Awkward homeschoolers, pretzels, and natural induction
- GREAT POST by Luke Holzmann, entitled Awkward Homeschoolers. What Luke wrote, and the comments, as well… just fabulous. Click on over, whydontcha?
- Before I went gluten-free in November 2002, due to my (presumed*) diagnosis of celiac disease, one of my favorite snacks was Snyder’s Honey Mustard and Onion Nibblers. Mmmmm… I remember the taste even now, though it’s been nearly EIGHT YEARS since I had any. (Lundberg Farms Honey Dijon Rice Chips are a close approximation, though.) Glutino makes some FABULOUS plain, gluten-free pretzel twists. However, their large bag (14 ounces) is EIGHT DOLLARS. Eight dollars. Have you ever spent eight bucks on a less-than-a-pound bag of pretzels??? I have, but not too frequently. Super-splurge. Anyway. Via an e-mail newsletter from about.com, I read that Snyder’s is in the process of creating a certified, dedicated, gluten-free pretzel factory!!!!!! Woo hoo!! (I just hope they’re not going to be eight bucks a bag…)
- Sort of along the lines of my last (anti-pitocin) post, if you are pregnant and find yourself post-dates, or near your due date, do visit gentlebirth.org’s Natural or Non-Pharmaceutical Induction page. It’s “organized” a little haphazardly; it took me a long time to figure out that the page’s owner is a midwife, and many of the “points” on the page are comments/suggestions from other midwives. However, it’s very worth visiting. I commented on a blog post yesterday that I don’t know if all the things I did, as suggestions from that page, really helped my post-dates babies get here faster, or if it just FELT better because I was actually DOING something. Either way. Exploring the page is worth a shot…
- I know I had more to say than just three points. However, the rest of it escapes me. Short memory = forced brevity.
*“presumed” because I fit the list of symptoms, which were alleviated by a gluten-free diet, but I would not return to a gluten-containing diet to have an intestinal biopsy done. I should have been scoped before the diet, which neither I nor my doctor knew at the time.