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Oh - I'm also wondering if any of you know of a good Herbalist in Vancouver.
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PS We weren't positive what they looked like, so Jamie rubbed his hands on every plant we thought it would - I don't recommend this method as I think his fingers were numb for 5 days afterwards!!!!!
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post #123 of 322
3 nights without nursing :

snow in santa fe!!?
london has a perfect spring, showers that last 45 seconds, every 20 minutes or so. at least i didn't have to learn how another climate works, it is pretty much vancouver. no wonder the british got hold of the place.

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3 nights without nursing :

snow in santa fe!!?
london has a perfect spring, showers that last 45 seconds, every 20 minutes or so. at least i didn't have to learn how another climate works, it is pretty much vancouver. no wonder the british got hold of the place.

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That's what I found about London, too, when I lived there. People had said 'Oh gosh, London is soooo rainy, soooo foggy, etc', so I was a bit worried, but I don't think they realized that it's the same in Vancouver! In fact, I had a nice dry winter the year I was there, and hardly ever had to pull out the brolly.
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MayDay

May day is right around the corner and I am excited to celebrate with like minded families. We will be visiting the Vancouver area for the Marathon that weekend and I can't seem to find any public festivals for the first weekend in May.
Any events you care to share would be lovely.
Thanks Julianne
post #126 of 322
I don't have any recommendations for specific herbalist, but I often go to Gaia herbs (the one on Broadway, not Granville Island) to ask questions and find them very helpful - and I think they have herbalists on staff to make appointments with.

We're off to the Georgia O'Keege museum today, looking forward to that!!!!!

Still snow, though - what's up with THAT?!!!!!
post #127 of 322
snow, snow. I did community gardening and also planted our peas today. Snow does not exist, la la la. : : :

At 1 pm tomorrow we're going to head to Whytecliff Park to look for beach glass - anyone is welcome! We should be there some time between 1-1:45 (after church for us, ending time varies!).

I don't know about any May Day celebrations around, but as I am doing more seasonal celebrations I would be happy to go to one. I think that maybe the Waldorf school has one - Len? Or look up Vancouver Reclaiming?
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3 nights without nursing :
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Great, isn't it!
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Chocolate Mini Easter Eggs: Ladybug organics has them
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Hey dog lovers! You are all invited to my thread:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1063072

Capers on Cambie also has fair trade chocolate mini eggs!:
post #131 of 322
Hello everyone
I'm still pregnant over here, hoping to go to 41 weeks (I'm almost 38) so I can get more done around here before I'm the mama of two.

Trying to forget stupid negative person on facebook and deal with the fear that washed over me after certain 'comments' against positive thinking and labour/birth.

Geez some people

Can some of you wise and wonderful mama's give me some words of wisdom with what I know to be true about trusting myself and my baby to be able to birth at home. I seem to have lost my path since yesterday, so I'm hoping I can find it before I go into labour. I could hardly sleep last night because I kept feeling afraid I'd go into labour that minute and not feel like I was in the place I needed to be. I guess I'm just not feeling grounded.
You'd think after experiencing a wonderful homebirth/waterbirth with ds, this would be easier a second time around and I wouldn't get so distracted by naysayers...:

Thanks
post #132 of 322
you can delete comments on facebook :
The last couple of weeks are so hard, but your body knows what to do and it will all work out okay, even if you feel like things aren't quite ready. Are you having a motherblessing or anything? Maybe a night out (or in) for tea and nibbles with friends who are on your page regarding birth would help you to feel more supported.
post #133 of 322
Hey, is there room for Victoria mamas on this thread or is there another specifically for us Islanders? I haven't been to these forums in A WHILE.
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Great, isn't it!
yes, i think we actually slept through the night for a couple of nights now, and i feel completely different. amazing!


*dawn* i think once you begin labour you will find that you can focus completely on bringing your babe to the world. you know exactly how to do it, and you can imagine a beautiful birth..it is okay to have heard other people's fearful comments, and be concerned about them, you wouldn't be a good parent if you didn't consider the possibilities - that's okay, just think of your sweet babe now! enjoy your birth, whenever it comes i'm sure you'll find you are ready x

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welcome littleteapot! not sure if there is another tribe for islanders, but you're more than welcome here!!
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This eagle cam is so cool. Lauren says: : :
post #137 of 322
I just wanted to pop in and let you all know about the Yaletown Baby and Toddler Fair (www.babyandtoddlerfair.com). It is on saturday April 4 from 10-4. It is at the Roundhouse Community Centre (Pacific @ Davie). There will be lots of exhibitors, gifts, samples, seminars, etc. If you preregister, you will get a free gift worth $25.

For those of you towards the Valley there will also be one at the Langley Events Centre (200th st @ 80th ave) on May 2, 10-4.

Pop by and say hello.
post #138 of 322
happy april from a few hours ahead of you x

let me tell you mamas, i really miss you. it is so nice to be around folks who parent more radically than i do, i really am a bit of an oddity here! i have met *two* people who are nursing someone who is walking. if i don't wean before she is 4, they may toss me out on my ear

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post #139 of 322
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happy april from a few hours ahead of you x

let me tell you mamas, i really miss you. it is so nice to be around folks who parent more radically than i do, i really am a bit of an oddity here! i have met *two* people who are nursing someone who is walking. if i don't wean before she is 4, they may toss me out on my ear

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Oh, I fully expect dd to go on nursing indefinitely at this point. She mostly nurses for about a minute at bedtime, very occassionally during the day. I tell very few people. She is so tall and articulate that she looks a lot older than she is...and I think it would freak people out! No, I didn't expect to be nursing an almost 4 year old, but here we are. I think that she'll continue until the milk goes out.

Nursing a 4 year old can be hysterical at times. Though I must admit, today when the neighbour kids were over and they were in her room, I was a tad worried they'd discuss who sleeps where and nursing to sleep.
post #140 of 322
It's sort of sad, isn't it, that we have to hide it from people that we are still nursing. And I'm less 'radical' than most of the people here!

I was nursing 2.5yr old DS about 3 times a day - naptime, and in the middle of the night, and am now in the process of weaning, partly due to pressure and comments from Dh (who is fully supportive of BFing of babies until about 12 months), and my parents (who were fully supportive until just recently and think that he's now old enough). I also think that he's old enough and can definitely handle life without it. Most people don't know because I don't talk about it anymore, except to a select few. With everything else going on, I'm just not in the mindset to have these types of discussions with people who would judge.

And I guess I'm lucky that my kids are petite, and could easily pass for much younger than they are. . . .
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