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Forum: Pets   11-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By NocturnalMama
Have you looked into a raw food diet for your...

Have you looked into a raw food diet for your kitty? When I was asking this EXACT question six months ago - someone mentioned raw food and it totally spoke to my sensibilities!

We do a combo of...
Forum: Pets   10-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By NocturnalMama
Would getting a second cat be feasable? I say...

Would getting a second cat be feasable? I say this because we have kittens about the same age and they do this type of thing to each other all the time - they often ambush each other and engage in...
Forum: Pets   10-28-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By NocturnalMama
We like "Feline Fresh" or "Yesterday's News" for...

We like "Feline Fresh" or "Yesterday's News" for litter.... both non clay types. The Feline Fresh is clumping, it contains odour VERY well, its flushable/compostable, and lasts a super long time -...
Forum: Pets   07-28-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By NocturnalMama
My parents have a dog run that they've converted...

My parents have a dog run that they've converted to a cat run... its like this (but with only one door on the side)

http://dogrunkennels.com/

They put some 2X4 frames on the top and attached...
Forum: Pets   07-19-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By NocturnalMama
I have heard, and did use this method with...

I have heard, and did use this method with sucess, that if you lightly rub your kitties bum with a warm damp cloth it will encourage her to use the litter box. I only had to do this a few times, and...
Forum: Pets   07-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By NocturnalMama
Hi there - new to the MDC Pets forum! I've...

Hi there - new to the MDC Pets forum!

I've been scouring the forums for a few days now... we've just gotten two new kittens, they are 7 weeks old. Adorable! Anyhow, they are eating raw - I'm just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By NocturnalMama
Thanks Aimee - this is great advice. I feel like...

Thanks Aimee - this is great advice. I feel like I need to rush - which would likely be counter productive.

Wow, yes - it is about building the excitment. She got lots of that culturally and from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By NocturnalMama
thanks Kathy! I wish I had gotten on the ball...

thanks Kathy! I wish I had gotten on the ball BEFORE enrolling her in grade 1 because now I feel stuck. Your sentiments echo mine so closely so I really appreciate you sharing.

Petra - half days...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By NocturnalMama
but we have decided (after much soul searching...

but we have decided (after much soul searching and research) to homeschool our children. How should we make the transition?

I'm a lurker coming out of the woodworks here to ask this question in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-08-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,540
Posted By NocturnalMama
Thanks for the tips... We are in Canada so we...

Thanks for the tips... We are in Canada so we dont have whole foods, but I'll ask my LFS about the Natural Red food dye! I found this recipe online and sent it to her - I hope it doesnt end up...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-07-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,540
Posted By NocturnalMama
My sister just phoned and is making a Red Velvet...

My sister just phoned and is making a Red Velvet Cake - I've never heard of this before but apparently it requires large amounts of red food dye... She was wondering if there is a natural...
Forum: Diapering   03-01-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By NocturnalMama
What if you trifold a regular/premium prefold...

What if you trifold a regular/premium prefold inside a large Bummis cover? That should last until potty learning?? no? We never had to size up from the larger of the two sizes Bummis stocks.

R
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-25-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By NocturnalMama
Quote: Originally Posted by LionTigerBear...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LionTigerBear http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10631554)
I have been craving fat-rich dairy...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By NocturnalMama
I made a delicious gravy the other day using...

I made a delicious gravy the other day using spelt flour... I've also heard that arrowroot flour makes a good gravy.
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By NocturnalMama
Quote: Originally Posted by dogmom327...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dogmom327 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10616548)
Robin--Having done Weight Watchers myself...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By NocturnalMama
Thanks for the comments - I have always believed...

Thanks for the comments - I have always believed that our cravings were telling us something, but its so true that if you have issues with "problem" foods - its difficult to tell what is truly a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By NocturnalMama
I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts on...

I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts on cravings... not sugar cravings as I'm pretty sure those are due to an addiction, but rather cravings for meat, salt... pickles, milk whatever.

Today, I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-22-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By NocturnalMama
I've sufferred from Exema for about 15 years - a...

I've sufferred from Exema for about 15 years - a result of a low fat/high carb diet. Eliminating white sugar and flour, adding full fat dairy, soaked nuts and coconut oil over the past month has...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-20-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By NocturnalMama
I've been waiting for a while to hear from...

I've been waiting for a while to hear from them... they had been really good with the communications and then just stopped! Good to know that they do this annually! I'll wait a bit longer...

Robin
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By NocturnalMama
Yup! totally normal, it completely freaked me...

Yup! totally normal, it completely freaked me out with my first - not so much with my second... now with the third, I take it in stride! Its sorta freaky seeing all that liquid come out so forcebly!...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-16-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By NocturnalMama
Quote: Originally Posted by quietserena...

Quote:
Originally Posted by quietserena http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10555624)
I don't know about your scoby but your...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-16-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By NocturnalMama
Her children must be incredibly gullable too -...

Her children must be incredibly gullable too - or actuallly LIKE the veggies, my children flat out refused to eat most of the recipes I made from the book (they'd see me pull out the book and KNEW I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-12-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By NocturnalMama
thanks! I found this article and began to wonder...

thanks! I found this article and began to wonder if its worth the extra money...

http://www.realmilk.com/homogenization

Robin
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By NocturnalMama
Quote: Originally Posted by mz_libbie22...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mz_libbie22 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10514517)
There was a great article on msnbc not...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-11-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By NocturnalMama
So, I can get some non homogenized whole milk -...

So, I can get some non homogenized whole milk - but its REALLY expensive (double the price of the ORGANIC homogenized milk I'm currently getting). I need to justify this cost (it would be about...
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