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Forum: Diapering   06-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By SageR
I used wool and prefolds exclusively with my...

I used wool and prefolds exclusively with my older boys. I am currently diapering my new baby with flats and wool.   We use Disana and Imse Vimse muslin flats. We just fold the flat into a rectangle...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-12-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 33,627
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Forum: The Mindful Home   03-19-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By SageR
Yes, oxygen bleach works best as a presoak in...

Yes, oxygen bleach works best as a presoak in warm to hot water.  IMO it doesn't do much to just add it to a regular wash cycle.  What I do is fill the washer, add my oxygen bleach, add the clothes,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,128
Posted By SageR
We just refinanced for 3.8%  fixed for 20 years,...

We just refinanced for 3.8%  fixed for 20 years, with no escrow and closing costs bundled in, through our local bank.  It is saving us a lot of money and 2 years of payments.  We have a pretty small...
Forum: Diapering   02-27-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,242
Posted By SageR
I love wool covers.  I used a little pul with my...

I love wool covers.  I used a little pul with my first son but most of our diapering has been done with wool covers.  I like pull-up soakers, shorties, and longies - Disana, recycled, or handknit. I...
Forum: March 2012   01-12-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By SageR
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Forum: Diapering   01-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By SageR
You don't need anything special.  We have a...

You don't need anything special.  We have a Rubbermaid can with one of those pedals on the bottom that lifts the lid when you step on it.  We got it at our loca lhardware store and I am sure it is...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-22-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By SageR
My second c/s was much easier than my first. I...

My second c/s was much easier than my first. I wasn't exhausted by labor, I was emotionally prepared, and I knew what to expect.  I had an appropriate birth plan in place (this was a big one - with...
Forum: March 2012   12-08-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
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Forum: March 2012   11-10-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By SageR
That's interesting!  I love how different bodies...

That's interesting!  I love how different bodies respond to pregnancy in such unique ways.  Part of my whole issue is that my joints and ligaments do not really stretch or move, so all of my organs...
Forum: March 2012   11-10-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By SageR
With my first I felt pretty good until the last...

With my first I felt pretty good until the last month when I started to experience hip pain.  With my second I felt fabulous pretty much the entire time.  This pregnancy I am just starting to feel...
Forum: Waldorf   11-07-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By SageR
I'm making my sons' dress-up stuff  -  they will...

I'm making my sons' dress-up stuff  -  they will each get a pirate costume and a viking costume complete with hats, and in their stockings they will get accessories like maps, treasure,...
Forum: March 2012   11-07-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By SageR
Lalaith, when I found out I was pregnant with my...

Lalaith, when I found out I was pregnant with my first son I almost cried.  IIRC my first words upon seeing the pink line was "holy s--t".  I got happy and excited after awhile but I was so sure it...
Forum: Waldorf   11-04-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By SageR
If you don't know the family that well and your...

If you don't know the family that well and your ds can't tell you what kinds of things his friend particularly likes I wouldn't hesitate to call the parents and ask.   If you check you can make sure...
Forum: March 2012   11-04-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By SageR
The few times I gave my babies baths (until...

The few times I gave my babies baths (until their cords fell of they got sponge baths and then I took them in the shower/bath with me) I just put a handtowel on the bottom of the kitchen sink and...
Forum: March 2012   11-04-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By SageR
Like pp I got a regular garbage pail with a lid...

Like pp I got a regular garbage pail with a lid that lifts when you step down on a little pedal.  I also got a couple bags to line it - on wash day you just lift the bag out and dump the diapers in...
Forum: March 2012   11-03-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By SageR
Great name! Fine for cousins.  I know a family...

Great name! Fine for cousins.  I know a family with a Ryan and a Ronin (similar sound to Rowan), and it doesn't seem to be an issue even with siblings.
 
Rowan is nice for a boy or a girl, too.  I...
Forum: March 2012   11-01-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By SageR
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Quote:Originally Posted by JMJ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334477/wierd-science#post_16726192)

Mixing races produces some...
Forum: March 2012   10-31-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,662
Posted By SageR
We're 19 weeks and I've definitely noticed...

We're 19 weeks and I've definitely noticed increased growth the last week or two.  People who somehow managed not to notice my bump before are like "Wow, you're really ...big."  No kidding! ...
Forum: March 2012   10-31-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By SageR
I think genetics are fascinating. I'm mixed...

I think genetics are fascinating.
I'm mixed race African American (so really, who know what exactly is in there) and Irish.  I have medium toned skin and dark, almost black hair and eyes.  Dh is...
Forum: March 2012   10-31-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By SageR
I'll be using an Ergo, possibly with the infant...

I'll be using an Ergo, possibly with the infant insert at first.  With my first baby I was able to use a Hug a Bub wrap for a month or two but my second baby was too heavy for a stretchy wrap.  We...
Forum: March 2012   10-28-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 493
Posted By SageR
 I had an apple fritter this morning and a cup...


I had an apple fritter this morning and a cup of decaf and it was pretty good.  I didn't think of donut type foods - they are sweet but not too sweet but most importantly they are fried.  I am...
Forum: March 2012   10-28-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,662
Posted By SageR
Congratulations Cellist!  I thought I might be...

Congratulations Cellist!  I thought I might be having a girl based on my symptoms but nope.
 
Cameragirl - I can so sympathize.  Living with other adults as a family is so so hard, especially if...
Forum: Waldorf   10-28-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By SageR
My children have Stockmar crayons and they will...

My children have Stockmar crayons and they will use them on occasion, but by far their most used art material is the Stockmar/Art Makes Sense colored pencils.  The crayons last forever - you will...
Forum: March 2012   10-27-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 493
Posted By SageR
I have my appetite back and how but I am still...

I have my appetite back and how but I am still not so interested in sugar which is crazy.  I am a sugar addict!  I want salty, fried, cheesy things, which is very uncharacteristic.
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