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Forum: Birth Stories   01-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,427
Posted By kotapop
Thank you for your inspiring story. I am very...

Thank you for your inspiring story. I am very sorry for your loss and saying a prayer for you & your little one.
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   11-02-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By kotapop
Hi Edtmnltmmmcm, Sorry about the house search,...

Hi Edtmnltmmmcm,
Sorry about the house search, hope it all works out. I've found traveling sometimes necessary and worthwhile around here if you want the best Rx care & activities for the kids. We...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   10-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By kotapop
Hi, congrats on the new home! As long as you're...

Hi, congrats on the new home! As long as you're not interested in the public schools there, I think Rochester is just fine so long as you're living on the "outskirts" - there are some really...
Forum: Diapering   10-23-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By kotapop
My daughter was very difficult to fit; she was...

My daughter was very difficult to fit; she was ~110th weight percentile until around 2 1/2 yr. We used prefolds with a snappi when she was an infant. Then tried several brands of fitteds that were...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By kotapop
I am officially diagnosed "gluten sensitive"...

I am officially diagnosed "gluten sensitive" (not celiac per se) going on two years now. If wheat dust even lands on my food, I can tell because I will feel ill almost immediately - nausea, GI...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By kotapop
Hey guys, We have been on the fence about...

Hey guys,
We have been on the fence about getting an evaluation for our daughter, who sometimes exhibits behaviors in line with Asperger's or possibly OCD. My suspicions began around age 2 or so;...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-25-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,508
Posted By kotapop
While I can see why the comment "just the way...

While I can see why the comment "just the way they are" is inciting a riot here (and I strongly disagree with that statement), I think the poster was trying to point out how wrong it is for mothers...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   02-12-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By kotapop
I don't know exactly what part of southern Maine...

I don't know exactly what part of southern Maine you are in, but we see a pediatrician in Portsmouth, NH who also "tolerates" our semi-permanently delayed vax. PM me if you'd like more info.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-09-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
Thanks for the link vrclay, that is very...

Thanks for the link vrclay, that is very informative! I wish I had found that furniture maker before embarking upon my "Learn to Sew & Upholster Furniture Project". I also found a place in New...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By kotapop
Max and Ruby, perhaps our favorite show. Ha ha,...

Max and Ruby, perhaps our favorite show. Ha ha, I liked that other list - I always thought Glenda was really the bad witch when I was a kid, because she was elated over the wicked witch's sister...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By kotapop
Hi richjeffrey56. You can find some great...

Hi richjeffrey56. You can find some great discussions on the topic in the Special Needs Parenting subforum to start with. I've found a lot of answers just searching through the old posts...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-02-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By kotapop
By the way, how is it sleeping on the wrapped...

By the way, how is it sleeping on the wrapped mattress? Was thinking of wrapping our toxic TempurPedic but my husbands thinks it will be uncomfortable and loud from the plastic crinkling. Do you put...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-02-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By kotapop
I am not a chemist either, but would be...

I am not a chemist either, but would be interested to see someone knowledgeable in that area give a better answer. When I emailed IKEA regarding their sofa cushion foam earlier this year, they...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-02-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
To follow up, for my sofa cushions I ended up...

To follow up, for my sofa cushions I ended up ordering a new roll of organic cotton batting, plus some natural (not organic) wool batting to wrap over the cotton for a semi- flame and water...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-02-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
I never came across this company in my research...

I never came across this company in my research - they sound pretty interesting and have a great selection of styles. They offer soy foam, which in my research contacting the foam producers, I found...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
Sorry I have been away, busy with some family...

Sorry I have been away, busy with some family issues. Anyway, 4evermom, that is exactly the kind of sofa I did end up buying - wood frame with cotton-wrapped spring cushions. (If anyone is looking...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by hannahtoe7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346984/non-toxic-sofa-ideas-for-2000#post_16945504)
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Forum: Grief and Loss   04-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,106
Posted By kotapop
Was reading Maddie's story and am so glad to...

Was reading Maddie's story and am so glad to hear her scan came out well. She is such a brave little girl - will be keeping her in my prayers. Thanks for reminding us of what's really important in...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-08-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
Thank you everyone for all of your advice. Oh...

Thank you everyone for all of your advice. Oh how I wish I could just go into a furniture store and be able to buy something like a normal person, life would be so much easier. Am waiting to hear...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-04-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,578
Posted By kotapop
So, here is my dilemma... Our family's couch...

So, here is my dilemma...
Our family's couch needs to be replaced due to damage from our dog chewing through the cushions to exposed foam.
After diligently saving up a maximum budget of $2000 for...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-03-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By kotapop
Oh please don't spend money on those pads, they...

Oh please don't spend money on those pads, they are so unnecessary! If you have some microfiber cloths hanging around, you can just fold those around the bottom, and secure tightly with clips or...
Forum: Family Safety   03-02-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,069
Posted By kotapop
We have been co-sleeping on a Tempurpedic for...

We have been co-sleeping on a Tempurpedic for just over two years now. I think we have the "Classic"? It was the least expensive and the firmest from what I remember.
 
Pros:
-So comfortable! My...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-01-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By kotapop
I have been researching this area lately,...

I have been researching this area lately, initially looking more at non-toxic furniture options, but my understanding is that you want either cotton wrapped in wool, or "pure" latex (which is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-30-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By kotapop
I was going to suggest Blue's Clues and Yo Gabba...

I was going to suggest Blue's Clues and Yo Gabba Gabba, but your little one isn't a fan; I kind of like them though! I like the Yo Gabba Gabba because she stands up and dances to it, not just...
Forum: Product testing: volunteers wanted-- CLOSED. Thank you for your interest   04-25-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 75
 
Views: 1,457
Posted By kotapop
I'm interested, what are we testing?

I'm interested, what are we testing?
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