Archive for May, 2009


It’s not every day you see a WAHM do or say something like this.

how do I price wool set? (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=755203)

chrissyb 05-29-2009 09:33 AM

how do I price wool set?
So, I won one of the charity auctions a couple months ago on HC fo a recycled wool shorties and pinafore set. I knew it might be a little big fot dd. At this point its too big, and I am sure it will be too small next year :banghead: add to that I decided I don’t love wool :banghead: But it is gorgeous! So, I am goint to fsot it, but don’t know how to price it. I don’t expect to get my money back as it was a charity donation IMO. It was a highly bidded item though. So, I paid $100 for it, the mama who makes them I think sells the sets for 40-50. So how do I price it? I was thinking $50 or $60ppd? It has never even been worn 😥
kadenandellasmom 05-29-2009 12:36 PM

Re: how do I price wool set?
Hey mama! I’m pretty sure that was the set I made (nevermind my message if it’s not :blush: ) — You can send it back, and I’ll make a smaller one! I can give you a credit on the shorties for another dress – or something non-wool :thumbsup:
kadenandellasmom 05-29-2009 05:41 PM

Re: how do I price wool set?
Thanks! I believe in standing behind what I make – no matter what! And, not just for this mama – but for ALL my customers! If someone is going to put their faith (and funds!) in me and my business, I’m going to bend over backwards to make the experience above and beyond what is expected! IMO – THAT is why you buy from a WAHM instead of Wal-Mart – it’s not only about supporting another mama, but about receiving that same support in return.

:blush: that turned into a bit of a rant – but with all the drama that’s been going on in the WAHM world lately – sometimes it just needs to be said!

ok rant over – carry on 😉

Anyone else think it’s funny that the OP didn’t take the deal?

Ok, so stick with me on this…

what would you do….????at the end of my rope! (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=750320)

#1.) Mama is TTC

#2.) Mama is very broke, can’t find work, can’t feed kids, can’t get to store… but lives with ILs… (hmmm)

#3.) Mama give more sob story about being broke… money taken by creditors, didn’t know there were judgments, car is being taken, blah blah blah poor little me…

AND THEN:

05-28-2009, 11:25 AM #43
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Re: what would you do….????at the end of my rope!

ok…..soooo…….I feel sort of like all of my emotions are gone….more bad news today….i feel like it will NEVER end!!! On the good side, some mamas on here have been buying some things, I listed some things on craigslist, (no sales yet)…so that is good!

Also, I hope I do not get in trouble for posting this here,…but….my mom has an embroidery machine and she is going to show me how to use it so I can maybe bring in some money….if you have anything you want embroidered let me know!!! I will be super cheap! If you send me the item, I will do it for $10 total!! I hope this works out for me…..I will keep you updated

How do you think this is going to end? I bet you can guess my answer…


Oh no! Looks like we got some rogue postal carriers.

No package! (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=753986)

STK2 05-27-2009 08:54 PM

No package!
I hate to be here but it does happen! I paid a mama for some stuff and it still has not arrived!! After the first week I Pm’ed her and she said it would go out in the morning something about a person at the PO not liking her and holding packages!:headscratch: Then the next day 5-18 I got an email from PP saying that a mailing label had been shipped, and it still just has that same info today:banghead: I tried to pm her again and nothing and it says she has not even been on since the 21st!! What do I do?? Oh and I just went back to her feedback and a couple of mamas have recently added negative feedback for her!! How much longer should I wait before just filing with PP?? I have never had to file a dispute for and don’t really want too but that was alot of money!! Any advice would be greatly helpful!! Thanks so much ladies!!!
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People are losing their minds!! Who in their right mind sends diapers with poop and skid marks to a buyer? And even worse, she left WHAT kind of feedback? Positive? Head meet wall.
WWYD…diapers very stained and not mentioned in post or pics **ADDED MORE PICS (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=754325)

floridamama 05-28-2009 09:58 AM

WWYD…diapers very stained and not mentioned in post or pics **ADDED MORE PICS
ok so i got these diapers from the FSOT section. these are from 2 different mamas.

one of the orders was for 15 small “snugglebottoms” i did get them fairly cheap but look at the pic from the ad versus the pics of the diapers received and tell me what you think…….

