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Originally Posted by Draupadi View Post
Why are people boycotting the movie?
There are some that feel he is not the one to tell the story of Black women's hair struggles, others who feel he is a buffoon. Frankly I would like to see this if it were to open anywhere near me but as I live in Maine, that probably won't happen.

I saw his piece when he was on Oprah and I was struck by how he got interested in the topic, it was his daughters talking about their own hair...frankly that is powerful to me.

I may not always like everything Rock says but I do like him.

Shay
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Hi

I pop onto mothering every now and then for some specific info but had lost track of this tribe!

I'm Kia, mom to 6 year old Nola and Ellington who will be 5 next month. I had a miscarriage a couple of months ago but hope to have more babies before all is said and done.

We live right outside of Atlanta but will be relocating to Central FL at the end of the school year. Which will be a huge change on all fronts!

With Ellington in a half day pre K, I have been able to do some work with a non profit here and have been checking out possibilities for the same once we move.

A big hello to all the names I recognize as well as those that are new to me


Kia
post #563 of 845
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Originally Posted by chanibell View Post
As for Princess and the Frog...when is that coming out? I haven't heard anything about it in a long time.
It comes out December 11th. If you're lucky enough to live in NY or LA, they have special advanced screenings there starting Thanksgiving Weekend.
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Here are the first five minutes of Disney's The Princess and the Frog
http://community.livejournal.com/ohn.../39840525.html
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I'm sorry to hear that Kia.
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I'm sorry to hear that Kia.
Thanks, jeca. I have been really lucky in the fertility & pregnancy sweepstakes so the experience made me even more appreciative of what I do have.
post #567 of 845
Hi Kia! Please send me cool weather.

*sigh* I miss Atlanta.
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(((hugs))) Kia! I do hope you are able to have another baby in the perfect time/space sequence!

Just wanted to give you all an update since I shared my predicament before. I've finally come to a place of peace about not having more children. I've been very honest with myself and took a hard look at our situation and, it's just not fair to bring another child into the family. Plus, more and more, I find myself looking forward to when I can pay more attention to myself. And looking forward to little things like carrying a regular handbag again. It's been hard to let go of the vision of myself with 3 to 4 kids and embracing what is . . . and I sometimes have dark thoughts that make me not want to do anything so final. But, it's the right thing to do. IUD? Tried and failed. Don't want to do hormonal bc. And the barrier method? Well, it stinks. So there it is. Rootzdawta, mom to 2 boys and none on the way.
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Originally Posted by shayinme View Post
There are some that feel he is not the one to tell the story of Black women's hair struggles, others who feel he is a buffoon. Frankly I would like to see this if it were to open anywhere near me but as I live in Maine, that probably won't happen.

I saw his piece when he was on Oprah and I was struck by how he got interested in the topic, it was his daughters talking about their own hair...frankly that is powerful to me.

I may not always like everything Rock says but I do like him.

Shay
I saw the film last weekend and I thought he did a pretty good job with the topic. I've been natural for quite awhile and still learned something.
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Originally Posted by shayinme View Post
There are some that feel he is not the one to tell the story of Black women's hair struggles, others who feel he is a buffoon. Frankly I would like to see this if it were to open anywhere near me but as I live in Maine, that probably won't happen.

I saw his piece when he was on Oprah and I was struck by how he got interested in the topic, it was his daughters talking about their own hair...frankly that is powerful to me.

I may not always like everything Rock says but I do like him.

Shay
I actually like him, too.

That said, I'll wait to see it on Netflix.
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Just peeking in. Life is crazy busy, but I'm having a reasonable amount of fun so who am I to complain?
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For My Brooklyn Mamas

ETA: Disregard what was previously written, it was the wrong address.
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Originally Posted by rootzdawta View Post
(((hugs))) Kia! I do hope you are able to have another baby in the perfect time/space sequence!

Just wanted to give you all an update since I shared my predicament before. I've finally come to a place of peace about not having more children. I've been very honest with myself and took a hard look at our situation and, it's just not fair to bring another child into the family. Plus, more and more, I find myself looking forward to when I can pay more attention to myself. And looking forward to little things like carrying a regular handbag again. It's been hard to let go of the vision of myself with 3 to 4 kids and embracing what is . . . and I sometimes have dark thoughts that make me not want to do anything so final. But, it's the right thing to do. IUD? Tried and failed. Don't want to do hormonal bc. And the barrier method? Well, it stinks. So there it is. Rootzdawta, mom to 2 boys and none on the way.

Remember, you can't see past the bend in the road. Who knows what is to come.
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Rootzdawta BIG s
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He is a comedian and if it didn't have a comedic twist in it I wouldn't bother seeing it from him. I've personally always liked him but will wait to see it on dvd. I don't think it will come to my area anytime soon anyway.

rootzdawta Dh and I have had this discussion several times with the shoe on the other foot. He wants more and I was done one child ago. I wanted two, he wanted four, we ended up with three so I think that's a happy compromise. He still wants another but with them all being in school now I can't see going back.
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Just wanted to share.....

