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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-26-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By michelle1k
Hi and welcome to the...

Hi and welcome to the neighborhood!!!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif

Our CSA pickup is at the Warwick Farmer's market which runs from May through October....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-26-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By michelle1k
Hi, I live 3 miles outside the village of...

Hi, I live 3 miles outside the village of Greenwood Lake in the hamlet of Sterling Forest. My ds attends the Greenwood Lake Elementary school. I love our neighborhood for right now (my children have...
Forum: Parenting   01-25-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,080
Posted By michelle1k
I had the opposite reaction - my first response...

I had the opposite reaction - my first response was: he was feeling embarrassed at his child's behavior and was trying to make a joke out of it by saying something so obviously preposterous to you...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-09-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By michelle1k
My oldest is a boy. On the shelves running the...

My oldest is a boy. On the shelves running the length of one wall underneath his window he has: books, books and more books. His magazine and comic collections. A collection of animal skulls....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 57
  Poll: Is it possible
Views: 916
Posted By michelle1k
Well, I asked the question because there are...

Well, I asked the question because there are people, in some circles, who are of the belief that it is inappropriate. I have certainly encountered enough of that to feel the question worth posing.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
  Poll: Is it possible
Views: 916
Posted By michelle1k
Well maybe b/c I not originally from this...

Well maybe b/c I not originally from this country, I find the whole definition of "friends" a little arbitrary here in the US. To me a "friend", is someone who is close to you, with whom you can...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 57
  Poll: Is it possible
Views: 916
Posted By michelle1k
to have and maintain an emotionally intimate...

to have and maintain an emotionally intimate friendship with a member of the opposite sex while remaining committed to your life partner and them to theirs?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 8,077
Posted By michelle1k
Just chiming in with good news: dh has been...

Just chiming in with good news: dh has been given a nice retention bonus, so we paid off a huge chunk of cc debt with only $508 more left to go!!!!...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,734
Posted By michelle1k
Legos are undeniably one of the BEST toys in all...

Legos are undeniably one of the BEST toys in all the world. For children of all ages: 0 - 100+ !

But then, we have a whole room in our house devoted to Lego...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 8,405
Posted By michelle1k
I so feel for you mrskennedy - I am in the same...

I so feel for you mrskennedy - I am in the same boat. I have had to take back money ($30) from savings b/c I had calculated something incorrectly on my budget....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-19-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,883
Posted By michelle1k
Thanks, mamas - you're the...

Thanks, mamas - you're the best!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By michelle1k
My daughter sounds about the same size as yours...

My daughter sounds about the same size as yours (my dd is 5) and she fits a size small for the second year running now. But it is beginning to feel a little tight, so I might give her the next size...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By michelle1k
ok, boobybunny, what's the deal with these? I...

ok, boobybunny, what's the deal with these? I thought the yu-gi-o craze was passe...? And what about Pokemon cards? Are they history now?

We're a little clueless about them - if I were to get him...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By michelle1k
(X-posted in teens and preteens forum) Ok,...

(X-posted in teens and preteens forum)

Ok, mamas, so I am a frugal budget-obsessed mom (and have recently taken over the budget-reigns from dh) and I am planning wa-a-a-y ahead for Christmas.
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-14-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,883
Posted By michelle1k
(X-posted in frugality forum) Ok, mamas, so...

(X-posted in frugality forum)

Ok, mamas, so I am a frugal budget-obsessed mom (and have recently taken over the budget-reigns from dh) and I am planning wa-a-a-y ahead for Christmas.

What can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 8,405
Posted By michelle1k
Subbing!!!...

Subbing!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Where in the process: Current on all bills + BS 1

Do you have a budget done for November? Yes, and well into next year....
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,859
Posted By michelle1k
I checked "other". I bought ours on clearance...

I checked "other". I bought ours on clearance for $15 at the "old" Nova Natural store in Spring Valley, NY before they closed down that store. It is no numerals on the buttons and has a drawer with...
Forum: Learning at School   11-04-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By michelle1k
Cisne, is there any chance you can share the...

Cisne, is there any chance you can share the recipe of the spinach / blueberry brownies with me / us, please? I have a daughter who only cucumbers as the "green" thing on her plate,...
Forum: Learning at School   10-31-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By michelle1k
soy yogurt (sometimes topped w/ frozen berries) ...

soy yogurt (sometimes topped w/ frozen berries)
fruit - apples w/ almond butter dip, orange wedges, melon balls
fried and battered polenta fingers w/ bbq sauce
mini veggie pot pies or turnovers...
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By michelle1k
No, sorry, I should have added that this...

No, sorry, I should have added that this happened on the bus on the way home.
Forum: Learning at School   10-26-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By michelle1k
The mother of a boy in my son's 4th grade class...

The mother of a boy in my son's 4th grade class just called and told me my ds hit her son in the face and took his paper away from him and tried to bite him....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By michelle1k
I had to read it twice also!...

I had to read it twice also! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

The second time was a big "ah-ha!" moment for me - most especially the practical examples toward the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By michelle1k
We have done at one point or another (depending...

We have done at one point or another (depending on how sick the little one was):

reading to the child
child reading or looking at books alone
books on tape / cd
felt boards with felt shapes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By michelle1k
Gordon Neufeld wrote a wonderful book entitled...

Gordon Neufeld wrote a wonderful book entitled "Hold on to your kids - why parents need to matter more than peers". It explains exactly *why* it is important that parents maintain a strong primary...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-22-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By michelle1k
Thank you...

Thank you http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif I am going to call our town's waste hauler also and see what they say.
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