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by Heloise
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: How frugal were you as a mother?
Replies: 27
Views: 5829

Re: How frugal were you as a mother?

We never paid a babysitter. The kids either came with us or stayed with family. We relied on family, too, to babysit, though I did have a couple of standby sitters at my disposal for those times when family wasn't available. Speaking of babysitters, I can't believe the going babysitting rate today....
by Heloise
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Cloth Diapers
Replies: 23
Views: 6318

Re: Cloth Diapers

Totally wrong of me to get into this thread... But, have any of you watched from behind as some young man walked past with his bluejeans or other pants pulled down, almost to indecency... If you have ever seen those sagging wet double diapers, or loaded ones, you will do a double take. I have laugh...
by Heloise
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: How frugal were you as a mother?
Replies: 27
Views: 5829

Re: How frugal were you as a mother?

When traveling I did put paper diapers, usually cut in half inside the cloth diapers because of the "ick" factor in disposing of or storing cloth diapers. Disposable diapers of that time were not very reliable. If baby moved they might tear off. But if I put cloth and a pair of rubber or plastic pa...
by Heloise
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: How frugal were you as a mother?
Replies: 27
Views: 5829

Re: How frugal were you as a mother?

BeckyO wrote:Frugality continues in my household, just not as hardcore.
Same here. Having been raised frugally and having raised my own family frugally, it's in me to stay.
by Heloise
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: How frugal were you as a mother?
Replies: 27
Views: 5829

Re: How frugal were you as a mother?

LOL, Bev! I always laundered diapers in the hottest water available, too. Hot water equaled sanitizing and disinfecting in my mind. As for being able to stomach poopy diapers, it wasn't until I had kids of my own that I was able to somewhat deal with dirty diapers... even then I never got used to it...
by Heloise
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: I'm a baby boomer, what are you??
Replies: 37
Views: 9140

Re: I'm a baby boomer, what are you??

It is interesting to see how many of us are in that generation. Do you think we are the last generation that was taught the frugal lifestyle as a way of living?. I know there are always folks in every age frame that practice frugality - but in my childhood, the early boomer time, frugality or thrif...