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post #41 of 236
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 37.
Where are you? Wisconsin
Are you currently PG? No.
Are you/Did you UP? Yes.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? We told some, not most.
Have you UCed before? Once.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? almost 39
How long have you been with your s.o.? 14 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2: 4 yo and 13 mos.
Will your older children be present for the birth? Eldest was in the house, but downstairs during birth.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? A lot, sling/carrier outside on walks or shopping. Lots of carrying.
Cloth-diaper? yes. exclusively with dd2
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? N/A, but against it.
Homeschool? Unschoolers.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) vegetarian.
post #42 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 19
Where are you? Wahiawa, Hawaii
Are you currently PG? Yes, due in November!
Are you/Did you UP? No, but I'm keeping prenatal visits to a minimum. I've had 3 so far, and I'm 30 weeks.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some, but not those who I get negative vibes from.
Have you UCed before? Nope
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 22
How long have you been with your s.o.? we got married last December.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Not yet
Will your older children be present for the birth? N/A
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, DH is deployed, so it will be just me and baby the first 9 months
Wear your baby? plan to
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? of course!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Undecided-- looking at info
Circumcise your baby? no way.
Homeschool? it's a possibility.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Vegetarian
post #43 of 236
Will you/do you:
Watch TV?
The kids watch PBS in the am. Dh and I do not watch TV regularly at all.
Sign with your baby? I have taught all of my children sign language as babies.
Read to your newborn? Not intentionally though I do read to my children so I am sure there is exposure there.
Work outside the home? I have before about 15 hours a week and may again if or when dh goes to med school.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Never daycare or preschool but would consider a Mother's day out kinda thing *maybe*.
Recycle? We have but don't right now. I need to figure out how to do it in this town. Ds asks all the time when we will start.
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? I have no clue what this is.
Own or foster pets? One cat
Follow a religion? I am an athiest. DH believes in a god but we don't do anything with any of it.
Encourage higher education? Both dh and I have been to college and will encourage our children to as well.
Generally support union activity? Haven't formed an opinion on this really.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? I have.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys?
yes
Toy guns? Yes. We will also teach our children how to handle weapons responsibly and only in the company of a supervising adult.
Other toy weapons? Yes my sons love to pretend sword fight.
Branded characters? Not sure what this is either.

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? No.
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Depends.
Homeopathic? No but open to it.
Chiropractic? Not as of yet but may try at the end of this pg for PSD.
Herbal? Yes.
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes.
Ayurvedic? No.
Other/describe? We do our best to eat well and teach our children what a healthy lifestyle is about though we are not strict.
post #44 of 236
Will you/do you:

Watch TV? Nope, but we do watch movies on our computers sometimes.

Sign with your baby? Yes, but not as much as I'd like to do.

Read to your newborn? Yes, usually whatever I'm reading

Work outside the home? I teach a few piano lessons here and there, but I bring the babe.

Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Nope.

Recycle? Yes.

TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? Um, not sure.

Own or foster pets? One awesome dog

Follow a religion? Christianity - the teachings of Jesus Christ, not necessarily the teachings of many of his current followers...

Encourage higher education? Neither encourage nor discourage.

Generally support union activity? Don't know enough about it

Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? We buy in bulk and don't get processed foods... so, I guess we do. We don't buy Nestle because they don't really make anything we would eat and we can get what we do eat from other brands where they do make things we would eat...

Baby posessions:

Plastic baby toys? Unfortunately, yes, but we didn't buy any of them!

Toy guns? No.

Other toy weapons? No.

Branded characters? Hmmmm.... we attempt to avoid.


Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:

Standard medical model (practice-based)? Not often.

Evidence-based conventional medicine? Not often.

Homeopathic? Yes.

Chiropractic? Dh has.

Herbal? Yes!

Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes!

Ayurvedic? Don't know much about this one...

Other/describe? I don't like or trust doctors... I don't feel comfortable with them. I have to be practically dying in order to go to see one :


Are you a feminist? I believe in equal rights and that many women are oppressed. I think that women should be allowed to choose between a family or a career or to choose both. I didn't choose a career, but that's just me.

City, Town or Rural? Town, though someday we hope to be rural

Do you vote? Yes, though I'm not sure how much good it does...

Where do you fall politically? Libertarian.

love and peace.
post #45 of 236
Will you/do you:

Watch TV? we watch tv

Sign with your baby? Yes he knows about 25 signs at 17 months

Read to your newborn? Yes

Work outside the home? I am starting a breastfeeding education business but it is run out of my home but will do classes and home visits out of the home.

Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No

Recycle? Yes.

TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? Not really but kind of!

Own or foster pets? One rescue dog

Follow a religion? earth based

Encourage higher education? I encourage my kids to go for college if it suits them

Generally support union activity? I am fairly neutral on the subject

Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? I don't exactly boycott companies (not formally) but there are many brands I just don't buy because they are crap or support something bad but I don't share about it, its just my personal thing so I feel good about what I buy

Baby posessions: We have many baby possessions but I have never owned a crib

Plastic baby toys? We have a mix of all kinds of toys. My son's favorite things are non-toy items like cell phones, cd players, kitchen utensils etc.

Toy guns? No.

Other toy weapons? we have some water squirters and my 8 yo has a sling shot that he made.

Branded characters? They seem to make their way in but are the first to be tossed when decluttering.

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:

Standard medical model (practice-based)? I would have them set a bone, give pain relief for my husband's kidney stones, x-rays etc.

Evidence-based conventional medicine? yes

Homeopathic? Yes.

Chiropractic? yes

Herbal? Yes

Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes

Ayurvedic? No it doesn't appeal to me

Other/describe? I do most of the health care of my family. I used to work in the standard medicine so have a good understanding and then have done tons of research so I treat most minor things here at home and seek out qualified practitioners for other things, like getting my ds cranio-sacral therapy for his nursing problems.


Are you a feminist? I am female and I believe that we have ever right to be in the world. I don't often identify with feminists because the really outspoken ones seem to not be mothers or don't think being a sahm supports the feminist movement but I am all for women's choices. I love men and respect them too so I don't know what I call myself in that respect.

City, Town or Rural? We live in a city but it has a small town feel

Do you vote? Yes but feel that it is pointless sometimes but I keep at it since women fought so hard to get me that right.

Where do you fall politically? Green

Wendi
post #46 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 27
Where are you? St. Louis
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP?yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I am telling about 3 people before and everybody after

Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 31
How long have you been with your s.o.? together 6.5 years, married for 5
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? one ds, age 3
Will your older children be present for the birth? yes!
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes, but I think we'll try EC this time
Breastfeed? absolutely
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? I did before I knew better with my first, but NEVER again.
Homeschool? kids choice when we get to that stage, but my preference is for unschooling
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) was vegetarian for 8 years with periods of raw, vegan, until this pregnancy. I can't get enough meat now. :
post #47 of 236

Some clarifications

TCS is Taking Children Seriously, a specific philosophy offering an alternative to the prevailing discipline paradigm.

TCC is The Continuum Concept, a parenting philosophy drawn from indigenous behavior that is also non-conventional.

"Consentual living" is a general philosophy in which family members interact non-coercively and find mutually agreeable solutions rather than compromising or asserting authority over others. A "t" is used in consentual, rather than the word consensual, because what is sought is consent and not consensus (which could involve compromise and therefore unnecessary sacrifice).

Union activity I threw in for fun. Well, it's all for fun, but you know what I mean. It's rather random, but I do come upon social advocacy sites all the time in reading about crunchy lifestyles.

Branded characters are portrayals of media characters (such as Dora the Explorer or Elmo or Tigger) on children's products (everything from toys to toothpaste to cereal to candy).

Naturopathy is a holistic medical practice licensed in several states, incorporating nutrition and other natural therapies as the initial approach to treat diseases and help injuries heal.

By "Standard medical model (practice-based)" I mean the usual practice by M.D.'s and those that work with them to do "what we always do" and "what has worked for my patients in the past;" the care you'll get if you don't protest. For example, external fetal monitoring (assuming medical care was sought for an abnormality such as preterm labor).

By "Evidence-based conventional medicine" I mean visiting M.D.'s and requesting treatments that have been shown by scientific trials to be effective and safe. For example, intermittent listening with a fetoscope (assuming medical care was sought for an abnormality such as preterm labor).

