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Forum: Life With a Baby   10-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Brightside
How are you doing, and how is your stress level...

How are you doing, and how is your stress level these days? I hope you have been able to get a bit of sleep, because I think that's one of the most restorative things for us moms. 
 
I hear you...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Brightside
My mom had this cookbook when I was growing up,...

My mom had this cookbook when I was growing up, and it fascinated me to read it - Confessions of a Sneaky Organic Cook....
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Brightside
I'm somewhat familiar with Mercola. I take him...

I'm somewhat familiar with Mercola. I take him with a grain of salt just because I think he tends to be a bit paranoid about everything, lol. 
 
The nutritional typing has been helpful for me. I'm...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-25-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By Brightside
This is something I have a hard time figuring...

This is something I have a hard time figuring out too. One of my favorite PP meals was a quiche someone brought. They freeze easily too, which is a huge plus, and I love having all that protein and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Brightside
I've seen lots of fun ideas on Design Sponge,...

I've seen lots of fun ideas on Design Sponge, mostly in the Before and After section. Here's a couple I was able to find. 
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-29-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,439
Posted By Brightside
Yes yes! I love those birds from Spool. I used...

Yes yes! I love those birds from Spool. I used them for Christmas ornaments and finally got around to making a mobile. After getting frustrated with trying to sew them sitting on top of the branch I...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-29-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 82,963
Posted By Brightside
I saw several recipes that mentioned chicken...

I saw several recipes that mentioned chicken stock or bullion cubes and thought I'd share a tip. I can't bring myself to buy bullion because it's expensive and I don't like the ingredient list.
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-27-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Brightside
I'm not exactly sure where this came from, but...

I'm not exactly sure where this came from, but one of my friends shared and it was love at first bake!

Makes a HUGE batch. I use palm shortening from Tropical Traditions. That stuff has...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Brightside
I don't have experience specific to yours, but I...

I don't have experience specific to yours, but I know what my midwife would say - "Do your kegels!" Both she and my doula have stressed the importance of keeping toned, and talked of one woman who...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-04-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Brightside
I second the palm shortening. Ever since a...

I second the palm shortening. Ever since a friend introduced me to it I have been in love! There are some things shortening can do nothing else can! As an amateur baker and somewhat southern cook we...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-17-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,495
Posted By Brightside
My supply tanked when I got pregnant, and it...

My supply tanked when I got pregnant, and it took me a bit to figure out why DS was having dry diapers. Grrr.

We went through some really hard times - he was nursing round the clock because of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Brightside
I'm not an expert by any means....but thought...

I'm not an expert by any means....but thought I'd throw my two cents in.

Do you think it could be hand washed? Could you test a small piece? I would lean that direction, gently towel press and/or...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-03-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Brightside
I don't have much experience...but I noticed...

I don't have much experience...but I noticed that I didn't seem to have much milk and my LO started having dry diapers when they were previously wet. Umm...it took me a week to figure out I was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,495
Posted By Brightside
nak Just wanted to pop in and say thank you...

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Just wanted to pop in and say thank you to everyone for sharing their experiences and struggles. It's giving me a realistic picture of what life will be like as the milk supply for two! I...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-21-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Brightside
I was involved with somewhat-professional...

I was involved with somewhat-professional framing for over 5 years. Unfortunately, framing is one of those things that is difficult to do yourself, because having the right equipment makes all the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-21-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,495
Posted By Brightside
Ooooh, I'm so glad this thread was started! ...

Ooooh, I'm so glad this thread was started!

I'm 12 weeks pg with #2, and DS1 will be 22 mos when baby is born. Things have been tough lately, some teething nursing going on at night which is hard...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Brightside
Do prunes not work for anyone anymore?...

Do prunes not work for anyone anymore? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif I had trouble for a long time until my family reminded me about them. Now I keep them handy...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-10-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By Brightside
I've had a hard time too. I'm cheap and I hate...

I've had a hard time too. I'm cheap and I hate to drive very far to shop.

One friend that lent me her stash said she went to Ross and found some great deals. She had a ton of pants and she said...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-08-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Brightside
I get hives terribly during pregnancy, only...

I get hives terribly during pregnancy, only mildly at other times, so I feel her pain!

Ever since I first broke out as a teenager I have taken L-Lysine for them and it really helps. I think it's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-10-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By Brightside
I'm sorry to hear this - I know it's...

I'm sorry to hear this - I know it's frustrating!

Have you tried baking soda in the wash and a bunch of vinegar in the rinse? I go to the feed store and get a whole 50 lb bag of bicarbonate of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Brightside
This happened to me and our DS, but not as...

This happened to me and our DS, but not as drastically. I let the "blocks" get too long before switching sides and then I think he hit a growth spurt, maybe when he was a few months old? It's all a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-26-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,196
Posted By Brightside
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ye...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif:

I water down dish detergent enough to use it in a spray bottle, and treat all my stains with that and some elbow grease. Usually gets...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-25-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Brightside
Thank you all so much! I had oatmeal for...

Thank you all so much!

I had oatmeal for breakfast and will continue to do that. I eat like a horse while pregnant - last time I gained almost 50 lbs - so I'm just concentrating on nutrient dense...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-24-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Brightside
Your replies give me hope. From what I've been...

Your replies give me hope. From what I've been hearing I didn't think there was any way to encourage my supply to come back up again.

I am trying to get all my supplements lined up - I got a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-24-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Brightside
My son had green poops for a while that alerted...

My son had green poops for a while that alerted me to an oversupply problem. I started block feeding and it improved quickly. I would think as soon as he starts getting more hind milk his poops...
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