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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   06-14-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By chi_mama
you can visit los poblanos farm...

you can visit los poblanos farm (http://www.lospoblanosorganics.com/events.php), but it's just to have a look around not gather produce.

I don't know of anything like that this early in the...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   06-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By chi_mama
Jemez Falls is a great idea. He is probably...

Jemez Falls is a great idea.
He is probably talking about the Gilman Tunnels, they're just off Hwy 4 (st road 485) between the pueblo and Jemez Springs, there is a creek that runs parallel to the...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By chi_mama
What do you do when your child want to quit an...

What do you do when your child want to quit an activity? I mean when a child asks to participate in something (t-ball, swimming lessons, art class etc) and then decides they don't like it? do you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-18-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 28,496
Posted By chi_mama
raene: Silas hasn't rolled over yet (5months on...

raene: Silas hasn't rolled over yet (5months on the 25th) nor does he sit up alone yet. DS1 was slower to do these things too. I think it's a factor of bulky cloth diapers, mostly being held or in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By chi_mama
there's this...

there's this (http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/hands-free-pumping.html) hands-free option also
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-10-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By chi_mama
You can use this...

You can use this (http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html) to estimate the baby's needs. I encouraged both of my boys to reverse cycle (eat mostly at night) to minimize how much expressed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 28,496
Posted By chi_mama
puddleduck: it's great to hear you're doing so...

puddleduck: it's great to hear you're doing so well and loving life.... even the sleeplessness. It reminds me to embrace this time more and just go with the flow of things.

Silas had is 4 month...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 28,496
Posted By chi_mama
Lisa: wow he is adorable! Silas is 4 months...

Lisa: wow he is adorable!

Silas is 4 months and using our home scale I think he's about 19 pounds... at 3 months he was the same size as ds1 at 6 months. He doesn't roll or crawl... but he's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-31-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,683
Posted By chi_mama
I never crawled... then when I was 2 the doctor...

I never crawled... then when I was 2 the doctor told my mom that babies that don't crawl get dyslexiahttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif So then my mom and dad went...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-24-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By chi_mama
try LLL. Where I live two of our leaders are LC,...

try LLL. Where I live two of our leaders are LC, regardless most leaders have a lot of experience and are usually willing to do housecalls.
Forum: Homebirth   12-19-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By chi_mama
My labor really started as soon as ds1 was down...

My labor really started as soon as ds1 was down for the night. Actually my midwife had guessed that would be the pattern. Once I didn't have to worry about him things went really fast.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-19-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By chi_mama
I only give tylenol if my kiddo is in...

I only give tylenol if my kiddo is in discomfort. There is no need to 'treat' the fever, it's your son's natural way of fighting infection. I completely agree with Jenivere. The other thing I do...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-19-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By chi_mama
ds1 was three when ds2 came along. About 5...

ds1 was three when ds2 came along. About 5 months before I put a twin mattress between the wall and our bed. I moved ds1 there. He moves around a lot at night but this way he can't fall off the bed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 28,496
Posted By chi_mama
Hi everyone! It's nice to see this thread going....

Hi everyone! It's nice to see this thread going. We're doing pretty good, I went back to work a few weeks ago and it's been a bit of an adjustment. Silas isn't interested in taking a bottle very...
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,060
Posted By chi_mama
I never used a stroller w/ ds1 until I was too...

I never used a stroller w/ ds1 until I was too pregnant to wear him. I got a great deal on a double but I have yet to use it. Right now I put ds1 in the single and ds2 in the moby anytime we walk. I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By chi_mama
ds1 was like this too. What worked best for us...

ds1 was like this too. What worked best for us was to put him down in the room we were in. He' d sleep on the couch or in a bassinet from 9 till 11ish in the living room/kitchen with us moving...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-03-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By chi_mama
posole (dried hominy) is always good.

posole (dried hominy) is always good.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-02-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By chi_mama
I cut mine up into slices and steam them then...

I cut mine up into slices and steam them then scoop out the flesh and freeze it into 1 C portions. Here are a couple of recipes we've liked this year.
pumkin and black bean soup...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-02-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By chi_mama
I went to the grocery and then made some pumpkin...

I went to the grocery and then made some pumpkin pie.
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-27-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By chi_mama
I eat while I work. Generally I am entitled to a...

I eat while I work. Generally I am entitled to a 30 min lunch... I work a 13 hour shift so I pump 4 or 5 times a day (15-20 mintues) so I'm way over anyways.
I'm in NM where by law pumping is...
Forum: Homebirth   11-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By chi_mama
I set up in the living room b/c ds1 was asleep....

I set up in the living room b/c ds1 was asleep. If I'd labored/birthed during the day I was going to set up in the bedroom for extra privacy if needed.
Forum: Homebirth   11-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By chi_mama
We got this one...

We got this one (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33991166&ref=sr_list_2&&ga_search_query=homebirth&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title)...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By chi_mama
Sunset.com has both a vegetarian and a vegan...

Sunset.com has both a vegetarian and a vegan Thanksgiving menu posted. The vegetarian menu look mega-good.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif
Forum: August 2009   10-31-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,037
Posted By chi_mama
Quote: Originally Posted by texaspeach...

Quote:
Originally Posted by texaspeach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14597696)
I've only had the paragard for a little...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By chi_mama
Quote: Originally Posted by macimom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by macimom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14580002)
I would LOVE to get this recipe, if you don't...
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