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Forum: Traditional Foods   05-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,043
Posted By gardenmommy
This thread has taken an interesting turn.  I've...

This thread has taken an interesting turn.  I've been off my low-carb paleo-ish diet for some time.  A combination of moving, pregnancy, crazy busy school year has thrown me for a complete loop....
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,109
Posted By gardenmommy
We are still here, too.  We are looking for a...

We are still here, too.  We are looking for a new dr., so I can't give you any help with that.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-06-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By gardenmommy
I always nurse the baby through the heel prick....

I always nurse the baby through the heel prick.  I've only had one baby cry, and that was my hospital birth, because they wouldn't allow me to nurse through it.  My other babies were fine, even when...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By gardenmommy
I'm planning my 5th homebirth.  With all my HB...

I'm planning my 5th homebirth.  With all my HB babies, I've had the routine NB screening blood work done.  It is a simple heel stick that my MW does at about 48 hours post-birth, after the baby has...
Forum: Homebirth   06-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By gardenmommy
Very good article. I have to say that my MW is...

Very good article. I have to say that my MW is excellent, and provides very thorough care.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-27-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By gardenmommy
I agree with PP.  Toddlers are often eaters of...

I agree with PP.  Toddlers are often eaters of habit:  they only like things they have had in the past.  In my experience, you really have to just keep putting it in front of them enough times for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,732
Posted By gardenmommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ilovemygirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-09-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By gardenmommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by athenalove46 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381196/questions-about-making-broth#post_17352571)

 
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Forum: Traditional Foods   05-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By gardenmommy
I don't add veggies to my broth, either, for the...

I don't add veggies to my broth, either, for the same reasons.  I can't afford to devote money to veggies for broth, and I tend to forget anyway.  
Forum: Homebirth   05-03-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By gardenmommy
I think you just have to state, with confidence,...

I think you just have to state, with confidence, that "this is what we have decided, and it isn't up for discussion."  Now, honest questions are always welcome, and an openness to understand the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-26-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By gardenmommy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by heket http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-26-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By gardenmommy
I'm glad you aren't experiencing pain during...

I'm glad you aren't experiencing pain during nursing.  I think that is absolutely horrible.  Maybe you will be able to find some tips that work for Reynaud's that will be helpful for you.  I think...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-25-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By gardenmommy
We always put the milk in a big pan overnight....

We always put the milk in a big pan overnight.  The cream will rise to the top, and it is easy to skim it off the milk in the morning.  
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-25-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By gardenmommy
I always roast the whole bird, and that is...

I always roast the whole bird, and that is usually part of the first meal.  Then, I pick off any remaining meat for use in other recipes (enchiladas, pot pie, soup, salad, etc.).  I put the rest of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-25-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By gardenmommy
Is it possible that you have Reynaud's syndrome?...

Is it possible that you have Reynaud's syndrome?  I can't remember specifically the symptoms, except sensitivity to cold.  I'm sure you could find plenty of information through LLL or Kellymom.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-23-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,732
Posted By gardenmommy
I forgot to add in my long novel above, that I...

I forgot to add in my long novel above, that I also really try to focus on positive statements:  sit on the chair, instead of don't stand on the chair; or, walk in the house, instead of no running....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-23-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,732
Posted By gardenmommy
I have 5 children.  I am not a perfect parent....

I have 5 children.  I am not a perfect parent.  I am not perfectly calm and patient all of the time.  (Is anyone, haha?)  Generally speaking, this is what works for us:  1) we try to keep our rules...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By gardenmommy
I love audiobooks!  I think that listening to...

I love audiobooks!  I think that listening to books on CD is no different than mom or dad reading to the child.  The child isn't actually reading, someone is reading to them.  It is very important...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-22-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By gardenmommy
Mine have all been at least 41 weeks, except...

Mine have all been at least 41 weeks, except DD2.  DD1 was 42 + 2, and DD2 was right on her due date.  
Forum: Vaccinations   04-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By gardenmommy
That was very interesting.  Thank you for...

That was very interesting.  Thank you for posting it. 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By gardenmommy
I have used MUS with 4 children, up to Zeta.  I...

I have used MUS with 4 children, up to Zeta.  I LOVE it.  I can't say enough good about it.  With the lower levels (up to about Delta), I simply sit with them and explain the lesson.  We spend...
Forum: Homebirth   04-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,213
Posted By gardenmommy
My 5th baby was a waterbirth.  Best.thing.ever!...

My 5th baby was a waterbirth.  Best.thing.ever!  The pool wasn't ready until I was in transition, unfortunately.  However, once I got in the water, it was like a little slice of heaven, and I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-15-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,651
Posted By gardenmommy
I know this question has a relative answer, so...

I know this question has a relative answer, so please bear with me.  Is there a chart or formula that gives a ballpark figure on how much you need to eat during pregnancy?  Sometimes I feel like I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-14-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,651
Posted By gardenmommy
Thank you mamas.  I do try to listen to my body,...

Thank you mamas.  I do try to listen to my body, but sometimes I wonder if I really need to eat sweet potatoes, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, and a cookie all in the same day, lol.  Part of it is...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-12-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,651
Posted By gardenmommy
I need some help mamas.  I am almost 24 weeks...

I need some help mamas.  I am almost 24 weeks pregnant, and having the hardest time with food lately.  I went through about 3 weeks where I was starving all.the.time, and all I wanted to eat was...
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