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Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-10-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,838
Posted By kijip
I do recreational level roller derby....

I do recreational level roller derby. Eventually, I would like to join a competitive team but I need more practice and I want the kids to be older. My sons are 2.5 and 8 now.

I also go camping...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-10-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,902
Posted By kijip
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By kijip
I would try to sell them on Craigslist for a bit...

I would try to sell them on Craigslist for a bit more than the jeweler said he would pay.  You will need to agree to meet people at a jewelers so they can verify the items are real.  
 
If you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By kijip
You should check with your state.  In my state a...

You should check with your state.  In my state a child can be on a parent's insurance and state insurance also if they qualify.  The parent's insurance is then the primary and the state insurance is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,710
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,710
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,206
Posted By kijip
The car dependent lifestyle of many suburbs is...

The car dependent lifestyle of many suburbs is high on my list of not liking them. When I lived in a close in burb, the commute was still personally soul crushing.

However, I am a big believer in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By kijip
  . Find family walks which incorporate some...


. Find family walks which incorporate some up and down hills and or a lot of stairs. Put a baby or even better, a heavy toddler, on your back or front in an Ergo or similar. Go to how to stretch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,496
Posted By kijip
I think that your husband should get the best...

I think that your husband should get the best degree he can now, while you still have the amazing support of free housing. In your shoes, I would consider becoming an RN now, even if you only work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By kijip
Timez Attack, via bigbrainz.com really helps...

Timez Attack, via bigbrainz.com really helps with speed in a fun way because of the game clock. It will also return to the problems your son has trouble with until he gets them down. We are using it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-17-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,495
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by shaywyn...

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I have to agree with Kreeblim.

I agree.
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-17-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,443
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm Bride...

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Congratulations. You're the first...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,718
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by lotus.blossom...

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I bet that $100/month was a typo. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,679
Posted By kijip
A downpayment on a 60k home is not $7000, it is...

A downpayment on a 60k home is not $7000, it is $12,000. A downpayment on a 120k house is $20+ k alone. You do not, and will not have the money to buy this or any house right now. Rent, get out of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,718
Posted By kijip
Quote: Originally Posted by greeny...

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Originally Posted by greeny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15879360)
We live in a suburb just outside of Chicago.
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By kijip
I agree with velochic. Taking them to work less...

I agree with velochic. Taking them to work less in school makes some sense. Taking them to pay other debt is technically fraud. It's a very murky area. And you are stuck with that debt forever,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-20-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,836
Posted By kijip
Do you have medical insurance? Chantix is a drug...

Do you have medical insurance? Chantix is a drug that can help people stop smoking. It worked for a number of people I know.

What would you need to do to get rid of the car? Your car payment is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-19-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By kijip
Get rid of most of your clothes. We only have...

Get rid of most of your clothes. We only have about 1/2 to 3/4 of a load per person and that is a huge help. Make a list of what you need and shop for it in your closet and laundry. Everything else...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,009
Posted By kijip
for me: 5:50AM group boot camp fitness classes...

for me: 5:50AM group boot camp fitness classes outdoors, occasional pedicures.

for my husband: the occasional gadget, yard stuff.

for our kids: occasional take out dinners, legos for my older...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By kijip
My husband and I both work out of the home. I...

My husband and I both work out of the home. I work full-time (salaried, flexible position where I set my own schedule) and my husband works and studies a combination of full-time.

For a variety...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By kijip
A few boxed sets of Brand New Readers and lots...

A few boxed sets of Brand New Readers and lots of reading together of all sorts of books was what clicked it together for my early reader.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By kijip
We have really enjoyed a few of the "If you...

We have really enjoyed a few of the "If you lived..." books. There is one on the San Francisco Fire, Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, Covered Wagon westward bound etc. I think they are pretty...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,131
Posted By kijip
Here's the questionaire: How long have you...

Here's the questionaire:

How long have you been homeschooling? My son is newly 7 and went to K and gifted/accelerated 1st at school. We did a lot of afterschooling by default those two years. We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By kijip
If you are going to be a SAHM, you need to...

If you are going to be a SAHM, you need to change the equation somehow. He needs to earn more money or you need to have less expense. Doubling his income seems impossible. I don't see how he can...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-18-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By kijip
If someone is not paying taxes I bet they are...

If someone is not paying taxes I bet they are not licensed and not in full compliance with all state laws.

I also worry that it is more likely they:

-They are uninsured.
-don't do full...
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