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post #61 of 218


Only if you plant an organic herb garden in the trunk of the car;)

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Originally Posted by lovelylisa View Post

What if I compost my babies poop in the trunk of the car rusting in my front yard?

 

 

Does that make me a crunchy redneck?  2whistle.gif

 

 

 



 

post #62 of 218


I pumped and bottle fed my son between three and seven months but no longer have a job so I don't get to put him in daycare with a bottle anymore. Maybe if I weren't a single mom I could afford to be crunchy enough to not have done that. I too had a CNM birth instead of UC and hope to someday become a CNM! I hope that doesn't make me a harbinger of sogginess...

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Right on, mama!

 

I pumped and bottle fed, too, after returning to work, and I even put my baby in the evil, evil daycare! I had a CNM birth instead of a UC, and I'm doing mama-led weaning right now, at age 2.5! He's sleeping in a crib as I type this. Sounds good to me, since he's loved and cherished and well-taken care of and I'm the center of his world. Maybe we should start a spin-off thread on "why I'm not crunchy enough for MDC." Feel free to quote my post in a new thread if anyone's interested in starting it.
 

 



 

post #63 of 218

I understand it was/is meant for fun. It was just the keeping score post really bugged me. And I admit I am super emotional lately (pregnancy) and so I know I have taken things very personal and not just here but with DH as well and I have been trying not to.

 

Anyways some of these are funny. but would very much make me way more mainstream because I just couldn't do many of the things listed. 

 

 

I read the dido one a few times before it clicked...lol 

post #64 of 218
I, too, had to read the dido the nose one a couple times, I just kept thinking..."thats a huge nose or a very small...". LOL

...you examine the contents if your little ones poopy cloth diaper to decide if it can go straight in the washer of has chunks that require pre rinsing in the toilet.

...you watch your kid eating dirt, grass, and twigs in the yard serenly because you know they are organic. But then you intervene because grass is on the list that requires rinsing of the cloth diapers.

...your child talks enthusiastically about her weaning party, and wants to know when she can have another one.

...you see a mom struggling to carry a child and feel compelled to say (to nobody in particular) "that lady needs a sling!"

...your child can tell the checkout lady which bunch is kale, which is collard greens, which is mustard greens, and which is chard. She can also then explain that greens are good for moms, but the Annies Mac and cheese is good for kids.

...your child likes to explain how they saw baby sister come out of your butt. This is in spite of several discussions about the difference between butt and yoni. Anatomy is not their strong point.

And maybe it's my age, but I thought this was a thread devoted to cheeky quips. I didn't read anything more into it than that. Lighten up a little mamas!
post #65 of 218
I personally find this type of thread amusing because of all the things I *haven't* thought of! thumb.gif And the cute anecdotes from kids. love.gif Truly, it's camaraderie, not comparison. grouphug.gif I don't even know what to do with nutritional yeast. lol.gif There are a lot of things I've heard of but never tried, too, and it's funny to see people's experiences with those things, especially as they clash with mainstream family or friends!

As for composting human feces, no, not recommended for gardens! Urine, on the other hand... treehugger.gif

And the only thing I can think of, recently, is...

... when all the toys come out of the diaper bag and the closest thing to plastic is Sophie the Giraffe.

Awhile back...

... when your kids hear their aunt is expecting babies and they're excited because that means she'll get to see their midwife (though said aunt actually lives across the country!).
post #66 of 218
You can use humanure on your vegetable garden, but it has to sit for a long time first.
The Humanure Handbook is a great resource, and has about 5 different methods for how to make humanure safe to use on your garden.
post #67 of 218

Well I'd always heard it was bad, also dog manure is bad (or we'd have plenty of that with 3 labs lol). Now I can debunk people who say humanure can't be used! Thanks for the info :) This is the first year I haven't had a garden as I was in my first trimester during the time we'd usually plant everything and I just didn't have the energy. I miss it but I don't miss standing in the heat!

post #68 of 218
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

You can use humanure on your vegetable garden, but it has to sit for a long time first.
The Humanure Handbook is a great resource, and has about 5 different methods for how to make humanure safe to use on your garden.

This stuff is big here in crunchier than thou Portland... everyone here says let it rot two years before use on food gardens.

Dog waste is a no no. I forget why but it has something not good for people.
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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post

the "sprinkle cheese" (parmesan) can in your house is actually filled with nutritional yeast.

 

You have children yet have never owned a crib or had a "nursery"

 

your kids don't know about babies being born in hospitals, they play "midwife"

 

You have ever had to pause and figure out what to say when your young son asks if he can be a midwife when he grows up...


