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Forum: Natural Body Care   04-17-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 93,863
Posted By Kerry
Before we got our new furnace we didn't have any...

Before we got our new furnace we didn't have any choice but to wash in cold. We dried them in the dryer to kill anything.

We wash everything in cold now and don't have any problems.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Kerry
ME. We were unschoolers, then the kids went...

ME.

We were unschoolers, then the kids went to school, and we are now considering pulling them to school at home. We are all looking forward to learning together.

"Book learning" isn't all...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-20-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Kerry
I'm in the same boat. Due date was the 7th. I...

I'm in the same boat. Due date was the 7th. I usually homebirth but this time we are choosing hospital birth with a very cool doctor. She has had me go in twice for ultrasound and non-stress tests,...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-13-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 111,302
Posted By Kerry
Potatoes do seperate when frozen. You will need...

Potatoes do seperate when frozen. You will need to stir them back together after they defrost. I usually freeze mine in a big ziplock that I can "massage" back together before I take them out of the...
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
Yeah, we have to get a new model because this...

Yeah, we have to get a new model because this one is just getting too big! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
I have not been able to back up my claims of...

I have not been able to back up my claims of infant seats being unsafe. I was so sure!

I think maybe we will buy a bucket and keep the 3 year old where he is. They are certainly more affordable....
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
Why is the head rest important?

Why is the head rest important?
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
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/9464260)
Okay the older child is going to need another...
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
That is exactly what I am looking for, but man,...

That is exactly what I am looking for, but man, that's a lot of money! I'd really like to find something for less. It just seems so wrong that all the affordable seats only go to 40 pounds!
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
My child is 32ish pounds and 3 1/2. He has been...

My child is 32ish pounds and 3 1/2. He has been using the Cosco Alpha Omega (I think) since birth. The base can come off and make into a booster when he hits 40 pounds, but I want him to stay in a 5...
Forum: Family Safety   10-17-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By Kerry
We are having a new baby and need another car...

We are having a new baby and need another car seat as my old baby is still using his. I don't want to buy a bucket because I don't think they are as safe, and I don't think it makes sense to buy...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-15-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Kerry
There isn't a midwife...that's why I'm asking...

There isn't a midwife...that's why I'm asking MDC! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

I'm concerned about the vaginal walls and bruising, but I LOVE my diva cup and HATE...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-15-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Kerry
Thanks for the advice (and for actually reading...

Thanks for the advice (and for actually reading what I wrote!).

My children are not old enough to stay home, and the real issue is the foster kids. They are not going to be at the birth, but the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-14-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Kerry
Did anyone use a diva cup or keeper postpartum?...

Did anyone use a diva cup or keeper postpartum? If so, how long did you wait before using it?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-14-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Kerry
I am due in three weeks and have no idea what I...

I am due in three weeks and have no idea what I am going to do about the birth. Here's the history.

Birth one: bad hospital birth, posterior baby.
Birth two: Good hospital birth. Doc pretty much...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-12-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Kerry
We had a U/C and needed a doctor to confirm the...

We had a U/C and needed a doctor to confirm the babies existence. At least that is how I remember it. We waited a while then brought the baby into our family doctor. Then we just needed to go to the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By Kerry
The hospital just called and the powers that be...

The hospital just called and the powers that be have agreed to post a precautions sign on my door, in the crib, and keep a precautions cart in the hall and let the bath go. That means everyone...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By Kerry
It's not a concern for mother or baby...it's a...

It's not a concern for mother or baby...it's a concern for the staff because the baby is "unclean" (their words).

She did say she would ask the powers that be if we could post a bio hazard sign...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By Kerry
They are being very accommodating and have...

They are being very accommodating and have agreed that I can refuse anything...except the bath. I never in a million years thought that I would give birth in a hospital either, but life happens and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By Kerry
We are considering a hospital birth and have...

We are considering a hospital birth and have been having lots of conversations with the director of nursing about policy and what buttons they might press for me.

Today she informed me that one...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-21-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 906
Posted By Kerry
If I could get anyone to watch the kids, ever,...

If I could get anyone to watch the kids, ever, I'd go. Not when they were little though. But since I'll never have the trip or the childcare...sigh....my response doesn't really matter.
Forum: Site Help   06-20-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,859
Posted By Kerry
Quote: Originally Posted by Steady101...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steady101 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8432013)
There is no exclusive club.

And yet no...
Forum: Site Help   06-20-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,859
Posted By Kerry
Quote: Originally Posted by Ms.QsMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms.QsMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8341252)
Silly question maybe, but what does "I've...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 746
Posted By Kerry
Quote: Originally Posted by JennyClaire...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JennyClaire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8211473)
An adorable mini bottle of ketchup? I'd...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-24-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 93,863
Posted By Kerry
Yooper, your recycling story reminds me of my...

Yooper, your recycling story reminds me of my sister. She gives DD most of her clothes as hand me downs. There were a few pairs of cotton pants that got holes in them so I added them to the family...
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