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post #581 of 734

D eats popcorn.  We just watch carefully, but he has all his teeth and has been eating solids for 10 months.

post #582 of 734
I don't let E eat popcorn... He doesn't have all his teeth yet, so I am petrified he will choke. *shrug*
post #583 of 734

Conner eats popcorn. He's just missing his two bottom canines. He seriously eats anything/everything we do.

 

And Conner still takes two naps a day... 90-120 minutes in the morning and 120-150 minutes in the afternoon. I seriously don't know how I'd survive without them, LOL. Especially pregnant.

post #584 of 734
Our boys both love popcorn. We supervise when they're eating.
post #585 of 734

Yes on popcorn here and we don't even really supervise much, honestly.  We also feed him veggie dogs on occasion.  He has had no issues with chewing before swallowing- something I continue to credit to baby-led weaning.

 

Trolls with Spoons?  I recall someone mentioning that ages ago... seriously it's a board where people rank on other people?  Kali, WTH?!  What a thing to pick on!  And I figured Kathy was referring to CPS... that has happened to several people on MDC- you can find all sorts of posts about it, especially in the UC forum.  Are any of the rest of us ridiculed on that board?

post #586 of 734
Sora eats popcorn too. She loves it. She still has a lot of teeth left to come in, too. Doesn't seem to have any issues eating anything and everything.
post #587 of 734

I ran my first 5K fun run on Friday night since having kids.  Seriously, the last fun run I did was 7.5 years ago when I still lived in Tucson.  It was really fun to get out there and be part of that running crowd again.  I wasn't particularly well trained as I kept having to take time off of running every couple of weeks due to illness and freezing weather and I spent the entire day of the race working in the yard with my dad hauling landscaping rocks and mulch around.  But I pushed myself and ended up with a time I'm quite proud of- faster than some of my high school times!  Of course, I paid for it the next day with some stomach soreness/pain.  I swear my diastasis recti makes it feel like my stomach is falling out of my body when I vigorously exercise.

post #588 of 734
By supervise, I mean make them sit down. That's more to contain the mess than fear of choking. I think more choking is about inhaling the food than forgetting to chew.

I don't really worry about people talking about me. I'm not very interesting. What's the quote? Great minds discuss ideas, small minds discuss people? Haha, I'm pretty happy discussing our little people.
post #589 of 734
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Yes on popcorn here and we don't even really supervise much, honestly.  We also feed him veggie dogs on occasion.  He has had no issues with chewing before swallowing- something I continue to credit to baby-led weaning.

 

Trolls with Spoons?  I recall someone mentioning that ages ago... seriously it's a board where people rank on other people?  Kali, WTH?!  What a thing to pick on!  And I figured Kathy was referring to CPS... that has happened to several people on MDC- you can find all sorts of posts about it, especially in the UC forum.  Are any of the rest of us ridiculed on that board?

 

Jaimee, people have given you a very skewed view of what that site is.  Kali, that is not why you left that board.

I think glassesgirl's original point stands. The internet is not private.  Becky has made some questionable choices and she is very well known around the internet because of her presence on multiple boards, her multiple facebook accounts, and the fact that she uses her real name and makes herself very identifiable if someone were, for instance, concerned about the safety of her children and wanted to help that situation.

post #590 of 734

Why yes, many of us are being ridiculed there..  I really can't imagine a less classy way to present yourself on the internet than by bashing on other people.  I would never consider taking the information that I've learned here and using it against someone to make them look bad.  Poor Becky, that's all I have to say about her.  She is young and has had a lot of adversity, she's trying really hard to do right by those kids.    Congrats J you win the award for being a total smuck, I think you just pushed several more people out of this DDC.  (this is ONLY what J said about me, not anyone else)  If you enjoyed my company and you're friends with me on Facebook, I will see you over there.  Good bye all.  

 

"I am heading to bed but I'll say this: Someone from my DDC has a bipolar husband with IBS-like issues. He quit his well-paying corporate job, tried to sell bird aviaries for a living, had a manic episode and his wife called the police, then he was medicated and they decided they needed a CHANGE! Sell the house! Buy an old bus! Travel the country! And then they decided they could magikally heal his bipolar with GAPS so they've been on the diet for, I think, the better part of a year. She is constantly shoving it down our throats- another mother's DD was diagnosed with asperger's and of course Woo-ster recommended she put her on GAPS. So, finally, there was a debate wherein GAPS woo-ster defended the diet because "we've been eating meat forever and evers so CHA" and other posters were like, well, but, it is pseudo-scientific quackery. Backpedalling, backpedalling, projecting, annnndddd then it fizzled out. 


But guize, the GAPS diet is totes working to heal his bipolar. :crazyass: Oh! and GAPS will improve their eyesight and make their teeth straight! And another mama from the DDC has serious, serious depression and is "treating" that with GAPS and is wondering why it just isn't helping and she still hates her life even after being on the diet for 6+ months. :iiam:"

post #591 of 734

How's that different from what you just did to me, Abra?  There's a lot of overlap between this DDC and users over there.  

Becky is trying really hard and definitely has had a lot of adversity.  If you read there at all you'd know that they are trying to HELP becky by offering resources, support, and supplies like proper carseats for her kids.  Unfortunately, Becky doesn't want the help.  

post #592 of 734

Okay.... is our DDC blowing up right now?  People are leaving.  Is this how we want it all to end?

post #593 of 734
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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

 

Jaimee, people have given you a very skewed view of what that site is.  Kali, that is not why you left that board.

