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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By JosieAK
If you are seriously interested in GAPS, Cara at...

If you are seriously interested in GAPS, Cara at Health, Home, Happiness (http://www.healthhomehappy.com/2009/10/starting-gaps.html) is a great resource.  For one, after one month on the GAPS intro...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By JosieAK
We are on the GAPS diet.  Last year I was dairy...

We are on the GAPS diet.  Last year I was dairy and gluten free (for my Thyroid).   Now we are dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, etc. free. :)  If you are are in the midwest to west, you can look into...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-14-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By JosieAK
You can play around with the pumpkin and peanut...

You can play around with the pumpkin and peanut butter pancakes until you find a consistency that works well for you. it isn't super strict.  I usually mix mine in a Pyrex measuring pitcher with a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-13-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By JosieAK
We make egg, peanut butter, pumpkin puree...

We make egg, peanut butter, pumpkin puree pancakes almost every day with a little honey and cinnamon added. It is one egg, 1 tbs peanut butter, 1 tbs puree mixed and cooked in a skillet in coconut...
Forum: June 2011   09-11-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Snowflake, I love that link!  It is giving me...

Snowflake, I love that link!  It is giving me really great support for helping DD1 eat without making "rules" about it.  Food is still a tricky road.  My brother is so picky about food, it MIGHT be...
Forum: June 2011   08-26-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Thanks, Erigeron.  I hope to be in the FB group...

Thanks, Erigeron.  I hope to be in the FB group soon!  BTW, how did your exam go?
 
Smokering, I hope something works out for you!  I have to say, I admire your resourcefulness and creative...
Forum: June 2011   08-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
This forum has gotten so slow, and Jenny hasn't...

This forum has gotten so slow, and Jenny hasn't been online in a month to let me get into the Facebook group.  Oh well.
 
Erigeron, I hear you!  I was right with you with DD1.  Lydia is forcing me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-19-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,402
Posted By JosieAK
Saving Naturally is a neat site that shares all...

Saving Naturally is a neat site that shares all of the organic and natural food deals.  I get the daily emails.  It's nice to have someone else do all the work for me!
 
Forum: June 2011   08-18-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 840
Posted By JosieAK
I'm late too.  Sorry.  I PM'd you too, Jenni.

I'm late too.  Sorry.  I PM'd you too, Jenni.
Forum: June 2011   08-17-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
I think I may loose a friendship because a woman...

I think I may loose a friendship because a woman posted on Facebook that she is doing CIO with her early July baby.  It was at her husband's insistence, but she said the first night he cried 4...
Forum: June 2011   08-17-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
I'm sorry, Smokering.  Have you tried Mint.com? ...

I'm sorry, Smokering.  Have you tried Mint.com?  I don't know if they connect to NZ banks, but we have really loved how easy it is to track our spending and saving.  We each have a "mad money"...
Forum: June 2011   08-13-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Thanks all for the birthday wishes. :)  I've...

Thanks all for the birthday wishes. :)  I've been enjoying my "birthday week".
 
Oh goodness, Smokering.  I don't know what to offer, but I hope everything turns out okay.  I will pray for your...
Forum: June 2011   08-07-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
I turned 30 yesterday. :)  It was a very nice...

I turned 30 yesterday. :)  It was a very nice birthday.  I always thought I'd be wiser at this ripe age, but I don't think I will ever feel truly wise.  I am happily blessed, though.  I never...
Forum: June 2011   08-03-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
I'm with you all on the "ready to feel normal"...

I'm with you all on the "ready to feel normal" issue.  I just want my energy back.  A haircut and a pedicure might be nice too.  I can barely keep my hair WASHED, let alone looking decent.  I am...
Forum: June 2011   08-01-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Mary Elizabeth, I'm sorry. :(  I would suggest...

Mary Elizabeth, I'm sorry. :(  I would suggest going to a health food store and getting something in their refrigerator section that is designed for little ones.  I am sorry I'm not much help.  I am...
Forum: June 2011   07-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Hugs, erigeron.  I don't have answers for you,...

Hugs, erigeron.  I don't have answers for you, but I have definitely had moments like that.  I hope things resolve for you and you find peace.
 
For the fussy babies, my midwife recommended baby...
Forum: June 2011   07-26-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Holly, I'm sure true allergies are rare, but...

Holly, I'm sure true allergies are rare, but they are definitely becoming less so!  Have you looked into the GAPS diet theory?  It really makes sense to me.
 
Yay for happy babies!  Lydia is a...
Forum: June 2011   07-25-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Erigeron, I am having over active let down too...

Erigeron, I am having over active let down too and read on Kellymom that it tends to let up by 12 weeks or so.  I also have one breast that is over producing.  It is very hard to get a balance. ...
Forum: June 2011   07-24-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
I had TWO situations where I felt totally...

I had TWO situations where I felt totally overwhelmed.  The first time I called my SIL and my mother ended up showing up, the second time I had company.  I feel like a wimp, because DD pulling the...
Forum: June 2011   07-22-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
DD1 calls them "Nurses".  Which was funny...

DD1 calls them "Nurses".  Which was funny because we were looking at a children's book showing different professions and there was a picture of a male nurse.  In response to her, "What's that?" I...
Forum: June 2011   07-19-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
Lice is the worst. :(  So sorry you're dealing...

Lice is the worst. :(  So sorry you're dealing with that.
 
I can't believe I can say this, but I did leave Lydia for several hours to go to a work related banquet with DH.  It was NOT worth it,...
Forum: June 2011   07-16-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,003
Posted By JosieAK
I'm sorry MaryElizabeth and Mama to a Bunch.  I...

I'm sorry MaryElizabeth and Mama to a Bunch.  I hope you find strength to get through this time.
 
Smokering, I took my sewing machine back to the shop because of that same problem (it was new),...
Forum: June 2011   07-12-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,491
Posted By JosieAK
She's so pink!   I bet she got great APGARs....

She's so pink!   I bet she got great APGARs. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  And, of course, completely adorable!
Forum: June 2011   07-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By JosieAK
Oh goodness.  Bless your heart!  I'm so sorry...

Oh goodness.  Bless your heart!  I'm so sorry that things didn't go the way you hoped, but so thankful that your birth was safe for you and the baby.  You KNOW you gave it your all.  I hope you can...
Forum: June 2011   07-12-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By JosieAK
Yay!  Congratulations.  So thankful that your...

Yay!  Congratulations.  So thankful that your stalled labor ended well!
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