ad pic

actual diaper pics from today after recieving them have not tried to wash them or anything so you can see the condition i got these in. a few diapers actually have poop that is fresh you can tell was not even attempted to be washed.

more pics from the other sides and close up of fresh pooh sorry i know they are nasty but it needs to be seen!

and this is a diaper from a different mama no where did it mention in the ad the staining i would be surprised with when opening it. again this was fairly cheap but still the stains IMO are worth mentioning! tell me what you think…..


and more pics of this diaper so you can see how bad it is…

i did leave both mamas positive feedback because im new here and figured if i left neutral or negative they would retaliate and leave me with negative only causing me bad feedback that being new on here i cant afford especially when i paid instantly and did everything by the book. i just dont know what to do with these? any suggestions???? im getting a bit discouraged when i get things like this ya know.


So now that the $50 WAHM kits are out of stock, they’re just doing trades for their crappy crap? Can you guess who it is??

What would you do? (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=750602)

stephanie23 05-23-2009 12:15 AM

What would you do?
I made a trade with someone a couple months ago, well I sent them the stuff and she had some troubles getting mine out. Part of the deal was I was supposed to get 20 unpaper towels. Today I got 7 of them (she ran out of stuff) and this is what they look like. These are not what I expected and I wonder what I should do about this. http://picasaweb.google.com/fullofin…eat=directlink

they are all different sizes dont snap together well unless snapped exactly as she sent them, have different colored snaps, and the fabric looks a little dingy.I really don’t want the stuff I sent her back because she has had them for a couple months so i imagine she has been using them. I don’t think I want the rest of the towels if they are going to look like that, so not sure how to go about solving this. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

luvingmamma 05-23-2009 12:08 PM

Re: What would you do?
just had the EXACT SAme problem- almost looks like same flannel and trader never responded…
stephanie23 05-25-2009 10:30 PM

Re: What would you do?
I pmed her and she said to send them back on find someone else on ds to make me the unpaper towels and she could pay that person. My thing is that isnt that a bit much? Wouldn’t it be better to figure the going rate and she could pay me, and cover shipping back to her?

I’m so tired of people using that term all the time. It is NOT ok.

But I have to say, I love the response!

How should I mail this set??? 1.1 lbs. (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=752838&page=2)

Yesterday, 08:37 PM #12
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Re: How should I mail this set??? 1.1 lbs.

Im retarded sorry I was thinking 1.1 ounces I don’t know what I was thinking!

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Re: How should I mail this set??? 1.1 lbs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorel1016 View Post
Im retarded sorry I was thinking 1.1 ounces I don’t know what I was thinking!

It is ok! Even some people that do not have mental disabilities misunderstand stuff all the time! I commend you for your ability to work with your disabilities and still try to help others!!! Disabled people have a lot to give to society. Don’t let your handicaps hold you back!


Is somebody trolling?

Anyone NOT like Grobaby? (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=751903)

waldo.md 05-25-2009 12:49 PM

Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
I know these aren’t ‘new’ anymore and there’s lots of reviews. But most of the reviews are great. So I guess that should be my answer. But I’m just wondering if there’s mamas out there who don’t love their grobabys and why. I just started cloth diapering a couple months ago and decided not to do any velcro. That’s my biggest concern with GB. So anyone have problems with it? Anyone miss the more traditional feel of pins and wool?(Sorry if I’m posting in the wrong place. I haven’t actually done this before.)
michellemomx3 05-25-2009 01:25 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
This is the right place for this post! :thumbsup:(I haven’t tried GroBaby but I literally LMBO when I realized what it was … a glorified cover/soaker. I’ve been doing that with our OS fleece pinnable covers and prefolds/flats for quite some time.)
KaylaJayne 05-25-2009 01:32 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
I HATED them! The fit was awful on my tall skinny DS and I had recieved the bunch of shells that had the bad elastic!
waldo.md 05-25-2009 01:37 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
Hi, Thanks for replying, all. I have a tall, lean son too so it’s good to know. It’s hard to know what direction to go in. This cloth diapering world is much bigger and wider than I’d thought. Thanks again! Gotta go play ‘fort’.
waldo.md 05-25-2009 02:14 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
Also, I wanted to say, seeing as it’s my first post, I wasn’t meaning to start a super negative, ragging thread. Just curious as to what the downsides are to grobaby, if there are any. Thanks.
jdw195 05-25-2009 02:32 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
I believe there is a thread on this already if you do a search, I think I remember there being even pics of the diaper in action.
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USMCgirl_05 05-25-2009 01:59 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
Has he considered joining the military? My DF and I are both in high demand jobs with a very specific skill set, we could both easily make over $100K per YEAR if we got out and worked as private contractors. But DF just re-enlisted because the economic climate is so bad that it made us nervous. I am getting out for a bunch of reasons, but I’m going back to school using my GI Bill.
tessa_s212 05-25-2009 02:23 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
Quote:

