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Hey glorified_rice! So good to hear from you again! I used to live in Fargo so I am quite familiar with Moorhead. We lived there from 1998-2003. It is so true about knowing someone who knows someone. Every time I meet someone new, it turns out that they know someone I know or is related somehow. Are you from Moorhead originally?
No, I grew up in Dickinson. We've lived here since 2001.
post #142 of 900
thriftyqueen, I almost didn't recognize you!
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Oh, and who else is going to Urban Harvest this year? It's every Thursday from July 12-August 16 in downton Bismarck. There's a farmer's market and local arts and crafts. I will actually be a vendor! I'll be the one selling tie-dye ... and if there's more than one tie-dye seller, I'm the one who's nine months pregnant. I'll be hard to miss.
Thanks for the reminder! I missed Urban harvest last year. I definately need to make it this year. Do you do kids stuff in TD too? I want some TD rompers for my girls!!

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Does anyone from Bismarck/Mandan know if they plan to spray in our area?
I have been wondering this myself. I can't seem to find any info about spraying in this area too. Anyone know?
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thriftyqueen, I almost didn't recognize you!
Hey! I decided to switch things up a bit and change my name!!!
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Thanks for the reminder! I missed Urban harvest last year. I definately need to make it this year. Do you do kids stuff in TD too? I want some TD rompers for my girls!!
We're dyeing a bunch of kids' T-shirts and onesies for babies, but I don't think we have any rompers, sorry! I'm not sure how well sales will go so we mostly stuck to buying basics to dye.
post #146 of 900
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That sounds like so much fun! I will have to make a trip to Bismarck for that. I wish Minot had something like this.
Hey Thriftyqueen, would you like to car pool for this sometime. I'd love to get Caleb a tie-dye onsie or shirt. I'll send DH to school so we can go!
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West Fargo family - new to Mothering.

Hello fellow NoDaks! I haven't figured out all your abbreviations yet so you're stuck with the long version.

Married to hubby for 15 years, 10-yr-old daughter, 8-yr-old son. We're new to the "crunchy" lifestyle so kids were vaccinated, wore disposable diapers, slept in their own cribs and ended up on formula after 6 months of breastfeeding. Let the guilt trip begin! Lucky for our son, we did get enlightened about circumcision prior to his birth so he escaped that nightmare.

Now that we know better we're working toward a more holistic, chemical-free, wholly natural/organic home. We do as much organic food as we can find and afford. Our kids go to public school but we send lunches (school menus are terrifying). We choose kinesiology/chiropractic care and supplements whenever possible rather than antibiotics and traditional medicine. (By the way, our chiro moved to CA ... anyone know of a good practitioner in the area?)

I participate in a handful of co-ops for organic food, cleaning supplies, health/beauty products, etc. All our meats come directly from my parents' farm and veggies come from a Park Rapids CSA.

I work part-time (mornings) and chauffeur the kids in the afternoons. :

Would love to get in touch with more "crunchy" or "semi-crunchy" families in the Fargo area. Am looking forward to learning more about this site and all its resources and connections. Can't wait to learn even more!

Michelle
post #148 of 900
, Michelle!

Welcome!
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Hey Thriftyqueen, would you like to car pool for this sometime. I'd love to get Caleb a tie-dye onsie or shirt. I'll send DH to school so we can go!
I would love to carpool to Bismarck!!! We will have to figure out a time that works best.
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Hello fellow NoDaks! I haven't figured out all your abbreviations yet so you're stuck with the long version.

Married to hubby for 15 years, 10-yr-old daughter, 8-yr-old son. We're new to the "crunchy" lifestyle so kids were vaccinated, wore disposable diapers, slept in their own cribs and ended up on formula after 6 months of breastfeeding. Let the guilt trip begin! Lucky for our son, we did get enlightened about circumcision prior to his birth so he escaped that nightmare.

Michelle
Hi Michelle!
Just wanted to say how nice it is to know there are some others who did not circ their sons in this area. It seems so rare.
And dont sell yourself short, 6 months of bf is still great, lots of babies get none!

