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Forum: Life with a Toddler   Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By sassyfirechick
Wow, no need for the snark, I was genuinely...

Wow, no need for the snark, I was genuinely posting responses that I felt might be helpful. A simple "no thanks, we've tried that" would be sufficient. You came here asking for help, that's what...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By sassyfirechick
Because those who don't vax couldn't possibly be...

Because those who don't vax couldn't possibly be doing all of these "other things" from an educated standpoint and an understanding that health doesn't come in a vial and that it's take a whole host...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By sassyfirechick
:yeah If I ask my DD to do something and she...

:yeah If I ask my DD to do something and she holds that position in that way - not disobeying my request but not leaving it alone - she's more or less working out if she can get away with it and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By sassyfirechick
Everything I've seen shows direct contact with...

Everything I've seen shows direct contact with shingles rash/oozing sores in order for it to pass on so it's pretty unlikely (boo if you wanted her to get it out of the way!).
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yummy....

Yummy....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By sassyfirechick
Truth! That's called karma :lol

Truth! That's called karma :lol
Forum: Vaccinations   09-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yes tis the season where all my coworkers will...

Yes tis the season where all my coworkers will line up dutifully and march off to get their free flu vax, no idea of the brand or potential complications as they sneer and gawk that I don't follow...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By sassyfirechick
Sort of the circle of life: get a childhood...

Sort of the circle of life: get a childhood disease, acquire natural immunity, go on to have children who get those same diseases and thus give you a natural booster, and again if/when you become a...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-23-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,326
Posted By sassyfirechick
I don't support peanut bans for entire schools....

I don't support peanut bans for entire schools. I'm also not supportive of schools banning entire lists of foods because of one child with a severe allergy (my friends son could not bring tree nuts...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By sassyfirechick
Our only stairs inside go to the basement, but...

Our only stairs inside go to the basement, but there's a landing off the kitchen to get to those stairs that I allowed DD access to and just had the gate at top of basement stairs. I also allowed...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-23-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By sassyfirechick
Just anectodal, but I have an aunt with pretty...

Just anectodal, but I have an aunt with pretty severe asthma, gets flu vax every year, has had "flu like symptoms" (never test or or confirmed afaik for actual flu strains) the past several years and...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,140
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yah isn't it funny how that works :thumb

Yah isn't it funny how that works :thumb
Forum: Vaccinations   09-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,140
Posted By sassyfirechick
Beckybird - I really wanted to do a...

Beckybird - I really wanted to do a delayed/selective schedule when DD was first born, and when interviewing the ped she reassured us over and over that she did it all the time for many of her...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yah she's never had any OTC's :thumb I was...

Yah she's never had any OTC's :thumb I was worried enough about all the reactions she was having after dtap, def didn't want to suppress anything just to hide the symptoms! Maybe it's bc I just...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,468
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yep, couldn't watch more than 5min. FIL called...

Yep, couldn't watch more than 5min. FIL called up to say it was on, DH changed the channel to see what it was about...the second PO appeared on camera I made him change it because I knew it wasn't...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-17-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By sassyfirechick
Good to know and actually makes me feel better bc...

Good to know and actually makes me feel better bc DD does not have asthma! Thanks for that tidbit :D
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By sassyfirechick
Interested to see how this all plays out. DH...

Interested to see how this all plays out. DH called in a panic tonight because the children's hospital released a statement that its now in CT - but none of the 8 cases have even been tested, never...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By sassyfirechick
I'd be ok with it bc my 2.5 yr is the same way -...

I'd be ok with it bc my 2.5 yr is the same way - hyper verbal, very sweet with other kids, occasionally shy with pushy ones, but overall I'd look at it more like a Montessori group where you have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By sassyfirechick
I've had baseboard heaters my whole life with...

I've had baseboard heaters my whole life with various furnace systems from oil to gas and they never get "hot". We just did a cleaning of the ones in DD's room - found 2 melissa and doug chunky...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By sassyfirechick
I had good luck by joining a local ton me crunchy...

I had good luck by joining a local ton me crunchy moms group on FB and that's where I've had the best luck with all the various holistic providers I've sought out!
Forum: Vaccinations   08-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,371
Posted By sassyfirechick
Sorry momma! I do follow some of the SD board...

Sorry momma! I do follow some of the SD board because that's where we started our journey, and I did get the email notification of your post but by then it was already gone so I couldn't read or...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By sassyfirechick
Breastfeed, hand washing, vit c, and don't let...

Breastfeed, hand washing, vit c, and don't let people come over if they have any symptoms of being ill or have been exposed to someone in the last week or two who was ill. It's a simple formula that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-23-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By sassyfirechick
I don't think there was anything special or magic...

I don't think there was anything special or magic to our transition, we just made the decision that for her 2nd birthday, DD was getting her big girl bed - aka converted the crib to toddler bed. She...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By sassyfirechick
Yep, find a local crunchy group! Most have...

Yep, find a local crunchy group! Most have facebook pages if you're on there and will have lots of recommendations for your area.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By sassyfirechick
Everything has a place then it's easier to clean...

Everything has a place then it's easier to clean up - we've have a set bin or basket for legos, wood blocks, cars, disney characters, little people....you name it, it has a designated bin. If DD...
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