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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-28-2010, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Okay! I just did my first batch of water kefir....

Okay! I just did my first batch of water kefir. I did a 3 day brew -as what I'm most attracted to are the bubbles. I'm "a skeered!" Did I screw it up? I used the following method:

•2 to 3 Tbs...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-10-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
This is cross-posted from the...

This is cross-posted from the simplying/decluttering/organizing forum-but I am so tickled with it I have to share!

Today, I planned out a three tiered wall pocket that will hang on the side of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-10-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Okay, its up! Here are photos!...

Okay, its up! Here are photos! http://s607.photobucket.com/albums/t...Wall%20Pocket/ (http://s607.photobucket.com/albums/tt155/carriegraywood/Wall%20Pocket/)

This answers my problem because it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Ladies! I have almost finished kicking my...

Ladies! I have almost finished kicking my fridge's @$$ and banishing the large share of our clutter from the kitchen and dining room!!!

I'm not sure when I've been so excited for the dryer to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-08-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I KNOW we used to have a fridge around here!...

I KNOW we used to have a fridge around here! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif There *is* an area coated in papers, drawings, coupons, reminders, photocards and the like...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
No pictures per se, but I wanted to share...

No pictures per se, but I wanted to share something we did due to necessity that I have really come to appreciate. My "sewing table" is actually a counter that comes up to my short ribs. The sewing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-07-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 883
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I'm another big proponent of The No Cry Sleep...

I'm another big proponent of The No Cry Sleep Solution. Our DD turned 9mo on 12/31 and we have really struggled with sleep too. At it's worst, we were waking each night at least once an hour, and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-05-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I feel like I've done nothing but bitch about...

I feel like I've done nothing but bitch about this child since she was 2.5 months old on here...

But for three glorious nights now... she's slept. I'm so happy I could cry!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-22-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Boy! Amen to that, eh? my first was sleeping...

Boy! Amen to that, eh? my first was sleeping thru the night by 4 months-I swear (oddly, she's a Lizzie too! LOL) but Katie... woah! she surely tries my patience. I think she must be payback for the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-22-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Oh you people make me wanna CRY!...

Oh you people make me wanna CRY! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif Mine is another crappy sleeper... many nights its awake and needing to be ROCKED back to sleep every...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I just wanted to second that suggestion about...

I just wanted to second that suggestion about probiotics. It's not insanity! Lots of babies are missing important bacteria in their digestive systems that makes the gas unbearable! The reserach I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
oh and one more thing! Its easy to begin to...

oh and one more thing! Its easy to begin to really resent yoru child for this sort of behavior, but something I read on a website somewhere pointed out that your child is really probably just as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-10-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Are you sure we don't have the same child? It's...

Are you sure we don't have the same child? It's awful, isn't it? Boy, I'm glad so many people have the same problems-but apparently you all have a heck of a lot more patience and physical reserves...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,019
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I assume UU means Unitarian? I'm not sure that's...

I assume UU means Unitarian? I'm not sure that's an option here! We live in a teeny tiny town. I was thinking we really needed to attend a church where we have a good sense of the curriculumn so we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,019
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Okay mamas! hear me out! I am not a...

Okay mamas! hear me out!

I am not a Christian, and have chosen to follow a more loose, naturalistic spiritual path. I have always maintained that I thought it was important that my kids explored...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,084
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Katie might be just ending a phase of in and out...

Katie might be just ending a phase of in and out games... as in, putting any easily held objects into a container and the taking them back out again, over and over. So, right now her favorite item...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-09-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,070
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I would absolutely do it! I had to leave my...

I would absolutely do it! I had to leave my first at 6 mo old with DH for 3 or 4 days for a business trip. I pumped, and had a great stock of milk in the freezer. It was the best gift I could ever...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Oh I wish it were that simple! She HAS been sick...

Oh I wish it were that simple! She HAS been sick with a rotten cold, but is pretty much over it now. She's actually on ABX as we speak, so I feel pretty confident that isn't it. Besides, this is a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-07-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
From 7pm to 7am last night, my 8 mo old DD woke...

From 7pm to 7am last night, my 8 mo old DD woke 7 times, never slept longer than 1 hr 45 mins, and got about 9 and 3/4 hrs worth of sleep. This has become quite typical. By 4am I was just sobbing...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,084
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Hey ladies! Things are going better here-Katie's...

Hey ladies! Things are going better here-Katie's mobility as she crawls really seems to help. She's getting pretty independent as she plays. Now if we could get nights figured out, life would be a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-07-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,235
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Katie...

Katie (http://picasaweb.google.com/AlpacaWacka/Halloween#5263884115563301298) was an octopus (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ORvnQpoe-avnjAZSfUt7Jg) for Halloween - a sidekick for her big...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-16-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
What's roseola?

What's roseola?
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-14-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
Copied from our DDC thread as I feed my LO an...

Copied from our DDC thread as I feed my LO an avocado:

We too have had some really horrid constipation issues. I cut out all cereal (ours had iron in it-a big no no if you'e trying to poo!),...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-14-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,337
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
ORLY- just wanted to let you know I think you've...

ORLY- just wanted to let you know I think you've been eating too many crack sandwiches (http://engrishfunny.com/2008/10/12/engrish-addiction-never-tasted-this-good/) - but if you're all for it-then...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-13-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,337
Posted By Alpaca Wacka
I can't beleive all these standing babies! and...

I can't beleive all these standing babies! and babies with teeth! and GIANT babies! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

Katie is standing a bit with lots of supervision (but...
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