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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By hippiemom
My faves: cheese and good crackers yogurt...

My faves:

cheese and good crackers
yogurt in a thermos with banana slices
sauteed tofu sandwich {you can saute and season the night before and refrigerate, garnish with lettuce, grated carrot,...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By hippiemom
Best travel foods for visiting "everything in alfredo sauce" beloved extended fam

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Seriously, travel sustenance for the long haul..

Every Labor Day weekend we spend it at a huge county fair with my fiance's family.. His Irish Polish, meat lovin' clan. I adore them, but I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By hippiemom
Waitress: "If I ate like you, I would shoot myself."

:serious:
I am vegan by choice and gluten free due to digestion issues. I feel SO GOOD and love to cook, eat, feed others, and support local healthy food places.. I am a passionate...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,068
Posted By hippiemom
I have 3 kids, all older teens now, but I fed...

I have 3 kids, all older teens now, but I fed them real whole food from my table, as in, I ground it up so they would not choke, and gave it to them.  My kids ate feta, Indian food, all veggies and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By hippiemom
Honey, maple syrup, even agave.. these are...

Honey, maple syrup, even agave.. these are sugars.  They do not help you avoid sugar.  
 
I made a "healthy" lemon poppyseed cake years ago for my daughter's 1st birthday.  My family still makes...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-01-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By hippiemom
Any diet that leaves you feeling hungry is...

Any diet that leaves you feeling hungry is destined to fail..  
 
I agree the fats can be filling and you DO need the good ones..  As to fresh fruits that spoil too fast, how about FROZEN fruits...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-01-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By hippiemom
Hello WAHM's {can't help but think of George...

Hello WAHM's {can't help but think of George Michael when I see that acronym..}
 
I am a longtime school teacher {10+ years!} with both a private and public school background.  My strengths and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By hippiemom
Thank you, I have thought of this as well.....

Thank you,
I have thought of this as well..  Although I don't understand his not putting his daughter into some sort of program, I do believe he would attend "couples therapy" with me.  He is so...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-29-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By hippiemom
  Posted originally in Single Parenting, but...


Posted originally in Single Parenting, but it is more of a Step issue..
 
I am on my way to no longer being a single parent after an 8-year solitary road. I met my fiance 10 years ago in...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-29-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,474
Posted By hippiemom
I am 5'2 and protruded enormously with all of my...

I am 5'2 and protruded enormously with all of my babies!  There is just nowhere for them to go but out, http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif
That said, there are conditions that can...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-29-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By hippiemom
If you can manage, look up "stretches for...

If you can manage, look up "stretches for sciatica"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5kcxccYHBA
 
That link is for a YouTube and there are many others..  Some simple stretches can be a big relief!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,136
Posted By hippiemom
I'm an older lady with 3 grown/growing kids.....

I'm an older lady with 3 grown/growing kids..  had 'em in the early 90's through 2000.  I was also a childbirth educator and doula for several years.
 
I did not elect to have any ultrasounds,...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By hippiemom
Hello single parents,   I am on my way to no...

Hello single parents,
 
I am on my way to no longer being a single parent after a very long 8-year solitary road. I met my fiance 10 years ago in another place and time, and we have since...
Forum: Mental Health   11-19-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,579
Posted By hippiemom
So sorry for your pain.. it is very hard some...

So sorry for your pain.. it is very hard some days just to be the parent of an adult child and watch them struggle, but this..  this is a whole other level. 
My heart goes out to you, mother to...
Forum: Women's Health   11-19-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By hippiemom
TODAY I turn 43, and have had the early...

TODAY I turn 43, and have had the early symptoms.. This is fine with me, certainly done bearing babies.. 
 
I get a period regularly, but then sometimes another one 3 weeks later that is very...
Forum: Women's Health   11-19-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By hippiemom
Oh yes indeed..  and heehee, he had had a shower...

Oh yes indeed..  and heehee, he had had a shower soon beforehand, so...  I kind of put that together and did bring it up.  That was my first guess, but he was embarrassed and said no, no... 
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   11-18-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By hippiemom
Yes, I agree a culture would at least be smart. ...

Yes, I agree a culture would at least be smart.  He has a doc appt this week on Friday anyway, for a recheck for some asthma he dealt with a couple of weeks ago, so...  we will get it all looked...
Forum: Women's Health   11-18-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By hippiemom
Hello there,   I was a doula, childbirth...

Hello there,
 
I was a doula, childbirth educator, and midwifery assistant for 3 years.  I am also a mother of 3 and have been an herbalist for almost 20 years, since I first got pregnant with my...
Forum: Women's Health   11-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By hippiemom
Hello mamas {and papas}   My boy is just...

Hello mamas {and papas}
 
My boy is just about 12 and came to me today, distressed, to tell me that he had peed and it was "white and stringy"..  No pain, no burning, just some thick bits. 
 
I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-15-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By hippiemom
It seems normal and understandable given the...

It seems normal and understandable given the tremendous emotion involved in such a loss..  That, and the fact that "outsiders" may have no idea what you have been through can compound it, as you are...
Forum: Women's Health   08-10-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Posted By hippiemom
Here are my best remedies:   Stay dry,...

Here are my best remedies:
 
Stay dry, clean, and use only cotton or nothing on your skin..  Change undies often if you are having lots of discharge...  
 
Apple cider vinegar: put 1/4 c in a...
Forum: Allergies   08-10-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By hippiemom
As a lifelong person with allergies, from a...

As a lifelong person with allergies, from a family that has several, I can tell you that allergies are not "set".. they change as you grow.  Some get better, the "grew out of it" allergy; some get...
Forum: Women's Health   01-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By hippiemom
It could also be flu.  We have seen lots of it...

It could also be flu.  We have seen lots of it in my area, and all say the COUGH lasts forever and can be nasty.  If it is a virus, it of course won't respond to antibiotics.  
Some kids have...
Forum: Diapering   07-18-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By hippiemom
  Do you not have access to ANY washing...


Do you not have access to ANY washing machine?  Before I owned one I took 'em to the laundromat.  Good God I can't imagine washing them by hand, but if I had to, I'd use castille soap and rinse...
Forum: Diapering   07-18-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By hippiemom
Maybe soothing sitz baths for the skin, with a...

Maybe soothing sitz baths for the skin, with a nice cotton sock full of oats that she can squish in the tub water?  soothing..  Calendula and comfrey ointment is nice, or A&D/lanolin, very...
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