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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-22-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ~Amy~
I'd cut costs in other areas first. Bake my own...

I'd cut costs in other areas first. Bake my own bread, stop buying any convenience foods, cut out or down on cheese, etc. Quality of meat is the last thing I'd sacrifice in my food budget. We budget...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By ~Amy~
Here it is ...

Here it is

http://www.foodrenegade.com/fresh-natural-healthy-lemonade/
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-22-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By ~Amy~
There's a fermented lemonade recipe on the Food...

There's a fermented lemonade recipe on the Food Renegade blog that uses whey. It's really yummy! I'll be back if I can find a link.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-21-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By ~Amy~
We give ~10% of our take-home to our church.

We give ~10% of our take-home to our church.
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By ~Amy~
I don't know why it's helping him so much but as...

I don't know why it's helping him so much but as far as transporting it, I was once given the suggestion of passing it off as breast milk by freezing it in breast milk bags and carrying it on in a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,980
Posted By ~Amy~
We've got 2.85 at the moment. It's a variable...

We've got 2.85 at the moment. It's a variable rate.
Forum: Family Safety   02-05-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By ~Amy~
The angle adjuster works really well in the 5...

The angle adjuster works really well in the 5 (even lets you put a RFing Radian in the third row!).  I'd go that route just because I don't care for the Scenera at all.  If you don't mind it, your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,384
Posted By ~Amy~
I don't like it when it's under $1000, but...

I don't like it when it's under $1000, but sometimes it dips down to $300-$400 if there's a large expense one month.
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,655
Posted By ~Amy~
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Forum: Babywearing   01-31-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By ~Amy~
The Ergo is my DH's fav but he'll wear anything...

The Ergo is my DH's fav but he'll wear anything really.
Forum: Babywearing   01-31-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By ~Amy~
I have a Amauti that I use for going outside,...

I have a Amauti that I use for going outside, walks, while older son is playing in the snow, etc. From the car to inside a store,etc, I usually just take off my coat and deal with being cold for a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By ~Amy~
My DS day-weaned first as well. He gave up...

My DS day-weaned first as well. He gave up nursing during the day about the same time he gave up naps (2.5ish). He nursed before bed until he weaned completely (3.5).
Forum: Parenting   01-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By ~Amy~
My 3 yo is watching PBS kids right now for this...

My 3 yo is watching PBS kids right now for this very reason.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By ~Amy~
I'd consider myself potty trained if I were...

I'd consider myself potty trained if I were doing that! LOL
Forum: Family Safety   01-07-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By ~Amy~
Thank you for mentioning this.  It's been my...

Thank you for mentioning this.  It's been my experience that if a EB 3-in-1 in Canada has a 50lb weight limit (which I'm assuming this seat does as OP says her son is 48lbs), it also is one of the...
Forum: Women's Health   01-07-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By ~Amy~
I'd want some more concrete answers before...

I'd want some more concrete answers before giving abx too. Is there somewhere else you can take him?
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-07-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By ~Amy~
It was very simple for us too. They didn't even...

It was very simple for us too. They didn't even really have a form. The director just typed something up and I signed it. No reason why needed or anything.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By ~Amy~
I haven't given my younger son straight cow's...

I haven't given my younger son straight cow's milk yet (he's had it in stuff, like oatmeal, smoothies, etc), but raw is all we drink here.  We've been drinking it for about a year (I started...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By ~Amy~
I freeze raw milk in plastic yogurt containers....

I freeze raw milk in plastic yogurt containers.  I just make sure it's shaken well before pouring into the containers so the fat is more or less evenly distributed.  The taste is fine when it's...
Forum: Family Safety   01-06-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By ~Amy~
It really comes down to how long you'd like to...

It really comes down to how long you'd like to keep him harnessed. The Maestro is out...sorry, I missed his weight in your OP. The Maestro's weight limit is 47lbs in Canada. I personally would get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,493
Posted By ~Amy~
I'm in.  My deep freeze is in desperate need of...

I'm in.  My deep freeze is in desperate need of a clear-out and defrost.  Tomorrow, we're having trout and sweet potato frieshttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Family Safety   01-04-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By ~Amy~
We don't have the Frontier 85 in Canada...well,...

We don't have the Frontier 85 in Canada...well, we have the same(ish) seat, but it's called the Frontier XT and has a 65lb limit.  Same height as the US one, though, so will fit the longest by...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 705
Posted By ~Amy~
Not as much as I used to. I don't go many places...

Not as much as I used to. I don't go many places without my children and I will not roll down my car window or stop for a stranger on the street when the boys are with me. If DH is with me, we do...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-02-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By ~Amy~
I leave my 8 month old to sleep with just his...

I leave my 8 month old to sleep with just his dad fairly frequently when I'm tending to my older son (he's the one with the night waking issues, not the baby). I know how my husband sleeps and that...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-22-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By ~Amy~
We are loosely celebrating Chanukah this year....

We are loosely celebrating Chanukah this year.  We are not Jewish, but my older son attends preschool at the local synagogue and his class learned all about it.  He wanted our family to have a...
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