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Forum: Women's Health   10-22-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Gracefruit
I have always suffered with chronic UTIs, but...

I have always suffered with chronic UTIs, but after taking precautions to prevent the nasty little buggers, had been free of UTIs for quite awhile. Yesterday I noticed myself urinating a LOT more...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-20-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Gracefruit
For non-nursing bras, I usually order from...

For non-nursing bras, I usually order from barenecessitites.com and have always been very pleased with their selection and customer service.
Forum: Spirituality   10-18-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Posted By Gracefruit
I was raised as a fundamentalist Baptist and...

I was raised as a fundamentalist Baptist and wound up converting to Orthodox Judaism as an adult, much to the horror of pretty much my entire family & everyone else I know. Despite having always...
Forum: TV-Free   10-17-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By Gracefruit
My husband took our daughter to see a children's...

My husband took our daughter to see a children's movie this past summer at twenty months of age. We had not planned to take her so soon, but he wound up getting deployed this summer and took her out...
Forum: TV-Free   10-17-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,464
Posted By Gracefruit
How neat to find this thread! I grew up cable...

How neat to find this thread! I grew up cable free and my parents were not at all keen on allowing my sister & I to watch television. We watched an hour or two together as a family on the weekends,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 952
Posted By Gracefruit
I shop ahead for many items and do feel this to...

I shop ahead for many items and do feel this to be worth the time and money investment. My daughter is on the smallish side and has been in the same clothing size for the last year, wearing her...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-15-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,591
Posted By Gracefruit
My husband and I made some really dumb financial...

My husband and I made some really dumb financial decisions in our younger days and have had to work *really* hard to become debt-free. We've manged to do this on one income and while maintaining a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Gracefruit
Thank you for sharing this info everybody. I had...

Thank you for sharing this info everybody. I had to laugh at vm9799's reply as I, too, am replacing my third vacuum in five years....
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-15-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By Gracefruit
Quote: Originally Posted by wednesday2004...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wednesday2004 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12389857)
I'm no expert here but I thought maybe...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-15-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Gracefruit
Does anybody have an Electrolux vacuum? Would...

Does anybody have an Electrolux vacuum? Would you recommend this vacuum? Or is a Dyson or Oreck a better choice?
Forum: Vaccinations   10-09-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Gracefruit
Thank you both of you for the info. I really...

Thank you both of you for the info. I really appreciate your help. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Vaccinations   10-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Gracefruit
I am currently doing childcare for a family that...

I am currently doing childcare for a family that is going to be giving the flu vaccine to their children this coming week. My daughter is not vaccinated and will not be receiving a flu vaccine. I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-08-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gracefruit
Reading this thread tonight was oddly comforting...

Reading this thread tonight was oddly comforting to me. My husband has been deployed for just over two months now and I hardly know a soul in our new town, so I have been feeling overwhelmed and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-07-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,107
Posted By Gracefruit
FWIW, I think you made the right decision. I...

FWIW, I think you made the right decision. I actually was faced with a similar situation myself recently, but wound up agreeing to do the childcare for a reduced rate to help my friend out. I didn't...
Forum: Women's Health   10-06-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By Gracefruit
I am looking into making a good first aid kit,...

I am looking into making a good first aid kit, with both "regular" medical supplies and natural/herbal remedies as well. This is one of those "be prepared" tasks I should have done years ago, but...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-05-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Gracefruit
Would anybody happen to have a recommendation...

Would anybody happen to have a recommendation for a chiropractor in the Oly/Lacey area? Thank you for your help. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-29-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,455
Posted By Gracefruit
We're currently in the process of getting an...

We're currently in the process of getting an actual food storage going, as finances allow. My family has not done so previously mainly due to finance reasons, coupled with the fact that it's...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-28-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By Gracefruit
Kimchee is a favorite food in my family. My...

Kimchee is a favorite food in my family. My husband is Korean so I have the opportunity to learn from "the expert" aka my MIL. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-26-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Gracefruit
Good for you! I remember the first time I tasted...

Good for you! I remember the first time I tasted a fermented pickle, what a tasty surprise. I could never go back to the pickles I used to eat after tasting the "real" thing.

Quote:
Originally...
Forum: Parenting   09-26-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,537
Posted By Gracefruit
I've also forgotten to buckle my daughter on one...

I've also forgotten to buckle my daughter on one occasion. We were driving down a particularly nasty stretch of highway when all of a sudden something that felt like a little hand touched my...
Forum: Women's Health   09-25-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,111
Posted By Gracefruit
I'll join you! I used to go to sleep between...

I'll join you! I used to go to sleep between 9-10PM before moving from the Southeast to the West Coast. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-25-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By Gracefruit
Have you ever had your blood sugar tested? I...

Have you ever had your blood sugar tested? I have struggled with low blood sugar my entire life and wind up with similar feelings whenever I am having any sort of sugar issue. I have found the only...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-25-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Gracefruit
Prior to switching to cloth pads, I had...

Prior to switching to cloth pads, I had *terrible* cramps that would send me to bed for several days every month--even with my taking medication--and super heavy periods that would leave me feeling...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-25-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Gracefruit
I once lived in old base housing that had this...

I once lived in old base housing that had this set up. We had a brand new washer and dryer that we had just purchased, as this was the first place we had lived in without it's own W/D. Noise was...
Forum: Women's Health   09-25-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By Gracefruit
Not early enough! :P Right now I usually go to...

Not early enough! :P Right now I usually go to sleep between 12-1AM, but am striving to work my way back to my former 10PM bedtime. We recently moved out to the West Coast from the Southeast and my...
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