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Forum: Unschooling   09-17-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By newmainer
Classic! I can just see those words coming out...

Classic! I can just see those words coming out of my dd's mouth...
 
 
 
 
DD1 has expressed an interest in a project titled "whatever doesn't include my sister."...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-17-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By newmainer
Rescue Remedy is a flower essence and it is an...

Rescue Remedy is a flower essence and it is an energetic medicine, but it is made differently than homeopathic remedies and the effects are different. Rescue Remedy is great to put in water for...
Forum: Unschooling   09-16-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,470
Posted By newmainer
ah, this might be where we belong :) We are...

ah, this might be where we belong :) We are anticipating a move to homeschooling at the mid-year but I'm doing a bunch of geeking out about it right now and dreaming and figuring as we psyche...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By newmainer
Well, as a homeopath, I would say consider...

Well, as a homeopath, I would say consider homeopathy :) especially for children- they respond so well, and I would definitely credit some shifts in my children's relationship and their own behavior...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By newmainer
Nice, thanks, all. I do leave my kids together...

Nice, thanks, all. I do leave my kids together at home from time to time as I actually think that when i am *not* around, they get along quite fine. Go figure. My dh does a combo of working from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By newmainer
Thanks Dela and Fillyjonk... I have thought that...

Thanks Dela and Fillyjonk... I have thought that hs'ing would possibly help even things out w/o the effects of school, which i do sometimes see come into play. In the summer, they are together *a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By newmainer
Thanks- I agree with you Catholic Mama, that I...

Thanks- I agree with you Catholic Mama, that I think working will help me to keep the balance. I had thought about hs'ing with my dd when she was small, and then once my ds came along and i was deep...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By newmainer
We're thinking about homeschooling (dd 10, ds...

We're thinking about homeschooling (dd 10, ds 7), but I have a private practice that I am not willing to give up, so it would entail having about 10-15 hours of work time away from the kids each...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By newmainer
We are not homeschooling yet, but are seriously...

We are not homeschooling yet, but are seriously considering, perhaps after Christmas. As I mull over the potential challenges, sibling dynamics is at the top of the list. My dd is 10, my ds is 7....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-15-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By newmainer
My kids are both in a small K-8 school right...

My kids are both in a small K-8 school right now, and we are thinking about pulling them out. I really resonate with the idea of the community, and being a part of it, although I have to say a lack...
Forum: Gardening   04-29-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By newmainer
I just planted my first rhubarb :) It is really...

I just planted my first rhubarb :) It is really tiny; we probably won't get any for a couple years? But- I have very fond memories of getting it out of the only garden we ever had-when i was about 6...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By newmainer
I just want to offer an additional...

I just want to offer an additional perspective... I definitely think you can help keep skin conditions from being exacerbated by finding trigger foods and doing some elimination. But I would...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By newmainer
I often go to the homeopathic remedy Ledum...

I often go to the homeopathic remedy Ledum first, for stings- helps take down the swelling and the itching. Apis is another remedy for stings- it actually is made from the honey bee venom. But I...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By newmainer
It does sound like pertussis, to me, but it...

It does sound like pertussis, to me, but it could be some other bacteria or virus.   If it's pertussis, by this point, they are not contagious anymore. If you can work with a homeopath, there are...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By newmainer
A couple of homeopathic remedies to think...

A couple of homeopathic remedies to think about: 
 
ledum: for insect bites, wounds with punctures in origin. Swelling, can be fluid filled, itchy. More temperature neutral or the area actually...
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By newmainer
Just another POV.    From a homeopathic...

Just another POV. 
 
From a homeopathic perspective, which looks at the whole person and treats the energetic aspects of our being,  chronic infections are a result of an internal imbalance and...
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By newmainer
Nice to see people calming the fear of fevers....

Nice to see people calming the fear of fevers. There are some pretty solid guidelines for when a fever is serious- babies under 3months, when the child is lethargic and listless, over 104. Keep your...
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By newmainer
Colds are fascinating. One person can walk into...

Colds are fascinating. One person can walk into a room and come into contact with sick people and walk away fine. Another comes in and gets sick. Another comes in and doesn't come in contact with...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By newmainer
As the mother of a very active, independent...

As the mother of a very active, independent daughter, I can relate to some of what you shared. I worried about whether my daughter would be able to sit and be attentive at school, when in other...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By newmainer
One way we dealt with the financial piece is...

One way we dealt with the financial piece is that we have life insurance and our kids are the beneficiaries. So, if anything happened, there would be money and that made it easier to choose my...
Forum: Parenting   03-13-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By newmainer
:( Ugh.   Can you have an open conversation...

:( Ugh.
 
Can you have an open conversation with each side (and bring your dh in when talking to the in-laws) about the stress it causes you and your family? I think sometimes, esp. when it comes...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-09-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By newmainer
Check out using a homeoprophylaxis program, that...

Check out using a homeoprophylaxis program, that introduces your child to 8 of the childhood diseases that are typically vaccinated for, but in a homeopathic manner. No toxic chemical, just the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-09-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By newmainer
Nice to see folks promoting Ledum on here. I...

Nice to see folks promoting Ledum on here. I would also recommend homeopathic Hypericum, which addresses the nerves, for stinging, shooting nerve pain. Between those 2, and proper wound care (allow...
Forum: Women's Health   02-09-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By newmainer
My son used to love Kombucha...before he was old...

My son used to love Kombucha...before he was old enough to really discern it from other options :)
 
But i was going to add that in doing some research about post-antibiotic help, I found that...
Forum: Women's Health   02-09-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 175
Posted By newmainer
There is a nice homeopathic product- drops-...

There is a nice homeopathic product- drops- Similasan Pink Eye Relief- that I used before I learned enough to figure out individual remedies. Available at most natural food stores that carry...
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