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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By DesireeH
From what I have read about 30% of the mumps...

From what I have read about 30% of the mumps cases in teen males can lead to orchitis but orchitis rarely leads to infertility. Infertility (from orchitis) is rare, but subfertility can occur in...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,474
Posted By DesireeH
It's been 3 years since I posted on this thread...

It's been 3 years since I posted on this thread so now I have a 7th and 3rd grader, still have only ever had colds. I had to fill out a different exemption for the 7th grader this year but I lucked...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By DesireeH
My oldest one (almost 12) could probably hold his...

My oldest one (almost 12) could probably hold his own in a vaccine debate. I give them facts (and we practice what to do in certain scenarios.) Example, in California, a child 12+ can legally...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-19-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By DesireeH
I have never been refused but I also never did...

I have never been refused but I also never did "well baby" checks. My kids are almost 12 and 8.5. The 12 year old hasn't been in 9 years (he went at age 3 for throat swelling due to fire ant bites...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 16,468
Posted By DesireeH
Henrietta Lacks is another example. Good read:...

Henrietta Lacks is another example. Good read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6493208-the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks?ac=1

P.S. Here is the pubmed article with the reanalysis of that...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By DesireeH
I flip them backwards or put them behind better...

I flip them backwards or put them behind better books (at the library too.)
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,631
Posted By DesireeH
Her "likes" on her FB page have been going up....

Her "likes" on her FB page have been going up. You don't even have to "like" to comment either so I am betting that there are so many more of "us" than we think.
 
 
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By DesireeH
If you look up adult vaccination coverage on...

If you look up adult vaccination coverage on CDC, it's pretty low. Some were higher than others. tdap for example was around 62% (probably because they force them on people for every little cut/bite...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,323
Posted By DesireeH
Add me to this club. My 6th grader loves this...

Add me to this club. My 6th grader loves this game. He started making money off it somehow.  He has his own server and sells rank. Hopefully it is legal and it doesn't come back to bite him (us.)...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,343
Posted By DesireeH
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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By DesireeH
I love lentil tacos with organic corn tortillas...

I love lentil tacos with organic corn tortillas topped with avocado or mango salsa. Yum! That's my quick go-to dinner.
 
Another quickie is red potato, kale, white bean soup in the crockpot.
Forum: Parenting   02-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,244
Posted By DesireeH
I voted 9:30 but they usually don't fall asleep...

I voted 9:30 but they usually don't fall asleep until 10 ish. (6th and 2nd grade.) They get up at 7:30 for school. Weekends are more like 11:30-12 but they sleep in.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,862
Posted By DesireeH
My kids are 11 and 8. No vaccines ever. I...

My kids are 11 and 8. No vaccines ever. I haven't had any in 23 years. Mine have only ever had colds. No ear infections, no meds, no antibiotics, nothing....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By DesireeH
I wouldn't worry either. I have two totally...

I wouldn't worry either. I have two totally unvaccinated kids (and I haven't had a vaccine myself in 23 years) and we travel too, even internationally (we just got back from Mexico in November.)  My...
Forum: Pets   07-08-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By DesireeH
I get Castor and Pollux Organix for my almost 11...

I get Castor and Pollux Organix for my almost 11 year old boxer. No corn, soy, etc.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 868
Posted By DesireeH
I started researching vaccines in the late 90's...

I started researching vaccines in the late 90's (ok, 1999. I was 19.) My oldest was born in 2002 and I had done enough research to be anti-vax by then so luckily my kids have no vaccines (and I have...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By DesireeH
Sent you PMs. :)

Sent you PMs. :)
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-08-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By DesireeH
Have you ever read Eating Animals by Jonathan...

Have you ever read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer? I really loved that book (even though it made me sick and pissed off.) I learned a lot too, like "free range" really means nothing, they...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By DesireeH
oatmeal is super yummy with a shredded carrot...

oatmeal is super yummy with a shredded carrot and raisins and a bit of real maple syrup and cinnamon (and walnuts.) Taste's like carrot cake.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-08-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By DesireeH
I couldn't do a $300 budget though. Ours is more...

I couldn't do a $300 budget though. Ours is more than triple that (I am picky about organic though and my kids can eat! LOL)
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-08-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By DesireeH
Lentil tacos are a cheap filling dinner: lentils...

Lentil tacos are a cheap filling dinner: lentils (I buy the melissa's one, already cooked and soft since I can't get lentils right on my own), corn tortillas, avocado+ salsa (I love homemade poblano...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-08-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By DesireeH
I'm the only vegan in my house. My family does...

I'm the only vegan in my house. My family does eat a lot of vegan meals because I'm the cook (and I don't cook meat) but when we go out or to friends, they eat whatever they want. I do kind of wish...
Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,246
Posted By DesireeH
Big hugs, mama.  When I was 10 years old, in...

Big hugs, mama.  When I was 10 years old, in 1990, my mom had a full term baby boy die the same way, in a HOSPITAL. Bad things sometimes happen no matter where you are and disgusting that she is...
Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,249
Posted By DesireeH
My daughter (second child, first homebirth) was...

My daughter (second child, first homebirth) was 41+6 days so almost 2 weeks past my edd. My labor and birth was awesome, she came when she was ready, and she was 7 pounds 12 oz.  (My mom said I was...
Forum: Homebirth   07-26-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By DesireeH
I used the thirty dollar 60" fishy pool too.

I used the thirty dollar 60" fishy pool too.
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