Originally Posted by USMCgirl_05 (Post 7366350)
Has he considered joining the military? My DF and I are both in high demand jobs with a very specific skill set, we could both easily make over $100K per YEAR if we got out and worked as private contractors. But DF just re-enlisted because the economic climate is so bad that it made us nervous. I am getting out for a bunch of reasons, but I’m going back to school using my GI Bill.

We’ve been through this one already. Months ago he had this bright idea. I won’t have it. Other people can sign their souls away, not my future husband. I do apologize if this offends anyone, but this is just one thing I’m not willing to compromise on. It would greatly effect our children’s lives, I’d never have my hubby around, and that just isn’t the kind of family I want. We’ll live in a cardboard box before I’d allow that to happen. My mother would starve and go broke taking us in before she’d allow that to happen either.
USMCgirl_05 05-25-2009 02:26 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
Quote:

We’ve been through this one already. Months ago he had this bright idea. I won’t have it. Other people can sign their souls away, not my future husband. I do apologize if this offends anyone, but this is just one thing I’m not willing to compromise on. It would greatly effect our children’s lives, I’d never have my hubby around, and that just isn’t the kind of family I want. We’ll live in a cardboard box before I’d allow that to happen. My mother would starve and go broke taking us in before she’d allow that to happen either.


Well I would much rather provide a stable home for my children I guess, so that’s where we differ. And neither of us have ever been deployed at all, it just depends on what your job is. Anyways it was just a suggestion, but good luck with your situation, especially once you have a baby to provide for as well. I truly hope he finds a job.
tessa_s212 05-25-2009 06:02 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
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As for the military thing – it isn’t just a job. It is signing your soul over to a government and a war we don’t believe in. He’d go for any job, but not signing his soul over. It is not in the best interest of our family to do so. I’d rather be hard on money that without a husband who died over in Iraq, or was away and in danger all the time. And.. he has awful flat feet. Even when he was exploring that option, recruiter said that might not allow him in. So even when he thought it might be a good idea, he wasn’t sure he could even do it. And when he was truly considering this, I gave it a thought and talked to friends, family, and others who have experienced military family life.. and I hardly heard anything good at all. It has nothing to do with laziness because it isn’t just a job. If he turned down any other job, then that’d be something to worry about. I ve seen what it does to people, and I won’t have that in my family. Almost as bad as alcoholism. Can split and ruin a family faster than a blink of an eye. JMO

And as far as stable goes… Having an emotionally healthy family is much much more important to me than being well off. Hard times will come, but we’ll get through it as a family. That’s how I was raised, even when we only got one meal a day, and I have no qualms about it. Builds character. Her stressing me isn’t a good thing. I know this, he knows this, and she knows it too. She came crying to me today apologizing (she does this every now and then) and gets so worked up that she might be hurting the baby. She’s not an evil woman, just very very very hard to live with. We still both want out, are praying for this job opportunity to come through, and if times ever got desperate and miserable here, we could move in with my parents. Not looking for a job would be an awful thing -him skimping out on providing for his family, but no matter the money it just isn’t worth signing your soul over. That wouldn’t make us, our family, or our child’s life more stable.

no-nonsense-mama 05-25-2009 07:48 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
Okay, okay, okay!

Maybe the OP is young, maybe she does have a narrow view of the military, maybe she would better off taking you other mamas suggestions.

However, you other mamas are being very defensive and obnoxious when it comes down to calmly and patiently encouraging this mama to consider your point of views.

Back off some ladies. If you need to rant, go sign up on a forum that is in support of your ideas and causes. This is not the times to come off so strong.

