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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Is your heat electric? Perhaps that makes your...

Is your heat electric? Perhaps that makes your bill high?
I would definitely cut out the cable, the gym, the extra car, and maybe even the eating out.
 
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,670
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
For my daughter's birthday we had a hot...

For my daughter's birthday we had a hot chocolate bar and the take-home favours were the mugs we used at the party. The week before, I went to the second hand shops in the area and picked up pretty...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-29-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
I came to the thread to recommend Putumayo, but...

I came to the thread to recommend Putumayo, but I see that's been covered. I also really like Maria Sangiolo. You can buy her CD's or MP3's from CD Baby. I like Fairy Moon a lot, and I also have the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Thanks! It turns out to be strep throat, which...

Thanks!
It turns out to be strep throat, which I might have figured out if I had managed to look inside my daughter's throat earlier, but I did as we were leaving, and saw that her tonsils were...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-04-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Sunday night my dd (8 yrs) stepped on a nail,...

Sunday night my dd (8 yrs) stepped on a nail, and it was in about half an inch. The wound bled afterwards, plus the nail had been on the floor in her room, so not an anaerobic environment. She had...
Forum: Spirituality   07-21-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 11,659
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
I hardly ever come to mdc any more, but I saw...

I hardly ever come to mdc any more, but I saw this thread in new posts and had to pop in to say hi!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-21-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
It's great that you're aware she's trying to...

It's great that you're aware she's trying to make up for lost time, that sounds exactly like what your daughter is doing. If you're finding that you're full, is it possible for you to pump at work...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-21-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 42,259
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
My first thought was old bed sheets cut up, or...

My first thought was old bed sheets cut up, or some gauzy material from a second-hand shop, but the more I thought about it, the more I couldn't grasp the idea. I don't want to come off poorly, and...
Forum: Canada   04-03-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,876
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
http://www.nurtured.ca A local store in...

http://www.nurtured.ca
A local store in Halifax that is just awesome!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,453
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Since I first started typing, there were more...

Since I first started typing, there were more replies, so I wanted to add that, of my three children, I think only one of them had put two words together by age 18 months, and even that, I'm not...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-13-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,453
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Mine is a slow talker too, and at 20 months he's...

Mine is a slow talker too, and at 20 months he's starting to say a few more things. I think the best thing to do is relax and let him thrive on life, and the words will come. In the past 2 months, a...
Forum: Spirituality   01-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 17,916
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Hello again! I haven't been on MDC much lately...

Hello again! I haven't been on MDC much lately since the new changes last year, but I saw this thread and wanted to pop in and say hi. Back to the beginning of the thread, my word for the year would...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-16-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 29,247
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
What about the super-h1n1 in Ukraine? It sounds...

What about the super-h1n1 in Ukraine? It sounds really scary!

(http://www.naturalnews.com/027503_Ukraine_super_flu.html)http://http://www.naturalnews.com/02...super_flu.html...
Forum: Elimination Communication   11-14-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
I just wanted to say that I am glad to hear I'm...

I just wanted to say that I am glad to hear I'm not the only one whose kids ec'd but still didn't become potty-consistent until a later age. My oldest just went through a bed-wetting thing, at age...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,962
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Wow! I sooooo could have written that post!...

Wow! I sooooo could have written that post! well, except, we have thus far managed to escape h1n1.
First, I want to say that when I think I'd like to send dd (who's 7) to school again, so someone...
Forum: Women's Health   11-06-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,010
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Me too, stopped trusting his site when I felt...

Me too, stopped trusting his site when I felt the sales pressure. I usually pass it over or take it lightly, or look for similar info elsewhere.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
I think the unfortunate thing about making chewy...

I think the unfortunate thing about making chewy cookies is a high amount of sugar, because I think the sugar caramelizes during baking, and that makes the chewiness. This is a theory I came up with...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 29,247
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Here's a link to an article saying, basically,...

Here's a link to an article saying, basically, don't panic if there's no vaccine, you can keep yourself healthy other ways. Isn't it amusing to watch the media and health officials always...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-03-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 29,247
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/can...tml?id=215...

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/can...tml?id=2152938 (http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=2152938)

I'm guessing this is the article. It does say 90% of deaths are in people...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 29,247
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
lurable - do you have a link to the article that...

lurable - do you have a link to the article that excerpt was from?
Also, I didn't hear that the deaths were linked to bacterial infections. Is that true of the 13 year old hockey player?
The total...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
I second the 'let it sit' suggestion - I try to...

I second the 'let it sit' suggestion - I try to do this with whole wheat muffins and pancakes too. I wonder if adding extra wheat gluten would help?
Forum: Vaccinations   11-02-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 29,247
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Hi! I'm trying to read as much about H1N1 as I...

Hi! I'm trying to read as much about H1N1 as I can, and try to make an informed decision about whether or not to vaccinate anyone in our family. We're Canadian, and right now, we're having a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Usually, quite a bit of dairy, but less lately. ...

Usually, quite a bit of dairy, but less lately.
I wondered about diabetes recently for another reason, so it may be worthy to pursue. The reason is this: we're doing a behaviour chart right now, so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,747
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
Not a picture book, and I haven't actually read...

Not a picture book, and I haven't actually read or seen it (but liked others in the series), but I'm thinking of the Kingfisher Treasury of Spooky Stories. Maybe it's at your library?
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Pam_and_Abigail
I am beyond frustrated with this, which I...

I am beyond frustrated with this, which I imagine isn't helping the situation, but dd has been wetting the bed almost every night for about 2 weeks. There were a few days last week where she didn't,...
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