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Forum: Traditional Foods   05-20-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By eastkygal
I'm excited to be coming back to a complete TF...

I'm excited to be coming back to a complete TF diet for my family after about 1 1/2 years of eating a combo diet.  Mostly TF during my pregnancy, but since birth I've made too many exceptions.  
Do...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By eastkygal
This is basically my predicament too crazyms....

This is basically my predicament too crazyms.  There is hardly anyplace here anymore that I want to spend my money at.  It will be hard to avoid corporations.  But, as you, I'd like to try to buy...
Forum: Gardening   01-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By eastkygal
I am wanting to start a new project and would...

I am wanting to start a new project and would like to build raised beds to grow both organic culinary and medicinal herbs.  I have some scrap wood that I would like to use to build them.  Does...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-03-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By eastkygal
Thanks for replying.  I know that the dollar...

Thanks for replying.  I know that the dollar stores aren't mom and pop.  I'm just wondering... lesser of two evils.  I do all of my grocery shopping at a regional chain grocer as the only mom and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-02-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By eastkygal
As many of you have probably experienced,...

As many of you have probably experienced, corporations like Wal-Mart have taken over rural America.  A reliance on these box stores has developed as the mom's and pop's have been forced to close....
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By eastkygal
What did you do to help your DD with anxiety?...

What did you do to help your DD with anxiety?  Did you know the cause, or was it just a general anxiety?  I just had a baby, so that might be part of it, but it's been going on awhile so I know that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By eastkygal
My DD1 will be 7 this weekend, and I have to say...

My DD1 will be 7 this weekend, and I have to say age six has been a trial, especially the second half.  Her attitude has really changed, but not her heart IYKWIM.  She has seen some of these shows...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By eastkygal
My almost 7 year old DD1 has developed obsessive...

My almost 7 year old DD1 has developed obsessive behaviors over the last year.  When I convince her to stop doing one, she moves on to something else.  Right now, she compulsively clears her throat....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By eastkygal
What about sweeping?  We have hardwood floors......

What about sweeping?  We have hardwood floors... no carpets.  If I don't sweep at least every 3 days the floors are pretty filthy.  Is sweeping OK?  We only have the shop vac anyway and only use it...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-21-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By eastkygal
I just checked our new Tractor Supply and they...

I just checked our new Tractor Supply and they have it!!!  So, I'll go and get some DE.  Just need to know now how long to have it down before vacuuming with the shop vac again.  Thanks.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-21-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By eastkygal
We just used a insecticide and it did not work,...

We just used a insecticide and it did not work, so I'm looking into the DE again.  Once you spread it around, do you vacuum it back up.  We have hardwood floors so it would be all over us if we...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-18-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By eastkygal
I am almost 33 weeks pregnant and we are...

I am almost 33 weeks pregnant and we are battling a flea problem in our cabin.  We have no indoor animals, but we do have outside cats whom we do treat with Revolution and they have no fleas.  We...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-03-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By eastkygal
At the beginning of the school year DD1 was...

At the beginning of the school year DD1 was really good at beginning reading - identifying letters and their sounds.  We began learning to read with phonics and have completed a phonics program for...
Forum: Homebirth   05-01-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By eastkygal
I like Birthing from Within, but I am also a fan...

I like Birthing from Within, but I am also a fan of Sacred Birth Work.  www.stephaniedawn.com (http://www.stephaniedawn.com)  She works with parents both in person and online formats to help them...
Forum: Homebirth   05-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eastkygal
I'm kind of torn.  I'm in a unique situation....

I'm kind of torn.  I'm in a unique situation.  My midwife does not do PKU and refers to ped. However, where I am homebirth is not very rare, so I'm not sure what to do.  There is a ped. here who has...
Forum: Homebirth   04-26-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By eastkygal
I'm curious how some of you in rural communities...

I'm curious how some of you in rural communities are planning to deal with having your baby receive a newborn exam from a doctor and PKU Screening.  Anyone feel PKU is unnecessary or very necessary?...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By eastkygal
I'm giving a more relaxed approach a try for a...

I'm giving a more relaxed approach a try for a couple of weeks.  My weak point is math.  DD1 has chosen to learn about dogs this week.  I've got phonics, reading, science down pat for this.  But,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By eastkygal
Thanks! I talked with some of the mothers at my...

Thanks! I talked with some of the mothers at my homeschool group too.  Come to find out, we are probably overdoing it anyway.  There is so much to cover in the 1st year and this curriculum does it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-11-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By eastkygal
My daughter and I are both having a hard time...

My daughter and I are both having a hard time with our curricula at this point.  It is dry, and it takes a long time to work through because DD1 is bored (not because there isn't anything to learn...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-12-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,598
Posted By eastkygal
I'm in with you!  Due with a big surprise 3rd...

I'm in with you!  Due with a big surprise 3rd sometime around July 11th.  Where is the Groups section?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-12-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By eastkygal
I'm in with you!!!  It's a total surprise as I...

I'm in with you!!!  It's a total surprise as I never dreamed I could become pregnant by accident.  This will be my 3rd.  My first two took a long time of trying to conceive.  We are excited.  I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,344
Posted By eastkygal
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Quote:Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328615/50-state-postcard-swap/40#post_16736002)

Has anyone...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By eastkygal
Well, I ordered Wen yesterday.  I was going...

Well, I ordered Wen yesterday.  I was going no-poo for the sake of ridding my body of chemicals.  My hair went through transitioning and started looking great.  I could go 4 days between washings....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-30-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By eastkygal
Thanks.  I just found Live Ed last night.  It...

Thanks.  I just found Live Ed last night.  It looks pretty cool.  What I am anxious about is the amount of teacher prep that is involved.  With Rod and Staff right now, there isn't much I have to do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-29-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By eastkygal
I have but didn't feel a connection to it.  I...

I have but didn't feel a connection to it.  I don't feel very connected to most of the "Christian" homeschool curricula that's available right now, but Rod and Staff.  Just needing things to liven...
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