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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-05-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By CaraboosMama
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Forum: Parenting   05-29-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,690
Posted By CaraboosMama
I think that they are making a choice about the...

I think that they are making a choice about the child's gender, rather than letting he/she develop on his/her own.  Choosing no gender is still a choice - and it isn't the child's choice.  I think...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-29-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By CaraboosMama
I just posted about the same thing as the OP & I...

I just posted about the same thing as the OP & I think we may have to experiment w/ a later bedtime.  The fact that it is SO bright out now doesn't help!! 
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-29-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By CaraboosMama
Hey!  So....I was wondering for those of you who...

Hey!  So....I was wondering for those of you who have done family bed, nurse/rock to sleep, etc. from the beginning...at what age were your children able to fall asleep on their own?  DD 7 and DS...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-24-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By CaraboosMama
Nina Planck's book about nutrition during...

Nina Planck's book about nutrition during pregnancy (Real Food for Mother & Baby) is a good one for pregnancy, post-partum & toddler nutrition from a TF perspective. 
 
 
I think there is a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By CaraboosMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15594433)

It could be that UP isn't providing your...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-06-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By CaraboosMama
Yes! It's not so much the overblending - but...

Yes! It's not so much the overblending - but definitely the freezing/thawing. The idea is to do the green smoothie for the day you will eat it - not lrg amts. It's still better than many junk food...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-14-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By CaraboosMama
Planning dinners before I grocery shop helps!...

Planning dinners before I grocery shop helps! Breakfast for dinner is fast (eggs, bacon, etc). Using the Crockpot is good too...and then we usually have leftovers for lunches. If I do a roast...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-14-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By CaraboosMama
For some people, limiting or eliminating dairy...

For some people, limiting or eliminating dairy can help. Usually, I'm pretty pro-dairy (or at least pro RAW dairy!) but I know when I over do it - my fibromyalgia flares up quite bit. Hope this...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-13-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By CaraboosMama
FWIW, If you are looking to lose or maintain...

FWIW, If you are looking to lose or maintain weight, I wouldn't worry about getting "enough" calories. If you are listening to your body's hunger signals & eating well (ie TF) your calorie intake...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-11-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By CaraboosMama
Quote: Originally Posted by 425lisamarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 425lisamarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15503950)
You still have to watch your calories....
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By CaraboosMama
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ea...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gifI have to admit - I clicked on the thread because I saw 4 T of butter and thought "Why so little?" LOL!

I guess I would mainly echo what...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-19-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 14,696
Posted By CaraboosMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Millie Ivy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Millie Ivy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15368206)
. Sweets, even really "healthy" things...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-09-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 13,207
Posted By CaraboosMama
Didn't work out yesterday and today looks...

Didn't work out yesterday and today looks unlikely - got hit bythe flu & feel like I've been ronover by a truck...I think I'm early enough in the challenge that I may start again
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-06-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By CaraboosMama
I agree - great simple recipe on the box of...

I agree - great simple recipe on the box of baking cocoa...or there are some great organic brownie mixes out there if you don't feel like buying a box of cocoa you won't use in the future. Pamela's...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-06-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,256
Posted By CaraboosMama
I agree w/ the Michael Pollan mentions...I was a...

I agree w/ the Michael Pollan mentions...I was a vegetarian for 12 years (but to be fair - I was not a HEALTHY vegetarian. I eat far more vegetables now) I think there are some good things to be...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-06-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By CaraboosMama
I mix liver (and other organ meats) in chili &...

I mix liver (and other organ meats) in chili & also in meatballs...no complaints yet!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-06-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 13,207
Posted By CaraboosMama
Quote: Originally Posted by GoGoGirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoGoGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15025157)
Did anyone else do before/after photos?
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Forum: Traditional Foods   02-06-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,751
Posted By CaraboosMama
Coconut Milk!! So Delicious also have a coconut...

Coconut Milk!! So Delicious also have a coconut milk coffee creamer available - haven"t tried it yet - but plan will look for it the next time we go to Whole Foods.

Just a little fyi as far as...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-04-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 13,207
Posted By CaraboosMama
I've been alternating this video in with a bunch...

I've been alternating this video in with a bunch of others this winter, but have decided to do the 30 day challenge (10 days at each level - every day for 30 days). So far when I do it I usually...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-17-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By CaraboosMama
That wet sock link was very interesting...may...

That wet sock link was very interesting...may try it!

This week DD & I both have a bit of a cold - mucousy cough and junky nose, achey....part of me hopes that it is a mild case of the flu so we...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,456
Posted By CaraboosMama
I didn't read all the replies, but thought I'd...

I didn't read all the replies, but thought I'd add that 140 muscular pounds is a different size than 140 flabby poundshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I have been a size...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-12-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By CaraboosMama
The way I look at it - canning is...

The way I look at it - canning is traditional...just not that far backhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif We do fermented stuff, but this summer we had SOOOOO many pickling...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-12-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,248
Posted By CaraboosMama
Well, my cholesterol is lower now on a high fat,...

Well, my cholesterol is lower now on a high fat, lots of animal products diet than it was as a vegetarian if that encourages you as far as anecdotal evidence. The most striking fact to me that...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-12-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By CaraboosMama
I would go with the organic half and half...or...

I would go with the organic half and half...or even organic whole milk since you said you can't get raw. With the whole milk you wouldn't have any thickeners the way you do sometimes in "organic"...
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