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Forum: Life With a Baby   09-15-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
"Speaking of selfish mommies....a woman at the...

"Speaking of selfish mommies....a woman at the gym told my mom that she "tried" BFing her first baby and she "couldn't stand it" so she stopped. And didn't even try with her second, who's now two...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-14-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
Angel, it IS illegal to kill a cat. Report it to...

Angel, it IS illegal to kill a cat. Report it to the authorities. If your fil was bragging so much, he won't know that it was you who turned him in! That is horrible–and what a sicko to think it's...
Forum: Spirituality   09-14-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 2,841
Posted By cresorchid
I don't read the pagan parenting mags that I've...

I don't read the pagan parenting mags that I've seen because I've tried them and after awhile they just get boring. I mean, they are much like beginner's books on wicca/paganism. Once you know how...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-13-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 760
Posted By cresorchid
I'm kinda done. Boy, that sounds silly. I'm a...

I'm kinda done. Boy, that sounds silly. I'm a single parent, had both by AI. My 1st is now 17 1/2 yo. My 2nd (last) is just about 3 mos. I won't have any more children because I'm just too old...
Forum: Unschooling   09-13-2005, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By cresorchid
Yes, it's amazing how kids learn and you never...

Yes, it's amazing how kids learn and you never know when they will pick things up or from where. When I was a child, I was the youngest in the neighborhood. Everyone else was at school and I was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By cresorchid
I would use the lined paper with a dotted line...

I would use the lined paper with a dotted line in the middle to start teaching them. This does not mean that I would expect them to be able to follow or stay on the line all the time, but it gives...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-13-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By cresorchid
Just for the record, if you go vegan, you are...

Just for the record, if you go vegan, you are automatically kosher. Except perhaps for the passover section of the year–not sure about that. At any rate, any vegan board should be helpful since all...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-13-2005, 06:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,794
Posted By cresorchid
Quote: Originally Posted by clovergirl new...

Quote:
Originally Posted by clovergirl
new here and asking for help!
i'm looking for a healthy cookie or bar recipes to use as a filling snack for my 5 and 1yr olds... anyone have suggestions?...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-13-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,100
Posted By cresorchid
I have a yogurt maker just because that way I...

I have a yogurt maker just because that way I can be sure the stuffstays at the right temp. I tried without the maker and it was hit-or-miss. As for flavoring, make as much as you like, plain, then...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-13-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By cresorchid
I keep seeing that on the boards and am totally...

I keep seeing that on the boards and am totally confused.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By cresorchid
I havea 17 yo DS, so I know where you're coming...

I havea 17 yo DS, so I know where you're coming from. I grew up in an upper middle class/wealthy family and suppose my family is lower middle class. So I have experience with more than one area of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
Ease up on yourself Selena, I'm sure Istra's ok....

Ease up on yourself Selena, I'm sure Istra's ok. That kind of experience can be scary though, as well as guilt-inducing. 3-4 weeks ago I was breastfeeding my babe in bed and lifted him over me to bf...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2005, 10:31 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
Hey, I have just been noticing that my hair...

Hey, I have just been noticing that my hair isn't falling out as much as usual! And I never did get the pregnant full, thick hair.So maybe I'm lucking out now.

I've also lost all my extra...
Forum: Pets   09-11-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By cresorchid
I hope your original kitty is doing ok. But...

I hope your original kitty is doing ok. But helping out with the Katrina animals is great too. In fact, maybe you can find an animal which will fit into your home really well. You never can tell,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 738
Posted By cresorchid
You say that you are no longer suffering from...

You say that you are no longer suffering from PPD, but in my experience, sometimes the largest symptoms or most obvious symptoms of PPD go away long before the other symptoms. In addition to diet,...
Forum: Spirituality   09-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 2,841
Posted By cresorchid
Interesting idea about bonding with our babies....

Interesting idea about bonding with our babies. With my first, I was just getting into paganism and didn't really think about it. With my 2nd who was born a couple of months ago I started bonding...
Forum: Spirituality   09-09-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 2,841
Posted By cresorchid
I forgot to join at the beginning of the month!...

I forgot to join at the beginning of the month! Glad to be back here though. It will be awhile before I have the time and energy to catch up on the FIVE PAGES of this thread though.

Hope...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By cresorchid
Yes! It can really pay to find out sooner than...

Yes! It can really pay to find out sooner than later. I think it may be easier to remediate when they are younger because kids are in a stage when they learn most easily. You can also avoid the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
Bamamom, you don't have the smallest babe, I do....

Bamamom, you don't have the smallest babe, I do. My little one's only about 10 pounds now. But then I'm 4' 11" and weigh about 105, so you gotta figure my babe's gonna be a little tyke too. Also,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-08-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
[QUOTE=nfpmom]eye color: I have blue eyes,...

[QUOTE=nfpmom]eye color:

I have blue eyes, DH has green eyes. My first child (DS) was born with brilliant blue eyes and they just stayed blue... they might have faded a little to ice blue (they...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
I came across an adorable Tigger costume at...

I came across an adorable Tigger costume at Babies R Us in mid-August and snagged it. I can't wait for him to wear it. And I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll be darned if he's only going...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-06-2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
Quote: Originally Posted by amydidit I'm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amydidit
I'm finally going to try and join you guys here... by the time I find this thread every month it's so big I feel intimidated! Anyway, my DD#2 (Kayden) was born...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-05-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 4,569
Posted By cresorchid
Yes, sometimes my baby sleeps on his belly. It...

Yes, sometimes my baby sleeps on his belly. It often happens after nursing in bed because he was already on his side. It makes me nervous too.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By cresorchid
I would be VERY wary of adding egg to ANY...

I would be VERY wary of adding egg to ANY formula. Not only is there an allergen issue, but there is also a HUGE salmonella issue! The last thing you want is an infant suffering from food...
Forum: Pets   08-28-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By cresorchid
I don't know what I looked under, but I found...

I don't know what I looked under, but I found hundreds on Google. But the one I use all the time for my 3 dogs follows:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup cornmeal or 1/2 cup oatmeal
2...
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