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Forum: Traditional Foods   09-13-2010, 01:56 PM
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The other day my parents had some salt and...

The other day my parents had some salt and vinegar flavored almonds that were really tasty. It was just coated with some weird powder, but it seems like it would be pretty easy to add vinegar to the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-29-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By milkmamamerina
She weaned about a month or so ago (sooner than...

She weaned about a month or so ago (sooner than planned due to my nipple eczemahttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif) It sounds like I better find some organic chicken...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-28-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By milkmamamerina
I just have to share. Wash twice, rub in a...

I just have to share. Wash twice, rub in a little coconut oil and pat on some cornstarch or arrowroot powder. I cannot believe how well it works! For the first time all summer I woke up without...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-27-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By milkmamamerina
I was just reading that children frequently...

I was just reading that children frequently cannot make the conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A. My 2 year old is allergic to most animal sources of Vitamin A (no eggs, dairy, or seafood). She...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,419
Posted By milkmamamerina
As I'm reading more into NT I definitely see...

As I'm reading more into NT I definitely see things I like and things that make me suspicious. I noticed that she says Asian peoples have larger pancreas and salivary glands which allows them to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,419
Posted By milkmamamerina
I have heard both of these books touted by my...

I have heard both of these books touted by my health/nutrition conscious friends. I have starting reading Nourishing Traditions and it seems very compelling. I have not yet read The China Study, but...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-24-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By milkmamamerina
I'm not sure what size bread maker you have, or...

I'm not sure what size bread maker you have, or how to make it work without a bread maker, it has always not risen enough when I make bread without the maker, but here's my WW bread recipe for a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-23-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By milkmamamerina
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-22-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By milkmamamerina
My daughter is 2 and among her myriad of food...

My daughter is 2 and among her myriad of food allergies are dairy (goat and cow) and egg. She has only been weaned from BM a couple of months and we have given her coconut milk and coconut oil as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-07-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By milkmamamerina
Thanks for the input. My 2 yo does use...

Thanks for the input.

My 2 yo does use words, but her perceptions are not reliable. She has claimed I have pushed her when I may have brushed her clothing as I walked past. I have seen her make...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-07-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By milkmamamerina
I have been reading other threads on kids who...

I have been reading other threads on kids who lie and I still feel a bit stuck.

My son (almost 5) has begun lying when asked why his sister is screaming. (When it is clear he was involved in some...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 531
Posted By milkmamamerina
I know Aloe Vera is great for a myriad of...

I know Aloe Vera is great for a myriad of issues. So I bought my husband (who suffers from GERD with a hiatal hernia)the only brand I found that has no preservatives or additives. However, it looks...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-19-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By milkmamamerina
I'm new to the whole reusable menstrual scene...

I'm new to the whole reusable menstrual scene too, but I ordered a LadyCup based on some reviews I read. Apparently there are a lot of drawbacks to the Diva in terms of comfort and ability to keep...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By milkmamamerina
A little teatree oil on a cotton ball before...

A little teatree oil on a cotton ball before dusting my pits with baking soda helped me out last summer.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-19-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
  So sad.
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Posted By milkmamamerina
After almost 5 continuous years of...

After almost 5 continuous years of breastfeeding, I am having to wean my 2 year old daughter. (She tandemmed with her older brother for a while)
It has been gradual, I have been nursing exclusively...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By milkmamamerina
I made my first last night. I had bought little...

I made my first last night. I had bought little plastic sew on snaps from Joannes, but when I went to put them on, my wings were mistakenly shorter than I planned (I'm new to sewing in general) so I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By milkmamamerina
Everytime I've tried to ease off the paper...aka...

Everytime I've tried to ease off the paper...aka we run out and I purposely don't get more for a while...I use our kichen rags and hand towels to fill in for the needs, but I don't have a good way...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By milkmamamerina
My dad is a chiropractor. Firm is best, but it...

My dad is a chiropractor. Firm is best, but it should be comfortable to your daughter as well, so if she can come along and try them (if that's at all practical) that would be good too.
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-18-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By milkmamamerina
I'm new to cloth, so no firsthand experience,...

I'm new to cloth, so no firsthand experience, but I've read that pads with fleece on the panty side slip less. I believe that fleece bottoms usually don't have any other waterproofing since fleece...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-18-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By milkmamamerina
Have you looked at ecomenses.com ? I'm trying...

Have you looked at ecomenses.com ?
I'm trying to decide my specific needs for mama cloth and this site is a wealth of information really well presented and organized. They don't endorse any...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-14-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By milkmamamerina
Oh, my flow varies widely if that matters. At my...

Oh, my flow varies widely if that matters. At my heaviest I need to change a super tampon on the hour but some periods are more like longterm spotting (the variety is probably due to my PCOS)
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By milkmamamerina
I've never had a menstrual cup before. I haven't...

I've never had a menstrual cup before. I haven't even used reusables of any sort, but I've developed an allergy to disposable pads and tampons are now totally uncomfortable, soo...

I've got a...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By milkmamamerina
Has she had any other eczema? I have had this...

Has she had any other eczema? I have had this type of scalp issue my whole life and mine it atopic dermatitis which is a form of eczema. Neutrogena T-sal works to give my regular shampoos a boost,...
Forum: Allergies   06-25-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By milkmamamerina
My youngest will eat chick peas sometimes. My...

My youngest will eat chick peas sometimes. My oldest won't touch them. I've never had them roasted. Do you buy them like that or roast them yourself?
Forum: Allergies   06-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By milkmamamerina
I guess I should have mentioned our allergens...

I guess I should have mentioned our allergens listed in my signature.
I like the waffle idea, but my two year old can't eat eggs or dairy so it lacks protein as I make them. Jerky is too hard for...
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