Why??? headscratch.gif One of the best midwives I know is a male (CNM, phd)  He is actually the Head of the OB department (over all the other mw's and OB's) at the hospital where I work. 

Do you also pause about what to say when your daughter says she wants to be a doctor when she grows up??  greensad.gif

 

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I was thinking the same thing. Can't men be MWs?

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Why??? headscratch.gif One of the best midwives I know is a male (CNM, phd)  He is actually the Head of the OB department (over all the other mw's and OB's) at the hospital where I work. 

Do you also pause about what to say when your daughter says she wants to be a doctor when she grows up??  greensad.gif

 



 

post #71 of 218

We use nutritional yeast on popcorn, in soups, stews, and just in general.  Admission:  I have no real idea why we use it or actually what it is.  I used to tell DH it was the stuff that looked like fish food, which it does.  I do not know if I use the right amount--I just throw some in this or that and feel that I am adding some nutrition.  I guess this makes me an ignorant semi-crunchy. 

 

I do not, however, recycle my own feces.  I flush, gratefully.  I guess this makes me wasteful.  Ha ha.  That was funny.

post #72 of 218
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Every parent I know hates Elmo, even if they let their kid watch 24/7 TV.  Elmo is annoying.


 



I have nothing else to add, and probably won't finish the thread, but this is sooooo true. I don't know a single adult who doesn't find Elmo insanely annoying. (I, personally, think he wrecked Sesame Street, which is a show I remember fondly from my own childhood.) That said...dd2 is actually watching a Sesame Street episode, with Elmo, on Netflix, as I type.

post #73 of 218

I don't mind Elmo actually whistling.gif

post #74 of 218

What is  nut yeast? (WHich is what I'm calling it from now on, and it will make my husband giggle because he's super mature)

post #75 of 218
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I have nothing else to add, and probably won't finish the thread, but this is sooooo true. I don't know a single adult who doesn't find Elmo insanely annoying. (I, personally, think he wrecked Sesame Street, which is a show I remember fondly from my own childhood.) That said...dd2 is actually watching a Sesame Street episode, with Elmo, on Netflix, as I type.


I'll take Elmo over Caillou any day.  I used to run into the living room yelling "nnnooooo" as I changed channels away from Caillou.  The kids thought that was hilarious and would actively search for Caillou just to see me do my dramatic moves.

 

post #76 of 218


Nut yeast is a great vegan substitute for cheese. It is one of the few vegan foods aside from quinoia that is high in B vitamins. It is also a great source of protein. I too agree that it looks like fish food, and so does my dd who put it in the fish tank once, and the fish agreed so it can't be that bad if it didn't kill Nemo. Oh no, I named my dd's pet fish after a movie, how non-crunchy of me;)

 

I used to compost my dogs poop! A house I rented had a 'doggie doolie' installed in the back yard but that was years before I had kids so it wouldn't be AP at all, only natural living but not natural family living, well maybe because I think of my dog as family....

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Originally Posted by caedenmomma View Post

We use nutritional yeast on popcorn, in soups, stews, and just in general.  Admission:  I have no real idea why we use it or actually what it is.  I used to tell DH it was the stuff that looked like fish food, which it does.  I do not know if I use the right amount--I just throw some in this or that and feel that I am adding some nutrition.  I guess this makes me an ignorant semi-crunchy. 

 

I do not, however, recycle my own feces.  I flush, gratefully.  I guess this makes me wasteful.  Ha ha.  That was funny.



 

post #77 of 218
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Nut yeast is a great vegan substitute for cheese. It is one of the few vegan foods aside from quinoia that is high in B vitamins. It is also a great source of protein. I too agree that it looks like fish food, and so does my dd who put it in the fish tank once, and the fish agreed so it can't be that bad if it didn't kill Nemo. Oh no, I named my dd's pet fish after a movie, how non-crunchy of me;)

 


I just saw a container of this and was tempted to buy it. So it's cheese-like? What do you tend to sprinkle it on?

 

post #78 of 218

I sprinkle it on just about everything: popcorn, toast, salads, salads and salads, pasta. You can mix it with vinegar to make a tangy sauce. Check out the vegan forum here on MDC there is a bit of information on nut yeast there. It's real name is nutritional yeast so maybe try googling that.
 

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I just saw a container of this and was tempted to buy it. So it's cheese-like? What do you tend to sprinkle it on?

 



 

post #79 of 218
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Blame Gwenyth Paltrow.




I blame Gwenyth Paltrow for everything.


This makes me giggle b/c my cousin just named her daughter Gwyneth!

 

post #80 of 218
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I don't mind Elmo actually whistling.gif



Well, I'd never met a parent who could stand Elmo, but I knew there must be some...

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