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Old 11-12-2010, 02:53 AM
 
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Yes, whoever picked out the avatars did a fantastic job.  As a doula and a henna artist, mine is spot on!  Thanks. 

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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I have a sneaking suspician that the avatars were randomly assigned, as I am seeing the same ones repeated through the forum. Mine was a generic "30 years of mothering" or something, so I just put in my face instead. Ta-DA!!


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Something only another BF mom can appreciate.  Had DS with me at work today; which was really a health fair.  He was being a typical toddler, cute as a button and with more energy than a tazamain devil with a cup of coffee, then around 12 he asked for milk.  I told him we had to sit in the chair.  Milk started doing it's magical powers...Lots of people commented how cute it was that he was asleep which was becoming true.  Anyway some lady said how cute he was and came in for a closer look and then all of a sudden she realized he was nursing.  I think she thought that I would be offended.  It was funny. 

 


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Whoa! the Alaska Chat thread slipped to #6!
Shame on us ladies!

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I think everyone is really busy. :)  Tis the season. 

 

Are there still Birth meetings or whatever they were called?  I want to go again, maybe in December?


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I think everyone is really busy. :)  Tis the season. 

 

Are there still Birth meetings or whatever they were called?  I want to go again, maybe in December?



Yes, check the Meet Up group website for details. We are moving the location and day and time. Big changes are coming!

http://www.meetup.com/Alaska-Birth-Network/

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I have christmas gifts to sew for the whole family, which is a goodly portion of why I'm MIA.

In the last couple of weeks I've also processed/frozen/canned a bunch of pumpkin, and also we got a half a cow and asked for the scraps with it--and now I have literally a box full of scraps. I'd expected a lot of soup bones that I could make broth with, but mostly it's not bones but fat--so all of a sudden I'm learning how to render tallow and make candles!

So that's where I've been!


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If you're in the mood to support a baby's right to keep his body parts Planned Parenthood posted an article about San Fran residents proposing banning circumcision. http://www.facebook.com/PlannedParenthoodoftheGreatNorthwest


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Awesome! Can you make some soap with the tallow?I've always wanted to try that!




 

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I have no idea about tallow soap...I know it can be made, but I haven't really looked into making any myself because I have a good stack of handmade soaps around already, so the candles are what I'm most interested in at the moment.

 

Also, spruce said I should share this recipe for pumpkin pie fudge http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/pumpkin-fudge-2/Detail.aspx (long facebook story...) It's pretty good stuff.

(ETA, it has corn syrup in it, but you can sub with maple syrup, or probably even leave it out...)

 

 

 


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oooh thanks for sharing!

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I'm liking this new forum look, except for the dang ads and stuff on the right. :(  I've done all my baby carrying, and it just makes me sad seeing ads for babytrekkers, birth partners, etc.  (Plus, I loathe advertisements.)  Is there a way to turn that off?

 

We're enjoying the snow, been a busy weekend and a busy life lately!!   Youngest baby just turned 5...makes me cry.  She's so amazing, and so are her siblings.  Now only 4 at home, but still homeschooling.  A wants to start her college experience in January.  :)  We're leaving Tang Soo Do for swimming, except for A who wants to stay now. 

 

I've missed all of you a TON!

 

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Anchorage Schools are CLOSED tomorrow (11/23)

 

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I have an Arm's Reach Co-sleeper I tried selling on craigslist. No takers, now I just want it gone and will settle for the donation tax credit.  Any recommendations for an Anchorage charity that will give it to a mom in need, rather than sell it at a thrift store?

 

 i feel just overwhelmed by stuff.  Trying really hard to have a zero gain holiday.  It's hard with little kids - you get them clothes, toys, books to grow into before they have outgrown what they are currently using.


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a zero-gain holiday. Awesome!


~Jenni, rural frugal Alaskan, eternally married to Dragon
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For the arms reach - you can give it to McKinnell house, Catholic Social Services Clare House or baby boutique, or me.  I could probably find a good home for it through the families my org supports. 


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Hope everyone had a good turkey day!! We were in Colorado Springs with the in laws!!  The girls and I flew back yesterday.  My hubby stays until Monday then he goes on to OK city for 3 weeks.  I was wondering if anyone had a teenager that was looking for some spending money to help me out.  I might need help on weekends and one or two weekday nights.  I try to get errands and shopping done when the 2 yr old is napping but I can't leave if she is sleeping!! I could pay $8/hour.  Please PM me. 

 

We made the choice to stay in ANC for Christmas instead of going to Saint Louis.  I'm trying to stay positive and make good memories.  What fun things are there to do around Christmas time?  

 

Stay warm!

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We're doing zero-gain for the holiday.  We have a few little school-type things and some sleds already purchased, but other than socks and underwear, that's it.  We're going to let the kids help us pick an animal from Heifer.org (surprised me all to heck that my husband had chosen that as MY holiday gift!), and we're not buying one another anything.  I love that he's on board with me about this. :) banana.gif

 

 

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Has anybody seen sleds on sale (not just for sale) around Anchorage. Our hand-me-down sled decides to break apart last weekend. DS will be 3 in 3 weeks so something that is made for downhill but not to big or fast.  I'm avoiding any stores to keep to my budget/desires for zero-gain.

 

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Liza, check out kid 2 kid or once upon a child.  I just saw some at K2K!!


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december thread http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1282275/happy-holidays-alaskan-chatters


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but it's not December yet! LOL

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