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Forum: Canada   08-10-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By spughy
Hi!  I'm an ex-Yukoner.  I grew up in...

Hi!  I'm an ex-Yukoner.  I grew up in Whitehorse.  As far as I know, there are 2 other Yukoners who are on here VERY occasionally (one is my sister... I don't think she's been on since she went back...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By spughy
Oh I make these all the time for breakfasts. ...

Oh I make these all the time for breakfasts.  Here's my recipe:
 
1 ginormous sweet potato, roasted until very soft then peeled (yields me around 16-20 oz potato, but as long as you've got at...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By spughy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375631/other-people-trying-to-parent-your-child#post_17283130)
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By spughy
Yes that's pretty much an ideal setup if you...

Yes that's pretty much an ideal setup if you MUST go back to work.  I would make sure that the people who are looking after your baby are committed to babywearing - I'd recommend a stretchy...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By spughy
UPDATE:  So I managed to score a Bumbleride...

UPDATE:  So I managed to score a Bumbleride Flyer off the local classifieds site for $150 which seems like an okay deal.  Baby's not here yet so I haven't really done anything with it but I did take...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,691
Posted By spughy
Yeah - hospitals are not the best places to...

Yeah - hospitals are not the best places to learn how to breastfeed.  I mean, it's good that they try to teach and everything, but honestly, they're aiming the teaching at entirely the wrong...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By spughy
I'm pregnant with #2 (older one is 7) and had...

I'm pregnant with #2 (older one is 7) and had been thinking "oh I'll just babywear all the time" and then I remembered how that totally DIDN'T work with #1 and a stroller was a really good idea,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By spughy
A good piece on Mark's Daily Apple...

A good piece on Mark's Daily Apple (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/co-sleeping-risks-benefits/#axzz2IFkuNazV) - a blog read primarily by guys into paleo food (and behaviour).   Mothering magazine...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-15-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By spughy
By exclusively breastfed, do you mean that he...

By exclusively breastfed, do you mean that he gets NO other food except breastmilk, or that breastmilk is the only fluid going in?  At 7 months many babies are reaching for food and managing to get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By spughy
I second the suggestion not to fret it too...

I second the suggestion not to fret it too much.  My DD has been getting progressively less girly-girl as she gets older - it peaked at about 5, and has been waning since then. She's 7 now.  She...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-09-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By spughy
Great advice about doing a back carry "early". ...

Great advice about doing a back carry "early".  It's not, really, compared to when most other parts of the world shift babies to the back.  I cringe when I see moms here with babies a year or more...
Forum: Television   01-07-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By spughy
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!   I love how they're...

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!
 
I love how they're doing so many homages to the original material.  (In the original story, Moriarty "killed" Holmes and he went over a waterfall.)  The modern take on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-05-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By spughy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369818/when-to-start-water/20#post_17220565)
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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By spughy
I am NOT bothering my doctor with questions...

I am NOT bothering my doctor with questions about water.  That's like "oxygen is great, but check with your doctor before you breathe regularly".
 
I'm sorry, I'm not snarking at you, sageowl -...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-01-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By spughy
6 months(ish) - whenever you start solids - but...

6 months(ish) - whenever you start solids - but you would only put a tiny bit in it at first, and maybe help hold the first few times.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-01-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By spughy
My sense is that babies' digestive systems are...

My sense is that babies' digestive systems are acclimated to the liquid/solid balance of breastmilk, so it's easier on them when they start solids if you add water as well, since to offer solids...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-28-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By spughy
What about a subscription to a kid's magazine? ...

What about a subscription to a kid's magazine?  I don't know what you have in the States, but my mom got my DD a subscription to "Chirp" when she was about 4 and she loved it.  The magazine itself...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By spughy
I was on it for a long time and I don't recall...

I was on it for a long time and I don't recall any issues in that department going off it.
 
Have you changed your diet at all? Fluid intake?
 
Theoretically I guess that's possible - maybe...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-24-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By spughy
Yup.  When DD was smaller we went the "Santa is...

Yup.  When DD was smaller we went the "Santa is more of a spirit than an actual person - a feeling of giving.  People turn into Santa to help you enjoy Christmas" route.  It didn't fly.  I think she...
Forum: Lactivism   12-19-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,153
Posted By spughy
That's interesting.  I nursed my DD until she...

That's interesting.  I nursed my DD until she was 3 - and fully conversational.  A couple of times I asked her if my milk ever changed flavour and she said "no".  She certainly never showed any...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 778
Posted By spughy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370113/reveal-your-secret-granny-likes/20#post_17204246)
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By spughy
Oh, I so need to do this, too.  We have some...

Oh, I so need to do this, too.  We have some printed photos in a box, some on CDs, some on photo-saving sites, some on a drive in a computer that's dead, some on the current computer... and just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 778
Posted By spughy
My grannie was a huge fan of gin and tonics.  I...

My grannie was a huge fan of gin and tonics.  I must say I'm partial to them myself.
 
And honestly, who DOESN'T love Murder She Wrote????  Anyone who claims not to has some sort of issues, I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,627
Posted By spughy
In my DD's school they have a strict "no...

In my DD's school they have a strict "no sharing" policy for snacks and lunches.  Logistically I think that's a good idea, but sharing food is such an important part of human behaviour... it's hard...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By spughy
Whichever ones overlap nap/sleep time more :)

Whichever ones overlap nap/sleep time more :)
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