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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By mizlizzy
I spend about $40 a week for a family of 3...

I spend about $40 a week for a family of 3 omnivores, NOT including a once a year bulk meat purchase from a farmer, twice a year purchase of organic bulk brown rice, coconut oil and organic corn...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By mizlizzy
thank you evening start and amandala, these are...

thank you evening start and amandala, these are both really good ideas. I have noticed that when we put her to bed earlier she doesn't get so hyper.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-24-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By mizlizzy
Oh my gosh, Comtessa, that is so helpful! I...

Oh my gosh, Comtessa, that is so helpful! I hadn't made the connection! I do drink coffee in the day time, when she hardly nurses at all.
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-22-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By mizlizzy
Ditto what mckittre said. DD did not care bout...

Ditto what mckittre said.
DD did not care bout food til after 7 mo, turned down purees, then she started trying to get bits of our food and I knew she was ready.
My daughter is a protein fiend....
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-22-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By mizlizzy
My dear daughter, now 11 mo, has a weird...

My dear daughter, now 11 mo, has a weird reaction to getting put to bed (co-sleeping with me). She gets extremely hyper and throws herself around, climbs the walls, jumps on the cat, pulls fur and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-22-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By mizlizzy
8 mo is a long time. When I still had these a...

8 mo is a long time. When I still had these a couple of weeks postpartum my midwife who is also trained in Chinese Medicine gave me acupuncture treatments that helped alot. So that's what I would...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-24-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By mizlizzy
Yes. Only 2 months PP here and yes, having...

Yes. Only 2 months PP here and yes, having pregnancy fantasies a bit.

A wonderful wise women warned me about the before birth. She UCed her kids on a homesteading commune in Oregon in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By mizlizzy
Only one suggestion, instead of a fully stocked...

Only one suggestion, instead of a fully stocked bar, just offer punch, both spiked and not. Punch has a festive and old fashioned feel. Let people know that this is what you are doing and beer/wine...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,093
Posted By mizlizzy
I cook pretty much every thing from scratch. I...

I cook pretty much every thing from scratch. I made a lot of soups and stews in the winter, we eat it for 2 or so meals and freeze the rest.
Here is what we ate in the last week or so:

Beef...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By mizlizzy
It is so sweet that you dd and the other kids...

It is so sweet that you dd and the other kids get it.

Off topic but a cute story: Even animals get it:

Last week my 6 week old woke up in the bassinet where she sometimes will take naps, and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-11-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,096
Posted By mizlizzy
I saw this one today: Wanted: Toilet...

I saw this one today:

Wanted: Toilet Tissue, couple of rolls.

Can I bring that right in to you, dear?
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-11-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By mizlizzy
Was it vegetarian? Trying to narrow it down, am...

Was it vegetarian? Trying to narrow it down, am thinking of one book by Laksmi Singh.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-11-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By mizlizzy
Pickled eggs! More delicious than they...

Pickled eggs!

More delicious than they sound. They keep for a while and are a good snack, or slices on a salad. I just put eggs in leftover brine from pickled beets for fun pink eggs.
Forum: Craft Workshops   04-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,689
Posted By mizlizzy
I measured the ones that I had that were big...

I measured the ones that I had that were big enough to actually swaddle, they were 28 inches by 38 inches. They may have been an inch or so bigger originally, as flannel tends to shrink. Commercial...
Forum: Homebirth   02-18-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mizlizzy
I 2nd the Pregnancy crisis idea. Also try...

I 2nd the Pregnancy crisis idea. Also try Planned Parenthood or another clinic that has sliding scale fees.
Ask around about homebirth friendly GPs or family Drs. I felt incredibly lucky to find a...
Forum: Women's Health   02-18-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By mizlizzy
What about Emergen-C? Or if Iron is your...

What about Emergen-C?

Or if Iron is your primary concern, Floradix?
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,246
Posted By mizlizzy
Some various untested ideas I found online: ...

Some various untested ideas I found online:

Try a stronger grease cutting detergent.

White vinegar.

Soak in coca-cola, then wash. Some people were swearing by this one.

Try a grease...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-18-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,571
Posted By mizlizzy
Wool ones are excellent, but more expensive than...

Wool ones are excellent, but more expensive than cotton and synthetic and can be hard to find. The lanolin in the fibers and the static electricity really help to collect dust.

Ok, I take if back...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By mizlizzy
In addition to food security, think about...

In addition to food security, think about transportation and energy use, which will vary depending on where you live.

Some ideas:
Get (used) bikes for the family. Keep in running order and know...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-18-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By mizlizzy
I am so happy for you! Enjoy your birth!

I am so happy for you!

Enjoy your birth!
Forum: February 2009   02-16-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By mizlizzy
I'm 41 weeks today, and I'm feeling really...

I'm 41 weeks today, and I'm feeling really ready, very regular cntx last evening. I am considering beginning castor oil induction tonight. For everyone else in the same boat, here are two studies I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By mizlizzy
Check out the Finding Your Tribe section of this...

Check out the Finding Your Tribe section of this site. People in NE may know of midwives that are under the radar.
If there are Amish or Mennonite communities there, there may be midwives in those...
Forum: Fertility   02-15-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 36,047
Posted By mizlizzy
I'm an professional astrologer and I couldn't...

I'm an professional astrologer and I couldn't read with out responding.

A couple of thoughts:

One's chart contains many planets and one's and experience of family dynamics is much more complex...
Forum: Homebirth   02-15-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By mizlizzy
I was concerned about going post dates, so I...

I was concerned about going post dates, so I poked around on PubMed, a huge data base supported by the US National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
and I could find...
Forum: Homebirth   02-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By mizlizzy
We are using a big 150 gallon rubbermaid tub,...

We are using a big 150 gallon rubbermaid tub, rather than inflatable, but we did a test run. We filled the tub to see how long it takes, how long it help at a good temp and how long it takes the hot...
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