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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-01-2015, 04:33 PM
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Elliha - could y'all Skype each other to keep in...

Elliha - could y'all Skype each other to keep in touch? We do that with my dd's 2 bff's when they are at their moms place 6+ hours away. Skype is free as long as it is pc to pc, I think - not 100%...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 04:37 PM
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I'm hanging in there. Everything bills-wise is...

I'm hanging in there. Everything bills-wise is taken care of I think, either with income from ebay or help. Things are pretty tight, but I think it should be letting up a little soon hopefully. Had a...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Quick question - for those of you who use...

Quick question - for those of you who use Ovulation predictor tests - where do you get them cheaply? If it's ebay - what seller? I want to do a dry run either this cycle or next testing daily to see...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-20-2015, 03:33 PM
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GirlSpn - I could, but I would be more comfy with...

GirlSpn - I could, but I would be more comfy with getting some of the weight off first. My family is fertile as bunnies, so TTC is the easy part for me. Pregnancy is hard for me though - I get pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2015, 08:32 PM
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Justmama - do you find the chickens to be a...

Justmama - do you find the chickens to be a cheaper way of getting eggs vs. buying them at the store? Debating having a backyard flock of 3 hens but not sure if it is cost-effective. Of course that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Gratefuls: ~Got approved for the county...

Gratefuls:


~Got approved for the county electric program, and it should pay all / most of our bill through January. Got a larger award than I expected, but so grateful that I won't be chasing...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-02-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in - I've been reading but not replying....

Checking in - I've been reading but not replying.


Struggling with things. I still want another child, but the desire has lessened a bit, if that makes sense. I've struggling with my weight loss...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly...

I haven't been finding much either lately. Mostly because I've been busy & broke lol. I have found a couple of things at thrift shops though.






American Girl 2 doll tote - .70 {was .99,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 11:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I hear y'all on the kids clothes - my dd just...

I hear y'all on the kids clothes - my dd just keeps growing. She is taking after me, and now needs a size 14 in bottoms to fit her figure. Unfortunately she is still a size 10 for length right now....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2015, 01:59 PM
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Mamabear - would it be possible to use a cloth...

Mamabear - would it be possible to use a cloth pullup at night for your kiddos? There are patterns out there for big kid sizes. Or if you thrift shop a lot, keep an eye out for the medical pullups...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2015, 09:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - can you file for wrongful...

Sillysapling - can you file for wrongful termination? Something doesn't sound right - good reviews and yet you get fired.


Zebra - I hear you on the holidays. I need to sit down & try to work...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - if you PM me, I can give you a $15...

Justmama - if you PM me, I can give you a $15 schoola code - I got one & it was about enough to cover 5 pair of shorts for my daughter, so maybe it would help with shorts for your oldest....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - What is glass bottle edging? It...

Happyhats - What is glass bottle edging? It sounds interesting.


I am here, but mostly lurking lately. Stressed dealing with bills & disconnects, and seems like everywhere that helps locally is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2015, 12:07 PM
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Views: 17,095
Posted By frugalmama
I've been doing really good lately finding...

I've been doing really good lately finding things!


Church Rummage Sale last weekend:


4 t-shirts for me for .50 each
10 books for dd 5/$1
Ergo Baby Sport carrier $2 - I flipped this on a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
I do the same on our south facing windows, but I...

I do the same on our south facing windows, but I use foil instead of the blankets & just tape it to the windows. Same concept though, and it really does make a difference.




Aloe, if you can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2015, 06:40 PM
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Views: 17,095
Posted By frugalmama
Not the greatest thrift run, but I found some...

Not the greatest thrift run, but I found some deals for dd & myself.


8 tank tops for dd for this summer, about half are from Justice, the rest are Faded Glory
1 skort for dd
5 books,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - I would be tempted to report them...

Sillysapling - I would be tempted to report them to OSHA anyways. It would probably mean losing your job though - not right though.


Mylie - good to hear from you. I had been wondering how you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I'm doing Nutrisystem, but using the 5 day kit...

I'm doing Nutrisystem, but using the 5 day kit boxes available at Walmart as they can be purchased with SNAP. I flex some meals as well to try to cut costs too. The food is pretty good too - only a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mcfly - I hope it works out for you & your friend...

Mcfly - I hope it works out for you & your friend with housing. But I would err on the side of caution & do an agreement in writing so that if issues come up you can easier deal with them.

...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2015, 03:41 PM
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Views: 15,851
Posted By frugalmama
Out of curiosity - if you go the known donor...

Out of curiosity - if you go the known donor route, but don't use a friend, what way do you recommend to find a good donor? Asking friends isn't an option - most would want a co-parenting situation...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 15,851
Posted By frugalmama
Satori - that makes perfect sense. My dd is HFA /...

Satori - that makes perfect sense. My dd is HFA / Mild Apsie as well {maybe that is why she's never asked}, which worries me a lot when thinking about adding another child to the mix. She is very...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2015, 09:20 AM
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Views: 15,851
Posted By frugalmama
Question for you all - if you have older kids...

Question for you all - if you have older kids {say 5/6 and up} - how & when did you talk to them about your TTC another child? DD is 8 now, and I haven't mentioned it to her at all other than in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 22,345
Posted By frugalmama
Low/No income here as well. But we have most...

Low/No income here as well. But we have most things we need, and some of the wants. Do a lot of thrift shopping & yard sales to get most of what we need. I work to make ends meet, but it's by choice...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 15,851
Posted By frugalmama
I think I have a bit of an idea - I hadn't been...

I think I have a bit of an idea - I hadn't been lurking in a while, but read back a few pages.





That's what I keep asking myself - will I regret not having another child in 10 or 15 years....
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 15,851
Posted By frugalmama
Overall it's been great. The 1st 5 years I had a...

Overall it's been great. The 1st 5 years I had a lot of family support as my mom lived with us. Unfortunately she passed away 2 years ago, and it's been a bit harder since then. That's my biggest...
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