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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-31-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By newcastlemama
Something that helps me a lot is just getting...

Something that helps me a lot is just getting out--going to a park, for a walk, visit someone, go do an errand. Other ones are getting dressed (+ make-up) and reading intellectual material. Jen
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,646
Posted By newcastlemama
I am generally fine with it. I think kids need...

I am generally fine with it. I think kids need more freedom.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By newcastlemama
I just write them in a planner book and keep...

I just write them in a planner book and keep things really simple. This is the basic plan for my 7 year old:
 
 
Everyday is:
Math page
Handwriting practice
Reader (read outloud to me)
(Plus...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-30-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By newcastlemama
My first baby i had to wean at 9 weeks and got a...

My first baby i had to wean at 9 weeks and got a peroid shortly after.
 
With my 2nd baby I never really had a period (only two tiny scant spottings) and still got pregnant when dd was about 28...
Forum: Unschooling   12-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 316
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Posted By newcastlemama
 Thank you Tigeresse and others for sharing...



Thank you Tigeresse and others for sharing your struggles on this thread. I am friends with a former unschooler IRL who has also struggled and is now doing things differently with her younger...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-20-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By newcastlemama
I agree with Kuba's mama. I am an idealist too...

I agree with Kuba's mama. I am an idealist too but something had to give. I had my 3rd child this year and it has really made me prioritize and relax. I focus on love and relationships first and go...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By newcastlemama
It helps me tremendously with digestive,...

It helps me tremendously with digestive, gallblader, and just that vague ick feeling. It is my favorite fermented food/drink.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-14-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,381
Posted By newcastlemama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lifeguard http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1329409/sick-of-being-poor#post_16654034)

Dh & I have this...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-12-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By newcastlemama
Reduction sauces for meat.. yum! I also...

Reduction sauces for meat.. yum! I also add broth to collard greens when I coook them.
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-04-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By newcastlemama
Cool video!   For me sleeping makes a big...

Cool video!
 
For me sleeping makes a big difference for weight(and mood!)..When I am chronically sleep deprived I have a bigger belly and it is harder to lose weight. My 2nd child is 3yo and just...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-04-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By newcastlemama
Yep. I did the GAPS diet for healing the...

Yep. I did the GAPS diet for healing the gut which was a lot of broths, meats, fats and vegs and I lost my last few pounds easily.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-29-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By newcastlemama
That is great that you want to help your family...

That is great that you want to help your family be healthier :) My advice is to keep things simple...in homeschooling and in diet. Some things that help me with homeschooling is to have a rountine...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By newcastlemama
Sorry you feel so bad mama. I eat whatever...

Sorry you feel so bad mama. I eat whatever sounds tolerable when I I have pregnancy nausea..I was really into buttered potatoes and fresh fruit with this last baby, but I ate some junky food I would...
Forum: April 2011   04-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By newcastlemama
What a cute little girl! Good job mama!

What a cute little girl! Good job mama!
Forum: April 2011   04-05-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By newcastlemama
Congrats on your baby girl!

Congrats on your baby girl!
Forum: April 2011   04-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By newcastlemama
What a sweet picture! Enjoy your babymoon!

What a sweet picture! Enjoy your babymoon!
Forum: April 2011   04-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By newcastlemama
My baby was born on April 1st!   I woke up...

My baby was born on April 1st!
 
I woke up at about 3:30 am starving so I had some leftovers and decided to go sit outside since I could not sleep. Around 4:00am I had some contractions about 10...
Forum: Homebirth   04-03-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By newcastlemama
I have had One Heart for my last two homebirths...

I have had One Heart for my last two homebirths (one on Friday actually) and LOVE them! http://www.oneheartvillage.com/ 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-30-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By newcastlemama
I agree with moona.   I've had lots of...

I agree with moona.
 
I've had lots of people who wanted to come to my births too but I just have dh and midwives. Hopefully my kids will be sleeping or have someone pick them up.
 
Having...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-28-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By newcastlemama
I have done a TF paleo diet for over 4 years and...

I have done a TF paleo diet for over 4 years and even though I was eating some berries, honey, and lots of veggies I still had ketones in my urine when I was pregnant with DD. It was the only way I...
Forum: March 2011   03-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By newcastlemama
Congrats on your beautiful baby!   To...

Congrats on your beautiful baby!
 
To encourage you, my first baby was posterior an my second was not...the first labor was long and hard with lots of back labor...my second was SO much easier and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-16-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By newcastlemama
My total cholesterol was 249 (I was 29) but I...

My total cholesterol was 249 (I was 29) but I had good ratios and my Tris were about 60. I think that is fine. Even mainstream drs are looking more to tris and less to the total cholesterol numbers...
Forum: Women's Health   03-13-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By newcastlemama
About the 3 week old I would just watch closely...

About the 3 week old I would just watch closely for complications because illnesses can be worse in tiny babies and they need medical attention sooner (but I still would not be anxious about it)....
Forum: Women's Health   03-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By newcastlemama
My son had mumps when he was around 4 and I was...

My son had mumps when he was around 4 and I was suprised how NOT a big deal it was. It was way milder than most winter illnesses!  I would do the regular immune boosting stuff like no sugar, cod...
Forum: Women's Health   03-03-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By newcastlemama
Research B vitamins and vitamin A for reversing....

Research B vitamins and vitamin A for reversing. Here is one article: http://www.tidesoflife.com/cervical_dysplasia.htm 
 
I took B vitamins and High vitmain Cod liver oil (I am HPV negative and...
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