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Forum: France   05-28-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By alison77
Hi - We are looking to do a home exchange for...

Hi - We are looking to do a home exchange for next summer in France so that we can immerse our boys (ages 8 & 10) in the language for at least one month.  I am looking for suggestions on where to...
Forum: Mental Health   03-08-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By alison77
good luck figuring out a good combination to...

good luck figuring out a good combination to bring your symptoms under control. i have had anxiety issues for the past 10 or so years and only within the past year have been able to get off of SSRIs...
Forum: Women's Health   07-08-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By alison77
Recently I have had 4 extensive cavities...

Recently I have had 4 extensive cavities identified (1 fixed so far, 1 is a temporary crown, 2 to go) via an xray this year whereas none were found last year, and I've noticed that my nails have...
Forum: Babywearing   05-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By alison77
we're trying to hike a lot these days, with DSes...

we're trying to hike a lot these days, with DSes aged 6 and 9.  my younger DS does great, but sometimes needs a piggyback.  i find that the part that tires me the most in carrying him are my arms,...
Forum: Mental Health   03-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By alison77
My advice is to wean very slowly and stay stable...

My advice is to wean very slowly and stay stable on each dose a little at a time.  Particularly as you don't know if you are going to be able to get totally off of the medication, this may help you...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By alison77
the kids are asking for homemade lollipops for...

the kids are asking for homemade lollipops for valentines at school and i am wondering what i can do for substitutions to my regular recipe to make it a little better.  i'd like to not use food...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-19-2011, 10:40 PM
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Posted By alison77
i read somewhere that barley is really good for...

i read somewhere that barley is really good for holding heat, but now that i'm looking it up online i can't find that again.  did find some that talk about lentils staying hot for 15-20 minutes,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By alison77
some things i like that seem to keep me full for...

some things i like that seem to keep me full for longer:
 
lentil soup
black bean soup
i love the low carb/low cal joseph's pitas (45 cal) and spread with peanut butter and put 1/2 banana inside...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By alison77
A few of my favorites: A great source for...

A few of my favorites:

A great source for salad inspiration is Mark Bittman's 101 Salads for the Season, from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html
One I just...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-24-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By alison77
Hi - Looking for recommendations for...

Hi - Looking for recommendations for consignment/thrift stores that have kids stuff.  Really would love a place that has older kids clothing sizes as well - here I mean like ages 5 and above because...
Forum: California, Nevada   07-24-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By alison77
Thanks, Karoline!  These recs are very useful as...

Thanks, Karoline!  These recs are very useful as we try to figure out the new community!  And thanks for the welcome.  It seems a great community so far.  We're on Peralta near Solano, so not too...
Forum: California, Nevada   06-27-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By alison77
thank you both!

thank you both!
Forum: California, Nevada   06-20-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By alison77
hi - we just moved to north berkeley and are...

hi - we just moved to north berkeley and are looking to get some names for all of the medical providers.  i am wondering if anyone has good (or bad) experiences to share.  specifically looking for...
Forum: Mental Health   05-23-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,251
Posted By alison77
Curious whether you've tried gluten/dairy since...

Curious whether you've tried gluten/dairy since and what the results were?  My experience is that when my anxiety is not under control and there is some suggestion, my body reacts right away to it,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By alison77
Thanks, FarmerBeth.  In our particular...

Thanks, FarmerBeth.  In our particular experience we would not be putting them into school once we move until the next school year anyway because there would only be about 3 weeks left, and we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By alison77
Thanks for your response - I just keep going...

Thanks for your response - I just keep going back and forth, but ultimately I think that the less transition time the better, for all of us really.  I feel like I should go into my older DS's school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By alison77
Anyone with any experience please chime in - we...

Anyone with any experience please chime in - we are moving soon.  DH is leaving in 2 weeks for the other side of the country to start a new job.  I initially thought that I should stay where we are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-05-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By alison77
thanks - i love your photo, rovimama, by the...

thanks - i love your photo, rovimama, by the way:)  they get upset when i leave and carry on, but it does have to end at some point.  i think we need to create a new bedtime routine which includes...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By alison77
thank you.   i have considered whether they...

thank you.
 
i have considered whether they are not tired enough at that point to go to sleep, and i think sometimes they aren't but typically they are (and sometimes overtired) - when i let them...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-04-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By alison77
at my wit's end with my two boys, ages 5 and 7,...

at my wit's end with my two boys, ages 5 and 7, at bedtime.  we co-sleep, and boys typically 'need' a parent in the room to go to sleep.  so, typically i am the one that is there, and they want me...
Forum: Mental Health   03-15-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,251
Posted By alison77
Really glad that everything is starting to lift,...

Really glad that everything is starting to lift, and I think it was a great idea for your doc to refer for CBT.  Hopefully that will be helpful for you - it usually is.  Big hugs - you've started on...
Forum: Mental Health   03-09-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,251
Posted By alison77
just read through the whole thread and was...

just read through the whole thread and was really glad you decided to try prescription meds, and glad that they are working for you.  i had a similar experience where i resisted meds for so long,...
Forum: Mental Health   02-15-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By alison77
thanks for your reply.  that's why i was...

thanks for your reply.  that's why i was confused b/c i had cross tapered going off of lexapro to effexor (to try it out) and then expected the same thing was possible the other way but she had said...
Forum: Mental Health   01-25-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By alison77
so i'm wondering how exactly to do this.  once i...

so i'm wondering how exactly to do this.  once i figured out that it was not the best drug for me i have been slowly weaning down by taking one or two little balls of medicine out of the capsules...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-25-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By alison77
hi - i've just read the weight loss recs from 4...

hi - i've just read the weight loss recs from 4 hour body and am wondering what others think of the idea.  basically it's a no carb, high protein, no dairy for 6 days a week, then recommended 1 day...
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