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Gina Grothoff
  • 54, Female
  • Charlotte, NC
  • United States

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberly Crews May 12, 2009.


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Gina Grothoff replied to Charlotte Woody's discussion Vitamins in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"I am late on this post my appologies- but know for the future and anyone else- whatever you take, many things, will then benefit your child. So you can take increased vitamins- etc. Watch for items that can decrease milk supply( c.ertain herbs)"
Mar 22, 2010
Sheila Rumble and Gina Grothoff are now friends
Feb 21, 2010
Charlotte Woody replied to Gina Grothoff's discussion Nursing an Active Toddler in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"Yeah, I've found it comes in spurts. 17 mo DS was an eager solids eater but then it dies down and he nurses twice as much during the day and then goes back to eating us out of house and home every few weeks or so. He drives me crazy with night…"
Feb 6, 2010
Missy replied to Gina Grothoff's discussion Nursing an Active Toddler in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"I've got an almost 3yo active nurser and she definitely has gone through phases. There were times when I thought she'd wean really early b/c she'd go hours without nursing, but as she's aged, she tends to seek comfort in nursing.…"
Jan 22, 2010
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Nov 5, 2009
Missy replied to Gina Grothoff's discussion nursing and napping in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"my first born was all about being with momma...I used to nurse him to sleep, then ever so slowly peel myself away finger by finger, inch by inch, then he'd reach for me and we'd start all over again! Eventually, he got to a point where…"
Sep 21, 2009
Gina Grothoff replied to 2monkeysmomma's discussion Natural Living items for you and your baby~
"I bought a Amber stone teething necklace at Mommy and Me Consignment in Concord- where you used to be located. I have a question. The store person fitted my son- about 3 months at the time. He is 8 months now and the necklace is too big- he can get…"
Sep 14, 2009
Gina Grothoff replied to Marnita Causby's discussion Homebirth Midwives? in the group Homebirth
"I had a homebirth with my third child this past January. It was my first homebirth. It was a great experience! I did not have maternity coverage and so I did not have a back up doctor. I did go to a family practice doctor early in my pregnancy and…"
Aug 5, 2009

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What does "holistic" mean to you?
Good question. Holistic- to me- means looking at the person as a whole person, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. In regard to health, I see it meaning looking at ways the body can heal itself. I believe holistic approaches are very connected with Naturopathic Medicine Philosophy. I believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience and thus seeing things holistically, the spiritual side is always involved.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
Since birth? I have a degree in Occupational Therapy and feel this education and my work as an OT was a first step on the path. I first heard a Naturopathic Doctor speak on a audio tape seminar: Living Your Life on Purpose- this was about 10 or 12 years ago. Having children definitely sped up the process for me of holistic living, although I see it is an evolving journey in my life. My spiritual path has been ongoing and took off about 12 years ago when I found Unity.
a little about me
This is too open ended and I could ramble on! I shared much above so I will just add that I am a writer- from deep in my soul. It has been a hobby all my life and recently I have embarked on making it a career. I in particular aspire to write about parenting issues and homeschooling/unschooling. The websites below are new (so know that more is coming for them) but I have had the ideas for years. Soon you will be able to access them without the "ning" part of the address.
I was born on "Peace Day" declared during the Vietnam War.
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?

I am a LLL Leader

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At 1:05pm 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 12:17pm on October 7, 2009, Pat said…
Sounds like you all are busy!! Wow.

Scott and I have 'date night' on Wednesdays, which makes it harder for me to coordinate that day. But, we could try another night. It was fun.

At 5:49pm on October 5, 2009, Pat said…
We thought we'd head to Ilios Noche on Providence Rd, about 7:30pm tomorrow for the MNO. Any chance you can join us?

Pat and Anna
At 1:57pm on September 16, 2009, 2monkeysmomma said…
Yes. I still have Amber & Bows at the Me & Mommy location. Just bring it back and get a smaller one. They tend to have more rolls and less neck when they are younger.. so , the larger ones fit for a while.. Have a super week! ASH
At 11:23am on April 16, 2009, Kimberly Crews said…
Hey, Gina. It was great meeting you too. I hope that next month we'll see each other again (I'm at the beach for my b-day during the Sunday meeting). I'm glad we could do an impromtu, informal meeting.
At 12:35pm on January 26, 2009, Pat said…
Hadn't heard from you! How are you all doing??

Your email seems to be blocked. Hope you all are well.

At 11:32pm on January 8, 2009, Pat said…
How are you doing mama?

At 11:34am on November 11, 2008, Leslie said…
Hey Gina,

Yes, joined when you forwarded the link to me, thanks so much. Still haven't had much time to look into it but it's interesting. My "part time" job has taken up all my extra time I used to have so I find I don't have any time hardly at all anymore to do anything other than work, housework & family/kids. Still would like to get together one of these days:) Hope all is well with you too and I know your day is coming soon...January, right? So far, still on track for April. Going to Rock Hill later today as I am sure you are as well. Take care! Leslie
At 9:49pm on November 9, 2008, Karen Davis said…
Hi Gina!
So am I understanding that if I am someone's friend on another ning, then they are automatically my friend on a new one that I join?
At 9:28pm on September 22, 2008, Pat said…
I've had fun playing with it. It is so user-friendly, anyone can start a ning! It is amazing. I think I could do a commercial for ning. LOL

There is a lot of "drama" potential on sites, if the scope isn't well defined. That is my most relevant "hint". I trust that folks will self-moderate, as following all threads or "supervising" is not my style.

Hope to see you soon.



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Pamela Fuller replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"Thanks, lots of great ideas we can try. (I am a new member on the yahoo group as of last week.) We also read some information elsewhere about treating with arnica, do you have any experience with that? DH used arnica pellets on Sunday for muscle…"
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Pat replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"We had two recent discussions about poison ivy relief on the yahoogroup with many options to consider. Plantain, witch hazel and Epsom salt baths seem to offer significant relief. Are you already a member there?…"
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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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