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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-23-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By *~Danielle~*
My husband is a beekeeper.  We have 4 hives and...

My husband is a beekeeper.  We have 4 hives and we love honey!  If we didn't keep bees in the northern U.S. then many crops vegans depend on would not be pollinated. The bees overproduce honey and...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-13-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Glad to know that this is common and I'm taking...

Glad to know that this is common and I'm taking it as a good sign that I'm really, truly avoiding animal protein and not just pretending.  I hope that makes sense.  My body is confirming to me that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-09-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Almond milk is awesome!!!  Coconut creamer is...

Almond milk is awesome!!!  Coconut creamer is great in coffee as well!  My husband and I have been vegan 95% for 6 weeks.  I am doing it for health reasons, so my motivation is super high to stick...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By *~Danielle~*
So, we decided to go plant-based for our diet...

So, we decided to go plant-based for our diet 95% of the time and have been doing it for a little over 6 weeks.  My children are 8, 6, and almost 4 yrs old and have had an omnivores diet with a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By *~Danielle~*
When I was working and pregnant with my first, I...

When I was working and pregnant with my first, I told my principal of the school when I was about 24 weeks.  I didn't really start showing until about 18-20 weeks and I wore baggy shirts and skirts,...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By *~Danielle~*
To MadTown16, with each of my subsequent...

To MadTown16, with each of my subsequent pregnancies, I think the cramping was more profound.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,055
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Congratulations!   Our society is definitely...

Congratulations!
 
Our society is definitely anti more than 2.1 kids per family.  The aversion is modeled in the media.   And just the size of an "average" car doesn't handle more than 4 people...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-02-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 28,879
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I was going to start a new thread "pregnancy...

I was going to start a new thread "pregnancy after vasectomy" and decided to read down a bit and found this one!  
 
My husband had a Vasectomy 3 years ago.  This past year I have been a late a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I said, "Air-ix" in my mind.  Love the name.  My...

I said, "Air-ix" in my mind.  Love the name.  My daughter's name is Eowyn pronounced A-o-win...The E is like the e at the end of cafe or fiance...
 
Anyone reading it get's it wrong, but we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I agree with staying away from the processed...

I agree with staying away from the processed gluten free stuff.  Maybe have some GF Bisquick around for biscuits and gravy but there are so many whole foods that don't have gluten and wheat.  Fresh...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I would not.  A couple days with family, maybe,...

I would not.  A couple days with family, maybe, but not 8 days with new friends.  That is a very long time to a three year old and thinking of my soon to be three year old, there is no way.  He...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Hospitality is hard, isn't it?  I think you went...

Hospitality is hard, isn't it?  I think you went to a reasonable length when you made him a breakfast and then gave him the apple as an extra.  The food was good, it was good for him, he ate a bit...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Avocado, yogurt, kefir, beans, if she can stand...

Avocado, yogurt, kefir, beans, if she can stand eggs...all these things are good and could give her the good fat she needs and calories.  I think doctors sometimes want to measure what our children...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Hugs.  My husband is on the spectrum and we...

Hugs.  My husband is on the spectrum and we didn't really accept it until a few years ago.  I would describe him as robotic towards me in the past.  He was very self focused and not emotionally...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-07-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By *~Danielle~*
My first two sections were unplanned and after...

My first two sections were unplanned and after long labors, being fully effaced.  My second section was harder to recover from.  I had mastitis and felt like crap.  My third section was planned two...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By *~Danielle~*
The best meal someone brought me was with my...

The best meal someone brought me was with my first son and it was super basic. Ham, cheese and potato cassarole. I ate it for three days. It reheated so well and it hit the spot. I am salivating...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-26-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I'm with the Balsamic crowd, but I add some...

I'm with the Balsamic crowd, but I add some honey. The bit of dijon mustard you put in, helps the oil and the vinegar emulsify.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-26-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By *~Danielle~*
Celery with cream cheese or a nut spread with...

Celery with cream cheese or a nut spread with raisins on top (Ants on a log)
dried plums, dried apricots
sesame sticks
broccoli cole slaw
Any sandwich cut out with a cookie cutter
Homemade...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-24-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I live out in the middle of nowhere and have...

I live out in the middle of nowhere and have three kids and minimal time, so I am with you on this one. I lost 70 lbs twice (after pregnancies) and 40 of those pounds were pre-pregnancy weight that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By *~Danielle~*
My oldest and my middle child both nursed every...

My oldest and my middle child both nursed every hour to two hours throughout the night until they were 18 months....My youngest however, hasn't needed to eat that frequently at night.

It went by...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By *~Danielle~*
We have our goats trained on 4 strands of...

We have our goats trained on 4 strands of electric. After a couple zaps, we are golden. We have our gentle 4 year old Saanen buck on 3 strands.

The kids are a bit more tricky when they are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-15-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By *~Danielle~*
We have an old Ford 2N or something like that...

We have an old Ford 2N or something like that with a three point hitch. It works fine for most of the stuff we need. We have a slip scoop, a plow, a snow blade for the driveway, a flail mower and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-15-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,698
Posted By *~Danielle~*
We order through...

We order through www.somethingbetternaturalfoods.com (http://www.somethingbetternaturalfoods.com)
There are several families and we have to meet a minimum order, but their truck come right by our...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-19-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I've had goats on and off for the past 3 years. ...

I've had goats on and off for the past 3 years.

1. What do you wish you had known before you got goats?
I wish I had known they are a huge investment, if you don't have fencing already in place....
Forum: May 2010   05-19-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By *~Danielle~*
I am so happy for you! I know you are snuggling...

I am so happy for you! I know you are snuggling in...it's so wonderful! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
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