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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-31-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By hummingmom
A couple of years ago, DH found that the...

A couple of years ago, DH found that the store-bought shea butter helped with his chronic skin problems, so I bought a huge block from an online importer (here (http://www.shop.agbangakarite.com/))...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-15-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,404
Posted By hummingmom
Since this thread is active again, I just wanted...

Since this thread is active again, I just wanted to share an update about our daughter who's now three years old.   She was originally diagnosed with Dandy Walker Variant, then the diagnosis was...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,151
Posted By hummingmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15511301)
There are MANY things we can do to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By hummingmom
Quote: Originally Posted by bellababy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bellababy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15472588)
Also, any information on anyone with little...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-17-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By hummingmom
We've had some issues about this. Our DD doesn't...

We've had some issues about this. Our DD doesn't have much in the way of ongoing special needs, but she's had two heart operations, narrowly missed having to have brain and spine surgeries, and is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-17-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By hummingmom
Have you looked into what sort of accessories...

Have you looked into what sort of accessories are available for the manual chairs? I'd imagine that at least some of the companies would sell optional supports and head rests. (I remember once...
Forum: Family Safety   04-29-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,623
Posted By hummingmom
DH and I also found the Swedish research...

DH and I also found the Swedish research convincing. We have a 4.5 year old (~46 lb) and a 6 year old (~42 lb) who are in boosters, and a 2.5 year old and an infant who are RF.

The 4 year old...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-19-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,011
Posted By hummingmom
Quote: Originally Posted by Lindsay1234...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsay1234 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15090966)
SO we got blood work back form the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-28-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,793
Posted By hummingmom
Is the book online? I've never seen it there. We...

Is the book online? I've never seen it there. We had to order our copy from Poland.

(Unfortunately, it's in a box somewhere, as we're in the middle of moving. Once it gets unpacked, I'd be glad...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-21-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,793
Posted By hummingmom
Thanks, guys. Something else I don't think...

Thanks, guys.

Something else I don't think I've mentioned is that I was diagnosed with borderline/suspected glaucoma last fall. We do have a family history of people getting it relatively young,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-21-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,793
Posted By hummingmom
Hi, Not so great update here. By 5...

Hi,

Not so great update here.

By 5 months old, DS seemed much less happy and had dropped multiple major percentile lines on the growth chart. My milk supply was low no matter what I tried,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,011
Posted By hummingmom
Wow, lillismom, that must have been hard, having...

Wow, lillismom, that must have been hard, having it come out of nowhere like that. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Am I the only one here who worries about the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-09-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By hummingmom
Your title made me smile, as we have an almost 6...

Your title made me smile, as we have an almost 6 year old "stomper and flourisher" around here, too.

We've had a lot of success with the Nurtured Heart Approach. It's meant that we have to put a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By hummingmom
I've just been reading the food plan at the end...

I've just been reading the food plan at the end of Pottenger's Cats.
Here are a few specific details of his recommendations:

Equal amounts of P, F, & C, by weight -- at least 200g of each, or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-07-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,511
Posted By hummingmom
In my experience, a single grade skip for a...

In my experience, a single grade skip for a child whose skills are several grades ahead is like a crust of bread for someone who's starving. Yes, I would do it again, but it didn't really make a lot...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By hummingmom
We're also in a mild climate, and have been...

We're also in a mild climate, and have been looking into heat pumps. It seems as if we'd have to replace our ductwork, though. The heat pump requires ducts that are wider than those that are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-26-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,430
Posted By hummingmom
We're right there with Kate and Rynna in the...

We're right there with Kate and Rynna in the "outnumbered by little people" club.

DD1: almost 6
DS1: 4
DD2: 2
DS2: infant

Fortunately, the girls are able to keep themselves busy without...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-25-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By hummingmom
It's always been my understanding that if raw...

It's always been my understanding that if raw dairy "goes off" in a way that makes it unsuitable for eating, your senses are going to tell you about it. When I opened this cream, it looked and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-25-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By hummingmom
Update: I've opened the bottles, and poured them...

Update: I've opened the bottles, and poured them into some clean plastic containers. The cream didn't have much of a smell (and really only a few bubbles). Seems perfectly safe, but I'm still...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-25-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By hummingmom
I was just rearranging stuff in the fridge, and...

I was just rearranging stuff in the fridge, and came across a couple of pint bottles of certified raw cream, dated 2 months ago. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-24-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By hummingmom
Hmm, looks like maybe Dr. Page didn't use MT...

Hmm, looks like maybe Dr. Page didn't use MT after all.

The Page Food Plan (http://www.ifnh.org/lifestyle_diet_wholefood_nutrition.htm)

Personally, I'm more inclined toward the "one diet for...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-24-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By hummingmom
Found this online: "The following doctors are...

Found this online: "The following doctors are the main contributors of what is now known as Metabolic Typing: Dr. George Watson, Dr. William Donald Kelley, Dr. Royal Lee, Dr. Weston Price, Dr....
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-24-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By hummingmom
Hawkins' book is out of print again. I'll have...

Hawkins' book is out of print again. I'll have to go hunt for my copy. Hopefully it wasn't eaten by dust bunnies.

Here's a description of the Pottenger diet...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-24-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By hummingmom
As mentioned in the Am I doing something wrong?...

As mentioned in the Am I doing something wrong? (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1164872) thread, I'm interested in discussing the actual diet plans that were recommended by...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By hummingmom
Haven't had much time to read/post here...

Haven't had much time to read/post here recently, but this is something I've been thinking about, particularly as my DH has gained a fair bit of weight in the last several years of enjoying my TF...
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