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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-23-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I'm in Monroe County, but I haven't used any...

I'm in Monroe County, but I haven't used any legal services since my case is still based in NJ. However, I do know that NJ lists legal referals that are free for the first consultation hour. I would...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-13-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Hm. I didn't strip first. I guess I figured...

Hm. I didn't strip first. I guess I figured since I use the same detergent for everything... but I hadn't thought about build up. Sunning wound up working pretty well the other day. Just a few faint...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I have a 5.5 year old dd and a 4.5 year old dd,...

I have a 5.5 year old dd and a 4.5 year old dd, and they are like night and day. The older is reading, writing, adding, subtracting, even multiplying. The younger just doesn't have the same desire....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by 3momkmb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3momkmb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10251421)
(1) If you can name one major reason for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-12-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Next year, we have to make one of our children...

Next year, we have to make one of our children an "official" homeschooler in PA and I'm *not looking forward to it. It doesn't seem particularly difficult, just a lot of unnecessary paperwork...
Forum: Babywearing   01-12-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Ooh, lots of stuff to look at! Thank you, guys!

Ooh, lots of stuff to look at! Thank you, guys!
Forum: Gardening   01-11-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I live in a crazy area with a ton of new home...

I live in a crazy area with a ton of new home construction, as well as backing to hunting land, so we have a pretty crazy deer population on our property. It's like "base" in a game of tag. They eat...
Forum: Babywearing   01-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I've been using a pouch sling for ds since he...

I've been using a pouch sling for ds since he was born. Even though he's tiny for an 8 month old, the pressure on my shoulder/back is just becoming to much. I want to find something that distributes...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-11-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,933
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10124129)
If you were to describe your...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-11-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,151
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
1st baby (induced, epidural)- 4 pushes 2nd...

1st baby (induced, epidural)- 4 pushes
2nd baby (induced, iv pain med)- 5 pushes and broken collar bone with 9lb 2oz'er.
3rd baby (100% natural)- 4 pushes and a very surprised mw who hadn't...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-11-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
We declined everything including cord stump goo...

We declined everything including cord stump goo without much hassle. My midwife knew our wishes in advance, we told the nurses up front, and everything went just as planned (in that respect), even...
Forum: Diapering   01-11-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I'm convinced that ds's rashes were caused...

I'm convinced that ds's rashes were caused mostly by build up, combined with being a heavy wetter in prefolds. Our first step was to stick fleece between his bum and the prefolds and the second was...
Forum: Activism and News   01-11-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Hmm. While it doesn't net much thanks from...

Hmm. While it doesn't net much thanks from people, I've found that my big kids (9, 5 and 4) really enjoy going on litter duty. We live in a rural housing development where animals get into trash,...
Forum: Parenting   01-11-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 17,484
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by MAMARabbitt...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAMARabbitt http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10248217)
The only medication that I've found, that...
Forum: Diapering   01-11-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Seventh Generation. I tried many, many others...

Seventh Generation. I tried many, many others before my grocery store started carrying this one, and I hated them all.
Forum: Diapering   01-11-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I'm almost ready to sell off my pfs. I haven't...

I'm almost ready to sell off my pfs. I haven't found any fitteds for sale that I'm in love with, so I started making my own. For the most part, we've just stocked up on AI2s with a few AIOs thrown...
Forum: Diapering   01-11-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
My most difficult time with night diapering was...

My most difficult time with night diapering was right around 2 months, too. And my best bet was also Bummis. I think 2 month olds are just shaped weird! I never got around to trying it, but I've...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-11-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I've been playing around with making all sorts...

I've been playing around with making all sorts of diapers for my 8 month old for a while, but it was only recently that I went through the closet and recycled some old t-shirts. I made sure to check...
Forum: Parenting   01-11-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 17,484
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
ADD, wishing for some H here! I never suspected...

ADD, wishing for some H here! I never suspected ADD until a few years ago, self diagnosed about two years ago, tried meds 6 or 7 months ago after weighing the risks and benefits while breastfeeding....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-31-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,991
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I don't have much advice, but maybe a *tiny bit...

I don't have much advice, but maybe a *tiny bit of perspective.
My ex and I haven't been together since ds was a year old. He pretty much didn't give a fig about holidays until he got married a few...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-31-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by GathererGirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GathererGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9588138)
I'm already going to them and have been...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 665
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by amymaew...

Quote:
Originally Posted by amymaew http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9537120)
Hi! I'm one of the organizers bring the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,422
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
Quote: Originally Posted by FroNuff...

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Originally Posted by FroNuff http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9449080)
Cicely, are you anywhere near Hackettstown...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
I'd love to meet up for the occassional...

I'd love to meet up for the occassional playdate! I'm originally from Hopatcong and I have family in Flanders *and Bergen County. Because I have one in public school here in PA, my schedule is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By GrowingCrunchy
So far, we've only had to file with a cyber...

So far, we've only had to file with a cyber charter school, and they even had a box designated for "philosophical reasons". They did ask for an attached explination, and I basically wrote a nicer...
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