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Forum: California, Nevada   10-12-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By elluin
I second the Balboa Park recommendation, that's...

I second the Balboa Park recommendation, that's probably my favorite place in San Diego. If you've never been to the beach though, that might win.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,054
Posted By elluin
You could make a natural selection argument,...

You could make a natural selection argument, with the larger number of offspring contributing to a greater chance of genetic success. I'm not sure if you were looking for more personal reasons...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-11-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By elluin
Our local natural grocery store carries dried...

Our local natural grocery store carries dried adzukis. We're in southern California though - plenty of big health food stores here! Our farmer's market has some dried beans too.

I've seen quite a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By elluin
I was hoping you would get some suggestions...

I was hoping you would get some suggestions here. I'm sorry to hear the difficulties you're having with your son's latch. My LO went through a similar timing with her latch worsening and leaving...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,082
Posted By elluin
DD has been signing milk for the past year and...

DD has been signing milk for the past year and just recently started using words to ask to nurse - first "ide" (side) while pointing to which side she wanted, then she started calling nursing "chi...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By elluin
My husband makes really good dishes with cooked...

My husband makes really good dishes with cooked (unsalted) cashews. Not exactly chewy, but they do soften when cooked to a nice texture and add a good flavor to rice and other dishes. Also, I think...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By elluin
Our LO did really well with chiropractic...

Our LO did really well with chiropractic adjustments for her reflux. We started at two months and it greatly reduced symptoms. Maybe that would help your LO settle by increasing his comfort? I was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-08-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By elluin
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cat13 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332064/colostrum-for-2mo#post_16688731)

I've been freezing some...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-06-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By elluin
The quilt and photos are great ideas for...

The quilt and photos are great ideas for preserving the memories (my stepmom has even offered to make the quilt), and maybe I just need to start by clearing out the current collection that way. I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-05-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By elluin
I know I want to live more simply and declutter...

I know I want to live more simply and declutter our home, but I can't let go! If you were sentimentally attached to your things, how did you learn to let them go and move on?

I have so much...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By elluin
I hope the blood test today wasn't too hard on...

I hope the blood test today wasn't too hard on your little one!
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-26-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By elluin
Thanks for sharing your lovely story. It's...

Thanks for sharing your lovely story. It's inspiring to hear positive stories about CLW and breastfeeding. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-23-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By elluin
Impressive! Our house could use a decluttering...

Impressive! Our house could use a decluttering of that size. I'm similarly motivated when something sets me off - glad you were able to make good of that flea!...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-22-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By elluin
Sometimes I have to remind myself that my dd's...

Sometimes I have to remind myself that my dd's definition of "fun" is not nearly so limited as mine... they enjoy so much of our day that we see as routine.  And how awesome that he has you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-21-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By elluin
Yeah, I'm not sure why that's the time to start...

Yeah, I'm not sure why that's the time to start the nurse, nurse, nursing away!  On that particular night I hadn't had a break from nursing yet, but (thankfully) she's not usually a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-20-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By elluin
I have no studies or articles to offer, but...

I have no studies or articles to offer, but we've been going through the same thing with dd (almost 18 months)... for a few days she has more interest in solids (without ever decreasing nursing) and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-18-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By elluin
We're a year into gluten-free and I still feel...

We're a year into gluten-free and I still feel like I'm just getting started! I agree with the pp, learn to live without the processed gf foods where you can... they're expensive and often pretty...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By elluin
I relate to how you're feeling; I can't imagine...

I relate to how you're feeling; I can't imagine leaving my dd with a sitter even though I loved being a sitter/nanny for years. After the interviews, I recommend hiring the sitter you like to come...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-10-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By elluin
Maybe a yeast infection / thrush? That can cause...

Maybe a yeast infection / thrush? That can cause a rash and frequent urination.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-15-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By elluin
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin...

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine your heartbreak.

Earth Mama Angel Baby makes a No More Milk tea with sage, peppermint and parsley.

Also, my grandmothers and aunts...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By elluin
I don't have an answer but would like to hear...

I don't have an answer but would like to hear replies as I also drink a lot of smoothies and share them with my daughter. When I was seeing an acupuncturist, he wasn't a fan of my almost daily...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-04-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By elluin
I am a 36i and also have trouble fitting nursing...

I am a 36i and also have trouble fitting nursing tops as you described. I was able to get some nursing sleep bras (from Motherhood Maternity in a L) that fit fairly well... I lived in those until I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-30-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By elluin
With my daughter (13 months), it's also hard to...

With my daughter (13 months), it's also hard to keep her focus on nursing, especially the last couple months. For her, it helps to nurse in the same places with as few distractions as possible...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 21,449
Posted By elluin
I'm also a fan of Bella Luna Toys now.

I'm also a fan of Bella Luna Toys now.
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By elluin
We also had luck with a Green Sprouts straw cup...

We also had luck with a Green Sprouts straw cup around one year. Dd refused a bottle or sippy cup of pumped milk before that, but she likes the straw cup. Our ped recommended only giving her pumped...
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