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::ran t:

You have GOT to be f-ing kidding me! It doesn't have wheat, but ingredient number 2 in the organic rice cereal is soy.

Can I have that recipe?

I've had it up to here with Doctors. I went to a new doctor for Toby because the last one was giving me crap about non-vaxing, and this one recommends that rice cereal and gives me the line about fruits giving babies a sweet tooth ( because breastmilk isn't sweet, right?), and then starts arguing with me over kashrut. :


(breathe)



(breathe)


Hey, Andrea!
Don't feel bad. We went dairy free for my son for almost a year and we couldn't figure out why sometimes it worked for his allergies and other times not. Then I happened to ask the lady at the Greek deli what the difference was between fetas and low and behold, the freaking feta I had been getting(and any feta you buy in the grocery store, unless it specifically states it's goat or sheep, ) is from cows milk. Boy was I upset.

One day I was at a Middle Eastern deli and I asked him if he had any feta that was not made from cows milk, and the poor guy proceeded to lecture me about how feta is NOT from cows milk and then I had to let him in on it. Boy was he upset.

Lunch meat also has some preservative that ahs dairy. It's sure can be hard to eat with allergies.
post #342 of 582
Has anyone actually done mayo for lice?

We covered our heads with it last night, and it killed the bugs, but the bugs arent that hard to get anyways - its the damn eggs. I have 3 lice combs and none of them pick up those tiny little eggs.

Does anyone know if the mayo kills the eggs?
post #343 of 582
Maggi, here is an article for you about the kosher breastmilk issue.

........and while I was finding that article for you, I found out that breastmilk isn't dairy, it's parve (neutral). Cooooooool.

studentmama, I was dairy-free while pregnant with DS, and dairy seems to be ok with him now - but soy? Yeeeeeeek.

I think he's also getting a tooth. :
post #344 of 582
Thanks! I love learning new stuff.

Not all feta is goat. drop

Hehe, I have a friend whose family had goats when they were little, she proclaims to hate feta, well , it's not always goat cheese. Not that I can feed her anything with it anyhow, but she's so picky, it will be fun to tease her.
post #345 of 582
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mamabohl= gas stations, too, but if you go to the grocery or drug store, I'm sure you can find No-Doz! or. you coul always eat chocolate covered espresso beans! I lived on those when I worked in the Mall! My husband likes theose Monster coffee drinks, too.


smeisnotapirate- Some good first foods that are not fruit-
finely ground meat, you can moisten it with breastmilk
Egg YOLKS- the yolks are not allergenic
advocado- not a known allergen full of good fat
sweet potato or yam- although if you have problems with potatos, you'd avoid those.
very well cooked mashed beans
plain yogurt
oh, carrots- forgot those, get the frozen kind and cook well, then mash with a fork.
Good first fruits are bananas. Apples, pears, berries, mangoes, etc are NOT good first foods. Apples and pears contain sorbitol- a natural sugar that is hard to digest, and berries and mangoe and cherries can trigger allergies. Citrus can give babies and toddlers intense screaming red diaper rash- the kind that blisters. So can tomatos, I've seen it, it's scary.

OK- rice porridge- get a bag of whole brown rice flour. Bring a cup of water to a boil, and add the flour by tablespoons until it starts to cook up. It's not instant, you actually have to cook it, but it cooks fast. Stir constantly. Cool, and thin with water or breastmilk. Ds1 loved it, and more importantly, I knew exactly what was in it! Remember, thinner is NOT better, and first foods are for mouth practice, not nutrition. Baby food is one of those easy things that the medical community has made difficult.

transformed- I don't think it would kill the eggs. I'd pick something caustic, like citrus, or rosemary, or eucalyptus. Glad it killed the bugs! I bet you all have really shiny hair now, don't you!
post #346 of 582
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maggirayne- like mozzarella was originally made with buffalo milk? That's a cool fact.


