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Forum: Family Planning   Today, 05:41 AM
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Posted By llwr
anybody tried contragel?

I just discovered this spermicide-like product called ContraGel. It is for use with a diaphragm or cap and works by viscosity and ph. The thickness is such that sperm can't swim through it and it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-14-2015, 04:37 AM
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Posted By llwr
When I knew I wouldn't be around, I put baby on a...

When I knew I wouldn't be around, I put baby on a blanket on the floor of her baby-proofed room with a gate. Easy peace of mind. The side benefit was that I could nurse her on the floor and just...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-06-2015, 08:09 AM
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Posted By llwr
short-cuts

I'm realizing that I could benefit from some short-cuts around the house, but I find myself having a hard time giving things up. It seems like I value the hard way because it's generally greener,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-06-2015, 07:55 AM
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Posted By llwr
We had a family of groundhogs living under our...

We had a family of groundhogs living under our shed for several years. After a couple years of them demolishing my garden, (they eat a LOT) my dad came and shot them. It wasn't my first choice; I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By llwr
farm fresh egg safety

I am so excited to find a local source of fresh eggs. (And only $2/dozen.) Is there anything I need to know about safety, especially in light of recent avian flu outbreaks? I've used fresh eggs...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-18-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By llwr
I wonder if the difference between pain and...

I wonder if the difference between pain and suffering would be useful to you?

My births have had pain, but were manageable. I think you can't deny that luck of the draw is present, both in the...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-02-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By llwr
So sorry to hear about your son. I've heard...

So sorry to hear about your son. I've heard great things about Children's.


I wanted to add that if you're looking for a midwife, the group at Carepoint Gahanna is great. There are also 2...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-30-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By llwr
saving for later..

saving for later..
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By llwr
Well, I totally get it. Messiness is probably...

Well, I totally get it. Messiness is probably the biggest things about my kids that makes me crazy.


That said, you can't really "make" anyone do anything.


Steven Covey has a great story...
Forum: Lactivism   11-13-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By llwr
love this thread

love this thread
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-05-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By llwr
I do like my steam mop. I thought the...

I do like my steam mop. I thought the envirosteamer was better than my shark and a lot cheaper. They're not perfect. They don't get the edges well. I think all mops have the issue of moving...
Forum: Family Safety   11-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By llwr
biking with a toddler

I would love to know more about biking with LOs. I would not be biking in traffic -- just biking trails. Baby is almost 15 months old, but we wouldn't be getting out till spring. I feel like a...
Forum: Women's Health   11-05-2014, 07:42 PM
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Views: 103
Posted By llwr
What do you look for in a primary care doctor?

I'm in the market for a primary care doctor.


I recently had a misdiagnosis (was told just a virus when I actually had pneumonia), and the next day when I was diagnosed by someone else, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-01-2014, 05:57 AM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By llwr
Needed this! Thanks.

Needed this! Thanks.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By llwr
mattress for toddlers

Do they still need to be firm? DD just turned one. I was thinking about putting a mattress on the floor of her room, something big enough that I could sleep there too. I was looking at groupons...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-10-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By llwr
My DD sleeps on a blanket on the floor if I won't...

My DD sleeps on a blanket on the floor if I won't be in bed yet. I put her in her room which is child-proofed with a gate on the door.
Forum: Religious Studies   08-26-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By llwr
Well, I posted without a source. The reason...

Well, I posted without a source. The reason being that after some research Tim Kimmel's book just has a blurb about spanking, and that it's a good "bridge" book so to speak. And while I think...
Forum: Religious Studies   08-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By llwr
Thanks! I'm wondering if I should add some...

Thanks! I'm wondering if I should add some resources. I'm kind of concerned that if someone just googles "grace-based parenting" they'll come up with Tim Kimmel's book, which I think does promote...
Forum: Religious Studies   08-22-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By llwr
grace based parenting, help me be an influence

The paragraph below was posted on the facebook page for a mom's bible study I'm in. All but one of these moms parent on a punishment/rewards system and many spank. I'm excited to have this...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By llwr
I in no way meant to imply that you were...

I in no way meant to imply that you were expecting DC to provide for herself. I'm not sure if it came across that way, but I want to apologize just in case. It was just something from my past that...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-14-2014, 11:54 AM
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Views: 453
Posted By llwr
so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Parenting   08-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By llwr
This makes a lot of sense to me. If we're...

This makes a lot of sense to me. If we're providing for them, then it's just spending money. There may be some value in saving for a large item, but it's nothing like an adult needs to manage...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By llwr
Wow, I don't have great sleepers either, but that...

Wow, I don't have great sleepers either, but that sounds nearly impossible. I think you're doing great for toughing it out.


I'm wondering if he could be really tired but not able to settle. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By llwr
My babes usually put the underneath arm around me...

My babes usually put the underneath arm around me (like a hug). Would it work to place it there and then snuggle her tight?
Forum: Parenting   08-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By llwr
I've struggled with this as well. I like both...

I've struggled with this as well. I like both the idea that chores are because you're part of the family and that money is earned. For a while we had a chart with chores (required and free) and...
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