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Forum: Activism and News   07-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Most children already can refuse vaccinations...

Most children already can refuse vaccinations and other medical treatments.  The vast majority of 12-year-olds would fall under this provision:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mature_minor_doctrine
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,435
Posted By esmicosaquehago
The only reason I would sell your house is if...

The only reason I would sell your house is if you can buy a smaller/cheaper one with cash - no mortgage.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Even if you don't qualify for food stamps, you...

Even if you don't qualify for food stamps, you may qualify for other things such as energy assistance.  Check out LIHEAP, and your state energy assistance programs.  Also, look into things like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Zero, unfortunately.  We are living mostly off...

Zero, unfortunately.  We are living mostly off of student loans right now.  We have a high-limit credit card which we do not use at all, so that it is available if we have an emergency.  I keep as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By esmicosaquehago
I highly doubt the $1200 will count against you,...

I highly doubt the $1200 will count against you, with two kids and no real income.  Talk to a case manager.  What state are you in?  Most states have energy assistance, even if utilities are...
Forum: Pets   07-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By esmicosaquehago
My puppy is nine months old now.  He had a...

My puppy is nine months old now.  He had a horrible problem with peeing in the house at our old apartment.  We moved on July 1st, and he was fine for a few weeks.  We were actually shocked that he...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-30-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By esmicosaquehago
My friend just had a baby, and her doc told her...

My friend just had a baby, and her doc told her it was up to her if she wanted to get a booster while pregnant. She ended up getting one shortly postpartum.  But the doc did highly recommend her...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-30-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By esmicosaquehago
All good ideas, I just want to say one thing. ...

All good ideas, I just want to say one thing.  You say the risk of emergency is almost "nonexistent".  I am really sorry you had a bad experience last time with bringing your babe in, but I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-27-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By esmicosaquehago
I have never seen whole milk string cheese...

I have never seen whole milk string cheese (mozzarella) but I have gotten full-fat cheddar cheese sticks, at my regular grocery store. Very tasty.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-30-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Sweet potato fries! I also love this pumpkin...

Sweet potato fries! I also love this pumpkin soup - only uses one sweet potato but its soooo good.

INGREDIENTS
1. 1 2/3 pounds sugar pumpkin -- peeled, seeded and cubed
2. 2 carrots, coarsely...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-12-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,659
Posted By esmicosaquehago
I found out a year and a half into a serious...

I found out a year and a half into a serious relationship (not married) that my boyfriend considered himself transgendered and liked to dress as a woman. It was a shock, but I was very understanding...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Water (or other fluids), acupuncture, MASSAGE...

Water (or other fluids), acupuncture, MASSAGE (doesn't have to be professional!), good food. Rest. Darkness and quiet. Feel better...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-27-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,220
Posted By esmicosaquehago
What has your midwife/doctor said, if you have...

What has your midwife/doctor said, if you have one? If it were me, I would take the antibiotics and do my utmost to deal with the possible consequences (with the ND, probiotics, etc). I wouldn't be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-27-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Hey, guys, sorry I haven't updated! He is...

Hey, guys, sorry I haven't updated!

He is indeed allergic to both eggs and dairy, but they have been eliminated from mom's diet for several months.

The doctors she is dealing with are STILL...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-26-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Thanks everybody for the suggestions and...

Thanks everybody for the suggestions and recipes!

I do tend to get kind of an all-or-nothing thing going on, its probably why I'm not that successful in my dietary quests. I am so so addicted to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-23-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By esmicosaquehago
I apologize in advance, this is a long post. ...

I apologize in advance, this is a long post.

I have been overweight my whole life, obese since high school, and now in my early 20s it is ridiculous. I eat emotionally and am addicted to sugar. I...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   11-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Like others, I highly recommend Happy Bambino!...

Like others, I highly recommend Happy Bambino! Great store for everything you need for natural parenting and they offer some pretty awesome classes. I think they still have a nursing mamas resource...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-10-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By esmicosaquehago
thanks everybody! i passed everything along.

thanks everybody! i passed everything along.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-09-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By esmicosaquehago
I wrote back asking, but I am not sure yet. Will...

I wrote back asking, but I am not sure yet. Will let you know.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-09-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,565
Posted By esmicosaquehago
This is a copy of the email, with a few more...

This is a copy of the email, with a few more notes below:
"I thought it would be better to address Milo's feeding issue here rather for all of my FB friends to read.

He needs to eat. I just...
Forum: Lactivism   11-06-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Yeah he is uncircumcised as well and she told...

Yeah he is uncircumcised as well and she told them she loves that so many more parents are making that choice nowadays.
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-03-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Thats interesting. I wonder if your kidneys are...

Thats interesting. I wonder if your kidneys are simply functioning at a higher level.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By esmicosaquehago
My general guideline is to give it however many...

My general guideline is to give it however many days you had it since you bought it. For example, if it had five days until expiration when I bought it, and I had it in the fridge for two days until...
Forum: Lactivism   11-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,463
Posted By esmicosaquehago
Would it be possible to alternate? Couple of...

Would it be possible to alternate? Couple of days a week leaving class before lunch a little early, couple days a week coming to the class after lunch a little late? Less class time missed for each...
Forum: Lactivism   11-03-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By esmicosaquehago
My nephew is almost four months old, and the...

My nephew is almost four months old, and the chunky monkey is 18 pounds! But he is height-weight proportionate and in the 98th percentile for both (and 100th percentile for head circumference, lol)....
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