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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,596
Posted By RunAround
I hope this post isn't too harsh or offensive,...

I hope this post isn't too harsh or offensive, either. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Frankly, before making the commitment to a mortgage, I think you and your mom...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By RunAround
Just some notes on my family's experience... ...

Just some notes on my family's experience...

We recently sold our home for a loss. We're in an apartment that is less than 1/2 the size. And, well, it's awesome! We "had" to sell because we're...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By RunAround
My kids are 22 months apart. We didn't buy a...

My kids are 22 months apart. We didn't buy a double stroller before my second son was born, but ended up getting a double "urban" jogger when he was about 2 months. Almost 3 years later, we are...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By RunAround
Quote: Originally Posted by Norasmomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norasmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14789141)
Hmmmmm-I guess I'm an odd-ball, I find...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By RunAround
My boys are less than 2 years apart. My oldest...

My boys are less than 2 years apart. My oldest was very, very attached. (Still is! Spent 20 mins hung on my back like a baby monkey while I cooked dinner yesterday and, yes, he's nearly 5. Reminded...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By RunAround
My oldest has been stirring the pot, so to...

My oldest has been stirring the pot, so to speak, since birth. He really pushes my (and my husband's and his brother's) buttons and always has.

How do we handle it? Well, the check I write for...
Forum: Parenting   12-11-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,454
Posted By RunAround
Someone told me and my husband the line about...

Someone told me and my husband the line about how parenting is "the hardest thing you'll ever love". That is about the most accurate thing anyone told me before my first little guy left my belly.
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By RunAround
Thanks to everyone for the thoughtful responses!

Thanks to everyone for the thoughtful responses!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By RunAround
Thanks for the posts! I'm sure there are others...

Thanks for the posts! I'm sure there are others out there taking notes, too!

In addition to decluttering (I'm truly a master in this regard...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By RunAround
In a few months, we'll be moving several states...

In a few months, we'll be moving several states away. My husband's company will be assisting with the cost, but we're looking to keep the expense and aggravation to a minimum, of course.

For...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,642
Posted By RunAround
Haven't read all the replies, but, yes, we have...

Haven't read all the replies, but, yes, we have "grand"parents who show little interest in our kids. It hurts my heart more than words can express. I treasure my grandmother and the time I spent...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,855
Posted By RunAround
Hm, for a 5 year old, could you do something...

Hm, for a 5 year old, could you do something homemade, like a cool necklace or make a magical storybook about her, heavy on the glitter? (Okay, I don't have boys, but I recall being very big on...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-18-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By RunAround
I've used Cerama Bryte and bought the kit that...

I've used Cerama Bryte and bought the kit that came with the scaper. Worked like a charm! Good luck!
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,199
Posted By RunAround
Quote: Originally Posted by Mandynee22...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mandynee22 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14564718)
I think the older they are, the harder...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-19-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By RunAround
Quote: Originally Posted by Amys1st...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14530820)
So is it Peter Walsh, the hot construction...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-14-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By RunAround
My family of 2 adults, 2 young kids, and a dog...

My family of 2 adults, 2 young kids, and a dog are moving from a 2400 sq ft house to an 1100 sq ft apartment. I have moved many, many times and I'm an expert packer and an enthusiastic purger (hence...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-31-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By RunAround
We donate. I've become a heavy user of the local...

We donate. I've become a heavy user of the local library/interlibrary loan system. We have a few books that would be difficult to replace or that we use for reference and the kids have some that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By RunAround
Essentially, for us, it comes down to whether we...

Essentially, for us, it comes down to whether we want to spend the time/money doing the work ourselves or spending the time to earn the money to pay for the updates already done. You pay either way,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By RunAround
Yeah, that would be annoying. I'd be mad, but...

Yeah, that would be annoying. I'd be mad, but what's done is done. In the lifetime of the cat, you will care less (or it will make you more angry if it turns out to be a hellion cat...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-04-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By RunAround
Well, yes, I can totally relate. Being moms is...

Well, yes, I can totally relate. Being moms is our primary biological directive, not necessarily a creative or professional pursuit. I find it really hard to live in the now, enjoying the privilege...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,802
Posted By RunAround
On the nap thing, no suggestions. I had to hold...

On the nap thing, no suggestions. I had to hold my son for naps, crying his wee head off, and it took at least an hour at that age. In our situation, I actually ended up quitting my job to care for...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By RunAround
Quote: Originally Posted by philomom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13880994)
While I believe in the "home as a haven"...
Forum: Family Planning   06-04-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By RunAround
Quote: Originally Posted by ScarletBegonias...

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Originally Posted by ScarletBegonias http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13877561)
if i knew then what i know/have been...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By RunAround
I don't think it's a "dumb aversion"...

I don't think it's a "dumb aversion" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif, it's just how you are wired. And, you are not alone, not by a long shot. (I have long joked...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,219
Posted By RunAround
Quote: Originally Posted by babygrace...

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygrace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13876795)
i have been wondering what would be an...
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