up...

Great thread! I fight the frump w/ make-up every.single.day. Even if I know I'm not going anywhere. I think I look so much better and that always helps my attitude. I'm also a skirt/shirt person,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-17-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By newbymom05
Mark Bittman in the NYT is always going on about...

Mark Bittman in the NYT is always going on about cooking fabulously healthy meals quickly, but I find it to take a good bit of time, both in preparation and cleanup. And planning and shopping...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By newbymom05
Food prices have gone up and with the horrible...

Food prices have gone up and with the horrible weather so much of the globe is experiencing, I think that trend will only continue. I don't know how you can budget, other than cutting back somewhere...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-05-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By newbymom05
After about a billion Flylady ads for it, I'm...

After about a billion Flylady ads for it, I'm liking the idea more and more--does anyone here use the Cozi calendar app? If so, how is it working for you and your family?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By newbymom05
I'm another who wouldn't let the tax rate stop...

I'm another who wouldn't let the tax rate stop me. When I go back to work, we'll have the same issue, but it doesn't bother me for all the reasons other posters have mentioned. Maybe think about it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-25-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By newbymom05
Is it very dry where you are? Usually, every...

Is it very dry where you are? Usually, every summer we have a problem w/ earwigs and pillbugs, but this year we've been better about watering the yard/close to the house and I haven't really seen...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-12-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,696
Posted By newbymom05
Yes, I'm really curious too! Like when you're...

Yes, I'm really curious too! Like when you're done, do you just drip-dry? A towel hanging around sounds really gross, especially in a guest bath. Or is there something like a diaper pail, and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-08-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,754
Posted By newbymom05
We live in a fairly low COL area, and our house...

We live in a fairly low COL area, and our house is def less than we could qualify for, and def less than DH's peers. Of course that's kind of turning out to be a bummer now as our kids start public...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,119
Posted By newbymom05
I"m sorry, but I"m another person who says walk...

I"m sorry, but I"m another person who says walk away. I was engaged to someone w/ BP, and the dating was great, the living-with was awful. If you really think love can carry the day, move in with...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-06-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,922
Posted By newbymom05
I'm guessing this cousin doesn't have children,...

I'm guessing this cousin doesn't have children, right? That would bug me. If your kids were in daycare, wouldn't those caregivers be "working"? And getting paid!
 
I haven't gotten any lazy...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By newbymom05
I feel ya', OP. I'm in one of the snobby areas,...

I feel ya', OP. I'm in one of the snobby areas, and it was haaaard when DS1 was first born. Then I found a wonderful group through LL (after attending for a year, so it was no quick fix) and met...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-04-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,795
Posted By newbymom05
You have a toddler, 'nuff said. If you're...

You have a toddler, 'nuff said. If you're staying home with a someone who needs help to eat, sleep and toilet, how on earth are you supposed to do anything else? Cut yourself some slack until...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-04-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,153
Posted By newbymom05
I definitely consider it a job. Like another...

I definitely consider it a job. Like another poster said, someone has to do it. My DH earns the money, and I run the house. DH and I both value an organized house and a SAHP, and since he's always...
Forum: Pets   06-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By newbymom05
Our dog was also an abandoned rescue, and we had...

Our dog was also an abandoned rescue, and we had two friendly cats at the time and he still had horrible separation anxiety. I was a SAHP at the time so pretty much worked a schedule around him....
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By newbymom05
If you don't want to come across new-agey hippy,...

If you don't want to come across new-agey hippy, tell him you were planning to plant a veg garden there and so are worried about it's half-life potential as a herbicide. Ask to see the bottle and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-15-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By newbymom05
I have clear lidded boxes that I got at Target....

I have clear lidded boxes that I got at Target. My best solution was people in one box, all accessories in another. But I still pick up random pieces all day long. All the big sets like castles or...
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