I am surprised and encouraged by our similarities. This is fun!
post #48 of 236
PART 2
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Just movies. We don't get any channels.
Sign with your baby? yes.
Read to your newborn? oh yeah.
Work outside the home? I tried for a while, but it's not really worth it.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? I do, but have a hard time getting dh to remember.
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? We're definitely CL
Own or foster pets? not at the moment, but we may be inheriting a pot-bellied pig soon.
Follow a religion? Dh is Rasta. I'm too complicated to explain in this kind of survey, but for simplicity, I usually say pagan.
Encourage higher education? Overrated, in my opinion. I encourage going after what you want in life.
Generally support union activity?yes
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? yes.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? a few from well-meaning relatives
Toy guns? yes.
Other toy weapons? most-definitely, swordsmanship is a passion amongst some of our friends and family as well as for me..
Branded characters? Sure.

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? No.
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Yes.
Homeopathic? Haven't tried it yet.
Chiropractic? No.
Herbal? Yes!! I've been studying remedies for about three years now and almost all illness is handled this way for us now, combined with nutritional support, of course
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes, goes hand in hand with herbal medicine, I think.
Ayurvedic? No.
Other/describe? Yoga and meditation. Trying to get decent sleep.

It's 4:30 AM here, woohoo, pregnancy insomnia.
post #49 of 236
Oo oo more questions!

Are you a feminist? A pro-life feminist. Makes it hard to vote, but I still do.
City, Town or Rural? Town.
Do you vote? Yes. I try to act like a citizen, rather than a subject.
Where do you fall politically? In a scattered and broken fashion. Somewhat Libertarian, somewhat conservative, decidedly not opposed to gay rights.

eta:
Will you/do you:
Use a pacifier with your baby? No artificial nipples.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Allow, yes. Bestow or suggest, no.
post #50 of 236
I have too much free time. Have some more crunchy questions.
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Selectively, probably. I could go without but I think DH will want some.
Sign with your baby? I'd love to!
Read to your newborn? Yes.
Work outside the home? Only as long as I have to.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Not if I can help it, but we might have to for financial reasons.
Recycle? Yes!
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? ???
Own or foster pets? We want pets! We love cats and dogs and possibly some farm-type animals.
Follow a religion? We're Messianic.
Encourage higher education? If that's something our children want. I really want them to get into a job they love, so if that's hair school or technical training, so be it.
Generally support union activity? Huh?
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Possibly. I certainly do for animal-rights reasons!

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? Some, I'm sure as gifts or whatever, but I prefer natural products.
Toy guns? If DH will go along. I don't support violence.
Other toy weapons? Same thing as above.
Branded characters? ???

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? Only in emergencies.
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Yes.
Homeopathic? Yes.
Chiropractic? Yes.
Herbal? Yes
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes.
Ayurvedic? ???
Other/describe? Healthy living, lots of fresh air and excersize, lots of water, ebf, love and support from dh and me, clear values/ morals and the creation of family traditions and memories!
post #51 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 27
Where are you? Bangkok
Are you currently PG? TTC
Are you/Did you UP? no, but I really can't living here or I can't get a birth certificate... I'll probably do 2 prenatals for that reason and do the rest on my own
Are you telling others about your UC plans? no way
Have you UCed before? not yet, I'm an aspiring UCer
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 years
How many children do you currently have? 2. This week they will be 3 and 1.
Will your older children be present for the birth? depends on how old they are when I'm due
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes, more than these past 2
Wear your baby? no
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? never again
Homeschool? maybe
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) vegetarian
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? some
Sign with your baby? some
Read to your newborn? Yes
Work outside the home? no
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? no
Recycle? Yes
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? not sure
Own or foster pets? no
Follow a religion? born again Christian
Encourage higher education? yes
Generally support union activity? depends
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? yes
Baby possessions:
Plastic baby toys? I hate plastic toys but we've got plenty as gifts :
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? yes... DH loves swords... I hate them
Branded characters? I can't even buy socks here w/o some brand
Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? depends, like for some accidents
Evidence-based conventional medicine? depends
Homeopathic? Yes, just started
Chiropractic? not yet, but just found one
Herbal? don't know enough yet
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes, if only I could find one
Ayurvedic? no
Other/describe? I tend to let the midwife model run in other aspects of our "medical" care, though really it should be "wellness" care
Are you a feminist? no
City, Town or Rural? city, but rural is my dream
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? Republican

Will you or Do you:

Use a pacifier with your baby? Yes, but only after nursing is well established and not very much
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Yes, if they choose to

