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Forum: Traditional Foods   03-28-2016, 02:45 PM
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Posted By mamalex23
prevent morning sickness w/ TF??

Do you think your diet had an effect on how bad your morning sickness was, or wasn't?!

Do you think it's just genetic?

Or something else?

I Just got surprised by three sets of two lines and...
Forum: July 2016 Due Date Club!   03-03-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By mamalex23
Newborn- k'tan (like a cross between a pouch type...

Newborn- k'tan (like a cross between a pouch type and a long wrap carrier, easier to use than the wrap and more support than a pouch.

Middle babyhood to early toddlerhood- pouch sling. I made my...
Forum: Women's Health   12-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By mamalex23
I had a large vein pop out behind my left knee...

I had a large vein pop out behind my left knee after 1st pregnancy and lots of baby/toddler wearing. Was told surgery was only option then searched and searched for a natural/home treatment and found...
Forum: Potty Learning   12-30-2014, 11:59 PM
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Views: 1,201
Posted By mamalex23
just want to chime in that potty learning for DS1...

just want to chime in that potty learning for DS1 was similar to these stories: successful EC as infant, stopped working when he became really mobile (crawling, toddling) and then the long and gentle...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By mamalex23
WAP himself showed that just having one meal a...

WAP himself showed that just having one meal a day that followed his protocol then eating the standard diet the rest of the time was enough to have a huge impact. It's not all-or-nothing.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By mamalex23
*Also, breathing through the nose and sleeping...

*Also, breathing through the nose and sleeping with the mouth shut are very important for maintaining strong teeth and avoiding the orthodontist :wink:
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By mamalex23
We do brush and floss in our household, but would...

We do brush and floss in our household, but would not leave that as our only strategy for preventing/reversing tooth decay. I don't know how old kids need to be to use a Water Pik or oil pulling...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   04-11-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By mamalex23
My kids (including the picky toddler) like slow...

My kids (including the picky toddler) like slow cooked pork (butt or shoulder). Cook it in the croc pot low all day with some chicken broth or water with salt, in in the oven around 275/300 for 3-5...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,871
Posted By mamalex23
Oh-by PP I actually meant post #20, Brambleberry...

Oh-by PP I actually meant post #20, Brambleberry from page one http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahthat.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,871
Posted By mamalex23
What PP said! Love them with leggings and even...

What PP said! Love them with leggings and even an additional t-shirt/cardigan or something on top that adds warmth but not diaper difficulty. With my first I cut and sewed all the onesies into...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,228
Posted By mamalex23
dumped out corn chips stomped to bits on the...

dumped out corn chips stomped to bits on the living room floor was the Best mess, the peanut butter spread all over his legs after giving him a sandwich in his rear-facing car seat while I nursed...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-11-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,355
Posted By mamalex23
uh, and ideally in our hydrogen/solar powered...

uh, and ideally in our hydrogen/solar powered winnebago (or traditional) at first, till we get to know the routes and stops we like ; )
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-11-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,355
Posted By mamalex23
I'd take my family on the road with the full-on...

I'd take my family on the road with the full-on bug-out packs and start a gypsy lifestyle of annual migration based on seasonal work and growing/harvest times while honing our personal...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-25-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By mamalex23
I recently delivered with SB at AAMC and have...

I recently delivered with SB at AAMC and have some positive, and a negative review of the experience that I will share privately if you wish. Best of luck.
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,131
Posted By mamalex23
I know this is an old post, but try Healing Tree...

I know this is an old post, but try Healing Tree ... Dr. Laura Asher for a really unique family doctor. She is in Silver Spring and does home visits in the area
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By mamalex23
I narrow down the foods I most want my family to...

I narrow down the foods I most want my family to eat based on good nutrition and our personal tastes, and try to buy only those foods and make them into a tasty variety of meals and snacks. 
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By mamalex23
Radiant life sells flavored and "kid approved"...

Radiant life sells flavored and "kid approved" fermented cod liver oil, Green Pastures is the brand, and also a version emulsified with butter oil (like ghee)- very healthy fats and my toddler...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-27-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,425
Posted By mamalex23
Salt is essential, we use only pink salt from...

Salt is essential, we use only pink salt from Hawaii or Real Salt. If the stock is fresh (not concentrated yet) a mugful in the morning and with meals is delicious with some salt and fresh pressed...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 106,840
Posted By mamalex23
wash cloths work pretty well but my favorite...

wash cloths work pretty well but my favorite kitchen rags are well-worn, soft, scrubby and absorbent beach towels/bath towels that have been cut into paper towel sizes. We don't use paper towels at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By mamalex23
I don't know if you are against all dairy or...

I don't know if you are against all dairy or just cow/pasteurized dairy but I give my nursing toddler (12.5 mo) small amounts of raw goats milk from a local friend's farm. If it were his only milk I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By mamalex23
If I notice early on I will clean with witch...

If I notice early on I will clean with witch hazel and this seems to reduce the amount of swelling/redening that might otherwise appear. First bites seemed the worst (I did call our Dr. the first...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-10-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,764
Posted By mamalex23
I have been addicted to Marks Daily Apple the...

I have been addicted to Marks Daily Apple the last few days. the primal diet/lifestyle he describes is really appealing to me and not far off from our current diet/lifestyle. A few questions I have:...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,643
Posted By mamalex23
I read that the vegetarian iron in spinach and...

I read that the vegetarian iron in spinach and molasses are better absorbed if eaten with vit-C. So spinach with lemon is good, and while I was pregnant I drank a tea of water, lemon juice and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By mamalex23
I strongly suggest trying Kombucha and or Water...

I strongly suggest trying Kombucha and or Water Kefir. These are both bubbly and delicious and can be made at home for cheap, as pp's have said.
 
I too loooove the taste of light, sweet bubbles...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,662
Posted By mamalex23
non-organic peanuts may also be GMO and we don't...

non-organic peanuts may also be GMO and we don't really know yet how bad that is for us...but I suspect very, and avoid all GMO food as strictly as possible. 
 
Another note about buying nuts: All...
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