Mamas, thank you for a wonderful discussion!!
I think that we have come to a point in this thread that all the points of view have been discussed. I believe it to be a valuable thread, so I will keep it around, but I'm going to lock it to further discussion.
Also, some posts have been removed, primarily for Violating this part of the User Agreement:
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