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TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23057 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" I mostly agree with you on the organics issue but I believe milk to be an exception. Those hormones ... [snip!] ... are secreted in cow's milk just as they would in human breast milk. I wouldn't want my kids to be drinking that either. "</blockquote>




I'm open the the "maybe". I'm also open to it not being an issue. I think other lifestyle factors MAY be more of the cause of earlier puberty.
If I were a mom convinced that regular milk was a problem and I couldn't afford it, I'd have a major goal of being able to afford premium milk. So, my child might have to be on the regular stay that most kids get for a while, but then I'd be able to spend my own money on "better" milk for most their growing years.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" Heck yeah. I mean, we use lemon for ... [snip!] ... freaking ending. Gimme some mangos and avocados and apricots already."</blockquote> You'd love my refrigerator!"

I made a mango/avocado salsa the other day that was pretty excellent. I have to get clever with fruits--for some reason my guys don't do "sweet" so much. they'll have a smoothie or a salsa and things like that, but just chowing down on a piece of fruit? Nope. I'm the only one that'll do it.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" You know, making a cake can be as ... [snip!] ... and not wholesome either. I didn't grow up with money and we had cakes and brownies from a box. That is what was affordable."


I can't bake to save my life. :lol::lol:



My mother and grandmother do absolutely all their baking from scratch, my sister has a cupcake business. Wonderful bakers. I dunno what it is, baked goods never bake evenly for me. I'm thinking it's my oven (we have the original Brady-Bunch era wall unit oven ha ha)



anyway, for me, it's at least two tries and wasted ingredients to get something remotely edible--I usually just throw down on a bakery cake.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15356 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" I mostly agree with you on the organics ... [snip!] ... stay that most kids get for a while, but then I'd be able to spend my own money on "better" milk for most their growing years."


You're right in that it could go either way. I'm a pretty big fan of science and skepticism and not so much a fan of conspiracy theories and fear mongering. But even if the main growth hormone in milk isn't able to be absorbed by humans, it's not the only thing they put in milk and it does worry me. It's only been 10 years so it's impossible to know what the effects will be long term. In 30 years will we be horrified that we fed this milk to our children? Perhaps I'm choosing to pick on just one of our food production innovations when there are others with similarly dubious long term consequences but the potential consequences of hormones secreted in milk makes much more sense to me than those of GMO foods and such.



I do think it's important for these kinds of innovations in food production to be made in order to feed the world's population. But if I can get away with excluding my children from this study I will and if one day I found myself to be on government assistance I would choose organic milk over conventional. That's selfish I know, but we're all selfish.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
16th Jun '13

You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. *sigh*



I try to buy organic/whole foods but it's not cheap and we get a little over $200 a month in FS so I pay out of pocket too. SO drinks pop but it's $5 for a 24 case and I buy the kids a little something to snack on after school until dinner but we are not home to chow down on crap really.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jorja Blue:</b>" maybe you should get on birth control and prevent "oops" until you can feed them....."</blockquote>




Awwhhhh you showed up! <3

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" "you all" and "you people" are highly offensive. If you have enough intellect to effectively debate ... [snip!] ... intelligent, you show up in all these threads and just start flinging insults. You come across as being very uneducated. "</blockquote>



I think she uses the search bar just for these to be honest.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jorja Blue:</b>" It all comes down to the "entitlement" mentality you all have. It is the thing to do go sign up for food ... [snip!] ... convince me otherwise-get some jobs buy food with your own money-but that's no fun is it??? It's more fun to sit on here lol"</blockquote>




Do you have a best friend named Susan? If I had food stamps still, I would buy us each a steak in your honor, with organic baked potatoes and creme brulee for dessert. ; )

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting Kallee's Momma!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jorja Blue:</b>" It all comes down to the "entitlement" mentality ... [snip!] ... had food stamps still, I would buy us each a steak in your honor, with organic baked potatoes and creme brulee for dessert. ; )"


I'll bring the fresh lobster.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I'll bring the fresh lobster."</blockquote>




As long as you bring that sweet lil newb, nothing like a fresh baby! Can you belive you have less than a week?! I'm excited for you!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kallee's Momma!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I'll bring the fresh lobster."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... as you bring that sweet lil newb, nothing like a fresh baby! Can you belive you have less than a week?! I'm excited for you!"</blockquote>



5 days :shock:

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kallee's Momma!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm ... [snip!] ... like a fresh baby! Can you belive you have less than a week?! I'm excited for you!"</blockquote> 5 days :shock:"</blockquote>




If you don't count tonight cuz it's basically over, or Thursday since you don't add the actual day cuz that doesn't count as counting down, it's 3 days :shock: :shock:
Edited cuz I was going for double your shock value.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49255 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kallee's Momma!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... over, or Thursday since you don't add the actual day cuz that doesn't count as counting down, it's 3 days :shock: :shock;"</blockquote>



I know!

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
17th Jun '13

My shopping choices would not change if I were to go on foodstamps, other than to cut back on splurges. Meat, potatos, vegetables, fruits, cereals, and ingredients for my weekly meal plan, household staples, kids snacks, I definately would not blow it all in one day and would have to pinch pennies, but would not expect my family to live on ramen.

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:" How much does one usually get in "food stamps"? how does it even work? Is it literally stamps lol?"


It used to be literally stamps, that came in a booklet. I got them in the 90's for a few months when my Daughter was born to hold me over while I found a job and started bringing in a steady income ....they were paper stamps. Bright colored that said USDA Food Stamps and the amount they were good for on them. Apparently that changed and now it comes on a debit card. Which I think is cool, and wish they did when I used them, it sucked having to pull out your bright ass neon stamps while the people in line behind you clucked their tongues over their tax dollar.