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Forum: Gardening   02-07-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By mama crane
We do have a greenhouse and a regular garden. We...

We do have a greenhouse and a regular garden. We built the greenhouse using plastic tubing (pvc electric tubing?) and vapor barrier plastic sheeting to cover. I grew tomatoes, eggplant, peppers,...
Forum: Gardening   02-06-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By mama crane
I'm in Fairbanks and not sure how different we...

I'm in Fairbanks and not sure how different we are (other than less rain?). I typically start seeds in April and plant Memorial Day weekend. This year the harvest ran longer because of the looong...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-24-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,012
Posted By mama crane
My first 2 dc have left heart defects. I had a...

My first 2 dc have left heart defects. I had a miscarriage and then my 3rd dc who has no cardiac issues. I often wonder if the baby I lost had some sort of heart issue.


My father was heavily...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,012
Posted By mama crane
Heartmommyak...I am in AK as well. I completely...

Heartmommyak...I am in AK as well. I completely understand so much of what you posted. We, too were totally overwhelmed with our DS's 1st surgery. He was diagnosed 1 day postpartum and that night we...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By mama crane
aubergine68- we actually have a year round CSA...

aubergine68- we actually have a year round CSA through Full Circle Farms in WA state. They fly in our boxes via AK Air Cargo....in addition, we have a few very nice local CSAs through the summer and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-10-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By mama crane
Hi everyone....Weds. already??? I've been...

Hi everyone....Weds. already???
I've been forging ahead. I survived the Christmas party...ate lots of fresh veg and fruit and yummy guac. I managed to avoid the sweets...candied...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-04-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By mama crane
Hi MammaE....I think I just saw you on the...

Hi MammaE....I think I just saw you on the YogaMama thread!
Hi everyone else...hope we are all doing well heading into the weekend....our holiday events are beginning. I am taking DD to the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-03-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By mama crane
Hi....I feel a little silly posting on this...

Hi....I feel a little silly posting on this thread as I don't really consider myself a "yoga mama", but I have been consistently practicing using a DVD at least twice a week for a few months now. I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By mama crane
Hi, Even though it is the last day of the...

Hi,
Even though it is the last day of the month, I thought I'd join in....if that's okhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif.


My name is Jen and I am 35 with 3 kiddos...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-16-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,129
Posted By mama crane
tortilla chips and roasted garlic...

tortilla chips and roasted garlic hummushttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif
Forum: Family Safety   11-14-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By mama crane
We fit 3 in a xc70, if that helps. It is really...

We fit 3 in a xc70, if that helps. It is really tight but like PP said, its just a matter of finding the right kind of seats.


HTH
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,012
Posted By mama crane
My son (HLHS) came home breastfeeding and was...

My son (HLHS) came home breastfeeding and was breastfed/bottle fed expressed breastmilk and human milk fortifyer for just over a year. He came home from his 1st surgery taking lasix, digoxin and...
Forum: Parenting   10-31-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,431
Posted By mama crane
My 10 year old DS has beautiful golden curls,...

My 10 year old DS has beautiful golden curls, large hazel eyes and a smallish beaky nose....he gets told he looks like an angel at least once a month LOL
His hair is his choice and as such I think...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-31-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By mama crane
My son is on aspirin therapy. He did receive the...

My son is on aspirin therapy. He did receive the CP vaccine due to the threat of Rye Syndrome. My other heart kid is not on aspirin therapy and so did not receive the vaccine.My 3rd dc with no heart...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,012
Posted By mama crane
My DS who will be 10 in January has Hypoplastic...

My DS who will be 10 in January has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He had his first repair at 3 days old, 2nd repair at 6 months and 3rd at 6 years. He also has a stent in his aorta for a pseudo...
Forum: Family Safety   07-07-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By mama crane
We tried out a Forester and it was a no-go with...

We tried out a Forester and it was a no-go with 3. We ended up getting a Volvo xc70 and love it.
Forum: Pets   06-10-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By mama crane
My beloved Akita/GSD was killed on Monday. We...

My beloved Akita/GSD was killed on Monday. We miss her more than anyone can imagine. She was a loyal protector and a gentle friend to my 3 DC. She saved me from a charging brown bear and would sit...
Forum: Pets   04-09-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By mama crane
I buy it from the vet, but my friend ordered...

I buy it from the vet, but my friend ordered hers off ebay for around $42 plus $6 for shipping. She said it is almost always available.

HTH
Forum: Pets   04-05-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By mama crane
2 of my dogs have torn ACLs. We have not had it...

2 of my dogs have torn ACLs. We have not had it surgically corrected and they move pretty well. We just got back from a 2 hour hike!

Anyway, to answer your question, we supplement with SynoviG3...
Forum: Gardening   12-10-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By mama crane
I, too have the stinking rabbit problem and...

I, too have the stinking rabbit problem and voles and moose! I was told by two different old-timer gardenders to place shavings of Irish Spring soap around the outside of your garden fence and to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-09-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By mama crane
Hi! I have 2 heart kids. DS is 8 (almost 9)...

Hi!
I have 2 heart kids. DS is 8 (almost 9) and has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He has undergone all 3 reconstructive surgeries and many cardiac caths (6 I think?) the last procedure was a...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   11-18-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,398
Posted By mama crane
Jumping out of lurkdom to say all 4 of my husky...

Jumping out of lurkdom to say all 4 of my husky mixes were rescued from the Fairbanks Animal Control. They were all turned in by folks who adopted them and "moved on". One only has to look at the...
Forum: Family Safety   11-16-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By mama crane
Hi...I'm not sure how much I can help but I can...

Hi...I'm not sure how much I can help but I can tell you we have a wood stove and a very curious 2 year old. Our stove is in our basement and though this isn't as central as the livingroom, DD is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-14-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By mama crane
When DS was 3-4ish it was foxes. We see them...

When DS was 3-4ish it was foxes. We see them frequently around our house and I think one might have startled him? Also, the fox is often a scary figure in traditional fairy tale type literature.
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-26-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,439
Posted By mama crane
I just want to pop in re:RSV....neither of my...

I just want to pop in re:RSV....neither of my kids had the vaccine and both caught RSV, DS has HLHS and was 2 at the time and he did fine it presented as a minor cold. DD was about 6 1/2 wks early...
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