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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Wildcrafter
You must be so happy about your decision. Your...

You must be so happy about your decision. Your boss may be pretty surprised if they haven't had any clue as of yet. And only week could really strap them. Hopefully they will be supportive and happy...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By Wildcrafter
Ok, so trying to put on a positive spin..... ...

Ok, so trying to put on a positive spin.....

I know you guys know what I mean when I say sometimes it's harder when dh IS home. At this point he's a novelty and it gets the kids all wound up. And...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-08-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,385
Posted By Wildcrafter
Here's a few tips from a dishwasher-less mom of...

Here's a few tips from a dishwasher-less mom of three (3, 3, and 6).

Paper plates - you can compost the cheapies and rinse and reuse the not-so-cheapies. (this from the woman who uses no paper...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-08-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By Wildcrafter
Do you ever feel like you've lost your adult...

Do you ever feel like you've lost your adult social skills since leaving the work force and entering kid-land? I have trouble now making friends and can't seem to figure this out. Sometimes I say...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By Wildcrafter
Yep, I'm in. Dh is a carpenter and this time of...

Yep, I'm in. Dh is a carpenter and this time of year works a full time job and has numerous side jobs going. He works sun-up to sun-down. He's had 3 days off since April. It feels pretty...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Wildcrafter
I went with a backpack/sling combo and later,...

I went with a backpack/sling combo and later, once they were on their feet, would alternate the backpack (they both loved it!) while one had floor time or in stroller. Carrying two got hard for me...
Forum: Allergies   06-26-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Wildcrafter
Have you had an intolerance test done by a...

Have you had an intolerance test done by a naturopath? Our Ped wouldn't test for allergies because they said ds didn't seem allergy type even though he's had eczema and breathing trouble with rsv....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-26-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Wildcrafter
I just got through nightweaning my twins. I...

I just got through nightweaning my twins. I started when they were 2 and gradually reduced the nursings. The first time to say no was the hardest!! You just got to commit and get through the first...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-11-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By Wildcrafter
The hindmilk that comes at the end of each...

The hindmilk that comes at the end of each feeding is what will get that baby pooping so make sure she is nursing long enough. She can handexpress a bit to see if the milk is bluish (at beginning)...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-11-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Wildcrafter
Most of the fear of contamination was based on...

Most of the fear of contamination was based on methods no longer used. Modern methods of equipment sanitation and proper storage are used throughout, pasteurized or not. Freshness and cleanliness...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-11-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Wildcrafter
Stewed ginger & rhubarb: water to cover...

Stewed ginger & rhubarb:

water to cover bottom of pot
cut rhubarb -about 1 inch pieces
1/2 c maple syrup
1T to 1/4 cup fresh ginger (chopped small)
cover and simmer about 20 minutes
cool in...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-09-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,265
Posted By Wildcrafter
thanks, ladies

thanks, ladies
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-08-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Wildcrafter
Sorry to hear of your nightmarish experience. ...

Sorry to hear of your nightmarish experience.

When my 2 year old had staph I went to ped who diagnosed it as staph. After, I took him to a naturopath who gave him sulphur pills internally and...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-08-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,265
Posted By Wildcrafter
My friend is having her 3rd baby and tried with...

My friend is having her 3rd baby and tried with her first two to homebirth but ended up having a lot of complications and ended up in hospital both times. This time she is going to plan a hospital...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-29-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Wildcrafter
Would rather use fishoil in my dairy free kids'...

Would rather use fishoil in my dairy free kids' diet but they've rejected 3 different types. Maybe when they're older... So I use freshly ground flaxseed (I think it's better as a whole food rather...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-29-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By Wildcrafter
Steaming lightly (so that they are still vivid...

Steaming lightly (so that they are still vivid in color) and adding butter or earth balance and lemon works for us. After a summer of eating cukes etc right out of the garden, it is hard for kids to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-29-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Wildcrafter
"Whole Foods for the Whole Family" is a good...

"Whole Foods for the Whole Family" is a good cookbook for those who want to use whole flours and sugar sub's like honey, fyi.
Forum: Homebirth   05-29-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Wildcrafter
At 39, I had 3 good size fibroids that caused no...

At 39, I had 3 good size fibroids that caused no pain nor problems during a twin pregnancy. HBAC'd full term with no problems.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Wildcrafter
A backpack. It may seem odd at first, but when...

A backpack. It may seem odd at first, but when one baby could sit up, I found the backpack absolutely indispensible. Gives mom 2 free hands to pick up other babe when needed. Also could wear with a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-11-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Wildcrafter
Thanks for all the helpful responses. I think...

Thanks for all the helpful responses. I think I'm going to start with the total night wean - we've been working on decreasing. It's the nighttimes that are still hard even though only waking a few...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-08-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Wildcrafter
Twin ds and dd are 2 next week. They don't nurse...

Twin ds and dd are 2 next week. They don't nurse that much, really. And neither one nurses to sleep anymore. But still I'm burnt out on nursing (it's been 5 years straight now, two with the twins)...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-23-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,719
Posted By Wildcrafter
Good for you for turning social services...

Good for you for turning social services away!!!!! And I must clear something up - I did not have an unassisted birth, I was attended by a lay midwife - but not against my will! Sorry if what I said...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-17-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,719
Posted By Wildcrafter
As the official birthing blacksheep of my...

As the official birthing blacksheep of my community,* I can tell you that saying stuff like "I have made an informed decision and am acting well within my rights" might help shutting them up. I tell...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-17-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Wildcrafter
I started exercising in front of my kids (ages...

I started exercising in front of my kids (ages 2, 2 & 4), as opposed to while they are sleeping. I find they are great motivators. All I have to do is say exercise and one will run and get my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-18-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Wildcrafter
I agree it gets better/ easier. Mine are 22...

I agree it gets better/ easier. Mine are 22 months and (almost) the only time I tandem nurse is in the big comfy chair with plenty of room and pillows. Never in public anymore. Like a circus with...
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