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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-09-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By cicada
My son has always had a fairly short fuse, but...

My son has always had a fairly short fuse, but very rarely has had "meltdowns" for the past couple years. But starting a couple of weeks ago, he started throwing full-out tantrums about seemingly...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-08-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By cicada
it's at least good to know there's someone out...

it's at least good to know there's someone out there with the same issue!

good luck to us!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By cicada
I've been a stepmom now for going-on 5 years. My...

I've been a stepmom now for going-on 5 years. My stepson is 9 and in the 3rd grade and my son is 4 and just beginning to homeschool. My stepson has been through 6 school changes in his life that...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By cicada
i bet you're right about the butter/coconut oil...

i bet you're right about the butter/coconut oil conversion. do you think honey, butter and unsweetened chocolate would work with no added sugar/sucanat? or do you think the cocoa holds it together?
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-15-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By cicada
i made this great and healthy fudge recipe and...

i made this great and healthy fudge recipe and highly recommend it:
http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...crmptious.html...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By cicada
maybe try yogurt, kefir, soft cheeses, pot...

maybe try yogurt, kefir, soft cheeses, pot roast, avacadoes, and smoothies?

his list of wills doesn't sound terribly bad, especially if the bread is a good quality sourdough. i'd just give him...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By cicada
what are everybody's favorite traditional winter...

what are everybody's favorite traditional winter holiday foods?

do you make exceptions for certain holiday foods? (i'll admit i do)

do you revamp conventional recipes to be healthier?

what...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-23-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By cicada
i don't know how most moms know just what to say...

i don't know how most moms know just what to say to calm another mama down, but i really appreciate y'all's help.

i really hadn't even thought about how easy keeping soup on the stove would be....
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-22-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By cicada
Some info on sprouting beans and grains: ...

Some info on sprouting beans and grains:

Here's what the WAPF website says about soaking beans:

Soak legumes in plenty of water that has been brought to a simmer and poured over the beans; add...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-22-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By cicada
this is a rant. i'll admit it now. I work...

this is a rant. i'll admit it now.

I work full-time (working non-stop every weekend from Fri @ 5pm to Mon @ 8am), supporting my husband who is taking 17 credit hours at the local university this...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   12-08-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By cicada
thanks so much!

thanks so much!
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   12-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By cicada
In desperate need of childcare for 2 days a week...

In desperate need of childcare for 2 days a week about 8 hours per day.

I have a three-year old boy, potty-trained, pretty social.

Please help. I need a babysitter or I need to get info on a...
Forum: Family Planning   10-30-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By cicada
i've known a couple folks to use them...

i've known a couple folks to use them successfully. i tried once (a little late) and it didn't work. like the previous poster said, though. be very very careful. commercial herbs aren't regulated,...
Forum: Family Planning   10-30-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By cicada
i'm having trouble with charting bc i work...

i'm having trouble with charting bc i work nights, so i got the ovutec to hopefully just confirm that i have ovulated since i might not have a bbt shift.

i was just wondering about others'...
Forum: Family Planning   10-30-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,651
Posted By cicada
so, sandsprite, you just chart at the same time...

so, sandsprite, you just chart at the same time each morning no matter what shift you worked?

i think i may be about to take a swing shift position and i'm sure that'll mess with me even...
Forum: Family Planning   10-29-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,653
Posted By cicada
what about FAM and non-spermicidally lubricated...

what about FAM and non-spermicidally lubricated or just non-lubricated condoms during fertile phase with the lubricant of your choice?
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   10-28-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By cicada
a friend had a stillbirth at 41+ weeks,...

a friend had a stillbirth at 41+ weeks, emergency c/s, etc. and she seems like she's doing so well, so hopeful, so calm. i'd be a mess, i think.

but anyway, how to support her and her husband...
Forum: Family Planning   10-28-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,651
Posted By cicada
I work 12 hour night shifts (7p-7a) I just...

I work 12 hour night shifts (7p-7a)

I just got my IUD out (mirena) because I hated it, started my period 2 days later, and desperately do not want to be pregnant.

DH and I use condoms now, and...
Forum: Family Planning   10-28-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By cicada
Anyone use it to avoid? How? Do you chart, too?

Anyone use it to avoid? How? Do you chart, too?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-12-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By cicada
NO TOYS! it works wonders!!

NO TOYS!

it works wonders!!
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   10-11-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By cicada
andrew bentley is a great clinical herbalist in...

andrew bentley is a great clinical herbalist in Lexington who has treated some of my very-hard-to-treat problems well with herbs. he also does moxabustion.
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   10-11-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,541
Posted By cicada
i had a mediocre homebirth experience with a...

i had a mediocre homebirth experience with a local midwife, but at the time she was really my only option and now i think there are more homebirth midwives available.

there's no birth center...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-11-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,591
Posted By cicada
i think she puts in the directions exactly how...

i think she puts in the directions exactly how long to cook the egg, though i can't remember right now.

and definitely wait until baby is showing signs of readiness for solid foods.

and only...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-05-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By cicada
i thought it was clear that i was comparing...

i thought it was clear that i was comparing killing well-treated animals for food to killing plants for food. i mean, i hope just as much that the plants i consume are well-treated which is why i...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-04-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By cicada
what's so great about TF is that it is ALL about...

what's so great about TF is that it is ALL about well-treated animals.

i was a vegetarian for a few years (very self-righteous about it, too) and one day after a vegetarian thanksgiving, my...
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