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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-17-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By sillysmile
My ND recently recommended 2000IU for my 2yo and...

My ND recently recommended 2000IU for my 2yo and 5yo, though we live in Seattle so not much natural sunlight.

Cod liver oil without added Vitamin D, as you note, has hardly any vitamin D.
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By sillysmile
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-07-2014, 12:49 PM
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Views: 109
Posted By sillysmile
I bought some dried wheat berries at the local...

I bought some dried wheat berries at the local farmers market, and started soaking them yesterday afternoon. When I changed the water this morning, I noticed that the sprout end is very dark...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-29-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By sillysmile
Is vitamin a toxicity an issue with a product...

Is vitamin a toxicity an issue with a product like Nordic naturals clo that has no added vitamin a? Are there any other concerns aside from vit a when exceeding the recommended dose?

Nordic...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-15-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By sillysmile
Thank you all for the replies! Is there a good...

Thank you all for the replies! Is there a good source for iPhone audiobooks? I have some from audible.com but they're a bit pricey. Textbooks also sound like a good idea!

I'm also thinking about...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By sillysmile
I have been having the hardest time getting back...

I have been having the hardest time getting back to sleep after waking to nurse during the night. I cosleep with my 2.5 yo nursling and 4.5 yo. Any suggestions or ways to pass the time? I'm thinking...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By sillysmile
I stay home with my two girls (21m and 4y), and...

I stay home with my two girls (21m and 4y), and am trying hard to get them on a consistent mealtime/snack time schedule instead of the all-day grazing, frequent nursing pattern that we tend to slip...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By sillysmile
I have been having a very difficult time with my...

I have been having a very difficult time with my baby's cries this time around (she is my 2nd). I was just wondering if my experience was typical, and how other moms experience this. The sound of...
Forum: Waldorf   01-03-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By sillysmile
Thank you both for sharing your thoughts. I...

Thank you both for sharing your thoughts. I completely agree about modern life being a bombardment on the senses of our kids. The thing that appeals to me most about Waldorf early childhood programs...
Forum: Waldorf   01-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By sillysmile
Our oldest just turned 3, so we're only up to...

Our oldest just turned 3, so we're only up to preschool.. but one of the options that we're considering is the local Waldorf school. They have a 3/4 preschool and then continue through grade 8. I...
Forum: Waldorf   01-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By sillysmile
We are in Bellevue, but our girls are much...

We are in Bellevue, but our girls are much younger (3 and 7 months). Please let me know if you find local resources, though! I know one Waldorf homeschool family in Newcastle (their oldest are 4y...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-06-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By sillysmile
Now that I have a newborn nursling in the house...

Now that I have a newborn nursling in the house and my milk is flowing again, I would love to share some of the milk with my 2.5yo. She never successfully latched (despite a LOT of work with LC's),...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-06-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By sillysmile
I had GD with my last pregnancy, and was advised...

I had GD with my last pregnancy, and was advised to order some milk from a milk bank to have on hand in case supplementation was needed. So I went ahead and ordered 3 oz from a milk bank in CA, had...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-16-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By sillysmile
anyone order grass-fed cheese by mail? We eat a...

anyone order grass-fed cheese by mail? We eat a lot of dairy and I would love for all of it to be organic and 100 percent grass fed. Raw milk would be even better. I can get good butter and milk and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-16-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By sillysmile
Thanks for the replies. I get a few inches of...

Thanks for the replies. I get a few inches of creamier tasting milk for sure, but it definitely doesn't taste as rich as pure heavy whipping cream, and blends very easily with the milk (no distinct...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-10-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 760
Posted By sillysmile
I'm looking for a good breading recipe that I...

I'm looking for a good breading recipe that I can use for strips of meat (chicken, beef, fish) so that they will be a bit more enticing to my toddler. I'd like something that I can prep ahead of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-10-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By sillysmile
Thanks i'll have to try the steaming method -...

Thanks i'll have to try the steaming method - never heard about that before.

Sometimes quinoa is advertised as pre-rinsed, but usually just the boxed varieties vs. what is sold in bulk.

I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-09-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,017
Posted By sillysmile
Thank you for the post about tetra-paks. That is...

Thank you for the post about tetra-paks. That is really depressing, but good to know. I just wish that consumers had clearer information about chemicals used in food packaging, and that the fda made...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-09-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,017
Posted By sillysmile
   Quote:Originally Posted by...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by 1love4ever http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320266/unprocessed-foods-diet#post_16544851)...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By sillysmile
Thank you for the interesting replies! As far as...

Thank you for the interesting replies! As far as breed, here is from their website:
"We milk a selection of Jersey, Holstein, Ayrshire, Swedish Red, Normandy, and crossbreds"
So not sure if that...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By sillysmile
i have been buying raw, non homogenized, 100%...

i have been buying raw, non homogenized, 100% grass fed milk, and have been surprised by the lack of cream separation. The top looks and tastes a bit creamier, but there's no solid or skimable...
Forum: May 2011   06-16-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By sillysmile
This is such an interesting thread. This little...

This is such an interesting thread. This little one started out very mellow, but at 5 wks is starting to get a bit more fussy and more of a light sleeper. She's pretty much in the moby or the...
Forum: Babywearing   06-01-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By sillysmile
My DH is 6'6" and thin (but not skinny), with a...

My DH is 6'6" and thin (but not skinny), with a really long torso and broad shoulders. We got the Ergo Sport rather than the regular Ergo because the straps were longer (at least 2.5 yrs ago when we...
Forum: May 2011   05-16-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By sillysmile
We are very excited to share the news of our...

We are very excited to share the news of our daughter Sonja’s birth on Friday afternoon. She weighed eight pounds exactly. She came flying into the world after an uneventful 20 hrs on pitocin, 45...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-10-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By sillysmile
I know a newly adopted baby girl whose parents...

I know a newly adopted baby girl whose parents are looking for donor milk. There are also milk banks. Feel free to PM me if you want the contact info for either. It is so generous of you to consider...
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