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Forum: Parenting   12-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By Astraia
We don't do Santa. I made it very clear that...

We don't do Santa. I made it very clear that he's a nice story, a happy idea, but he A. isn't real and B. doesn't make a lot of sense. What about kids who live in areas of the world where they don't...
Forum: Diapering   05-27-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Astraia
Oops, I totally forgot about this thread! ...

Oops, I totally forgot about this thread!  Thanks for the replies so far.
 
I did hunt around and learned that Fels Naptha soap is terrible, so that's why I substituted with the stuff from my...
Forum: Diapering   05-22-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Astraia
hi Cristeen :)   I have a FL washer. The...

hi Cristeen :)
 
I have a FL washer. The ingredients in my homemade detergent are washing soda, borax, and a bar of grated laundry soap. The laundry soap is what's questionable to me- I don't knwo...
Forum: Diapering   05-21-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Astraia
Hi all, we just welcomed our third baby last...

Hi all, we just welcomed our third baby last week (7 days old already! Crazy!) and I'm starting to think about cloth now.
 
My 2 year old has just recently potty learned (still sometimes in cloth...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-20-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By Astraia
How about overactive milk supply? It can lead to...

How about overactive milk supply? It can lead to a hind/foremilk imbalance, but if she's taking in a lot and then spitting it all up (or throwing it up) and then eating again then it would balance...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Astraia
I think it depends a lot on your nursling. Some...

I think it depends a lot on your nursling. Some of them are very attached to the boob- others, not so much. If you have one who asks to nurse frequently, needs to nurse to fall asleep, etc, then you...
Forum: April 2012   09-08-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,428
Posted By Astraia
I have been keeping up and have started replies...

I have been keeping up and have started replies about 10 times but always I'm a paragraph in and something happens (kid falls over, one is hitting the other, I forget I was supposed to leave for...
Forum: April 2012   09-04-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,428
Posted By Astraia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Natalya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1326904/when-will-may-be-up-edd-5-2/140#post_16639807)
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Forum: April 2012   09-04-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,428
Posted By Astraia
Meredith- I tried Hypnobabies for my last baby....

Meredith- I tried Hypnobabies for my last baby. Got a homestudy course and worked through it... I couldn't do it though. My brain was very resistant to the deep relaxation and just accepting...
Forum: April 2012   09-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 4,428
Posted By Astraia
Ah, so glad to have found this! I got my BFP on...

Ah, so glad to have found this! I got my BFP on Wednesday and have been checking for like a week before that (anxious much? lol!) for a May DDC. Finally figured I'd take a peek at the April moms and...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Astraia
Thank you, and congrats to you too!   That...

Thank you, and congrats to you too!
 
That all sounds like stuff I'm happy bypassing. I did all of that about 2 years ago, my husband has DEFINITELY not had time to pick up any STD's anywhere so...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-02-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Astraia
Just found out I'm expecting #3 - super excited!...

Just found out I'm expecting #3 - super excited! (btw, May 2012 DDC? When might that start?)
 
Thinking we might end up UC-ing this one as well, since our chance of a midwife is next to 0. We have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-20-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Astraia
onyxravnos- that's very simple. I need to write...

onyxravnos- that's very simple. I need to write that down and give it to my MIL and bring it with me whenever I go into any store that might have kid stuff.

luxperpetua- you're right on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Astraia
Okay, I did some better thread searches and just...

Okay, I did some better thread searches and just spent the last hour or so reading (from MDC and other sites) about waldorf/montessori/balancing/ pros and cons and I feel... well, balanced! I don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Astraia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by pampered_mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-17-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Astraia
I am obviously NOWHERE near homeschooling (with...

I am obviously NOWHERE near homeschooling (with a 1 and 2 year old!) but I like to get my ducks in a row long before I need to and am pre-planning.
 
I've been reading a lot of Waldorf/ Montessori...
Forum: Canada   12-17-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Astraia
We're travelling down to visit with family over...

We're travelling down to visit with family over New Years and need to board our dog(s). It's a fairly last minute trip, hence the short notice. The only local places we trust are booked up. I hunted...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-11-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Astraia
Well, I don't know if I feel better or worse...

Well, I don't know if I feel better or worse knowing that someone else is in the same boat. I would be OK doing the same things repeatedly (redirecting, reminding, having her say sorry, whatever) if...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-10-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Astraia
I am at a loss as to what to do with this....

I am at a loss as to what to do with this. Nigella is 2, and now that her brother is very mobile and wants to do everything she is doing and grabs what she's playing with, we're running into serious...
Forum: Pets   11-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Astraia
This sounds like our dog as a puppy. I don't...

This sounds like our dog as a puppy. I don't think I have any great advice for you. Our dog would bite my hands and face, he would lunge at me with his mouth wide open. I hated going into the room...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Astraia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mich http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1278483/cleaning-for-an-asthmatic#post_16038034)
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Forum: The Mindful Home   11-11-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Astraia
Thank you for your replies.   For the pets-...

Thank you for your replies.
 
For the pets- she's never had a reaction before. Starting in late September she got what i thought was a recurring cold, she'd cough and get a mild fever once every...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-10-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Astraia
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put...

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this but I can't think of where else... allergies, maybe?
 
Anyway. I posted awhile back that I finally figured out that I'm part of a cycle of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-08-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By Astraia
Quote: Originally Posted by coyotemist...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyotemist http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16027425)
I saw your update, and am really glad...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-06-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By Astraia
So we're back from hospital! Yay! Have some meds...

So we're back from hospital! Yay! Have some meds to give her and a puffer but she's having a good long nap in her own bed (she seemed really relieved to go back to bed) and in good spirits.
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