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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-23-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By go_blue
Dairy products such as yogurt, cream cheese and...

Dairy products such as yogurt, cream cheese and sour cream: Nancy's from Eugene, OR.  Their yogurt is great! 
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   10-19-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By go_blue
I live in Tosa, too.  I agree with above poster,...

I live in Tosa, too.  I agree with above poster, and would add the following crunchy features about Tosa:
 
1) There is a natural food co-op here, Outpost (also in Bayview)
2) Tosa is very bike...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-08-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By go_blue
We use soy milk, and make a delicious version of...

We use soy milk, and make a delicious version of pumpkin buttermilk pancakes by culturing the soy milk with lemon juice. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,965
Posted By go_blue
My daughter, now 4-1/2, used a balance bike...

My daughter, now 4-1/2, used a balance bike -Raleigh sold at REI.  She learned how to ride it quickly at almost 3-1/2.  I think it's great and recommend a balance bike for these reasons: 1) kids...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 608
Posted By go_blue
I only wash 1x/week unless needed (food in...

I only wash 1x/week unless needed (food in hair).  My daughter has been very receptive to laying down in the tub on her back to get her hair wet, sitting up so I can shampoo it using a shampoo bar,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-17-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By go_blue
suspect all the changes are taking its toll.  it...

suspect all the changes are taking its toll.  it will pass and she will have fewer accidents.  expect these lapses during any "major" changes (from child's perspective) until possibly 4 or 5.  don't...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By go_blue
No worries.  I was there with the kids - they...

No worries.  I was there with the kids - they always have a good time.  Weekends aren't very convenient for me, since Sat morning is typically my "time off" from the kids and we usually find many...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By go_blue
OK, I'll put it on the calendar.  I will have to...

OK, I'll put it on the calendar.  I will have to leave at 10 b/c my parents will be arriving shortly after.  I expect to be down there with my bike and Burley with 2 kids (4-1/2 yo girl and 18 mo...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   09-04-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By go_blue
I'm free this Sat AM around 9 (Sept 8). Anyone...

I'm free this Sat AM around 9 (Sept 8). Anyone want to meet at Hart Park playground?
-Michele
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   06-22-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By go_blue
Welcome!  I live in Tosa, too.  You're right,...

Welcome!  I live in Tosa, too.  You're right, not many attachment parents out there.  My kids are 4-1/2 and 15 mo.  Have you joined the Milwaukee Attachment Parenting Yahoo Group - simply an online...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-18-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,665
Posted By go_blue
Tonight is Weeknight Vegetable Curry (red curry)...

Tonight is Weeknight Vegetable Curry (red curry) with brown rice (from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Cooking Everyday)
Other plans for this week, driven by my garden/CSA/pantry and the heatwave:...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Posted By go_blue
I'm back with more tips...   Stock up on...

I'm back with more tips...
 
Stock up on sales; understand frequency of your grocery sales and what makes a "really good sale"
Eat seasonally/locally
Preserve what you can; start canning this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Posted By go_blue
Might seem counter-intuitive, but wash your hair...

Might seem counter-intuitive, but wash your hair less often with shampoo.  Consider buying a "shampoo bar" next time you need to refill; or try "no poo".
 
For dishwasher soap, try reducing the...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-02-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,541
Posted By go_blue
Another vote for Blue Diamond. 

Another vote for Blue Diamond. 
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   03-02-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By go_blue
Here is my favorite veggie burger - a nut burger...

Here is my favorite veggie burger - a nut burger from Feeding the Whole Family.  Much easier than others.  Even DD4 loves it!
 
http://www.cookusinterruptus.com/index.php?video_id=128
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By go_blue
Consider adding 1/3c nonfat milk powder to 1qt...

Consider adding 1/3c nonfat milk powder to 1qt milk when you do the first heat-up of milk; this will make it thicker.
 
From my experience, if it's too liquidy, the starter is either too old or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-17-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,679
Posted By go_blue
Good thread.  We have a policy of number of...

Good thread.  We have a policy of number of invitees equal to child's age at birthday.  Keeps the numbers low.
 
For dd's 4th birthday, we had a grab bag gift exchange for party with friends at...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   01-16-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,915
Posted By go_blue
Old boxers with tears became 5 or 6...

Old boxers with tears became 5 or 6 handkerchieves.
Forum: Homebirth   12-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,277
Posted By go_blue
It also depends on your age.  I used a mw, with...

It also depends on your age.  I used a mw, with a family doc as back-up (the mw cannot order u.s. in my state, only a doc).  Since I was of "advanced maternal age" (36), I was sent to a neo-natal...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By go_blue
I live in WI, and I bought the REI brand toddler...

I live in WI, and I bought the REI brand toddler mittens last year.  They are well-designed, with a diagonal strip of velcro across the top so it is easier to put-on little hands.  They are also...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By go_blue
Hi, How does attachment parenting evolve as...

Hi,
How does attachment parenting evolve as children mature?  The list of 8 or 10 things by Dr. Sears for how to AP is very concrete, but I haven't come across anything beyond babies.
 
In...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,606
Posted By go_blue
Here are some I have enjoyed which were not...

Here are some I have enjoyed which were not mentioned yet...
 
Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear series; set at time when cave men and homo sapiens co-existed
Herman Wouk's War and Remembrance...
Forum: Babywearing   09-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By go_blue
What should I do to keep the shoulder straps on...

What should I do to keep the shoulder straps on my shoulders?  It makes me feel a little nervous that they often slide off and baby will too...  Should I make any adjustments?  I notice that my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-26-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By go_blue
I agree - don't worry.  My DD (who nursed until...

I agree - don't worry.  My DD (who nursed until 3) was not keen on cow's milk at 12 months (although she loved yogurt which we introced around 8 mo).  It was offered regularly at her daycare, and...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   07-26-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By go_blue
Dr. Michael G White in Germantown is supportive...

Dr. Michael G White in Germantown is supportive of selective and delayed vax; not sure his position about no vax.
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