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  1. Coupons
    Being a mom of 3, I have a hard time finding the time to cook full, good, and healthy meals. I am always running around after school and before dinner, so I need quick meals. Which meals my meal arsenal is small. They are getting bored of my go-tos, but every night I still get the, "What's for...
  2. Question and Answer
    I don't know what spot this question should be in because I'm not here enough to know. However, what are your ( this question is for anyone) views on how busy to keep your kids? What is needed? I see families that keep there kids in everything and the cost that comes with it. Then I see...
  3. General Chat
    After a whole week of injections/bloodwork / radioactive iodine pill & finally a WBS (whole Body Scan) I can relax & enjoy my weekend:) Sux having cancer...praying that the doctor has a miraculous report on Monday:) So odd about the peace that I feel (& have felt during all of this) - but not so...
  4. General Chat
    I have a friend who is very different from me. She has a part time job, and she keeps her home tidy. But other than that, she is content to sit. She doesn't sit and read, or knit, or watch TV, or play crosswords, or talk on the phone or check email. She sits. Period. One time I asked her...
  5. General Chat
    day. Took my grandson to baseball then after baseball we went to western regional to participate in the relay for life put on by the American cancer society. Well worth the cause. Fern
  6. Sewing
    ~I was so blessed with my first dd. She was an absolute angel and would sit for hours in a bouncer or play on the floor while I sewed. Dd #2 is a wonderful baby but she wants me all the time. I homeschool when she's napping. By the time DH gets home I'm usually too tired to sew. The weekends...
  7. General Chat
    I love October - although there are so many events for our family, I enjoy the simplicity of how we celebrate:) Last weekend, we were involved with Realmscon (the anime convention here). Dd won the Judges' Favorite award for her "Young Link" costume -complete w/bunny ears & sword &...
  8. Single Moms
    Here's my issue. DD does Gymnastics Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday from 4:30-8 Which means she is at the gym for dinner. Her Gym is 20 minutes away..(hehe I feel like I am creating a math problem) She is dropped at the gym by another parent (Except Tues) and then I bring her dinner at 6:00(I work...
  9. General Chat
    We have been sooo busy so I haven't had time to be online much. Our oldest (son) is getting married this month, our youngest is taking drivers rehab which means trips to the rehab center a little over an hour away and did I say our oldest son is getting married :teddy2:! They are getting...
  10. Freebies
    For moms whose hearts are more open than their schedules http://www.busymomsbible.com/
  11. Green Living
    I live in Houston in an apartment complex. I have DREAMS of moving out to the countryside and doing all sorts of really neat things to live greener - like collecting rain, growing food and using solar panel. I'm in a rented busy apartment complex at the moment so all these things are not...
  12. General Chat
    Had company over. They left about mid afternoon yesterday, having things they had to be home for, and last night, had the usual seasonal Saturday thing that always comes around this time of year. Next weekend's going to be busy, too. I may not even be able to get out of the house! Got a new...
  13. General Chat
    I've been back at work for 7 weeks now and I still don't feel like I've caught up on any claims, orders or misc. items that noone did while I was gone. We started a claim on a damaged item before I went on maternity leave and the customer got their insurance claim check from UPS about 2 weeks...
  14. Meal planning
    We are in the midst of a very busy baseball season. I'm trying to stay out of the refreshment stand as much as possible, but am getting tired of carrying along PB&J and/or fixing a quick hot dog when we get home. Any ideas for on-the-go meals or something quick to fix once we get home that...
  15. General Chat
    for those who are busy more than 40 hrs a week... HOW do you keep up with crafts? house cleaning/chores? errands? yourself? i spend a minimum of 50 hrs at the Uni or doing school related work. i'm falling behind desperately on crafts, chores & taking care of things around the house. i'm...
  16. Find Your Kith
    It seems we have so many SAHM making their dollars stretch here, I wanted to see if there were many people who worked full time in a challenging environment? I work in financial services in the big city, commute 3 hours a day - leaving home at 6:30 a.m. and getting home at 7:00 p.m. I have to...
  17. Education
    I know I know, cut back..... but we honestly can't. I have a 17 year old and 14 yr old both are athletes and the 17 yr old is at an elite level (14 yr.old is on his way there) and an 11 yr. old who is gifted musically. Seventeen year old is also a Venturer scout and St. John Cadet. They come...
  18. Family
    Since I'm getting two new daycare kids (ages 8 and 12) I need ideas on things to keep them busy. All the rest of my kids are 7 and under, so my house is catering to a much younger crowd...so I was just wondering, for those of you w/pre-teens...what are they up to these days?
  19. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Since 5 last night I have done 24 quarts of spaghetti sauce to freeze and canned 20 quart of kraut, made 6 dozen caramel chocolate chip and I have bread raising. Tomorrow Ihave pears tod o and more sauce to make. Think I'll have a cup of coffee now.
  20. Third Agers
    So how many of you have taken on other jobs, activities etc. to earn money or keep you busy since becoming empty nesters? I'm finding with all this uninterrupted time and a rain day on my hands, I am more likely to get my crafts and sewing out to work on them. Which is good because I...
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