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Forum: Traditional Foods   06-01-2010, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Dera
I am sprouting buckwheat seeds right now to make...

I am sprouting buckwheat seeds right now to make Russian Kasha from the NT book. They began to sprout after only a day or so but in between rinses, it gets a little slimy. Is this normal? Or a sign...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-11-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,689
Posted By Dera
I just read through this for the first time and...

I just read through this for the first time and I was just happy to read the last post so I thought I would comment. I wonder if the later bed time would help? With my oldest, I was always trying to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-12-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Dera
We did it by snipping a slit into the top of it,...

We did it by snipping a slit into the top of it, so sucking on it provided little satisfaction. There was only one sort of rough night and then it was over. My son was 2 1/5 at the time and...
Forum: Women's Health   11-06-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Dera
Thanks, I have read through a lot of the first...

Thanks, I have read through a lot of the first one, it's novel length so searching for an answer there could take months! I could maybe spring for the tests but if I find my cortisol levels low (or...
Forum: Women's Health   11-05-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Dera
If you have read my posts, you will know that I...

If you have read my posts, you will know that I have been a train wreck for a year. Ugh. Anyway, I think I just realized a pattern in my moods. I seem to go for 4-6 weeks feeling pretty good, then I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-19-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Dera
I just wanted to offer as little support as I...

I just wanted to offer as little support as I have. I have a 14 month old and an almost 3 year old and the past year has been really bad and instead of getting better, I'm now officially suiciudal....
Forum: Parenting   10-16-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Dera
I can commiserate. My moods aren't isolated to...

I can commiserate. My moods aren't isolated to the morning, they can strike any time. In fat the mornings are often the best times because I get up really early as do my kids and I polish off 2...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-07-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dera
I've never heard 2 weeks, what I have read...

I've never heard 2 weeks, what I have read always mentions 4-6 weeks. It took about 5 weeks after my first was born before I felt normal and about 5 weeks before the depression set in with my...
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,485
Posted By Dera
I LOVE "All behavior is communication." This is...

I LOVE "All behavior is communication." This is one of the most important things I can think of. Along the same lines, "Get to the root of the problem" for toddlers. For babies, stop looking at the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-21-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By Dera
I'm so happy to hear about your positive...

I'm so happy to hear about your positive experience! I live in the pacific northwest as well and I know that we have a rather larger number of unvaccinated children. When I decided to stop, my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Dera
Yes. I would use "intense" to describe him. Not...

Yes. I would use "intense" to describe him. Not all the time but often.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Dera
Don't worry about using the word disorder. I...

Don't worry about using the word disorder. I have wondered myself if maybe there was something else to him. If I had insurance, I would probably go see his pediatrician just to bring it up. There is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-06-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Dera
I really appreciate these responses and I feel...

I really appreciate these responses and I feel like I really have some good suggestions for next time. I try to get him out to do things for him twice a week or so, but I certainly avoid going out...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Dera
Thanks for the help. I do tell him what I...

Thanks for the help. I do tell him what I expect, he even knows the mantra but when it comes time, it doesn't matter. We've done the mantra of what I expect for a couple of months now and it doesn't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-05-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Dera
Just bumping to see if anybody can help!

Just bumping to see if anybody can help!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Dera
I have a mess of issues with my oldest (will be...

I have a mess of issues with my oldest (will be 3 in Nov) but I seem to be able to find relatively peaceful ways around most of them but one. When I take him somewhere, often he doesn't want to...
Forum: Diapering   08-27-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,392
Posted By Dera
I used cloth with my first for 6 months or so...

I used cloth with my first for 6 months or so but when I was late in pregnancy with my second and got that pubis disorder thing, I was overwhelmed. The number one that did it for me was how hands on...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-08-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Dera
I've often thought about this. The idea of it...

I've often thought about this. The idea of it sounds like a major undertaking. Maybe it's something I should take on? I've also considered looking into traditional foods as well but organic and...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-08-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Dera
Well here I am, 1 year post partum and just when...

Well here I am, 1 year post partum and just when I thought I had a grip on my depression like symptoms, they come back. I tried what seems like 100 different routes to heal myself and be a good...
Forum: Homebirth   08-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,362
Posted By Dera
Quote: Originally Posted by ShwarmaQueen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShwarmaQueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14197195)
I think it also boils down to the...
Forum: Women's Health   07-22-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By Dera
My baby had a fever for a few days, like 2 1/2 I...

My baby had a fever for a few days, like 2 1/2 I think, and yesterday morning it broke and a rash started to form. I thought it was classic roseola, even though the fever never seemed too high. But...
Forum: Mental Health   07-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dera
I weaned off of Lexapro and I did it VERY slowly...

I weaned off of Lexapro and I did it VERY slowly after a bad experience with Effexor several years ago. The zapping (great way to explain it) was really tough for me so it actually helped gauge how...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-15-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By Dera
I also lost all of the pregnancy weight with my...

I also lost all of the pregnancy weight with my oldest by 9 months post partum, and then 6 more pounds by one year when I got pregnant again. This time, I still have 20 pounds to go and I have had...
Forum: Women's Health   07-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 63,658
Posted By Dera
I have a question about dosage. I'm taking...

I have a question about dosage. I'm taking Lugol's now, 3 drops mixed in with some OJ a couple times a week. The bottle says to take 2 drops a couple of times a week, what do you do? Daily? I have...
Forum: Women's Health   06-16-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 63,658
Posted By Dera
Quote: Originally Posted by amcal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amcal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13946194)
I have the same question about the dulse. I...
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