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Forum: Homebirth   11-30-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By SusannahM
Another option you might want to consider is...

Another option you might want to consider is baby teeth banking.  There are stem cells in them that can be used.
Forum: Homebirth   11-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By SusannahM
I bled some during my labor, my cervix had a lot...

I bled some during my labor, my cervix had a lot of scar tissue from a prior surgery that caused it...  Anyway, the midwife lay chux pads in a path to wherever I was walking.  I know I still got...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By SusannahM
I agree with everyone else, the manual is the...

I agree with everyone else, the manual is the best starting point.
 
A square or rectangle pillow is a really easy starting project, to just get an idea of putting things together.
 
For hemming...
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By SusannahM
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,233
Posted By SusannahM
I've stayed in the groove of writing everything...

I've stayed in the groove of writing everything down that I need to do, but after a while unless you actually do it or actively maintain the lists of everything you've written down, all you really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-19-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By SusannahM
I am in graduate school, my husband works, and...

I am in graduate school, my husband works, and we still homeschool.  We went with the stay with a relative choice someone mentioned.  It has worked out well so far.  It is definitely possible.  I am...
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By SusannahM
I'm sorry you're having a rough time with this....

I'm sorry you're having a rough time with this.  I'm not sure how to tell you to let go of it, but I can tell you that in a way, I am so happy my mother-in-law had doubts about my homebirth.  Even...
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By SusannahM
I think Kawa stole the thread!  I agree that's...

I think Kawa stole the thread!  I agree that's very cool.
 
OP, there are some great lists of questions to ask potential midwives floating around.  Schedule an interview with some midwives and...
Forum: Homebirth   11-19-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By SusannahM
If you can find a copy of Welcome with Love, it...

If you can find a copy of Welcome with Love, it is wonderful.  The used copies of it are expensive, though, and it's out of print.  I think the best bet for finding a copy would be asking local...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-19-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,233
Posted By SusannahM
Anyone still on board with GTD?  Thread seems...

Anyone still on board with GTD?  Thread seems pretty empty :)
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-12-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,141
Posted By SusannahM
Just dishes that need doing and a big platter we...

Just dishes that need doing and a big platter we used to put fruit on until my son decided it's fun to climb on the counter and take one bite out of each piece of fruit...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-12-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By SusannahM
Here are some more details, there are more if...

Here are some more details, there are more if you search some more: http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_ashlye.html

The wood ashes is the traditional method, it's not something totally new, it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-12-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By SusannahM
Quote: Originally Posted by 3bees~1flower...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bees~1flower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13673931)
making soap is a blast! lye should not...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-28-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By SusannahM
From what I've read, you could make a solution...

From what I've read, you could make a solution that's equivalent to lye by soaking wood ashes in water, the wood ashes are very very alkaline like lye. That would cut down on expense. Then, any oil...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-28-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By SusannahM
A long time ago (around 2003) there was a great...

A long time ago (around 2003) there was a great thread on healthboards.com about injecting saline into the sunken ones. Everyone was having great results, it broke up the scar tissue.
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-28-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By SusannahM
Quote: Originally Posted by maplesmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by maplesmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13661068)
I would add my experience.... don't cut...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,646
Posted By SusannahM
You're just now starting to get nervous? I've...

You're just now starting to get nervous? I've been nervous most of the year. We're near the bottom for a while, I think if I were you I'd hold on just a little longer. Yes, we'll probably go lower,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-03-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 691
Posted By SusannahM
Usually weekly. Sometimes, we'll take a walk to...

Usually weekly. Sometimes, we'll take a walk to our nearest grocery store in the middle of the week, but that is more of an "adventure" than an extra shopping trip.

We go weekly because the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-03-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By SusannahM
If you have high speed internet, I'd just get...

If you have high speed internet, I'd just get SkypeOut, use your computer to call any phone in the US or Canada, unlimited for $3/month. The quality has been great for me. I have a little earphone...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-03-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,186
Posted By SusannahM
oneKnight, you're basically explaining what a...

oneKnight, you're basically explaining what a French press does. I think that's actually the best tasting way to do coffee.

Another thing we've done that works for small quantities of coffee is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By SusannahM
In most states, you can go through a real estate...

In most states, you can go through a real estate lawyer instead of a title company. Usually the lawyer is the cheaper option, so you might want to look into that.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 871
Posted By SusannahM
Lots of accounts everywhere, brokerage, a few...

Lots of accounts everywhere, brokerage, a few different savings, checkings, etc, but they're all shared, even though we have a couple that technically aren't "joint." I handle all the finances, but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By SusannahM
We use a credit card, and I love that I can...

We use a credit card, and I love that I can travel with the points I accrue. We don't spend more than we'd spend in cash. Spending is spending for us. I question every dollar we spend, whether we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2008, 02:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,056
Posted By SusannahM
FeelingBlessed, we got our phones from their...

FeelingBlessed, we got our phones from their internet site, http://www.virginmobileusa.com and I've looked in stores since but nothing has beat our deal. They've got free shipping on all their...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-26-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,186
Posted By SusannahM
Another vote for a French press here - Ikea...

Another vote for a French press here - Ikea sells a decent one for cheap. We have a hotpot (another name for that is an electric kettle) that heats the water for us really fast.

We found you...
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