SAHM-O-MY and LynnT, have you ever checked into the Billings Method of NFP? It is much less time consuming and laborious than the sympto-thermal method which you described. You do not check you cervix or your temperature. You do not have to check your mucous with your fingers. It is all about the sensations you feel “down there” as you go about your day. If you happen to see anything, you record that too but primarily you just pay attention to sensation. It is more than 99% effective, 90+% of women can learn it well enough to use it reliably in only 1 cycle, and it does not require any of those extra steps. There instructors come to your home and their instruction is free. I would strongly suggest to anyone who really needs to avoid pregnancy to check into it.