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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,570
Posted By ErinBird
Graceie-   There are a number of excellent...

Graceie-
 
There are a number of excellent midwives in Seattle. If you search for previous threads asking for recommendations for a homebirth MW in Seattle, you'll find several starting points....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-13-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By ErinBird
I find an undertone with almost all my whole...

I find an undertone with almost all my whole grain flours- this isn't limited to wheat. Its also not related to age, I have a tremendous turnover rate of baking supplies!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-11-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By ErinBird
IME, whole grains are bitter. You could try...

IME, whole grains are bitter. You could try decreasing the amount of WW flour by replacing a bit of the whole grian flour with all-purpose flour. You could also try to mask the flavor by increasing...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-24-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By ErinBird
Ask her or her partner what she likes or wants?...

Ask her or her partner what she likes or wants? I typically aim for a large pan or pot because when I'm newly PP and nursing a newborn I'm STARVING and want easy to heat food round the clock.
...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-21-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By ErinBird
I only have whole chickens available locally. I...

I only have whole chickens available locally. I almost always buy the largest ones available and roast two at a time. We eat about 75% of the meat on one for a formal style meal- chicken,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-21-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By ErinBird
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/c...endations....

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/c...endations.aspx (http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_recommendations.aspx)

That link is a good resource for determining what kinds of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-21-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By ErinBird
simply recipes 101 recipes chocolate and...

simply recipes
101 recipes
chocolate and zucchini
pioneer woman cooks
gluten-free girl and the chef
engineer baker
food in jars (more canning related)
in Jennie's kitchen
the kitchen sink...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-15-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,244
Posted By ErinBird
Definitely homemaker.

Definitely homemaker.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By ErinBird
For me it is as simple as setting aside some...

For me it is as simple as setting aside some time to spend on myself int eh morning. When I get up, instead of stumbling around the house in a daze, I make sure that I head to the shower and then...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-01-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By ErinBird
I've thrown out stock in similar situations. I...

I've thrown out stock in similar situations. I find it better to cool the soup, put it in jars, put the jars in the fridge to chill, then the freezer on my fridge and THEN in the super cold storage...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-01-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By ErinBird
-woke up ~8am, showered, straightened my...

-woke up ~8am, showered, straightened my bedroom, got dressed and ready for the day, checked email.
-breakfast ~8:30
-Worked on the croissants we started but didn't have time to finish yesterday....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-30-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By ErinBird
I shop less than weekly. I keep common beans and...

I shop less than weekly. I keep common beans and grains on hand (buy as needed in 20-25lb volumes) and will buy flours this winter (whole wheat and white/all purpose). We have a freezer full of a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-29-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By ErinBird
The cookbook Babycakes might have some recipes...

The cookbook Babycakes might have some recipes that meet your needs.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By ErinBird
I usually core them and cut them in quarters. I...

I usually core them and cut them in quarters. I put the cut apples into a large stock pot and add a few cups of water. The water will steam the apples inside the covered pot. I then run the mushy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-21-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By ErinBird
My 4yo is going to be starting phonics this...

My 4yo is going to be starting phonics this Autumn. She's ready for more focused reading activity. She's not ready for penmanship coursework just yet though- we'll continue to encourage writing...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-21-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By ErinBird
Whatever we're eating, really. Breakfast is...

Whatever we're eating, really.

Breakfast is usually some toast or dry cereal with homemade yogurt or scrambled eggs

Morning snack is usually fruit or cheese.

Lunch is often hummus or bean...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-01-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,658
Posted By ErinBird
The winter is honestly no hindrance to us being...

The winter is honestly no hindrance to us being outside. We spend less overall time mostly because its hard to sit and eat in the rain but we still bike and go on urban hikes and run around in the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-30-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By ErinBird
It sounds like you need to have a discussion...

It sounds like you need to have a discussion with your husband about his expectations. He seems to need something from you that you are not currently providing him. I think in many cases, its one or...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-30-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By ErinBird
I think I'm in contact off board with all of the...

I think I'm in contact off board with all of the other posters via different groups- that tickles mehttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

At any rate- call around in...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By ErinBird
I hesitate to run right over because my daughter...

I hesitate to run right over because my daughter is shy and would start to freak out if a random adult picked her up.

I usually start looking for the child's parent and if no one is moving toward...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-04-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By ErinBird
1. Set aside time for thinking about food. 2....

1. Set aside time for thinking about food.
2. Set aside time for preparing food.
3. Substitute whole grains for processed grains when possible.
4. Increase the volume of vegetables and decrease...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-30-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,575
Posted By ErinBird
13 days shy of...

13 days shy of 3yhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,051
Posted By ErinBird
I'm going to be giving it a trial over the next...

I'm going to be giving it a trial over the next few months. I have high standards all around and while I don't mind cleaning, I can't find the time to do a few deeper cleaning asks regularly without...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-13-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By ErinBird
My DD is a good year younger but soudns like she...

My DD is a good year younger but soudns like she is a similar size to your DD.

Yesterday:
whole milk yogurt
grapes
most of a med-small apple
larabar
black beans with cheddar cheese and a WW...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-01-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By ErinBird
I used to be a vegetarian who limited dairy....

I used to be a vegetarian who limited dairy. About two years ago, I made the shift to include some locally raised meat and source as much as possible to be local. I wanted to support the small farms...
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