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Forum: Women's Health   12-20-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,193
Posted By Breathe
Hate to say it, but years pass, and this is...

Hate to say it, but years pass, and this is still an ongoing problem for us.  Tea tree oil DOES work, and recently I made up a concoction of that with olive and coconut oils to spread all over...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-17-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Breathe
Yes, I believe it's the saddest thing I've ever...

Yes, I believe it's the saddest thing I've ever heard.

Would you believe that the perp STILL has not been re-charged now that Isabella has died? He's still walking the streets of Orlando,...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-13-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Breathe
Well there you go. Maybe my subconscious had...

Well there you go. Maybe my subconscious had picked up on some of the criticisms after all. Thanks Mamas. You saved me time. (And in my mental distraction, I never would have found those sites...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-13-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Breathe
A friend's 2 yo was killed by a repeat offender...

A friend's 2 yo was killed by a repeat offender drunk driver last week. Her 9 yo brother was critically injured with a fractured skull, but is out of the hospital now. The family and their community...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Breathe
I'm likin' these. I want to live by:...

I'm likin' these.

I want to live by: "Exercise FIRST so that it's done and you can get on with your day."

Cause you never know what might happen. There could be a bomb threat at dh's work and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-01-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Breathe
P.S. I directed this toward non-dieters, bc I'm...

P.S. I directed this toward non-dieters, bc I'm looking for guidelines that promote general health . . . not strict rules that are dictated by a particular plan. Hope that makes sense!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-01-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Breathe
Just for fun . . . what little rules or mantras...

Just for fun . . . what little rules or mantras or reminders do you give yourself when aiming to improve your fitness? I'd love to hear them, even if we may not all be on the same page (or even...
Forum: Allergies   05-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Breathe
Oh good grief . . . This is mildly OT, but...

Oh good grief . . .

This is mildly OT, but someone please tell me Rescue Remedy is gluten-free?!?

We have never used it before, just bought some last week for ds1 to help him fall asleep more...
Forum: Allergies   05-28-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Breathe
Remember that whole potatoes put right on the...

Remember that whole potatoes put right on the grill are delicious! I just bought a bag of med-size red ones to grill tomorrow night for guests. And they're getting STEAK! Cause, dammit, we deserve...
Forum: Allergies   05-28-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Breathe
Hugs to you mamas going thru the same thing. I...

Hugs to you mamas going thru the same thing. I too wonder how much easier life could be if we could order a pizza every now and then, like say, oh, everyone else in America!!! (I know, I know, it's...
Forum: Allergies   05-27-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Breathe
Thanks so much for all the support and...

Thanks so much for all the support and understanding, Everyone. I'm just really really sad. And dh and I both feel like running away . . . from family functions, which almost always center around a...
Forum: Allergies   05-27-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Breathe
Thx Mamas. It's just hard to believe that after...

Thx Mamas. It's just hard to believe that after SO long of being so careful -- and, frankly, angering everyone in our extended family bc THEY NEVER BELIEVED ME!!!! -- that now we have to be MORE...
Forum: Allergies   05-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By Breathe
Oh. Oh my. I think I'm in shock. After 7.5 years...

Oh. Oh my. I think I'm in shock. After 7.5 years of suspecting and avoiding all kinds of foods, then going back on them, then going back off, then feeling like NORMAL FREAKING HUMAN BEINGS who can...
Forum: Unschooling   05-13-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Quote: Originally Posted by OhMel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by OhMel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13759532)
I do not have allergies but am sensitive to...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Interesting comments about pets . . . We...

Interesting comments about pets . . . We recently had to rehome a dog we had had for 6mos (she was showing signs of developing aggression toward children) and the house has felt oddly empty. We now...
Forum: Unschooling   05-12-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Oh yes, I feel we've been doing that for YEARS....

Oh yes, I feel we've been doing that for YEARS. I think where his giftedness comes in is that he understands that there's only so much dh and I can do to protect him. Maybe most children are teens...
Forum: Unschooling   05-11-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13738662)...
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Thx pinky. Yeah, he needs to read before bed,...

Thx pinky. Yeah, he needs to read before bed, but it needs to be BOR-ING so he'll put it down! Maybe an old spelling book? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Unschooling   05-08-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Thanks so much, Everyone. I've been perusing a...

Thanks so much, Everyone. I've been perusing a book on gifted children and it's helping me understand ds better . . . Interestingly, it is distracting to see how much of it applies *me* as a child...
Forum: Unschooling   05-07-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
Well at least my misery has company!...

Well at least my misery has company! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif

You know, it's not the lying with or co-sleeping I mind at all. We are so used to that. And my 4.5...
Forum: Unschooling   05-07-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Breathe
I wasn't sure if I should post this in Gifted...

I wasn't sure if I should post this in Gifted Child, Parenting, etc., but after browsing those forums, I realize that unscoolers might have ideas that resonate best with our family.

We are...
Forum: Women's Health   04-29-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,193
Posted By Breathe
Oy. My husband and I have had tinea for over 10...

Oy. My husband and I have had tinea for over 10 YEARS! Yes, a yeast-kill diet can *help*, but we've never been able to kick it completely. No health care provider that we have ever met (allopathic...
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By Breathe
Ack! Anyone have any knowledge or experience to...

Ack! Anyone have any knowledge or experience to share?

My ds1 (7.5) has this sore -- a lesion? -- at the side of his mouth that we just cannot get to heal. A web search helped me diagnosis it...
Forum: Pets   04-18-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,971
Posted By Breathe
Update: The deed is done. Trixie the Hound Dog...

Update: The deed is done. Trixie the Hound Dog no longer lives with us. For the near future she's back on a horse farm with the rescue org; she may then be fostered on another farm. Where she'll be...
Forum: Pets   04-16-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,971
Posted By Breathe
It had felt to us that a clean break would be...

It had felt to us that a clean break would be like a death. Whereas continued visits, at least for a little while, would be more in line with the "we're giving her this gift of being able to live...
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