• Recipes/ideas for extremely restricted diet. Please give your input.?

    My father in law has some serious health issues and has had his diet extremely restricted. He remains in the hospital but is tired of eating the same thing. His diet has been restricted to only fruits and vegetables. He cannot have any salt, beans, dairy, any kind of meat, etc. Tomatoes have also been nixed. Any recipes or ideas of foods that can be... show more
    My father in law has some serious health issues and has had his diet extremely restricted. He remains in the hospital but is tired of eating the same thing. His diet has been restricted to only fruits and vegetables. He cannot have any salt, beans, dairy, any kind of meat, etc. Tomatoes have also been nixed. Any recipes or ideas of foods that can be made without sugar, salt, etc, that would be tasty as well? I don't think he is going to make it and would like to make him as comfortable as possible in the meantime. Please give any ideas. He's not a big salad eater and is tired of boiled veggies. He can have small amounts of olive oil. Any ideas of how to flavor a veggie soup without stock or bullion or salt?
    6 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 8 years ago
  • Recipes/ideas for extremely restricted diet. Please give your input.?

    My father in law has some serious health issues and has had his diet extremely restricted. He remains in the hospital but is tired of eating the same thing. His diet has been restricted to only fruits and vegetables. He cannot have any salt, beans, dairy, any kind of meat, etc. Tomatoes have also been nixed. Any recipes or ideas of foods that can be... show more
    My father in law has some serious health issues and has had his diet extremely restricted. He remains in the hospital but is tired of eating the same thing. His diet has been restricted to only fruits and vegetables. He cannot have any salt, beans, dairy, any kind of meat, etc. Tomatoes have also been nixed. Any recipes or ideas of foods that can be made without sugar, salt, etc, that would be tasty as well? I don't think he is going to make it and would like to make him as comfortable as possible in the meantime. Please give any ideas. He's not a big salad eater and is tired of boiled veggies. He can have small amounts of olive oil. Any ideas of how to flavor a veggie soup without stock or bullion or salt?
    11 answers · Vegetarian & Vegan · 8 years ago
  • Error in synchronizing Ipod...?

    When I try to download my songs from the itunes library to my ipod, it stops like halfway through and it gives me different error messages like "unknown error occured (-69)." or that it's in the wrong usb port. I've tried this like a million times and the messages come up different, but my songs never get downloaded. When I get the... show more
    When I try to download my songs from the itunes library to my ipod, it stops like halfway through and it gives me different error messages like "unknown error occured (-69)." or that it's in the wrong usb port. I've tried this like a million times and the messages come up different, but my songs never get downloaded. When I get the error, I disconnect my ipod and then it says I only have like 90 songs. I have run error check 3 times, each time a window has popped up saying it has successfully completed. What is the deal? This is driving me nuts! All of my software is updated, ipod and itunes. I have an Ipod Classic 80 GB. This is on a PC. Any ideas?
    2 answers · Music & Music Players · 9 years ago
  • Where can I find sleepers for after 6-9 months?

    I'm looking for lightweight cotton sleep and plays for after 6-9 months. They seem to only make them and carry them in stores for up to 9 months. 12, 18, and 24 month sizes would be preferable. Where can I find them?! In store or online is fine.
    I'm looking for lightweight cotton sleep and plays for after 6-9 months. They seem to only make them and carry them in stores for up to 9 months. 12, 18, and 24 month sizes would be preferable. Where can I find them?! In store or online is fine.
    10 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Mother in law question?

    I am truly blessed to be one of the seemingly few women to have had a wonderful mother-in-law. She passed away last Monday April 20th. She was young (53) and it was sudden after overcoming leukemia in 2007. I was lucky, she always supported me and saw my side. Last week, she told the whole family that she loved me and would never accept another... show more
    I am truly blessed to be one of the seemingly few women to have had a wonderful mother-in-law. She passed away last Monday April 20th. She was young (53) and it was sudden after overcoming leukemia in 2007. I was lucky, she always supported me and saw my side. Last week, she told the whole family that she loved me and would never accept another woman for her son. She was a beautiful person, so I ask all of your to take a second look at your relationship with your MIL- good or bad, she could go sooner than you think. To make this a question, what is a funny and/or happy story about your mil?
    27 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • My fiance was granted a visa to the US on Monday...?

    He is Nicaraguan and was granted a type R class b1/b2 visa for one year with multiple entries. My question is once in the US, how long can he stay? For the duration of that year? We only plan on staying for two or three weeks in July, but I have heard that they sometimes limit the stay to 14 days. How does this work?
    He is Nicaraguan and was granted a type R class b1/b2 visa for one year with multiple entries. My question is once in the US, how long can he stay? For the duration of that year? We only plan on staying for two or three weeks in July, but I have heard that they sometimes limit the stay to 14 days. How does this work?
    4 answers · Immigration · 9 years ago
  • Any tips for a non immigrant U.S. visitor visa appointment?

