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Forum: Lactivism   01-09-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,150
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by annettemarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annettemarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12948148)
I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-08-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 1,489
Posted By swimswamswum
Interesting article. I think it's true.

Interesting article. I think it's true.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-06-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,219
Posted By swimswamswum
Your DH is acting really badly. Good for you for...

Your DH is acting really badly. Good for you for not mutilating your child because of your husband's penis issues.

FWIW, I live in Michigan and only know two little boys who are circ'ed (I move...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By swimswamswum
We do green smoothies almost daily. Blend kale,...

We do green smoothies almost daily. Blend kale, a banana, some water/milk, and then fruit like blueberries or other kinds of berries or an apple or whatever. They're really good and so good for you.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By swimswamswum
Ahh- you said that. Sorry I didn't catch that...

Ahh- you said that. Sorry I didn't catch that part.

I had some awful supply issues with DD and found that when I ate high fat things, she gained better. It is such a horrible, scary thing to feel...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   01-06-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by mommietime...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommietime http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12928417)
I didn't see in the story where she is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By swimswamswum
I don't have much advice, but want to point out...

I don't have much advice, but want to point out that bananas are not high in fat.

I know there are organic toddler formulas out there- they carry them at most health food stores. I am curious...
Forum: Family Planning   01-02-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,927
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by akaisha...

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Originally Posted by akaisha http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12900672)
i totally hear what you're saying, SSS, but i...
Forum: Family Planning   01-02-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,927
Posted By swimswamswum
I am currently opposed to taking hormonal bc...

I am currently opposed to taking hormonal bc because I'm nursing and really struggled to build up a good supply and don't want to jeopardize that or expose DD to all of the hormones.

I am not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-01-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 526
Posted By swimswamswum
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif To all of you who've lost so greatly.



The election, was definitely the high point of 2008 for me.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,835
Posted By swimswamswum
This year we paid off my student loans. In 2009,...

This year we paid off my student loans. In 2009, we're paying off our car so our mortgage will be our only debt. We plan on putting the money that we were spending on our car payment towards our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By swimswamswum
This doesn't seem to be a frugality question to...

This doesn't seem to be a frugality question to me. It seems like a question about ethics and honesty.

Returning a three year old used item in a new box is deceptive. It doesn't have anything to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,652
Posted By swimswamswum
We send unwrapped gifts all of the time. We're...

We send unwrapped gifts all of the time. We're not big wrappers though. I didn't know that some people find it problematic. huh.
Forum: Diapering   12-22-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by not_telling...

Quote:
Originally Posted by not_telling http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12841935)
Well, I think after reading these...
Forum: Diapering   12-21-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By swimswamswum
We used them once when we stayed at a hotel and...

We used them once when we stayed at a hotel and couldn't do laundry. They worked fine. It was weird getting used to how small they were though, so I know what you mean.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-20-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By swimswamswum
When I worked, I was usually gone for about five...

When I worked, I was usually gone for about five hours and during this time DD drank between 6-10 oz. I found that when she didn't drink a lot she made up for it by cluster feeding in the evenings...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,812
Posted By swimswamswum
Please don't do it. Your son was born perfect....

Please don't do it. Your son was born perfect. If he wasn't supposed to have a foreskin, he would not have been born with it. Do you really want to do wound care on a newborn?

You know better...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By swimswamswum
I just got new jammies for DD!...

I just got new jammies for DD! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: Hanna stuff is seriously high quality. I have used stuff that I'm passing on to another mama and I will get...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-12-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by rparker...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rparker http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12783778)
There are breastfeeding friendly doctors and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By swimswamswum
Me too Verity (not the older part, the other...

Me too Verity (not the older part, the other stuff). She bought your kids presents- that's awesome. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By swimswamswum
Frugal. If it's organic it doesn't have the...

Frugal. If it's organic it doesn't have the super nasty stuff.

I am totally jealous of those deals- holy smokes!

For full disclosure, I just went to our co-op and came back with a lot of...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   12-10-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By swimswamswum
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bump.gif


There's going to be an awesome silent auction- so bring $$$. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Religious Studies   12-10-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,757
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by HennyPenny...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HennyPenny http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12775938)
ummm I so don't want to get into that one...
Forum: Religious Studies   12-10-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,757
Posted By swimswamswum
Quote: Originally Posted by Beakybird...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beakybird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12775387)
I have been following this thread and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-10-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By swimswamswum
Nice! I looked at your blog and you are really...

Nice! I looked at your blog and you are really talented! I love your art.
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