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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Elizabeth2008
My 8 year old (who had one chicken pox shot when...

My 8 year old (who had one chicken pox shot when he was 2) has come down with red itchy bumps all over his body. Scalp, torso, crotch, legs, armpit. Not hundreds of them, more like 30 bumps.  I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-14-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Elizabeth2008
My 8 year old (who had one chicken pox shot when...

My 8 year old (who had one chicken pox shot when he was 2) has come down with red itchy bumps all over his body.  Scalp, torso, crotch, legs, armpit.  Not hundreds of them, more like 30 bumps.  I...
Forum: California, Nevada   11-21-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Elizabeth2008
Hi - you've probably gotten everything settled...

Hi - you've probably gotten everything settled by now, but I second the recommendation to go the Pump Station. They will be really helpful!
Forum: Learning at School   07-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,170
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I think this kind of thing has gone way too far...

I think this kind of thing has gone way too far and parents need to push back.  Why are the schools taking these extreme measures?  This isn't preschool but elementary school where children with...
Forum: TV-Free   05-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Elizabeth2008
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Katielady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: TV-Free   04-13-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,449
Posted By Elizabeth2008
DS didn't watch any tv or movies until he as 5. ...

DS didn't watch any tv or movies until he as 5.  He's 6 now and he watches one or sometimes two movies/shows a week (on the weekend).  Below are the things we've watched.
 
Miyazaki films (Totoro...
Forum: TV-Free   04-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Elizabeth2008
consider getting rid of the tv entirely, and...

consider getting rid of the tv entirely, and just using a lap top for the occasional movie watching.  The laptop can be kept put away so that TV isn't always front and center in your room.  That's...
Forum: TV-Free   04-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I think you can just say "we don't watch a lot...

I think you can just say "we don't watch a lot of tv.  Obviously it's fine for you to have tv on in your home, but don't put on any special shows for dd" 
 
Your daughter is not even 2 yet, so...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-17-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I'm sorry this is a tough time for you.  Just...

I'm sorry this is a tough time for you.  Just remember that you have options before you and you have a right to exercise them.  What's right for one person may not be right for someone else.  Think...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-17-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,792
Posted By Elizabeth2008
There really is no ethical problem at all. ...

There really is no ethical problem at all.  People all over the world live with full families in one bedroom accomodations.  You do what you have to do.   I think it's nice for kids when they get...
Forum: TV-Free   12-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By Elizabeth2008
If your parents use the internet, I highly...

If your parents use the internet, I highly recommend you ask them to watch "Consuming Kids:  The Commercialization of Childhood"  It is and EXCELLENT documentary which can be viewed on YouTube as...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-01-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By Elizabeth2008
It sounds like normal kid behavior.  When i was...

It sounds like normal kid behavior.  When i was his age I used to do stuff like that (my mom was a total health nut and we never were allowed treats really).  One time I even crawled on the counter...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I was on his website and went though his...

I was on his website and went though his nutritional analysis and it told me that I was a "mixed type" - mixed between protein nutritional type and veggie.  He claims that for some people a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-24-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,321
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I buy Wallaby Organic Sour Cream (it says...

I buy Wallaby Organic Sour Cream (it says "european style" on the package) and it only as on ingredient:  cultured oganic cream.  It' delicious and less expensive than Organic Valley.  I think...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-10-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By Elizabeth2008
OHMYGOD!!!  I am so grossed out right now. ...

OHMYGOD!!!  I am so grossed out right now.  Mostly because i have been swatting at the fruit flies that are trying desperately to get into MY kefir!!  I cover it with a paper towel and a rubber band...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By Elizabeth2008
A lot of people comment that organic is...

A lot of people comment that organic is expensive (and it is more expensive relative to non-organic) but I sometimes think the cost difference is overblown.   Part of what you need to do is re-think...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-10-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,173
Posted By Elizabeth2008
Definitely raw cow or goat milk if you live in...

Definitely raw cow or goat milk if you live in an area where you can get that. It is BY FAR the best choice!   Otherwise, non-homogenized whole milk (organic) would be my next choice.  Someone...
Forum: Women's Health   05-16-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By Elizabeth2008
Everything looks normal down there - not seeing...

Everything looks normal down there - not seeing any redness, etc.  He is uncircumcized.  I took him to the doctor and he said it's possible it could be yeast and suggested we get over the counter...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By Elizabeth2008
has anyone tried the licorice flavor?  It says...

has anyone tried the licorice flavor?  It says "kid tested", whatever that means!!  :)  
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I recently purchased this, but then had regrets...

I recently purchased this, but then had regrets because it doesn't say organic.   It says
 
 Our desiccated liver comes from healthy young cattle grazing on the lush pastureland of Argentina...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,776
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I use coconut oil in almost all of my baked...

I use coconut oil in almost all of my baked goods.  Yumilicious!  I always melt it first.
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-21-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I make either a keifer/yogurt based smoothie or...

I make either a keifer/yogurt based smoothie or a greens smoothie.  When I use greens, i don't use dairy.  I just don't love that combination of dairy and greens.  For the green smoothie I use...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-21-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I've never made steak before (20 years as a...

I've never made steak before (20 years as a vegetarian).  I have grass fed rib eye steak and I thought I would pan sear it, but i have some questions.
 
1) all the recipes that I've found call for...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Elizabeth2008
thanks everyone for the great suggestions and...

thanks everyone for the great suggestions and recipes!
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Elizabeth2008
I wouldn't mind natural sweeteners like honey or...

I wouldn't mind natural sweeteners like honey or maple.  Would prefer to use just a little though..
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