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    Most of the 1st birthday parties are for the...

    Most of the 1st birthday parties are for the family more than for the actual child. You have to have activities for the ages of the kids invited. We did a nice birthday party with all pink...
  2. I used to use charcoal, but too much work for my...

    I used to use charcoal, but too much work for my taste. I now have a fantastic propane gas grill. If I run out of gas, there are like four places to get it within five minutes of my house. If you...
  3. Thread: Green Favors

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    Green Favors

    I will be having a party for my girls first communion in May. I was thinking about doing some green favors. I would love to hear some of your ideas. Please help us! :-)
  4. Thread: Origami

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    I have never actually tried it because I think I...

    I have never actually tried it because I think I wouldn't be good at it. I sometimes lack patience. However, I would love to learn how to fold bills. I saw a friend of me making a little shirt and a...
  5. Thread: Khan Academy

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    I have never been good at math. I hate when my...

    I have never been good at math. I hate when my kids want help with math and I am not able to help most of the time. This new math really kills me. :-) I am always glad to find good places to refer to.
  6. Thread: Tomatoes

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    Tomatoes

    I tried planting tomatoes a few years back, but for some reason I wasn't too successful. I would like some input from you guys. When should I start planting tomatoes? Do I start with seeds or with...
  7. Thread: Knitters?

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    I don't know a lot of stitches, but with the...

    I don't know a lot of stitches, but with the couple of stitches I know I get to knit lots of blankets and scarves. I like to use online resources, but also hard copies.
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    I am also a stay at home mom and I am the...

    I am also a stay at home mom and I am the responsible for paying the bills. We sit together every few months and make a list of the things that need to be paid and decide what percentage of our...
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    Fresh thanks for the additional input. Is there a...

    Fresh thanks for the additional input. Is there a place like a forum where we as parent can hear about other parent's experience with e-school. You said that you tried one that wasn't good and that...
  10. Thread: Closets!

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    I try to do it twice a year. I wait until my mom...

    I try to do it twice a year. I wait until my mom comes to visit so she can help out. :-) She is an organizational freak. She is due this weekend. Therefore, Monday will be the beginning of the Spring...
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    I try to do a big shopping trip once a month....

    I try to do a big shopping trip once a month. Then once a week I go to buy the essentials like milk, bread, eggs and cheese. I always have a running list in case something finishes before the end of...
  12. Thread: Collections

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    At one point, I used to collect TV Guides, but...

    At one point, I used to collect TV Guides, but stopped because it was getting ridiculous. I understand the pics collection, and I am glad there are digital means now because it can get out of hand...
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    It is amazing how things have changed since the...

    It is amazing how things have changed since the Exorcist. Back then, they had to provide barf bags with every ticket. Now we are so desensitize that we need more and more gore and special effects to...
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    I have a coworker that decided she wanted a barn...

    I have a coworker that decided she wanted a barn house. She first wanted a log house but then decided on a house that looked like a barn. She hired Amish to build it, and they worked out great. They...
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    Investing for Dummies

    I would like to invest a little savings I have. I would love to see my money grow even if it is moderately. Is this a good time for doing it? What should I invest in?
  16. Moley, I know the feeling. I always have a...

    Moley, I know the feeling. I always have a problem trying to charge for my work. If we really charge for the actual work, let say $5 per hour, you would have to charge around $350. If you charge $70,...
  17. Thread: Half Days

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    I wish I had the patience to home school, but as...

    I wish I had the patience to home school, but as it is I struggle when helping them with homework. Our school just informed us that they will offer a sitting service for the half days. For $25 per...
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    One thing I did was decorate t-shirts which ended...

    One thing I did was decorate t-shirts which ended up being the party favors. I also bought lots of foams stickers and the kids decorated picture frames. I took a good picture of them during the...
  19. Thread: What herbs?

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    I don't have a big garden any more, but the one...

    I don't have a big garden any more, but the one thing that I love to have on my windowsill is Oregano. Oregano is not only flavorful, but it is also the best as a medicinal plant. In our family, we...
  20. Thread: Menu ideas

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    Menu ideas

    I am planning on hosting a Sunday game day for my friends. I would like to make something different than the usual rice, beans and pork roast or the soup if it is really cold. I think I would like...
  21. Thread: Chilly Day

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    I know what you mean. I feel sorry for my mom....

    I know what you mean. I feel sorry for my mom. She went to visit friends in Miami hoping for some relief from the cold weather in the North. Unfortunately, she hasn't found much relief for her...
  22. Thread: Half Days

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    Half Days

    I have found out that lately most schools have a lot more so called half days than before. How do you handle this? Does your boss lets you take the day off, or do you have to hire a babysitter for...
  23. Thread: Easter Crafts

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    I did this Easter Story Cookies last year and...

    I did this Easter Story Cookies last year and they were a hit. You need to prepare them the night before Easter. I know this is a little much for the younger ones but since I think it will be nice...
  24. Thread: Roast

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    I wish I could make beef roasts, but nobody likes...

    I wish I could make beef roasts, but nobody likes it at my house but me. We are strictly a chicken and pork family. I think I should have a few friends over to actually make one the way you guys...
  25. Thread: Home alone

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    No way I work on projects when I'm alone. I just...

    No way I work on projects when I'm alone. I just watch TV while crocheting or read or play in the computer. I mainly try to relax and enjoy being by myself. It never lasts that long. Therefore, I try...
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