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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Lirazel
My oldest boy is wearing the smallest size...

My oldest boy is wearing the smallest size underwear I know of and my youngest boy is just about ready to start wearing underwear (in the same size).  It seems to me like sharing the same set of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-22-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Lirazel
I've been reading about how most store-bought...

I've been reading about how most store-bought oatmeal has been heated and therefore doesn't have any phytase left, so even if you soak it there isn't any phystase to break down the phytic acid.  So...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Lirazel
I had my big 10 lb boy about 7 months ago.  My...

I had my big 10 lb boy about 7 months ago.  My belly button was way stretched out and floppy afterwards.  Then at about 5 months pp it started looking like a regular belly button again.  It involved...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By Lirazel
You sound just like me about a year ago!  And...

You sound just like me about a year ago!  And not that things work the same for everyone (obviously!) but I hope I can encourage you by saying that my 2.5 year old now sleeps through the night in...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Lirazel
I say it's fine!  It does have a *small* amount...

I say it's fine!  It does have a *small* amount of alcohol, but I have no problem drinking it myself when pregnant.  If you feel your kefir has more alcohol than you're comfortable with just ferment...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Lirazel
DS just turned 2 and has been in underpants for...

DS just turned 2 and has been in underpants for all waking hours for the last 2 months.  I give him plenty of reminders to go, but I've realized that over the last couple weeks he doesn't pee in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-30-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Lirazel
DS is 22 months old and he's been learning how...

DS is 22 months old and he's been learning how to use the potty since about 15 months.  It's been really laid back and has worked well for us.  He is at the point where he will *always* go on the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Lirazel
I've been frustrated with my whiney 21 month old...

I've been frustrated with my whiney 21 month old too.  He doesn't sound quite as emotional as yours, but he does whine a lot and I definitely wish he had some more self-control or at least better...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-16-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Lirazel
Thanks for all the advice.  We've made some...

Thanks for all the advice.  We've made some changes that I think are going to help.  I'm adding at least one more nursing session in for him at night and when it's not nursing time DH is helping him...
Forum: Homebirth   06-14-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Lirazel
I loved everything about my 1st homebirth.  The...

I loved everything about my 1st homebirth.  The unusual issue was that it took 4 hours to deliver my placenta.  It turned out that instead of being a smooth round placenta it was bumpy along the...
Forum: Homebirth   06-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Lirazel
I totally understand those new fears.  I am also...

I totally understand those new fears.  I am also expecting my second after a great homebirth with my first and I think it's just like you say - I am thinking more about the fragility of life.  I am...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-14-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Lirazel
We cosleep with DS and have always bf on demand...

We cosleep with DS and have always bf on demand at night (or more like bf all night long by sidelying) until about 3.5 months ago.  It was getting too frustrating for me and he was waking up...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-26-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By Lirazel
I just let them sit out on a plate.  I blot them...

I just let them sit out on a plate.  I blot them with a paper towel first, but then just let them sit out and wiggle them around a couple times a day.  After 3 days to maybe a week they'll be...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-24-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By Lirazel
I have PM'ed both of you...

I have PM'ed both of you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-13-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Lirazel
DS tends to bite things when he gets...

DS tends to bite things when he gets frustrated.  The blocks won't stack right - he bites a block.  The towel won't fit all the way into the cup - he bites the towel.  Usually with a grimace and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-26-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By Lirazel
I LOVE these ideas!  Thanks for the...

I LOVE these ideas!  Thanks for the encouragement.  I think I'll go with my gut and skip the crib!  I really like the idea of a full mattress on the floor.  Sounds perfect for us. :)

 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By Lirazel
I am currently working on night weaning my...

I am currently working on night weaning my co-sleeping 16 month son.  Once he is night weaned I'm planning to move him out of our bed.  But I don't know what to move him *to.*  We have a crib, but...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Lirazel
I think just a basic flour and water starter is...

I think just a basic flour and water starter is all you need.  Doesn't have to be NT if you don't like it (mine isn't).  My favorite sourdough bead recipe is this one. ...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,255
Posted By Lirazel
  I'd love to share my homemade cracker...


I'd love to share my homemade cracker recipe!  I find them *very* easy to make and the ingredient list is small.  I mix 1/4 cup water with one cup whole wheat flour (a little more flour if you...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Lirazel
I make sourdough bread and call it a day.  I...

I make sourdough bread and call it a day.  I feel the sourdough process soaks and ferments it enough that I don't also use sprouted or pre-soaked grains.  I do have a grain grinder, so I try to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By Lirazel
Holy moly do I have water kefir grains to...

Holy moly do I have water kefir grains to spare!  I recently dried out a bunch of them because they multiplied so much and no one I know wants them!  If you or anyone else wants me to mail some to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-16-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,255
Posted By Lirazel
My DS is 15 months and has a fairly limited...

My DS is 15 months and has a fairly limited amound of foods I can count on him to eat.  The list you gave sounds fantastic to me! :)  But you say you have a hard time providing her with good foods...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-25-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Lirazel
I recently made some crackers from extra...

I recently made some crackers from extra sourdough starter.  If you use sourdough you could give this a try:
 
I mixed about 1/2 cup starter with an equal amount whole wheat flour and a lump of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-23-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lirazel
I've been away and didn't notice there were so...

I've been away and didn't notice there were so many responses to my original question! 
 
While it's not a bad idea for me to drink raw milk and let DH drink pasteurized, the way the raw milk...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Lirazel
I've been learning about raw milk lately and I'm...

I've been learning about raw milk lately and I'm really interested.  DH isn't impressed by my arguments.  We have access to grass-fed, unhomogonized pasteurized milk, so is it worth it to keep...
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