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Forum: Parenting   07-10-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,142
Posted By laurabfig
We currently live in Berkeley. I agree it is one...

We currently live in Berkeley. I agree it is one of the most ideal cities for natural family living. I absolutely love it here and until recently could never have considered living anywhere else...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,767
Posted By laurabfig
Did #1 and #2 Thanks for the giveaway.  Great...

Did #1 and #2
Thanks for the giveaway.  Great way to spread the word about a great product. 
I can be reached at laurabfig AT gmail DOT com
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-28-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By laurabfig
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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-27-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By laurabfig
Ds is now almost 6 months so I can't leave him...

Ds is now almost 6 months so I can't leave him on our bed for naps anymore b/c he's rolling.  He sleeps in the pack n play for naps, but he's well above the weight limit for the bassinet (even...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By laurabfig
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Quote:Originally Posted by JesKace http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303603/all-those-chargers#post_16329070)

We have...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-12-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,755
Posted By laurabfig
Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback....

Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback.  Forgot to mention that the place we're considering is owned by a father with 2 girls who lives in the upper flat, so the backyard is a child...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-09-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 155,031
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-09-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By laurabfig
Doesn't it feel great!? This reminds me I need...

Doesn't it feel great!?
This reminds me I need to go purge our large filing cabinet upstairs.  I think I keep WAY too many papers.  But David Allen's book Getting Things Done really helped me get a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-09-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,755
Posted By laurabfig
We are debating downsizing and moving into a 2...

We are debating downsizing and moving into a 2 bedroom rental for a few years so I can work a bit less to be home more with our 3rd.  We live in a really expensive area (currently pay $3200/month...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-07-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By laurabfig
I think it helps me to vent with co-workers...

I think it helps me to vent with co-workers (peers, not my boss) when I feel I've been disrespected or mistreated at work.  Do you have others in your training program who would be able to relate to...
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By laurabfig
I'll start: He's asleep in a Flip stay-dry...

I'll start:
He's asleep in a Flip stay-dry liner, with 2 hemp babies doublers, green flip cover over it all, with the Aristocrats soaker over that.... with navy and turquoise striped leggings to...
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By laurabfig
I've been using a Bamboozle, with hemp doubler...

I've been using a Bamboozle, with hemp doubler and stay-dry lining doubler (fleece with flannel usually), with a PUL cover, WITH the SBish knit longies over the whole thing.  It just seems so bulky....
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By laurabfig
I second what the pp said.  I have experience...

I second what the pp said.  I have experience with the flip system, and have some thirsties duo covers (which I LOVE) but not the thristies stay-dry liners.  the flip system doesn't seem to shift on...
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By laurabfig
If I remember right from when my older two were...

If I remember right from when my older two were little, the seventh gen diapers aren't as absorbant as a regular chemical-laden sposie.  I would definitely bring some doublers...and put a cover...
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By laurabfig
I don't have experience in particular with GE...

I don't have experience in particular with GE but we have a FL washer and dryer and LOVE them both.  I've exclusively CD'd my son for the past 5 months with NO issues whatsoever.  There are many...
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By laurabfig
It kind of depends on how fast and efficient the...

It kind of depends on how fast and efficient the seamstress is.  If the person sewing them has done a million refresher kits before and can do them really quickly, the price might be lower.  I would...
Forum: Diapering   03-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By laurabfig
Well, i haven't made diapers with both of these,...

Well, i haven't made diapers with both of these, but I can say in my experience that I would probably use microfleece for the inside over suedecloth.  I just like it better.  But honestly, i think...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-06-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By laurabfig
I was going to say do 1 year part time after...

I was going to say do 1 year part time after this one and then 1 year part time after the next one...but you're right that year in between would be hard w/both of you FT and 3 kids.  You will...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-06-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By laurabfig
I've just learned about the concept of heuristic...

I've just learned about the concept of heuristic play...basically an educational idea that children at this age enjoy exploring natural, real things that occur in their environment.  At around 8-10...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-27-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By laurabfig
I just like how artistic everything looks....

I just like how artistic everything looks.  Somehow I can never get my house to look like that....I wish I had an eye for interior design.
Forum: Diapering   02-05-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By laurabfig
I would definitely try what the above poster...

I would definitely try what the above poster said: a stay-dry inner liner like fleece or suedecloth for nighttime, and make sure you are using a residue-free detergent.  The bummis website has a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By laurabfig
great idea about the coffee table book- i tend...

great idea about the coffee table book- i tend to purge / recycle a lot of the kids art, and it would be great to have this memento for them to look at when they're older.  i frame the stuff that i...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-05-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By laurabfig
Oh that sounds so delightful!  I love thinking...

Oh that sounds so delightful! 
I love thinking outside the box when it comes to organizing and re-purposing stuff.  My most recent genius (if i do say so myself) idea was to use the armoire in the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-05-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By laurabfig
I would recycle them for art projects or...

I would recycle them for art projects or whatever, but dh would save them.  (He got mad that I even took them off the books!) :)  I do think books look prettier on the shelves without the jackets.
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-05-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By laurabfig
I got so depressed after this shower today. All...

I got so depressed after this shower today. All the comments about breastfeeding not being that important, babies sleeping in their cribs in a room by themselves, scoffing at carrying a larger baby...
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