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Forum: Traditional Foods   03-06-2012, 10:26 AM
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Views: 872
Posted By westcoastmom
Anyone tried this?   Interesting the reviews...

Anyone tried this?
 
Interesting the reviews on Amazon are that it is much better tasting than Green Pastures. We don't find the taste of Green Pastures butter oil all that pleasant. 
 ...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By westcoastmom
We have found minerals to be helpful. I put...

We have found minerals to be helpful. I put concentrace in drinks, soups, food I am cooking.
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-20-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By westcoastmom
These are useful suggestions for me too as I am...

These are useful suggestions for me too as I am in a similar boat
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By westcoastmom
We have been following traditional foods for...

We have been following traditional foods for some years now. My oldest child in particular had gut issues from day 1 and we finally pulled her off gluten and dairy at 16 months which resulted in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By westcoastmom
She is 7 and the other children are 5-12/13. I...

She is 7 and the other children are 5-12/13. I wouldn't say that she is the only child who needs close supervision. There is at least one or 2 children who appear to be similar type of issues. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By westcoastmom
I have a child with Sensory issues who is...

I have a child with Sensory issues who is under-responsive, has no sense of fear and is a thrill seeker. We were given a few days notice that there would be a field trip to a place with high walking...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-31-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By westcoastmom
I know a good holistic dentist who came with...

I know a good holistic dentist who came with recommendations, but we are going to see a dentist who does natural widening. He has digital x-rays. Is there any thing to avoid other than fluoride. I'm...
Forum: Canada   03-08-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,750
Posted By westcoastmom
Does the elder berry work for middle ear...

Does the elder berry work for middle ear infections?
 
My oldest daughter just got the worst cold/flu she has ever had and got her first ear infection. She had alternating earaches for a couple of...
Forum: Canada   03-07-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By westcoastmom
If you are buying a tetanus vaccine anywhere, I...

If you are buying a tetanus vaccine anywhere, I would check the bottle to make sure that is indeed what you are getting.
 
I don't get the typical health dept attitude of people need to vaccinate...
Forum: Canada   03-07-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,742
Posted By westcoastmom
NaturallyNice, did you have to pay extra duty...

NaturallyNice, did you have to pay extra duty and/or taxes when you brought your mattress back into Canada?
 
We bought our organic mattresses at Soaring Heart in Seattle 4 years ago, but we were...
Forum: Women's Health   03-04-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By westcoastmom
Anyone have any suggestions for this. When she...

Anyone have any suggestions for this. When she sleeps with one ear down, that ear gets sore. Then she rolls over sleeps with the other ear down and that ear gets sore. Everything I read says that...
Forum: Canada   02-22-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,750
Posted By westcoastmom
We had our first at St. Paul's and enjoyed the...

We had our first at St. Paul's and enjoyed the all in one Labour/Delivery/Postpartum rooms. We lucked out and got a corner room which was spacious, had a nice bathroom. 
 
We wanted to have our...
Forum: Canada   02-16-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,750
Posted By westcoastmom
Anyone have a recommendation for an OT...

Anyone have a recommendation for an OT (Occupational Therapist) familiar with assessing Sensory Processing Disorder?
 
Our child has already been diagnosed by the Ped and play therapist, but the...
Forum: Canada   02-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,750
Posted By westcoastmom
Carmen358, we looked into CEFA a few years ago...

Carmen358, we looked into CEFA a few years ago and were not impressed. When we talked to parents, few lived up to the academic levels that CEFA people spoke about. The expensive uniforms and staff...
Forum: Canada   01-26-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,750
Posted By westcoastmom
Sea Island, you could also try magnesium for...

Sea Island, you could also try magnesium for sleep issues. It can also help anxiety issues to some degree. Natural calm is one brand. Epsom salt baths also help as magnesium absorbs through the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-02-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By westcoastmom
I would recommend what a previous person...

I would recommend what a previous person recommended about making a list. Don't downplay anything.
 
I have a child who behaves much better in a highly structured environment if she is given...
Forum: Canada   01-02-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By westcoastmom
When I inquired 2-3 years ago I was told that it...

When I inquired 2-3 years ago I was told that it is only available as a combo (DPT) in Canada. Even in emergency when they give people tetanus injections after injury it is a DPT injection. Health...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-28-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 14,980
Posted By westcoastmom
Quote: Originally Posted by jrose_lee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrose_lee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15441709)
We went all raw (TF Raw) a while back and...
Forum: Canada   05-26-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 35,239
Posted By westcoastmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Autumn Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Autumn Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15428569)
westcoastmom, I'm trying to understand...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-21-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 14,980
Posted By westcoastmom
Anyone have some high fat snack ideas that...

Anyone have some high fat snack ideas that transport well?

I have several different recipes for coconut oil type snacks that come from the freezer and/or fridge, but they won't last well in kid's...
Forum: Canada   05-20-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 35,239
Posted By westcoastmom
Autumn Mama: Our LC is new and does have a...

Autumn Mama: Our LC is new and does have a mentor. I have never used the mentor or connected with her. I think the LC has difficulty being able to work with unschoolers, natural schooling and hence...
Forum: Canada   05-20-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 35,239
Posted By westcoastmom
Is there still French at Garibaldi? People were...

Is there still French at Garibaldi? People were paying for the French and I heard recently that the gov't doesn't allow them to charge for classes so there would be no paid classes this year.
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Forum: Canada   05-19-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 35,239
Posted By westcoastmom
Tiffani, I can relate to the moving a lot. We...

Tiffani, I can relate to the moving a lot. We made 4 long distance moves in 4 years. I found the hard part was establishing roots, making connections with others. Even moving back to Vancouver felt...
Forum: Canada   05-19-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 35,239
Posted By westcoastmom
I tried to post earlier but it didn't seem to go...

I tried to post earlier but it didn't seem to go through.

Public school funding is based on numbers enrolled Sept 30, not on whether a student comes part of a day, misses days etc. The teacher...
Forum: Canada   05-16-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 35,239
Posted By westcoastmom
Quote: Originally Posted by tiffani...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiffani http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15393516)
I have an appointment on may 25th to take my...
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