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Forum: Learning at School   05-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,384
Posted By wildmonkeys
Red shirting boys is very common where I am. It...

Red shirting boys is very common where I am. It is pretty much a given that if a boy turns 5 in the summer the parents will wait a whole year and start them late. I actually think it contributes to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By wildmonkeys
I just went to my local Aldi and they had a huge...

I just went to my local Aldi and they had a huge buyout of gluten free products. I don't know if it is at all of them, but if anyone is gluten free, I would check it out.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By wildmonkeys
When making the decision you should consider...

When making the decision you should consider interest rates. I think they are still pretty low right now, if you wait 2 years and interest rates go up, you could end up putting more down and paying...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By wildmonkeys
First house 5% and we lived there 3.5 years;...

First house 5% and we lived there 3.5 years; Second house 10% and we lived there 8.5 years; Current house 25% and we have been here almost 5 years.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 24,215
Posted By wildmonkeys
Melissamommymyo, It depends on which state you...

Melissamommymyo, It depends on which state you live in. WM
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By wildmonkeys
Thanks Cynthia Moon, that is great perspective -...

Thanks Cynthia Moon, that is great perspective - thank you!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By wildmonkeys
I stopped working FT 10 years ago and have been...

I stopped working FT 10 years ago and have been a freelancer. A few months ago, I went back to FT work and am surprised by how unsupportive some people are being. It actually seems to anger a few of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By wildmonkeys
Okay, so this seems like the correct thread for...

Okay, so this seems like the correct thread for this :) Something that specifically is getting to me is home improvements and renovations. The house I live in was built in 1988.  The basement is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,954
Posted By wildmonkeys
I don't think it is anyone's business because...

I don't think it is anyone's business because her family is receiving assistance - it is our business because she asked on the Internet.
 
I stand by that if you are uncomfortable enough to ask...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,954
Posted By wildmonkeys
I have no opinion on this; however, given that...

I have no opinion on this; however, given that you asked it seems like you do.
 
So, honestly...I would wait until you feel like you can enjoy it without asking for permission.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   12-17-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By wildmonkeys
Thanks for checking in!   It has gone like I...

Thanks for checking in!
 
It has gone like I thought it would and I am now completely swamped http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif My work weeks should go from 60ish back to about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,656
Posted By wildmonkeys
We got one about 6 months ago and I LOVE IT!  An...

We got one about 6 months ago and I LOVE IT!  An average trip to the grocery store (even Walmart) was costing me about $150 whereas at Aldi it is $100
 
Like others have said, I like that you rent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By wildmonkeys
OP - I make a chick pea salad which is just...

OP - I make a chick pea salad which is just chick peas, cut up grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half and all of it marinated in a little olive oil, basil and olive oil.
Forum: Work from Home Parents   11-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By wildmonkeys
Hi all, I have been doing freelance work for...

Hi all,
I have been doing freelance work for about 10 years. Overall I have done okay with it - especially when I had really little kids. Now everybody is in school and I am getting a bit worn out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By wildmonkeys
I'll go $27

I'll go $27
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By wildmonkeys
I was gone all weekend because the most amazing...

I was gone all weekend because the most amazing thing happened!
 
Church friends offered some moms a beach house for the weekend --- I spent all weekend in the most amazing (on the beach!) place!...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,471
Posted By wildmonkeys
My big goal is to save the money to make some...

My big goal is to save the money to make some big repairs on our house - our roof and our furnace (and likely our cars) our all looking at the end of their lifespans.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By wildmonkeys
Patti - I am with you on the teenager...I have...

Patti - I am with you on the teenager...I have one and he just wants so much more than his brothers (and everything is so much more expensive in adult sizes).
 
Justmama - there is duct tape on my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
  Sorry!
Views: 200
Posted By wildmonkeys
I asked for advice and then rushed into a...

I asked for advice and then rushed into a decision without waiting for any....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By wildmonkeys
On their own my kids drew straws for who gets...

On their own my kids drew straws for who gets shoes. Breaks me. Ruined my last 48ish hours.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By wildmonkeys
So mommaof3boyz are you saying yes? You are also...

So mommaof3boyz are you saying yes? You are also exhausted? Because I also have to be frugal and always have and I thought at some point we would push past it and I have just realized that we never...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-11-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,676
Posted By wildmonkeys
So, my oldest kid is almost 14 and we were broke...

So, my oldest kid is almost 14 and we were broke before he was born and wow...all of a sudden, I am so very tired of being broke.
 
There have been points during the past 17 - 20 years when we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-11-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By wildmonkeys
Are you sure you will all qualify for WIC and...

Are you sure you will all qualify for WIC and not just the child with special needs? I don't know, but we don't qualify and seem to have much less money than you.
 
I would cancel the cleaning...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,303
Posted By wildmonkeys
I am still trying to use up what I started with...

I am still trying to use up what I started with though I did make a run to the grocery store to buy some produce, milk, eggs, and a few ingredients to make what was left into meals (so I am a big...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 70,292
Posted By wildmonkeys
Frugal Mama - What if you buy light colored...

Frugal Mama - What if you buy light colored sweaters at the thrift store (or work with some you already have) and buy some red dye? I haven't bought dye in awhile but if you have a 40% off coupon...
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