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Forum: The Mindful Home   02-25-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kmamma
Thanks guys. I might buy one of those.    I...

Thanks guys. I might buy one of those. 
 
I since read that emf strength goes down significantly just a few feet away, so I'm not too concerned as long as I'm several blocks away. No, really, it's...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-20-2014, 08:35 PM
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Views: 2,535
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A cotton round dispenser! I will probably...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By kmamma
We're moving back to the city and I'm trying to...

We're moving back to the city and I'm trying to find a place that's far away from things like a gas station, dry cleaner, but also that pesky new light rail that's expanding in our city. So I'm...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By kmamma
I'm looking for a non-toxic mattress that is on...

I'm looking for a non-toxic mattress that is on the soft side and not too expensive. I have previously had a cotton futon from White Lotus and from what I remember, my body liked it. This was three...
Forum: Women's Health   11-06-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By kmamma
My son, then 2, and I both had that following a...

My son, then 2, and I both had that following a stomach bug a few years ago. But then we had pretty bad diarrhea, and he also threw up quite a bit. It was first yellow, then white poop. Then...
Forum: Women's Health   11-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,029
Posted By kmamma
I'm moving into a metropolitan area and want to...

I'm moving into a metropolitan area and want to stay a safe distance away from the international airport. I read a study where they measured things like cancer prevalence in a radius of 35 miles. Is...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-18-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By kmamma
I've made a few attempts at soaking cream of...

I've made a few attempts at soaking cream of wheat in water with a bit of yogurt. I put it over my fridge where the temperature is a consistent 75 degrees. This time I've let it sit for 2 days, but...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-03-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By kmamma
I'm not sure, but I don't think the backs have a...

I'm not sure, but I don't think the backs have a ton of gelatin. It's mostly in the joints of the chicken. Could you get your butcher to save necks for you? That'll make your stock gel. Or adding...
Forum: Europe   09-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By kmamma
I would say it's fairly similar, but American...

I would say it's fairly similar, but American parents tend to hold on to traditional practices more so than at least Swedish parents (can't speak for the other Scandinavian countries). I myself fall...
Forum: Europe   09-01-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By kmamma
Do you mean a descriptive book on how parenting...

Do you mean a descriptive book on how parenting is done 'the Scandinavian way', or self-help books written for Scandinavian parents? I don't know any of the former kind (though you may come across...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,241
Posted By kmamma
Your husband grew up in Portugal--where? I'm...

Your husband grew up in Portugal--where? I'm half Portuguese myself, but grew up in Sweden. On my trips there I've learned they commonly eat their rice with fried potatoes. Or at least in...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-26-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,241
Posted By kmamma
Lynn, for someone with weak tooth enamel,...

Lynn, for someone with weak tooth enamel, brushing does help. But it's not what saves your teeth. Strong, healthy teeth don't need brushing at all. There are people over at Matt Stone's blog who...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By kmamma
I think it's good to let them eat their fill of...

I think it's good to let them eat their fill of their current favorite food, and making sure it's as healthy a version as possible. I used to limit starches for my little one too. I really thought...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,241
Posted By kmamma
Is caries and tongue-ties the only health...

Is caries and tongue-ties the only health problems, major or minor, that you and/or your kids deal with? 
 
Have you yourself had issues with decreased thyroid function?
 
I tend to believe that...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-21-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By kmamma
Increased appetite is a common sign of having a...

Increased appetite is a common sign of having a low metabolism. But then there will be other symptoms that accompany it. How's her overall health?
 
Signs of a low metabolism vary widely between...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-20-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,241
Posted By kmamma
I don't think it matters whether Rami has any...

I don't think it matters whether Rami has any medical credentials or not. He's definitely on to something when he claims no traditional cultures consumed their grains unrefined. There are a handful...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-19-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By kmamma
To my taste, stock made with some meat is much...

To my taste, stock made with some meat is much better tasting than using clean picked bones alone. It's ok if it's going to be used solely to cook meat in, but if you use it for other things like...
Forum: Dental   06-25-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By kmamma
Thanks! I think I should call the dentist back...

Thanks! I think I should call the dentist back to ask whether she thought it was infected. I just looked at it and it looks so perfect and healthy:(. Nothing around it on the gums or anything. I...
Forum: Dental   06-25-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By kmamma
Took my 10 year-old to dentist today to see...

Took my 10 year-old to dentist today to see whether a temporary filling had succeeded in preventing further infection (put in 9 mos ago) in his back (6-year) molar. The dentist said the cavity had...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-18-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By kmamma
This thread is a bit old, but thought I add my...

This thread is a bit old, but thought I add my thoughts anyways. 
 
I think you're absolutely right that the Traditional Foods movement has been colored by what foods were traditionally available...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-15-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,036
Posted By kmamma
How is it informed consent to discuss my choice...

How is it informed consent to discuss my choice to not vaccinate with a doctor? The majority of doctors are not experts on vaccinations, and are regularly not very well-read when it comes to new...
Forum: UK   06-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By kmamma
I see the thread is pretty old, but just wanted...

I see the thread is pretty old, but just wanted to chime in on the visa issue. While I don't have experience with British immigration, if it's anything like in the US, a marriage based visa can take...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-23-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,634
Posted By kmamma
I've eaten honey for a long time, and for the...

I've eaten honey for a long time, and for the majority of the time, I've never had a problem. Then I moved back home to Sweden and found an organic honey in the store which I used with yogurt. The...
Forum: Europe   05-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,137
Posted By kmamma
You are very wise to research this before...

You are very wise to research this before moving. I homeschooled in the US, then moved to Europe and ended up in Sweden just as the new ridiculous law was passed, and it was truly like a nightmare...
Forum: Dental   03-11-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By kmamma
My 10 year-old had a very deep cavity at last...

My 10 year-old had a very deep cavity at last checkup six months ago and the dentist said he would try and fill it without doing a root canal, which he managed to do. I was sort of in a state of...
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