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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Carson
I'm curious about this because you have...

I'm curious about this because you have mentioned it before. You say it is in an Ira,but not 'invested'. What does that mean? Is the money actually in a brokerage/institutions hands? Because if its...
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Carson
It's a little more 'hands on' but I dunk and...

It's a little more 'hands on' but I dunk and swish my diapers, then rinse them in the sink. Another alternative would be using diaper liners, which you can wash and reuse if it is just a pee diape.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Carson
Yes, yes! I just don't get arbitrary amounts of...

Yes, yes! I just don't get arbitrary amounts of anything, and I hope those of us reading this forum at least try to put arbitrary numbers in context.. Someone spending 50% on housing or $800/mo on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Carson
I think you need to think about what you are...

I think you need to think about what you are truly insuring yourself against. I mean, where does 25x come from? Does she think about earning interest on that balance? As a sahm dependent on a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Carson
Follow iheartcvs.com for an idea of how to shop...

Follow iheartcvs.com for an idea of how to shop their sales.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Carson
Yep I agree with the above. Keep it in a simple...

Yep I agree with the above. Keep it in a simple index fund and just let it be.
Forum: Pets   12-14-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Carson
Peroxide, a bit of baking soda and dish soap....

Peroxide, a bit of baking soda and dish soap. Test for colorfastness first, but that it has been a godsend for getting our cats pee smell out of nylon bags. I learned if you use some thing like...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-14-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Carson
I don't see why not, but you want to take care...

I don't see why not, but you want to take care to keep meat in the safe range of temperatures. You should cook through to 140f and cool it down, slice at your leisure. Don't slice it when it is...
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,299
Posted By Carson
Curios because I am really struggling. If you...

Curios because I am really struggling. If you don't do Santa, what do you say at all to your kid to explain? DS is 4 and we were ambushed by Santa at a preschool dinner tonight....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,142
Posted By Carson
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mum4boys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334490/thrift-score/150#post_17503256)

So I try to buy most of...
Forum: Homebirth   11-08-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,954
Posted By Carson
We've been watching this show from the start,...

We've been watching this show from the start, and after Awhile, I thought it would be awesome if eve got pg! I sooo hope she just has a HB.
Forum: C-section Birth   11-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Carson
Many women are constipated after delivery due to...

Many women are constipated after delivery due to lack of movement, fluid imbalances, meds, hormones,etc... If it is bright red anal bleeding, its possible you've strained somewhere and have a little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,142
Posted By Carson
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mommaof3boz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334490/thrift-score/150#post_17500014)

I love thrift...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-31-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,142
Posted By Carson
Can you put some kind of patch / appliqué /...

Can you put some kind of patch / appliqué / embroidery on it? Or cut off into a ss sweater or vest?

I have an amazing ivory cashmere turtleneck that got a bit yellowed, and its now my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Carson
Looking at the site for Disney Institute, it...

Looking at the site for Disney Institute, it doesn't seem that it is Disney branded training. Rather it seems they developed their own division of corporate and leadership training seminars, built...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,021
Posted By Carson
This post was 10 years old.. :headscratch:

This post was 10 years old.. :headscratch:
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Carson
Well with a weird cycle and your schedule, I'd...

Well with a weird cycle and your schedule, I'd really recommend the CBEFM to time things if you are looking to TTC quickly. I was able to get mine used and resell it, basically just paying for...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-18-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Carson
We dealt with a rough go of trying to TTC #2 and...

We dealt with a rough go of trying to TTC #2 and a couple of miscarriages. Dh works a weird schedule. For various reasons, I used the clearblue easy fertility monitor to time my cycles. It was well...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-14-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Carson
We are meeting with a lawyer this week, but in...

We are meeting with a lawyer this week, but in my head...

SIL would get the kids, and be able to use DH's pension benefits and my ss benefits to take care of their monthly expenses. The proceeds...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-23-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Carson
I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. At this...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. At this point, I would strongly suggest you find a good LC in your area. Maybe a local LLL can point you to one.
Forum: Pets   08-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Carson
Hugs, its okay.

Hugs, its okay.
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-21-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Carson
I don't know why they call that an 'automatic'...

I don't know why they call that an 'automatic' pump, but I have used ameda pump for over 3 years and really like it. It has two different controls for suction speed and strength,but you need to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-29-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 42,790
Posted By Carson
Everything I have ever read is it is quite safe...

Everything I have ever read is it is quite safe to refreeze as long as there are ice crystals in it. If it is fully thawed, give that to LO over the next few days and pump pump pump to replenish.
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-29-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Carson
Can you put a dehumidifier in the area to keep...

Can you put a dehumidifier in the area to keep the air as dry as possible?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By Carson
Jmo, but is three something even small you could...

Jmo, but is three something even small you could afford off their registry? Even if its a piece of serve ware or a frame?
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