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Forum: Diapering   10-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By smpayne
I agree with the posters that said - there is no...

I agree with the posters that said - there is no one answer.  It's been a loooong time since I had to deal with cloth diapers and there are quite a few more brands available now.  Get a few...
Forum: Lactivism   08-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By smpayne
Today's (8/9/2011) Wall Street Journal had a...

Today's (8/9/2011) Wall Street Journal had a nice article about how and why public-health officials are shifting tactics to encourage breastfeeding.  It states that the goverment's objective is to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By smpayne
Definitely loose the zipper and have them put in...

Definitely loose the zipper and have them put in eyelets or loops in it's place and lace it up the back instead.
Forum: Fertility   03-09-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By smpayne
#1 ds - Age 25, first month of trying. I had not...

#1 ds - Age 25, first month of trying. I had not been on BC, we had been using condoms.
#2 ds - Age 30, was on BC (with ABX the month prior)
Now Age 42 and have been off BC since Dec 2009,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-22-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 37,214
Posted By smpayne
Quote: Originally Posted by Carolina Kel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carolina Kel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15938556)
However, until that happens, we do want...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,512
Posted By smpayne
I have heard the following reasons: Would...

I have heard the following reasons:
Would violate Fire Codes (bare minimum space)
Legal liability issues/fears
The straps kept breaking off and they couldn't safely be used without all the parts...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-02-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By smpayne
Have you tried adding "Washing Soda" (not baking...

Have you tried adding "Washing Soda" (not baking soda) with the detergent? It helps with the hard water.
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-02-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By smpayne
Vinegar is usually used as a replacement for...

Vinegar is usually used as a replacement for fabric softener.

I made my first batch by boiling down the soap 2 weeks ago, it really not that hard, and it makes a HUGE batch, like 160 loads or so....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-16-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By smpayne
Just before, it would make me more relaxed...

Just before, it would make me more relaxed knowing my house is clean and it is a lot easier to try and keep it clean than to start from scratch. I don't think I would feel comfortable with some...
Forum: Family Safety   08-15-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By smpayne
Check out ebay before going to the dealer. I...

Check out ebay before going to the dealer. I have been able to replace a lot of stuff that way for about about 1/4 of the dealer price.
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,909
Posted By smpayne
Not really any helpful advice, but my ds#1 did...

Not really any helpful advice, but my ds#1 did this almost from the beginning. I was too uneducated on BF to know that the paci he had been using since birth may be part of the problem. He would...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-12-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By smpayne
If the Kaiser where you are works anything like...

If the Kaiser where you are works anything like the Kaiser here, I wouldn't even worry about it. Most of the time you will see a nurse practicioner and not a doctor, even if your labled as mildly...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-06-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By smpayne
Both my boys went to sleeping 6+ hrs a night at...

Both my boys went to sleeping 6+ hrs a night at 6 weeks, scared the crap out of me the first time. It was like they just jumped from waking every 2-3 hrs to sleeping 6+, no transition inbetween. #1...
Forum: Lactivism   08-05-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By smpayne
Quote: Originally Posted by Pirogi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirogi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15703588)
Maybe something along the lines of "No, thank...
Forum: Homebirth   08-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By smpayne
Quote: Originally Posted by laohaire...

Quote:
Originally Posted by laohaire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15686225)
But it IS propaganda, isn't it?

1....
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By smpayne
I never used a Symphony, but I did use an Egnel...

I never used a Symphony, but I did use an Egnel Lact-e, Lactina, PIS (old version), and Ameda Purely Yours. I did not notice a huge difference between any of these. My PY was the only one that had a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-04-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By smpayne
She qualified her statement of having "skim"...

She qualified her statement of having "skim" milk with the statement that she always had SKINNY breastfed babies. I'm guessing someone has said something to her in the past about how skinny her...
Forum: Gardening   08-03-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By smpayne
I just didn't want to rent the tiller if I...

I just didn't want to rent the tiller if I wasn't sure it was going to work to remove the grass. I already know the small cultivators don't work, but it sounds like a large tiller would.
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By smpayne
I want to turn part of my lawn into a vegetable...

I want to turn part of my lawn into a vegetable garden. I started to dig up the grass, man what a PIA. It is highly invasive and what I would call crab grass, the roots are thick, deep, spidery and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By smpayne
I understand a doctor's note for allergies and...

I understand a doctor's note for allergies and actual medical conditions, but for lifestyle choices, how does a doctor sign off on that? If the doctor will give you a note, get one.

I would give...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-30-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By smpayne
My SIL and her family went through something...

My SIL and her family went through something similar with her ILs. With ds#1 the MIL was extatic, but by the time the next two came along, there was a definitely less enthusiasm and ds#1 was her...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-30-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By smpayne
I just tell them that other family members have...

I just tell them that other family members have had really bad reactions to the flu shots in the past and I would rather not risk it, which is true. My dad had a heart attack both times he got a flu...
Forum: Lactivism   07-29-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By smpayne
If the exam area is set up anything like the...

If the exam area is set up anything like the ones I have to use for my licensing requirements, a baby would be a HUGE distraction to everyone else taking exams. In my area, we go to test taking...
Forum: Lactivism   07-28-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By smpayne
Quote: Originally Posted by Heba...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heba http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15674608)
the international breastfeeding symbol is just...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-27-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By smpayne
I truely don't see how this is any different...

I truely don't see how this is any different than a family being Kosher or a diabetic having to watch for hidden sugars/carbs, etc. I have seen many people with health problems bring certain foods...
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