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Forum: Learning at School   10-19-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,487
Posted By Comtessa
At DD's preschool, only store-packaged treats...

At DD's preschool, only store-packaged treats are allowed, probably because they can't guarantee allergy friendliness on homemade items, but yuck! I'm supportive of holiday parties as long as they...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-13-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,143
Posted By Comtessa
  ... people ask "How are you?" and you...


... people ask "How are you?" and you invariably give potty-training updates.  Even to your co-workers. 
 
... you envy people sitting at bus stops in the rain because they get to Just Sit...
Forum: Bob Sears   10-25-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Comtessa
Dear Dr. Sears,   I am hoping you can help...

Dear Dr. Sears,
 
I am hoping you can help arbitrate a dispute I am having with my husband regarding extended breastfeeding and dental caries.
 
I am tandem nursing both of our children, aged 3...
Forum: Free For Shipping   10-08-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Comtessa
I have 5 covers and 6 fitted cloth diapers (3...

I have 5 covers and 6 fitted cloth diapers (3 newborn size, 3 size small) that I'd like to send to a good home.  They have been used and are well-loved, some could use some TLC.  The newborn size...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Comtessa
I use a solution of vinegar and water for a...

I use a solution of vinegar and water for a quick spray-and-wipe of the fridge shelves every 6 weeks or so.  It never smells yucky later, IMO.  I don't scrub anymore, unless something spills in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-08-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,752
Posted By Comtessa
I just read a book recently about decluttering...

I just read a book recently about decluttering -- the book wasn't super helpful for me, but there was a wonderful bit in the introduction that stuck with me.  The author said she had started her...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Comtessa
So I'm not much of a crafter.  But every so...

So I'm not much of a crafter.  But every so often I get a brainstorm for a new project, or I need a homemade gift, and then I have to go digging through legions of cardboard boxes to find the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-08-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Comtessa
I just rinse out and re-use big glass jars for...

I just rinse out and re-use big glass jars for this sort of thing -- you know, jars from spaghetti sauce, pickles, etc.   A big pickle jar will hold a pound of dried beans or dry rice easily.  You...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By Comtessa
My first was a HB transfer -- I was in labor for...

My first was a HB transfer -- I was in labor for 3 days and transferred for exhaustion -- ended up being a fairly textbook delivery with an OB (i.e., flat on back with epidural).  
 
I would have...
Forum: Homebirth   10-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Comtessa
I transferred to a HB MW at about 32 weeks, and...

I transferred to a HB MW at about 32 weeks, and it was crazy for us and them.  I would not have dared ask for a price reduction after I had thrown her schedule for such a loop at such late notice....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-03-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Comtessa
I am trying to get back into baking my own...

I am trying to get back into baking my own bread, but I need help!   
 
We were getting bread free from a giveaway thing at church, but that's sort of petered out and now we're back to buying...
Forum: Book Clubs   09-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Comtessa
I just finished the most charming book: "The...

I just finished the most charming book: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern (sp?) A really marvelous fairy tale of a story. I recommend it!
Forum: Free For Shipping   08-13-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By Comtessa
I have a collection of back issues...

I have a collection of back issues of Mothering, maybe the last 2-3 years' worth or so?  About 8 magazines in total.  I think they'll fit in a flat-rate USPS box for $10.54 or so.  Anybody want...
Forum: Free For Shipping   08-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Comtessa
I have nowhere to put these; anyone else have a...

I have nowhere to put these; anyone else have a use for them? 
 
Collection of bumper stickers as follows:
- "Equal Rights are NOT special rights"
- "LGB Safe Space" (little round sticker -...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-06-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Comtessa
Huh!  That's wild, 'cause I've always heard (and...

Huh!  That's wild, 'cause I've always heard (and my experience has borne it out) that cooking beans in salted water keeps them from cooking up soft.  I've never thought about soaking in salted...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-06-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By Comtessa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by molepoblano http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-06-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Comtessa
If she likes crunchy food, to improve on the...

If she likes crunchy food, to improve on the uncooked pasta you might try dehydrating some cooked black beans in the oven (or a dehydrator) -- they dry out to be a super crunchy snack, and they're...
Forum: Free For Shipping   05-24-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Comtessa
During spring cleaning, I found the following in...

During spring cleaning, I found the following in my bathroom cabinet and thought I'd check here before pitching them:
- opened pkg of Depends, 2 left (for 'just in case' water breaking, also...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   05-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Comtessa
Aletheia, any developments?  Curious to know how...

Aletheia, any developments?  Curious to know how things are going for you and your DS.  I hope for your sake that you aren't finding yourself triandeming (okay, I'm not sure it's a word, but I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-12-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Comtessa
Okay mamas, I'm desperate for some advice here! ...

Okay mamas, I'm desperate for some advice here!
 
I am a strung-out tandem-nursing mama of a 13 mo and a 3 yo.  DD will actually be 3 in a few days.  For months we've been encouraging the idea...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Comtessa
Mine's 1 year old today!...

Mine's 1 year old today!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/birthday.gif
So we'll join your chat thread. 
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Comtessa
Well, my DD is 3 and my DS will be 1 this week,...

Well, my DD is 3 and my DS will be 1 this week, and we're still tandem nursing.  I know that the consensus around here on MDC is usually that tandem nursing is wonderful -- but my experience has...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By Comtessa
Don't know if it's a child's birthday party or...

Don't know if it's a child's birthday party or an adult's?  But, if it's a child, you could consider just bringing a treat -- like homemade cookies, or a pie, or a basket of healthy snacks like...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-04-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Comtessa
  So, the title says it all on this one.  DH...


So, the title says it all on this one.  DH thinks that I am overly restrictive in the kind of "treats" that I "allow" him to give our 3-yo.  
 
Now, let's be clear: I am NOT opposed to treats...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Comtessa
Oh mama, I have SOOO been there with my DD!...

Oh mama, I have SOOO been there with my DD!  Especially the defiance piece.  
 
The chewing behavior seems a little unusual, but I wouldn't think it's completely out of the ordinary for a 2 year...
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