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Forum: Unschooling   08-16-2011, 05:07 AM
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Views: 783
Posted By lightinmyhands
i really like the idea of having a theme for a...

i really like the idea of having a theme for a month or possibly a season. How often to have outings?  We don't get out of the house very much, my DH and I share a car and he works 30 min. from home...
Forum: Unschooling   08-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By lightinmyhands
i'm a radical unschooler in spirit, but in all...

i'm a radical unschooler in spirit, but in all practicality---- I (mom) need organization.  I think it might also benefit my eldest as well..... any ideas on how to implement a very loose, very...
Forum: Unschooling   08-14-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,463
Posted By lightinmyhands
My mom is a teacher and it's impossible for her...

My mom is a teacher and it's impossible for her not to tell me that I'm doing my children a disservice by unschooling.  But she's got no trust in a child's desire to learn because all she knows is...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,382
Posted By lightinmyhands
NW2SE.... actually from all the reading i've...

NW2SE.... actually from all the reading i've done online, that is kind of the exact impression I got of Bend.  Though I bet it is beautiful, I am too affected by weather and want too badly to garden...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-27-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By lightinmyhands
thanks everyone! Lucius actually came about...

thanks everyone! Lucius actually came about because daddy really wanted a Roman name somewhere in there as he is fascinated by Roman history, and we both really like Lucius.  As far as DH assisting...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,164
Posted By lightinmyhands
barefoot is a pleasure I hate to deny my...

barefoot is a pleasure I hate to deny my children. I let my own feet be my guide, if I have a reasonable suspicion that I may step on something if I'm barefoot or if the ground would feel too hot or...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-26-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By lightinmyhands
Oscar Lucius arrived yesterday morning at 1:05,...

Oscar Lucius arrived yesterday morning at 1:05, after a difficult 27 hours of labor.  He was left occiput posterior which made for a long labor, a 2 hour transition and 30 minutes of pushing that I...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-18-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
I've actually been taking the chlorophyll with OJ

I've actually been taking the chlorophyll with OJ
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-18-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
i think it would be hard to live in this culture...

i think it would be hard to live in this culture and not have at least a mild thyroid imbalance.  however, for me I am pretty positive it's as simple as iron deficiency anemia because i've had two...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-17-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
some sources say it is a source of iron, while...

some sources say it is a source of iron, while others say it is not.  I am however feeling much better these days and have since located a local source for yellow dock root and added that as well as...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-13-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By lightinmyhands
i too would be inclined to go with a midwife or...

i too would be inclined to go with a midwife or my doc if that wasn't an option in this situation.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,514
Posted By lightinmyhands
you're actually a lot more likely to tear if you...

you're actually a lot more likely to tear if you get cut than if you're left alone to tear naturally.  
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
The chlorophyll is also a non constipating...

The chlorophyll is also a non constipating excellent source of iron, just from what i hear, a whole lot less expensive than the floradix.  I am not sure how far along i am, so I  don't know if the...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
i'm still pretty fatigued and very short of...

i'm still pretty fatigued and very short of breath.. this is miserable.  it's all i can do not to cry all day.  unfortunately i have not been able to locate anywhere locally to get medicinal herbs...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-12-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,110
Posted By lightinmyhands
anyone have any idea how long it will take me to...

anyone have any idea how long it will take me to start feeling better after starting liquid chlorophyll?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
initially we had suspected dehydration or...

initially we had suspected dehydration or hypoglycemia, but the symptoms were more varied and more intense.  I seem to be doing quite a bit better after a couple of doses of liquid chlorophyll and...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
I don't have health insurance or a gp so getting...

I don't have health insurance or a gp so getting my levels checked would be difficult and quite costly.  However, I have started taking liquid chlorophyll and it is not constipating either.  From...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
thanks so much for the anemia suggestion... i...

thanks so much for the anemia suggestion... i looked into it and I have nearly every symptom and the experience I had last night leads me to believe that it isn't just a mild case of anemia... I'm...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By lightinmyhands
Got a question if anyone knows what could...

Got a question if anyone knows what could possibly be up with this--- i'm about 38 weeks and I've had two episodes so far that feel like a cross between low blood pressure and hypoglycemia.  last...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-09-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By lightinmyhands
i can do a little bit early in the day and late...

i can do a little bit early in the day and late in the evening, but there's a large stretch in the middle where I am just too sick to move.  I lost my plug yesterday so I've got my fingers crossed....
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By lightinmyhands
oh yeah... and one more sign.. right before i...

oh yeah... and one more sign.. right before i dropped i was measuring 36 weeks and not 32.  Pretty sure I was off by 4 weeks, which isn't surprising since i was nursing at the time I got pregnant...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By lightinmyhands
the baby dropping so very low is my biggest sign...

the baby dropping so very low is my biggest sign of dates being wrong, but I've had a suspicion all along.  I've felt like everything was happening a few weeks early the entire pregnancy and i...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By lightinmyhands
unfortunately it isn't even possible here to get...

unfortunately it isn't even possible here to get a 3d ultrasound for entertainment if you can not provide proof of medical care.  
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By lightinmyhands
completely in the sac must have been a pretty...

completely in the sac must have been a pretty cool experience.  Glad to hear you were so super satisfied with this birthing---- it is amazing at home unassisted!  Blessing to your new family, enjoy...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-08-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By lightinmyhands
Needing a little supportive words and...

Needing a little supportive words and encouragement in these last few days/weeks?   ..... I'm pretty sure I was wrong on my original dates, as everything seems to indicate so.... so I believe I will...
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