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Forum: Family Safety   12-10-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By tree-hugger
Lead levels as low as 2 are indeed thought to...

Lead levels as low as 2 are indeed thought to harm children. The "safe" amount recommended by the CDC is an arbitrary amount--it does not represent a threshold amount. 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-09-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,261
Posted By tree-hugger
Quote: Originally Posted by Nan'sMom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nan'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15825717)
Not to be a buzz kill here but google...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-30-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By tree-hugger
Been there. Reading Kids Parents and Power...

Been there.

Reading Kids Parents and Power Struggles helped me a lot.

Your DD probably understands on some level that the baby's arrival is getting close.

Here's one analysis. She is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-04-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By tree-hugger
Thank you Tjej! What other books do you...

Thank you Tjej! What other books do you recommend?

I have been talking to my daughter about what babies are like, but she doesn't like the sound of them much. When I told her that babies nurse a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-04-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By tree-hugger
What should I do when my two-year-old grabs...

What should I do when my two-year-old grabs things? She is generally a sweet kid, but she has lately started grabbing things. She grabs things from me and her father and also from other kids. I am a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-03-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By tree-hugger
What are your suggestions for the birth of a...

What are your suggestions for the birth of a second child when the older sibling is a toddler?

How do you balance meeting the needs of both? How do you deal with a toddler who was used to being...
Forum: Women's Health   05-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By tree-hugger
Is it possible to have drinking water that has...

Is it possible to have drinking water that has not been sitting in plastic?

Typically, with well-water, the water is stored in a plastic-lined pressure tank, prior to being distributed throughout...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-06-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By tree-hugger
Is a twisted pelvis likely to cause problems for...

Is a twisted pelvis likely to cause problems for giving birth? Does it make it more likely that the baby is malpositioned in some way?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,261
Posted By tree-hugger
You can use any slow cooker and turn it into a...

You can use any slow cooker and turn it into a 100% lead-free slow-cooker. It is cheap and easy.

Find a glass bowl that can withstand hot temperatures (such as pyrex) that is a bit smaller than...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-11-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By tree-hugger
My two year old needs to eat some really chewy...

My two year old needs to eat some really chewy foods as part of her speech therapy. The speech therapist suggested granola bars, which do indeed require a lot of muscle power to chew. I would rather...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-03-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By tree-hugger
I'm looking for a general guiding philosophy on...

I'm looking for a general guiding philosophy on how control should be balanced between parent and child.

For some things, it is obvious. For example, the parent should be in control of the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-12-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By tree-hugger
Check this out...

Check this out http://www.connorspest.com/bed-bug-treatments.html

They use sniffer dogs to find the bed bugs and then use heat to kill them. No pesticides involved!!!! And UC-Davis says that the...
Forum: July 2010   11-08-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By tree-hugger
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-05-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By tree-hugger
There is an herbal supplement made by Mother...

There is an herbal supplement made by Mother Love called More Milk Two, and it is designed to increase milk supply during pregnancy.

According to Adventures in Tandem Nursing, physical changes...
Forum: July 2010   11-02-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By tree-hugger
Anyone else out there who has had a c-section...

Anyone else out there who has had a c-section before and is planning a VBAC this time? How are your scars doing? Mine is driving me nuts with painful itching--so annoying!
Forum: July 2010   11-02-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,516
Posted By tree-hugger
I'm nursing my 21 month old. She nurses about...

I'm nursing my 21 month old. She nurses about 8-15 times during the day and 2-5 times at night. I really want to tandem nurse her and the new sibling. I'm worried about my supply crashing, though. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-26-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By tree-hugger
My c sec scar is acting up since I got pregnant...

My c sec scar is acting up since I got pregnant (2+ weeks post-conception now). The feeling is halfway between intense itching and pain. It keeps me up at night and drives me crazy during the day....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By tree-hugger
How much protein and calories does a pregnant...

How much protein and calories does a pregnant mother who is nursing a toddler need?

How much of each vitamin and mineral?

Does anyone know this information or perhaps have a link to a website...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By tree-hugger
How much protein and calories does a pregnant...

How much protein and calories does a pregnant mother who is nursing a toddler need?

How much of each vitamin and mineral?

Does anyone know this information or perhaps have a link to a website...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-18-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By tree-hugger
Thank you LCBMAX for your response. I have been...

Thank you LCBMAX for your response. I have been doing the same thing that you described.

The problem for me is that if I ask her to give up something that she really wants to have, she usually...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By tree-hugger
When my 20 month old is around other kids who...

When my 20 month old is around other kids who have toys (e.g. playground, play date), she thinks that she can just grab the toys from the other kids.

What am I supposed to do when this happens?
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By tree-hugger
What financial institution and which account...

What financial institution and which account gives the highest interest rate, while still being liquid money (available at any time) that is secure (i.e. no risk...we are not looking to play the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 793
Posted By tree-hugger
use ziprealty.com They give you part of...

use ziprealty.com

They give you part of their commission back in cash at closing
Forum: Homebirth   06-29-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By tree-hugger
omg!!!! Your midwife sounds like a UAV. Like a...

omg!!!! Your midwife sounds like a UAV. Like a pp, I was also wondering if her facebook post is a HIPPA violation. That does not sound right at all. Totally unprofessional, inappropriate, rude,...
Forum: Parenting   06-20-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By tree-hugger
Read Protecting the Gift.

Read Protecting the Gift.
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