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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By mamarhu
Well over 50%. My paycheck varies (hourly wages),...

Well over 50%. My paycheck varies (hourly wages), but my rent doesn't. I am looking to increase my income by adding a second job, home business, or finding a higher paying job. It is really a shame...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,346
Posted By mamarhu
I get that you don't want your boy peeing...

I get that you don't want your boy peeing inappropriately, but why would this call for a "disciplinary intervention"? Wouldn't it be better to just tell him that isn't the thing to do? A whole bunch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,524
Posted By mamarhu
I love the idea of felted soap! As a knitter, I...

I love the idea of felted soap! As a knitter, I always have leftover remnants of yarn around, often will that will felt nicely. I am going to try knitting a little envelope for this. What fun!


I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By mamarhu
Amazon GC is always a good choice. My favorite...

Amazon GC is always a good choice. My favorite wedding gift is a bonsai tree. To me, this symbolizes life, longevity, stability. Can be as expensive as you choose.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By mamarhu
rarely:bag

rarely:bag
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,524
Posted By mamarhu
I haven't been doing so well in the austerity...

I haven't been doing so well in the austerity department these days (really went over budget at the supermarket yesterday), but I am subbing here to get back in the groove.

Oh, yeah, I did do one...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 40,397
Posted By mamarhu
Hello, all! I have been out of the loop a few...

Hello, all! I have been out of the loop a few weeks: computer problems, then a 2 week "emergency" trip to babysit my grandchildren while ElderSon did training for a new job (go, ElderSon, go!) But I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,227
Posted By mamarhu
Exactly my thought. Sometimes a minute alone is...

Exactly my thought. Sometimes a minute alone is the point, more than the coffee. Is there a library or a park you could rest for a few minutes alone? I bring small knitting projects (socks)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By mamarhu
Just wanted to say - Growing up, my life...

Just wanted to say -

Growing up, my life was greatly enriched by the experience that my mom was deaf , my step-father was legally blind (partial vision in only one eye), and my step-mother was...
Forum: Craft Workshops   06-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By mamarhu
socks knitting brag

I just invented a solution for the toes/heals wearing out in hand knitted socks. I don't know if this is a common solution - I haven't seen it anywhere...

So I normally knit socks with size 2...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-16-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By mamarhu
Yes, this is what I was thinking. Could you...

Yes, this is what I was thinking. Could you perhaps try "chewelery"? These are non-toxic rubbery necklaces meant to be chewed.
The other suggestion I can think of is having huge quantities of very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,899
Posted By mamarhu
Another amazing yarn find at Goodwill today! I...

Another amazing yarn find at Goodwill today! I spent almost $40 that I can't really afford, but I got 3 bags of yarn. After I donated back the skeins I don't need, I was left with 35 balls/skeins of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By mamarhu
Yup - I just have a zip-lock bag in the freezer....

Yup - I just have a zip-lock bag in the freezer. I thaw them in the fridge when I think of it in time, otherwise on the counter.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 40,397
Posted By mamarhu
I get a day of paid vacation, but have no plans....

I get a day of paid vacation, but have no plans. Except to sleep. All day; all night. For 3 days straight. From tonight at 8.  Till Monday at 6 AM.
 
Yeah, right. Who am I fooling? But it sounded...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By mamarhu
I am a huge fan of Collaborative Problem...

I am a huge fan of Collaborative Problem Solving, and The Explosive Child book. But to me, its biggest value is as a shift in the adult's frame of mind, rather than a prescription for particular...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 40,397
Posted By mamarhu
This is fantastic!!! What a great way to make a...

This is fantastic!!! What a great way to make a couple bucks and share some good skills!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By mamarhu
I truly wish I had not read this thread this...

I truly wish I had not read this thread this morning. My everything itches. Everything I own comes from thrift stores. Ugh!!!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 40,397
Posted By mamarhu
Well, ElderSon, in Texas, is about to have a...

Well, ElderSon, in Texas, is about to have a daycare crisis. He will be out of town for 2-3 weeks, training for his new job. His wife works full time, and school is just getting out for the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,899
Posted By mamarhu
I found some great yarn - hand dyed, 100% merino...

I found some great yarn - hand dyed, 100% merino wool, pretty colors, sock weight - perfect! Only $5 for 6 balls. They probably cost around $15 each when they were new. Actually, it was in a bag...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-11-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 455
Posted By mamarhu
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401047/diet-secret-1/20#post_17627268)
 Technically pumpkin...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 455
Posted By mamarhu
Diet secret: The calories in the 1/2 inch thick...

Diet secret: The calories in the 1/2 inch thick layer of Brie don't go away, no matter how much organic baby greens you pile on the sandwich.
 
And pumpkin pie is SO a vegetable!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 40,397
Posted By mamarhu
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamabear0314 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394857/2014-low-income-support-thread/460#post_17625048)
 So...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-07-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By mamarhu
It sounds as if life is generally pretty OK for...

It sounds as if life is generally pretty OK for sister and nephew. I mean, you didn't mention major behavioral or communication issues or serious symptoms other than the speech, which is delayed,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-29-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By mamarhu
Yes, I am a has-been hippie. My "hippie-name"...

Yes, I am a has-been hippie. My "hippie-name" became so much a part of me that I legally changed to that. But many years later, I needed to change my name again (major domestic violence issue), and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-29-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By mamarhu
Is there any chance you could "job share" for...

Is there any chance you could "job share" for now? Keep your part time hours, with someone else filling in the difference? Maybe you could add a little more time than you have now if you wanted....
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