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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-30-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By riverside knitter
We ended up putting our mattress directly on the...

We ended up putting our mattress directly on the floor after DD crawled off the second time. Nothing quite like DH rearranging furniture at 2am!
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By riverside knitter
Jack & Lily is another good brand that stay on...

Jack & Lily is another good brand that stay on my DD's fat little feet.
Forum: Parenting   01-23-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,644
Posted By riverside knitter
Nice! My brother's favorite thing to do at the...

Nice! My brother's favorite thing to do at the grocery store when he was 4 or 5 was to run down the aisles and see how far he could slide on his knees. Wonder what that lady would have said about...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-20-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 52,357
Posted By riverside knitter
Yep, I found Rev. Warren's invocation to be a...

Yep, I found Rev. Warren's invocation to be a bit much.
Forum: Parenting   01-09-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,128
Posted By riverside knitter
Quote: Originally Posted by Aleo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12948198)
yea, but i mean it bugs me that people think we...
Forum: Parenting   01-08-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,128
Posted By riverside knitter
I led a protest of my university's "scholarship...

I led a protest of my university's "scholarship pageant" many years ago. We had to explain to numerous parents of contestants that we were protesting the event, not their daughters. The pageant...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-06-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By riverside knitter
Adding to the list: -Borax: this is great for...

Adding to the list:
-Borax: this is great for cleaning toilets and bathrooms, plus has a bunch of other uses & is cheap and available at the supermarket
-Country Save laundry detergent: $50 for a...
Forum: Television   01-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,477
Posted By riverside knitter
I also found the "extreme" label a bit much and...

I also found the "extreme" label a bit much and was a bit perplexed at the combination of segments. I really would have liked to seen more information on the benefits of extended breastfeeding, and...
Forum: Diapering   12-31-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By riverside knitter
I just got some of this to replace oxyclean in...

I just got some of this to replace oxyclean in the laundry room. So glad to hear the good results!
Forum: Diapering   12-30-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By riverside knitter
My diaper sprayer. I could not CD without this...

My diaper sprayer. I could not CD without this now that DD is on solids. Wetbags are a close second.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-30-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By riverside knitter
I am the official black eyed pea and collard...

I am the official black eyed pea and collard green cooker in our family for New Years Day. Both are traditionally made with a giant hunk of pork for "seasoning", but I've always omitted the pork for...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-30-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 5,828
Posted By riverside knitter
Add me to the "waiting for the 1st PP egg to...

Add me to the "waiting for the 1st PP egg to drop" list! No AF yet at 9 mos PP, though I did have some light cramping and spotting over the weekend that I'm not sure what to make of. Will test in a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-29-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By riverside knitter
Quote: Originally Posted by strmis...

Quote:
Originally Posted by strmis http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12874705)
all of the above, plus this thing:...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By riverside knitter
The Katrina pattern is fantastic! I've make a...

The Katrina pattern is fantastic! I've make a few of them and I love them.
Forum: Diapering   12-19-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By riverside knitter
I'm singing the praises of my Tiny Tush soaker...

I'm singing the praises of my Tiny Tush soaker this morning. DDs diaper was saturated this morning, the inner layer of the soaker was damp, but the outer layer was dry! Oh yeah, and I paid less than...
Forum: Diapering   12-18-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By riverside knitter
I can't believe that I forgot about the Imse...

I can't believe that I forgot about the Imse Vimse Wool cover! It's very trim, but with full coverage and gussets. It's my favorite fitting cover on DD.
Forum: Diapering   12-18-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By riverside knitter
Honestly, I prefer pull-ons for night time. I...

Honestly, I prefer pull-ons for night time. I typically use either a Tiny Tush (identical to the Disana as far as I can tell) or a 2-layer interlock soaker that I made. No leaks & little miss...
Forum: Diapering   12-15-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By riverside knitter
Swaddlebees makes a really trim wool wrap.

Swaddlebees makes a really trim wool wrap.
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-15-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By riverside knitter
Keep up the good work! I had a pretty much...

Keep up the good work! I had a pretty much identical situation with DD. I had a severe PP hemorrage following an already rough delivery that was topped off by a severe case of jaundice. DD had a...
Forum: Diapering   12-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By riverside knitter
My grandmother told me that birdseye was the...

My grandmother told me that birdseye was the great new diaper fabric when my dad was a baby 60 years ago.
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-04-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By riverside knitter
My 8 month old DD has had her 2 bottom teeth for...

My 8 month old DD has had her 2 bottom teeth for a while and it hasn't been an issue until yesterday. She slipped of the nipple and bit down, which resulted in a lovely little laceration on my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By riverside knitter
Ah yes, the phantom period! I've had this a...

Ah yes, the phantom period! I've had this a couple of times, and since my early pregnancy symptoms are virtually identical to pre-period symptoms, I ran out and bought a pack of tests to be sure....
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,039
Posted By riverside knitter
Like others, we use as few disposable products...

Like others, we use as few disposable products as possible. Interestingly, having a baby has made us more aware of what gets thrown away, and we seem to generate less trash than we did pre-baby. We...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-24-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By riverside knitter
A common methodology in local codes for...

A common methodology in local codes for determining the number of people allowed in a particular unit is 2 times the number of bedrooms plus 1. So, 3 people are generally allowed in a 1 BR unit and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-18-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By riverside knitter
http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007...r-pattern....

http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007...r-pattern.html (http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html)

Here's a free one that is really good. I've made a few of these from both...
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