Jillie
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Hey thriftyqueen and mamaprek--count me in on the carpool. That sounds like alot of fun! I'll see if Grandma at the farm can play with McKenna.
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(By the way, our chiro moved to CA ... anyone know of a good practitioner in the area?)
I will PM you about this
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Originally Posted by ranchchic View Post
Hey thriftyqueen and mamaprek--count me in on the carpool. That sounds like alot of fun! I'll see if Grandma at the farm can play with McKenna.

Or maybe we can see if the all the grandmas want to watch the kids and we could have a mom day in Bismarck!!!
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Hi Michelle, I have the best chiro ever. My midwife reccommended him to me and I've been using him for 3yrs. My hubby is VERY skeptical when it comes to the medical community, especially alternative practitioners, but he loves this guy. He's the only person who has been able to give John any relief for his back when it starts acting up. I usually only need to see him while pregnant, but see him when I mess my back up training for longer runs. Anderson Family Chiropractic, he's worked on my daughter when she was a newborn and resolved her hip dysplasia so she didn't need to wear a brace, my 5yr old after he was out of alignment (broken leg), and my DH's chronic back problem. He can ALWAYS get you in same day and even does special appt's for pregnant moms in labor. Anyway, pm if you want contact info.
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Hi Michelle, I have the best chiro ever. My midwife reccommended him to me and I've been using him for 3yrs. My hubby is VERY skeptical when it comes to the medical community, especially alternative practitioners, but he loves this guy. He's the only person who has been able to give John any relief for his back when it starts acting up. I usually only need to see him while pregnant, but see him when I mess my back up training for longer runs. Anderson Family Chiropractic, he's worked on my daughter when she was a newborn and resolved her hip dysplasia so she didn't need to wear a brace, my 5yr old after he was out of alignment (broken leg), and my DH's chronic back problem. He can ALWAYS get you in same day and even does special appt's for pregnant moms in labor. Anyway, pm if you want contact info.
We go to Dr. Brandan too. That's who I PM'd Michelle about. Small world it is.
post #156 of 900
Ok, it's the Fri before the Birth Action meeting and I'm really excited to meet everyone face to face. We have changed venue to the VA Library, thanks to Jen for scheduling that for us. Due to the new location we will not be doing the pot luck lunch, though light refreshments will be available.
VA Library
1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Conference Room B
515 N 5th St
Bismarck, ND
Anyone that is coming from out of town and needs directions or just has questions can give me a call at 701-793-5388.
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I just got home from attending the Birth Survey Meeting. I wanted to first of all say many thank yous to JLJeppson. I appreciate all the hard work you've made in coming to Bismarck and am disappointed that more mothers didn't come. I will say though that you have my support in Bismarck here no matter what happens so please just let me know if you need an help. I think we covered many topics and hopefully any points left undiscussed will be covered in Fargo's meeting. Best of luck with all your work (which seems to be alot! ) and thanks again, I enjoyed meeting you and also JHow32000 (and her adorable DS! : ), & I thought it was great infomative meeting.
post #158 of 900
jljeppson, I am interested in attending the Fargo meeting, but have been hesitant to say anything because I live in Moorhead. I am wondering if non-North Dakota residents will be able to register their opinions on the survey?
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Bah, I don't know what day of the week it is anymore!! I was planning on going to the meeting, but didn't write it on my calendar (between DH's schedule and my daycare schedule, there isn't much room!). I dunno how much I would have been able to contribute....since it was DH's day to work, I would have had to bring all 3 kids. That would have meant I would have spent more time chasing them than being able to talk.

I am glad the meeting went well. Will it be possible for those of us who didn't make it to get a summary of what was discussed?
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Thanks Thunderkitty and JHow3200 for coming yesterday, I think we got a lot done. I'm sorry more couldn't make it but we will be putting the survey online once I get things written up after the Fargo meeting. We'll be taking suggestions, questions, etc for probably a month after it gets posted so that we can make sure it's as complete as possible before we send it out. Glorified Rice, I live in Moorhead as well so the boundaries don't matter so much. The reason I've become as active as I have been is because I assist at births on both sides of the river. In MN I'm protected by law, in ND I'm not. Same goes for consumers; some MN women use midwives from the other side of the river and should have a say in what happens to their caregivers.
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