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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 38,110
Posted By butterflyblue
I'm going with mostly baked goods/fudge/caramel...

I'm going with mostly baked goods/fudge/caramel this year.  I always make caramel and fudge anyway.  For my mom, my sister, MIL and my brother's girlfriend, I'm making oven mitts out of scrap fabric...
Forum: December 2011   11-16-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,102
Posted By butterflyblue
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Thanks for the...
Forum: December 2011   11-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,102
Posted By butterflyblue
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The...
Forum: December 2011   11-15-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,102
Posted By butterflyblue
We haven't chosen a name yet.  I had one I just...

We haven't chosen a name yet.  I had one I just KNEW was the one, and DH shot it down immediately.  All of the others that I like he feels very 'meh' about, and the ones he likes I feel 'meh' about,...
Forum: December 2011   11-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By butterflyblue
My sex drive has been low pretty much the whole...

My sex drive has been low pretty much the whole time I've been pregnant, but it has taken a nose dive since about the middle of the second trimester (so yeah, I feel totally ripped off by all the...
Forum: December 2011   10-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,174
Posted By butterflyblue
Just an FYI - the current issue of EveryDay with...

Just an FYI - the current issue of EveryDay with Rachel Ray has a section of budget meals that also freeze well, and instructions on freezing/reheating them.  If you don't want to buy the magazine,...
Forum: December 2011   10-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By butterflyblue
I'm gong to put on an orange shirt and put a...

I'm gong to put on an orange shirt and put a jack o lantern face on the belly.  Nothing too fancy - I'll just be wearing it when I take the kids trick-or-treating.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,598
Posted By butterflyblue
I don't have any suggestions for gluten or...

I don't have any suggestions for gluten or dairy-free, sorry.  What I've got is just run-of-the-mill budgeting stuff that I do.
 
1.  I write a menu plan for the week before I go shopping.  I make...
Forum: December 2011   09-20-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,174
Posted By butterflyblue
I wish I had a bigger freezer so I could make up...

I wish I had a bigger freezer so I could make up a bunch of stuff ahead of time.  I'm limited to three or four meals, tops, though. :)
 
I just made some twice baked potatoes with the Pioneer...
Forum: December 2011   09-17-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By butterflyblue
Ha ha, yeah, if I had a class led by Penny...

Ha ha, yeah, if I had a class led by Penny Simkin, maybe it would be worth all the trouble to go. :)
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-15-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By butterflyblue
To me it doesn't sound bad, but I live in a...

To me it doesn't sound bad, but I live in a rural area and so EVERYWHERE with a hospital is a 30 minute drive.  I did express some concern about the 45 minute drive to the hospital I will be...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-15-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By butterflyblue
I had an ultrasound at 8 weeks because I had...

I had an ultrasound at 8 weeks because I had miscarried at 10 weeks the pregnancy before, and the stress of not knowing if there was a living baby in there was killing me.  I had the anatomy scan at...
Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 852
Posted By butterflyblue
I will not be having a flu shot, but not because...

I will not be having a flu shot, but not because I am particularly anti-vaccine.  I never had one until this January, when I was pregnant (miscarried at 10 weeks; completely unrelated to flu shot as...
Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By butterflyblue
AveryLamb - did she recommend any particular...

AveryLamb - did she recommend any particular hypno-tapes?  I was looking at some MP3's on Amazon, but there aren't a lot, and they seem to get pretty mixed reviews.  I would love to find something...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-15-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By butterflyblue
I realize this is an older thread, so I'm not...

I realize this is an older thread, so I'm not sure if you'll ever check back, but...
 
I had the exact same problem with my DD, who came to us as a foster child at about the same age.  We were...
Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By butterflyblue
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Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By butterflyblue
My sister took a natural childbirth class with...

My sister took a natural childbirth class with her first, and found it useful.  I would also like a natural birth, if possible, but I live 1 1/2 hrs from where the weekly class will be (not enough...
Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By butterflyblue
What I don't understand is why women who have...

What I don't understand is why women who have not ever had children feel the need to scare pregnant women or tell them what to expect.  My aunt, who is in her fifties and who never had kids, feels...
Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,442
Posted By butterflyblue
I don't know anything about cosochondritis.  I...

I don't know anything about cosochondritis.  I have been having quite a bit of rib pain for at least the last month or so, generally on the sides, lower ribs.  But it is intermittent.  I told the...
Forum: December 2011   09-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By butterflyblue
I know I don't drink the recommended 8 - 8oz...

I know I don't drink the recommended 8 - 8oz glasses.  I haven't been having dehydration pee, though, or BH, so I drink what I want and don't worry too much about it.  I do make a point of keeping...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By butterflyblue
And see, if all that "institutional stuff" is...

And see, if all that "institutional stuff" is what is meant by socialization, I'm good.  My kids are learning that even without pre-school/daycare, because they have to learn how to sit and listen...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By butterflyblue
I went on another site and posted to a forum on...

I went on another site and posted to a forum on parenting pre-schoolers about the difficulty my DS (almost 4 y.o.) is having with his big sister starting kindergarten this year, and how to help ease...
Forum: December 2011   08-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,242
Posted By butterflyblue
I'm under the impression that the "soft cheeses"...

I'm under the impression that the "soft cheeses" thing is because SOME soft cheeses aren't made of pasturized milk.  If the label says pasturized, I don't give it a second thought.
 
I drink...
Forum: December 2011   07-30-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By butterflyblue
Yes, I have a problem with both boy and girl...

Yes, I have a problem with both boy and girl themes (everything is so gendered!).  To prevent a bunch of stuff at my shower that I don't really want, I'm not telling anyone what I am having...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By butterflyblue
My daughter's middle name is Mae, and she shares...

My daughter's middle name is Mae, and she shares it with one cousin on each side of the family, as well as an aunt and a great-grandma.  It's not an issue at all; in fact, I think it adds to the...
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