A few months ago I inquired about Howard University. I have decided to apply to both Howard and the school here that offers Radiation Therapy and Nutrition. A double major, maybe. I am beyond excited about the prospect of attending Howard and moving to Washington, D.C.

I guess that the hardest part of this move is applying to schools for myself and Andrew. At this point I have chosen four schools to which he will apply, and I am quite nervous. The idea of him taking the WPPSI is somewhat daunting to me, but it is what it is. Andrew is intelligent, but as a monther, I can't help but worry.

If any of you D.C. Metro area moms have any input on schools let me know.


I think that we will live in NE DC, not too far from Howard, and DH will work somewhere on a Metro line, the idea of being able to "park" at least one car has us giddy.

Thanks for reading.
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Many to you Kia.

Congrats to you Andrewsmother! I'm excited to see you fulfill your dream.
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Thanks everyone for the warm wishes.

Andrewsmother, we are relocating and my kids will be going from a small private school to a good but large public one and we are doing psych educational evaluation for placement. I'm pretty confident that my daughter at 6.5 will test "well". Her confidence and general ease with strangers has improved considerably the last couple of years. My son will be 5 next month and I'm not sure what to expect from his evaluation. I hope your move goes smoothly on all fronts.
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Hello lovelies! I haven't posted here in a minute.
First Kia, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. . I pray you will be successful in the future.

Rootz, I can relate to finally concluding that you're done. My perspective is slightly different because I don't have children. It took me years to be final with the inevitability, but when I got there, I found peace.

AM, good luck with your schooling and relocation. I am partial to the DC area because my husband is there during most of the week. Lately, I've been spending more time with him in the District and loving every minute of it. In fact, just last week we were on the HU campus. DC is a great city in many aspects. I can't recommend any schools, but I would be happy to ask him what his family and friends recommend for schooling. He and I toy with the idea of just moving there. The problem is I am self employed and the housing market would make it difficult to sell at this time.

My life is pretty much unchanged. I am busy working but not complaining. My dh and I have devised a schedule so we see more of each other. In some ways, it makes our lives more complicated but for now, it's working. Next summer, I think I am going to move to the DC area but keep my practice and only work three days. I'll spend the rest of the week my dh and his boys. I don't want to give up my practice because it has grown tremendously, yet I hate being apart from Mike. He is self employed too, so the complications of our lives means one of us has to make changes. I think it will have to be me. Right now we have two houses, four cars and all the expensive that comes with maintaining two households. Ugh. In this economy, it makes no sense. Our plan is to scale back and simplify which has been an ongoing discussion; now it's time to act! So as it evolves, I'll keep you all posted. My FB friends will know from my status updates

Welcome to the new members who pop in occasionally. It's always nice to see new folks join our tribe.
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Congrats to you Andrewsmother! I'm excited to see you fulfill your dream.
Thank you!!! Excitement is contagious.
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Originally Posted by Kia74 View Post

Andrewsmother, we are relocating and my kids will be going from a small private school to a good but large public one and we are doing psych educational evaluation for placement. I'm pretty confident that my daughter at 6.5 will test "well". Her confidence and general ease with strangers has improved considerably the last couple of years. My son will be 5 next month and I'm not sure what to expect from his evaluation. I hope your move goes smoothly on all fronts.
Finding a school for DS is creates more stress than my educational pursuits. The competition for private school entry is stiff, and even more so in a bad economy. I went through this last year, and I don't know if I am ready for another season of interviews and observations. Andrew has no idea as to what is going on, and my husband could care less, as long as Andrew is in a good school. I have to fill out the applications, write the essays and drive to the post office daily looking for the letter.

Thanks!!




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AM, good luck with your schooling and relocation. I am partial to the DC area because my husband is there during most of the week. Lately, I've been spending more time with him in the District and loving every minute of it. In fact, just last week we were on the HU campus. DC is a great city in many aspects. I can't recommend any schools, but I would be happy to ask him what his family and friends recommend for schooling. He and I toy with the idea of just moving there. The problem is I am self employed and the housing market would make it difficult to sell at this time.
Most of my family has moved to DC, and the area is good to them. DH has a few concerned superiors who have told him that he is the wrong shade of brown to advance in this region, and moving east would benefit his career with his company.

I have contacted 4 schools, and would love for DS to continue in a International Setting, but I am not pleased with the curriculum at Washington International School(WIS). At his current school DS would have the option of taking all but one of his classes in French. WIS appears to only offer that option in the Spanish Language. After spening this year immersed in the French language, I would not want to change him to another language.

There is a French School that I will contact on Thursday. I would like to apply to 5 or 6 schools, but application fees add up, and I don't know if I
have the time to complete that many application packets.

Purple, I wish you and your husband all the best. You have a sweet soul that is evident online. I like that!
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