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Forum: Homebirth   08-11-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By jencen
I was 37 when I had my HB and it was not an...

I was 37 when I had my HB and it was not an issue at all. If you are in good health and have a good midwife, should not be a problem.
Forum: Gardening   07-15-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jencen
I just moved a moving truck full of tomato,...

I just moved a moving truck full of tomato, squash and herbs. It took both me and my husband to pick up a couple of the squash plants. I would give it a try, I took the squash plants and put them...
Forum: Gardening   07-07-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By jencen
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Forum: Gardening   07-07-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By jencen
Those are some bad mfs. They tore my tomatoes up...

Those are some bad mfs. They tore my tomatoes up last year and their pupae are probably about the ugliest things I have ever seen. The praying mantis is a beneficial insect, that is a good sign. You...
Forum: Gardening   07-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By jencen
It almost looks like Japanese Beetle damage...

It almost looks like Japanese Beetle damage (google image just that) are you sure you haven't seen any golden bodied beetle type insects hanging around?
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-07-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By jencen
As you explained the picture, I had such a...

As you explained the picture, I had such a totally vivid, clear picture of those darned squirrels in my mind's eye. Wow, weird.
Forum: Gardening   07-05-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By jencen
We are prepping our beds for next season after...

We are prepping our beds for next season after buying a house this June with soil that has a high clay content as well. After much research, we decided to try sheet mulching and let the worms do...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-09-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,286
Posted By jencen
My conversion moment actually happened when my...

My conversion moment actually happened when my mom mistakenly ran over a squirrel. It just made me think about how much humans have impacted animal species in all their destructive ways, etc. For...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-08-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,737
Posted By jencen
My heart goes out to both you and your daughter....

My heart goes out to both you and your daughter. Be strong, mama. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Gardening   04-07-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By jencen
If the fence runs along the back of the bed,...

If the fence runs along the back of the bed, what direction does the fence run?
Maybe it gave the info on that website, but I didn't see it. Just wondering about the sun you receive on the bed....
Forum: Gardening   04-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By jencen
What kind of zucchini plants are you going with?...

What kind of zucchini plants are you going with? It is a really nice sized bed. Maybe think about interspersing the lettuce plants--they don't grow deep roots and can benefit from a little shade in...
Forum: Gardening   04-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By jencen
You all have had such a winter! My parents are...

You all have had such a winter! My parents are in SE Mich and I heard that snow was coming your way. You could do several things---you could put a tall stake or stick in the middle of the bed and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By jencen
DH and I are looking at a really nice place--1.5...

DH and I are looking at a really nice place--1.5 acres; it is considered rural. Does anyone know where I could look to see if we could raise chickens here? I really, really want to raise a small...
Forum: Gardening   02-27-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By jencen
Coffee grounds would probably help.

Coffee grounds would probably help.
Forum: Gardening   02-14-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By jencen
Hello everyone...the itch is starting and I have...

Hello everyone...the itch is starting and I have to get growing. Just bought materials to make a cold frame over my raised beds. We live in zone 7 and I was wondering how many of you who have used...
Forum: Grief and Loss   01-11-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 15,839
Posted By jencen
I am truly sorry for your...

I am truly sorry for your loss.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-01-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By jencen
What do you mean by "safe"? Do you live on a...

What do you mean by "safe"? Do you live on a really busy street with lots of potential pollution? Do you have hungry neighbors who might steal your zucchinis? I think it is great to grow food...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-30-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,128
Posted By jencen
That's why MDC rocks, I was just coming on to...

That's why MDC rocks, I was just coming on to post very nearly the same thing for my 16 month old who has not eaten any solid food for five days now. His little eyes are a somewhat sunken in and his...
Forum: September 2008   09-16-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By jencen
I agree with pp who recommended that you talk to...

I agree with pp who recommended that you talk to her yourself. Your comfort level is the most important thing--you need to be able to be relaxed and focused without a bunch of anxiety and...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By jencen
Completely agree! It always feels good to...

Completely agree! It always feels good to receive affirmationshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-23-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By jencen
Personally, I am a pretty big fan of Dr. Steven...

Personally, I am a pretty big fan of Dr. Steven Thiry at Ann Arbor Family Practice on Liberty by the Liberty Club. I went to him after our homebirth with bf'ing issues/mastitis and he was very...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-18-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By jencen
I like it...you validated him (his intelligence)...

I like it...you validated him (his intelligence) and explained the boundaries clearly to him--not an overreaction at all in mho. That was apparently all that was needed--and everyone benefitted.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-13-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,575
Posted By jencen
Wow. I agree with pp who said that they should...

Wow. I agree with pp who said that they should have held him until the court order was verified. You might want to contact your lawyer again so nothing like this ever. happens. again. It sounds like...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-12-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By jencen
We just enrolled ds in a daycare center that is...

We just enrolled ds in a daycare center that is housed in a church but is unaffiliated with that church. In order to enroll ds--who has received no vaccinations whatsoever-- we filled out the state...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-11-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By jencen
This is why I love it here on MDC...every other...

This is why I love it here on MDC...every other person in my life is saying things like, "You two need to seperate" or "It will be good for both of you" and in my heart, I just don't buy it. It is...
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