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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-13-2013, 09:39 PM
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Posted By EloiseMM
(Before I forget... I meant to mention a very...

(Before I forget... I meant to mention a very important thing. Grain products can be healthy, but if you don't prepare them properly, they take minerals away from your body because of pythic acid......
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-13-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
So happy to hear his diapers are better. Hope he...

So happy to hear his diapers are better. Hope he sleeps better soon.
 
As for the apples, I can't remember if you did, can you cook apple slices in coconut oil? If you cook them they'll be easier...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
(OOPS! Sorry this came out so long!)   ...

(OOPS! Sorry this came out so long!)
 
Summary:

ALL nuts, seeds, beans, and grains need to be soaked or fermented so they're easy to digest and so they don't damage the intestines. He might...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-03-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,454
Posted By EloiseMM
Hmm...   They make you go through all the...

Hmm...
 
They make you go through all the classes before even checking if your house can pass the home study?
 
My husband and I work Saturdays, so both of us taking 8 Saturdays off (for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-02-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
To prevent damage to the intestines and...

To prevent damage to the intestines and reverting to how sick I was before, I need to eat traditionally prepared grains like fresh sourdough instead of the kind of bread you'd find at the grocery...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
Maybe I'll mention this, I didn't feel...

Maybe I'll mention this, I didn't feel comfortable putting this out there because people never believe me when I tell them (they look at me like I'm stupid). But I'll share in case it helps your...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
Wow,I't's so great to see it's going well !   ...

Wow,I't's so great to see it's going well !
 
How much does he like eggs? If you want him to stay full longer, maybe he could have 2 eggs for breakfast. Some people cook them in coconut oil (2 or...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-20-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,454
Posted By EloiseMM
Thank you all for your help -- called, and set...

Thank you all for your help -- called, and set up a time for an informational meeting!
 
Do you know if this type of meeting is just for my husband and or my husband, or is it with other parents...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-17-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By EloiseMM
I used to be a meal plan goddess, really good at...

I used to be a meal plan goddess, really good at it, but it almost felt like a full time job!
 
Now what I do is a lot more simple. I don't even write it down. Our plates are half protein, half...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By EloiseMM
Hey, let's get this thread going again! My...

Hey, let's get this thread going again! My contribution:
 
Brussel sprouts fried rice (if you don't have brussel sprouts, use frozen peas)
For every 2 people:

1 cup brussel sprouts, shaved...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,454
Posted By EloiseMM
Who do you call to get the paperwork to get...

Who do you call to get the paperwork to get started with foster care? DHHS?
Would having tachycardia (fast heart beat) and high-blood pressure disqualify me? I have it because of thyroid issues.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-15-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
Just make sure to get those Bristling sardines...

Just make sure to get those Bristling sardines (skinny sardines) instead of the fat sardines, the big sardines taste so bad... (IM-not-so-humble-O)
 
Maybe you could try cooking sweet potato in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-13-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,209
Posted By EloiseMM
It's not that hard, take it step by step and...

It's not that hard, take it step by step and you'll get there eventually :) Keep trying!
I'm an adult and can't sleep well if I eat gluten. It must be much worse for a very young child.
 
Did you...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-11-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By EloiseMM
Sorry, more snacks if you need to cook beans...

Sorry, more snacks if you need to cook beans more often to offset the costs.
 
Make scrambled egg and ground meat + bean burritos, keep in a tupperware.
 
Buy two baggies of dried chickpeas,...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-11-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By EloiseMM
Snacks:     Whipped heavy cream with...

Snacks:
 
 
Whipped heavy cream with frozen berries or peaches/apricots (warm them on the stove until the juice makes a sauce)
 
 
Half a package of cream cheese spread on a large slice of...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-11-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By EloiseMM
Oh, the joys of living below poverty level,...

Oh, the joys of living below poverty level, without public assistance of any sort, and having teenage boys! I'm also in one modest paycheck.

Chicken thighs (with bone and skin) are generally .99c...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-11-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,504
Posted By EloiseMM
Grapefruit for breakfast? Why give him sugar to...

Grapefruit for breakfast? Why give him sugar to start the day? Even I would have a bad day if I just had a grapefruit for breakfast.
 
Why don't you make a big pot of coconut chicken curry....
Forum: Meal Planning   01-07-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By EloiseMM
One large (or 4 tiny) green cabbage(s) One...

One large (or 4 tiny) green cabbage(s)
One roast chicken
Kidney beans
White rice
Fat for cooking (leftover bacon grease would be a good choice, and kids love it)
Red chili paste
Ginger
Salt...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-06-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By EloiseMM
I'm not vegetarian or vegan but I saw this on...

I'm not vegetarian or vegan but I saw this on New Posts.
Pancakes: 2 bananas, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of coconut milk (or more if the batter is too thick), 1/4 cup of flour of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By EloiseMM
You can buy an exercise mat, the kind that's...

You can buy an exercise mat, the kind that's thick, soft, and squishy, not the ones that are thin and hard.
It's good if the mat is on the corner of the room so it stays put, but it doesn't really...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By EloiseMM
Hi Snapdraggon (my favorite flower!)   When...

Hi Snapdraggon (my favorite flower!)
 
When you say soup, do you mean the kind with chicken broth and vegetables? If so, maybe you can just cook the vegetables with chicken broth and then mash...
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