I love MDC, you all make me think!
post #52 of 236
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Rarely. My husband and I have a standing date to watch 24 together, and I at one time watched Seinfeld and the X-Files (now only on DVD.) But for the most part, there are so many other better things to do.
Sign with your baby? No.
Read to your newborn? No.
Work outside the home? No.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? Not enough.
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? No. Well, we come pretty close. But we also do things that I think diehard adherents of these would find appalling.
Own or foster pets? No, I'm allergic, as is one of my children. Sad. We love cats!
Follow a religion? I have definite leanings toward Christian mysticism. NO organized religion. I'm not a good follower and don't trust that other people know more about truth than I do.
Encourage higher education? Under certain circumstances. College has limited value.
Generally support union activity? Yes, yes, absolutely yes.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? No. Ick, ugh, ptewey!
Toy guns? No.
Other toy weapons? Light sabers.
Branded characters? We have a bunch of Groovy Girls, and there is a bit of Spiderman and Scooby Doo lurking around.

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? No.
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Yes.
Homeopathic? No. I'm hugely skeptical. I'd try it if I was desperate though.
Chiropractic? No. I'm open to it, but first I have to understand the difference between the two main camps, which I don't really.
Herbal? About as rarely as we use antibiotics. I want to learn more about it though.
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes. We love our naturopath!
Ayurvedic? No.
Other/describe? Avoid chemicals and stress.

Are you a feminist? Urgh, defined by who? I don't believe sexual identity is mostly socially constructed. But I do believe in equal rights and reproductive rights.
City, Town or Rural? I like all three.(Currently living rurally.)
Do you vote? Yes.
Where do you fall politically? Libertarian/Green.

Use a pacifier with your baby? No.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? None of my children have developed attachments to inanimate objects, but if they did I certainly wouldn't take it away.
post #53 of 236
Watch TV?

We do. The kids have shows that they like, and I am okay with. I don't allow them to watch commercials though. Dh and I watch things together- Lost, Big Love, and this past summer So you think you can Dance. Dh has a degree in dance, so he was thrilled when this came on tv. We're going to see the touring show in October. I also really love food tv and get lots of ideas there. =) So, yeah, we DO watch tv. =)

Sign with your baby?
No.

Read to your newborn?
Yes

Work outside the home?
I have and probably will again, but not with a nursing baby at home. It's too much on me emotionally to be away from them.

Send baby/child to daycare or preschool?
I haven't but I would if everybody gained something from it and it was a school in line with my thinking =)

Recycle?
Yes, though it takes a lot of effort as we don't have curbside pickup.

TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)?
We try to be pretty democratic. Everybody has a say on everything except safety issues.

Own or foster pets?
Not currently

Follow a religion?
We're lazy pagans- rarely any organized events, just quiet appreciation for the world around us, and acknowledgement of our own ability to influence our paths, while at the same time accepting those lessons that the universe offers (whew!)


Encourage higher education?
Encourage? You bet, if it offers something you want to learn that you can't elsewhere! Suggest that it is the best way, or only way, or if you don't gto you're a failure or sub-standard? No.

Generally support union activity?
Totally ignorant.

Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons?
Yes

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys?
Yes. Though fewer than their other toys- wood, and wool, and cotton, and many homemade. I LOVE Waldorf inspired stuff, I buy way too much handmade wool playfood on ebay. I'm a sucker!

Toy guns?
No

Other toy weapons?
We are in the swordsman camp over here too. And Dh plays a pirate pretty often onstage and in promotional gigs. There just isn't away around that!

Branded characters?
Spiderman. But I personally avoid them & toss them out when noone is looking. It's a pet peeve of mine, living here in the land o' disney.

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? No.
Evidence-based conventional medicine? No
Homeopathic? No.
Chiropractic? Yes, as well as rolfing/structural integration, craniosacral & massage therapy
Herbal? Not usually western
Nutritional/naturopathic? In a sense
Ayurvedic? No.
Other/describe? TCM

Are you a feminist?
I have an unfortunate aversion to the word, and my perception of the "movement"

City, Town or Rural?
Town

Do you vote?
Ocasionally


Where do you fall politically?
Disappointed ( I'm a registered independent & my dh is a registered democrat-unfortunately, they confused us! Doesn't give me much faith in our system!)
post #54 of 236
[quote]Will you/do you:
Watch TV? still debatable. but we're thinking of going TV free and just doing DVD rentals.
Sign with your baby? i haven't researched this extensively, but i plan on it.
Read to your newborn? Yes.
Work outside the home? no; i'll work inside the home, unless there's a very special case where the yoga studio/etc would let me sling my baby while i worked, as well as nurse on cue while i worked, etc.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? absolutely!
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? i don't know what this means.
Own or foster pets? bunny (my first 'child') and birth (parakeet).
Follow a religion? yes and no. which one, how, etc, hasn't been decided.
Encourage higher education? yes.
Generally support union activity? yes
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? generally yes.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? No.
Toy guns? no likely
Other toy weapons? perhaps real 'weapons' that have functional use and can be taught--like martial arts weaponry.
Branded characters? still up for discussion

