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Quote: Originally Posted by ilovemy2ds Is it a big green plant that you smoke? That keeps skeeters away??? COOL! or is it that you just don't notice them?
A couple of years ago we spent our tax return (a whopping $300) on a Blue Rhino Skeetervac. It runs on propane and includes strips of skeeter-catching adhesive, which we decided not to use after discovering that it's also lizard-catching adhesive. (Aside: if you ever need to rescue a lizard or frog from such a situation, I recommend patience and cornstarch.) Even without the pest-strips it's fantastic. I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. I live in North...
I've had a personal subscription and maintained two gift subs for five years now. I recently sent an email letting them know that I would be letting them lapse and why. The mag was getting too ad-fat and less of what I originally loved, but I kept the subs because I loved the forums and felt that it was my way of supporting thsi community. I don't really feel like supporting the forums financially anymore. They used to be "mine," and part of that ownership was...
I have the last ped in captivity that does house calls! He came by that evening after calling to see if we were "receiving," carrying his little black bag and looking like Doogie Howser. Admired baby, marveled at the wonder, told me to call him at home if anything crossed my mind, and ambled on home. Looooooooove him.
Birth #1 Veteran MW, first-year student who was Veteran's daughter. Daughter could have easily run the show, very knowledgable and wonderful manner. Birth#2 (same) Veteran MW, Graduating MW daughter, plus a newbie student. Daughter totally ran the show (did most of my prenatals, too), did all the post-birth visits. I would feel just as comfortable with (hypothetical) #3 with either of them at the helm. Actually, I'd prefer Daughter. Granted, it was a special...
4.5 is old enough to understand that approach means everything -- mine knows that no matter what he's wanting, his chances are hugely increased when he treats people respectfully and asks politely. I'm not saying that it doesn't require 10,000 reminders and modeling language and all -- but it's a reasonable expectation at this age. I don't nurse my 4yo much anymore, because I get impatient and snappish, and I'd rather keep it a positive relationship. We started...
Quote: Originally Posted by djs_girl517 ITA. It's horrible to take a symbol of someone's faith and make it into something hateful and/or disrespectful. I didn't respond initially because I didn't see a reason to. In my mind, this is a no-brainer. I thought littleteapot was agreeing with me. I realize that being Christian is a pretty unpopular viewpoint here at MDC, but don't assume that you know anything about me just because I happen to be vocal...
Quote: Originally Posted by littleteapot Just like the way people take pentagrams and turn them into a symbol of satanism and rebellion. I HATE that. worth repeating. any response, djs_girl?
"Holy crap! You didin't know your were in labor because you had no pain? You just suddenly pushed and *poof* the baby was there? And you had no tearing at all? Amazing! Let me bring you some red grapes to snack on while I make you your favorite pasta with feta cheese." :LOL In all seriousness, I'm not a person who enjoys conversation of any kind when I'm in labor. I'm in a certain meditative space, and talking makes concentration difficult. I am ... impolite ......
Update: I am now a Diva. I still use my cloth pads as backup, like pantiliners. Looooooooooove the Diva!
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