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Forum: Traditional Foods   03-12-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By tamagotchi
Even if your kids don't like chicken livers,...

Even if your kids don't like chicken livers, they might like liverwurst or braunsweiger. We get braunsweiger from US Wellness and both my kids will eat huge amounts of it (the adults like it too)....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-10-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By tamagotchi
Around 20w for me.

Around 20w for me.
Forum: Pets   03-06-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By tamagotchi
Siberians are a relatively rare breed, so it's...

Siberians are a relatively rare breed, so it's possible that no one on this forum has experience with them. You could talk to some breeders, there is a listing here:...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By tamagotchi
Yes, tell them you can't afford it and see what...

Yes, tell them you can't afford it and see what they can do. You may have to document your financial situation to get it reduced, but it can be worth it. My sister had her whole emergency room bill...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-03-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By tamagotchi
I remember what torture it was during that last...

I remember what torture it was during that last couple of months. It really should get better when baby is born. Be gentle with yourself and limit nursing if you need to, your DD will be OK.
Forum: Family Planning   03-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By tamagotchi
I had #1 at 39 and #2 at 42. With two young...

I had #1 at 39 and #2 at 42. With two young kids, I feel like a young mother!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By tamagotchi
I use Mvelopes and really like it. I have...

I use Mvelopes and really like it.

I have also seen problems from time to time with adding and updating accounts. As I understand it, the problems are because of the way the system works:...
Forum: Homebirth   03-03-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By tamagotchi
My first birth, at age 39, and second birth, at...

My first birth, at age 39, and second birth, at age 42, were both homebirths.
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-03-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By tamagotchi
My DH had high cholesterol and we had to lower...

My DH had high cholesterol and we had to lower it in order to get a better life insurance rate (we wouldn't have been concerned otherwise).

While we were trying to get it down, if I'm remembering...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-01-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,451
Posted By tamagotchi
We pay $3.75/quart for Claravale through our...

We pay $3.75/quart for Claravale through our co-op. (Plus the standard $1.50 bottle deposit)
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-28-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By tamagotchi
My ILs are from Russia and quite conventional...

My ILs are from Russia and quite conventional and conservative in most ways. We were surprised that when we told them we were planning a home birth, they thought it was a good idea. Apparently there...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-28-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,984
Posted By tamagotchi
I do some, and DH does some. DH runs the...

I do some, and DH does some. DH runs the dishwasher and does laundry in the evenings. I do the finances and paperwork, shopping, cooking, decluttering and tidying up, and cleaning.
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-28-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By tamagotchi
I have eaten raw sprouted hummus that I bought...

I have eaten raw sprouted hummus that I bought at the farmer's market, and something about its sour, fresh taste gave me such a craving to eat it again or learn to make it... there must be some kind...
Forum: Homebirth   02-27-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By tamagotchi
I loved the book and didn't find it to be angry...

I loved the book and didn't find it to be angry in tone. I really liked how much research and evidence she presented. I read many, many books on birth before my first HB, and this was probably my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By tamagotchi
Sure, plenty of people do it. Both my kids have...

Sure, plenty of people do it. Both my kids have my last name. It has never been an issue at all. What kind of problems are you worried about?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By tamagotchi
I also like to check prices at Vitacost. They...

I also like to check prices at Vitacost. They often have good prices on brands like Bob's Red Mill and Tinkyada.
Forum: Learning at School   02-25-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By tamagotchi
I hated recess as a first grader (in public...

I hated recess as a first grader (in public school). What's there to like about a bleak concrete and asphalt yard with no shade, teasing and bullying kids, nothing to do but "kick the ball"? I would...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-25-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By tamagotchi
We do a lot of our everyday shopping at Berkeley...

We do a lot of our everyday shopping at Berkeley Natural Grocery (a tiny store with a great selection) and Monterey Market (for all your produce needs... like a farmers market in a store). But we...
Forum: Site Help   02-23-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By tamagotchi
Preparedness/stockpiling continues to be a hot...

Preparedness/stockpiling continues to be a hot topic in Frugality & Finances and Mindful Home Management. Many posters have been discussing this topic in Frugality & Finances recently. Today...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,769
Posted By tamagotchi
My ILs are from Russia and we have similar...

My ILs are from Russia and we have similar issues. DH and I have been together for about 9 years and our children are 3.5 and 15 months. The ILs would like to move in and take care of the children...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-20-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By tamagotchi
The dentists around here recommend having the...

The dentists around here recommend having the first dentist visit at age 3 (unless you notice a problem), so that is what we did with DS.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-20-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By tamagotchi
I think it is important, especially if you have...

I think it is important, especially if you have a child.

I didn't get a DL myself until I was 30. I got it because my then-husband was in a bad car accident and ended up in a coma for a while......
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,354
Posted By tamagotchi
Of course I know how to do basic things like...

Of course I know how to do basic things like those on the OP's list... but I'd love some more book recommendations on self-sufficiency topics...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-18-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By tamagotchi
The rule in our house is that crayons, pens,...

The rule in our house is that crayons, pens, etc. are to be used only at the table (and only on paper). If there's any trouble with that rule, we just put them up.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By tamagotchi
Take your time educating yourself, take a deep...

Take your time educating yourself, take a deep breath and don't freak out http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

It could have been related to the vaccine (either a reaction...
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