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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-22-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By maplesugar
We would like to open our farm to wwoofing soon,...

We would like to open our farm to wwoofing soon, and would actually prefer people with children. It would be such a great learning experience for kids, and we have kids ourselves, so obviously there...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-14-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,168
Posted By maplesugar
I guess I have mixed feelings about this. I am...

I guess I have mixed feelings about this.
I am thinking of my gramma's generation here (she is 85). On one hand  there is a lot to learn from the elderly. But then I also think the "greatest...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By maplesugar
I drank coffee pretty much through both...

I drank coffee pretty much through both prgnancies. No problems at all. I would personally make sure the coffee is organic because of all the pesticides used on conventionally grown stuff, but other...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,868
Posted By maplesugar
exactly 40 for both kids. both were born on...

exactly 40 for both kids. both were born on their due date, naturally!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,906
Posted By maplesugar
There is no way I would see a male midwife, but...

There is no way I would see a male midwife, but I would not be comfortable with a male ob or gynocologist either. I think if you are uncomfortable with it, so be it, they will have to just work...
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,703
Posted By maplesugar
 Ok, we only have three (includes sdd) kids...



Ok, we only have three (includes sdd) kids so far, but how inspiring that you are building a cob home in Canada! We are going to start a cob home in Northern Michigan this spring to fill with...
Forum: Parenting   12-17-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,602
Posted By maplesugar
I would just graciously accept the doll and put...

I would just graciously accept the doll and put her up untill a more developmental moment. I would be very wary of insulting a gift. It's not like she had to give your dd anything at all!
Forum: Gardening   12-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By maplesugar
I got my Baker Creek catalog yesterday. This is...

I got my Baker Creek catalog yesterday. This is a high point of every year. I already have a pretty lengthy list of tomatoes. I want to try out some of those new "icecicle" variety! LOVE them.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,951
Posted By maplesugar
This would goss me out big time. I love dogs,...

This would goss me out big time. I love dogs, but their saliva seems to leave a wierd film that is quite hard to wash off.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By maplesugar
I have never had problems with Baker Creek...

I have never had problems with Baker Creek seeds. I love the company and especially the catalog. I get all my tomatoes from them.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,204
Posted By maplesugar
I support the op's opinion. Anyone with cancer...

I support the op's opinion. Anyone with cancer absolutly deserves compassion, but I think there is a lot of questions being unanswered by cancer "research".
I have done considerable research of my...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By maplesugar
A few months ago I decided that I could no...

A few months ago I decided that I could no longer feed our dog commercial dog food. She is getting a bit older at age seven, and I could tell her health was, while not bad, starting to decline a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-26-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,204
Posted By maplesugar
I would agree that stuff like circ is not a...

I would agree that stuff like circ is not a "choice". It is just something never, ever to do.
I guess if I had to give a speech on one parenting issue, I would choose circ, because a lot of people...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-05-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By maplesugar
I like to grate a half raw turnip in my salads....

I like to grate a half raw turnip in my salads. Also they are good in soups. And roasted with potatoes, carrots and garlic.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-13-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By maplesugar
I try to be vegan but have no plans to give up...

I try to be vegan but have no plans to give up honey. However, I do not eat your standard, from the store honey. I get it local and raw. I know the beekeepers and know they aren't doing their bees...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By maplesugar
When ds was about eight months I worked the same...

When ds was about eight months I worked the same hours as you described. I never pumped or gave formula. He was quite into solids. I would send him to the babysitter with organic yogurt. I think at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-10-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 236
Posted By maplesugar
I am a night time shower lady. I like to go to...

I am a night time shower lady. I like to go to bed clean.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 871
Posted By maplesugar
We had a very similar thing happen just...

We had a very similar thing happen just yesterday with the census worker at our door. Dd, Ds, and I were on the porch answering his census questions. He looks at dd (age 4) and askes her if she has...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-28-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By maplesugar
I really like Ember! (But I am somewhat of a...

I really like Ember! (But I am somewhat of a hippiehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-28-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 610
Posted By maplesugar
I stopped standing for the daily public school...

I stopped standing for the daily public school pledge around 11th grade. I just sat as everyone else stood. I don't agree with pledging my allegiance to a flag, nor am I proud enough of my country...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,177
Posted By maplesugar
I am also eagerly awaiting the next in the...

I am also eagerly awaiting the next in the series. Perhaps I will re-read the entire series to pass the time untill the book hits the library. How exiting.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-09-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,773
Posted By maplesugar
That book sounds interesting. I enjoy being a...

That book sounds interesting. I enjoy being a homemaker for those reasons. I would probably not be able to cook from scratch, homeschool, garden, etc, if I had to take on a job outside the home.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By maplesugar
Well just as an anecdote, ds and most of his...

Well just as an anecdote, ds and most of his same age friends were not anywhere near reading at that age. I think it is just fine although I remember feeling the same as you. I have come to think...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By maplesugar
I also put kale (and other greens) into our...

I also put kale (and other greens) into our smoothie. And Raw in salad is great. Another wasy to eat it raw would be cutting into strips and marinating it in the vinegar solution of your choice.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,083
Posted By maplesugar
In our old house, on one side there was this...

In our old house, on one side there was this lady who burned all her trash, plastic and all. Actually a lot of folks in that neighborhood burned their trash. this drove me so very nuts! Calls to the...
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