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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-06-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Blt178
This is a speech that Malcolm Gladwell delivered...

This is a speech that Malcolm Gladwell delivered at the University of Pennsylvania on the topic of "proof."  Note that this speech isn't actually ABOUT vaccination, but it is so very relevant and in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-18-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Blt178
Today I was walking my 4 yr old daughter home...

Today I was walking my 4 yr old daughter home from school when we passed a little boy not much older than her in a wheel chair. Being four, she not so discretely said in a loud voice "Mommy, does...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,659
Posted By Blt178
You've had some very good, well-thought out...

You've had some very good, well-thought out responses here and just wanted to pop in and say:
 
1) I heartily second the recommendation for Dr Laura Markham's book.  When I first read some of her...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-15-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Blt178
Thanks every one for your comments... I am not...

Thanks every one for your comments... I am not sure what magic ticket I was hoping for and know you are all right... night weaning will quite naturally be tricky and unlikely completely cry-free.  I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-03-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Blt178
Ok. I feel likeI have been very patient with his...

Ok. I feel likeI have been very patient with his night wakings. My 20 month old has almost always woken up regularly at night since birth... 1-3 hours max. I keep saying "he'll sleep through the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Blt178
Does your 2 yr old NEED an iPad?  No.  That...

Does your 2 yr old NEED an iPad?  No.  That said, we do have one here at our house and naturally once she got older we looked at some baby apps that SAVED our butts during cross-country flights to...
Forum: Ontario   09-20-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Blt178
Hi! Didn't see this until now! You are in...

Hi! Didn't see this until now! You are in Ontario too I see! It is so nice to know there are other non-vaxxers in the immediate area.... Makes me feel less... Alien? Lol... I have focused my efforts...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-18-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,924
Posted By Blt178
FullMoonMama... that is just what I decided to...

FullMoonMama... that is just what I decided to do.  Found this list of people online offering their grains and am going to take a chance.  (Since I don't personally know anyone who has done their...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-18-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,924
Posted By Blt178
Just tried the CulturesForHealth.com site since...

Just tried the CulturesForHealth.com site since it kept coming up in this thread as a good source and was excitedly adding sprouting seeds and other implements to my Milk Kefir order.... and the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-04-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Blt178
Another 12 hours yielded a more kefir-like...

Another 12 hours yielded a more kefir-like consistency... Phew!

I actually added the starter right after I heated the milk to near boil... I got cocky with my second batch, thinking I remembered...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-03-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Blt178
I am brand spanking new to making kefir (brand...

I am brand spanking new to making kefir (brand new to traditional diets overall but so intrigued!) and attempted my 2nd batch ever yesterday... But 24hrs of fermenting didn't yield much. It is still...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-13-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Blt178
Pm me too pls!

Pm me too pls!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Blt178
Hmmm.... Seem funny to anyone else that there...

Hmmm.... Seem funny to anyone else that there are these small incidents in places around the country... All just a few cases? Possible story plant to encourage vax uptake?

Loved one line in the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-04-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Blt178
3 cases also in Burlington Ontario too. Assuming...

3 cases also in Burlington Ontario too. Assuming they were vaccinated kids as well since I am sure the media would be trumpeting their vax status if they were unvaxxed... Lol. Started searching...
Forum: Women's Health   07-04-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Blt178
Dot-to-Dot: you can take any food items you want...

Dot-to-Dot: you can take any food items you want except for liquids (you can take a smaller amount of breast milk or formula for babies - not sure what the specific quantity allowances are, best to...
Forum: Women's Health   06-26-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Blt178
Thanks both for your thoughts... Will lean...

Thanks both for your thoughts... Will lean heavier on the probiotics then and lots o' water. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif. Been making my own plane treats too so they aren't...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-25-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Blt178
Perhaps the vaccination question on the form is...

Perhaps the vaccination question on the form is just to be fully informed on the overall health status of you/your child?  I would assume that a Naturopath would be more open to the idea of not...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-24-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Blt178
I second a lot of kathymuggle's comments above! ...

I second a lot of kathymuggle's comments above!

My Toronto pediatrician 'allowed' me to delay vax for the first year but told me I would have to find another office if I wanted to wait any longer...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Blt178
This was my situation exactly.... Except my...

This was my situation exactly.... Except my eldest was only just over two when her baby brother came home so it was a bit harder to explain to her being so young. Still, i never like to...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Blt178
I live far away from my family and end up flying...

I live far away from my family and end up flying a few times a year with my kids. Almost without fail my DD1 will fall ill within days of arriving, no doubt from the recycled air in the plane or...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Blt178
I have been trying it too... Started with...

I have been trying it too... Started with coconut and now trying sesame. Not sure if I have a preference yet! I found it was really helpful when I was sick... My throat was inflamed, tight and sore...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-12-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Blt178
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Marnica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384908/i-need-a-pep-talk#post_17379626)

...I feel good about my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Blt178
Oh wow, what a heavy thing for a little guy to...

Oh wow, what a heavy thing for a little guy to go through... my condolences, it must be hard for everyone. 
 
My daughter is around the same age and tends to the 'whiney' with a lot less than...
Forum: Ontario   05-26-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Blt178
Hi! I'm in Burlington and have an unvaxxed 3 yr...

Hi! I'm in Burlington and have an unvaxxed 3 yr old and 1 yr old. I know how you feel... It feels like an uncomfortable 'secret' sometimes as I just choose not to talk about it with other mommies...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Blt178
I agonized over the Rhogam topic too...  How far...

I agonized over the Rhogam topic too...  How far along are you?  If you are close enough for it to be pre-term labour, these symptoms on their own don't sound too terrible.  I remember lots of back...
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