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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By mama2annabelle
Wow, this has turned into a great conversation....

Wow, this has turned into a great conversation.  While I do disagree with some points given, I honor the fact that we all are passionate about what is best for babies in our care.  Thank you all for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-18-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By mama2annabelle
I believe they are both important....they are...

I believe they are both important....they are not mutually exclusive.  I'll keep looking for the better options, thanks.   
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-17-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By mama2annabelle
Thanks for the replies.  True that type of...

Thanks for the replies.  True that type of formula is a minor issue in the grand scheme of these children's lives.  But, as I am well aware of formula's shortfalls and have the means to purchase the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-17-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By mama2annabelle
We are about to start fostering and I am looking...

We are about to start fostering and I am looking forward to having babies in our care.  
 
All 4 of my children were breastfed, so formula-feeding is going to be a whole new ballgame for me.  I...
Forum: Women's Health   07-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By mama2annabelle
I'm a happy doTERRA customer as well.  Excellent...

I'm a happy doTERRA customer as well.  Excellent products!  I've been using essential oils for almost 10 years now (Aura Cacia, NOW, Mountain Rose Herbs) and when I first encountered doTERRA I was...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By mama2annabelle
I don't know anything about Paleo.    My...

I don't know anything about Paleo. 
 
My doctor is an MD, surprisingly (a Family Practice Physician).  But over the years she has changed her entire practice into Holistic one.  She practices...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By mama2annabelle
Hello,    I would love to hear from people...

Hello, 
 
I would love to hear from people who have had successful experiences with the GAPS diet.  By successful, I mean they did the diet, symptoms went away, and now they are fine.  
 
I am...
Forum: Women's Health   04-12-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By mama2annabelle
Forgot to mention....the anti-inflammatory diet...

Forgot to mention....the anti-inflammatory diet protocol is detailed in that book.
Forum: Women's Health   04-12-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By mama2annabelle
I've been there with many of the same issues you...

I've been there with many of the same issues you describe...unable to loose baby weght, chronic fatigue, brain fog, terrible periods, brittle hair/nails, etc.  I also had a terrible time producing...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-27-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By mama2annabelle
Just wondering how many blogging mamas there are...

Just wondering how many blogging mamas there are here.  I'm just getting my feet wet and would love to chat with some others who are already doing it. 
Thanks!
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-14-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,429
Posted By mama2annabelle
Is anyone here planning to sit for the 2011...

Is anyone here planning to sit for the 2011 IBCLC exam? I have finally earned all my requirements and will be applying as soon as the applications are available....
Forum: Gardening   08-14-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,687
Posted By mama2annabelle
I remember reading that pumpkins and watermelons...

I remember reading that pumpkins and watermelons can be planted in a square foot garden...but I'm having a hard time believing it. I only have the really old version of the SFG book and it's...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-26-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By mama2annabelle
It would be pretty miserable from May through...

It would be pretty miserable from May through October here in Florida (Tampa Bay area) with no A/C. I can't imagine doing that by choice.
Now, going without heat would be totally do-able though.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-19-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By mama2annabelle
I haven't read the other responses...just want...

I haven't read the other responses...just want to share our personal experience.

We have seen great changes in our daughter who has been diagnosed ADHD-inattentive, ODD and SPD. We have done the...
Forum: Homebirth   04-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,060
Posted By mama2annabelle
I LOVE the wording! Not preachy at all.

I LOVE the wording! Not preachy at all.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-03-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By mama2annabelle
I'm sorry you're going through this with her. I...

I'm sorry you're going through this with her. I can totally relate as we've had some major issues with our 7 year old daughter. We have found that, for her, there is not any type of discipline or...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-31-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By mama2annabelle
Wow! I love this thread and all the honesty! I...

Wow! I love this thread and all the honesty! I would love to be perfect and have it all together, but I am so very far from that. It's nice to hear other mamas feeling the same way.
I really don't...
Forum: Allergies   03-28-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By mama2annabelle
I went to a natural wellness clinic recently and...

I went to a natural wellness clinic recently and got a bunch of testing done trying to figure out what was causing all my symptoms (many similar to yours, but major one was depression). It was a...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   03-21-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By mama2annabelle
I'll be there!...

I'll be there! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-19-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,479
Posted By mama2annabelle
I got pregnant after DH's vasectomy. We were...

I got pregnant after DH's vasectomy. We were careless and didn't wait the full 8 weeks before going w/out a condom. He had it done in early Oct and I conceived late Nov. I miscarried at the end of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By mama2annabelle
I just found out that I am severly gluten...

I just found out that I am severly gluten intolerant and now have to go gluten-free. We also are already on the Feingold diet as a family which has been a huge blessing in restoring sanity to our...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By mama2annabelle
I tried it with DD and she hated it after a few...

I tried it with DD and she hated it after a few lessons. I tried it a couple years later with DS, who has a very different learning style/personality/temperment than his big siste. I thought it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By mama2annabelle
We do it. DH works full time and I work part...

We do it. DH works full time and I work part time. I work 2 days a week, (about 18-20 hours total) on DH's days off. We do miss out on any family days where we are all together though, which is...
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,612
Posted By mama2annabelle
I haven't had a chance to read the other...

I haven't had a chance to read the other replies....just wanted to encourage you to trust your instincts!!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-26-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By mama2annabelle
My DD has sensory issues (not diagnosed, but...

My DD has sensory issues (not diagnosed, but chiro thinks she has SPD) and was just diagnosed with ADHD. We have been seeing a chiro weekly for about a month or so. Sometimes I think it's helping,...
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