Smee- I just had a brainstorm. . . what do you use to culture Kosher cheese? I'm assuming you caouldn't use actual rennet, right?
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I am a total spaz and a horrible mommy.
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maggirayne- like mozzarella was originally made with buffalo milk? That's a cool fact.


Smee- I just had a brainstorm. . . what do you use to culture Kosher cheese? I'm assuming you caouldn't use actual rennet, right?
Here's an article about culturing kosher cheese.

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I am a total spaz and a horrible mommy.
What happened?

Thanks for the recipes, Heidi!
post #349 of 582
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I am a total spaz and a horrible mommy.
nak

oh no! you too? what's wrong?

post #350 of 582
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Sigh. . .

I laid Milo down for a nap, and I'm sure he was fast asleep. Then I took Henry up, and went to change his diaper, no diapers. Milo wakes up. Get him, put him on Hen's bed so at least he'd be near us. change Hen into a diaper with a semi dirty cover. Sit down with Milo who is now hysterical, cannot get Henry's attention to get him in bed. He was either ignoring me, or actually couldn't hear me, and I lost my temper. I didn't hurt him, but I did scare him, and I scared Milo.

Hen went right to sleep. Milo woke up again- he'd been in my arms. Whisked him downstairs before he could wake Hen back up. Laid him down, thinking I'd been holding him a while and he needed some space. Tried to pick a really nasty pimple on the end of his tiny nosie(it'd been bothering me all day)- and he screamed and it started bleeding everywhere. (at which point, I'm like- "Idiot! Heidi! What were you thinking?")

I took a five minute break. I was actually angry at him for bleeding. He actually calmed down a little , and I got my sling, and put him in it. He was out w/in 5 minutes. I layed him down after a while, and cleaned some.

I'm just scared by how out of control I felt. It wasn't anything big, just three small things, and I couldn't even handle that. Some days I doubt whether I'm really emotionally fit to be a mother, or if I have too many of my own problems, and should have just dealt with them. I love my babies!!! I wouldn't trade being a momma for anything. It's the only worthy thing I've done in my life.

I'm ok now. I realised I am tired, and forgot to take my B vitamins for a few days. . . I function under such a fragile balance, YK? I can't afford to take less than stellar care of myself, and right now I can't afford to take proper care of myself either.

It's taken me 3 hours to get this written and post this.
post #351 of 582
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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
Thanks! I love learning new stuff.

Not all feta is goat. drop

Hehe, I have a friend whose family had goats when they were little, she proclaims to hate feta, well , it's not always goat cheese. Not that I can feed her anything with it anyhow, but she's so picky, it will be fun to tease her.

Hehheeehehe. . . Sometime I'll tell you a story about Squirrel Pot Pie and a very arrogant prissy woman from our church!
post #352 of 582
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Sigh. . .

I laid Milo down for a nap, and I'm sure he was fast asleep. Then I took Henry up, and went to change his diaper, no diapers. Milo wakes up. Get him, put him on Hen's bed so at least he'd be near us. change Hen into a diaper with a semi dirty cover. Sit down with Milo who is now hysterical, cannot get Henry's attention to get him in bed. He was either ignoring me, or actually couldn't hear me, and I lost my temper. I didn't hurt him, but I did scare him, and I scared Milo.

Hen went right to sleep. Milo woke up again- he'd been in my arms. Whisked him downstairs before he could wake Hen back up. Laid him down, thinking I'd been holding him a while and he needed some space. Tried to pick a really nasty pimple on the end of his tiny nosie(it'd been bothering me all day)- and he screamed and it started bleeding everywhere. (at which point, I'm like- "Idiot! Heidi! What were you thinking?")

I took a five minute break. I was actually angry at him for bleeding. He actually calmed down a little , and I got my sling, and put him in it. He was out w/in 5 minutes. I layed him down after a while, and cleaned some.

