Frugalmom's blog

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What a week!

ready to go outside!

I believe that the events of the past week have graduated this adorable kid to be Frugalgirl3 instead of the Frugalbaby. She's been 2 for a while, but as the youngest, it's easy to still call her the baby. This week she learned to use the potty. The gods of parenting have finally granted me some justice, and she was, by far, the easiest to train of all four of my kids. It's been 11 days since we started the process, and not only is she accident-free, she goes to the bathroom on her own without being asked or reminded.

A couple days before we started the potty thing, I made a decision. I quit complaining about her sleep issues (long time readers will remember--you can go peruse the archives at the other site) since every time I thought I had them resolved, she'd quit sleeping through the night again. She has been climbing out of her bed and into mine and nursing throughout the night. I decided that it had to stop, so I told her no, snuggled her, and let her sleep by me. To my surprise, she didn't protest that much. After a week of no night-nursing and only nursing her once per day, right at bedtime, I cut her off from the last nursing, too. Now she is weaned. I never thought this day would come.

It's not quite as bittersweet as I thought it might be since I plan to have more babies, but it still a little sad when she asks for milk at bedtime.

2008/02/08 Pizza

Tonight I get to go out with my girlfriends, but I am going to make pizza for the masses. I'll make one big pizza with sausage, ham, bell pepper, onion, and olives for Frugaldad, and I'll let the kids choose their own toppings on individual pizzas.

2008/02/07 Anniversary Pasta

Anniversary Pasta and a big green salad. All three of my girls eat salad, which makes me very glad!

2008/02/06 Salmon patties

Salmon patties made from salmon-in-a-foil-pouch, steamed broccoli, and macaroni and cheese so the kids who hate salmon don't starve.

2008/02/05 Enchiladas

Enchiladas made with canned shredded beef, made-from-scratch enchilada sauce, and corn tortillas. Spanish rice--leftover rice, leftover enchilada sauce, leftover Rotel cheese dip. Plus the rest of a jar of home-canned cherries.

I thought that this meal turned out pretty tasty for planning it at 4:30pm. Having a well-stocked pantry helps avoid convenience foods.


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