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Forum: Women's Health   01-27-2014, 10:15 AM
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Views: 23,991
Posted By sparkprincess
Thanks for replying! I haven't had an ASI done,...

Thanks for replying! I haven't had an ASI done, that I know of?? and I'm probably not going to simply because my naturopath isn't one for lots of tests and I really don't want to go back to the MD....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By sparkprincess
No advice, just support! My first birth was 42...

No advice, just support! My first birth was 42 hours long and was everything short of a c-section. I'll spare you the details, but it was long and totally now what I'd planned/wanted. My second...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By sparkprincess
My youngest son is 6 years old. He's never had a...

My youngest son is 6 years old. He's never had a "lovey" and really isn't attached to any toys or stuffed animals. He did have a plastic wand that he carried everywhere for about a year before...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-29-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
Oh I wasn't trying to dissuade you! I do have a...

Oh I wasn't trying to dissuade you! I do have a (single) friend who did GAPS while working full time. She would do all of her cooking for the week on Saturdays. So, it can be done! Just trying to be...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
I wish I could tell you, for sure, what GAPS...

I wish I could tell you, for sure, what GAPS will do for you, but we are all individuals. I read an interesting blog post recently that reminded me that the reason GAPS is so effective is because it...
Forum: Women's Health   06-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 23,991
Posted By sparkprincess
I just finished the thread and wanted to pop in...

I just finished the thread and wanted to pop in and say hi and ask a couple of questions.
 
First off, my ND told me I have AF, sluggish thyroid, and low progesterone. She had me on various...
Forum: Women's Health   05-25-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By sparkprincess
Did you ever figure this out? This sounds very...

Did you ever figure this out? This sounds very familiar!!
Forum: Site Help   05-22-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By sparkprincess
Just wondering the same thing!

Just wondering the same thing!
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-22-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
We're closing in on one year on GAPS. We were...

We're closing in on one year on GAPS. We were very, very strict for the first 9 months - even through the holidays. I just made sure to make my kids GAPS-friendly treats (including popsicles) and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-21-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
Awesome! Thank you so much!   It's good to...

Awesome! Thank you so much!
 
It's good to hear it takes time. We all got sick this past week and I was really bummed. I think my expectations are too high, sometimes.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By sparkprincess
Do you guys do almond flour or coconut flour?...

Do you guys do almond flour or coconut flour? There are a TON of awesome recipes out there with those ingredients, especially muffins and the like for breakfast. Muffins might make for a good...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
Thanks for the response! It's great hearing how...

Thanks for the response! It's great hearing how this diet has helped others. We are on full GAPS right now and so are in that holding pattern. We've pretty much added in all that we can add, but...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
Okay, good! I know someone who has come through...

Okay, good! I know someone who has come through the diet, which is great, but it would be SO nice to talk to others who are going through it currently.
 
The whole family is doing GAPS. My...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-13-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparkprincess
I'm so glad to see this thread! Is everyone...

I'm so glad to see this thread! Is everyone still on the diet? It looks like it's been a couple of months since the last post.
 
We've been on the diet for several months and are seeing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-19-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By sparkprincess
I did the SB diet years ago when I needed to...

I did the SB diet years ago when I needed to lose those last 10lbs post pregnancy. It worked and it seemed very healthy to me - I left artificial sweeteners out. I started the diet again after...
Forum: Allergies   03-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By sparkprincess
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Forum: Allergies   03-24-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By sparkprincess
Background: My almost 8yo ds is sensitive to...

Background: My almost 8yo ds is sensitive to dairy. When he was a baby/toddler, he had bad reflux and when he (or I) had dairy, it would cause him a lot of stomach pain. As he got older, we noticed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,381
Posted By sparkprincess
For us, right now, we want to rent. We live...

For us, right now, we want to rent. We live outside of St. Louis and the housing bubble was big here. We built a house right as the bubble was bursting. We spent $275k and then dropped $20k into if...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,685
Posted By sparkprincess
I don't think you are crazy at all OP. Or, if...

I don't think you are crazy at all OP. Or, if you are, we are too. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif Just 4 years ago, DH and I were your typical "I want the American Dream" types....
Forum: Allergies   03-12-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By sparkprincess
My sister and I just transferred a bunch of red...

My sister and I just transferred a bunch of red wheat berries from 25lb bags to mylar bags. I started sneezing my head off right away. Eyes itching, throat sore and scratchy, and a bit of difficulty...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-20-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By sparkprincess
Does anyone here use powdered milk? Does it...

Does anyone here use powdered milk? Does it taste okay? Where do you get it from?

I really like the idea of having organic powdered milk, in bulk, on hand for recipes, hot chocolate, emergency...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-28-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 263
Posted By sparkprincess
Thanks ladies! The wedding is tonight and I've...

Thanks ladies! The wedding is tonight and I've been planning on wearing this outfit. I tried it on today and it dawned on my I didn't know if this was okay or not. I googled it and was surprised at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-28-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 263
Posted By sparkprincess
Is it okay to wear a white skirt to a wedding?...

Is it okay to wear a white skirt to a wedding? It's an evening wedding at a winery. I'm in the mid-west so we are more casual here, overall.

The skirt hits about mid-calf and is flowing. I was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,928
Posted By sparkprincess
I would just go by what the director says. You...

I would just go by what the director says. You can't please everyone!
Forum: Gardening   08-18-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By sparkprincess
Thanks ladies! I think these are great ideas. I...

Thanks ladies! I think these are great ideas. I told DH and he's def. willing to give it a try, which I'm psyched about!
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