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    Coconut water is great for hydration, too. I...

    Coconut water is great for hydration, too. I drank a ton (at least a liter/day) of it while pregnant and in labor. It did a great job of keeping me hydrated and off of IVs. Trader Joe's has a pretty...
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    The Invisible Man!

    The Invisible Man!
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    "Nobody tails Bobby Hobbs." Oh, wait, wrong...

    "Nobody tails Bobby Hobbs."

    Oh, wait, wrong bald guy with a gun. Doh!

    http://www.angelfire.com/grrl/madagihia/images/BobbyShoot.jpg
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    To make said broth, stick whatever bones you have...

    To make said broth, stick whatever bones you have into a pot/crockpot/pressure cooker with some vinegar to help extract mineral, and enough water to cover the bones. You can add spices if you want,...
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    I actually don't know how long it cooked, since I...

    I actually don't know how long it cooked, since I didn't have my watch on, but it was probably around that long. It was 180 degrees inside, so definitely cooked all the way through. The bottom fried...
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    Just thought you should know, that chicken you...

    Just thought you should know, that chicken you cooked me was the best chicken I've ever had. Whatever you did, do it again!

    Oh, and your message box is full :D.
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    We just got an immersion blender for Christmas,...

    We just got an immersion blender for Christmas, so I've been having fun "mashing" potatoes with it and blending frozen fruit. Yesterday, I pureed strawberries, mangoes and coconut milk...
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    Ground beef is mince?! I always thought they were...

    Ground beef is mince?! I always thought they were different, and mince was some special British food. *Mind Blown*
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    Typical Dinner: Baked chicken of some sort...

    Typical Dinner:
    Baked chicken of some sort
    Steamed broccoli with cheese on it
    Mashed Potatoes or rice

    We also had pasta, baked potatoes, Ramen (with cheese and boiled egg slices), chicken...
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    I am, too. I've been using baking soda (a...

    I am, too. I've been using baking soda (a tablespoon per shower!) and tea tree oil (about 1/2 teaspoon that's 1/10th tea tree and 9/10ths Dr. Bronner's soap) to wash with, and then a rinse with...
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    We tapped our Big Leaf Maple trees. On the sunny...

    We tapped our Big Leaf Maple trees. On the sunny days that are cold at night and warmer in the day, we get about a gallon per tree. Tasty as sap, as well as the syrup that we reduced some down to!
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    I just found out that hickory, birch, alder,...

    I just found out that hickory, birch, alder, butternut, and black walnut trees also can be tapped for edible sap. So, I guess you don't even need maples to make syrup, or just to enjoy some tree...
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    Speaking of tongue-tied and lip-tied, one of the...

    Speaking of tongue-tied and lip-tied, one of the lactation consultants or nurses (can't remember which!) at my hospital told me that midwives used to keep one of their fingernails long and sharp to...
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    I just found your journal. It's so good to read...

    I just found your journal. It's so good to read about other primal mammas with little ones!

    Knifegill and my baby (three months old now!) was born "tongue-tied." I'm so thankful that I kept asking...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    I'm doing pretty good, all considering :). Out...

    I'm doing pretty good, all considering :). Out little one was having food sensitivities (mucus-y poop, congestion, crankiness, etc), so I've gone an elimination diet (lamb, sweet potatoes, rice,...
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    It's the ultrasound of our--now three-months...

    It's the ultrasound of our--now three-months old--baby boy. He thought it looked quite creepy upside down, and so put it as his avatar, lol.
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    Definitely NOT mine!
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    Oh, land in my county is much more expensive. The...

    Oh, land in my county is much more expensive. The cheapest we saw was $30,000 for 5 acres of steep hills and swamp. Some of the better ones were 5 acres for $80,000 of a less steep hill, or flat...
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    Actually, you can get loans on vacant land, they...

    Actually, you can get loans on vacant land, they just usually require higher down payments (at least 20%, if not 50%). You can also get something called a construction loan for if you are building...
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    We don't have skype, or a camera, or I would...

    We don't have skype, or a camera, or I would totally take you up on the offer! (Yes, Knifegill and I are still living in the Stone Age, but, hey, at least it goes along with being Primal! :D)


    My...
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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one with the...

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one with the intestines-out thing! I hadn't read anything about it, and was wondering if my subconscious was making it up, or my body was really messed up or something. I...
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    That's because you're awesome like that! ...

    That's because you're awesome like that!


    Thanks everyone for the input! It's nice to know it will go back to normal eventually--horray! I'd wondered about the support belts. It's hard to know if...
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    Post Partum Belly

    Hi all! As you all know, Knifegill and I have a lovely little baby boy. Hes adorable, but hes really messed up my belly area. Yes, I know, a little belly is perfectly normal two months after giving...
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    You didn't give up chocolate for a week. You ate...

    You didn't give up chocolate for a week. You ate my chocolate the last few days! And, then you had the audacity to forget about it:eek:. It's not like the baby and working every day for two weeks...
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