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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,342
Posted By tammyswanson
Nope, we just took them in once so we could get...

Nope, we just took them in once so we could get 'proof' for the birth certificates. The second one I refused to do prenatal 'care' or ultrasounds after Gloria Lemay clued me into how they are not...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-19-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By tammyswanson
The best advice that worked for us was to read...

The best advice that worked for us was to read the book "Nourishing Traditions" by Dr Sally Fallon. The advice in her book saved our health! My DH lost weight, my rheumatoid arthritis went into...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-26-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,407
Posted By tammyswanson
My DS is 4 and no problems, though I had to...

My DS is 4 and no problems, though I had to smack the intern's hands away because she was trying to retract him! Only thing you really have to worry about is doctors trying to retract. Or nurses. Or...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-26-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,925
Posted By tammyswanson
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/mecry.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/mecry.gifI tried my very best, I really did. I sent out a circumcision information pack along with Dr Mendelsohn's book and a baby sling for her. When she...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By tammyswanson
Congratulations! What a sweet birth story,...

Congratulations! What a sweet birth story, sounds like your kids really love the new baby! With me, hypnobabies didn't work so great, but the hot water for the waterbirth did wonders too....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-24-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By tammyswanson
I took witch hazel LEAF tea and a few drops of...

I took witch hazel LEAF tea and a few drops of shepherds purse tincture in the tea ( DH put in 5 drops), just a handful of witch hazel leaf to a cup or so of water. I bled so much less this last UC...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-24-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By tammyswanson
With my second UC, when I began to have...

With my second UC, when I began to have 'birthing waves', I wasn't even sure if it was 'the time' and was trying to go back to sleep. At first I got terrified because I remembered how my first UC...
Forum: Birth Stories   09-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By tammyswanson
Awesome birth story! I loved having a birthing...

Awesome birth story! I loved having a birthing pool this time around too! I felt that everything I did helped me have a much better labor this time around as well!...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By tammyswanson
As far as cleaning dishes, switch to paper...

As far as cleaning dishes, switch to paper plates! I really should do this, as I just had a baby a few weeks ago, and had cleaned the house and kitchen the day before I went into my birthing waves...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
  argh.
Views: 1,233
Posted By tammyswanson
Being a mom is a 24 hour a day job. Maybe you...

Being a mom is a 24 hour a day job. Maybe you should tell him that he can watch the kids while you 'take a break' and get a day job.

I remember Alice on the old Honeymooners program saying...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By tammyswanson
Quote: Originally Posted by mbhf...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbhf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15784563)
I don't really look at many of the thing my dh...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-07-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By tammyswanson
I think Phyllis Diller said something about...

I think Phyllis Diller said something about cleaning up when you have kids is like shoveling before a snowstorm....
Forum: Birth Stories   09-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By tammyswanson
Wow, that must have been crazy! Glad that you...

Wow, that must have been crazy! Glad that you and your baby are okay! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Birth Stories   09-07-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By tammyswanson
Thank you everyone! And thanks for reading my BS...

Thank you everyone! And thanks for reading my BS (birth story). http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-25-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,619
Posted By tammyswanson
I've heard of some women just ending up...

I've heard of some women just ending up breastfeeding on one side only, for various reasons. I would check out kellymom.com for info on what to do. Is your breast inflamed or red, and hot? That...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,257
Posted By tammyswanson
Some things you can't discuss with people. Its...

Some things you can't discuss with people. Its like if you criticize their decision to CIO with their kids, somehow they feel guilty for doing it to their own kids, yet they continue to justify it....
Forum: Birth Stories   08-25-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By tammyswanson
I better type this down before I forget it! ...

I better type this down before I forget it!

Since spilling the beans after our planned UC birth of our first DS (we hadn't been planning on another kid) after he was born, I couldn't hide the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-25-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,017
Posted By tammyswanson
I would avoid soy, it is full of phytates. Have...

I would avoid soy, it is full of phytates. Have you read the book Nourishing Traditions? They have some great suggestions for increasing fertility naturally. Also the Price Pottenger Nutrition...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-25-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By tammyswanson
Quote: Originally Posted by Theia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Theia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15771267)
No way! Let me be the thread killer! I live in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-25-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By tammyswanson
I know how you feel. We built our own house down...

I know how you feel. We built our own house down here in the boonies, it's been going on 12 years now (we still aren't done finishing the house, lol!). Our neighbors are not ones who we want to hang...
Forum: Family Safety   08-25-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,776
Posted By tammyswanson
Hmm, that's a tough one. There was a boy that...

Hmm, that's a tough one. There was a boy that got raped by a mentally unstable teenager where I grew up, it was a few years ago, but he was followed into the bathroom by the other kid. I think the...
Forum: Birth Stories   08-24-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,070
Posted By tammyswanson
What a sweet ending to your birth story! I'm so...

What a sweet ending to your birth story! I'm so glad it worked out in the end for you! I love her name too, Edie! Sorry you had a posterior birth, I was worried mine was posterior too, but...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-23-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By tammyswanson
I just was going to post my birth story and saw...

I just was going to post my birth story and saw your post. It's funny, because I sort of feel that way a little bit too. I wasn't planning on any more, but you never know! I'm also your age too, but...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-21-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,196
Posted By tammyswanson
I have gone 'refined sugar free' as much as...

I have gone 'refined sugar free' as much as possible during this pregnancy, and I won't eat any lunch meat or anything I suspect has MSG or anything in it, I'm staying away from ultrasound,...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-21-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
  Nm.
Views: 6,797
Posted By tammyswanson
You really are incredibly strong to be dealing...

You really are incredibly strong to be dealing with this atrocity committed by your ex. I can't even imagine the heartache you've experienced by this. Can you see if the police or phone company can...
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