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Forum: The Mindful Home   07-11-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Mamatoto2
Would you live here (high tension power lines)?

We're in the midst of house-hunting to relocate closer to my family. There are a couple of houses that we really really like and would be inclined to move toward making an offer on except in both...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   08-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,255
Posted By Mamatoto2
I'd also be interested in comparison data for...

I'd also be interested in comparison data for deliveries that were not augmented with Pitocin but in which Pit was used following delivery to stimulate uterine contractions (which is standard...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-08-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Mamatoto2
My DDIs 10 and non vaxed. She's moving from an...

My DDIs 10 and non vaxed. She's moving from an open minded private school to a public elementary school this fall. I handed in our religious exemption letter with the enrollment paperwork, but in an...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Mamatoto2
We use raspberry and wild black raspberry the...

We use raspberry and wild black raspberry the most, but other more unusual flavors we have made and enjoyed include strawberry kiwi, peach orange marmalade, Asian pear ginger, Black Forest, spiced...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-08-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Mamatoto2
I need to start taking a good multivitamin but I...

I need to start taking a good multivitamin but I have a blood disorder (MTHFR) which inhibits my ability to process folic acid. I take a special form of folate but I want to add a folic acid-free...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   11-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Mamatoto2
FWIW I had my first at W. Sub in the ABC (a...

FWIW I had my first at W. Sub in the ABC (a waterbirth). I had my second and third at Rush Copley. I planned a waterbirth for #2 and worked with the midwives for my prenatal care, but she was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Mamatoto2
Just wanted to pop in with a progress update...

Just wanted to pop in with a progress update because I think that just starting this thread brought me a lot of great karma....I went to the ReStore (thanks PPs for the suggestion) a few times and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Mamatoto2
It's been a while since I was a grad student,...

It's been a while since I was a grad student, but I was in a somewhat similar situation at the time...assistantship paid tuition and a stipend of $900/month with no summer assistantship so I lined...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Mamatoto2
I feel a bit ashamed of my ignorance, but it is...

I feel a bit ashamed of my ignorance, but it is what it is so I'm hoping you can help me out....We're trying to trim as much fat as possible from our monthly expenses and I thought about looking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Mamatoto2
Thanks for the suggestions so far. We actually...

Thanks for the suggestions so far. We actually do have a H4H Restore in town and I hadn't given them much thought. I went the other day after the idea was posted and it looks like it will be a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Mamatoto2
My family has lived in our (approx 30 yr old)...

My family has lived in our (approx 30 yr old) home for almost 11 years. In that time we've needed to replace the roof and the furnace/ac as well as appliances that have broken down. Those repairs...
Forum: Waldorf   05-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By Mamatoto2
I wanted to give people a head’s up that Four...

I wanted to give people a head’s up that Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville is holding their annual May Faire festival this Sunday the 20th from 12-4pm. The festival is a lovely celebration of...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-16-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Mamatoto2
I wanted to give people a head’s up that Four...

I wanted to give people a head’s up that Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville is holding their annual May Faire festival this Sunday the 20th from 12-4pm. The festival is a lovely celebration of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-23-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By Mamatoto2
My kids are not vaxed and I'd like them to get...

My kids are not vaxed and I'd like them to get CP naturally. I have an opportunity to expose them but my 5 yr old was diagnosed with pneumonia last week ( high fever, did a 3 day course of z-PAC,...
Forum: Waldorf   12-09-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Mamatoto2
Thought that the mamas in the western suburbs of...

Thought that the mamas in the western suburbs of Chicago might want to know about a lovely Winter Fair that's being held at Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville tomorrow (12-10) from 10am-5pm....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   12-09-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By Mamatoto2
Thought that the mamas in the western suburbs of...

Thought that the mamas in the western suburbs of Chicago might want to know about a lovely Winter Fair that's being held at Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville tomorrow (12-10) from 10am-5pm....
Forum: Dental   12-05-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Mamatoto2
I'll try to be concise here....I've not been...

I'll try to be concise here....I've not been blessed in the tooth dept. it seems. I had a lot of fillings as a kid (had "holes in my teeth") that seemed to be worst around puberty. I had my wisdom...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Mamatoto2
We're not far from the big outlet mall. I'd love...

We're not far from the big outlet mall. I'd love to hear about your experience with the Green Earth and Prairie Heritage CSAs. We've done Erehwon and Lamb of G-d Farm in the past prior to going with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Mamatoto2
So let me ask you some questions, since I happen...

So let me ask you some questions, since I happen to have deduced that we live in the same city....what you do about the issue that there is no water available on-site? I realize that the...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Mamatoto2
The practice we go to in River Forest IL has two...

The practice we go to in River Forest IL has two docs, both are family practice docs and both are very good IMO. Their names are Susan Locke and Robin Uchitelle. They were initially recommended to...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-24-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Mamatoto2
FYI, I just got an email this morning from...

FYI, I just got an email this morning from Angelic Organics that they're offering a promotion for $50 off 12 week, 20 week, or their new 1/2 shares if you sign up by May 10th. If you're interested,...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-22-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Mamatoto2
There are a lot of resources out this way. There...

There are a lot of resources out this way. There are several organic CSA farms in the area (Erehwon, Angelic Organics, Green Earth Institute, Wellhausen Farm, etc). that will drop off produce to a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-22-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Mamatoto2
Hi, I'm hoping that you smart and connected...

Hi,
I'm hoping that you smart and connected mamas can help me brainstorm. I weaned my son almost three months ago when I started cancer treatment. He had been exclusively BFd up to that point. I...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Mamatoto2
Yes, I had a really negative experience giving...

Yes, I had a really negative experience giving birth to my first with the WSMA in the ABC, although this was over 8 years ago (I opted to birth my 2 younger children in a different hospital as my...
Forum: Women's Health   04-05-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Mamatoto2
I had surgery three weeks ago to remove a tumor...

I had surgery three weeks ago to remove a tumor from my thigh. The incision is about 7" long. The healing process seems to be going okay although there is still a lot of healing of nerves, blood...
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