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Forum: Learning at School   05-05-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By savithny
Crayola and Leapfrog both make dry erase markers...

Crayola and Leapfrog both make dry erase markers labelled "nontoxic."   I see them righ tnow for $5-7 a 6-pack, vs. $13/dozen for the Staples brant regular ones  So not a huge price difference.  ...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
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Views: 1,468
Posted By savithny
Adn I've read about tick tubes - those can cut...

Adn I've read about tick tubes - those can cut down on the ticks, because it interrupts their life cycle.
 
(as a side note, if there aren't a lot of deer in the area, your tick count is also...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
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Views: 1,468
Posted By savithny
I can't rmemeber brand - I just disposed of...

I can't rmemeber brand - I just disposed of leftovers because they were approaching expiration.  I do not use the highest percentage formulation of DEET, but there's a base percentage you need.  I...
Forum: Learning at School   03-14-2014, 01:07 PM
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Views: 1,468
Posted By savithny
To let you know my "credentials" here:   In...

To let you know my "credentials" here:
 
In 2009 my then-9yo was one of the earliest Lyme cases in my county.    We never saw a tick, he never had a bullseye rash, and he went straight to Lyme...
Forum: Lactivism   01-12-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By savithny
Yeah, I searched this one up and down and...

Yeah, I searched this one up and down and sideways a few years ago. WHO does not actually provide rankings in the cited article. I went back to 1980 and found an article that named the options but...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-08-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,141
Posted By savithny
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by amber3902 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,141
Posted By savithny
There's a big misconception among many people...

There's a big misconception among many people that thin=healthy, and I see it playing out in a number of ways.  Some of them do show up in your post.
 
I'm just going to throw them out here:
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Forum: Traditional Foods   01-05-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By savithny
We used a breadmaker for years and made great...

We used a breadmaker for years and made great bread that didn't taste like acetone -- both white and wheat.   We really only stopped when DH got a copy of the "Artisan Bread in 5" book, and has been...
Forum: Lactivism   12-24-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,941
Posted By savithny
Yet another patronizing "I suppose if you can't...

Yet another patronizing "I suppose if you can't give your baby the absolute best, you need to tell yourself it's okay to make yourself feel better" response about pumped milk. It's a wonder anyone...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,132
Posted By savithny
Even when I was home on leave and didn't "have"...

Even when I was home on leave and didn't "have" to get up, I got up with DH.   I nursed the baby until while DH showered, got baby full and content, even if not asleep, handed him off to DH, and...
Forum: Lactivism   12-21-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,941
Posted By savithny
My husband and I split shifts when #1 was an...

My husband and I split shifts when #1 was an infant.  I worked half-time, until noon, while DS stayed home with Daddy.   
 
Daddy fed him bottles.   Of breastmilk.   Neither of my kids ever had a...
Forum: Gardening   12-13-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By savithny
also check the National Center for Home Food...

also check the National Center for Home Food Preservation website.   They are funded by the USDA to disseminate accurate, comprehensible information about canning, freezing, and other food...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By savithny
I'm nt sure. The salting step is really...

I'm nt sure. The salting step is really important because it keeps non beneficial bacteria out until the lactobacillus can do their work and make things acidic enough that other things can't grow. F
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By savithny
I’m a pretty good cook, I mostly enjoy it.  I do...

I’m a pretty good cook, I mostly enjoy it.  I do it because I have to, but if I have to do it, I might as well make good, nutritious meals, right?
 
My mother is a competent home cook, a product...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-02-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,441
Posted By savithny
Honestly, I think that the biggest reaction to...

Honestly, I think that the biggest reaction to the OP is to her use of the term "Minor emergency" to describe this.
 
Even if, as she backpedaled to say, she was *only* referring to the people...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-02-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By savithny
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Taximom5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365523/measles/0_100#post_17158540)


I think the families of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,441
Posted By savithny
First of all, I think you have no idea of how...

First of all, I think you have no idea of how small city apartments are, and how much space is at a premium.  For many city apartments, "Just a coleman cooler" is not even practical.   In some of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-29-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,848
Posted By savithny
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365442/stop-telling-women-that-its-easy/0_100#post_17155134)
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Forum: Breastfeeding   10-29-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,848
Posted By savithny
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sharlla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365442/stop-telling-women-that-its-easy/0_100#post_17154272)
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Forum: Breastfeeding   10-24-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,848
Posted By savithny
The other thing to remember is that among...

The other thing to remember is that among primates (which we are) -- parenting behaviors are *not* instinctive.  They're learned behaviors, almost all of them.
 
The drive to "do something" about...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-24-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,848
Posted By savithny
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AlexisT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365442/stop-telling-women-that-its-easy/0_100#post_17149927)

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Forum: Vaccinations   10-19-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By savithny
Is death the only thing that matters?    Because...

Is death the only thing that matters?    Because even as death rates from measles dropped due to better care for acute complications such as pneumonia, the case rate stayed the same and so did the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-17-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,688
Posted By savithny
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by joensally http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,942
Posted By savithny
I remember reading one UC birth/death story...

I remember reading one UC birth/death story here, about a footling breech.  It was posted very early in the morning by someone who had been regular poster since before her pregnancy (years?).  For...
Forum: Women's Health   09-28-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By savithny
There are lots of answers, but in my experience...

There are lots of answers, but in my experience different people found different things useful, which suggests that there are multiple causes of the pain.
 
I used to have very cystic breasts, but...
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