Just give your suggestions, without being overbearing, judgmental, or down right defensive, as if you have never been misguided, unlearned, or whatever you believe about the OP.

If you have questions, ask them and state your suggestion or opinions in a way that will only give her something to think on, not feel belittled or badly.

Give her a break unless you know for sure she intended to offend you directly, which I do not believe she is intending to do. She may appreciate other point of views. They may actually broadedn her scope. But when you make statements that are highly like to come off to other reasonable readers as saying “let me tell you a things or two…,” you are actually making matters worse, not better for the OP.

Play a supportive role, or leave her alone with whatever issues you may believe she is wrong, misguided, or narrow minded about. In other words, this is the time for, “if you can’t say something nice (I add helpful to the OP), do not say anything at all.”

Y’all have said enough, not much else for me to say.
tessa_s212 05-24-2009 11:58 AM

I’m going to explode!
:banghead:

SO and I are living with his grandparents. He was laid off shortly before we found out we were pregnant. It wasn’t the best timing, but none-the-less we are a family and this child inside of me is very much loved. I hardly make a dime working only on weekends. I have to be on Medicaid and food stamps and get help from WIC too.

To put it as about nice as I can right now, his grandmother is greedy. Quite. They are not poor, not at all. Nor are they struggling. But she is always asking and demanding free handouts. When she found out I qualified for food stamps, it was immediately demanded of me that I buy for all FOUR people, instead of just me(plus the child growing inside of me!) and SO. (Which, BTW, my food stamps actually ONLY cover me – they didn’t consider SO into the food money.) The only way I even agreed to this was because his grandmother said that if I helped out with groceries, we wouldn’t have to pay rent. So lo and behold, I’ve been helping out every month, doing without foods or things I crave and following her every demand and wish to buy them things to eat, often running out a week or more before the month is over.

She also has issues with us, two grown adults, ever going out or being away too long. For the first time since I’ve been pregnant, SO and I went over to a friend’s BBQ and stayed until late – nearly 12. When we got home, we were bombarded. Well, more like only me. Demanding more money – including months worth of rent that we had made a deal we didn’t have to pay. Also, she singled me out and basically asked me what was soo wrong with me that I couldn’t help out around the house. I, of course, do my share. I not only wash SO and I’s dishes, but theirs as well. They haven’t had to do dishes in months. And I WANT to our own laundry, but I was never allowed to touch her washer and dryer before. And now that she’s “allowing” me to use it, she demands that I do ALL of their laundry as well.

Might I add that I work part time (they are retired), I go to school full time in a very demanding course that ontop of school hours (15 hrs a week) I have to study an additional 5-12 hrs to maintain my perfect GPA of 4.0. I also have to visit my mother every day to help take care of the dogs (my dogs who still life with mother and plus help her take care of hers) I had to leave behind because his grandmother hates animals. And to put the icing on the cake, we had a very sudden loss of one of our dogs this week and there are vet bills piling up.

We can’t get on rental assistance because the waiting lists are full and closed. No one else is allowed to even get on waiting lists.

SO talked to his grandmother, but she played the victim card again, making him feel sorry for her. And if I don’t play nice (not as if I have ever once been rude to her – I never have. If I’m upset, I walk away and usually cry instead of getting angry.) I’ll be the “bad guy”. I just can’t trust her and I feel so upset over it all. :(:(:(


I think my kids (pictures) are being stalked (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=747356)

mommy_have_it 05-19-2009 07:43 AM
I think my kids (pictures) are being stalked

I received a scary PM from someone claiming to be a 15 yo girl that saw my 15yo sons pic on DS. I think it’s a stalker and I’m scared. What do I do?

Here’s the PM

Hello my name is melissa im 15 from germany and im a big jonas brothers fan,i love nick jonas and i saw your son nick in goggle when typing nick jonas.
your son is soooooooo hot and i was wondering if i can have some pictures of him?
does he have a myspace or something like that so i can add him pretty please?
he looks just like nick jonas i screamed when i saw him hes so cute
bye
oh yeah i registered here when i saw your the mother of nick

Ooooh, freaky!

Fluffy mail call (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=751036)

~EweNeedColor~ 05-23-2009 07:41 PM

Fluffy mail call



We too are speechless. So, scramski Amski, your knitting sucks!