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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I hope one of those groups will be able to help...

I hope one of those groups will be able to help you ASAP! Another idea, in the meantime... do you have anything you can sell? Toys your kids don't need, unused furniture or electronics, etc.? Or is...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,270
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Thank you so much, I haven't been on here much...

Thank you so much, I haven't been on here much lately and it was nice to come back & unexpectedly find these messages of support here. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif It means a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-29-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,822
Posted By crunchy_mommy
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bigeyes...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif Wow I had no idea the direction this thread would take!!! Micah_mae, please, please report it. It's not your job to worry about details or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,822
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I know my habit of "shopping" from other...

I know my habit of "shopping" from other people's trash on the curb is a bit weird but also obvious... what are some of your less-obvious weird or slightly embarrassing ways of saving money?

One...
Forum: Women's Health   04-03-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,270
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Just figured I'd update since you all have been...

Just figured I'd update since you all have been so encouraging & uplifting! It means a lot to me. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I am 5 weeks post-mastectomy. Healing pretty...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Your SIL is nutso. Who expects someone to show...

Your SIL is nutso. Who expects someone to show up at a party but won't tell them when or where it is? That's a whole 'nother level of crazy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-26-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I don't see anything wrong with leaving out...

I don't see anything wrong with leaving out books your kids are enjoying! Really, it would be kind of silly to put them away just because others have done so.

We did put the board books away when...
Forum: Family Safety   03-25-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By crunchy_mommy
My DS is 4 and someone still stays within arm's...

My DS is 4 and someone still stays within arm's reach. I imagine it will be 2-3 more years before I'm comfortable leaving him unsupervised. He can swim but for some reason I just don't feel it's...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-25-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I think if you have a random guest list -- a few...

I think if you have a random guest list -- a few family members, a few friends, some schoolmates -- then it wouldn't be rude to not invite her. However, if every other member of the family is on the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I agree that it is annoying! My 4yo DS decided...

I agree that it is annoying! My 4yo DS decided to cut his long hair but people still mistake him for a girl because he wears pink & flowers & skirts. He did ask once why people think he's a girl,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,997
Posted By crunchy_mommy
The yelling/humiliation thing would be extremely...

The yelling/humiliation thing would be extremely upsetting to me, and I wouldn't want my kid there again for that reason.

The food thing doesn't seem all that horrible to me. Perhaps a bit weird,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Also if you have good credit, perhaps you can...

Also if you have good credit, perhaps you can get a private student loan at a lower interest rate? 6.8% seems high.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Hmm this is tough... What about if you sign up...

Hmm this is tough... What about if you sign up for the cc, but then go for the student loan when you're getting close to the end of the 0% promo period? I'm not sure how this would work because I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By crunchy_mommy
$600 sounds good, we have similar diets in our...

$600 sounds good, we have similar diets in our house and spend a little less (usually under $450) but only have 1 kid, plus we don't really eat much meat. I think grain-free flours & substitutes do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By crunchy_mommy
We are actually about to apply for state...

We are actually about to apply for state insurance but were not eligible until recently because my short-term disability payments put us just over the income limit....
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-19-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I nursed at least 5 times an hour lol, and no...

I nursed at least 5 times an hour lol, and no bottles, pacifiers, or even solid foods. My cycle returned at 9mos post-partum. I remember the first few cycles being lighter & pain-free (I usually...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,380
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I'd put the almond butter on apple slices or...

I'd put the almond butter on apple slices or carrot sticks or something. But if you're looking for something starchy, try popcorn cakes or corn tortillas.

Another option is to make pancakes --...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I don't think it's silly at all, you are right...

I don't think it's silly at all, you are right to feel frustrated, but you are also choosing to put yourself in that situation, you know? If you can give freely and without resentment, do it. If...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,634
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by stormborn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1372490/fluff-thread-eating-pet-peeves/80#post_17282182)

On...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Ahhh knowing that it's a student loan &...

Ahhh knowing that it's a student loan & low-interest does change my answer. I still think it's wise to pay debts off ASAP but you won't have much interest and it's tax-deductible so not throwing all...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 527
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I hope you can find someone who can be "an extra...

I hope you can find someone who can be "an extra pair of hands" but in reality I feel like it's easier for friends/family to do than a stranger you've hired. Maybe there is someone out there with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 527
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Your list really sounds like a description for a...

Your list really sounds like a description for a nanny, with light housework. There is a lot of child care in that list to consider it 'homesteading help'. I would consider maybe hiring a couple...
Forum: Women's Health   02-24-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Yeah you can get strep multiple times, I had it...

Yeah you can get strep multiple times, I had it at least 10 times throughout childhood and as a teen had it 5 times in one year (we tested my cat to see if she was carrying it!) I don't think you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By crunchy_mommy
I'm a big proponent of fresh air for sick kids....

I'm a big proponent of fresh air for sick kids. I swear it somehow clears all the icky stuff out, fast, and gets them feeling better quickly! (Adults too, for that matter.)

However, if there's a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 527
Posted By crunchy_mommy
Well I guess I'll be the voice of dissent... it...

Well I guess I'll be the voice of dissent... it doesn't sound like too much to me, but of course really depends on the nanny and on the kids' temperaments. I'd try it for a while with just your...
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