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post #501 of 667
yep - it's been quiet today. i've been feeling really blah after the nice-ness of yesterday's weather.

i don't have any awesome advice about the breadwinner thing. i guess the main thing is communicating that you'd like some appreciation expressed for what you do. i think men will definitely take the easy road most times...like 'if she's acting ok, things must be ok!' we're a primarily one bread-winner family now for the most part and it's been a rocky transition. i tend to save up all my little irks and then purge them all in one fell swoop when i finally get really ticked. not recommending that approach


my boys are at each other's throats right now. gah. one very tired and tearful 4yo and a 1yo that knows how to push buttons : i'm going to start dinner :
post #502 of 667
I got this very cryptic email from OMSI today, any ideas? I don't particularly care enough to actually call, but am still curious...

Dear Member,

OMSI has been featured in the news recently and we understand that you may have questions. If you do, please call me at 503.797.4531 or email at membership@omsi.edu.

Thank you,

Sarah Horton
Membership Manager
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post #504 of 667
Well that is lovely. Unfortunately something like will happen anywhere children congregate. It wouldn't stop me from going to OMSI. It would just remind me that even the Science Playground is not 100% safe. (I assume the window was the window into the art room.. but maybe not.)
post #505 of 667
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Laura. Things are rough around here right now too.
Methinks there is something in the water.
post #506 of 667
Can't help with the battles between partners. Things are not pretty over here right now.
post #507 of 667
Nico sang me a homemade "i love you" song this morning I sure love that sweet little voice.
post #508 of 667
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That's what I'm worried about, and why I haven't pushed for an end to milk at 5am. Darn. It doesn't help that 5am is my wake time for workdays, so he's used to getting up thereabouts 3 days a week. I guess that is the answer to my question, really. Days when I'm already up and he has no 5am milk, he's wide awake and out of bed. Blah.
kieran went from a late riser, to an early one, back to a late one... now, i almsot have to drag him up. when he used to be bouncy before dawn.
post #509 of 667
I found a little help over on this thread:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1058090
mainly the articles in post #1.
post #510 of 667
Thanks, Laura. I'm bookmarking it and hoping to get to read it this weekend.

Candice
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I found a little help over on this thread:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1058090
mainly the articles in post #1.
I read the first article in the first post and it is definitely something I'll think about.
post #512 of 667
Lyla's posted this on Facebook. They took ember's kids. http://www.theystayhome.org/
post #513 of 667
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I read the first article in the first post and it is definitely something I'll think about.
me too!

i have also been reading - 2nd hand - excerpts from a book called "the love dare" - it's being discussed on a peaceful partnerships list i am on and it it pretty cool, with exercises to do each day (not to do together - but for the one reading the book to do) to bring harmony, love, connection, and peace into a marriage. if anyone reads the whole book, i'd love to hear what they think.

also on that list, many people have taken on a "30 day challenge"

again - it isn't something that is collaborated on with one's partner - it is all about making shifts and changes within ourselves that bring great change to relationships. because we *cannot* change other people!

here it is:

For 30 days:


1) Treat your partner with respect, kindness, compassionate, and
love. Assume that their issues are not about you, but are instead
about their own pain.

2) Greet them and speak to them as though they are the most
wonderful person on Earth (because they are). If you are able,
recharge your sex life.

3) Say absolutely nothing negative about them for 30 days. Find
your own way of keeping track all of the positive things that they do
each day. If you feel a negative criticism going on, perhaps you could
try writing it down. After the 30 days review the positive things and
release the negative ones.

4) Offer them lots of love in their own primary love language.
For good measure, offer them an abundance of ALL the love languages.

5) If your partner rages or retreats be compassionate and offer
them what they need-- a hug, for you to be a mountain (quiet, strong,
present with him), etc. Just hold them in your heart even if they do
not melt.
post #514 of 667
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I read the first article in the first post and it is definitely something I'll think about.
and here is a "love language" test - to see what your primary love language is. i just took it and it is so interesting to me - i think my husband's would be very different. wonder if i could get him to take it?! lol.

http://www.afo.net/hftw-lovetest.asp
post #515 of 667
oh no! those poor kids.

I didn't like that test... I wanted to choose all the buttons
post #516 of 667
I like that 30-day challenge and I really like the idea that change can come from one person making a change. I'm going to try the challenge. Better print it out so I remember everything.

Off to read the other links.
post #517 of 667
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oh no! those poor kids.

I didn't like that test... I wanted to choose all the buttons
so that means you are easy to please - you are multilingual in love languages!!
post #518 of 667
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I like that 30-day challenge and I really like the idea that change can come from one person making a change. I'm going to try the challenge. Better print it out so I remember everything.

Off to read the other links.
cool! let us know how it goes?
post #519 of 667
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I got this very cryptic email from OMSI today, any ideas? I don't particularly care enough to actually call, but am still curious...

Dear Member,

OMSI has been featured in the news recently and we understand that you may have questions. If you do, please call me at 503.797.4531 or email at membership@omsi.edu.

Thank you,

Sarah Horton
Membership Manager
I just wanted to add that Bill (works at KATU so really "up" on the angles of the news stories) said that some witnesses are saying that the guy didn't do anything wrong, that it was a crowded situation and the little girl backed into him and the Dad flipped out and called him a "wetback" (He was hispanic). So, not a clear cut case. Perhaps some racial profiling. Hmm...
post #520 of 667
Oaks Park opens tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOO happy and excited. Nico and I are such junkies. I really need to find out if they have a season pass. People mention it, but I've never seen one for sale or mentioned on their site anywhere. It's free tomorrow, though! Rainy, but free.

YAY!
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