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Forum: The Mindful Home   09-10-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By awallrising
Remember, I am in a rental.  I had Marmoleum in...

Remember, I am in a rental.  I had Marmoleum in my old house, which is beautiful but I would not buy it again until they fix some probs with it (scratches very easily, requires top coat & polishing,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By awallrising
The carpeting has already been cleaned & it's...

The carpeting has already been cleaned & it's still filthy...it's not coming clean so I wanted it replaced.
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-04-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By awallrising
I asked the landlords about what's under the...

I asked the landlords about what's under the carpet (it's a 100 yr old house)...they put subfloor in over the hardwood many years ago b/c the floors were creaky.  Darn!  I was originally thinking...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By awallrising
I had to leave my gorgeous toxin-free house &...

I had to leave my gorgeous toxin-free house & move into a rental with old carpeting. The carpeting is super old & was professionally cleaned.  More toxins.  I was thinking about getting new...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By awallrising
Yes, we can get mesh & Jansport is PVC-free! ...

Yes, we can get mesh & Jansport is PVC-free!
Quote:Originally Posted by kchara http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By awallrising
Yes, it's for safety & the school goes up to 6th...

Yes, it's for safety & the school goes up to 6th grade....apparently 6th graders are dangerous these days.
 
Clear backpacks are pretty common & many of them are specifically made for kids which...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By awallrising
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by octobermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361934/school-mandated-clear-pvc-backpacks#post_17092640)

if...
Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By awallrising
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361934/school-mandated-clear-pvc-backpacks#post_17092669)
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Forum: Learning at School   08-30-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By awallrising
I'm sure not if this is the right place for this...

I'm sure not if this is the right place for this but....
 
 
So my son started Kindergarten this week & I found out that the school district requires clear backpacks...when I shopped for a clear...
Forum: Family Safety   07-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By awallrising
Does anyone know of any car sun shades that...

Does anyone know of any car sun shades that aren't made of PVC?  Or is there another alternative (other than tinting my car windows)?  All car sun shades seem to be made of vinyl.  I don't want my...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-06-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By awallrising
Yes, I know my baby needs breastmilk, I'm just...

Yes, I know my baby needs breastmilk, I'm just looking for some alternatives so I can leave the house occasionally without having to rush back & not feel such enormous pressure.
 
He's very...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By awallrising
So I have a baby who has been exclusively...

So I have a baby who has been exclusively breastfed until about a 4-6 weeks ago.  He seems to hate everything I give him, makes horrible faces at homemade organic pear sauce, apple sauce, sweet...
Forum: Women's Health   08-25-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By awallrising
Thanks.  He's only 4 weeks old so he's only...

Thanks.  He's only 4 weeks old so he's only getting breastmilk.  We already use gripe water so that's good.
Forum: Women's Health   08-25-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By awallrising
  My 4 week old baby just got diagnosed with...


My 4 week old baby just got diagnosed with GER.  He is exclusively breastfed.  I have a powerful letdown that I can't really feel so he gets a lot of gas (DS #1 got a lot of gas but didn't have...
Forum: Bob Sears   08-25-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By awallrising
My 4 week old baby just got diagnosed with GER....

My 4 week old baby just got diagnosed with GER.  He is exclusively breastfed.  I have a powerful letdown that I can't really feel so he gets a lot of gas (DS #1 got a lot of gas but didn't have...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-15-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By awallrising
I'm a SAHM but still want to be able to pump...

I'm a SAHM but still want to be able to pump occasionally.  I want a great quality pump but don't necessarily need all the bells & whistles that many come with since I won't be working.  I would...
Forum: July 2011   07-31-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By awallrising
Well, even though I went into labor on Weds I...

Well, even though I went into labor on Weds I still had to go thru with the C-section, which was fine b/c he just wasn't coming out otherwise (he actually moved up instead of down at some point).  I...
Forum: July 2011   07-24-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By awallrising
Yeah! Congrats!

Yeah! Congrats!
Forum: July 2011   07-24-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
cupcait- I highly recommend castor oil in vodka...

cupcait- I highly recommend castor oil in vodka with an OJ chaser!  It goes down very easy.  2 oz castor oil, 1 shot vodka, shake it up, gulp it down, chase with OJ.
Forum: July 2011   07-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
So all of my contractions, aches, pains, various...

So all of my contractions, aches, pains, various treatments, ingesting castor oil twice, seems to all be for nothing.  My MW cannot figure out why this is happening, but perhaps there is a good...
Forum: July 2011   07-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
Another dose of Ambien tonight so  I can sleep....

Another dose of Ambien tonight so  I can sleep.  I keep thinking that this twinge/contraction/cramp has to be it but apparently it's not.  11 days over & counting.  It could be tomorrow (my Dad's...
Forum: July 2011   07-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
Kept down the...

Kept down the CO http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif, got some sleep, had tons of diarrhea (sorry TMI),  took some Dr Christopher's which I quickly threw up (maybe 'cause I took on an...
Forum: July 2011   07-23-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
Was 80% effaced last night & still 1 cm dilated...

Was 80% effaced last night & still 1 cm dilated but she still managed to get her finger up there (YEE-OWCH) & get some bloody show & mucus.  Contractions were 7 mins apart last night, went out for...
Forum: July 2011   07-22-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
Took some Ambien, slept all afternoon, showered,...

Took some Ambien, slept all afternoon, showered, packed & am off to the MWs for an NST & maybe some membrane sweeping.  I barely feel my contractions when I'm up & about, but when I lie down they...
Forum: July 2011   07-22-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,130
Posted By awallrising
Radicaleel- when was your due date? It wasn't...

Radicaleel- when was your due date? It wasn't that long ago was it?  A few days over due is normal, I'm 10 days today.  I hope to have the baby by tomorrow.  Guess he wanted to be a Leo :-)
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