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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-06-2004, 01:40 PM
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Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
polka - DH was a volunteer fireman for 12 years...

polka - DH was a volunteer fireman for 12 years before being delopyed and will probably rejoin when he returns. He also took a job as a Sheriffs deputy for about a year, but can't get very far with...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Becky - I'm sorry, Michael is ARMY National...

Becky - I'm sorry, Michael is ARMY National Guard - probably the same thing your hubby's looking into.
He was deployed when Rachel was only 3 months old. We've made sure she constantly has pictures...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-31-2004, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Here's an idea I've used a couple of times when...

Here's an idea I've used a couple of times when I was just totally overwhelmed. Have a really good friend help you with a trouble spot. In my case it was the pantry and the boys room. My best friend...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Becca - MY DH has been ANG (army National Guard)...

Becca - MY DH has been ANG (army National Guard) since 1990. We weren't together when he did his BT so I can't speak to that. We live in VT and he had to got o Ft Sill in OK for his BT. He didn't...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
little late now - but it's monday "Hey guys. I...

little late now - but it's monday
"Hey guys. I am hearing conflicting stories. Do we get paid Friday or Monday? Noone can give me a straight answer"
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,028
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Kate - you're in the "Rutland" central vt area...

Kate - you're in the "Rutland" central vt area right? I'm in the Barre "central VT area", our Pediatirician is great but (as with most pediatricians) he's got so many patients that they keep a...
Forum: Learning at School   10-27-2004, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Renaissancemom31
It's too bad - but that seems to be what it's...

It's too bad - but that seems to be what it's coming to. Kids are exposed to these kinds of images at such an early age. My soon-to-be-11 year old came home from a friends last weekend and wanted to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-26-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,028
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Hello! I live in Orange. It sounds like I don't...

Hello! I live in Orange. It sounds like I don't have a whole lot in common with most of the mama's on this thread - but I DO live in VT...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-26-2004, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Gaiamom - I'd love to hear more about how you...

Gaiamom - I'd love to hear more about how you went about culling your home and making it so simple. We are working on doing that here. Maybe a New thread?

BTW - My boys room is currently empty...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-26-2004, 11:39 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Hello - Just popped in to say hi to everyone....

Hello - Just popped in to say hi to everyone. All's well here. Glad to see all the Mamas and Babes are doing well. Sorry to hear about your accidents!
We got a big surprise last Friday! My BIL came...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-23-2004, 11:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By Renaissancemom31
The boys room is empty!!!! ...

The boys room is empty!!!!
...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-22-2004, 08:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Well - My brother and his wife came over...

Well - My brother and his wife came over yesterday and hoed out the boys room. Tossed a bunch of trash and generally cleared a path so I can get through to the basement.
Bathroom - still looking...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-20-2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Renaissancemom31
NEVER!!! We over 30's have to stand strong!!! 34...

NEVER!!! We over 30's have to stand strong!!! 34 isn't old? Welcome to MDC! I'm still fairly new here myself but I feel right at home.
I'm amber - mother to Ben,Neil, and Rachel (11,10, 1); wife to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2004, 11:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,875
Posted By Renaissancemom31
It's funny that you mention that because another...

It's funny that you mention that because another friend suggested I put her in a playpen (which I haven't done for months). So I did that this morning and she played quite happily for about 1/2 hour...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2004, 11:05 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
piles: I have 2 different cards? Myabe one of...

piles: I have 2 different cards? Myabe one of them is dental - guess I'll have to go check.

Mary- tricare card/presciption card same thing . It's what you use at the pharmacy or anytime you see...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
"Did everyone just get new tricare cards? We...

"Did everyone just get new tricare cards? We did- something about they are changing contracts so they sent out new cards. Dh even got a card and he never did before, does this mean he can see any...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2004, 10:28 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 5,162
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Don't know if you all would consider me a...

Don't know if you all would consider me a military momma. DH is NG stationed in Iraq. He's been deployed since January, got 2 weeks leave in August, not expected home til March or April at the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2004, 06:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,875
Posted By Renaissancemom31
It's very reassuring to see other who want to...

It's very reassuring to see other who want to change here.

After posting yesterday on the Gentle Discipline thread about reformed spankers (saying that I don't think you should ever spank a child...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2004, 11:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,875
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Do you all have a topic/thread set up somewhere...

Do you all have a topic/thread set up somewhere off the FYT board? Can someone please direct me to it? I'd love to join in!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Sara - Your story is just the kind of motivation...

Sara - Your story is just the kind of motivation I need to keep trying to do the right thing. I don't want my chidren to be afraid, I want them to be good. Iwant them to be motivated to be good -...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By Renaissancemom31
WOW - it just occured to me that I do something...

WOW - it just occured to me that I do something similar to this when I want to spank. Now it make sense - because it's something I never did before I decided to quit spanking!

"Also, when I was...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-19-2004, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Renaissancemom31
A very good point - I hadn't considered that!! ...

A very good point - I hadn't considered that!!

"A lot of times this will add up to way more than you can get for your items at a garage sale (or on ebay). " laurabfig
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2004, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By Renaissancemom31
OK - I'll take the leap. I'm a reforming...

OK - I'll take the leap. I'm a reforming spanker. I was raised by spankers. It's really hard to change, but what I find most useful is to close my eyes and take a big breath (or two, or three). If...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-17-2004, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By Renaissancemom31
Short answer - No closets, but we have clutter...

Short answer - No closets, but we have clutter due to our transition (lots of works in progress), and we only have 1 credit card with a balance of $750 which we use for big ticket items that we need...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-17-2004, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By Renaissancemom31
When you think about it - the whole process of...

When you think about it - the whole process of accumulation and "disposal" is very cyclical and can be spiritual if you embrace it as a living process. Think about it on a larger scale - a dam can...
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