What is the site all about?  How does it differ from MDC?  I only recall hearing that it was a sort of backlash to the perceived attitude some MDCer's have and that's why so much ranking was going on.  I admit I'm curious to know more about it, but at the same time I'd really like to avoid drama.  I don't want our group to implode and get caddy.  I like us.

 

Kali, I realized my previous comment may have been a bit ambiguous... I meant to say, that it's crazy to me that anyone would pick on your comment about your child winning a chess tournament.  How strange. 

post #594 of 734

I didn't want to get sucked into this, but yeah... getting serious.

 

I feel like I am a neutral party here. I do not post at TWWS and never have. I only post here. But I lurk there occasionally and have friends there. So here goes:

 

1. No, 99% of members of this DDC are not mentioned there. 99.999999999% of conversations there have nothing to do with MDC. It is not an anti-MDC board. There used to be a MDC related section, but it was closed over a year ago. There are numerous other places that snark MDC. Dr. Amy anyone?? 

 

2. I do not agree with everything that has been said there regarding Becky. And I really wish it wasn't out in the open. Becky knowing about that helps NO ONE. I care about Becky. She has had a hard life and is doing the best she can. And I feel like the DDC has been a safe space for her. I really hope she stays here. Becky, do you hear me!?? We love you and want you to stay. 

 

3. With that said, I have seen the TWWS ladies freaking help people. Like go all in, help people. There have been numerous times where people have posted on MDC seeking help, nothing happens, Trolls call them over and really make a difference in that person's life. Okay, so maybe they can be a bit extra snarky. I think we err too much on the other side. We (MDC not just our DDC) will let a person post all kinds of crazy, poor choice stuff and never even lift an eyebrow. Sometimes people need more than hugs. And I am 100% guilty, too. I am not excluding myself or pointing a finger at any one! 

 

4. I would like to think we are all mature enough to disagree and still stay together.

 

5. Abra, really? I just... don't know what to say. If J has "pushed you out," see #4 above. 

post #595 of 734
I don't have plans to go anywhere. I like this group as well.
post #596 of 734

Amanda summed it up well.  I like everyone here.  When I disagree I say so.  I don't sugarcoat it.  People don't like that.  shrug.gif  I get it.   I think pulling a quote from another site without context is a shitty move and yes it is snarky but 1. no names are mentioned and 2. it fits with the board culture there.  So, flame me if you want to- I'm a big girl, I can handle it.  

post #597 of 734

There is tact, and then there's just plain mockery. Also, it's pretty obvious that anyone who mocks others has some personal issues of their own going on. Otherwise, there's just no reason to do it. Period. That's juvenile behavior--- the kind of bully-type behavior that adolescents experience. Grown women with kids of their own should be better than that (if for no reason other than to model good behavior for their children!). Who cares if it's in supposed "secret" on a message board where the subject of ridicule wouldn't normally see it. It's not the same as calling a friend on the phone and harmlessly venting/gossiping, or chatting with a friend over coffee. This situation is public. It's cyber-ridicule, and for what gain? Have some self-respect, people! (Not pointing this towards anyone in particular, btw.)

 

And I'm sorry, J, but if that was in fact you who posted that message on the trolls board, it doesn't matter what the board culture there is or the fact that no names were mentioned... It's a reflection of character. And it's pretty sad, because I recall talking to you on the phone when Christina was going through her really rough period, and you acted so sincerely concerned about her. Then you later mocked her? The mention of Abra's situation speaks for itself. I'm shaking my head over here.

 

Again, there are direct ways of expressing dissenting opinions that are all good and fine, and then there are rather tactless ways. Being sensitive to people by choosing words wisely doesn't mean you're sugarcoating things. It can be the difference between using a few extra words in a post to soften a message. Come on, we're all smart well-educated ladies here.

 

I am with Sara on this one... I don't really worry what strangers are saying about me. If they're spending their time mocking me, a stranger, then they have far more problems than I do. Besides, the people who go through the most adversity are often stronger for it down the road, and I wouldn't trade a day of my life for that of someone who has it super easy but is lacking in other areas of their life (or brain?).

 

If anybody wants to mock me for my anxiety and depression, have at it! I'd love to show them the video of me giving my valedictorian speech in front of thousands of people in a major city arena and sincerely choking up as I shared my history of anxiety and depression obstacles that once prevented me from reaching my goals. It moved a lot of people who came up and thanked me afterward. How many people can say they did something that big, let alone while dealing with illness? The end.

post #598 of 734

You can make whatever assumptions you want about my character.   

 

If you can't see why thinking that eating a certain diet will heal mental illness is eyeroll worthy, I don't know what to say.  There are children involved in these situations and parents getting adequate help for mental illness isn't just about their own wellbeing, it is for the welfare of their children.  I am and was concerned about Christina and Rhyko.  That doesn't have anything to do with the fact that I think eating a certain diet to cure depression is, like I've said here before, pseudoscience and quackery.

post #599 of 734
Gah! Hate drama! Make it stop!

I didn't read any Christina snark in that quote. I don't know anyone who mocks anyone for mental illness. J was hating on GAPS, not depression.
post #600 of 734

I have anxiety and depression too, and I wouldn't snark that.  I sought treatment that has made a world of difference in my life and my kids' lives.  

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