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Forum: Dental   01-17-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
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Yes, that's what is weird to me as well--it's...

Yes, that's what is weird to me as well--it's just an open hole I understand the logic between waiting to let the infection drain, but after that I assumed it would need to be covered somehow. So...
Forum: Dental   01-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
My DS has an infected nerve in his tooth (he's...

My DS has an infected nerve in his tooth (he's 8). It's on a tooth that got filled this past summer--his first cavity. The dentist took out the filling to see what the problem was, but the tooth was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
Aletheia, that is odd that it made them pee...

Aletheia, that is odd that it made them pee more...I'd love to know why that would happen. When we gave the sesame seeds to my son we didn't give him a whole tablespoon; it was more like a teaspoon...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I'd love to hear if anyone had success with the...

I'd love to hear if anyone had success with the sesame seeds, or if it was just that my son had good luck. My daughter still wets at 5 1/2 and when we tried the sesame seeds at 4 1/2 it did not...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
This is going to sound crazy but taking a...

This is going to sound crazy but taking a spoonful of sesame seeds before she goes to bed might help. I got this suggestion from an herbalist for my son when he was 6 1/2 and still wetting the bed...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-24-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,592
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I don't believe in vaccination and I would never...

I don't believe in vaccination and I would never give my kids a flu shot. However, there is talk that some schools where I am (not in the US) give the kids a flu shot without informing the parents...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,518
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
Peep and the Big Wide World! My seven year old...

Peep and the Big Wide World! My seven year old still loves these; they have science-based themes and are very very gentle. The website has videos you can watch for free:...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-09-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
Some things that came to mind:   Sweet...

Some things that came to mind:
 
Sweet potato fries
 
berries, kiwis, other fruits (fruit salad if he will eat it)
 
Not sure if that's a good age for raisins or other dried fruits (boy has my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-22-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
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Mackerel, herring, salmon and sardines are good...

Mackerel, herring, salmon and sardines are good choices because unlike tuna (which is also a cold water fatty fish) they tend to have a lot less mercury in them, being lower on the food chain.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-21-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I have read that fish oil is not such a great...

I have read that fish oil is not such a great idea health-wise; see this article: http://thehealthyskeptic.org/when-it-comes-to-fish-oil-more-is-not-better. Feed your family cold water fatty fish...
Forum: Allergies   12-15-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
my kids love nut butter mixed with bananas for a...

my kids love nut butter mixed with bananas for a snack. Also frozen banana slices and even frozen fruit (raspberries especially). You can also make your own lara bars with blended raisins and nuts,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-01-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
The Traditional Foods forum here on MDC has a...

The Traditional Foods forum here on MDC has a lot of great info on healthy eating--not vegetarian, per se, but there is a lot of information that is very useful in the vegetarian diet regarding...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-28-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
Yep that's what I figured, too, and I was so...

Yep that's what I figured, too, and I was so pleasantly surprised when it worked. If it works for you let me know! I'm curious myself what the success rate is.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-25-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I just give them whole--about a teaspoonful and...

I just give them whole--about a teaspoonful and you just swallow it down with some water. I'm sure grinding would work, too (or you could even try tahini?) but they don't have much taste whole so my...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-24-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I'd make the beef stew and freeze it. The meat...

I'd make the beef stew and freeze it. The meat in my soups tends to be pretty tasteless because I simmer it so long but you could try removing most of the meat early on and make goulash or something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-24-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I have a very similar situation in my family and...

I have a very similar situation in my family and a seven year old and a five year old who are curious about my dad. I just told them as honestly as I could what alcoholism does to people and they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-24-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
My son was still wetting the bed by 6 1/2 and it...

My son was still wetting the bed by 6 1/2 and it started being an issue for him because he couldn't sleep over at anyone's house (he was embarrassed about the diapers). We tried waking him up and we...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
Peppermint tea!! Seriously, it helps sooooo...

Peppermint tea!! Seriously, it helps sooooo much. I had heartburn so bad I was almost crying and had absolutely no faith something so common and safe would work when my doctor suggested it, but it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-15-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
www.eattheweeds.com (http://www.eattheweeds.com)

www.eattheweeds.com (http://www.eattheweeds.com)
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-30-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I live in Eastern Europe and travel frequently...

I live in Eastern Europe and travel frequently between here and the US, and we selectively vaccinate. It really is going to depend on your particular situation--exactly where you are living/being...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-20-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
As far as herbs go it's the bitters that help...

As far as herbs go it's the bitters that help increase stomach acid--that's your stuff like dandelion, chamomile, fennel, etc. Taking these before a meal can really help digestion.
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
I have access to oak barrels, and I am...

I have access to oak barrels, and I am interested in using them to make/store fermented cucumber pickles. The barrels are traditionally used to make a kind of hard liquor (Serbian rakija), and they...
Forum: Women's Health   09-21-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,471
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
Unfortunately that sounds a lot like most of my...

Unfortunately that sounds a lot like most of my encounters with pediatricians...Google and a parent's careful thought about the specifics of their own child seems to be worth a lot more than the...
Forum: Women's Health   09-15-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,471
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
You may know this already but since you didn't...

You may know this already but since you didn't mention it, when a burn happens you need to run the body part under cold water for a while (around 5 minutes continually) to make sure that the heat is...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-06-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By MamaMamaMama!
My understanding is that up to one nut a day for...

My understanding is that up to one nut a day for kids would be fine but that any more than that would be just way too much selenium. For a toddler 1/2 a nut sounds about right on to me.

I do...
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