I'm just scared by how out of control I felt. It wasn't anything big, just three small things, and I couldn't even handle that. Some days I doubt whether I'm really emotionally fit to be a mother, or if I have too many of my own problems, and should have just dealt with them. I love my babies!!! I wouldn't trade being a momma for anything. It's the only worthy thing I've done in my life.

I'm ok now. I realised I am tired, and forgot to take my B vitamins for a few days. . . I function under such a fragile balance, YK? I can't afford to take less than stellar care of myself, and right now I can't afford to take proper care of myself either.

It's taken me 3 hours to get this written and post this.
Oh mama, we all have those days! Sometimes when the little things build up it can make your world seem completely off-kilter. I can totally relate.

One thing that I have found that makes it a little easier is to make sure I tell them I'm sorry for yelling and acting like a fruitcake and to also make sure I forgive myself. Tomorrow is another day, and they will still love you.

I am a less than stellar mom today too . I am locked in my bedroom folding laundry and dh is downstairs with the kids because I can't even be nice right now.

It's ok, really
post #353 of 582
would it make you feel better or worse if I told you I felt like that a good deal of the time...??
post #354 of 582
heidirk
post #355 of 582
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Oh mama, we all have those days! Sometimes when the little things build up it can make your world seem completely off-kilter. I can totally relate.

One thing that I have found that makes it a little easier is to make sure I tell them I'm sorry for yelling and acting like a fruitcake and to also make sure I forgive myself. Tomorrow is another day, and they will still love you.

I am a less than stellar mom today too . I am locked in my bedroom folding laundry and dh is downstairs with the kids because I can't even be nice right now.

It's ok, really
You're right. And I did apologise, to both of them. . . forgiving myself will be harder.

I'm sorry your day was rough too.

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would it make you feel better or worse if I told you I felt like that a good deal of the time...??
Better, actually. . . isn't that terrible?

Thanks, transformed. How's the lice situation stand? Did your mom ever come to rescue you?
post #356 of 582
LOL misery loves company
post #357 of 582
Heidi.
post #358 of 582
I got in a big fight with her (I dont really like my mom ) and did it all myself. The mayo, the vacuuming, the laundry.



I hope the eggs are dead?! There are tons of them my comb doesnt touch them.
post #359 of 582
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I hope the eggs are dead?! There are tons of them my comb doesnt touch them.

It takes a lot to kill those eggs. I hope they are dead, but I wouldn't count on it. Did you try using a flea comb? I have had really good results with that. Now that I'm thinking of it, I don't know if it actually gets the eggs out (can't remember....) but it definitely works...

OK I think it works because when you comb it out every day, after a day or 2 you're catching only the really little lice (took me a while to figure out they don't come out of the egg full grown, they are little tiny black lines first, then a bit bigger). And they never get a chance to grow up & lay eggs, so even if you left all the eggs there, as long as you comb out the baby lice before they can reproduce, they go away.

That is such a difficult time in the meanwhile though. I hope you get rid of them soon!

I never saw this cool smiley before ~~ : I like how the flowers bounce on their stems for a second.
post #360 of 582
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Originally Posted by mamabohl View Post
d'oh, I posted weeks ago and meant to come back and really introduce myself...but then I just kept procrastinating. I always seem to either post a one sentence answer that doesn't anywhere near convey my thoughts or I post a huge run-on one block paragraph that makes no sense and then I get all mad at myself and just delete it and don't post at all.

So anywas...I realized a year or two ago that I must have ADD...I have never been diagnosed. Reading through this thread has been great...some of the things that hit home -

procrastinating
daydreaming
disorganized
forgetful
clumsy
always late
(in high school I developeda really great system to combat lateness...but with kids it's so much harder.

....


fidgety
I lose track of conversations right in the middle of them


.....
Well I could have written most of this especially the first paragraph.

It's actually getting worse recently. Or something... never know what
is really causing anything as there are so many factors at play.
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