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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By nicolelynn
Yes, WIC does vary from state to state =(. We've...

Yes, WIC does vary from state to state =(. We've had it for a few months for our foster kids. In CA we can get soymilk and tofu, but you have to get an RX from an MD. So if you have dairy allergies,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,726
Posted By nicolelynn
Queenjane, I too like to talk about...

Queenjane, I too like to talk about foster-adoption. But I know I have to start being sensitive to my kids now that they are old enough to understand some. 

So far we haven't got any negative...
Forum: Spirituality   03-24-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By nicolelynn
I identify mostly with UU, but am currently...

I identify mostly with UU, but am currently attending an Episcopal church. Mainly because where I live our UU church is all white and all rich, I just am not down with that. We are a trans-racial...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-09-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By nicolelynn
The American Dietetic Association says vegan...

The American Dietetic Association says vegan diets are perfectly fine. Pretty sure they are THE authority on nutrition as far as courts are concerned. Blood work and a written diet plan could only...
Forum: Spirituality   01-23-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,375
Posted By nicolelynn
Yes, Mennonites are suppose to be pacifist, and...

Yes, Mennonites are suppose to be pacifist, and most still are. However, some branches are leaving that behind.
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   01-08-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,278
Posted By nicolelynn
I've had my 2 yr old foster son (who will be 3...

I've had my 2 yr old foster son (who will be 3 next month) for almost 6 months, and was 22 lbs at placement. Doctors at the time said he was underweight, but were not alarmed since he wasn't losing...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-31-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,239
Posted By nicolelynn
I do understand that theoretically gut healing...

I do understand that theoretically gut healing takes years, I spent a year researching gut health every day since I was so desperate. In the end I realized I could wait around eating bone broth for...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-30-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,239
Posted By nicolelynn
Also, my teeth continued to decay whilst off all...

Also, my teeth continued to decay whilst off all grains and almost all sugars (even fruit) for several months, so we can't blame wheat there. Bad teeth just run in my family so I am not going to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-30-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,239
Posted By nicolelynn
I personally found bone broth to NOT be a super...

I personally found bone broth to NOT be a super food for me. I also consider myself former TF, eating a mostly whole foods flexitarian diet. Yeah, basically *gasp* mainstream nutrition.

All I...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,166
Posted By nicolelynn
We're well below the thrifty plan with 2 adults...

We're well below the thrifty plan with 2 adults and 3 children ages 2,3 and 4. Even including our WIC benefits for our foster children which total about $150, then we spend $400/mo. The thrifty pan...
Forum: Religious Studies   12-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By nicolelynn
To answer the OP, it doesn't support the idea of...

To answer the OP, it doesn't support the idea of the Trinity =). "the Word was with God". I see two parties mentioned there, not three.

It is true, the canon was written to support the idea of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-23-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By nicolelynn
I don't think I was part of the original thread...

I don't think I was part of the original thread but an update anyways.

Our kids (full siblings) boys ages 2 and 3 and girl age 4 have been home with us for almost 5 months. It has been the most...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By nicolelynn
We eat mostly vegetarian at home. We spent $400...

We eat mostly vegetarian at home. We spent $400 for 2 adults and a 2,3 and 4 yr old. Plus we use about $150/mo in WIC benefits, so that would be about $550/month. We can afford hardly anything...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-31-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By nicolelynn
I mostly put them in salads as PP mentioned,...

I mostly put them in salads as PP mentioned, roasted, grated raw or I buy the precooked ones fron Trader Joe's. I haven't had them in forever but the fall has me craving them so I just bought some...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-31-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By nicolelynn
I put 3 years of research, thought, prayer,...

I put 3 years of research, thought, prayer, discussion with my husband and training/licensing into becoming a foster-adoptive parent, and have had our 2 ,3 and 4 year old with us for 3 months now....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-28-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By nicolelynn
I had a friend who got custody of his 3 little...

I had a friend who got custody of his 3 little sisters as he was 18 when his Mom died and the rest of the family had serious issues. They weren't in foster care yet, but I guess it was pretty clear...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By nicolelynn
Different probiotics work for different people,...

Different probiotics work for different people, due to we all have unique gut flora. GAPS and SCD are very strict on their "legal" probiotics though. BioKult didn't work for me (had colitis from a...
Forum: Spirituality   10-24-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By nicolelynn
For the Protestant canon (what most of America...

For the Protestant canon (what most of America refers to as the "Bible") I like my NASB study Bible. Otherwise I am reading a lot of the Gnostic gospels and texts (the Gospel of Thomas being my...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-24-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By nicolelynn
I am currently and omni and this sounds like...

I am currently and omni and this sounds like bias on the part of the doctor. My 4 1/2 yr old foster-adoptive daughter is 29 lbs and had failure to thrive as an infant. At the WIC office they said...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-16-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By nicolelynn
This is a topic close to home because it's...

This is a topic close to home because it's caused a lot of personal introspection in my life.

I am a former evangelical fundamentalist (all my life) turned Christian mystic/Universalist over the...
Forum: Spirituality   10-16-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By nicolelynn
I guess the other reason I kinda support the...

I guess the other reason I kinda support the book is to be against my favorite evangelical to dislike, Mark Driscoll. His critique of the book is that it's goddess worship because God is a woman and...
Forum: Spirituality   10-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By nicolelynn
It does revisit her death throughout the story,...

It does revisit her death throughout the story, though not the grim details. More just his thoughts and feelings, which just become fuzzier as the story goes on.
Forum: Religious Studies   10-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By nicolelynn
Oh I totally agree that there is violence in the...

Oh I totally agree that there is violence in the canon, namely the Old Testament, that's why I've had it up to my eyeballs with fellow Christians that point to the violence in the Qu'ran. As well as...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By nicolelynn
Can ask another question about the Qu'ran? I...

Can ask another question about the Qu'ran? I understand Sunni, Shi'ites and Sufis will all have different interpretations. I am having a discussion with a Pastor friend who sent me this crazy...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-30-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By nicolelynn
That is fascinating as well, thank you!

That is fascinating as well, thank you!
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