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Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By daisymommy
Old Navy roll-top yoga pants (Aaaahhhhh! Bliss! ...

Old Navy roll-top yoga pants (Aaaahhhhh! Bliss!  Great for postpartum too).
 
Motherhood Maternity Super-Stretch Secret Fit panel jeans.  Roll the top down low for now, and use all the way up when...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-02-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By daisymommy
I'm finding it incredibly difficult to find any...

I'm finding it incredibly difficult to find any good natural pregnancy books.  I already have
-Having a Baby Naturally (nice for first time parents)
-Dr. Sears Pregnancy Book (Loved it, but bored...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-30-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By daisymommy
Oh wow! Thanks!

Oh wow! Thanks!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-29-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By daisymommy
I'm due in May 2012, and would love to see who's...

I'm due in May 2012, and would love to see who's with me on this journey!
Forum: Homebirth   10-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By daisymommy
Articles for you on the safety of home birth.  I...

Articles for you on the safety of home birth.  I like to keep these handy to share with family and friends who say home birth is too risky. :)
 
http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7505/1416.full.pdf...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-22-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By daisymommy
Hi all, With my last two children, I printed...

Hi all,
With my last two children, I printed out a Virginia vaccine exemption form that had a nice VA state seal looking picture on the top.  It looked very official, which I think causes the...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By daisymommy
DD's 4 year old friend has been here playing for...

DD's 4 year old friend has been here playing for an hour, and she said she went to the Dr. and got a bunch of shots today.  Pulled up her shorts leg and showed DD the band-aid.  Lovely.
 
In light...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-04-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By daisymommy
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Forum: Traditional Foods   06-03-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By daisymommy
I know before I came to learn about traditional...

I know before I came to learn about traditional foods, I believed the mantra that solid fats clog your arteries.  I mean, in theory, it makes sense.  You think about globs of hard fat sitting in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-17-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By daisymommy
Thanks!  It's funny you mention Quail Cove...

Thanks!  It's funny you mention Quail Cove Farms.  I just heard about them from a local friend too!  They have everything I was looking for, and there is a drop off point a few minutes from my...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   05-15-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By daisymommy
I need a source for things like flour, rice,...

I need a source for things like flour, rice, beans, oats, etc.
I live in Northern Virginia.
Buying in bulk from a place like Whole Foods or the grocery store/Wegmans is a joke, really.  They have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-15-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By daisymommy
I need a source for things like flour, rice,...

I need a source for things like flour, rice, beans, oats, etc.
I live in Northern Virginia.
Buying in bulk from a place like Whole Foods or the grocery store is a joke, really.  They have these...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-15-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By daisymommy
Because the MSG everyone is bad-talking is not...

Because the MSG everyone is bad-talking is not the same thing as naturally occuring glutamic acid.  It is a relatively new (meaning only the last few decades) man made, synthetic additive that can...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-13-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By daisymommy
Doing the happy dance!  You gals are AWESOME!!! ...

Doing the happy dance!  You gals are AWESOME!!!  Thanks a million for your helpful suggestions!  I'm going to add notes with "vegetable serving suggestions" on all my recipe cards :)
 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-03-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By daisymommy
So if I put lentils into soup I need to cook...

So if I put lentils into soup I need to cook them first?  I can't just pour a cup into simmering broth, the way I would with pasta or rice? 
 
Forum: Meal Planning   02-03-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By daisymommy
I'm great about planning the main entree.  But I...

I'm great about planning the main entree.  But I have a really hard time knowing what vegetables to put with my meals, unless it's a default sort of situation (ex. pasta with a salad, roast with...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-03-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By daisymommy
Usually if there is no milk allergy, children...

Usually if there is no milk allergy, children can digest the Casein protein after 1 year.  But before that it can cause stomach problems.
Casein and Lactose is partially digested and is in smaller...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-03-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By daisymommy
I feel silly saying this, but I haven't cooked...

I feel silly saying this, but I haven't cooked Lentils before.  I'm afraid of what they taste like, and never grew up eating them.  But I want to!  Do they taste similar to beans?  Is the texture...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By daisymommy
There are some wonderful books on raw-milk...

There are some wonderful books on raw-milk listed for sale on Amazon (such as The Untold Story of Milk --I think that's the title).  But they are all new-only, no used copies for sale, and the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 108,815
Posted By daisymommy
I have a few questions: -Is it okay to have a...

I have a few questions:
-Is it okay to have a quart Mason jar half filled with kefir grains, and sugar water covering them up to the top of the jar?  Or do they need more room/water over top of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-22-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,435
Posted By daisymommy
I think most people avoid them for the high...

I think most people avoid them for the high starch, carb-loaded, high glycemic index.  If you're increasing your fat (as in TF), then you need to lower your carb intake, and potatoes are a huge...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-21-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By daisymommy
I *think* I remember reading that some people...

I *think* I remember reading that some people here do no-knead breads.
 
3 Questions for you on the subject:
 
Do no-knead breads (such as the book Artisan Bread in 5-Minutes a Day...which I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-19-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By daisymommy
I agree, I live for blogs :)  The best book I...

I agree, I live for blogs :)  The best book I have read is Real Food by Nina Planck.  It's the book that really made sens to me, and made me believe in TF eating.
 
As far as blogs go, the one's...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-16-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By daisymommy
Hello all, I have no idea if this is the...

Hello all,
I have no idea if this is the correct forum for this question.  I went looking for a "family farm" forum, and this looks to be the closest to it.  Please feel free to move my question or...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By daisymommy
No personal experience yet myself, I just...

No personal experience yet myself, I just submitted paperwork for a cow share.  But here is a great interview I thought I would pass along to you that I enjoyed:...
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