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Forum: Family Safety   03-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Laurie73
LOL..got it!! Thank you for the info! I had...

LOL..got it!! Thank you for the info! I had never paid attention to that before and once I started to read about it, it was unnerving. Big brother, right? Is this what they implant into dogs?
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Forum: Family Safety   03-24-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Laurie73
I just noticed today a tag in my DS" jeans that...

I just noticed today a tag in my DS" jeans that says "Remove Before washing or Wearing"....umm..yea...they have been washed and worn a TON since I bought them in the fall. Crap. So, I foudn out they...
Forum: Family Safety   03-13-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By Laurie73
Hello, I have an older Hasbro metal Tonka...

Hello,

I have an older Hasbro metal Tonka truck from my eldest DS from about 1999. My youngest DS (age 2.5) LOVES to play with it. I just noticed today that part of the paint is coming off in a...
Forum: Women's Health   03-08-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Laurie73
When my ex brings toddler DS to the sitters, he...

When my ex brings toddler DS to the sitters, he packs some of his food in #5 plastic container. I don't know if sitter microwaves the containers (finding out tmrw) but they don't say microwave. All...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,581
Posted By Laurie73
Can one get sick from eating broccoli that was...

Can one get sick from eating broccoli that was on its last legs? Took toddler DS to dinner at a chain restaurant (I know...) and got him a side of steamed broccoli...didn't realize until he had...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-03-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Laurie73
This may seem silly, but here goes. I have a...

This may seem silly, but here goes. I have a Brita pitcher that sits in my fridge and doesn't get used that regularly. I believe I changed the water in it maybe 2 weeks ago. Since it was in the...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Laurie73
Thanks you. I wish it were as easy as that, but...

Thanks you. I wish it were as easy as that, but there is that little agreement with the ex about not moving out of state. (an hour and a half away is a new state).
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Laurie73
The thing is, even if I wasn't in a...

The thing is, even if I wasn't in a relationship, I would have to move anyway. I cannot afford to stay the town that I live in. I can barely pay my bills right now. I would most likely have to move...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Laurie73
Thank you all so very much for your thoughts. I...

Thank you all so very much for your thoughts. I have told my son over and over again that he is ALWAYS welcome to come to live with me at ANY point WHENEVER he wants....my door is always open and I...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Laurie73
I am looking for support and advice on a big...

I am looking for support and advice on a big decision I have made. I am engaged to a wonderful man who happens to live 1.5 hours away from me. Because of his job, he is not able to relocate to my...
Forum: Family Safety   02-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Laurie73
Ugh..so I guess I can be certain I have been...

Ugh..so I guess I can be certain I have been umknowingly poisioning my DS with formaldehyde since he has eaten his cereal with milk, his pasta and meatballs, you name it out of the bowls and dishes....
Forum: Family Safety   02-11-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Laurie73
The bottom of the plates I had had melanine...

The bottom of the plates I had had melanine imprinted on the bottom. I am certainly no expert when it comes to it, but I do know that it was the culprit in the milk fatalities in China a few years...
Forum: Family Safety   02-10-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Laurie73
Ugh! If it's not one things, it's another. I...

Ugh! If it's not one things, it's another. I just realized today that the bowls and plates I use to feed my 2 year old DS are made of melamine. I never microwave them or put them in the dishwasher,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-29-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Laurie73
My SO started to melt butter in the microwave...

My SO started to melt butter in the microwave today with the wrapper on for about 5 seconds until I made him take it out to unwrap it. It was Land o'Lakes fresh wrapper that keep ordors out. We used...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Laurie73
My 1.5 year old coffee maker apparently has a...

My 1.5 year old coffee maker apparently has a carbon water filter that I never knew about, since my ex had purchased it to begin with. I only discovered it the other day when I pulled the manual out...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-13-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Laurie73
Thanks! I think I was more concerned that since...

Thanks! I think I was more concerned that since the pot wasn't meant to go on direct heat, that I somehow caused toxic metals to be released into whatever I was cooking.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-13-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Laurie73
Hello. I have a stainless steel double boiler...

Hello. I have a stainless steel double boiler pot. Stupidly, I have been using the steel boiler insert as a regular put and putting it directly on heat to cook food. I finally realized my error last...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-12-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Laurie73
I have had a bottle of Barleans Flax Oil in my...

I have had a bottle of Barleans Flax Oil in my fridge for maybe 2-3 months. I took a tablespoonful this a.m. and it had a very bitter after taste. I assume it is now rancid. I read online that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-27-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By Laurie73
Question: MY SO is staining our hardwood floors...

Question: MY SO is staining our hardwood floors in the new house we just bought. We have to be out of our current place in a few days yet he is still not done. We also have a 3 mos old. Does anyone...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-26-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By Laurie73
I have no advice as I am in the same boat with...

I have no advice as I am in the same boat with my DS. Am interested to see if others have suggestions. Good Luck!!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-24-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Laurie73
Thank you all. I know that there are many of us...

Thank you all. I know that there are many of us in the same boat. It's crazy, but sometimes I just feel resentful that I can't stay home with DS for at least the first year. I was VERY lucky to be...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-23-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Laurie73
I'm due back to work in a few weeks and I am...

I'm due back to work in a few weeks and I am just not looking forward to it. The one bonus is that the daycare DS wilk be in is right on my campus, so I feel okay about that. However, my issue is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-21-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Laurie73
My DS was this way to for the first 8 weeks. Our...

My DS was this way to for the first 8 weeks. Our pediatrician told me that it had more to do with his immature digestive system then anything else. What worked for us was giving him Mylicon after...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-11-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Laurie73
Okay thanks. Initially, I just washed in really...

Okay thanks. Initially, I just washed in really hot soapy water, but now I'll sterilize them too.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-10-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Laurie73
Hi, If anyone has used the Dr Browns...

Hi,

If anyone has used the Dr Browns bottles, should I be sterilizing them? I just started to use them to give DS a bottle of breastmilk at night and the directions only say to wash in hot water....
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