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Forum: Natural Body Care   11-13-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,129
Posted By BlueLeaf
I paid $18 at the Aveda place to get my brows...

I paid $18 at the Aveda place to get my brows done the first time. It had a huge impact on me - I have thick brows (think Brooke Shields in the 80s) and having them professionally done made them...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-10-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 566
Posted By BlueLeaf
If your current office is really your only...

If your current office is really your only option, then my suggestion is to simply embrace it. Put up curtains, pump, and if anyone says anything about the noise you can be matter of fact about it....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By BlueLeaf
It's 100% worth getting a lawyer if you have a...

It's 100% worth getting a lawyer if you have a kid.
 
My employer offers a pre-paid legal plan for $16 a month. I enrolled this year and that paid for our wills for my husband and me. I recommend...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By BlueLeaf
It's been an adjustment for me to do online...

It's been an adjustment for me to do online classes. I'm a perpetual procrastinator (here I am on MDC when my assignments are due tomorrow at midnight!) so I have to be more disciplined and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By BlueLeaf
I'm sort of in the same boat, except I don't...

I'm sort of in the same boat, except I don't have paid time off to do school work! That's awesome! I am doing my degree online which gives me more flexibility, but sometimes it feels very...
Forum: Pets   09-11-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By BlueLeaf
What an awful thing to go through! Making the...

What an awful thing to go through! Making the decision to end my cat's life was the hardest thing I've ever done.
 
One thing to remember is that animals will not show the true amount of pain they...
Forum: September 2011   09-10-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By BlueLeaf
What is the "sick leave pool"?   The whole...

What is the "sick leave pool"?
 
The whole situation stinks!
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   07-22-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By BlueLeaf
I live in Englewood, which is just north of...

I live in Englewood, which is just north of Littleton. I think the south suburban area is lovely and a lot of fun. There are a lot of parks and open spaces. What are you looking for specifically?
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,918
Posted By BlueLeaf
We do laundry once a week as well. Last year our...

We do laundry once a week as well. Last year our unit broke and we had to go to the coin-op, so I feel your pain. I think a few mesh laundry bags hanging in the bedroom, bathroom, closet are a lot...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By BlueLeaf
My little one loves raisin toast these days, so...

My little one loves raisin toast these days, so I give her strips of that. I try to chop up fruits and veggies for her every meal. She likes to dip things so she's had whole grain crackers and...
Forum: Spirituality   07-16-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By BlueLeaf
I am Pagan as well, and you have some wonderful...

I am Pagan as well, and you have some wonderful ideas!
 
My little one is too small for much formal spirituality. I sing her bedtime songs that are pagan hymns and chants. But this thread has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By BlueLeaf
Student loans aren't considered income. If you...

Student loans aren't considered income. If you receive grants, those may be.
 
Basically, they can't ask you to take on debt in order to buy food.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-11-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,825
Posted By BlueLeaf
Double check your plan and make sure there's not...

Double check your plan and make sure there's not a penalty if you don't add your baby right away. My dental is only $13 a month for both of us (up from $10 for just me), so I just added her when she...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-09-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,836
Posted By BlueLeaf
If you're a knitter, it's perfect for skeins of...

If you're a knitter, it's perfect for skeins of yarn. But that's not a good idea in the kitchen!

I'd personally hang a bulletin or white board over it.
Forum: Spirituality   11-03-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,612
Posted By BlueLeaf
Quote: Originally Posted by Sol_y_Paz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sol_y_Paz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16007826)
What are the reasons you would?
What would...
Forum: Spirituality   10-31-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By BlueLeaf
I love Circle Round! When casting circe...

I love Circle Round!

When casting circe with kids, my best advice is to keep it simple and loose. Invoke the elements through movement, instead of poetry that won't hold their attention. Mark out...
Forum: Spirituality   10-31-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By BlueLeaf
I'm Pagan, and Halloween/Samhain is the ultimate...

I'm Pagan, and Halloween/Samhain is the ultimate family holiday. Not only is it fun, with junk food and dressing up and parties, but it's also when we honor our families, specifically those who have...
Forum: Spirituality   10-31-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,612
Posted By BlueLeaf
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. My husband...

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. My husband and I are still discussing it, but I don't think we're going to have her baptised. And I'm going to tell MIL that going behind my back is a betrayal...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-31-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By BlueLeaf
I was told that babys' hands and feet are always...

I was told that babys' hands and feet are always colder than the rest of their bodies, and not to assume they're cold based only on that. A more reliable way is to feel their necks. My babe's hands...
Forum: Spirituality   10-30-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,612
Posted By BlueLeaf
I'm Pagan and my husband is sort of agnostic....

I'm Pagan and my husband is sort of agnostic. His mother is Lutheran. Our LO is 6 months old now, and today my MIL asked, with tears in her eyes, if we'd have the baby baptized. She said she didn't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,675
Posted By BlueLeaf
The best mom I know went back to work when her...

The best mom I know went back to work when her baby was one (1!) week old, because she had to. Her kids are amazing people - they're intelligent, polite, well-behaved, hard working - everything...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By BlueLeaf
Technically they're supposed to have your...

Technically they're supposed to have your benefits on your card no less than 30 days from the date of your application. If your circumstances are severe, they should be on your card within 7 days....
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By BlueLeaf
I'm a large lady too. I gave up trying to find...

I'm a large lady too. I gave up trying to find decent nursing clothes in my size - if they do exist, they're super expensive and dumb looking.

My operating procedure is to always wear a tank or a...
Forum: Diapering   09-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By BlueLeaf
That's the exact trash can we use as a diaper...

That's the exact trash can we use as a diaper pail. It works great!
Forum: Lactivism   08-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By BlueLeaf
This is a little different, as it wasn't a fair....

This is a little different, as it wasn't a fair. But our mall has a "nursing area" marked on the mall map. We went there and it was a couch and two chairs directly in front of the bathrooms -...
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