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Forum: Grief and Loss   12-22-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,073
Posted By nigellas
Oh mama...  I am so very sorry.  (((hugs)))) (I...

Oh mama...  I am so very sorry.  (((hugs)))) (I wish I could give you a real one instead of these silly internet ones)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-08-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By nigellas
He sounds like a typical 3 year old. :)

He sounds like a typical 3 year old.
:)
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-06-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,389
Posted By nigellas
I"m going to make my list here to try and keep...

I"m going to make my list here to try and keep myself on track. :)
 
So far I've made a stuffed giraffe, burp cloths and a baby star toy for my newborn niece.  I still need to sew her blanket, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By nigellas
mujaddara is just rice, lentils and fried onions...

mujaddara is just rice, lentils and fried onions - super cheap.  We eat that a lot here.  
 
Also, pupusas are another really cheap food to make (just Masa Harena corn flour and cheese - I do add...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-19-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,389
Posted By nigellas
I'm really wanting to make some foam swords for...

I'm really wanting to make some foam swords for my boys - Maybe like these:  http://sarahssilks.com/product/soft-swords
 
Anyone have any ideas on how I could do them?  Would I glue the fabric...
Forum: Family Planning   11-04-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By nigellas
Here's my thought - If you are wishing already...

Here's my thought - If you are wishing already that you will have another baby, you will likely regret not having another when all is said and done.  Will you look back 20 years from now and ever...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,926
Posted By nigellas
My husband tells stories of ketchup packet soup...

My husband tells stories of ketchup packet soup (just add it to hot water and mix).  
 
One of my favorite frugal foods growing up was fried noodles -  Leftover spaghetti noodles pan fried with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By nigellas
It could be autism.  Poor coordination, verbal...

It could be autism.  Poor coordination, verbal delays and sensory issues can indicate that.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By nigellas
You might enjoy "The Iron Giant" and "Ponyo" -...

You might enjoy "The Iron Giant" and "Ponyo" - both are favorites here for kids and adults.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-22-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By nigellas
here's one:...

here's one:  http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php#c1
Forum: Babywearing   07-22-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 15,499
Posted By nigellas
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/258383/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/258383/)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By nigellas
I don't think you would being "over-anxious and...

I don't think you would being "over-anxious and paranoid" to get him evaluated.  :)
Forum: Mental Health   07-13-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By nigellas
I couldn't read and not post.   (((hugs))),...

I couldn't read and not post.   (((hugs))), mama.  Big ones.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-08-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By nigellas
My son ate a lot of non-food items (crayons,...

My son ate a lot of non-food items (crayons, ash, soap, etc) until we figured out he couldn't eat gluten.  He finally started gaining weight and stopped eating non-food.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-30-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By nigellas
On really crazy nights I mix brown rice (I...

On really crazy nights I mix brown rice (I always try to have a bunch premade in the fridge or freezer) with a jar of salsa and a can of drained black beans.  top with shreded cheese.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,654
Posted By nigellas
I used to believe with all my heart that...

I used to believe with all my heart that vaccines caused autism.  I was SURE of it.  When my oldest was born we made sure he remained vaccine free.  Not one single vaccine.  And you know what?  He...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-13-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By nigellas
Finally found the link I was looking for.  I'm...

Finally found the link I was looking for.  I'm posing it here incase anyone else needs it:
 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2005/dec/03/health.medicineandhealth
 
 
Forum: December 2011   10-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By nigellas
I'm 31 weeks and I've been having this for the...

I'm 31 weeks and I've been having this for the last few weeks.  I think she's just running out of space so her movements aren't as big as they used to be.  :)  Definitely way less movement than I...
Forum: December 2011   10-06-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By nigellas
My last two pregnancies I was on strict bedrest...

My last two pregnancies I was on strict bedrest (as in up for bathroom only) from 13 weeks on.  I was even on hospital bedrest for 2 months before my last son was born.  My muscles were mush and I...
Forum: December 2011   09-29-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,139
Posted By nigellas
I tested out the freezer friendliness of these...

I tested out the freezer friendliness of these granola bars and they turned out great.  Lots of oats to increase BM production too.  :)
 ...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By nigellas
Thanks for those links - I may use them if I...

Thanks for those links - I may use them if I can't find specifically what I'm looking for.  It was an article that read like that popular youtube video that's been going around recently showing one....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-23-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By nigellas
Because of a surgery I had I can no longer...

Because of a surgery I had I can no longer deliver vaginally - Since I've had two prior natural vaginal deliveries, I'm trying to find a way to make this as peaceful/natural as possible.  I've heard...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-13-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By nigellas
I think that is a fine set up for 4 hens.  :)

I think that is a fine set up for 4 hens.  :)
Forum: December 2011   09-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,291
Posted By nigellas
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by insidevoice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328085/september-chat-thread#post_16635871)

Um, ladies....
Forum: Family Safety   08-28-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By nigellas
My carseat tech friend recommends sticking the...

My carseat tech friend recommends sticking the pokey side of velcro bits on the clips, it's uncomfortable enough when they try to open it that it may help
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