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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By momma,mia
Homemade sounds good. Banana bread is one...

Homemade sounds good.

Banana bread is one I could do.
Soups in cute containers.
Yard sale stocking stuffers!
Gift drawer/closet for sale items throughout the year.
Homemade candies (or choco...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By momma,mia
We have done 3 big family trips once a year with...

We have done 3 big family trips once a year with our 5 kids ages 6-16. We generally have done things together, but this year my fiance took all of the kiddos with him for a few hours to get ice...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By momma,mia
Thank you. I appreciate hearing a similar story....

Thank you. I appreciate hearing a similar story. My fiance does do things with just his girls and I fully encourage it. I don't want them to feel like me or my kids are taking their dad. I have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,854
Posted By momma,mia
Oh, I am in love with this thread!! ...

Oh, I am in love with this thread!! Wolfcat-where did you get your dandelion and lilac jelly recipe? All these years I have never heard of it. I would love to forage more. All I have done is pick...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-06-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By momma,mia
I work in a school and just asked for the...

I work in a school and just asked for the religious exempt card and signed it for each child and gave it to the school. There was no issue or question about my religious beliefs. Absolutely no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By momma,mia
Frugal Christmas gift ideas

Could we all share some ideas we have that we are planning to do this year for frugal Christmas gift ideas? I have a few but I need some help and inspiration!!

I buy gift sets when they are on...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By momma,mia
I think i got mine from culturesforhealth for...

I think i got mine from culturesforhealth for about $12 shipped.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By momma,mia
what to do?

I am currently engaged to a man with 2 daughters (9 and 6). We have been together 3 years. From the beginning the girls have been standoffish and I have tried to make things better. Oftentimes when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By momma,mia
I like the idea of taking the discussion out of...

I like the idea of taking the discussion out of it. Taking the discussion away and not giving the opportunity to manipulate the situation can take away their control over the situation and also help...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-29-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By momma,mia
Thanks so much for sharing this!! I have been...

Thanks so much for sharing this!! I have been struggling with many of the things she mentions in the article. My fiance has 2 daughters and it can really be tough!! I ended up reading several...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,466
Posted By momma,mia
I shop after Christmas to buy bath sets, etc that...

I shop after Christmas to buy bath sets, etc that i can put in my gift section of my closet so that when a bday comes around I can "shop" from my closet. This saves a lot of money rather than...
Forum: Spirituality   06-28-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,388
Posted By momma,mia
I've just started yoga and love the way I feel...

I've just started yoga and love the way I feel during and after. It has made me much more aware of my body and mind. I am really wanting to start meditating as well. I am glad I have read this and...
Forum: Babywearing   06-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By momma,mia
Sling Ezee Padded Sling-black and cheetah

Solid black except for edges which are padded and in cheetah print. Shoulder area also has nice padding. Black is showing some fading but still super cute. $10 plus shipping. Located in missouri
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,900
Posted By momma,mia
Growing up I stayed with my mom and only visited...

Growing up I stayed with my mom and only visited my dad and looking back I am grateful for that. My parents were very different and adjusting to 2 different lifestyles was confusing. I had one home...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By momma,mia
I have a similar problem. Our visitations even...

I have a similar problem. Our visitations even throughout the year state that my ex gets the kids 2 nights when he gets home off the road. Weeeeelllll, sometimes he thinks he is getting in one day...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By momma,mia
I am wanting to make more healthy, homemade...

I am wanting to make more healthy, homemade foods and less processed foods and eat out less.  I read a lot about nutrition and health, yet haven't been putting it to good use.  I have started...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By momma,mia
Mine was really messy and yes, stained the...

Mine was really messy and yes, stained the wooden spoon I used to mix it.  I would really like a more natural way than the chemical boxes at most stores sell, but was hoping to find something less...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By momma,mia
I have tried for years and years to try taking...

I have tried for years and years to try taking breaks from my mother.  I would start visiting again and have a decent visit and then of course the next visit was back to everything being about her,...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By momma,mia
I also think of myself as a HS person.  I found...

I also think of myself as a HS person.  I found some information about it last year and thought it was nice to see there are other people like me!!!
 
I have been told that I take things too...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By momma,mia
wow, these are good ideas.  We have barbed wire...

wow, these are good ideas.  We have barbed wire fencing which holds in the neighbors cows when he has them on my land for a short period of time.  There would still be plenty of room for me to have...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By momma,mia
I have thought about cows. I'm not sure I would...

I have thought about cows. I'm not sure I would want a cow for milk since I'm trying to cut down on our use of dairy. I have thought about beef cattle. Currently our neighbor uses our field in the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-29-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By momma,mia
Oops, meant I work the rest of the year not day....

Oops, meant I work the rest of the year not day. I'm off summers but work during school months.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-27-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By momma,mia
I have about 3-4 acres of pasture and on it is a...

I have about 3-4 acres of pasture and on it is a pond and barn.  I really want to keep the grass down and keep it neat.  It'd also be great to make some money with the land.  Anyone have any...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 803
Posted By momma,mia
Lol, the almond milk in the cow's milk container...

Lol, the almond milk in the cow's milk container worked perfectly!!!! I am still shocked that the kids didn't notice. Just goes to show that the resistance about milk is in their mind. Sooooo glad I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By momma,mia
I am looking for a used car for my daughter and...

I am looking for a used car for my daughter and maybe another for myself. She will b 16 in 10 months so we have time to really b looking. I have a 2003 impala with 130,000 miles- the air and radio...
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