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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-15-2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 9,748
Posted By crimsonbadger
It's been raining in Massachusetts for over a...

It's been raining in Massachusetts for over a week, and we're supposed to get one week more. We're all going stir crazy, and need a good dinner to cheer us up! Any suggestions?
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-23-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By crimsonbadger
Thanks for the tips. I'll share my own once...

Thanks for the tips. I'll share my own once we've moved and I have any to share!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-21-2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,363
Posted By crimsonbadger
We're in Arlington with a 3.5 year old and an 8...

We're in Arlington with a 3.5 year old and an 8 month old. We're also new to the area...
Forum: Women's Health   05-21-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By crimsonbadger
Thank you so much for all that information! Yes,...

Thank you so much for all that information! Yes, I am definitely dealing with chronic ear infections here, and since they do often start within days of the last round of antibiotics, I'm just not...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-19-2005, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By crimsonbadger
When I was visiting Seattle last January, I...

When I was visiting Seattle last January, I picked up a wallet-size 'fish it's okay to eat list' at the AQUARIUM!!! This list is only relevant for the Pacific Northwest, and takes into consideration...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-18-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By crimsonbadger
Thanks, Megin! I will be working in Cambridge,...

Thanks, Megin!
I will be working in Cambridge, so I'll be looking into activities in both areas. I know there's a 'beach' area at the Arlington Reservoir -- I don't know how much fun it is for...
Forum: Women's Health   05-18-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By crimsonbadger
Wow! Thank you so much for all your thoughts. I...

Wow! Thank you so much for all your thoughts. I have been beside myself with feelings of guilt I didn't want to express.
My 3.5 year old son NEVER got an ear infection (and has almost never been...
Forum: Women's Health   05-18-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By crimsonbadger
You mean putting breastmilk IN a baby's ear can...

You mean putting breastmilk IN a baby's ear can cure an ear infection??? I've never heard that before. How is that supposed to work? If that's all it takes, I'll feel pretty foolish for not posting...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-18-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By crimsonbadger
Hi! My name is Alison and I'm moving back to the...

Hi! My name is Alison and I'm moving back to the Cambridge area (actually, to Arlington) after a 4 year absence -- and now I've got 2 children (ds is 3.5 years, dd is 8 months)! So even though I've...
Forum: Women's Health   05-18-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By crimsonbadger
My beautiful, generally healthy and frequently...

My beautiful, generally healthy and frequently breastfed DH won't stop getting ear infections! She's 8 months old and was only breastfed for her first 6 months. She's had 6 ear infections already,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-15-2003, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By crimsonbadger
RRR, Thanks for all the advice. I'm in...

RRR,
Thanks for all the advice.
I'm in Vienna, Austria, and let me tell you the people I know here are NOT supportive about breastfeeding. My husband is Austrian, and his mother nursed him for 4...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-15-2003, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By crimsonbadger
I'm so glad you asked this question. I'm having...

I'm so glad you asked this question. I'm having a MAJOR problem with food planning. I was a fish-eating otherwise vegetarian for 7 years until I got pregnant, started reading about mercury in fish,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2003, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By crimsonbadger
Okay, this is going to reveal just how ignorant...

Okay, this is going to reveal just how ignorant I am. Does your last posting, rrr, mean that *I* need to take calcium and magnesium in order to ensure that ds gets enough? I thought it was just...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-14-2003, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By crimsonbadger
Just out of curiousity, what are...

Just out of curiousity, what are Waldorf-inspired toys?
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-14-2003, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By crimsonbadger
I've recently moved to Vienna, Austria with dh...

I've recently moved to Vienna, Austria with dh (Austrian) and ds (24 mos). I'd love to hook up with other like-minded mommies over here, but they're hard to find! I haven't met a single person here...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2003, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By crimsonbadger
So my 2 year old ds wants to nurse all the time,...

So my 2 year old ds wants to nurse all the time, but it seems like my milk supply is way down. He refuses to eat any and all dairy products (no yoghurt, no milk out of a glass) -- no matter what...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2003, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By crimsonbadger
I have a 2 year old ds who LOVES NURSING!!! And...

I have a 2 year old ds who LOVES NURSING!!! And I love providing him comfort by nursing him. But I need my sleep -- and more importantly, so does dh. I was thinking about weaning him completely, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-14-2003, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By crimsonbadger
We have a bright, multi-colored snowsuit that my...

We have a bright, multi-colored snowsuit that my Mom got from Hanna Andersson. It's crazy-expensive -- but fabulous and maybe available used somewhere.

I like it because it provides so much...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2003, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By crimsonbadger
My ds has taken to screaming when he objects to...

My ds has taken to screaming when he objects to something. He just turned 2 and he's been doing this for about 3 weeks.
Examples:
1. In a store he wants a toy that I won't buy. Here we just leave,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2003, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By crimsonbadger
I'll warn you that I don't have any answers, but...

I'll warn you that I don't have any answers, but I hate to think you're feeling all alone. I don't know how old your dd is, or enough about her to really figure out what's going on, but it's clear...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-12-2003, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By crimsonbadger
Hi! I just moved to Vienna, Austria with my...

Hi!

I just moved to Vienna, Austria with my dh and ds (2 years old). We don't know anyone here, so I joined up with an English-speaking mother/baby playgroup for kids his age, and I'm hosting it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-29-2003, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By crimsonbadger
I recently posted a message myself with a...

I recently posted a message myself with a similar problem (see the 'partial nightweaning' thread) -- even though I'm happy to nurse my 18-month-old ds at night, NOT UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES!

The...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-29-2003, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By crimsonbadger
Thanks for all the words of support! DS has...

Thanks for all the words of support! DS has actually been sleeping MUCH better the last 2 nights (back to his regular nurse-every-2-hours-but-only-for-5-minutes routine). I wonder if it's because...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2003, 01:07 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 35,965
Posted By crimsonbadger
For months now we've played "deconstruction"...

For months now we've played "deconstruction" with 18-month old DS.
I build a tower out of legos (Duplos, actually) and then ask him to help me pull it apart and put the pieces "back" in the box. He...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2003, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,744
Posted By crimsonbadger
It's so reassuring to hear all these 'success'...

It's so reassuring to hear all these 'success' stories!
We have a crib (with one side removed) pushed up against our bed as well -- that solves the space problem. But it does NOT solve the sleep...
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