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Forum: Single Parenting   12-01-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By arimama
My kids have everything they need at both of...

My kids have everything they need at both of their homes. They are not having a "slumber party" with dad. Its where the LIVE half the time.
I agree with everyone who said it is your Ex's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-13-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By arimama
I have been with my BF for about 6 months. We...

I have been with my BF for about 6 months. We both have two children from previous marriages. Our parenting styles are amazingly similar(homebirthed kids, AP, yada yada).
Our two boys are the same...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By arimama
I have so much more "me" time now, and I am a...

I have so much more "me" time now, and I am a much more fun, patient mom because of it.
Ex has really stepped up and taken a much bigger role in the day to day kids stuff.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By arimama
Mine are with their dad every mon/tues night and...

Mine are with their dad every mon/tues night and every other weekend, plus every other friday(when its not his weekend) we also sometimes do family dinners on wednesdays

that way they never go...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,298
Posted By arimama
I grew up in a home exactly like you describe,...

I grew up in a home exactly like you describe, with a stepdad who wanted to be with my mother but didnt want any parenting responsibilities. It was sad and I grew up feeling very unwanted.

I...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-08-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By arimama
YES! My ex and I split three months ago after...

YES!
My ex and I split three months ago after 9 years of marriage.

We talk everyday. He lives one block from our house. He comes over to mow the lawn for me and help around the house...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-26-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By arimama
During open enrollment in Feb you choose three...

During open enrollment in Feb you choose three schools and two waitlist schools.
If you get on a waitlist for your desired school you basically have to start attending whatever school you get into...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,768
Posted By arimama
Uhh $200 jeans that make my ass look FANTASTIC.

Uhh $200 jeans that make my ass look FANTASTIC.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-23-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By arimama
To get into Bagley, you must live in the north...

To get into Bagley, you must live in the north cluster. One the seattle schools website you can see a map of the city broken into these "clusters". The bagley montessori program is hard to get into....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-10-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By arimama
At 6 this morning I was up making tea and heard...

At 6 this morning I was up making tea and heard a loud sound outside. I looked out the window and saw two aircrafts. One was a helicopter, and in front of it was something smaller with lights. The...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-09-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 293
Posted By arimama
I used to HATE salad. I could sometimes handle...

I used to HATE salad. I could sometimes handle romaine because its crunchy. But any soft lettuce or spinach grossed me out to the max. I would try to choke down a salad occasionally because it was...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-09-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,197
Posted By arimama
I have one of these everyday One whole...

I have one of these everyday

One whole bunch of spinach(tons)
1 green apple
1 pear
approx 1 cup of H20
Super yummy and fresh tasting!

OR
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-22-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,528
Posted By arimama
I have been about 75% raw for approx 2 weeks and...

I have been about 75% raw for approx 2 weeks and I cant believe how amazing I feel. I have also cut out sugar so I am sure that has something to do with feeling fabulous. I have lost 7 lbs already.
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-06-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By arimama
Ugh I just talked to the dad to set up a PP...

Ugh I just talked to the dad to set up a PP visit and he expressed to me that they just want to move on and just not think about what happened. They actually deleated the birth pics and are upset...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By arimama
I attended a birth yesterday as a doula that...

I attended a birth yesterday as a doula that made me never want to step foot near a birth let alone be a midwife.
The labor was looong, like 3 days. Babys heart rate was perfect through the whole...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-04-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By arimama
I take my dry cleaning to a "green cleaner"....

I take my dry cleaning to a "green cleaner". They do dry cleaning without the nasty chemicals.
You could see if you have something like that in your area.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,452
Posted By arimama
Is the rebate In ADDITION to the regular tax...

Is the rebate In ADDITION to the regular tax refund? We generally get about a $3000 tax return every year. I will be thrilled to get an additional $1800! I hope its not one or the other...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-15-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arimama
Quote: Originally Posted by mika3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mika3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10289747)
What area of the east bay are you looking? We...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-15-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arimama
I am researching Elementary schools for my DS...

I am researching Elementary schools for my DS when we move. We have narrowed down a few areas where the schools are "the best".
However the "best" apparently means high test scores. I need to know...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By arimama
So we are 99.9% sure we are going to make the...

So we are 99.9% sure we are going to make the movehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
My husband is going down on the 15th to discuss the details and he is going to check...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-06-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By arimama
Wow thanks for the breakdown. We actually...

Wow thanks for the breakdown.

We actually discovered that my husbands company website has a tool to calculate what his exact bi-weekly pay will be.
We will def be able to swing it on 90K,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-06-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By arimama
Wait how can a 50% tax be possible? You mean...

Wait how can a 50% tax be possible?
You mean that if he made 90,000 we would only bring home 45,000???
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-05-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By arimama
more questions... What is the state income...

more questions...

What is the state income tax?

What's the weather like? I hear that the bay area has similar weather to the PNW. I REALLY hope its warmer and less rainy than here in Seattle.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By arimama
Thank you all for the help. I am sooooo excited!...

Thank you all for the help. I am sooooo excited!
No more horrible rainy depressing winters her in Seattle!

My husband can kind of name his own salary(within reason) and we calculated that we...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-05-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By arimama
So I found out some more info from my hubby. ...

So I found out some more info from my hubby.


He will be working on cleaning up the Chevron refinery in Richmond, and I am now focusing on El cerrito, albany, alameda and berkeley to live in.
...
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