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Forum: Family Planning   09-30-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
@LTurtle...

@LTurtle http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IRUUFAU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That's the BBT thermometer I bought, less then $20, has a soft alarm, saves your temps, lights up, and...
Forum: Allergies   09-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By aslandess
I've been doing a bit more research and found...

I've been doing a bit more research and found this in response to a question from a doctor about seeing a lot of children with contact rashes to tomato sauces and ranch dressing.

I see this...
Forum: Allergies   09-30-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By aslandess
Sharlla Did you ever do an allergy test for your...

Sharlla Did you ever do an allergy test for your son? Or did you just avoid the foods? Did he have a reaction to foods that contained a small amount of dairy too?
Urim I agree there is definitely a...
Forum: Allergies   09-28-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By aslandess
Rash on kid's face after eating foods?

So my DD since she was an infant has had eczema. Her doctor told me not to worry about it, and it will get better as she gets older yada yada. Anyways when she was a toddler I noticed when she ate...
Forum: Family Planning   09-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
LTurtle Thanks for all the great info on...

LTurtle Thanks for all the great info on insurance! Unfortunately last January our insurance plan changed drastically and it really stinks. Yeah our plan covers 60% of the costs of the hospital...
Forum: Family Planning   09-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
Oh and I just remembered I had a question for...

Oh and I just remembered I had a question for everyone! @sidrajedi (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/243729-sidrajedi.html) mentioned about saving up for a homebirth and that got me thinking...
Forum: Family Planning   09-26-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
1. Will this future LO be your 1st, 2nd, 3rd,...

1. Will this future LO be your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, last, etc? 2nd

2. On a related note, in your day dreams how many children do you see for your family? I always dreamed of having four, but now we're...
Forum: Family Planning   09-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
LTurtle Oh my goodness! That really stinks that...

LTurtle Oh my goodness! That really stinks that you got hurt! I hope you are feeling better! What happened? (If you don't mind me asking.)
This is going to be my first "on purpose" baby too, lol. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By aslandess
I wonder if all the kids have different...

I wonder if all the kids have different curriculum/textbooks is the parent/teacher just there for supervision? Otherwise I don't get how the parent is supposed to keep up with each kid's different...
Forum: Family Planning   09-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
Hi to all the new members :smile:! So I...

Hi to all the new members :smile:!

So I guess I'm just having a really weird cycle I'm always 26/27 days and this was longer and now I've started spotting. The only guess I had is that perhaps...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By aslandess
So I'm new to the homeschooling journey, and this...

So I'm new to the homeschooling journey, and this topic has been weighing on me. This is my first year homeschooling my daughter for kindergarten. She is an only child so she has no siblings to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By aslandess
@elliha...

@elliha (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/258562-elliha.html) Oh, I meant how did you store the nuts or soap tea between uses?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By aslandess
@naturesbabies...

@naturesbabies (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=183470) Occasionally Naturoli sells soapnuts "on the half shell" which are bulk broken pieces, but since I make "soapnut tea" so I can...
Forum: Family Planning   09-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
So I was getting weird temps with my ear...

So I was getting weird temps with my ear thermometer so I gave up charting, and then decided to buy an actual BBT thermometer. It arrived but Hubby had switched sides of the bed with me and had the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,274
Posted By aslandess
I just wanted to say be careful with all the...

I just wanted to say be careful with all the thyroid supplements if you have had a previous thyroid disease! Sometimes after having an autoimmune thyroid disease the thyroid will be low functioning...
Forum: Family Planning   08-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
I've started homeschooling my dd for...

I've started homeschooling my dd for Kindergarten. It's been fun to see her progress with her reading and writing. She wrote a note to DH the other day that said "I love you Dada" and brought it over...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By aslandess
Yeah I've been on a journey learning about...

Yeah I've been on a journey learning about healthy eating and changing our habits. Hubby is open to try new things but sometimes still has a preconceived notion and I think that affects how he tastes...
Forum: Family Planning   06-29-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 13,761
Posted By aslandess
SidraJedi Those floating bookshelves are so nice!...

SidraJedi Those floating bookshelves are so nice! Glad to hear your settling in well! That's nice to know that Fertility Awareness has worked so well for you. I was thinking of using Fertility...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By aslandess
My daughter has eczema and had it way worse when...

My daughter has eczema and had it way worse when she was a baby. I did all her laundry in Dreft back then. Since then I've tried all sorts of hypoallergenic laundry detergents. Her eczema has gotten...
Forum: Family Planning   06-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By aslandess
Ear thermometer for BBT?

I became interested in charting when I heard about it on mothering. So I ordered Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and signed up for fertility friend. I've been attempting to chart for a couple weeks...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By aslandess
Quick and healthy breakfast ideas?

So lately DH has been on a cereal craze and it's driving me crazy! Not healthy cereal either, you know the type chock-full of sugar, corn syrup, food dye, and preservatives. I didn't mind...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By aslandess
First of all lots of hugs to you Mama!:HugI only...

First of all lots of hugs to you Mama!:HugI only have one DD and used to be a preschool teacher so I know how hard it is with lots more. It's harder though when your a Mama at home and your DH is at...
Forum: Family Planning   06-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By aslandess
Awww, poor guy has been really put through the...

Awww, poor guy has been really put through the wringer with the exes! It seems like he has been burned badly, and even though he sees that your a dedicated wife/mom, it's probably hard for him to put...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By aslandess
So when we got our house I looked high and low...

So when we got our house I looked high and low for laundry detergent recipes. I finally stumbled across Soap Nuts. There a fruit from a tree, that they dry and take the nut out of the middle. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By aslandess
You can watch netflix through a wii too. $8.99 a...

You can watch netflix through a wii too. $8.99 a month Netflix has My Little Pony, Scooby Doo (a newer version though that I deemed to scary for my five year old) and lots of PBS shows. Do borrow...
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