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Forum: Babywearing   08-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By genniemom
Annual Babywearing Photo Contest?

Is there an Annual Babywearing Photo contest this year? They're usually in July, but I haven't seen anything.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-30-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By genniemom
Thanks for the input. I will check those out!

Thanks for the input. I will check those out!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By genniemom
Thanks so much for the input! I'm thinking it...

Thanks so much for the input! I'm thinking it will be pretty hard to get the rest of the family on board with just commodes. I was under the impression that composting toilets use the same concepts...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-25-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By genniemom
When you say U of M, you mean UMD? There are...

When you say U of M, you mean UMD? There are tons of options for living very close to campus or a little further out in nature. There are also just tons of options in Duluth in general. A new birth...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-25-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By genniemom
I am completely lost in my search for a good...

I am completely lost in my search for a good composting toilet. What I'm looking for: a lower maintenance toilet that runs on electricity, flushes with air and a small amount of water, and composts....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-25-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,777
Posted By genniemom
I have been dreaming about yurts for quite a...

I have been dreaming about yurts for quite a while now. No concrete plans yet, but my sister and I plan to purchase some land and live on it together with our families. We're in the early stages...
Forum: Diapering   09-25-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By genniemom
I just started using Shea Moisture baby cream. I...

I just started using Shea Moisture baby cream. I really like it!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-22-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By genniemom
I had both of  my sons at my last birth. They...

I had both of  my sons at my last birth. They were 4 and 1. They found it really exciting. I showed them birth videos (including my own) and Babies and Birth On the Farm. My midwife said it was one...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-18-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By genniemom
I wasted my first baby's placenta. I had no idea...

I wasted my first baby's placenta. I had no idea it had any value. I paid for encapsulation with my second, and did the encapsulating myself the third time around. I highly recommend it. I have...
Forum: Diapering   07-18-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By genniemom
When my baby was young and not very mobile, I...

When my baby was young and not very mobile, I would sometimes just lay him on top of a prefold and put another one on top of him. When he nursed, I would just loosely wrap the top one around him...
Forum: Potty Learning   07-17-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By genniemom
My 4.5 yo son is only very recently fully potty...

My 4.5 yo son is only very recently fully potty trained. He is very intense in personality, and we are very laid back parents, so we let him set the pace. What finally helped was peer support (not...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-17-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By genniemom
Sorry for responding to this old thread. I just...

Sorry for responding to this old thread. I just had an idea that worked for me. I made a book that had all of the parts of the service in order. My son can then follow along with the words and...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By genniemom
I was going to suggest Mama Natural's post about...

I was going to suggest Mama Natural's post about how she weaned her son, but you are already doing something very similar. Thank you for posting this. Sometimes it feels like nobody actual nurses...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By genniemom
I second that it doesn't sound harmful to me....

I second that it doesn't sound harmful to me. Babies with colic cry nonstop and the advice given is to just be there with them. If it helps, this is how I get my almost 2yo to sleep: I lie down in...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By genniemom
This is an interesting question. I was raised AP...

This is an interesting question. I was raised AP but conservatively religious. We slept with our parent(s) as babies and were weaned and moved out when the next pregnancy came. My younger sister was...
Forum: Diapering   07-16-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 882
Posted By genniemom
What is the name of the book? I was thinking...

What is the name of the book? I was thinking about jumping in with my almost 2 yo DS.
Forum: Parenting   07-14-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,251
Posted By genniemom
I love this thread. Rather than listing all of...

I love this thread. Rather than listing all of my many non AP practices, I would like to admit that I put on a façade when I'm around other AP parents. I pack special organic snacks instead of the...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-29-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By genniemom
Hello there. I am not in the immediate area. I...

Hello there. I am not in the immediate area. I live up north in Superior, about 5 hours away. I just wanted to add a welcome and I hope you find some people a little bit closer. Wi is a great place...
Forum: Women's Health   09-20-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
  Hops
Views: 78
Posted By genniemom
Could anyone help me figure out the best way to...

Could anyone help me figure out the best way to use hops? I am unsure whether to take it in tea or as a tincure, and really have no idea how to make either.
Forum: VBAC   08-31-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By genniemom
Hi Andrea, I don't know you but I just wanted...

Hi Andrea,
I don't know you but I just wanted to offer some words of encouragement. I think that looking at risk factors and percentages is not usual for most women, so it can be difficult to...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-31-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By genniemom
Hello there!   I live in the Duluth, MN...

Hello there!
 
I live in the Duluth, MN area. I don't know of any Latin masses, but our priest over in Superior, WI (five minutes from Duluth) is very well-liked, energetic and passionate. I will...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   05-21-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By genniemom
If she is willing to travel a bit, there are...

If she is willing to travel a bit, there are several midwives in Duluth, MN (about two hours drive) who sometimes serve clients that far away (extra fees for travel.) I had Jana Studelska, CPM, who...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-21-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By genniemom
Hi everyone. I just started EC with my 9 month...

Hi everyone. I just started EC with my 9 month old baby. I also have a 3 1/2 yo son who is not potty-trained. I had allowed my husband to have full control over training our older son, because I've...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-16-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By genniemom
I know it's extremely rare, but I'm wondering...

I know it's extremely rare, but I'm wondering about an u/s tech not seeing a twin on an ultrasound. I'm planning my first homebirth, and I'm 15 weeks pregnant. I know without a doubt when I ovulated...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-09-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,852
Posted By genniemom
I hope no one takes this as a scare story. When...

I hope no one takes this as a scare story. When DS was between 7 and 8 weeks old, I tried to step over a baby gate, and my leg got caught. I tripped and landed hard right on top of him. He didn't...
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