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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-23-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By asherraifsmom
I'm in a legal battle over vaccines--anyone gone through this?

My kids are 7 and 5 and not vaccinated. I have a history of autoimmune diseases in my family (dad died of Wegener's Granulomatosis, mom has Hashimoto's, brother and i have allergies and gluten...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   08-22-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By asherraifsmom
Pediatrician in Houston/Katy area ok w/ no vaccinating

I'll be moving from Las Vegas to west Houston/Alief/Katy, TX area, and need to find a pediatrician who is supportive of not vaccinating.

My children are 7 and almost-5, and my 5 yr old is special...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,146
Posted By asherraifsmom
nothing was more *powerful* feeling, but as far...

nothing was more *powerful* feeling, but as far as unbearable PAIN that i couldnt do anything to alleviate, i'd say shingles, and a severe pinched nerve in my neck during pregnancy. Made my arm feel...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   02-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,618
Posted By asherraifsmom
I think further studies should be done to see if...

I think further studies should be done to see if this corrolation is genetic/physiological in nature (sperm getting "old")....or environmental, meaning that older parents are more or less likely to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-27-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,048
Posted By asherraifsmom
for the early baby stuff, I'm a fan of most of...

for the early baby stuff, I'm a fan of most of the Dr Sears library; my favorite book on decision in vaccines is Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parents Guide on the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives by...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By asherraifsmom
If starting when they are young:   ...

If starting when they are young:
 
crayons/colored pencils
pencils
LOTS of paper
(or if you dont want to kill so many trees, dry erase markers and a big white board or chalkboard)
 
*LIBRARY...
Forum: Central and South America   04-01-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By asherraifsmom
I currently live in the states and am American;...

I currently live in the states and am American; not in a place financially to move right this instant, but I"m gathering that Costa Rica is a pretty awesome place to live for lots of reasons.... I...
Forum: Gardening   03-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By asherraifsmom
Lactuca virosa?  

Lactuca virosa?
 
Forum: Gardening   03-02-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By asherraifsmom
to clarify...i meant those with the flowers, the...

to clarify...i meant those with the flowers, the LEAVES look different than the plants in the middle that are fuller, have more leaves, etc. the plants in the middle/not up against the A/C have no...
Forum: Gardening   03-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By asherraifsmom
well i did some looking and the flowers are...

well i did some looking and the flowers are DEFINITELY sow thistle. but the flowers on THOSE plants look slightly different than the ones that are bushy in the middle, the ones i picked. I've looked...
Forum: Gardening   03-02-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By asherraifsmom
thanks so much. Bummer that they're not...

thanks so much. Bummer that they're not dandelions :-/ Do you think they are still edible? Any way to tell what exactly it is? as for the tap root....it had one thick root as thick as the stem maybe...
Forum: Gardening   03-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By asherraifsmom
It is beginning of spring here in Las Vegas, and...

It is beginning of spring here in Las Vegas, and my mom is having her yard worked on for the first time since..oh, in the back yard it has probably been a YEAR....no herbicides or anyting have been...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By asherraifsmom
I used to live in IL and had a UBAC there so i'm...

I used to live in IL and had a UBAC there so i'm aware of  the restrictions on midwives in that state, but wondering if anyone has any links to any homebirth midwives in or around Streator? Or...
Forum: Gardening   10-07-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By asherraifsmom
We recently moved into our first home, and we...

We recently moved into our first home, and we live in Las Vegas, NV (i think our hardiness zone is 8b). There is a raised bed along the back of the property, and  I've cleared out half, have decided...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By asherraifsmom
I am finding it near impossible to find an...

I am finding it near impossible to find an active epilepsy community online ANYWHERE for people in the state of Nevada. My daughter has tuberous sclerosis complex and epilepsy; she is 3. I know a...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,255
Posted By asherraifsmom
I My son found a caterpillar on our porch...

I
My son found a caterpillar on our porch yesterday. He's 4, so i thought we'd use it as a learning opportunity. I put it in a large jar with some misted leaves from our yard...didnt know which...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By asherraifsmom
So, my kids are now 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and up til...

So, my kids are now 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and up til now i've been able to rely on breastfeeding alone to keep my weight down. That's not working so well anymore. LOL. I eat fairly well but I just feel...
Forum: Canada   06-24-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By asherraifsmom
I live in the U.S., and I'm asking on behalf of...

I live in the U.S., and I'm asking on behalf of my Sister in law. She has tried to breastfeed all 3 of her children, unsuccessfully (did for a while with each but had to stop, due to various reasons...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By asherraifsmom
CrunchyChristianMama- thanks for the link to...

CrunchyChristianMama- thanks for the link to that website! Not that we're ready to adopt right *now* but i searched and there is a beautiful boy there that is one month older than my son who has the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By asherraifsmom
I should clarify--what i mean by "higher...

I should clarify--what i mean by "higher functioning" is that i have scoliosis/bad back and can't be lifting a child who can't sit up/walk etc when they get big. Delays i can deal with, but never...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By asherraifsmom
We have two bio children. Before we ever had...

We have two bio children. Before we ever had kids we always said we'd like to have 2 bio kids and then adopt down the road...not even realizing we would then have our second daughter who has a...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-12-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By asherraifsmom
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-12-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By asherraifsmom
Anyone know if she has decided to take first...

Anyone know if she has decided to take first time VBAC'ers at home or not? I have a friend in Houston who has "excellent insurance" (not sure the carrier) and is wanting a VBAC and now her OB is...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By asherraifsmom
Just wondering if anyone can clear this up for...

Just wondering if anyone can clear this up for me from their own experience. I called their office twice but haven't been able to get a hold of anyone. A friend of mine had a c/s due to FTP, and...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By asherraifsmom
Anyone have any recommendations (ones that take...

Anyone have any recommendations (ones that take insurance). I dont know what type of insurance my friend has. I asked for a her a while back about midwives who work in hospitals, but she has...
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