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Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,228
Posted By mtullius
Crystal Ball does in fact pasture their cows....

Crystal Ball does in fact pasture their cows. They are one of the top-rated organic dairies in the country.....

http://www.cornucopia.org/dairysurvey/index.html
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By mtullius
I'd just add that the time for passports is...

I'd just add that the time for passports is ridiculously short right now-- we got our baby's in, like, 2 weeks?
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-05-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By mtullius
This is our CSA: ...

This is our CSA:
http://www.mnfoodassociation.org/joinmayfarm.aspx

They have drop sites at various places in the Cities-- ours is at the Mississippi Market. We've been pleased with the produce,...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   01-22-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By mtullius
Sounds like the OP has found a vet, but in case...

Sounds like the OP has found a vet, but in case anyone else reads this thread who has the same question: we use Grand Avenue Vet and like them a whole lot. All of the doctors are women, one of them...
Forum: Dads   11-21-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,119
Posted By mtullius
My wife was in labor for about 48 hours, so...

My wife was in labor for about 48 hours, so there were different phases, during which I did different things.... but off the top of my head, here are some of the things I did:

-time contractions...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-14-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,800
Posted By mtullius
Does anyone know if there are movie theaters in...

Does anyone know if there are movie theaters in the Twin Cities that have showings where babies are welcome? I've heard of this sort of thing (elsewhere) but can't find any info on it here. Thanks!
Forum: Dads   11-09-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,613
Posted By mtullius
I'm a first time dad, just over 1 month into it....

I'm a first time dad, just over 1 month into it.

Here are my thoughts, off the top of my head:

-cloth diapering is much easier than I expected. I do much of the changing (as my brother put it,...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   10-18-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By mtullius
I'm sure it depends on where you live, but in...

I'm sure it depends on where you live, but in our eastside St. Paul neighborhood, lots and lots of kids go door to door. Our daughter is only 2 weeks old, so we won't be going around this year, but...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   10-17-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By mtullius
Sorry, just realized you're looking for a...

Sorry, just realized you're looking for a homebirth mw....
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   10-17-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By mtullius
The midwife group at St. Joe's runs a "meet the...

The midwife group at St. Joe's runs a "meet the midwife" night periodically. Worth checking out, either for specific midwife recs (though if you're delivering at St. Joe's, you get whoever's on...
Forum: September 2008   10-06-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By mtullius
A quick note: Daniturtle, aka my amazing wife...

A quick note: Daniturtle, aka my amazing wife Daniela, gave birth to our daughter, Thalia Adelita, on Sunday October 5 at 3:43 am, after a 48 hour labor.

Thalia weighed 9 lbs 7 oz at birth, and...
Forum: Dads   10-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,855
Posted By mtullius
Well, let's see. My wife is about to have our...

Well, let's see. My wife is about to have our first child-- she's having contractions, and we're hoping we'll get to see our child sometime today!

We have a midwife, but will be giving birth at a...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-30-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 356
Posted By mtullius
We have 2 small cars (one is a Honda Civic, the...

We have 2 small cars (one is a Honda Civic, the other a Mini Cooper Clubman) and our carseat fits comfortably in both. We got the Chicco Key-Fit partly because it seemed to be one of the smaller...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-19-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,512
Posted By mtullius
We always go to Afton Apple...

We always go to Afton Apple (http://www.aftonapple.com/) for apples (duh), raspberries, and sometimes strawberries. They have hayrides, a corn maze, and various other activities... And it's an easy...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-14-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By mtullius
I'm guessing you're in MSP, no? If so, we can...

I'm guessing you're in MSP, no? If so, we can help, since we'll soon be having a baby at St. Joe's with a great midwife and a great doula.

For doulas, check out the Childbirth Collective...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-11-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By mtullius
ComoTown is a cute little amusement park with...

ComoTown is a cute little amusement park with kiddie rides a-plenty, and it's steps away from the Como Park Zoo. The Zoo is FREE, the park is also free to get into, and the rides are very cheap.
Forum: September 2008   09-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By mtullius
It appears that New York is quite insane in...

It appears that New York is quite insane in terms of Vitamin K and eye goop. Check out this website for info, advice, and how to get involved in changing these laws:
...
Forum: Dads   09-11-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By mtullius
I found this website, which lists family leave...

I found this website, which lists family leave laws by state. It appears that New York doesn't currently require anything, which is sad.

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/employ/fmlachart.htm

I...
Forum: Dads   09-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,507
Posted By mtullius
I consulted a friend of mine who is an ex-jock...

I consulted a friend of mine who is an ex-jock and a current coach; I knew he would have some advice to offer. Here's what he said:

"I was a catcher as a little leaguer so the cup was mandatory....
Forum: Dads   09-06-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,507
Posted By mtullius
I'm afraid I have no advice, seeing as how I...

I'm afraid I have no advice, seeing as how I never played organized baseball and thus have never worn a cup. But if you don't get some good advice in the next day or two, I'll check with my...
Forum: Dads   08-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By mtullius
Congratulations! We're in the last few weeks of...

Congratulations! We're in the last few weeks of waiting for our first, so I can't even imagine having two!
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-27-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By mtullius
I haven't dealt with this before (since our...

I haven't dealt with this before (since our first child is a month or so away from arriving), but based on my reading of the link you provided, and the actual statute, it sounds like your...
Forum: Dads   08-21-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,548
Posted By mtullius
Pardon me for jumping in at the end, but reading...

Pardon me for jumping in at the end, but reading your post suggests to me that a big part of this whole thing is your relationship to your parents. And it may turn out that as you make THAT...
Forum: Dads   08-15-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By mtullius
Thanks. I'd be happy to share, but honestly, it...

Thanks. I'd be happy to share, but honestly, it wasn't much of a decision-making process for us. There didn't seem to be any good reasons TO do it, so it was easy for us to conclude that we...
Forum: Dads   08-15-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By mtullius
Thanks for the welcome! I have looked at the CD...

Thanks for the welcome! I have looked at the CD forum and know I will get lots of good info from it.

We have already decided that, if our child is a boy, he will definitely NOT be circumcised...
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