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Forum: Vaccinations   11-20-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,879
Posted By MamaEli
We are one family that did get kicked out of our...

We are one family that did get kicked out of our pediatrician of 8 years because of this. Through word of mouth, we have been able to find a new dr. who would love for us to vax, but also respects...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-20-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By MamaEli
We stopped vaccinating in 2007/2008. Yesterday,...

We stopped vaccinating in 2007/2008. Yesterday, DS, age 8, stepped on a big rusty spike that was in the ground, originally used to tie a dog leash onto a few years back. It was a good, deep puncture...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   07-21-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By MamaEli
I just wanted to update:   Today we saw Dr....

I just wanted to update:
 
Today we saw Dr. Patel with North Wake Pediatrics.  She was wonderful and really puts the child first. She talked a lot to my son, made sure he knew the things he needed...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-29-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By MamaEli
I, unfortunatly, just had to defend my decision...

I, unfortunatly, just had to defend my decision to not vaccinate at the doctor's office yesterday. We are currently attending a Baptist church, and the PNP "informed" us that is was not against...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By MamaEli
Thanks for the replies. I've heard others who...

Thanks for the replies. I've heard others who really like Capitol Peds in Knightdale, too, so I'll stop by and check them out while I go next door and pick up my new contacts next week. I'm still...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By MamaEli
We like Kure Beach. But really, we went to...

We like Kure Beach. But really, we went to Myrtle in SC for the first time last summer, and it is a gorgeous place. Perfect beach, perfect water. It is very commercial, so you have to zone all that...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-28-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By MamaEli
I just came from our current pediatrician and am...

I just came from our current pediatrician and am fuming!  We have been with Growing Child Pediatrics for almost eight years and now we have to leave. They just changed their policy and WILL NO...
Forum: Africa   02-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,844
Posted By MamaEli
As far as vaccines, we also do not vax. I don't...

As far as vaccines, we also do not vax. I don't know what the school will say (I was waiting to cross that bridge when we got to it.) Regarding cars, there are quite a few used cars around, and...
Forum: Africa   01-17-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,844
Posted By MamaEli
GMiller--You will probably love WNS and the...

GMiller--You will probably love WNS and the Nairobi area in general. Good luck on your fundraising--that is the only reason we are in the US and not there. You can PM me and I can get you in touch...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MamaEli
Two tacos? Totally normal at our house! DS (7)...

Two tacos? Totally normal at our house! DS (7) goes through stages where he will eat one egg, half a sandwich, and a banana ALL DAY.....then, we have days like today where he gobbled down over half...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-13-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By MamaEli
DH is from Kenya, and we live in the US. ...

DH is from Kenya, and we live in the US.

Love:
--the food. Tasty, economical, filling, totally healthy (with the exception of ugali, since I'm so carb sensistive)
--emphasis on family and love...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By MamaEli
Quote: Originally Posted by Llyra...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Llyra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15916750)
I loosen the skin over the breasts, and then...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-03-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By MamaEli
We're a family of five, and I "big shop" once a...

We're a family of five, and I "big shop" once a month. I make up a monthly menu and a list by store of what we need. About once a week I'll have to pick up fresh fruit and veggies, but it's usually...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-03-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By MamaEli
My DD is biracial, and has long, curly hair. Not...

My DD is biracial, and has long, curly hair. Not as big of curls as your DD's but definitely corkscrew. Like a lot of the others, we wash only about twice a month. However, we use a LOT of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By MamaEli
Well, the avocado is good! (My kids won't touch...

Well, the avocado is good! (My kids won't touch it.) So is the bacon...does he drink milk? Maybe you could mix heavy cream with (raw if you can get it) whole milk--maybe add organic chocolate...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,508
Posted By MamaEli
Real chai: Use looseleaf Ketepa (very hard to...

Real chai: Use looseleaf Ketepa (very hard to find), Kericho Gold off amazon is a decent substitute, or go to your local Indian store and find some black looseleaf there. While you are there, pick...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By MamaEli
Oh, if I had unlimited time in the kitchen, I'd...

Oh, if I had unlimited time in the kitchen, I'd make Chapatis---what we call chapatis, usually known as Naan. Also, a nice beef and vegetable pilau, homemade samosas, mandazis...like Kenyan donuts....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-25-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By MamaEli
We plan on going to Kenya (Nairobi) and possibly...

We plan on going to Kenya (Nairobi) and possibly living there. I've really struggled with vaxing. DS is vaxed up to 3 yrs (he's almost 7 now), DD1 up to one year (she's almost 4) and DD2 not at all....
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-17-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,762
Posted By MamaEli
I'm here...going low carb/paleo again after a...

I'm here...going low carb/paleo again after a month or so off. Amazing how I'm a much nicer Mommy and even keeled person without the sugar and carbs. Doing well this week and down a couple of...
Forum: Gardening   04-11-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By MamaEli
Great, thanks for the responses....looking at...

Great, thanks for the responses....looking at making a compost barrell we can camoflauge, I guess. Gotta stay away from the HOA spies! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By MamaEli
So I really really want to compost our food...

So I really really want to compost our food waste. There are five of us, and we create about a half gallon to a gallon of scraps a day. (These are peelings, pits, egg shells, coffee grinds, etc....
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-30-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,629
Posted By MamaEli
Don't forget Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary...

Don't forget Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes....really answers the WHY and HOW. And what to do next--I think that book has changed my life!
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,628
Posted By MamaEli
You've gotten lots of great advise so far, but I...

You've gotten lots of great advise so far, but I wanted to comment since we're in about the same ballpark size/age wise. I have no clue on my cholestorel and triglycerides, though. Anyway, I HIGHLY...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,470
Posted By MamaEli
Hey Ladies, just popping in to say hi. I hope...

Hey Ladies, just popping in to say hi. I hope everyone has has a nice weekend. Food wise, I'm up and down--hoping that starting back at work after a long vacation will get us all back on a normal...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-16-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By MamaEli
There's so much there! But like others have...

There's so much there! But like others have said, it is rather expensive for certain items. Some things I always get there are the 365 coconut oil because it tastes really good and is the cheapest...
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