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Forum: Single Parenting   07-02-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in - I've been reading but not replying....

Checking in - I've been reading but not replying.


Struggling with things. I still want another child, but the desire has lessened a bit, if that makes sense. I've struggling with my weight loss...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly...

I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly because I've been busy & broke lol. I have found a couple of things at thrift shops though.






American Girl 2 doll tote - .70 {was .99,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 11:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I hear y'all on the kids clothes - my dd just...

I hear y'all on the kids clothes - my dd just keeps growing. She is taking after me, and now needs a size 14 in bottoms to fit her figure. Unfortunately she is still a size 10 for length right now....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamabear - would it be possible to use a cloth...

Mamabear - would it be possible to use a cloth pullup at night for your kiddos? There are patterns out there for big kid sizes. Or if you thrift shop a lot, keep an eye out for the medical pullups...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2015, 09:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - can you file for wrongful...

Sillysapling - can you file for wrongful termination? Something doesn't sound right - good reviews and yet you get fired.


Zebra - I hear you on the holidays. I need to sit down & try to work...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 371
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - if you PM me, I can give you a $15...

Justmama - if you PM me, I can give you a $15 schoola code - I got one & it was about enough to cover 5 pair of shorts for my daughter, so maybe it would help with shorts for your oldest....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2015, 02:43 PM
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Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - What is glass bottle edging? It...

Happyhats - What is glass bottle edging? It sounds interesting.


I am here, but mostly lurking lately. Stressed dealing with bills & disconnects, and seems like everywhere that helps locally is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I've been doing really good lately finding...

I've been doing really good lately finding things!


Church Rummage Sale last weekend:


4 t-shirts for me for .50 each
10 books for dd 5/$1
Ergo Baby Sport carrier $2 - I flipped this on a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
I do the same on our south facing windows, but I...

I do the same on our south facing windows, but I use foil instead of the blankets & just tape it to the windows. Same concept though, and it really does make a difference.




Aloe, if you can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Not the greatest thrift run, but I found some...

Not the greatest thrift run, but I found some deals for dd & myself.


8 tank tops for dd for this summer, about half are from Justice, the rest are Faded Glory
1 skort for dd
5 books,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2015, 10:14 AM
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Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - I would be tempted to report them...

Sillysapling - I would be tempted to report them to OSHA anyways. It would probably mean losing your job though - not right though.


Mylie - good to hear from you. I had been wondering how you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
I'm doing Nutrisystem, but using the 5 day kit...

I'm doing Nutrisystem, but using the 5 day kit boxes available at Walmart as they can be purchased with SNAP. I flex some meals as well to try to cut costs too. The food is pretty good too - only a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 07:38 AM
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Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Mcfly - I hope it works out for you & your friend...

Mcfly - I hope it works out for you & your friend with housing. But I would err on the side of caution & do an agreement in writing so that if issues come up you can easier deal with them.

...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 14,824
Posted By frugalmama
Out of curiosity - if you go the known donor...

Out of curiosity - if you go the known donor route, but don't use a friend, what way do you recommend to find a good donor? Asking friends isn't an option - most would want a co-parenting situation...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2015, 03:21 PM
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Views: 14,824
Posted By frugalmama
Satori - that makes perfect sense. My dd is HFA /...

Satori - that makes perfect sense. My dd is HFA / Mild Apsie as well {maybe that is why she's never asked}, which worries me a lot when thinking about adding another child to the mix. She is very...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 14,824
Posted By frugalmama
Question for you all - if you have older kids...

Question for you all - if you have older kids {say 5/6 and up} - how & when did you talk to them about your TTC another child? DD is 8 now, and I haven't mentioned it to her at all other than in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2015, 10:22 PM
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Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Low/No income here as well. But we have most...

Low/No income here as well. But we have most things we need, and some of the wants. Do a lot of thrift shopping & yard sales to get most of what we need. I work to make ends meet, but it's by choice...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 14,824
Posted By frugalmama
I think I have a bit of an idea - I hadn't been...

I think I have a bit of an idea - I hadn't been lurking in a while, but read back a few pages.





That's what I keep asking myself - will I regret not having another child in 10 or 15 years....
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 14,824
Posted By frugalmama
Overall it's been great. The 1st 5 years I had a...

Overall it's been great. The 1st 5 years I had a lot of family support as my mom lived with us. Unfortunately she passed away 2 years ago, and it's been a bit harder since then. That's my biggest...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Checking in - Things are so-so here. Getting by...

Checking in - Things are so-so here. Getting by just barely. Trying to up the income & get some savings put back. Gotta call tomorrow & try to get in for a electric disconnect - I wasn't sure if we'd...
Forum: Diapering   02-28-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By frugalmama
Has anyone used recycled t-shirt flats?

As described here: http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/cheap-and-easy-make-two-t-shirt-flats-from-1-xxl-shirt/ ? Trying to get a feel for how well they work & absorb.


I cloth diapered my dd for a...
Forum: Family Planning   02-28-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,061
Posted By frugalmama
Peeking my head in here to join y'all. ...

Peeking my head in here to join y'all.


1. Right now I'm wanting, but waiting while I get finances & health in a better position for TTC. I am probably looking to start TTC Summer 2016-ish.

...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-27-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 14,824
Posted By frugalmama
Peeking my head in here - I'm a Single mom by...

Peeking my head in here - I'm a Single mom by choice to one 8yo dd and debating adding another baby to the mix using a semi-known donor {several friends have gone this route locally, so I'm okay with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Zebra & SillySapling- totally understand going to...

Zebra & SillySapling- totally understand going to the office then. I guess I am spoiled - our state started a new online application system & all documents can be uploaded through the system. Nothing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,452
Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - does your state not do phone...

Zebra - does your state not do phone appointments? I know here they do if you can't come to the office for whatever reason. Maybe that would work for you? I always do a phone interview because it's...
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