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Forum: Waldorf   05-17-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By splath
We are also loving the Thornton Burgess books. ...

We are also loving the Thornton Burgess books.  I downloaded many of them for free to my kindle, as they are in the public domain.  Beautiful, well-written stories about different animals.  We are...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-13-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By splath
I had a very positive experience at HFWB with my...

I had a very positive experience at HFWB with my second pregnancy (a vbac). Planning to vbac my third child there in September.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-16-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By splath
Oh I also make sesame noodles with sesame oil,...

Oh I also make sesame noodles with sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar and add cooked chicken to that. I think I'll add that to our menu soon.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-16-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By splath
I make hash with potatoes, green peppers, onion,...

I make hash with potatoes, green peppers, onion, garlic and carrots and throw in the cooked chicken near the end
I usually make homemade gravy with homemade chicken stock to pour over it.

Also...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,268
Views: 325,997
Posted By splath
I start early, but gradually make stronger...

I start early, but gradually make stronger infusions the further along I get. Just a cup of "regular" strength (mixed with alfalfa, nettle, lemon balm or skullcap) the first trimester.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By splath
Sooo many herbs can cause uterine contractions. ...

Sooo many herbs can cause uterine contractions.  Unless you're taking a huge, huge amount of chamomile, no worries.  I'd be more worried about coffee, soda or black tea.  Even culinary herbs like...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By splath
For it to cause contractions, you'd need to be...

For it to cause contractions, you'd need to be taking huge amounts like in supplements, not in a tea or infusion.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By splath
Chamomile is fine. I completely trust Aviva...

Chamomile is fine. I completely trust Aviva Romm's recommendations (and she's usually very conservative with them) http://avivaromm.com/5-safe-herbs-for-a-more-comfortable-pregnancy-and-better-birth
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-27-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By splath
I did the brewer diet with my first pregnancy....

I did the brewer diet with my first pregnancy. It was too many carbs for me though-- I have blood sugar issues. I just followed a low glycemic diet with lots of protein (a big part of the brewer...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-27-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,299
Posted By splath
Yay for more september mamas!  I think we need...

Yay for more september mamas!  I think we need two leaders before they'll open a DDC.  I'm not sure I'm comfortable leading since I'm worried this baby may not be sticky though.
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-26-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 656
Posted By splath
My dh always go to a few, but not all.  Every...

My dh always go to a few, but not all.  Every u/s if at all possible.
 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-26-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,299
Posted By splath
I saw that a DDC hadn't opened yet, so thought I...

I saw that a DDC hadn't opened yet, so thought I would post here...  I just had a bfp this morning (very early at only 9dpo)!  I've had three previous m/c (one was an ectopic this past summer), so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-15-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By splath
I'm trying to figure out what to do with my 4...

I'm trying to figure out what to do with my 4 1/2 year old this fall (I'll also have an almost 2 year old).  Both really enjoy circle time, crafts and music.  I was thinking oak meadow preschool,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By splath
I have these two sites bookmarked: ...

I have these two sites bookmarked:
http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/Human-Body-coloring-pages/
 
http://iheartguts.com/about-your-guts
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,632
Posted By splath
I blog at http://plathsadventures.com  We...

I blog at http://plathsadventures.com  We unschool right now for the most part, but I think we're going to use oak meadow this fall.  I'm trying to decide if prek or k will be a better fit for my dd...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-14-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By splath
I've been making water kefir for a few weeks now...

I've been making water kefir for a few weeks now and I can't drink it all fast enough (dd drinks a little, but dh won't).  Can I use it up in things like pancakes?  I know you can bake with milk...
Forum: December 2010   01-03-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By splath
I drank a ton of RRL tea every day and my labor...

I drank a ton of RRL tea every day and my labor was anything BUT fast LOL.  I was in active labor for two days and pushed for 6 hours (and didn't begin pushing until a few hours after hitting 10cm...
Forum: December 2010   12-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By splath
Thanks everyone! I used to have a hyenacart, but...

Thanks everyone! I used to have a hyenacart, but decided to close so I could knit for my family http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: December 2010   12-22-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,742
Posted By splath
I can finally join this chat :)  Adelaide is...

I can finally join this chat :)  Adelaide is SUCH a different baby than her sister ~ almost no crying unless she's REALLY mad, and she is actually sleeping.  It's only day 6, so I hope it keeps up. ...
Forum: December 2010   12-21-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By splath
Thank you everyone :)  Yes, I knit the sweater...

Thank you everyone :)  Yes, I knit the sweater and pants and dyed the baby kimono tee underneath!
Forum: December 2010   12-21-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By splath
We had a major snowstorm all day Sunday,...

We had a major snowstorm all day Sunday, December 12, so when I woke up with contractions 5 minutes apart at 2:00 am Monday morning, I was a little panicky to think we'd be driving to the hospital...
Forum: December 2010   12-12-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By splath
It's a girl!  No name yet, but she was born...

It's a girl!  No name yet, but she was born sometime last night or early this morning. She texted me around 2 am. 7.5 lbs :)
Forum: December 2010   12-09-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By splath
Background if you didn't read my post from...

Background if you didn't read my post from Monday:  At my appointment last week, I was suddenly measuring 4 weeks larger than I should be, so they did an u/s and found that my fluid levels were...
Forum: December 2010   12-09-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By splath
Yay for baby day!  Can't wait to see pics from...

Yay for baby day!  Can't wait to see pics from both of you :)
Forum: December 2010   12-06-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By splath
Update above.  Obviously I don't understand the...

Update above.  Obviously I don't understand the editing anymore on here http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif
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