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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By aslandess
Yeah I've been on a journey learning about...

Yeah I've been on a journey learning about healthy eating and changing our habits. Hubby is open to try new things but sometimes still has a preconceived notion and I think that affects how he tastes...
Forum: Family Planning   06-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 8,418
Posted By aslandess
SidraJedi Those floating bookshelves are so nice!...

SidraJedi Those floating bookshelves are so nice! Glad to hear your settling in well! That's nice to know that Fertility Awareness has worked so well for you. I was thinking of using Fertility...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By aslandess
My daughter has eczema and had it way worse when...

My daughter has eczema and had it way worse when she was a baby. I did all her laundry in Dreft back then. Since then I've tried all sorts of hypoallergenic laundry detergents. Her eczema has gotten...
Forum: Family Planning   06-10-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By aslandess
Ear thermometer for BBT?

I became interested in charting when I heard about it on mothering. So I ordered Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and signed up for fertility friend. I've been attempting to chart for a couple weeks...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By aslandess
Quick and healthy breakfast ideas?

So lately DH has been on a cereal craze and it's driving me crazy! Not healthy cereal either, you know the type chock-full of sugar, corn syrup, food dye, and preservatives. I didn't mind...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By aslandess
First of all lots of hugs to you Mama!:HugI only...

First of all lots of hugs to you Mama!:HugI only have one DD and used to be a preschool teacher so I know how hard it is with lots more. It's harder though when your a Mama at home and your DH is at...
Forum: Family Planning   06-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By aslandess
Awww, poor guy has been really put through the...

Awww, poor guy has been really put through the wringer with the exes! It seems like he has been burned badly, and even though he sees that your a dedicated wife/mom, it's probably hard for him to put...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By aslandess
So when we got our house I looked high and low...

So when we got our house I looked high and low for laundry detergent recipes. I finally stumbled across Soap Nuts. There a fruit from a tree, that they dry and take the nut out of the middle. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By aslandess
You can watch netflix through a wii too. $8.99 a...

You can watch netflix through a wii too. $8.99 a month Netflix has My Little Pony, Scooby Doo (a newer version though that I deemed to scary for my five year old) and lots of PBS shows. Do borrow...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By aslandess
Car repairs! We take our car to a mechanic to...

Car repairs! We take our car to a mechanic to find out what's wrong, and then get the part at auto parts store, then youtube fixing it. I find the video and DH does the repairing. It's actually saved...
Forum: Family Planning   06-08-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 8,418
Posted By aslandess
writermama12 It's so exciting to hear the...

writermama12 It's so exciting to hear the heartbeat!
sidrajedi Congrats on getting all moved in! We've made and thrifted some of our furniture since we got our place. That's cool that your building...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By aslandess
Cute ideas for Father's Day?

So I was wondering what everyone else is doing for Father's Day?
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By aslandess
@swd12422...

@swd12422 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/95301-swd12422.html) I read that about saving the bacon grease when I was searching the forums to see if someone asked something similar. I heard it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By aslandess
I'm soo glad it worked for you too! Oh that...

I'm soo glad it worked for you too!

Oh that baking soda/dish soap frosting container needs a lid on it or it will dry out! Found that out today, but I added more dish soap and it was as good as...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-05-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By aslandess
This thread renewed my interest in trying to...

This thread renewed my interest in trying to figure out the sticking point in my laundry routine, oil/grease stains. So I'm back after testing out some very greasy/oily laundry that DH and DD has so...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By aslandess
I've been having a hard time accepting my parents...

I've been having a hard time accepting my parents as grandparents, then my MIL. MIL is an alcoholic and I've came to the realization a few years ago that she is never going to change. I know she does...
Forum: Family Planning   06-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By aslandess
I have one daughter who is turning 5 in a week....

I have one daughter who is turning 5 in a week. She was a surprise, and we weren't well settled in our lives yet (we also found out we were expecting at the beginning of the housing crash and he...
Forum: Women's Health   06-02-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 29,261
Posted By aslandess
I know this thread is old but I've found...

I know this thread is old but I've found something that works on my nearly 5 year old DD's eczema and thought I would share in case it could help someone else. My DD had really terrible eczema when...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By aslandess
Be careful with borax, it causes respiratory/skin...

Be careful with borax, it causes respiratory/skin irritation so you have to be super careful when handling it to not make any dust fly around, because you don't want to breathe it in. It's also...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-31-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,234
Posted By aslandess
Baking soda will help wash better just shake some...

Baking soda will help wash better just shake some in on the clothes in the washer machine. Vinegar helps with smell, you can add it to the rinse cycle, but for maximum effectiveness put in a spray...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-31-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By aslandess
So I use soapnuts for my laundry detergent....

So I use soapnuts for my laundry detergent. They're a type of berry that contain saponin. I wash my clothes with cold water, so I make a big batch of laundry soap in my crockpot. I put 24 nuts in 12...
Forum: Family Planning   05-31-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 8,418
Posted By aslandess
@Yaliina...

@Yaliina (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=42266) Congratulations! That's a crazy journey to get the IUD out but at least she got it out! Wish you the best TTC that little girl you want!...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By aslandess
No paper towel Mamas, what about grease?

Quick question, I would always blot the bacon, and wipe the grease off the pan with paper towels, but now I have switched to all cloth towels, and I'm worried about using my cloth towels and the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-31-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By aslandess
So my hubby and I have been remodeling our house...

So my hubby and I have been remodeling our house for the last few years that included adding a huge addition, and DH is a licensed contractor.

Here's my ideas. I would try to fix the paint...
Forum: Family Planning   05-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 8,418
Posted By aslandess
Wanted to say hi to all the new ladies!   ...

Wanted to say hi to all the new ladies!
 
Wayworn- Congrats on moving from the "waiting to try" to the "waiting to conceive" phase! Let us know!!!
 
SidraJedi- Hope everything goes smoothly for...
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