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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,150
Posted By lotus.blossom
I don't think I have diastasis recti either. My...

I don't think I have diastasis recti either. My tummy is pretty flat and I sort of have ab lines down the sides, just a little extra bit of chub around the belly button, I can pinch it- its...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-31-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,150
Posted By lotus.blossom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I guess I can understand now. I haven't allowed myself to think about what goes on during the surgery!! Do they pull the muscles...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-30-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,150
Posted By lotus.blossom
I am wondering if its more of a consequence of...

I am wondering if its more of a consequence of pregnancy than a c/s? I have had 2 c-sections and am lucky in that the scar is hardly noticable and my belly went back to flat. I'm not saying this to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-29-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By lotus.blossom
good point about the embers. We use a metal...

good point about the embers. We use a metal dustpan to sweep those up...

Do you gals have the Ridgid Store n Go? I'm not sure my hubby would like a wall mounted machine. Kind of unsightly.....
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-27-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By lotus.blossom
Yeah, you're probably right about the filter...

Yeah, you're probably right about the filter getting clogged on a handheld. I have seen these ash vacuums online but they are really pricey. A small shopvac is a good idea!

Our inside wood is...
Forum: Family Planning   10-25-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By lotus.blossom
I think its important in a way..... but I also...

I think its important in a way..... but I also agree with Mosaic that if you treat each pregnancy with appreciation then you won't feel like you have missed out on that if it is indeed your last.
I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-25-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By lotus.blossom
Quote: Originally Posted by Strong Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strong Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15980958)
I am a 6 year ebay seller and a longer...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-25-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By lotus.blossom
This is our third year of wood heating. We have...

This is our third year of wood heating. We have a lovely small woodstove and a slate pad under it. I am reaaaaly tired of sweeping it, and the woodpile next to it several times a day. I have been...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-24-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By lotus.blossom
My 17 month old has a pretty huge vocabulary for...

My 17 month old has a pretty huge vocabulary for his age which has been quite startling since my first son didn't speak much before 2.5 and didn't start conversing till over age 3. Every child...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-24-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By lotus.blossom
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ye...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif How about a pan of baked oatmeal? Or quiche? My go to meal for new mamas is chicken paprikash. Its really rich and hearty and flavorful...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-24-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,964
Posted By lotus.blossom
I'm going to try this...... After trying almost...

I'm going to try this...... After trying almost every brand of deoderant (including mens) with no success I have been at a loss for what to use. I have bad underarm odor when I am breastfeeding...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-22-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By lotus.blossom
We pay $235 for a cord of seasoned wood but we...

We pay $235 for a cord of seasoned wood but we are on the opposite coast. We solely heat our home with wood (and an occasional blast of a rinnai heater in the early morning)
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-22-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 30,936
Posted By lotus.blossom
There is certainly a rhythm to using wood heat....

There is certainly a rhythm to using wood heat. I'm excited about this year but this will be our 3rd year. The first year it was pretty hard to get used to. That said, we have a 1400 square ft home...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,706
Posted By lotus.blossom
No disrespect to Leslie, but I have done it and...

No disrespect to Leslie, but I have done it and my mom does it and its kind of a cop out workout. I mean maybe its good to ease people into fitness but IMO you are not going to get at home results...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-15-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,020
Posted By lotus.blossom
Amanda is my inspiration! I know that blogs...

Amanda is my inspiration! I know that blogs really only depict the best parts of a persons life but she really lives in beauty and creativity and I wish I could be more like her. I just love the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-14-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,362
Posted By lotus.blossom
I think its less about vaginal birth and more...

I think its less about vaginal birth and more about hormones. Or the idea of stolen moments with your honey while the kids are sleeping........
Forum: Parenting   10-08-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By lotus.blossom
He kind of sounds like my ds1, also 4! We put...

He kind of sounds like my ds1, also 4! We put ours in preschool last year and just waited for the bad reports but he actually did quite well. They had a week where they had some evaluators come in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-08-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By lotus.blossom
my laptop is missing a g and x....

my laptop is missing a g and x. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif I get by just fine!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-05-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By lotus.blossom
I have this one: microfiber flip mop...

I have this one: microfiber flip mop (http://www.ocedar.com/main.taf?erube_fh=ocedar&ocedar.submit.getProductDetails=1&ocedar.productid=32) and I really love it! I have a huge room with hardwood and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By lotus.blossom
I'm not positive that they come in newborn sizes...

I'm not positive that they come in newborn sizes but WalMart carries plain Garanimal long sleeve T's. I was excited to find them for $3 a piece in solid colors and thick cotton....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,851
Posted By lotus.blossom
Keep an eye out for grocery store sales,...

Keep an eye out for grocery store sales, especially around the holidays. My store had a sale on Gold Medal flour for $1/5# bag. So I got 30 lbs of flour for $6 (15lbs unbleached white and 15 lbs...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 196
Posted By lotus.blossom
Pictures of the new cut? You can always take...

Pictures of the new cut? You can always take more off but you can't put it back!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif I was a big fan of the red and black shag you posted. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 489
Posted By lotus.blossom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif Congrats!! Enjoy your honeymoon night!...
Forum: VBAC   10-01-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By lotus.blossom
Hypotheticly (if I were to have a 3rd baby) I...

Hypotheticly (if I were to have a 3rd baby) I would consider an epidural for my VBA2C. Heres why..... I have had 2 failed natural births. First one at an attached birth center, second a homebirth...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By lotus.blossom
I get your point about sitting still, but the...

I get your point about sitting still, but the rocker really lulls them to sleep. Its worth a try! I did it right up until a couple weeks before I gave birth to my second. Trust me, you are going to...
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