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? situational, usually 'last resort.'
Evidence-based conventional medicine? situates under previous question
Homeopathic? occassionally
Chiropractic? yes
Herbal? yes--i do my own herbalism
Nutritional/naturopathic? yes
Ayurvedic? Yes
Other/describe? balanced living--good diet and proper supplementation (herbalism etc), exercise and physical support, and energy work.

Are you a feminist?
yes, feminists work for human and civil rights for women, children, and all genders, sexes, and sexualities.

City, Town or Rural?
currently town, moving toward city/town situation (LA, which has 'neighborhood' type towns)

Do you vote?
yes, every election possible from local to national

Where do you fall politically? where i agree with the candidate's platforms and their previous histories in governance (if any).
post #55 of 236
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes... :
Sign with your baby? a little
Read to your newborn? no
Work outside the home? no
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? never
Recycle? we use as many reusable products as possible
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? we don't formally practice these things, but it does happen on it's own.
Own or foster pets? looking to adopt a cat
Follow a religion? we don't do organized religion, but we do have faith.
Encourage higher education? definitely
Generally support union activity? umm...
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? try to as much as possible

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? some...i try to limit them
Toy guns? not in my home..
Other toy weapons? swords...:
Branded characters? yeah...

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? no
Evidence-based conventional medicine? in an emergency only
Homeopathic? yes
Chiropractic? looking into it
Herbal? yes
Nutritional/naturopathic? yes
Ayurvedic? no
Other/describe?

EDIT TO ADD:
Are you a feminist? yes
City, Town or Rural? city, but i'd prefer rural..
Do you vote? no..those in power will do what's best for their OWN agenda, regardless of what the people say...
Where do you fall politically? i don't...i'm a combination of libertarian and anarchist :
post #56 of 236
I hope you don't mind me doing this, I plan on doing UC with my future children.

About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 18
Where are you? Central NJ
Are you currently PG? no
Are you/Did you UP? I plan on it
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Depends on who asks, and if i feel comfortable telling them.
Have you UCed before? no

About your family:

How old is your significant other? none yet
How long have you been with your s.o.? n/a
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? none
Will your older children be present for the birth? n/a

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? no
Homeschool? yes, i plan on it.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Not really, don't eat as much junk food as i did growing up.
post #57 of 236

Welcome to the younger set!

joiedevivre184, meet freebirth2!
freebirth2, meet joiedevivre184!

And don't let anyone tell you that you'll change your mind as you get older. I was, at 18 (philosophically), where you two are, and am now expecting my first, 7 years later, UC all the way.

It is beyond awesome to see that some of us may be spared the birthrape experiences that so many here in the UC community have had. :
post #58 of 236
Thread Starter 
Okay I have some new questions...

Will you or Do you:

Use a pacifier with your baby? I probably will.

Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? I don't see how I can prevent it but I most assuredly won't be encouraging it.
post #59 of 236
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Yes, but commercial free and limited
Sign with your baby? Yes
Read to your newborn? Not really
Work outside the home? No
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? All of the time
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? A bit of all
Own or foster pets? Cat
Follow a religion? No, Atheist
Encourage higher education? Yes, but only if that is what is wanted
Generally support union activity? No
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Try as much as I can

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? A few (mostly vintage Fisher price classics)
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? The boys have a magical wand
Branded characters? Yes a few that were given as gifts

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? No
Evidence-based conventional medicine? No
Homeopathic? A few
Chiropractic? Yes, the whole family goes (DH goes 3X a week, DS#2 goes 2X a week, I go once a week and ds#2 goes once a month)
Herbal? Yes
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes, but not much
Ayurvedic? NO
Other/describe? Eat well, walk, use moderation...

Are you a feminist? Depends on the way the word is used...
City, Town or Rural? town
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? Nowhere... Hate the Liberals, the torries, the NDP etc... tired of politics...

ETA
Use a pacifier with your baby? No... never
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? I don't encourage it like some but I wouldn't discourage either if that was my child's choice...
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what's a lovie?
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