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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   09-19-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By skyblufig
Well, I had a whole long recommendation post...

Well, I had a whole long recommendation post typed out and then my silly computer just hiccuped. Ah, well. Suffice it to say, we used Gentle Birth Care for our third baby and loved them dearly....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By skyblufig
Thanks again for all the great advice, ladies....

Thanks again for all the great advice, ladies. Have a great homeschool year!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By skyblufig
Thanks, everyone, for all the great ideas! Have...

Thanks, everyone, for all the great ideas! Have to be brief, nak, but reading, writing, math is what we're concentrating on - you folks are an absolute treasure-trove of info. Thanks again!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By skyblufig
Well, the title says it all. We've decided to...

Well, the title says it all. We've decided to move from an extremely loose, totally unscripted unschooling environment to a curriculum-based homeschool, with an eye towards getting them "caught up"...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-17-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By skyblufig
mea culpa; after pulling up some old links that...

mea culpa; after pulling up some old links that took me nowhere, I dove into the Public Health compiled statutes and the administrative codes and you are correct: IL has vit K on the books now....
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By skyblufig
I'm surprised that DCFS is actually responding,...

I'm surprised that DCFS is actually responding, because according to IL law, the eye stuff can be declined. And the vitamin K is not in IL law at all - that's a hospital policy! Ridiculous. You'd...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,375
Posted By skyblufig
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   05-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,131
Posted By skyblufig
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Monkeygrrl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-04-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By skyblufig
We've used Ettner for about 7 years now. He's...

We've used Ettner for about 7 years now. He's great. He's up in Lincolnwood now, on Lincoln Ave, about 1/4 block south of Touhy. We're about 4 blocks north of Wrigley Field in Chicago and it only...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-29-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By skyblufig
Sorry, just saw this -- hope it's not too late...

Sorry, just saw this -- hope it's not too late to help! We live in Chicago & I'd definitely go with the Maclaren single and the carrier. Personally, I'd do the 10 month old in the carrier and the 3...
Forum: Homebirth   04-18-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By skyblufig
OP here. The reason for our switch is mainly my...

OP here. The reason for our switch is mainly my son has a chronic health condition that we only feel comfortable with my dh or myself caring for him at this point. It just isn't going to work for my...
Forum: Homebirth   04-04-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By skyblufig
OK, thanks for the feedback. It's a weird, weird...

OK, thanks for the feedback. It's a weird, weird situation to be in. Home birth is supposed to be The Choice, you know? And I've had 2 great home births. But this time, everything is just in so much...
Forum: Homebirth   04-03-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By skyblufig
...and not in the usual direction. Because of...

...and not in the usual direction. Because of some extenuating circumstances, I am seriously considering switching from a home birth to a hospital birth. My last 2 were born at home, but we've had...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By skyblufig
I'm not around nearly as much as I used to be,...

I'm not around nearly as much as I used to be, but does anyone know why in the world McDonald's ads are on MDC? I did a double take. What the deuce?
Forum: Homebirth   12-20-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By skyblufig
You can use a health flex-spending account to...

You can use a health flex-spending account to pay for home birth supplies as long as your health care provider writes a prescription for whatever you need. Worked fine for...
Forum: Women's Health   12-19-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By skyblufig
I couldn't read this and not reply. My youngest...

I couldn't read this and not reply. My youngest was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on election day this past november. He's 2 1/2. We *do* have a family history of autoimmune diseases, which is...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-29-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,346
Posted By skyblufig
Every single time I went to the OBs office, for...

Every single time I went to the OBs office, for the post-miscarriage-is-my-hcg-going-down blood tests, the nurse would walk in and ask my due date. Every single time I would have to explain that I...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-09-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By skyblufig
First one, hospital mw broke it at 7cm before I...

First one, hospital mw broke it at 7cm before I got in labor tub (long story, grr). Second 2 born in the caul. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   09-05-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 4,237
Posted By skyblufig
subbing! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilie...

subbing! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Peace.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-12-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 7,659
Posted By skyblufig
non-stop since July 2004

non-stop since July 2004
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-12-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By skyblufig
Fwiw, my dd flipped from breech to head-down 12...

Fwiw, my dd flipped from breech to head-down 12 hours before she was born, and I wasn't doing anything special to try and get her to turn except lots of squats. (We were ok with a breech birth) She...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,792
Posted By skyblufig
bumping -- how did the consult go Windy? I'm...

bumping -- how did the consult go Windy? I'm looking for a midwife group in Chicago or Evanston this next time around.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-03-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By skyblufig
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nukuspot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By skyblufig
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nukuspot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By skyblufig
I think you handled it as gracefully as...

I think you handled it as gracefully as possible. I have no poker face when it comes to situations like that. Case in point: I was recently at a friend's house to meet her brand new baby and just as...
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