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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-17-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By HappyWoman
Thank you for the link. I'll definitely check...

Thank you for the link. I'll definitely check out the resale store.
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By HappyWoman
Thank you so much for responding. These...

Thank you so much for responding. These resources are just what we're looking for. I especially appreciate the pediatrician recommendations, the produce co-op, and the "Smart Mommies" group info.
 ...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   11-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By HappyWoman
Our family is moving from Portland, Oregon to...

Our family is moving from Portland, Oregon to Kingwood, TX. We've never been to the area, and we don't know anyone, so we're starting from scratch. My husband recently accepted a job at the Houston...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By HappyWoman
Yay!! So exciting. :)   I forgot to mention...

Yay!! So exciting. :)
 
I forgot to mention that many of DS's accidents were little - like a few drops of pee vs. a whole bladder full. Not a big deal.
 
Good luck!!
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-02-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By HappyWoman
Since you asked, here is what I would do:   ...

Since you asked, here is what I would do:
 
1. Check out a big stack of potty books from the library. (Request from home computer in advance if you can.) They have A LOT. Many are gender specific,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-27-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By HappyWoman
Our DS started using the potty about your...

Our DS started using the potty about your daughter's age, and I remember that it felt like a big jump for me to go from being diaper free around the house to using the potty all the time - like when...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-25-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By HappyWoman
We LOVE our doctor, Dahra Perkins M.D., who...

We LOVE our doctor, Dahra Perkins M.D., who practices family medicine at Integrative Primary Care in NW Portland, on Lovejoy. She is an MD, but she uses a lot of complementary medicine too-...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By HappyWoman
Chia Pudding. Tastes similar to tapioca pudding,...

Chia Pudding. Tastes similar to tapioca pudding, but no cooking required and really easy to make. Chia is high in protein and Omega 3's.
 
To make a Chia pudding, mix 2/3 cup Chia seeds with 2...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By HappyWoman
We LOVE our Blendtec Blender for green...

We LOVE our Blendtec Blender for green smoothies, homemade hummus, soups, applesauce, etc. I would HIGHLY recommend a good quality blender, like a Blendtec or a Vitamix for green smoothies. We also...
Forum: Women's Health   01-11-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By HappyWoman
We have a temporal (forehead) thermometer and...

We have a temporal (forehead) thermometer and love it.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Exergen-Temporal-Artery-Thermometer-TAT-2000C/dp/B000LJAEPQ...
Forum: Diapering   11-05-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By HappyWoman
http://www.bummis.com/nz/en/large-fabulous-wet-ba...

http://www.bummis.com/nz/en/large-fabulous-wet-bag.php
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-13-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By HappyWoman
Here's my technique for a simple shower: I...

Here's my technique for a simple shower:
I hold baby securely with one arm/hand, and I use the other hand for everything else. I've found it helpful to use a large pump shampoo bottle (the kind...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-11-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By HappyWoman
A friend of mine once said to me, "you know...

A friend of mine once said to me, "you know every mother feels like this sometimes, right?" Being reminded that these feelings are par for the course helps me.
 
- Shower or Bathe with your baby....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By HappyWoman
First off, HUGS to you Mama. It sounds like you...

First off, HUGS to you Mama. It sounds like you have been doing all the right things. You are doing a great job.
 
Have you read the book, "Simplicity Parenting," by Kim John Payne? It has a lot...
Forum: Diapering   09-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By HappyWoman
The Fabulous Wet Bag (in size Large) made a huge...

The Fabulous Wet Bag (in size Large) made a huge difference in decreasing the odor for us. It really keeps the smell in, and you just wash it with the diapers. We also use it for camping and travel....
Forum: Allergies   08-15-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By HappyWoman
Bring on the tahini sauce!! This stuff rocks. ...

Bring on the tahini sauce!!
This stuff rocks.
 
3 Tbs tahini
Water
Brown Rice Vinegar
Wheat free Tamai or Shoyu or other soy sauce
Onion Powder
Thyme
 
Forum: Diapering   08-14-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By HappyWoman
I would not purchase FB because they are...

I would not purchase FB because they are notorious for holding the stink.
 
Several mothers I know have Bummis Easy Fit Diapers and they LOVE them. One friend, who has four kids and has used every...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By HappyWoman
What helps us is to have a "home" for everything...

What helps us is to have a "home" for everything and to do our best to put things away immediately.
 
We have a cabinet downstairs in the main living area that serves as a "home" for so many odds...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-05-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By HappyWoman
Breitenbush Hot Springs ...

Breitenbush Hot Springs
http://www.breitenbush.com/
 
They offer retreats and workshops, but you can also stay on a "personal retreat." There is a daily schedule of meditation, yoga, and dance...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By HappyWoman
We LOVE our mesh drawer units from the Container...

We LOVE our mesh drawer units from the Container store. They come in different sizes, so you can customize to fit your space. The Elfa drawers aren't cheap, but they'll last a long time - a friend...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,669
Posted By HappyWoman
I'm surprised no one else has brought up the...

I'm surprised no one else has brought up the safety concern of children using cell phones. At our last well baby visit, our ped recommended that we remember to always keep cellphones at least a foot...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By HappyWoman
I agree that there is no need to worry about...

I agree that there is no need to worry about sleep and bad habits. You are doing a great job.
 
I found it very helpful, for my own well-being, to nurse in a side lying position in bed with DS,...
Forum: September 2011   06-26-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By HappyWoman
Whatever diaper you choose to go with, you can...

Whatever diaper you choose to go with, you can make your own fleece liners to go with them. Simply purchase a yard of fleece at a fabric store and cut up to size (no need to sew fleece, as it...
Forum: September 2011   06-24-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By HappyWoman
I would skip the pail completely and get the...

I would skip the pail completely and get the Bummis Fabulous Wet Bag in size Large. Once your babe starts crawling, it will be the first thing they go for. This bag is REALLY great - you can hang it...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By HappyWoman
REST. Deep restorative rest, like Savasana -...

REST. Deep restorative rest, like Savasana - corpse pose in yoga (lie down with your arms at your sides, palms face up), with a covering over your eyes. At least 15-20 min daily.
 
Your body is...
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