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Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-30-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By velcromom
I have a very small cottage, although somewhat...

I have a very small cottage, although somewhat larger than the space you described. I had to trade out my nice big kitchen table for a smaller one with leaves that fold down, when the kids are not...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-30-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By velcromom
I do think it's a positive addition to your diet....

I do think it's a positive addition to your diet. I've used coconut oil for a long time and love it. I don't gain from it, in fact when I was nursing and used it I started losing weight without...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By velcromom
Given the long-term nature of the situation and...

Given the long-term nature of the situation and the fact that in all that time, you two have not been able to work out a solution that you are both happy with, I believe a neutral third party would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,281
Posted By velcromom
I know this is an old OP but I am sort of...

I know this is an old OP but I am sort of befuddled by the uproar lol. I have an 11yr old son who has a streak of prankster in him and it would not surprise me in the least for him to joke about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By velcromom
I'm back on the coffee myself, and still saving...

I'm back on the coffee myself, and still saving money by making my own mochas. I blend 4 parts sugar to 1 part cocoa, mix up a big jar every couple of weeks. (Of course, buy in bulk and this whole...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By velcromom
Some of the best resources that helped me when I...

Some of the best resources that helped me when I was learning were TF blogs. Here are some of my favorites:
 
http://www.cookingtf.com/ctfblog/    Kerry Ann has a menu mailer that plans out your...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-20-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By velcromom
pretty sure there is a ton of info on soaked...

pretty sure there is a ton of info on soaked granola, I have done it myself (gosh, seven years ago when I was on these boards every day it was all over the place lol) and used my oven at its lowest...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-23-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By velcromom
I wish we'd get some rain, it's been scorching...

I wish we'd get some rain, it's been scorching here. I might get a chance to have a nice cool run though - my schedule for today has changed and the only chance to run will be after the kids go to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-21-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By velcromom
How's everyone doing? Struggling just a bit with...

How's everyone doing? Struggling just a bit with the heat here as I haven't been able to do morning runs lately. I'm sure it affects my ability but today I did week 2 on a trail that meandered up...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-09-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By velcromom
I'd like to jump in here and join you all - I...

I'd like to jump in here and join you all - I started running with no guidance at all two months ago and am completely hooked - I even went and did a 5K walk/run and that made me want to get more...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-27-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 31,779
Posted By velcromom
I'd try the gingerale using this method,...

I'd try the gingerale using this method, (http://www.learningherbs.com/soda_recipe.html) I think it'd work great. Or, you could use whey - put half a cup of freshly drained whey into a 32oz wire...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By velcromom
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Forum: Traditional Foods   04-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By velcromom
It's not crazy to plan for food security for...

It's not crazy to plan for food security for your family for a year. Especially since we are seeing food prices increase with amazing speed.
 
I second the recommendation to ask about bulk...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-01-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By velcromom
I thought about the conventional vs. pastured a...

I thought about the conventional vs. pastured a lot and determined that if it's a choice between plenty of bone broth or occasional bone broth, I'm ok with using conventional as needed. I get...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-31-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By velcromom
Meats & dairy are more expensive but I make up...

Meats & dairy are more expensive but I make up for it by getting my grains and legumes in bulk quite cheaply, and buying everything else in bulk or making it myself instead of buying it premade. I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-12-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 953
Posted By velcromom
jeez there was so much wrong with that...

jeez there was so much wrong with that article... It makes no sense whatsoever to claim raising cattle that require plowing land with fossil fuel power  and fertilizing feed crops with petroleum...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By velcromom
I soak my beans sometimes up to three days...

I soak my beans sometimes up to three days because I want them to sprout. They get drained and rinsed each day, or more if it's summertime & warm in the house. Even if they develop a bit of a stinky...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-10-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 953
Posted By velcromom
Another thing to point out is that the feed...

Another thing to point out is that the feed given to feedlot cattle is grown with the help of tons of petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides, then trucked to the feedlots using even more fossil...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By velcromom
I've used CFH's fil mjolk (room temp yogurt)...

I've used CFH's fil mjolk (room temp yogurt) culture and I love it! It's less tangy than regular yogurt. I do strain some of the whey out to thicken it a bit more, and  have noticed that when I do...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-22-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By velcromom
I just read an article in Mercola's newsletter...

I just read an article in Mercola's newsletter (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/22/wa-state-vaccine-law-threatens-exemptions-and-violates-privacy.aspx) about House Bill...
Forum: Women's Health   02-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By velcromom
I've tried the yogurt (homemade so I knew it was...

I've tried the yogurt (homemade so I knew it was full of live probiotics) but I think unless you catch it really early, it may not work,  it didn't work for me on an already-bad yeast infection....
Forum: Women's Health   02-21-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By velcromom
I'm not sure where you are, but here in the...

I'm not sure where you are, but here in the States, my experience has been that since I was a child, every single time I've had pneumonia they have given me antibiotics. No, they won't do a thing...
Forum: Dental   02-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,549
Posted By velcromom
Fermented Cod Liver Oil. And Butter Oil. The...

Fermented Cod Liver Oil. And Butter Oil. The poster above has a good link on how to cure/prevent tooth decay.
 
My two little ones both nursed all night for over two years each (not twins). I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By velcromom
I agree that there are some kids for whom this...

I agree that there are some kids for whom this is normal. Sensitive, intense, high needs kids especially. My own ds was not comfortable being left with anyone. I had him in a preschool where the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By velcromom
My first thought is that it might be those other...

My first thought is that it might be those other food sensitivities coming into play, especially since you say he's been this way for a very long time. I have heard a lot on the GAPS group how kids...
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