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Infant Food Introduction Schedule

Started Jun 1, 2009

ISO: Ergo
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Dalka Feb 1, 2009.

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Oct 28, 2009
Kara posted a discussion

Infant Food Introduction Schedule

Ran into a mother at Trader Joes and got into a discussion about food introduction for infants. I got a great list from my ND and wanted to share. I think it is really hard as a new Mom to know what is ok to feed an infant and when. Especially when thinks are in jars and advertised as great for children at certain ages when IMO, they aren't! Anyway, in case anyone here is interested I figured I'd pass this info on! I also attached the file in case you want to print it out.Michael T. Smith,…See More
Jun 1, 2009
Kara replied to Joette's discussion Strawberry picking
"What a great idea! I'm going to check this out and try to get out there! Thanks for the info!"
May 4, 2009
Karen Shattuck and Kara are now friends
Feb 14, 2009
Heather Dalka replied to Kara's discussion ISO: Ergo
"I am also ISO of an ergo. if you find more than one let me know Thanks Heathert"
Feb 1, 2009

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What does "holistic" mean to you?
Living your life with a focus on a natural lifestyle.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
Thought about it for a few years and really got started in May of 2008.
a little about me
Stay at home mother of twin girls. I met my husband of 8 years in college at the University of Minnesota. I'm originally from Massachusetts. I've lived in Minnesota, Florida, Rhode Island, and Maine. I was an officer in the Navy from 2000-2006. I'm a general contractor and I used to work in the home building industry.

I decided to change my lifestyle and eating habits after our little girls were born. I'm so glad that we are eating healthier and taking care of ourselves. I love how natural living is changing my life.
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
General Contractor and NC Real Estate agent (currently inactive).

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At 1:03pm on March 31, 2010, Pat said…
Next MNO is Tuesday, the 6th at Bombay Grill in Pineville if you can join us.

Hope you are doing well!

At 9:24pm on January 27, 2009, Pat said…
Hope you can join us for the MNO on 2/3, or the monthly gathering on 2/18 or 2/22!

At 12:14am on November 12, 2008, Cara Yara said…
I love that photo of you with the girls at the farm. Your eyes are all an amazing radiant blue!
At 2:31pm on November 6, 2008, Jenn said…
How Cute!! :)
At 7:47am on October 29, 2008, Carrie said…
They are too cute!
At 5:34pm on October 28, 2008, Pat said…
Hey, there is a new mama in the extended nursing "group" with twins!

At 10:53am on October 22, 2008, Jenn said…
What a great photo. They look so cute!

I think we met at Pat's house at a crunchy moms lunch?

At 4:07pm on October 10, 2008, Pat said…
Hey, hope you can join us for the monthly holistic meeting on Wednesday, or the family potluck on the 25th!

At 9:40am on October 1, 2008, Pat said…
LOVE your profile photo!!

At 10:20pm on September 21, 2008, Pat said…
Hey Kara!

Glad you are joining us. :-)



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Drinking Water Usage for Your Family

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?Please take the survey titled "Drinking Water Usage". Your feedback is important!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N27LDFDThank you for your time.See More
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Poison Ivy

Does anyone have suggestions for relieving poison ivy itch?  I'm new to holistic treatments, and hubby has a small case of what he thinks is poison ivy or oak on face and hands.
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So Maya Lynn decided to come Saturday afternon.After a long labor, but a REAL quick one push delivery she arrived Saturday September 12, 2009 at 5:09.She's 7lb. 11 oz. and 20 1/2" long.We came home Sunday afternoon and have all been doing really well.I will update with photos when I get time to download them.See More
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Food Poisoning

If you observe some safety rules related to foods, kitchen and kitchen appliances, food poisoning will never occur.Most food poisioning effects on body clears up in a few days on its own as their duration is not for very long period. In the case of continued illnessseek medical advice. Children, elders, pregnant women and the personswho use antacids heavily are at more risk of getting food poisioning.The…See More
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