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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-18-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By aba
Thank you both for the good points you raised. ...

Thank you both for the good points you raised.

The sister of the boy wants him around even less than DD ... in fact the last time DD was over there, her friend was almost in tears begging her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By aba
Playdate question

Here is the situation. My DD is 10yo and so is her friend. Her friend has a 7yo brother.

These kids have known each other since birth. They are sort of like cousins. But my daughter and her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By aba
Hi, yes my daughter is like that.  For her, it...

Hi, yes my daughter is like that.  For her, it is a manifestation of her "sensory issues".  (SPD, which also often goes hand in hand with ODD.)
 
We found that diet and supplements helped her...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By aba
Where are you going to be going? I mean is it...

Where are you going to be going? I mean is it for vacation? will you be at a resort, or are you renting a house, doing your own cooking?
 
We will be near San Ramon, (cooler elevation) but plan on...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-03-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By aba
We started our DD's life with full vax, switched...

We started our DD's life with full vax, switched to selective vax, and now haven't injected anything since she was 18 mo.  She is now 7.5yo.
 
We are travelling to Costa Rica towards the end of...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-30-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By aba
Hi Dr. Sears,   We will be travelling to...

Hi Dr. Sears,
 
We will be travelling to Costa Rica toward the end of the year.  Our daughter, age 7, has been selectively vaccinated:  She's had full vax for DTaP, IPV and has had one dose of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-09-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By aba
Okay thanks -- I am sensitive to smells and was...

Okay thanks -- I am sensitive to smells and was hoping there was one out there that that wouldn't be an issue -- I'd like to bake muffins, etc. in it and the smell would be a turn-off :(.
 
 
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-07-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By aba
I've read reviews of the Global Sun Oven and...

I've read reviews of the Global Sun Oven and many of them talk about a bad plastic-y/off-gassing smell even after using multiple times. 
 
What is the best one without funky smells?  TIA
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-24-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By aba
I have been buying Edward & Sons Native Forest...

I have been buying Edward & Sons Native Forest coconut milk because it's marked organic and is supposed to be in BPA-free cans. 
 
However, their quality is really inconsistent.  I ordered a case...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By aba
Thanks a bunch!  I am trying these and so far, I...

Thanks a bunch!  I am trying these and so far, I like them:  http://www.hanes.com/Hanes/Products/Women-Hanes/Women_ShopByCategory-Hanes/Women_Bras-Hanes/Women_Bras_ComfortFlexFit-Hanes/G291.aspx
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-13-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By aba
If I want to dehydrate veggies and put them in a...

If I want to dehydrate veggies and put them in a mason jar or a food saver bag, what size oxygen packs should be used?
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-08-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,013
Posted By aba
I use PHS for both baths and for cooking.  What...

I use PHS for both baths and for cooking.  What is the best source for quality salts and economical as well??
 
Thanks!
Forum: Women's Health   04-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By aba
What a good recommendation for a no-underwire...

What a good recommendation for a no-underwire 100% comfortable, non-constricting bra?  (b-cup size comfy....)
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By aba
Right now we have basically a...

Right now we have basically a natural/organic-where-possible kitchen while making a conscious effort to be frugal.  I am wanting to move to a more traditional/local diet, and am wondering if that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-18-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,519
Posted By aba
We don't drink dairy right now, however, I make...

We don't drink dairy right now, however, I make yogurt with farm-fresh milk and I've been trying that.  But it seems dairy gives me night sweats and disturbs my sleep, even the local fresh kind. ...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-18-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,519
Posted By aba
I don't eat meat.  And I like it that way.  I...

I don't eat meat.  And I like it that way.  I don't crave meat, in fact, it rather grosses me out.
 
However, I really like a lot of what's on the Weston A. Price site.  I like the focus on...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-18-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By aba
We're on the Feingold program and it helps a...

We're on the Feingold program and it helps a LOT.  you can check it out at www.feingold.org (http://www.feingold.org).
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-12-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By aba
I saw this on another forum and am intrigued. ...

I saw this on another forum and am intrigued.  www.pickl-it.com (http://www.pickl-it.com).  Has anyone tried or heard anything about this?  Her story is interesting: ...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-11-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By aba
I am starting coconut yogurt this evening in my...

I am starting coconut yogurt this evening in my dehydrator but I only have enough starter (frozen so delicious coconut yogurt)  for 1/2 of the batch.  My options are:
 
1.  Only make the 1/2 batch...
Forum: Pets   03-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By aba
That's kind of what I was afraid of.  I have 2...

That's kind of what I was afraid of.  I have 2 mid-sized dogs and their teeth are fine, but every single chi/ chi mix has had to have cleanings. 
 
What is the best/economical toothpaste for dogs...
Forum: Pets   03-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By aba
I hate to put anyone under anesthesia, even our...

I hate to put anyone under anesthesia, even our dogs ;).  (Not to mention the expense...)  But our littlest one, a 7 lb chi mix has really bad tartar build-up. 
 
What are my options to deal with...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By aba
I was really shocked to get junk mail today for...

I was really shocked to get junk mail today for some cheap tiller.  The address was just as it appears on my MEN sub.  So I called and was told that Mother Earth News sells subscribers' names to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-20-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,724
Posted By aba
Thanks for the tip on where to get it -- that's...

Thanks for the tip on where to get it -- that's significantly less than what I paid!
 
I'm scared to try it now cause I don't want to ruin my grains....at least until I have enough to experiment...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,724
Posted By aba
I'm having a simultaneous love affair with pink...

I'm having a simultaneous love affair with pink himalayan salts and kefir/kombucha.  We have a berkey water purifier which removes pollutants and chlorine but retains the mineral content to the...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-31-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By aba
Just went to appleberry attic and placed a huge...

Just went to appleberry attic and placed a huge order!  They have a bunch on clearance plus if you use the coupon: recycle then you will get an additional 10% off.  And shipping was very...
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