    My fiance, who is Nicaraguan, has an appointment at the U.S. embassy in Managua, Nicaragua on Monday morning. I am a U.S. citizen and we have a daughter together who has dual citizenship (US and Nicaraguan). Our daughter was born in Nicaragua in September 2008 and has since been to the States twice with me. We are looking to travel back in July... show more
    My fiance, who is Nicaraguan, has an appointment at the U.S. embassy in Managua, Nicaragua on Monday morning. I am a U.S. citizen and we have a daughter together who has dual citizenship (US and Nicaraguan). Our daughter was born in Nicaragua in September 2008 and has since been to the States twice with me. We are looking to travel back in July for a few weeks to visit my family. He has two jobs and all of his family here. I am aware that the embassy wants to see HIS ties to Nicaragua. Any tips for the appointment?
    2 answers · Embassies & Consulates · 9 years ago
  • Any cute ideas for photographing my daughter?

    I live in Nicaragua and I will not be back in the States again until July, when my daughter will be 10 months old. I want to have her photographed professionally then, but I would like to stage and take a few shots of her on my own now. Does anybody have any cute ideas for props, etc.?
    I live in Nicaragua and I will not be back in the States again until July, when my daughter will be 10 months old. I want to have her photographed professionally then, but I would like to stage and take a few shots of her on my own now. Does anybody have any cute ideas for props, etc.?
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • For formula feeding mommies?

    Please don't let this turn into an argument, I am asking out of pure curiosity- nothing more, nothing less. When your baby was born, what did you give them as a first feeding? Do they get formula or glucose water or what? I was thinking about it earlier, and seeing as I exclusively breastfed for the first 6 weeks before we had to start... show more
    Please don't let this turn into an argument, I am asking out of pure curiosity- nothing more, nothing less. When your baby was born, what did you give them as a first feeding? Do they get formula or glucose water or what? I was thinking about it earlier, and seeing as I exclusively breastfed for the first 6 weeks before we had to start supplementing, all I had for the first 3 or 4 days was colostrum, not milk.
    18 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • For mommies who breastfed...?

    How long did it take you to start menstruating again? I understand that everyone is different, I'm just looking for a ballpark figure of how long it may take.
    How long did it take you to start menstruating again? I understand that everyone is different, I'm just looking for a ballpark figure of how long it may take.
    12 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • What are good finger foods to start with?

    My daughter is almost 7 months and has expressed a lot of interest in feeding herself. She doesn't seen to like being spoon fed. What are some good finger foods to start with? I live in Nicaragua, so I don't have access to fresh peaches and pears and that sort of thing, but we have plenty of melons and "tropical" fruits. Any ideas?
    My daughter is almost 7 months and has expressed a lot of interest in feeding herself. She doesn't seen to like being spoon fed. What are some good finger foods to start with? I live in Nicaragua, so I don't have access to fresh peaches and pears and that sort of thing, but we have plenty of melons and "tropical" fruits. Any ideas?
    5 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • My daughter could be constipated?

    This may sound like a stupid question, but we've never run into this problem before. My daughter is 6 months old and we have just begun solids. We started with butternut squash, which was baked and mixed with breast milk once and formula the second time. She doesn't seem to strain or be in pain, but her poop is a little softer than the... show more
    This may sound like a stupid question, but we've never run into this problem before. My daughter is 6 months old and we have just begun solids. We started with butternut squash, which was baked and mixed with breast milk once and formula the second time. She doesn't seem to strain or be in pain, but her poop is a little softer than the consistency of peanut butter (which I've heard this could mean constipation). What should I do for this? Should I leave it alone?
    3 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Dell laptop has pinkish horizontal lines running across the screen?

    My father's Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop has a problem with it's screen. It has pink lines running across it horizontally. They kind of flash and are somewhat broken like a fuzzy TV screen (they are not defined lines). I know close to nothing about computers, but I would like to help him find an answer. Does anyone know what this could mean and... show more
    My father's Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop has a problem with it's screen. It has pink lines running across it horizontally. They kind of flash and are somewhat broken like a fuzzy TV screen (they are not defined lines). I know close to nothing about computers, but I would like to help him find an answer. Does anyone know what this could mean and any possible solutions?
    7 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 9 years ago
  • My daughter keeps me worried all night long...?

    My daughter will be six months old next week (how time flies!) and for the past two weeks or so she flips over on her belly during the night. It is costing me a lot of that oh so precious thing you call sleep. She wakes up, I breast feed, she falls back to sleep, and then rolls over on her tummy. I flip her back over on to her back and we start... show more
    My daughter will be six months old next week (how time flies!) and for the past two weeks or so she flips over on her belly during the night. It is costing me a lot of that oh so precious thing you call sleep. She wakes up, I breast feed, she falls back to sleep, and then rolls over on her tummy. I flip her back over on to her back and we start the whole process over again. I've heard that once babies can roll over, the risk of SIDS is significantly reduced but it still freaks me out and keeps me up at night. How can I get her to stay on her back OR can someone please ease my mind?
    14 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Do you ever feel like you get thumbs down for no reason?

