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Forum: Homebirth   04-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By treespeak
The Dr's words were: "you are being wreckless,...

The Dr's words were: "you are being wreckless, irresponsible, and selfish." 
 
This wreckless, irresponsible, and selfish mama gave birth powerfully and blissfully at home twice to beautiful...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By treespeak
Several Waldorf schools I've seen have...

Several Waldorf schools I've seen have soft-colored fabric draped over the ceiling--I can't seem to find an image online, but it looks very pretty.
 
If the weather in your area is mild, I would...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By treespeak
I put on headphones and listened to an album...

I put on headphones and listened to an album that resonated with me during both of my two homebirths. I didn't do background music as that isn't my style.  Also, I couldn't have planned ahead: I...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   12-03-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,383
Posted By treespeak
I've been converting those mesh bags that citrus...

I've been converting those mesh bags that citrus fruit often comes in into little scrubbies for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom--just stitch them into a wad with some strong thread.  It's an easy...
Forum: Gardening   12-03-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By treespeak
Thanks for the link kitchensqueen...I ordered...

Thanks for the link kitchensqueen...I ordered seeds and they arrived promptly.  Can't wait to plant!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   11-12-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,383
Posted By treespeak
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By treespeak
My list for creating greater energy efficiency...

My list for creating greater energy efficiency in our (rented) home, is kind of bland, but it really has been making a difference in our energy bill.  Here's things we're implementing or...
Forum: Homebirth   10-09-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By treespeak
Another vote for Hello Baby; my 3 year-old son...

Another vote for Hello Baby; my 3 year-old son loved it and really related to Jack, the little boy telling the story.  The illustrations are so beautiful, I want to frame several of them.
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   09-25-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,383
Posted By treespeak
This month:   I turned several flannel...

This month:
 
I turned several flannel receiving blankets into a whole fleet of double-ply baby wipes.
 
My 4-year-old and I cut the leg off an old pair of pants and filled it with stale flax...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-04-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By treespeak
I lived in a home similar to what you are...

I lived in a home similar to what you are describing for five years.  The lack of a buffer zone really grated on me--I actually didn't like being in the front of the house (inside) because I felt...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,448
Posted By treespeak
How about the Greek term Kairos? It fits well...

How about the Greek term Kairos? It fits well with your baby's siblings, and the meaning is lovely--"opportune moment", or in Theological circles: "appointed time in the purpose of God"  Kairos...
Forum: Homebirth   06-25-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By treespeak
Thanks so much for your reassuring words, Bax. ...

Thanks so much for your reassuring words, Bax.  We're going ahead with leasing the house we like--I sense that you're right about babe coming when we're ready logistically and emotionally.  Whatever...
Forum: Homebirth   06-20-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By treespeak
I'm planning a homebirth with my 2nd babe, and...

I'm planning a homebirth with my 2nd babe, and am currently 31 weeks along.  This is my second homebirth.  My husband was laid-off last month, and was recently hired for a job about one and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By treespeak
I started taking Christopher's formula at 34...

I started taking Christopher's formula at 34 weeks with my first.  When I hit the 36 week mark (up to three capsules) I started feeling too much sensation in my cervix for my comfort.  So I...
Forum: Homebirth   04-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By treespeak
I was lying on my side, one leg up on the rim of...

I was lying on my side, one leg up on the rim of the Aqua Doula, and DH cradling my head.  As a note, the water wasn't very deep--we didn't have time to fill the tub as my labor progressed too...
Forum: Religious Studies   11-13-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,587
Posted By treespeak
Donning my flame-proof suit to offer another...

Donning my flame-proof suit to offer another perspective.  Historically, not all followers of Christ have professed belief in the Nicene Creed, the doctrine of Jesus as "only son of God". As Tradd...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-05-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By treespeak
Oh, thanks kismetbaby. I'll check it out!

Oh, thanks kismetbaby. I'll check it out!
Forum: California, Nevada   11-04-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By treespeak
Thanks for chiming in ministermama...I thought I...

Thanks for chiming in ministermama...I thought I was going to have to bump my lonely post to keep it from falling off the page.
Forum: California, Nevada   10-28-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By treespeak
I'm wondering if anyone has experience with...

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with homebirth midwives that serve the area of Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto.

I found the following list, but would appreciate hearing...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-14-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By treespeak
What works for me is cultivating relationship to...

What works for me is cultivating relationship to nature. I've been using this "therapy" ever since I was a little girl. Be outside. Tell the earth what is upsetting you (doesn't have to be outloud...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By treespeak
I wanted to be alone for much of my labor. My DH...

I wanted to be alone for much of my labor. My DH was in the house, but he was doing his own thing. OP, are you thinking of laboring alone at home for awhile, or do you need to go to the hospital...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-02-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By treespeak
Quote: Originally Posted by kayabrink...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kayabrink http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15362055)
Well, apparently if I stay in bed from 8,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-01-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By treespeak
DS got sick on Thursday morning and I completely...

DS got sick on Thursday morning and I completely stopped doing chores to care for him. The house was relatively neat at that point. Less than 48 hours later, our house was a disaster. Dirty dishes...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-01-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By treespeak
Thanks for posting this question Tizzy. I've...

Thanks for posting this question Tizzy. I've been wondering the same thing this week. It's counter-intuitive for me to think that with the great variation in sizes/shapes of women's bodies (as well...
Forum: March 2010   04-20-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By treespeak
Hey Mama, couldn't read and not respond. My now...

Hey Mama, couldn't read and not respond. My now almost three-year-old DS was a high-needs baby who needed to be bounced, rocked, and held all day long. By the time he was six weeks old I had not...
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