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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-05-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By handspun
ouch.  i am in the same boat right now.  things...

ouch.  i am in the same boat right now.  things that have helped in the past that i'm doing now:  warm comfrey compresses, lots of water, and keeping my immune system up as much as i can (eating raw...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-14-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By handspun
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Courtney-Ostaff http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-06-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By handspun
dd is 22 months old and some nights it's 2-3...

dd is 22 months old and some nights it's 2-3 times, other nights it seems like she *has* to have a breast in her mouth all night to stay asleep.  some nights i sleep really well, but it seems to be...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By handspun
Thanks for the feedback! After posting, I...

Thanks for the feedback! After posting, I remembered that we indeed do have neighbors growing grapes and I grabbed a handful of leaves. Hoping that adding them on day 2 of the ferment wasn't too...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-27-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By handspun
Pickle makers, I am curious about your...

Pickle makers, I am curious about your experiences with tannin producing leaves! I have my first jar of pickles fermenting using the guidelines in Wild Fermentation (and cukes from our garden-...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,544
Posted By handspun
Mom2GCNJ - thank you! I agree a thousand times...

Mom2GCNJ - thank you!
I agree a thousand times over.
Forum: Lactivism   07-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By handspun
http://www.familyfriendlyjuryduty.or...s/page0025...

http://www.familyfriendlyjuryduty.or...s/page0025.htm (http://www.familyfriendlyjuryduty.org/JuryStates/JuryStates_files/page0025.htm)

if this site is accurate, it looks as though you are within...
Forum: Unschooling   06-03-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,982
Posted By handspun
I have to love the glaring grammatical error in...

I have to love the glaring grammatical error in the first sentence of the piece!
Forum: Learning at School   04-26-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,410
Posted By handspun
I am right there with everything that EFMom...

I am right there with everything that EFMom posted.
I also have a huge problem with abstinence only sex ed, but I feel pretty confident that we'll be able to give her access to good information.
Forum: Learning at School   04-26-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
I am the OP, and no, I wasn't there. Our...

I am the OP, and no, I wasn't there. Our principal WAS indeed there, and her version of events completely corroborates what multiple kids reported.
Forum: Learning at School   04-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by lauren...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lauren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15336517)
I have a suggestion to keep conflict down: how...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-19-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,591
Posted By handspun
What about the topical option (Metrogel)? It's a...

What about the topical option (Metrogel)? It's a good deal more expensive, but might be worth it. Safety concerns aside, Flagyl has a definite metallic aftertaste- I would not be surprised if it...
Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Just to try to quickly address some of the...

Just to try to quickly address some of the questions/statements that have come up in this thread:
This has been a great opportunity for my partner and me to talk to our kids about some of things...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by spedteacher30...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spedteacher30 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15306269)
then, I am not sure you need to do much...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by TiredX2...

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Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15306207)

OP, do you have time to volunteer? Could...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by Valval...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valval http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15306343)
I'm wondering if the OP would also be...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by Alyantavid...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alyantavid http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305384)
I guess I'm wondering what you expected...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by spedteacher30...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spedteacher30 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305395)
Did you see the actual presentation? or...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by AFWife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305362)


Can I ask a question? When I was in high...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
And I have to say, the whole "it's not breaking...

And I have to say, the whole "it's not breaking any rules, so there is nothing you can do about it" tact kind of surprises me. This is all about access to my kid (by an entity that I find ethically...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by AFWife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305254)
I'm a former theatre major and I can assure...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by AFWife...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305066)
I agree with this. If it were a local...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Quote: Originally Posted by annethcz...

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Originally Posted by annethcz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305016)
I view it as akin to the assembly we had...
Forum: Activism and News   04-16-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By handspun
Two days ago, an ROTC group came to my 2nd...

Two days ago, an ROTC group came to my 2nd grader's school and performed for the kids. Our principal insists that she accepted their offer because she thought it would be a nice musical assembly for...
Forum: Learning at School   04-16-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,657
Posted By handspun
Two days ago, an ROTC group came to my 2nd...

Two days ago, an ROTC group came to my 2nd grader's school and performed for the kids. Our principal insists that she accepted their offer because she thought it would be a nice musical assembly for...
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