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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-27-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By earthy_mama
Thanks for the suggestion cristeen. There is a...

Thanks for the suggestion cristeen. There is a large amount of vinegar in the recipe so I think I'll reduce the sugar dramatically rather than eliminate completely and go from there.
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Forum: Personal Growth   08-27-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By earthy_mama
Love yourself. Replace negative thoughts &...

Love yourself. Replace negative thoughts & beliefs about yourself with positive ones (you are DEFINITELY smart enough!!). The power of the mind is incredible & so it is key to use it to our...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By earthy_mama
I LOVE my grandma's homemade green relish but...

I LOVE my grandma's homemade green relish but had a look at the recipe and noticed that for 9 large cucumbers there are 5 cups of sugar!!!!! YIKES. I don't use sugar in my cooking or baking &...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-03-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By earthy_mama
Nothing to post right now... just subbing and...

Nothing to post right now... just subbing and planning on putting some of these ideas to use.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-28-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By earthy_mama
Thanks for the replies! It sounds like what I'm...

Thanks for the replies! It sounds like what I'm doing is GD (and not permissive) and my gut has been telling me that consequences such as a time-out in his bedroom are not the way to go for us. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-24-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By earthy_mama
The GD vs permissiveness thread helped me to put...

The GD vs permissiveness thread helped me to put into words what I've been feeling frustrated about lately... so here it is!!!

When there is a hitting/biting incident with my dc generally the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-24-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,905
Posted By earthy_mama
Wow. I'm really struggling with this too right...

Wow. I'm really struggling with this too right now, and the more I read, the more I feel like I'm permissive... not GD. I'm feeling very frustrated!

I think where I'm having difficulty is in...
Forum: Women's Health   11-11-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By earthy_mama
No pics to post yet but I spoke to a nurse and...

No pics to post yet but I spoke to a nurse and she thinks the 1 yo has impetego. I since found out that it can be caused by the Streptococcus bacteria so that makes sense. He seems to be fine and...
Forum: Women's Health   11-11-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By earthy_mama
My one year old son woke up with 4 bright red...

My one year old son woke up with 4 bright red spots on his face a few days ago. Last night I noticed that they had changed in appearing, now having a white almost crusty look to them. He has no...
Forum: Women's Health   08-10-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By earthy_mama
I had my son weighed on August 8th and he's up...

I had my son weighed on August 8th and he's up to 16lbs 12oz!! I've been making every bite count by adding healthy fats (mostly coconut oil, some olive oil) and choosing high calorie foods such as...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-02-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By earthy_mama
Thanks for the thoughtful advice. I actually do...

Thanks for the thoughtful advice. I actually do give him cod liver oil already but forgot to mention it in my post. I also have coconut oil here so can start using that right away too. He doesn't...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-01-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By earthy_mama
I have a 10.5 month old who has lost about a...

I have a 10.5 month old who has lost about a pound over the past 2 months. I originally posted this in the health and healing forum but am now looking for suggestions of healthy foods to help him...
Forum: Women's Health   08-01-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By earthy_mama
My Mama instinct says that there isn't anything...

My Mama instinct says that there isn't anything seriously wrong here. I fed him avocado today and he wasn't fond of it so I added a little banana & he ate it. I've also been adding a little olive...
Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By earthy_mama
I'm concerned about weight loss in DS2 over the...

I'm concerned about weight loss in DS2 over the past couple of months. Here are his weights:

June 4 - 17 lbs 2.5 oz
July 9 - 16 lbs 12.5 oz
July 24 - 16 lbs 10 oz
July 30 - 16 lbs 3 oz

His...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,065
Posted By earthy_mama
Can anyone explain the difference between...

Can anyone explain the difference between xantham gum and guar gum? Are they interchangeable in recipes?

I had been using xantham gum but when I went to buy more I noticed that guar gum is much...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,065
Posted By earthy_mama
Quote: Originally Posted by memiles...

Quote:
Originally Posted by memiles http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8644539)
How about I come over and watch the kiddos,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-15-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,065
Posted By earthy_mama
Quote: Originally Posted by memiles...

Quote:
Originally Posted by memiles http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8643769)
I just wrote down that entire recipe until I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-16-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By earthy_mama
When the babies were first born he was very...

When the babies were first born he was very proud to have 2 little brothers and loved to hold them but was also quite indifferent most of the time. Around 6 mos old he began to interract with them a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By earthy_mama
My 2.5 year old DS has recently started hurting...

My 2.5 year old DS has recently started hurting his 9 mo old twin brothers. Today he sat on the floor and kicked one them in the face while I was getting the other ready to go to our play group....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-15-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By earthy_mama
I'm so glad you posted this question Christy. My...

I'm so glad you posted this question Christy. My guys are 9 months now and I'm looking forward to their 1st bday party. I also have to decide what to do about DS1's bday as his falls 3 weeks later...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By earthy_mama
Thanks mamas! I am ready to let my...

Thanks mamas!

I am ready to let my obsession with his sleep go! I really relate to those of you who are glad you no longer have to plan around naps. Of course, I'm now planning around naps for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By earthy_mama
Mine isn't!!! Ever since we moved him from...

Mine isn't!!!

Ever since we moved him from his crib to a bed he is refusing to nap. Even when he was in his crib he wasn't napping every single day (but would have down time in his crib every...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-05-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By earthy_mama
I could have written the OP myself word for word...

I could have written the OP myself word for word several months ago. Here I am now with almost 8 month old twins who are still EBF and still loving their pacis. I haven't tried them on a bottle at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-01-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By earthy_mama
Quote: Originally Posted by ThreeBeans...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThreeBeans http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7996705)
Totally normal. My son has been having them...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-30-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By earthy_mama
DS is 2.5 and uncirced. He has told me twice in...

DS is 2.5 and uncirced. He has told me twice in the last 2 days that his penis hurts. When I look I see that he has an erection but that the foreskin is not retracted. From what I have read this is...
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