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Forum: Dental   09-29-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
I've been using the Spry xylitol mints daily for...

I've been using the Spry xylitol mints daily for my 18 month old dd's teeth, but I see on the packaging that they are made with "raw materials from China and the USA." Since one of the ingredients...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Nuts and raisins Cheese cut into cubes ...

Nuts and raisins

Cheese cut into cubes

Hard boiled eggs

Carrot and celery sticks

Peanut and/or almond butter
Forum: Women's Health   08-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
We got rid of it a few months ago by doing the...

We got rid of it a few months ago by doing the following:

Tea tree oil (full strength, tiny amounts) dabbed onto the affected areas several times each day

Rinsing the area with hydrogen...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-25-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
No, if she has lived there all her life, I don't...

No, if she has lived there all her life, I don't think the altitude could have anything to do with her waking. When someone from near sea level comes to the mountains, sleep disturbances are pretty...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-23-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
I have been making yogurt from raw goat's milk...

I have been making yogurt from raw goat's milk for a while and it has always turned out great, but this latest batch is very strange. It is as thick as usual, but is also incredibly stretchy! More...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-23-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Another Catholic mama here! I converted nine...

Another Catholic mama here! I converted nine years ago (was raised Protestant), my husband a couple of years after that. As a previous poster mentioned, there are some Catholic threads in the...
Forum: Women's Health   07-22-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Here is a good article on the pros and cons of...

Here is a good article on the pros and cons of antibiotics for strep, and how to manage it at home:

http://www.hpakids.org/holistic-heal...s-for-Strep%3F...
Forum: Women's Health   07-22-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
DD is only 17 months old and she still gets a...

DD is only 17 months old and she still gets a lot of breastmilk, so the only supplement we do right now is cod liver oil. May add some others later, but really the main things we do for her immune...
Forum: Homebirth   07-19-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
I just wanted to check in and offer some...

I just wanted to check in and offer some encouragement, as a first time mom who had a somewhat difficult, but totally wonderful homebirth with no transfer. I didn't personally know anyone elso who...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-16-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
We are not vegitarian, but we don't eat meat...

We are not vegitarian, but we don't eat meat very often. Here is something we fix a couple of times each week. It is very filling:

Equal parts lentils and brown rice. Boil until done. Sautee a...
Forum: Homebirth   07-16-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11702964)
My midwife does a couple of baby checks and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 585
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Quote: Originally Posted by kmeyrick...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmeyrick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11700415)
OMG I want the urban masters DVD! That...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 585
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Thanks for the Dick Proenneke link, mouso. I...

Thanks for the Dick Proenneke link, mouso. I love his book also, and have seen one of the episodes on PBS. There is a second book of his writings, but it is out of print and pretty hard to find. the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 585
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Quote: Originally Posted by mountainsun...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainsun http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11699329)
Care to share what is in your bug out bag...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 585
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
I guess you could say it is a major interest of...

I guess you could say it is a major interest of mine. Before I had my DD I used to do a lot of solo hiking/climbing and backpacking, and I have taught wilderness survival and primitive skills...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-10-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,359
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Congratulations on your beautiful birth and baby!

Congratulations on your beautiful birth and baby!
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   07-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,072
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Night_Nurse...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Night_Nurse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11661801)
While I'm not a fan of big government and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-10-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Here in the US, this website comes up with the...

Here in the US, this website comes up with the message: "Sorry, this program is for UK audiences only." Anybody know of a way we can download it here?
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   07-10-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,072
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
We did not get an SS# for our daughter. You...

We did not get an SS# for our daughter. You simply opt out when you get the birth certificate. I have several friends who have chosen to have theirs rescinded as adults, and it is much easier to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-09-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
White spots on the nails can also be the result...

White spots on the nails can also be the result of whacking a finger on something. They are the fingernail equivalent to bruising, and can appear several weeks after the injury, which can be so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Classical music, and the piano music of Jim...

Classical music, and the piano music of Jim Brickman. His "No Words" and "By Heart" albums are especially restful and relaxing. They really help Dd settle down for her naps.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-08-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
I've made flour from them; they're really high...

I've made flour from them; they're really high in protein. The ones from white oaks (with rounded lobes on the leaves instead of pointed) have less tannic acid and are less bitter. If your oaks have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,064
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
My DD is 17 months, and her major interests are...

My DD is 17 months, and her major interests are books, insects (especially beetles and wasps), water and music. Whenever she hears music, she will either label it "good music" or "bad music." If it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-05-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 33
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
I took the Wilderness First Aid course from them...

I took the Wilderness First Aid course from them about six years ago, and it was fantastic. Wish I had the opportunity to take more of their courses.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-04-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By ElkMtnsMama
Hi! I'm very near Glenwood Springs. It is a...

Hi! I'm very near Glenwood Springs. It is a beautiful area, and I expect you will love it here. I have sent you a private message with my phone number, and hope to meet you soon.
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