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Forum: Queer Parenting   01-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,459
Posted By wrenb
I'm excited to find you guys! I've got two...

I'm excited to find you guys!
I've got two kids under 5 and a developing poly life. DH and I have considered ourselves to be poly for about 2 years but put it on hold when our daughter was born (DH...
Forum: Parenting   04-08-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,209
Posted By wrenb
I've used mine with both kids now, primarily in...

I've used mine with both kids now, primarily in airports. DD started using it at 12 months, DS I don't recall when we started, but we were done by 2 1/2. It lets them get the wiggles out while still...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-08-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By wrenb
I've used natural commercial brands and several...

I've used natural commercial brands and several homemade formulas, but my current favorite is soap nuts. They are a dried berry that contains saponin. You just throw a muslin pouch of them in with a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-02-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By wrenb
Marmalade. I made a great batch with a box of...

Marmalade. I made a great batch with a box of clementines in December. (Kids were eating them like crazy, then stopped right after I bought another box).
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-20-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By wrenb
My mum used to put soap scraps inside a large...

My mum used to put soap scraps inside a large bath sponge (cut a slit). We used those the same way you might use a shower poof. Maybe the stocking was the same principle?
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By wrenb
We have been using family cloth for 2-3 years...

We have been using family cloth for 2-3 years now. I chop up DH's old boxer shorts when they get a hole in them and use those as family cloth. The flat woven fabric doesn't unravel and most of it...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-06-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 69,554
Posted By wrenb
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by onyxravnos http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/887265/modest-dressing-mommas/560#post_16813328)

So i...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-13-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,002
Posted By wrenb
 Quote:Originally Posted by eGypsy...



Quote:Originally Posted by eGypsy baby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-02-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,984
Posted By wrenb
The other day, in a public bathroom, I had a...

The other day, in a public bathroom, I had a brilliant idea. Keep a little family cloth in a diminutive wet bag in my purse for occasions when the toilet paper has run out. I'm going to start as...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,541
Posted By wrenb
When I had a troubling u/s (ended up in a...

When I had a troubling u/s (ended up in a miscarriage at 11 weeks) I got a referral to the UW Health OBs. It turns out that they are in network for GHC. Dr Kim Ma key was fabulous. I don't know how...
Forum: Babywearing   06-28-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By wrenb
If your baby doesn't like to be froggied, you...

If your baby doesn't like to be froggied, you can put one leg out of the mei tai so he has only one leg bent. Or cinch the bottom of the mei tai with a ribbon so that his legs can be out. Just be...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By wrenb
My 21 month old son is just the same. He...

My 21 month old son is just the same. He understands a lot but only says "na na" (banana), "ne ne" (necklace), "Daddeeee", please, and uh oh. Most of the boys I know this age have similar...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,895
Posted By wrenb
We eat vegetarian 95% of the time to save money....

We eat vegetarian 95% of the time to save money. Instead of meat we eat tofu, beans, eggs, and cheese. When I do buy meat it's usually a whole chicken which can then be at least 3 meals: roast...
Forum: Diapering   01-27-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By wrenb
I tried G-diapers while traveling but I didn't...

I tried G-diapers while traveling but I didn't like them. They just don't fit DS well and I never trusted the plumbing where we were with the inserts. I love prefolds fastened with a snappi and...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-18-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,200
Posted By wrenb
Old boxers with holes in become family cloth....

Old boxers with holes in become family cloth. And I'm sewing fitted diapers (http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_fitteds.html) out of free conference swag t-shirts. Once the next one is done I'm...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-18-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,936
Posted By wrenb
I only found tea stains once I stopped washing...

I only found tea stains once I stopped washing my mugs by hand. So a 3rd vote for baking soda or even just a dish cloth. You just need a little friction.
Forum: Diapering   01-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By wrenb
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by 31rubies http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1289016/so-i-bought-some-flats#post_16178013)

I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,915
Posted By wrenb
We've had good luck with melamine sheets from...

We've had good luck with melamine sheets from the hardware store.
Forum: Diapering   01-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By wrenb
I loved flats when my son was a little bigger...

I loved flats when my son was a little bigger than newborn, maybe 2-4 months old? He was just outgrowing the newborn prefolds but too little for the infant prefolds. Flats let me get a really good...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-08-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By wrenb
Danny (20 months) wears his all the time. I only...

Danny (20 months) wears his all the time. I only take it off for bathtime, and he asks me to put it back on right away. It really seems to have eliminated the low-level constant teething pain,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-21-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,984
Posted By wrenb
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Quote:Originally Posted by georgene http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Safety   11-16-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By wrenb
I bought some old wooden salad bowls at the...

I bought some old wooden salad bowls at the thrift store and use those for my toddler. The price was right and with a little oiling they'll last as long as I need. Danny is one of those kids who...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-02-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,541
Posted By wrenb
It's true, meeting with Joan is almost entirely...

It's true, meeting with Joan is almost entirely informational. I saw her at 8 weeks and she did offer to look for a heartbeat, but that's all. If she can match you with Dr Vohmann, I'm sure Joan...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By wrenb
I wash diapers in a dry mixture of equal parts...

I wash diapers in a dry mixture of equal parts washing soda, oxiclean, and borax. I use 2 tablespoons per load and then white vinegar in the rinse cycle. Works great.

I made a batch of the grated...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-21-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,541
Posted By wrenb
Quote: Originally Posted by JlyGrnMigt...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JlyGrnMigt http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15740281)
I know this thread is pretty old, but I'm...
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