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Forum: Gardening   04-15-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By staceyshoe
I just watched this film and am very intrigued. ...

I just watched this film and am very intrigued.  I'm considering trying the wood chip method they recommend.  Does anyone here garden with their methods?  What have you done and what results have...
Forum: Dental   04-15-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By staceyshoe
We are about to start consulting orthodontists...

We are about to start consulting orthodontists about my 8y.o. to see what treatment is recommended.  I've noticed that expanders seem to be the "norm" these days.  Something in me doesn't quite...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   04-15-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By staceyshoe
We are a non-vaxing family in the Cincinnati...

We are a non-vaxing family in the Cincinnati area.  I'd like to expose my children to chicken pox so they will develop natural immunity.  Any ideas about how to find someone who has the chicken pox?...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-15-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By staceyshoe
We are a non-vaxing family, and I'm considering...

We are a non-vaxing family, and I'm considering exposing my children to chicken pox soon so they will have natural immunity.  Do you recommend for or against this?  If against, what are your...
Forum: Women's Health   06-29-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By staceyshoe
Thank you both for your replies!  It's really...

Thank you both for your replies!  It's really too bad about the naturopath situation.  I have done a Google search, but the only dr I've found who mentions both sex hormones (HRT)--which happens to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-28-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,756
Posted By staceyshoe
I've been reading a lot about High Intensity...

I've been reading a lot about High Intensity Interval Training, and it's beneficial metabolic effects.  It really appeals to me because I am very committed to getting in shape again but don't have...
Forum: Women's Health   06-28-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By staceyshoe
I have a very long history of hormonal imbalance...

I have a very long history of hormonal imbalance (adrenal, thyroid, estrogen/progesterone).  I really need to find a dr who is thoroughly knowledgeable about hormones and will prescribe bioidentical...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By staceyshoe
I've found that we need to get different...

I've found that we need to get different curriculum for each subject because ds's skills are all over the place (at least a 5 year gap in ability level between different school subjects).  We use...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By staceyshoe
I think it's wonderful that you are following...

I think it's wonderful that you are following your dd's lead.  I dismissed my son's requests to learn to read (because I was afraid of him "getting too far ahead"), and now I realize that my...
Forum: Gardening   06-05-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By staceyshoe
I've been researching blueberry bushes with the...

I've been researching blueberry bushes with the plan to prep my soil (get the PH right) this year and purchase bushes next year.  I'm considering getting 2-5 bushes.  One question I can't seem to...
Forum: Allergies   02-04-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By staceyshoe
Ds has multiple severe IgE allergies.  (He can...

Ds has multiple severe IgE allergies.  (He can react to trace trace amounts of an ingredient and has an epi-pen for 5 different foods because his allergies are so severe.)  His diagnosed allergies...
Forum: Allergies   02-04-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By staceyshoe
Our allergist tested ds at 12 months.  He did...

Our allergist tested ds at 12 months.  He did both the skin prick and RAST (both tests have weaknesses, so this allowed him to compare results).  There were some surprises, but it was accurate.  At...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By staceyshoe
Starfall is fun.  He's getting into Timez Attack...

Starfall is fun.  He's getting into Timez Attack which is a free download (impressive graphics and tracks progress!) for learning multiplication.  Another favorite is shepphardsoftware.com.  He is a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-01-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By staceyshoe
My 5 y.o. is studying Latin.  We alternate...

My 5 y.o. is studying Latin.  We alternate lessons between Song School Latin (my 2 year old has memorized the songs!) which is a nice fun introduction.  SSL is conversational Latin.  We alternate...
Forum: Women's Health   01-31-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By staceyshoe
My ds (age 6) started taking one packet of...

My ds (age 6) started taking one packet of Threelac per day because I suspect he has some candida issues.  He's had diarrhea for the past week.  I know that the body sometimes has to "flush" out the...
Forum: Allergies   01-16-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By staceyshoe
Yes, they are all IgE allergies diagnosed...

Yes, they are all IgE allergies diagnosed through the skin prick test and RAST.  He is allergic to 6 of the top 8, and needs an epi pen for 4 because they are so severe.  So his immune system is...
Forum: Allergies   01-16-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By staceyshoe
That makes sense.  I'm wondering how closely...

That makes sense.  I'm wondering how closely related they are to his other allergens.  He just had about a tablespoon and had his typical allergic reaction--bellyaches and diarrhea, up most of the...
Forum: Allergies   01-16-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By staceyshoe
Sorry, I'm in a hurry and didn' read the...

Sorry, I'm in a hurry and didn' read the previous thread, but I wanted to respond.  Ds's major symptom was sleeplessness caused by bellyaches.  The pedi didn't believe there was anything wrong, but...
Forum: Allergies   01-16-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By staceyshoe
Ds (age 2) has multiple severe food allergies,...

Ds (age 2) has multiple severe food allergies, including wheat, peanut, and a moderate soy allergy.  I fed him "bean threads" as noodles and he has a horrible (though not anaphylaxic) reaction.  Now...
Forum: Allergies   01-12-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By staceyshoe
We are realizing there is a family history of...

We are realizing there is a family history of celiac disease, and both my boys have had digestive issues from birth (different problems though).  We did genetic testing on them just to see whether...
Forum: Women's Health   01-06-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By staceyshoe
Have you done any hormone testing?  OTC...

Have you done any hormone testing?  OTC progesterone cream is very very low dose.  If your hormones are very out of balance, it may not be enough for you.  (For example, my SIL needed the equivalent...
Forum: Allergies   12-13-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,994
Posted By staceyshoe
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-13-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By staceyshoe
My 5 y.o. really loves starfall.com and...

My 5 y.o. really loves starfall.com and sheppardsoftware.com.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shine.gif
Forum: Allergies   12-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By staceyshoe
My oldest was dairy free for 2 1/2 years after...

My oldest was dairy free for 2 1/2 years after we realized that dairy was a huge trigger for his reflux.  When we re-introduced it gradually, the reflux was fine.  At first, his behavior was fine. ...
Forum: Women's Health   11-12-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By staceyshoe
Is there a natural way to get rid of pinworms? ...

Is there a natural way to get rid of pinworms?  TIA!
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