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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-11-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,307
Posted By Spinifex
I think it's workable, but I would caution you...

I think it's workable, but I would caution you and your husband to plan for all of the worst-case scenarios: death, disability, divorce, or business failure.

Definitely make sure you carry enough...
Forum: June 2007   05-08-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Spinifex
Things I've learned while growing my own hair...

Things I've learned while growing my own hair out (to hip-length!):

Brushing through tangles will break off your hair. Try a wide-toothed shower comb for detangling, and only use it when your...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-02-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Spinifex
At my last prenatal appointment, I got a...

At my last prenatal appointment, I got a pamphlet from the Iowa SIDS foundation containing a list of assertions and statistics about cosleeping, presented with no citations.

Some of the claims...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-02-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Spinifex
Lovely!

Lovely!
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Spinifex
Thanks! I will give it a try with the looser of...

Thanks! I will give it a try with the looser of the three sweaters, and see how it goes.
Forum: Diapering   03-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Spinifex
I have three wool sweaters that I would like to...

I have three wool sweaters that I would like to make into "butt-sweater" style soakers. Two are knit to a gauge of about 10 st/in, and the other is about 7 st/in.

I'm going to lanolize them...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-20-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,765
Posted By Spinifex
Are these criticisms of your particular public...

Are these criticisms of your particular public school, or of schools in general?
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Spinifex
The reason is that exposure to some diseases can...

The reason is that exposure to some diseases can harm a developing fetus, but would cause fewer problems with an infant.

One example that springs to mind is rubella. Fetuses exposed to it can be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Spinifex
Please get familiar with your rights under the...

Please get familiar with your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Debt_Collection_Practices_Act), too. If your creditors are behaving abusively or...
Forum: June 2007   01-27-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By Spinifex
Oh Sally, I really hope you're able to give...

Oh Sally, I really hope you're able to give birth the way you want to. Your original plan sounded pretty flexible and workable to me.

Hopefully your DH will come around by June.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-26-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Spinifex
Thanks for the recommendations! This gives me a...

Thanks for the recommendations! This gives me a good place to start.
Forum: June 2007   01-25-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By Spinifex
I should add that boundary issues haven't been a...

I should add that boundary issues haven't been a problem with them in the past, which is why I was a little taken aback by their insistence on the naming. But as I said above, we're the parents and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-25-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By Spinifex
Just the amount in my otc prenatals.

Just the amount in my otc prenatals.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By Spinifex
If you aren't feeling faint or nauseated after...

If you aren't feeling faint or nauseated after your shower, you're probably okay. Just listen to your body!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-25-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Spinifex
Yes, do get it checked out, especially if you...

Yes, do get it checked out, especially if you feel burning or itching as well.

In the meantime, avoid non-cotton underwear and tight pants.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-25-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,290
Posted By Spinifex
We thought very hard about doing it, and finally...

We thought very hard about doing it, and finally decided to in order to rule out twins.

Getting the ultrasound also qualified us to keep midwifery care through the rest of the pregnancy. Your...
Forum: June 2007   01-25-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By Spinifex
Not harsh at all, and I appreciate your response!

Not harsh at all, and I appreciate your response!
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-25-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Spinifex
Also, some babies have problems with the egg...

Also, some babies have problems with the egg white. Something to keep in mind!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Spinifex
I wonder if they got to see the finished episode...

I wonder if they got to see the finished episode before they decided?
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Spinifex
It's better to wait your baby's ready, as alegna...

It's better to wait your baby's ready, as alegna said.

When you do begin, you could try soft foods like avocado and banana mashed with breastmilk to a goopy consistency.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-25-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Spinifex
Remember, somebody has to be in the 5th...

Remember, somebody has to be in the 5th percentile!

Your milk should suffice. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-25-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Spinifex
Nonfat half-and-half could work. You can...

Nonfat half-and-half could work.

You can also use a bit of cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken the soup - too much and it will turn into gravy, though.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,463
Posted By Spinifex
Chicken pot pies, made from scratch, and without...

Chicken pot pies, made from scratch, and without oily crusts.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-25-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Spinifex
I don't know about autism, but I thought it was...

I don't know about autism, but I thought it was established that rubella in the first trimester could result in deafness, blindness, and mental retardation.
Forum: June 2007   01-25-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Spinifex
GenomicsGirl, do you know if the placenta's...

GenomicsGirl, do you know if the placenta's position will change dramatically as the uterus grows? If it's squarely in the front, can it move up?

My appointment's not for a while yet, or I would...
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