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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By 5gifts
Well feed for the milking animals - the cow...

Well feed for the milking animals - the cow costs $80 a month to feed, saves me $200 a month in milk, yogurt, sour cream, cheese for my family of 8. Plus I trade milk for eggs3-6 dozen a week. Plus...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By 5gifts
Hi   I know many are always on the look-out...

Hi
 
I know many are always on the look-out for 'bigger' chapter books that aren't inappropriate for kids 6-9.
We are reading the 4th book in the secret series by pseudonymous bosch. Well, I say...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-06-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By 5gifts
Yes, try a chiropractor. 2 of my 6 kids were...

Yes, try a chiropractor. 2 of my 6 kids were refusing to latch or for one it was he just clamped down hard. Saw a chiro at 3 days old and had perfect nursers immediately. It was pretty unbelievable...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By 5gifts
Yes We eat rabbits!!! We all prefer it to...

Yes We eat rabbits!!! We all prefer it to chicken now...even though we have lots of chickens. We learned they are so much tastier & more tender if kept in ice water in the cooler (or you can just...
Forum: Allergies   11-27-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By 5gifts
  Ok, so this will be really hard to describe....


Ok, so this will be really hard to describe. But maybe it is a clue to something we're missing. So first I'll try to describe the smell. It smells a little foul/sickly....somewhat airy....maybe a...
Forum: Allergies   11-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By 5gifts
I really hope you can get a variety of food in...

I really hope you can get a variety of food in this week, and get your supply going. And without any bad fallout! Can you eat a bunch of oatmeal/steel cut oats tonight? Luckily that is one of my few...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,734
Posted By 5gifts
Yeah, I guess if your young - I was once a 20 yo...

Yeah, I guess if your young - I was once a 20 yo mother - they wonder if 'there's a father'
Now, being old with 6-8 kids in tow at any given time...'Well gosh! Do they all have the same father?!?'
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By 5gifts
When he was done talking to me, he went & talked...

When he was done talking to me, he went & talked to her at her car for a long time...and they were still talking as I drove off...I waved bye to the officer. I'm just worried that she wanted...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-18-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,875
Posted By 5gifts
I realized this post was old as I started...

I realized this post was old as I started reading....but celiac in your dd was mentioned & I didn't catch if you eat gluten. But for anyone else reading, I believe in some people, cutting out gluten...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,609
Posted By 5gifts
My 12yo DD has a friend - a very silly drama...

My 12yo DD has a friend - a very silly drama filled friend http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wild.gif LOL! Who calls me Aunt______. She's known me 6 years & I was Miss_______, but she...
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By 5gifts
She doesn't look 'young' - She is very tall, but...

She doesn't look 'young' - She is very tall, but not yet developed.
The first thing I said to the cop was 'I'm sorry, is it not ok to let a 12 yo babysit a 5 yo at the park for an hour?'
He said...
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By 5gifts
I know that I didn't break any laws, but its the...

I know that I didn't break any laws, but its the whole appearance of it. It seems this lady got the whole playground worked up over it. The officer said 'several people were upset'. My DD handled it...
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By 5gifts
Yep, that kind of visit - from CPS. I've never...

Yep, that kind of visit - from CPS. I've never participated in those 'should I call' threads - and in 18 years of parenting cps has never been on my radar, or me in theirs.
Today I let my 12.5 yo...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By 5gifts
I just did photos for a family of 7 at a...

I just did photos for a family of 7 at a beatiful spot in the mountains by a spring fed creek....with the fall leaves - it was lovely...
Well, when we got home & looked at them on the comp, my 5yo...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-10-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By 5gifts
Thank you anj_rn and coyotemist. Now I'll share...

Thank you anj_rn and coyotemist. Now I'll share the links & book info with her if she really is interested in exploring a blenderized diet. If not I'll check with her on where she's at with wic &...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By 5gifts
Here's something I did. I told him to yell...

Here's something I did. I told him to yell "MOM!" if she was approaching (or doing something he didn't like) & he was going to hit/shove.

At first there was only a second between the call for me...
Forum: Parenting   11-07-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,673
Posted By 5gifts
I read the title & was convinced it was the...

I read the title & was convinced it was the holiday helper tread http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By 5gifts
Thanks so much for the feed back. This gives me...

Thanks so much for the feed back. This gives me some good info to talk with her about. I didn't even want to start brainstorming with her while I was completely clueless. Any other usefull info...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-05-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By 5gifts
Hi, I've caught back up with a friend I hadn't...

Hi, I've caught back up with a friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. Her dd is 6 and has cp - its pretty severe. Anyway, she is not happy that the docs are pushing feeding tube because of how...
Forum: Allergies   11-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By 5gifts
I suppose dairy is the first thing most people...

I suppose dairy is the first thing most people ditch when they have a miserable nursling. But for me, when dd started screaming in pain back in Aug. at 7 wks, gluten & corn were the first to go. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-31-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,439
Posted By 5gifts
If I had gone to the hosp, my ob said get a ped...

If I had gone to the hosp, my ob said get a ped lined up & on board with me. I would have called the ped as I went to hosp & kept him updated so he could see baby right away & sign discharge
Forum: Allergies   10-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 20,336
Posted By 5gifts
My 2corn allergic boys got a circular spot on...

My 2corn allergic boys got a circular spot on their bodies around 3-4 months as a first sign of allergies. It was dry & at times looked like dried milk on the skin. When wet it started to look red....
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-11-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By 5gifts
I hope its ok to post this. I saw this and wish...

I hope its ok to post this. I saw this and wish I could help.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php...50144704335438 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=10150144704335438)
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By 5gifts
Find a chiropractor that works with babies...

Find a chiropractor that works with babies regularly. It shouldn't cost too much, and they can do an adjustment to really get things moving!
Forum: Parenting   09-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By 5gifts
In the 'no pajamas' sit. - I would have said 'no...

In the 'no pajamas' sit. - I would have said 'no pajamas!' back and taken them away playfully. Then said something like 'no pajamas! Yes shorts!' and stuck some shorts on his head like a hat....
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