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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By mamalex23
WAP himself showed that just having one meal a...

WAP himself showed that just having one meal a day that followed his protocol then eating the standard diet the rest of the time was enough to have a huge impact. It's not all-or-nothing.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By mamalex23
*Also, breathing through the nose and sleeping...

*Also, breathing through the nose and sleeping with the mouth shut are very important for maintaining strong teeth and avoiding the orthodontist :wink:
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By mamalex23
We do brush and floss in our household, but would...

We do brush and floss in our household, but would not leave that as our only strategy for preventing/reversing tooth decay. I don't know how old kids need to be to use a Water Pik or oil pulling...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   04-10-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By mamalex23
My kids (including the picky toddler) like slow...

My kids (including the picky toddler) like slow cooked pork (butt or shoulder). Cook it in the croc pot low all day with some chicken broth or water with salt, in in the oven around 275/300 for 3-5...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,320
Posted By mamalex23
Oh-by PP I actually meant post #20, Brambleberry...

Oh-by PP I actually meant post #20, Brambleberry from page one http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahthat.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,320
Posted By mamalex23
What PP said! Love them with leggings and even...

What PP said! Love them with leggings and even an additional t-shirt/cardigan or something on top that adds warmth but not diaper difficulty. With my first I cut and sewed all the onesies into...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,446
Posted By mamalex23
dumped out corn chips stomped to bits on the...

dumped out corn chips stomped to bits on the living room floor was the Best mess, the peanut butter spread all over his legs after giving him a sandwich in his rear-facing car seat while I nursed...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,715
Posted By mamalex23
uh, and ideally in our hydrogen/solar powered...

uh, and ideally in our hydrogen/solar powered winnebago (or traditional) at first, till we get to know the routes and stops we like ; )
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-11-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,715
Posted By mamalex23
I'd take my family on the road with the full-on...

I'd take my family on the road with the full-on bug-out packs and start a gypsy lifestyle of annual migration based on seasonal work and growing/harvest times while honing our personal...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-25-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By mamalex23
I recently delivered with SB at AAMC and have...

I recently delivered with SB at AAMC and have some positive, and a negative review of the experience that I will share privately if you wish. Best of luck.
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-25-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By mamalex23
I know this is an old post, but try Healing Tree...

I know this is an old post, but try Healing Tree ... Dr. Laura Asher for a really unique family doctor. She is in Silver Spring and does home visits in the area
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By mamalex23
I narrow down the foods I most want my family to...

I narrow down the foods I most want my family to eat based on good nutrition and our personal tastes, and try to buy only those foods and make them into a tasty variety of meals and snacks. 
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-26-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By mamalex23
Radiant life sells flavored and "kid approved"...

Radiant life sells flavored and "kid approved" fermented cod liver oil, Green Pastures is the brand, and also a version emulsified with butter oil (like ghee)- very healthy fats and my toddler...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-27-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By mamalex23
Salt is essential, we use only pink salt from...

Salt is essential, we use only pink salt from Hawaii or Real Salt. If the stock is fresh (not concentrated yet) a mugful in the morning and with meals is delicious with some salt and fresh pressed...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-11-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,832
Posted By mamalex23
wash cloths work pretty well but my favorite...

wash cloths work pretty well but my favorite kitchen rags are well-worn, soft, scrubby and absorbent beach towels/bath towels that have been cut into paper towel sizes. We don't use paper towels at...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By mamalex23
I don't know if you are against all dairy or...

I don't know if you are against all dairy or just cow/pasteurized dairy but I give my nursing toddler (12.5 mo) small amounts of raw goats milk from a local friend's farm. If it were his only milk I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By mamalex23
If I notice early on I will clean with witch...

If I notice early on I will clean with witch hazel and this seems to reduce the amount of swelling/redening that might otherwise appear. First bites seemed the worst (I did call our Dr. the first...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-10-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,121
Posted By mamalex23
I have been addicted to Marks Daily Apple the...

I have been addicted to Marks Daily Apple the last few days. the primal diet/lifestyle he describes is really appealing to me and not far off from our current diet/lifestyle. A few questions I have:...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By mamalex23
I read that the vegetarian iron in spinach and...

I read that the vegetarian iron in spinach and molasses are better absorbed if eaten with vit-C. So spinach with lemon is good, and while I was pregnant I drank a tea of water, lemon juice and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,568
Posted By mamalex23
I strongly suggest trying Kombucha and or Water...

I strongly suggest trying Kombucha and or Water Kefir. These are both bubbly and delicious and can be made at home for cheap, as pp's have said.
 
I too loooove the taste of light, sweet bubbles...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,438
Posted By mamalex23
non-organic peanuts may also be GMO and we don't...

non-organic peanuts may also be GMO and we don't really know yet how bad that is for us...but I suspect very, and avoid all GMO food as strictly as possible. 
 
Another note about buying nuts: All...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-10-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By mamalex23
Hi fellow ECer's... when I learned about this...

Hi fellow ECer's... when I learned about this and started reading more while I was pregnant I was eager to find others doing it. I only had friends of friends stories for the most part and one...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-10-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mamalex23
Thanks mama's, ds has been wearing his almost...

Thanks mama's, ds has been wearing his almost constantly for months now, and I just wanted to make sure other babies were doing this also.
 
I couldn't find much on the use of amber necklaces for...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By mamalex23
oh, and we also both LOVE wearing our lo, it is...

oh, and we also both LOVE wearing our lo, it is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle for us. Our boys are also intact, and un-vaxed http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/peace.gif
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By mamalex23
Hi all, I am a new mama to a dear baby boy (6.5...

Hi all, I am a new mama to a dear baby boy (6.5 mo now) and a part-time (summers) mama to dss (almost 12!).
 
I have been lurking around here for months now, getting to know the forum. What a...
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