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Forum: Mental Health   05-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By rnra
Have you talked with a counselor or a...

Have you talked with a counselor or a religious/spiritual advisor?
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By rnra
I read the article, and I sincerely hope that...

I read the article, and I sincerely hope that the people who are involved with that community are able to take it a step further--compile professional-level statistics and publish their findings in...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By rnra
Folded flat cloth diapers work too--but that may...

Folded flat cloth diapers work too--but that may be too much absorption for your needs.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rnra
Thank you all for the replies! I can do 10% down...

Thank you all for the replies! I can do 10% down now, but I'm leaning towards 20%. However, it will take me another 2 years of saving to get to 20%. Ugh! Decisions, decisions.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rnra
I'm in the midst of saving for a down payment,...

I'm in the midst of saving for a down payment, and I keep reading about wildly different down payment percentages.

How large of a down payment (% wise) did you pay towards your home? Have you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By rnra
I wouldn't be very worried about nighttime bed...

I wouldn't be very worried about nighttime bed wetting at this point, but I would be concerned about your daughter's dribbling of urine during the day. Have you talked with the pediatrician about...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By rnra
My family is personally affected by autism....

My family is personally affected by autism. Autism has lead to profound sorrow, frustration, and grief for us. If there was a cure for autism, I would go to the ends of the Earth to obtain it.

I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By rnra
There's a great recipe for vegetable broth in...

There's a great recipe for vegetable broth in the "Oh She Glows Cookbook" from Angela Liddon. I'm not at home now, but I made it a few weeks ago and I recall it having more onion and garlic than I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By rnra
I have a 7-day plastic pill organizer that I use...

I have a 7-day plastic pill organizer that I use throughout the week. It stays on a small shelf in my medicine cabinet by the bathroom mirror (my set-up is a bit odd, and the bathroom mirror is not...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By rnra
I haven't personally done that before, but I...

I haven't personally done that before, but I recently read a blog post from a mom who did just what you are describing:
...
Forum: Spirituality   04-15-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By rnra
Here's a blog post that you may find...

Here's a blog post that you may find interesting:

http://www.likemotherlikedaughter.org/2014/04/the-third-secret-to-destruction-proofing-your-family/

Good luck in your search for religion!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By rnra
I have a Blendtec and I love it! There's a night...

I have a Blendtec and I love it! There's a night and day difference between smoothies made in the Blendtec and smoothies made in my previous (cheap-o) blender.

My only complaint is that the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By rnra
You may find this information helpful: ...

You may find this information helpful:

http://www.acog.org/Resources_And_Publications/Task_Force_and_Work_Group_Reports/Hypertension_in_Pregnancy
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   04-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By rnra
Does anyone have a link to a reputable study...

Does anyone have a link to a reputable study (not anecdote) showing the effectiveness of Hibiclens for GBS prevention?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By rnra
What is the traditional Irish spelling for these...

What is the traditional Irish spelling for these names?

I really struggle with all of them--even with the pronunciation guide. It doesn't seem like the pronunciation fits the spelling.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-31-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By rnra
If you're bleeding enough that you feel you need...

If you're bleeding enough that you feel you need to take something to control it, then it's likely time to get assistance from a medical professional. It's very difficult to estimate blood...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,552
Posted By rnra
Since this 8 year old thread has been...

Since this 8 year old thread has been resurrected...

Just use a Blendtec. I use my Blendtec to make smoothies several times per week, and everything is incredibly smooth. I very, very rarely...
Forum: Pets   03-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By rnra
How long have you had them?  Do you know if she...

How long have you had them?  Do you know if she was an outdoor cat in her "previous" life?  
Forum: Utah, Arizona   03-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By rnra
Here's a few posts that may help:   ...

Here's a few posts that may help:
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389022/slc-advice-needed
 
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1362795/moving-to-salt-lake-city-area
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-15-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By rnra
I've never really understood the need for gifts...

I've never really understood the need for gifts for the birth attendant(s).  Maybe I'm just crazy, but it seems like paying $3,000 - $5,000+ is a big enough gift!  On top of that, a thoughtful thank...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By rnra
Here's a flowchart showing the recommendations...

Here's a flowchart showing the recommendations from the North Carolina Communicable Disease Branch of the Veterinary Public Health Program.
...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By rnra
*Gasp* Surprise! I hope all goes well. That's...

*Gasp* Surprise! I hope all goes well. That's quite the shock!

A few years ago one of my neighbors asked me to watch her 4 kids for an hour or so while she made a quick trip to the doctor. She'd...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By rnra
I would sit down with her and establish a...

I would sit down with her and establish a contract.  She gets to live at your house if she does xxx, xxx, and xxx.  Talk with her to decide what those items are and the frequency that she does them....
Forum: November 2014 Due Date Club   03-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19
Posted By rnra
I have never seen any statistics or studies to...

I have never seen any statistics or studies to support your midwife's radical statement.  Honestly, it sounds like fear mongering to me.  When I'm hiring someone to care for me and my baby, I'm...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By rnra
One of my degrees is from Western Governors...

One of my degrees is from Western Governors University.  It's completely online and self-paced.  The university and program have the same accreditation as the in-state schools that I have also...
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