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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By Periwinkle
I could just not read this without posting a big...

I could just not read this without posting a big hug AND saying... this too shall pass. Write it on a poster board and tape it to your fridge. It WILL pass. I promise.

The other thing I'm going...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Periwinkle
Our nearly 8 year-olds are free to be outside...

Our nearly 8 year-olds are free to be outside completely unsupervised. They know where I am if someone's bleeding, but other than that, they're solo. They also can ride their bikes up and down the...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
Quote: Originally Posted by Lousli...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lousli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15294869)
I'm pm'ing you, Peri.
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Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
Quote: Originally Posted by serenbat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15294144)
I would demand blood work every six months...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-13-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 843
Posted By Periwinkle
Yep. Mostly due to not wanting to return home to...

Yep. Mostly due to not wanting to return home to a disaster (way to put a damper on returning home) but I admit there's that prideful part of me that worries what if someone has to come into the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-13-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Periwinkle
Quick update - IIR is definitely a multi-layer...

Quick update - IIR is definitely a multi-layer marketing scheme (MLM). I looked into it further and spoke in depth with someone who was "certified" from their program and a.) the degree is...
Forum: Women's Health   04-13-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
Update! Sorry it's been so long - I'm...

Update!

Sorry it's been so long - I'm almost never on MDC anymore. Can you tell my youngest is 5 now?! lol (p.s. hi Lesley! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif)

DH...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By Periwinkle
It would not bother me. Babies looking wistfully...

It would not bother me. Babies looking wistfully at nursies never bothers me, even when they're made of plastic!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,067
Posted By Periwinkle
Quote: Originally Posted by Alyantavid...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alyantavid http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14631497)
I love it. And I use the "hide" feature...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,775
Posted By Periwinkle
Quote: Originally Posted by lalaland42...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lalaland42 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14617898)
Yes. I also believe in gravity, AIDS is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 808
Posted By Periwinkle
I do not think she looks unhappy. Her nose and...

I do not think she looks unhappy. Her nose and mouth shape perhaps give that impression but if you look at her eyes she is not frowning (or whatever). She does look serious, which is appropriate. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-29-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,286
Posted By Periwinkle
Of course... haven't we all?

Of course... haven't we all?
Forum: Women's Health   10-29-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
Metasequoia... slightly OT - what about the...

Metasequoia... slightly OT - what about the popular dieting advice to eat 6 small meals a day or whatever? And people on MDC (and some pediatricians/child experts) say you should let kids graze all...
Forum: Women's Health   10-28-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
*UPDATE* I wish it were a better update....

*UPDATE*

I wish it were a better update. DH's lab results came in today. Here were the values of interest (brace yourselves):

(by the way, this was a FASTING blood test, taken 12 hours after...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-27-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 319
Posted By Periwinkle
Yes I think it is. Got anything good?...

Yes I think it is. Got anything good? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif:
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,720
Posted By Periwinkle
Holitzic I think you'd like the book - you...

Holitzic I think you'd like the book - you should read it. It's a quick read. I think everything you're doing sounds pretty consistent, but I will say it's easier to CC (just like it's easier to AP)...
Forum: Women's Health   10-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
By the way, I just want to say - MDC rocks!!!...

By the way, I just want to say - MDC rocks!!!...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By Periwinkle
I quite all refined sugars (and grains) in...

I quite all refined sugars (and grains) in January 2007 and aside from a slice of pie at Thanksgiving or dessert when a guest in someone's house or for one of my children's birthdays, I have not...
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Periwinkle
Raw garlic is antiviral and so is exactly what...

Raw garlic is antiviral and so is exactly what you want to be consuming.

You definitely DO want to be boosting your immune system and providing immune support. What you don't want to do is take...
Forum: Parenting   10-26-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 64,720
Posted By Periwinkle
Quote: Originally Posted by jrose_lee...

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Originally Posted by jrose_lee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14567123)
Hey! I'm looking for everyone's thoughts on...
Forum: Women's Health   10-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Periwinkle
Well, I have good news and bad news. I...

Well, I have good news and bad news. I completely reversed ALL of my symptoms of PCOS and actually no longer meet criteria for the disease through a strict adherence to a diet that includes no...
Forum: Women's Health   10-22-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
Links please re: aspirin? Why is it bad? I...

Links please re: aspirin? Why is it bad? I thought it was the holy grail or something... the simple little innocuous thing you could do every day for "heart health" (ok, I'm being generous here, but...
Forum: Women's Health   10-22-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
thank you thank you...

thank you thank you http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif: please keep it coming... lots to look into here.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-21-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By Periwinkle
What would I do? To be honest, I'd forget about...

What would I do? To be honest, I'd forget about her for now, let her work out her own junk, and focus on resting & nesting for my baby.
Forum: Women's Health   10-21-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,520
Posted By Periwinkle
My husband (40) just got his results back from a...

My husband (40) just got his results back from a CT scan he had done to measure the amount of plaque in his coronary arteries. The test yields a score called the Coronary Artery Calcium Score or...
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