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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By pixiesmommy
Also, the recycled wood/pew thing sounds so...

Also, the recycled wood/pew thing sounds so awesome. My great-grandfather had a HUGE table like that in his farm house in NC and I was devastated to learn they auctioned it off w/his estate when he...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By pixiesmommy
Yeah, I definitely don't want white OR tile! ...

Yeah, I definitely don't want white OR tile!  I'm already choosing white cabinets, which I just KNOW I will live to regret.
 
SIGHHH  I really liked the brown Corian that Ikea sells- it's recycled...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By pixiesmommy
Mine is more about food, but will lean toward...

Mine is more about food, but will lean toward gardening in the summer.  I'm Athiest and my hubby is Jewish. We celebrate all the holidays w/food, but no religious chatter on the blog.
Chickiepea's...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By pixiesmommy
We're rebuilding our kitchen and trying to make...

We're rebuilding our kitchen and trying to make it more eco-friendly. I'm stuck on counter-tops. What do you have? What do you love about them or hate about them?
 
Ideally I would like something...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By pixiesmommy
I've been searching too.  I contacted a lot of...

I've been searching too.  I contacted a lot of companies via email, but also found this tonight, which is helpful:
 
http://deals.families.com/links-to-request-organic-coupons,t19985
 
a little...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,737
Posted By pixiesmommy
$8/gallon here and we arrange pick-up weekly (in...

$8/gallon here and we arrange pick-up weekly (in warm months directly at the farm and warm from the cow, in colder months at the farmer's house.)
 
Cheese, cream, and butter are all pretty...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-04-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By pixiesmommy
We are planning a kitchen remodel and cook...

We are planning a kitchen remodel and cook gluten-free and with traditional foods. I was curious to hear from others what their dream kitchens would look like.  Any online links, book...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-12-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By pixiesmommy
We don't do co-ops, but we use these: ...

We don't do co-ops, but we use these:

www.wallacefarms.com (http://www.wallacefarms.com) for meat, butter, lard, cheese

www.naturaldirect.com (http://www.naturaldirect.com) for almost...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-12-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By pixiesmommy
We drove to Oak Park from Elgin and never had a...

We drove to Oak Park from Elgin and never had a problem with traffic at any time of day. Of course there are NO guarantees with labor (or anything really!) but typically women don't go into labor...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-07-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By pixiesmommy
Thank you all. I will keep you posted. We have...

Thank you all. I will keep you posted. We have the appt with the PANDAS dr next Wed. I requested a copy of the magazine you mentioned.

Thanks again for the input and of course I welcome anyone...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-27-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By pixiesmommy
I labored in the shower (with shower chair) and...

I labored in the shower (with shower chair) and then moved to the tub at West Suburban. They have terrific rooms with HUGE beds.... the only catch is that you have to move out of the room (there are...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   07-25-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By pixiesmommy
Looking for raw cow or goat milk in the Elgin...

Looking for raw cow or goat milk in the Elgin area. Preferably tall-grass fed or organic.

Thanks!
Manda
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,447
Posted By pixiesmommy
latitudes...

latitudes (http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?) is a great support board with different sections for
ADD/ADHD
Autism/Aspergers
LD
OCD
PANDAS
Tourette's/Tics
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-20-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,190
Posted By pixiesmommy
I hope you find some answers. Have you tried the...

I hope you find some answers. Have you tried the Feingold program at all?
www.feingold.org (http://www.feingold.org) (I seem to be recommending that a lot lately!) My dd's eczema was nothing near...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-20-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By pixiesmommy
Have you ruled out food triggers? My daughter...

Have you ruled out food triggers? My daughter has explosive outbursts, and they began around age 4. I figured out that her moods were linked with foods she was eating, specifically that food dyes...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-17-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By pixiesmommy
Thanks! Any info would help! I want to go in...

Thanks!
Any info would help! I want to go in there educated!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-15-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By pixiesmommy
No, not specifically, though from my reading...

No, not specifically, though from my reading that doesn't seem to fit. Her fevers are specifically in the fall (early Sept) and spring (typically Feb but sometimes later into March and April), not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-15-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By pixiesmommy
My daughter is diagnosed with Tourette's,...

My daughter is diagnosed with Tourette's, Bi-polar, OCD, possible ADD, and sensory perception disorder. She has periodic bouts of unexplained fever (we have had numerous blood tests, ekgs, neuro...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-20-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By pixiesmommy
Ooooh. We'll have to try them too. They have...

Ooooh. We'll have to try them too. They have local organic raw honey. YUM.
Thanks for posting the link!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-18-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By pixiesmommy
Just found a great source for organic produce....

Just found a great source for organic produce. They also have some gluten-free things, meat and dairy substitutes, actual meat and dairy from local farmers, and yummy things like goat milk and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By pixiesmommy
Can anyone lead me to a local co-op? I'm looking...

Can anyone lead me to a local co-op? I'm looking for one primarily for organic foods in the Elgin area.

Thanks!!
Manda
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-21-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By pixiesmommy
My daughter goes to Elgin Academy. She loves it....

My daughter goes to Elgin Academy. She loves it. They test to enroll and have all sorts of clubs after school, etc.
Forum: November 2007   01-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By pixiesmommy
Not too late! Just PM me with info if you want...

Not too late! Just PM me with info if you want to join up at any time. I'm sending out the info now http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif but it's no prob to send to anyone...
Forum: November 2007   12-28-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By pixiesmommy
So far, there are 18 of us. Just PM me if you...

So far, there are 18 of us. Just PM me if you decide you want to be a part of this... no time limit. Just gathering everyone who said they were interested and putting it into a document for us all...
Forum: November 2007   12-28-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By pixiesmommy
Okay, I think we'll send the addresses and info...

Okay, I think we'll send the addresses and info to everyone then, since majority vote (though it's close!) is for that. I'm working on it now!
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