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Forum: Meal Planning   04-06-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Thanks everyone! I found some Sole fillets and a...

Thanks everyone! I found some Sole fillets and a container of homemade mini meatloaves in the freezer this morning (YAY!). With all your helpful suggestions I think we'll be just fine for the next...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Due to some unexpected costs I have only $50...

Due to some unexpected costs I have only $50 left in my grocery jar for the next 10 days. We are seriously committed to our budget and our debt repayment so unless we are in danger of going without...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,148
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Quote: Originally Posted by ChristyMarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChristyMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15099721)

After taxes you'd have roughly $800K...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-21-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,148
Posted By Baby Makes 4
How wonderful! I'm so happy for her and her...

How wonderful! I'm so happy for her and her family.

If I had 1.5 million I would:

Buy a nicer house in a nicer neighbourhood ($500,000)
Give a few different family members some money...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-21-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,046
Posted By Baby Makes 4
We have 4 jars. (Family of 5 includes Mom, Dad,...

We have 4 jars. (Family of 5 includes Mom, Dad, 14 yo DS, 4 yo DS and 1 yo DD who is still nursing)

Food = $900/month (everything that we eat whether it comes from a store or a restaurant)
...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-04-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Mine got progressively smaller (but exactly a...

Mine got progressively smaller (but exactly a week earlier every time).

DS1 was 9lb7oz (39w4d)
DS2 was 9lb1oz (38w4d)
DD was 7lb1oz (37w4d)
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-15-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Well, we found a solution. We moved out. DH...

Well, we found a solution. We moved out.

DH and I took some money out of savings and bought a really good futon for the living room. Lily goes to sleep in the crib in our bedroom and we sleep on...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-02-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Well, I'm sorry you're all in the same boat as...

Well, I'm sorry you're all in the same boat as us but kind of glad I'm not floating out here all alone. I suppose time will fix this eventually. My two boys were good sleepers so this is all new to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-27-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Baby Makes 4
I am exhausted. Lily goes down to sleep...

I am exhausted.

Lily goes down to sleep easily at 6:45. I can put her down awake and walk away and she just goes to sleep. She does this for naps as well.

She doesn't stay asleep and wants to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-27-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,458
Posted By Baby Makes 4
I will be the lone dissenter on the Snuggle...

I will be the lone dissenter on the Snuggle Nest. The sides are a very hard plastic and it takes up a surprising amount of space. Every time I moved the plastic wall of the nest would dig into my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,379
Posted By Baby Makes 4
My DH gets it and I think the biggest reason her...

My DH gets it and I think the biggest reason her gets it is because he has taken a long parental leave with each of the babies. He knows how much work it was when we were both home and he...
Forum: January 2010   12-23-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Crashing your DDC. We did not do the eye...

Crashing your DDC. We did not do the eye ointment but we did do the injected vit K as I take blood thinner injections every 12 hours while pregnant and we found some evidence to suggest that Asian...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-21-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,541
Posted By Baby Makes 4
DS1 (14 years old) - $60 on two gaming magazine...

DS1 (14 years old) - $60 on two gaming magazine gift certificates, $100 cash (he's saving up for a laptop for school so we're giving him extra) and $20 on stocking stuff (Axe, chocolate, toque...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Baby Makes 4
I wanted to clarify my post about the living...

I wanted to clarify my post about the living room furniture.

For me the "need" in that scenario wasn't the furniture. The "need" was finding a way to spend time with my DH and strengthen our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Quote: Originally Posted by elisheva...

Quote:
Originally Posted by elisheva http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14810301)
I did hear an "expert" being interviewed a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Quote: Originally Posted by Vancouver Mommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vancouver Mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14810295)
May I ask where one gets a 1.65 %...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Need vs Want is an incredibly tough question. ...

Need vs Want is an incredibly tough question.

Lately we have been struggling with family harmony in our living space. DH works out of town and only comes home a couple days a week. My oldest DS...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Quote: Originally Posted by babygrant...

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygrant http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14809657)
Right now we are on a variable rate at...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,844
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Pancakes, eggs and homefries. I usually have...

Pancakes, eggs and homefries. I usually have some bacon around too. THat's our #1 fallback because everyone will eat it.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-12-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Quote: Originally Posted by HarperRose...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HarperRose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14790861)
I get hyperemesis gravidarum during my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,736
Posted By Baby Makes 4
I am surprised that they didn't even respond. We...

I am surprised that they didn't even respond. We have great tenants in our suite and we have already decided that we would lower the rent up to $200 if they ever asked us to. Good long term tenants...
Forum: Diapering   12-04-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Baby Makes 4
I agree with the cheap thin washcloths. I have a...

I agree with the cheap thin washcloths. I have a locally made very mild foaming baby wash. I wipe away as much of the poop as I can with just a wet cloth, put one pump of foam on her, wipe it around...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-04-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By Baby Makes 4
oldest son slept through the night from about 6...

oldest son slept through the night from about 6 months and shared my bed until he was 3.

My second son slept through the night from about 8 months and slept in his own room in a crib from about 4...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Quote: Originally Posted by jeteaa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeteaa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14748016)
You SIL doesn't sound that bad. Its just your...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-01-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By Baby Makes 4
Are you positive it's wool? You can always take...

Are you positive it's wool? You can always take a small piece outside and light it on fire. If it melts it's acrylic. I have a few yarns in my stash that have lost their ballbands and haven't been...
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