    I use Y!A for advice and opinions from other mommies. I try to answer questions to the best of my knowledge. My answers are reasonable and non-biased for the most part however, there always seems to be a thumbs-down shadow on my tail. I only use thumbs down if another person is giving out potentially harmful information, or they are rude. Why are... show more
    I use Y!A for advice and opinions from other mommies. I try to answer questions to the best of my knowledge. My answers are reasonable and non-biased for the most part however, there always seems to be a thumbs-down shadow on my tail. I only use thumbs down if another person is giving out potentially harmful information, or they are rude. Why are some people so caddy and quick to give thumbs down for no particular reason?
    22 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • My daughter's pediatrician told us to start cereal....?

    She is 5 months old and I was planning on waiting until six months to start any solids. I mentioned my concern with starting now to my doctor and he said not to wait, and to start cereal this month and fruit and veggies at 6 months. Daddy has been pushing to start solids as Mia grabs EVERYTHING off of the table and watches every movement we make... show more
    She is 5 months old and I was planning on waiting until six months to start any solids. I mentioned my concern with starting now to my doctor and he said not to wait, and to start cereal this month and fruit and veggies at 6 months. Daddy has been pushing to start solids as Mia grabs EVERYTHING off of the table and watches every movement we make when we eat. I have told him again and again that I want to wait so it was kind of a pain in the neck when our pediatrician mentioned this yesterday. Daddy gave me that "I told you so" look. My question is, should I wait until 6 months (as I had planned) or should I follow doctor's orders and start now even though it's against instinct?
    18 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • What makes you mommies livid?

    My daughter will be 5 months old on Thursday and I have not introduced any type of solids. Yesterday we were at my mother-in-law's house visiting and my sister-in-law had Mia while I was inside cleaning up the dishes from lunch. When I came out she was letting Mia suck on a piece of mango. I asked her to stop and she just kind of giggled and... show more
    My daughter will be 5 months old on Thursday and I have not introduced any type of solids. Yesterday we were at my mother-in-law's house visiting and my sister-in-law had Mia while I was inside cleaning up the dishes from lunch. When I came out she was letting Mia suck on a piece of mango. I asked her to stop and she just kind of giggled and said "but she likes it!". I picked Mia up and made it clear that I wasn't giving her food yet, much less whole chunks of mango. All day today Mia has been gassy and grumpy, I don't know if it's from the mango or teething, but she's hardly ever like this. What bothers you moms?
    18 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • When did your baby consciously kiss for the first time?

    I was going over some papers my doctor gave me, including a development chart. I read the 4 and 5 month sections as my daughter is 4 1/2 months and read in the 4 month section that babies could blow kisses. I understand every baby develops at their own rate, but just out of curiosity, when did you baby start?
    I was going over some papers my doctor gave me, including a development chart. I read the 4 and 5 month sections as my daughter is 4 1/2 months and read in the 4 month section that babies could blow kisses. I understand every baby develops at their own rate, but just out of curiosity, when did you baby start?
    16 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • What to do? Mommies please help!?

    My boyfriend of 4 years and father of my four month old daughter and I are fighting. To make a long story short, he loves his daughter very much but has yet to really step up to the plate and help. I have moved back in with my father because no matter how hard he tries, he just can't really get it together. He has a job in his family's... show more
    My boyfriend of 4 years and father of my four month old daughter and I are fighting. To make a long story short, he loves his daughter very much but has yet to really step up to the plate and help. I have moved back in with my father because no matter how hard he tries, he just can't really get it together. He has a job in his family's restaurant but gets paid close to nothing. I can't depend on my father, I'm a grown woman! Anyways, I have been nagging for the last 2 months or so because I feel like I have to do everything (even his things!). I try not to, but I'm so frustrated with his lack of responsibility! I guess I pushed him too far on the phone tonight because he said he did not want to be with me anymore and that he no longer loves me. We live in a SMALL town in Nicaragua and it is inevitable I will see him. Plus, I have to go with him tomorrow to the capital city to get some paper work done (about a 2 hour drive each way). I don't want to say anything to anyone I know because I hate the break up, make up game. I promised myself as a little kid that I would never put my child through the pain of a divorce (as I was shoved in the middle of my parents'). I know Mia will be too small to remember, but I want her to grow up with a real family and some structure. Plus I love him. What should I do? I am in serious need of some real advice. I know ultimately, that only I can make the correct decision, but do you all have any input? What would you do?
    11 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Mommies who moved baby to crib after months of co-sleeping?

    My daughter will be 4 months old in a week and has always slept in my bed. I am thinking of transitioning to crib. What was your experience with this? When and how did you do it? P.S. Any links to cute crib sets (girly or neutral) that aren't insanely priced?
    My daughter will be 4 months old in a week and has always slept in my bed. I am thinking of transitioning to crib. What was your experience with this? When and how did you do it? P.S. Any links to cute crib sets (girly or neutral) that aren't insanely priced?
    5 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago