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Forum: Women's Health   11-15-2012, 01:10 PM
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Posted By alaskaberry
Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out. This may...

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out. This may get a little TMI, so be forewarned--don't read on if you're squeamish.

I missed three periods (due to major stress, as far as I know--I took about...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By alaskaberry
DH works on the north slope, so while I am a...

DH works on the north slope, so while I am a SAHM it often feels like I'm a single mom as well. DS1 is in part-time K at the local public school and DS2 is just turned 3. After I get DS1 off to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-22-2011, 12:32 PM
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Views: 62,139
Posted By alaskaberry
Long time since I've posted on this thread...Hi...

Long time since I've posted on this thread...Hi again from interior alaska, everyone!!

Tucker is still nursing like crazy. DS1 nursed til he was 4, so obviously I'm not in any great rush to wean....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-20-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By alaskaberry
Hey everyone! Just checking in. We're doing well...

Hey everyone! Just checking in. We're doing well here in Alaska, slowing down a bit for winter. I bought some Waldorf books and read Simplicity Parenting, which prompted me to do a massive toy...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-05-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By alaskaberry
hey everyone! hope you all stayed safe...

hey everyone!

hope you all stayed safe during Irene. VT got hit pretty bad, esp the lower lying areas around where my family lives. It was pretty shocking to see all that devastation, even though...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By alaskaberry
Hi all! I'm glad I found the new thread!   ...

Hi all! I'm glad I found the new thread!
 
Orion's birthday was this past Friday. We had a pirate party on Saturday, with a treasure hunt for the pinata. Instead of hitting it to open it, the kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By alaskaberry
Hi, I'm doing this too (sort of). In our...

Hi, I'm doing this too (sort of). In our situation, we have a half-finished house on the property, so he's going to go live in that while I continue to live in the other house. We're going to split...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,303
Posted By alaskaberry
Hey everyone!   First, I'd like to say that...

Hey everyone!
 
First, I'd like to say that I'm glad we still update this thread. This is pretty much the only subscription I have that I actually keep up with  on MDC (although I'm doing the...
Forum: Spirituality   02-23-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 12,563
Posted By alaskaberry
Subbing. This seems like fun--I've never done a...

Subbing. This seems like fun--I've never done a treasure map before, just a psychic goal bowl (sort of like a treasure map only it didn't have pics, it was just a pie chart and I repeated the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,303
Posted By alaskaberry
It's above 0 here...Finally!! It's been -40...

It's above 0 here...Finally!! It's been -40 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/cold.giffor the past two weeks. It was -50 for a week while I was still in VT. Never more grateful for wind and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-10-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,009
Posted By alaskaberry
I pluck mine. Sometimes I screw up and pluck too...

I pluck mine. Sometimes I screw up and pluck too much, but I'm a perfectionist.
Forum: Religious Studies   12-28-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By alaskaberry
Find the local UU church and go there. That's...

Find the local UU church and go there. That's what we do (when we get up early enough to go to church!!). 
Forum: Family Planning   12-21-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By alaskaberry
Hi ladies. I am thinking seriously about...

Hi ladies. I am thinking seriously about switching my birth control. I've had the copper IUD for about a year now and not only is every moon is still a bloodbath but my cycles are completely...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By alaskaberry
Daisy--well, it said you could use it for bubble...

Daisy--well, it said you could use it for bubble bath or pet shampoo...so I figured if it was ok for a pet it was ok for me, too. And it smells great! I use the grapefruit one.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,172
Posted By alaskaberry
:hug I can also relate--mine works on the...

:hug
I can also relate--mine works on the Alaska Pipeline. He's gone for 4 weeks and back for 2. For awhile, he was doing 3&3s and it's been great, but they laid off a ton of people and now he's...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-15-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By alaskaberry
Never mind.   I just did a search and...

Never mind.
 
I just did a search and realized that I posted in a thread about this 9 months ago...oh the embarassment! :)
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-15-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By alaskaberry
Load it up before I leave (not fill the stove,...

Load it up before I leave (not fill the stove, just enough), close down the dampers, when I get home I have a nice hot bed of coals waiting for me. My wood is fairly dry so it starts up with no...
Forum: Parenting   12-15-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,613
Posted By alaskaberry
Yikes. I would pull her out.   On another...

Yikes. I would pull her out.
 
On another tack, I have worked in daycares before...and we have sent children home dirty. But, this only happened when they were playing in the mud. Usually we got...
Forum: Spirituality   12-14-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 27,660
Posted By alaskaberry
I have the Scott Cunningham book too. Ellen...

I have the Scott Cunningham book too. Ellen Dugan's Cottage Witchery is also worth it, imho.

I own Rosemary Gladstar's book Herbal Healing for Women. If this other book is anything like that one,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By alaskaberry
Both of my kids are nudists! 4 yrs old and 20m!...

Both of my kids are nudists! 4 yrs old and 20m! I have no problems with it unless we're at someone else's house. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-14-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 62,139
Posted By alaskaberry
Gillian--poor Royce! I'm glad he's feeling...

Gillian--poor Royce! I'm glad he's feeling better. Tucker had the stomach bug the week of Thanksgiving and he was *not* a happy camper. - re Thomas the Train: my ds1 is *obsessed* with Thomas, so...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-14-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By alaskaberry
A bit OT for this time of year, but I was...

A bit OT for this time of year, but I was wondering if anyone in Fairbanks does vermicomposting (with worms) in their house? I was hoping to get some worms from someone...buy or barter! I am already...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-10-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By alaskaberry
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by dislocator3972 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-09-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By alaskaberry
I would see if I could get a travelling midwife,...

I would see if I could get a travelling midwife, were I you. Sorry I'm not much help. :(  
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   12-09-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By alaskaberry
We're down in the States for the holidays, so no...

We're down in the States for the holidays, so no Gingerbread house contest for us (which is what we would be doing if we were in Fbx for Christmas!). Not sad to be missing the -50 though, I gotta...
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