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Forum: Vaccinations   01-23-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 5,894
Posted By rachelsmama
If I had a severely sick kid, that impressive...

If I had a severely sick kid, that impressive track record would sound good, but in my experience the healthcare professionals who are good at treating severe illness are somewhat less skilled at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 262
Posted By rachelsmama
I'll probably contribute in some way, but I won't...

I'll probably contribute in some way, but I won't be able to pay the full ride, and I also won't be pushing them to go just for the sake of going. I love university, and suspect that my kids will...
Forum: Toddler Health   01-12-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 24
Posted By rachelsmama
In the case of my kids, no, they were different...

In the case of my kids, no, they were different people, but not noticeably different in that respect.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-05-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,134
Posted By rachelsmama
I think I get what you're trying to say....and...

I think I get what you're trying to say....and I'd probably have just as much trouble (or more) explaining it clearly.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-03-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 754
Posted By rachelsmama
They lump influenza and pneumonia together, so it...

They lump influenza and pneumonia together, so it doesn't really answer the question. It's probable that some of the people in that statistic died as a result of flu, but the number would also...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-02-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 754
Posted By rachelsmama
:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotf...

:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao

You clearly haven't studied ecology, or microbiology, or history.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 772
Posted By rachelsmama
Ashley Trexler, you seem to be implying that what...

Ashley Trexler, you seem to be implying that what Maria Kang is advocating is fitness, and I (and many of the other posters here) don't see it that way. I value fitness and do my best to model...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By rachelsmama
I'm not sure what I think of the precendence the...

I'm not sure what I think of the precendence the court ruling is setting, but that father sure expects a lot of control over his adult daughter's life, so I'm glad for her that the court made a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 283
Posted By rachelsmama
The upset stomach when nobody else in the house...

The upset stomach when nobody else in the house was getting sick could be explained by a food allergy or a food sensitivity.
Forum: Vaccinations   12-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By rachelsmama
I managed to restrain myself from reading the...

I managed to restrain myself from reading the article (there's a strong correlation between reading that type of garbage and unhealthy spikes in my blood pressure). The title seems to imply that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By rachelsmama
What 5 year old isn't afraid of authority? A...

What 5 year old isn't afraid of authority? A smart one. The bolded stuff suggests that he's just really smart, and really observant, and very logical, and bored, and doesn't buy into the fantasies...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By rachelsmama
I just blended it up in some V8 juice. It worked...

I just blended it up in some V8 juice. It worked quite well.
Forum: Vaccinations   11-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By rachelsmama
I wonder how many women are skipping pap smears...

I wonder how many women are skipping pap smears altogether because they got the HPV shot, and are unaware of its limits and the limits of our knowledge about it.
Forum: Vaccinations   11-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 100
Posted By rachelsmama
Fascinating, and not at all surprising.

Fascinating, and not at all surprising.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By rachelsmama
It sounds like he already has a fair bit of...

It sounds like he already has a fair bit of stress about reading. If he enjoys being read to, then maybe you could be his "safe" person who just reads to him without putting any pressure on him to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By rachelsmama
What symptoms does the baby have of constipation?...

What symptoms does the baby have of constipation? It's well within the normal range for a breastfed baby to go 2 or more days between poops, but there are a lot of people who don't realise that. Is...
Forum: Diapering   11-07-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By rachelsmama
I did it for a long time, and while the diapers...

I did it for a long time, and while the diapers weren't fluffy, they weren't crunchy stiff either. I think there are two things that helped:
1- I made sure to rinse super well
2- I had a really...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-06-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
  polio!
Views: 265
Posted By rachelsmama
That's life. I don't mean that in a snarky way,...

That's life. I don't mean that in a snarky way, I mean that microbes are far better at adapting and evolving than we are at advancing medical technology. Microbes are our superiors. We're racing...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,357
Posted By rachelsmama
Since the school is being so stubborn about the...

Since the school is being so stubborn about the zippers all being done up, would your daughter be willing to go shopping with you to find a lighter jacket with only one zip? That way she could do up...
Forum: Parenting   10-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,357
Posted By rachelsmama
:yeah It's pretty hard for a kid to have fun...

:yeah

It's pretty hard for a kid to have fun running around outside, as kids are supposed to, if they're overheating because they're bundled up the way the teachers (who I assume are standing...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-14-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By rachelsmama
What scares me is how many people think chicken...

What scares me is how many people think chicken pox is scary, but those sorts of vaccination measures are reasonable.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By rachelsmama
Sorry to crash the board, but what jumps out at...

Sorry to crash the board, but what jumps out at me about the kids' schedules is their lack of exercise. If they're in school full time, then sitting in a car for at least two hours on top of that,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By rachelsmama
I usually think babies are fine at funerals, but...

I usually think babies are fine at funerals, but I think that the bolded parts are excellent advice.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By rachelsmama
I agree with the other posters that keeping the...

I agree with the other posters that keeping the cats and toddler separated as much as possible would be best.

For those times when the cat and the kid meet: this will sound incredibly harsh, but...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By rachelsmama
The article argues that questioning the safety of...

The article argues that questioning the safety of vaccines and the vaccine schedule is rational, and reasonable, and that there are lots of good reasons to ask these questions. Most of the anti-anti...
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