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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By JamieCatheryn
I just read recently that quail eggs are supposed...

I just read recently that quail eggs are supposed to have something in them which helps with allergies, you might look into that. Several spices including turmeric fight inflammation and autoimmune...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I try to mainly work on teaching self control to...

I try to mainly work on teaching self control to my kids. They can't always be in control of what happens around them but they can gradually learn to control their own actions and reactions. Through...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Nutrition: ...

Nutrition:
http://www.therealblueribbonbaby.org/
http://cavegirlplusone.com/blog/2013/9/16/how-to-eat-paleo-during-pregnancy-a-guide-to-every-trimester
http://www.westonaprice.org/

Oils:...
Forum: Unschooling   02-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 89
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Perhaps you should loan her a book on...

Perhaps you should loan her a book on unschooling, such as something from John Holt. If you don't have one maybe you'd enjoy the inspiration and ideas you'd gain from reading about it, I know it...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-25-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I don't see the problem either, seems like the...

I don't see the problem either, seems like the pathways and lawn parts of a cemetery are the same as a park. But a grieving relative visiting there might be bothered. I'm curious is this sparked by...
Forum: Family Planning   02-25-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 91
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I too, an done with kids and sensitive to pill...

I too, an done with kids and sensitive to pill side effects. Temping when a baby wakes you all night won't work, and the form of FAM without temps worked for us until my cycle was delayed by a yeast...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I try to enforce for my kids the same thing I...

I try to enforce for my kids the same thing I enforce for myself: get everything else done first, focus the day on something more productive and/or real life fun, and if there's time left play some...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-23-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Mine don't stay with grandparents until after age...

Mine don't stay with grandparents until after age 4. How would a nursing baby stay overnight with someone else? I can't even imagine my weaning and part time sleeping alone 2 year old without at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 77
Posted By JamieCatheryn
The biggest changes would be big stuff like...

The biggest changes would be big stuff like downsizing in houses or cars, or switching to a higher mpg car if your husband's commute is far. Drop any monthly services you don't really need, and call...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-22-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By JamieCatheryn
If you watch him sometimes you can offer healthy...

If you watch him sometimes you can offer healthy foods while he is there, tasty ones that he'll enjoy and get used to. You're probably right it's mainly the carbs to blame, they are addictive and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 23
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Wool is naturally flame retardant, though it's an...

Wool is naturally flame retardant, though it's an upscale and pricey fabric options.
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-21-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Your IV could have inflated her birthweight with...

Your IV could have inflated her birthweight with fluids somewhat, sounds to me like that's what happened. If she's having the right number of wet and poopy diapers and seems satisfied after feeds I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Babies can eat real food, just share some of...

Babies can eat real food, just share some of yours but make sure the bites are soft enough for them and either too small to choke on or too big to try and swallow whole, and leave out the common...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-18-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Many people have gas problems from pumpkin seed...

Many people have gas problems from pumpkin seed protein powder, that's a fairly common vegan protein supplement. If you use chia seeds they need soaking first. Hemp and pea are less problematic for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Oh I have one tip about spilled drinks, heavy...

Oh I have one tip about spilled drinks, heavy cups such as mugs don't tip over as easily as plastic cups. I never give my kids non lidded cups except coffee mugs or the mason jars with handles....
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 58
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I think when mine had several cavities we did...

I think when mine had several cavities we did each quadrant of the mouth in a separate visit.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,082
Posted By JamieCatheryn
sraplayas, mine are about the same age as yours:...

sraplayas, mine are about the same age as yours: 2,5,8. I try to use curricula I can quickly introduce the lesson and leave them to do workbooks, reminding them to focus and offering to answer any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By JamieCatheryn
It might help to have a role model his age or a...

It might help to have a role model his age or a little older visiting often who is better at these habits. Hearing they're messy from another kid is a wake-up call sometimes, maybe kinda...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-16-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By JamieCatheryn
I don't think it's unreasonable to keep a zero...

I don't think it's unreasonable to keep a zero tolerance policy on real disrespect. Understanding their feelings and point of view is one thing, putting up with a rude way of expressing those...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Flat on your back is better than semi-sitting...

Flat on your back is better than semi-sitting halfway up, that does close the pelvis more than flat. Better pushing positions are on hands and knees or squatting (while holding something or someone...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-13-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By JamieCatheryn
When the baby's body or especially the naval...

When the baby's body or especially the naval touches the air that's when they will generally take a first breath (sometimes it takes rubbing them or tapping their feet, spanking in the olden days),...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-11-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 58
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Some people just have weaker teeth, or they grow...

Some people just have weaker teeth, or they grow in ways that makes it hard to clean them thoroughly, sometimes there's only so much you can do. Traditional foods says give them cod liver oil, bone...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 302
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Regarding TCOYF, it's got great info to...

Regarding TCOYF, it's got great info to understand what's going on it one's body even if you aren't relying on it for FAM/NFP. The STD issue is why I said condoms first, appropriately used every time...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-11-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Even homeschooling requires immunization or...

Even homeschooling requires immunization or exemption papers. You handed in your letter of objection in place of vax records, right? Ask if they lost it and need a new copy. Make sure your letter...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-10-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By JamieCatheryn
Aside from scared or annoyed by this doctor, how...

Aside from scared or annoyed by this doctor, how does your sister feel about all this? She's an athlete and exercise feels good to her, right? What's she say about the possibility of gaining?...
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