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Melanie Parker
  • Female
  • Charlotte, NC
  • United States

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Nicole Wallace, D.C. replied to Melanie Parker's discussion Breastfeeding In Public in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"We had our first child in Southern California. More breastfeeding friendly there, but sometimes not. I nursed her in public, did not cover her head, but sometimes people were a little shocked. She was very tall compared to me. We lived in a beach…"
Jan 21, 2010
Melanie Parker replied to Dana B. McKnight's discussion Hello everyone!
"Hi! Glad you found the site as well. I am a sahm and I also enjoy cloth diapers, baby wearing etc. How old are your girls? My 2 sons are 15mos, and almost 5 yrs. old."
Jun 11, 2009
Gina Grothoff replied to Melanie Parker's discussion Breastfeeding In Public in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"I believe that we need to nurse in public so it can become acceptable. I remember when my son was less than a year and I was at the swimming pool. A mom asked me if I was nursing and she then wispered to me, "I am still nursing my daughter who…"
Mar 21, 2009
Melanie Parker replied to Pat's discussion 2007, "Method of Delivery" records, by hospital
"Thanks for the stats. The truth is very shocking! I've had to vaginal births at Presby Main, which I am very grateful for!"
Mar 2, 2009
Karen Davis replied to Melanie Parker's discussion Breastfeeding In Public in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"It was important to me to be discreet and modest. At the same time, it was also important to me to go ahead and do it as well. My oldest nursed for a long time (it is was one detail that I am not allowed to divulge) and she was a child that grew…"
Mar 2, 2009
Pat replied to Melanie Parker's discussion Breastfeeding In Public in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"We just nursed. I don't know that discrete or public was a concern. We found some place comfortable and folks would see him cuddling with legs sticking out every which way. LOL But, I never used a blanket or any cover, other than loose shirts…"
Mar 1, 2009
Maggie Davis replied to Melanie Parker's discussion Breastfeeding In Public in the group Extended Breastfeeding
"It has been many years since I weaned my youngest. She was nearly 5 at the time. When she was a toddler, I would nurse her discretely in public. Nursing modestly was very important to me. As she left her toddler years behind, we would only nurse in…"
Mar 1, 2009
Melanie Parker and 2monkeysmomma are now friends
Mar 1, 2009

Profile Information

What does "holistic" mean to you?
Seeing life as a whole continuous journey, that begins and ends with the earth.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
For about 8 years. My husband and I have always been environmentally concieous. When we started our family, we knew that we needed to be more proactive in going green and being respectful of the earth and protecting its' resources.
a little about me
I am a mother of 2 wonderful sons: Carson 4 years and Caiden 7 months. My husband Carlos and I try to find a holistic harmony and balance in all areas of our lifestyle. As we raise our children we want to give them positive experiences to help educate them about the importance of recycling and using products that are evironmentally friendly. We buy and use organic food and other items as much as possible.
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
I am a Realtor with the Allen Tate Company and I love helping people find homes that are "green". I also use my profession to educate people about the benefits of real estate investing.

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At 1:01pm 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 9:44pm 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 4:26pm 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!

Hope to meet you soon!

At 8:04am on September 28, 2008, Meliea said…
Wed. nights are not good nights for me to get out, but I'm hoping to make another gathering soon!
At 10:22pm on September 27, 2008, Melissa said…
It's pretty far from my house, I don't think I'm going to go. I have to go to Ft. Mill on Tuesday (raw milk p/u) and Lincoln County on Friday...so (after the long explanation) I have to watch my gas...especially since I can't find any.
At 2:19pm on September 27, 2008, Maureen said…
Hi Melanie, I haven't put much thought into if I will use cloth diapers yet. I did register for some... I don't know if could convince my husband to go with that idea. He is the one that will most likely stay home to care for the baby once he arrives. Isn't this a great site? Welcome!
At 10:14am on September 27, 2008, Amanda said…
I have a mix, mostly prefolds with bummis wraps...i have 12 bleached and 12 unbleached...i like the unbleached much better. A few Aio's when we do finally get out of the house..i havent left the house yet..still a bit nervous. I also have a orgainc caboose cotton cover that doesnt fit any more...babe was 10+2 at birth...i may need to get some more prefolds soon. He's getting so big so fast.
At 9:26am on September 27, 2008, Jenn said…
I live in Mount Holly in the Autumn Woods community. I started the North Charlotte group and you are more then welcome to join us. We have been here a year and love the area but havebeen having a herd time finding like minded families in this part of the city. I love that I am starting to find more people in the area. So far most of the people I have connected with have been in South Charlotte. I hope to start some group events soon. I hope you can find a sitter for Wed. I look forward to meting you.

At 3:31pm on September 26, 2008, Jenn said…
HI Melanie it's great to meet you too. I'm going to the MNO next Wednesday. Will you be there? Are you in the Mt Island area?

At 1:47pm on September 26, 2008, Amanda said…
my kids are 14 boy, 8 girl ,3 1/2 boy, new born boy. I have not met to many mamas who are like me..when i mention that we hb, cd, non vax, no cic..i get the craziest looks. Its amazing how main stream everyone in the charl-metro area is. Great to meet a like minded mama.


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Pat replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"Interesting. I do find info about Arnica as a poison ivy relief alternative. I hadn't heard of that. Homeopathic Apis helps for swelling, hives also. Pat"
Jul 3, 2010
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…"
Jul 2, 2010
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?…"
Jul 2, 2010
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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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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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