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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-15-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,106
Posted By laurdsed
All the symptoms you describe are overactive...

All the symptoms you describe are overactive letdown.  Gulping, projectile vomiting, colic, mucosy poops, intestinal problems/gassiness.  Read more here for description and solution tips....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-01-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,475
Posted By laurdsed
I'm subbing to this thread b/c I also want to...

I'm subbing to this thread b/c I also want to cut out sweets and sugar.  My question for you is, what is your definition of going sugar-free?
 
For me, I want to avoid all sucrose and artificial...
Forum: Parenting   08-11-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By laurdsed
Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know...

Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens by Justin Richardson and Mark...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 81,833
Posted By laurdsed
One of my favorite super easy and cheap meals...

One of my favorite super easy and cheap meals that everyone in the family likes is tortilla soup in the crockpot (crockpot not mandatory...but the cp makes it easier). It's just opening up a bunch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By laurdsed
I make fruit syrup for our pancakes since...

I make fruit syrup for our pancakes since anything in the store usually has HFCS. It's super easy.

Make a simple syrup using 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water. Add 1 T. arrowroot powder or corn starch....
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-17-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By laurdsed
Gov. Doyle did say that he would sign the bill...

Gov. Doyle did say that he would sign the bill if it passed. So, I'd say it's a done deal. Woo-hoo!
...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-27-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By laurdsed
To my knowledge, this bill is still waiting in...

To my knowledge, this bill is still waiting in the Assembly Public Health Committee to be recommended to a floor vote in the general Assembly. Last I heard, they were debating the wording of the...
Forum: Lactivism   05-12-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By laurdsed
I'm interested to hear about what's going on in...

I'm interested to hear about what's going on in PA, Jake. Update us on another thread if you have time?

So, actually, there was discussion during the hearing about the $200 fine. The discussion...
Forum: Lactivism   05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By laurdsed
BTW, here's the link to AB 57's history: ...

BTW, here's the link to AB 57's history:
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB57hst.html

Here is the link to sign up to be notified of any changes in legislation:...
Forum: Lactivism   05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By laurdsed
That is correct, Jake. The semantics is where...

That is correct, Jake. The semantics is where the debate is currently. Not so much as that it's that important, but, IMO, the Republicans want to be a pain in the butt b/c they're losing on the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   04-28-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By laurdsed
Hi everyone, First of all, you don't have...

Hi everyone,

First of all, you don't have to come and testify to make a big difference. Just coming and registering in support of AB 57 is huge (and the Children's Museum is right across the...
Forum: Lactivism   02-24-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By laurdsed
The link hasn't been updated yet, but here's the...

The link hasn't been updated yet, but here's the link to Senate Bill 16's history. It will probably be updated by tomorrow.

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB16hst.html


I'm so sad...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-24-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By laurdsed
The Senate bill passed without the amendment....

The Senate bill passed without the amendment. Woo-hoo!

Now...on to the Assembly.

Laurel
Forum: Lactivism   02-24-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By laurdsed
Yes, the bill passed the Senate without the...

Yes, the bill passed the Senate without the amendment. Woo-hoo!
Forum: Lactivism   02-22-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By laurdsed
Hello everyone, (posted in WI/MN tribal...

Hello everyone,

(posted in WI/MN tribal area, too)The Right to Breastfeed Act, SB 16, is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 24th, starting at 3:30pm. This is the entire Senate that will be...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-22-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By laurdsed
If you plan to come to the Capitol to observe,...

If you plan to come to the Capitol to observe, you might want to reserve time to visit your representatives offices there in the building, too. It would be good for them to hear your thoughts about...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-22-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By laurdsed
Hello everyone, The Right to Breastfeed...

Hello everyone,

The Right to Breastfeed Act, SB 16, is scheduled for a vote on
Tuesday, Feb. 24th, starting at 3:30pm. This is the entire Senate that will be voting yes or no on the bill. I...
Forum: Lactivism   02-18-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By laurdsed
Just so you are clear, Tine. There is nothing in...

Just so you are clear, Tine. There is nothing in the current proposed bill that has a modesty clause in it. The bill is good AS IS.

The controversy surrounds a memo that was sent from a...
Forum: Lactivism   02-18-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By laurdsed
That's OK, ElizaMM! What's important is that you...

That's OK, ElizaMM! What's important is that you showed up and registered in support of the bill! It passed out of committee the next day with an unanimous vote.

AB 57 (the SB 16 companion bill...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-18-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By laurdsed
That's a great letter, LoveMyBabies! Fitzgerald...

That's a great letter, LoveMyBabies! Fitzgerald is the Leading Republican of the Assembly. You rock! He needs to hear this.

Tracy, how did I not know about NIN Madison? That's such a great...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-17-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By laurdsed
Thanks for your vigilance, Katie! Your message...

Thanks for your vigilance, Katie! Your message has been forwarded to as many people as I can think of.

Wisconsin Family Action has no business promoting family values while at the same time...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-17-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By laurdsed
Thanks, pampered mom, for your attention and...

Thanks, pampered mom, for your attention and helping to pass along this important message!

I called my reps this afternoon and it only took about 1 minute of my time.

Laurel
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   02-13-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By laurdsed
The Senate committee voted unanimously to pass...

The Senate committee voted unanimously to pass SB 16 onto the Senate for a vote. Thanks ElizaMM for keeping this community informed!

Laurel
Forum: Lactivism   10-26-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By laurdsed
Though this isn't exactly the same thing, I...

Though this isn't exactly the same thing, I think this article by Kathy Dettwyler is related in that she discusses the normal course of infant development and sleep behavior. For those of you not...
Forum: Lactivism   08-14-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By laurdsed
Sen. Fred Risser...

Sen. Fred Risser http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif sponsored the first bill, SB 104 (actually, it's the 5th to be introduced and not become law). He is currently the...
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