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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,066
Posted By AnaB
What I personally gave up was my career in...

What I personally gave up was my career in Interior Design, but I have no regrets there. Motherhood made me discover my entrepreneurial spirit and I now run 3 businesses from home (blog, social...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,697
Posted By AnaB
I don't really remember what anyone has said to...

I don't really remember what anyone has said to me about being a SAHM, maybe because most people I revolve around are SAHMs themselves and know how hard it is! But some people who have grown kids...
Forum: Parenting   07-11-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,065
Posted By AnaB
Great idea! Here it goes:   We use...

Great idea! Here it goes:
 
We use disposable paper towels
 
My kids watch way too many youtube videos every day (we don't have cable), I pacify myself with the fact that we can monitor what...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 557
Posted By AnaB
A lot of things. Though thankfully I'm content...

A lot of things. Though thankfully I'm content even without these :)
 
Uninterrupted sleep, a maid, a shower, a personal chef, and to win the lottery!
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-22-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,809
Posted By AnaB
I wish my kids could have the childhood I had....

I wish my kids could have the childhood I had. This was in a different country, but when I was 7+ years old we would run around outside in a huge communal yard surrounded by four 9 story apartment...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By AnaB
I cannot imagine lugging around water, bottles,...

I cannot imagine lugging around water, bottles, formula, etc. With breastfeeding we can just pick up and go anywhere, anytime. Stopping the car is a minor inconvenience and actually now that my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,630
Posted By AnaB
I am inspired by the tips to "Stop everything,...

I am inspired by the tips to "Stop everything, make eye contact, and listen" and "Clean the house in ten minute bursts" because cleaning it in long sessions is impossible with a 4 year old and 18...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   05-01-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By AnaB
It almost seems like they are just trying to...

It almost seems like they are just trying to impose the 'standard of care' of interventions that most home birthing parents are actually trying to avoid (like Hep B vaccine, eye ointment, etc). I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By AnaB
Ultrasounds are not necessary for a healthy...

Ultrasounds are not necessary for a healthy pregnancy, IMO. Here are my thoughts (http://www.eco-babyz.com/2011/05/are-ultrasounds-safe.html) on it. I had one with my first, but after a lot of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,383
Posted By AnaB
I can relate! I an an introvert and act like an...

I can relate! I an an introvert and act like an extrovert only with a very close knit group of friends and my immediate family of husband and kids. I don't like hosting parties, but never thought...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,042
Posted By AnaB
I've had a natural birth at a hospital with my...

I've had a natural birth at a hospital with my first, no interventions, no pain meds (a little about it here (http://www.eco-babyz.com/2009/02/natural-birth-at-hospital.html)). I had my second at a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,191
Posted By AnaB
We live on one modest income and I've started my...

We live on one modest income and I've started my own at-home business last year that brings in a part-time income. It's hard, taking care of the kids all day, cooking, cleaning, and then working at...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By AnaB
We eat everything whole fat and lots of it, we...

We eat everything whole fat and lots of it, we are all underweight a little! More so my husband and I, the kids are average weight (by world standards, not U.S.) I think people have no idea that...
Forum: Women's Health   01-23-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,149
Posted By AnaB
I am on a quest to heal my daughter's teeth...

I am on a quest to heal my daughter's teeth after having read Ramiel Nagel's "Cure Tooth Decay" http://www.eco-babyz.com/2012/12/crumbling-baby-teeth.html
 
We're having some progress already, and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-16-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,048
Posted By AnaB
Mostly happy, like 98% happy! That doesn't mean...

Mostly happy, like 98% happy! That doesn't mean it's easy. Doesn't mean that there are moments in a day that I wish I could be more patient. I just love being there for all the special moments,...
Forum: Women's Health   12-05-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 3,752
Posted By AnaB
I like both on Facebook

I like both on Facebook
Forum: Women's Health   12-05-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 3,752
Posted By AnaB
We are big fans of Gaia Kids in this house!

We are big fans of Gaia Kids in this house!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,439
Posted By AnaB
like both on Facebook!

like both on Facebook!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,439
Posted By AnaB
turned out musical for my 4 year old and pretty...

turned out musical for my 4 year old and pretty high on bodily-kinesthetic
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 4,976
Posted By AnaB
I like both on Facebook!

I like both on Facebook!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By AnaB
I have two, 3.5 year old and 8 month old, they...

I have two, 3.5 year old and 8 month old, they are so much better playing together when I am out of sight! I work from home - so I leave them to play together with toys either within hearing range,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By AnaB
  As someone already mentioned, The Well...


As someone already mentioned, The Well Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling is an awesome book! My husband really liked it, read it only selectively. I 'accidentally' left it on...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 987
Posted By AnaB
I'm not vegan... but how about quinoa,...

I'm not vegan... but how about quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, and coucous, we have those as sides a lot :)
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By AnaB
I stay home and my husband has a modest, below...

I stay home and my husband has a modest, below average income. We make it work and live paycheck to paycheck, we keep ourselves from going into negative on our account by the [not even] couple of...
Forum: August 2011   09-11-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,449
Posted By AnaB
We do not vax. The reasons why...

We do not vax. The reasons why (http://www.eco-babyz.com/2008/12/vaccine-safety-will-we-ever-really-know.html) are much too many, but the more I thought about it when I was pregnant with our first,...
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