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post #21 of 287
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tell us more! sounds interesting. dh would not be into that...but i think i would. we've always dreamed of buying a huge chunk of land (yah right ) and having like-minded people buy pieces of it...turning it into a land co-op of sorts. buuuut. land is so expensive and dh is changing so i doubt that will happen.

*there's another baby there (17 months) who is sweet and patient with Ion. She feeds him and shares with him She is super smart and has tons of signs
*her mama is a really nice apprentice midwife who should be done by the time we're ready
*her papa is a great cook
*there are always children everywhere
*every person we've met seems so kind
*I'd only need to cook once a week!
*there are tons of things for Ion to get into
*I wouldn't have to worry about fixing this house
*sometimes I like to be crabby and alone
*no sexism, racism, homophobia or meat allowed
*dairy/eggs/honey/animal skin drums are present (Ion loves all the drums so I just cringe and bear it)
*lovely garden
*big yard with lots of trees
*organic food (I'm a food nut!)
*pre-existing cats aren't veg and mine are (it's not that hard to keep dogs from sharing, but cats??)
*pretty huge money savings
*energy conserved
*playground next door
*other children are homeschooled
*we've moved every year and I'm tired of it, even though it's only 2 blocks away
*big house


some of the pluses could be minuses too

join me, kris!

what is changing about your husband?
post #22 of 287
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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
*there's another baby there (17 months) who is sweet and patient with Ion. She feeds him and shares with him She is super smart and has tons of signs
*her mama is a really nice apprentice midwife who should be done by the time we're ready
*her papa is a great cook
*there are always children everywhere
*every person we've met seems so kind
*I'd only need to cook once a week!
*there are tons of things for Ion to get into
*I wouldn't have to worry about fixing this house
*sometimes I like to be crabby and alone
*no sexism, racism, homophobia or meat allowed
*dairy/eggs/honey/animal skin drums are present (Ion loves all the drums so I just cringe and bear it)
*lovely garden
*big yard with lots of trees
*organic food (I'm a food nut!)
*pre-existing cats aren't veg and mine are (it's not that hard to keep dogs from sharing, but cats??)
*pretty huge money savings
*energy conserved
*playground next door
*other children are homeschooled
*we've moved every year and I'm tired of it, even though it's only 2 blocks away
*big house


some of the pluses could be minuses too

join me, kris!

what is changing about your husband?
so, you're all in the same house?? do you have a lot of space for yourself?? how many families are there? so, would it be easy to stay vegan there? the good things sound really good. i guess i'd be nervous about getting along with the people that i'm living with...and feeling like i have my "own" space.
post #23 of 287
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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
i have to laugh! i'm sure he'll be fine.



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Oh, I laughed too! And he's totally fine, btw...
post #24 of 287
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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
so, you're all in the same house?? do you have a lot of space for yourself?? how many families are there? so, would it be easy to stay vegan there? the good things sound really good. i guess i'd be nervous about getting along with the people that i'm living with...and feeling like i have my "own" space.
I think we'd get a room or two for ourselves. As far as I know there is one family and various singles and couples. And applying doesn't mean we'd get in.
post #25 of 287
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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
*there's another baby there (17 months) who is sweet and patient with Ion. She feeds him and shares with him She is super smart and has tons of signs
*her mama is a really nice apprentice midwife who should be done by the time we're ready
*her papa is a great cook
*there are always children everywhere
*every person we've met seems so kind
*I'd only need to cook once a week!
*there are tons of things for Ion to get into
*I wouldn't have to worry about fixing this house
*sometimes I like to be crabby and alone
*no sexism, racism, homophobia or meat allowed
*dairy/eggs/honey/animal skin drums are present (Ion loves all the drums so I just cringe and bear it)
*lovely garden
*big yard with lots of trees
*organic food (I'm a food nut!)
*pre-existing cats aren't veg and mine are (it's not that hard to keep dogs from sharing, but cats??)
*pretty huge money savings
*energy conserved
*playground next door
*other children are homeschooled
*we've moved every year and I'm tired of it, even though it's only 2 blocks away
*big house


some of the pluses could be minuses too

join me, kris!

what is changing about your husband?
I would do it just so I only had to cook once a week! But realistically, there is no way I could live with a bunch of other people (or they couldn't live with me, more likely!)
post #26 of 287
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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
I would do it just so I only had to cook once a week! But realistically, there is no way I could live with a bunch of other people (or they couldn't live with me, more likely!)
i hear ya!
post #27 of 287
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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
I think we'd get a room or two for ourselves. As far as I know there is one family and various singles and couples. And applying doesn't mean we'd get in.
so, you'll probably go through some interviews... that will be you a better feel for it all.
post #28 of 287
so, i took the boys to this place near us called zen gardens (beautiful 400 acres with ponds and cliffs) zenon was pretending to fish and fell in head first into a small channel between the little ponds! he was so upset and covered in algae and muck (his ear was full of gunk!) it was actually kinda funny. . it would have been scary if i wasn't right there.
post #29 of 287
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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
so, i took the boys to this place near us called zen gardens (beautiful 400 acres with ponds and cliffs) zenon was pretending to fish and fell in head first into a small channel between the little ponds! he was so upset and covered in algae and muck (his ear was full of gunk!) it was actually kinda funny. . it would have been scary if i wasn't right there.
eeeEEEEE!!! poor little man
post #30 of 287
I walked Ion over to the ER this morning because he's covered in huge bumps. The doctor thinks he's having an extreme reaction to mosquitoes.
post #31 of 287
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I walked Ion over to the ER this morning because he's covered in huge bumps. The doctor thinks he's having an extreme reaction to mosquitoes.
oh man, that stinks! it's hard to prevent those little things from getting you... you'd think, though, with all of the garlic you all eat that'd they wouldn't want to bite you. this stuff works well for us.
post #32 of 287
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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
I walked Ion over to the ER this morning because he's covered in huge bumps. The doctor thinks he's having an extreme reaction to mosquitoes.
Poor Ion! I hope he feels better soon.
post #33 of 287
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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
Poor Ion! I hope he feels better soon.
He doesn't even notice. I hate hate hate itchy things, but he doesn't care at all.
post #34 of 287
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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
He doesn't even notice. I hate hate hate itchy things, but he doesn't care at all.


I also hate hate hate itchy things, I really hated it when I had hives for two weeks (which have finally got away yay!).


Talking of injuries, I am debating the merits of stopping Desmond's DTaP series of shots. We selectively vax, and after the 3rd DTaP he had a hard spot on his leg. Well 2 months later it is still there. The nurse DH called said it is a minor effect of the DTaP and could take up to a year to go away. I'm just not sure I feel like a lump in his leg that takes a year to go away is all that minor. So I need to discuss with DH what we want to do about it, I am really leaning towards stopping the series for now though.
post #35 of 287
Hi mamas! I can't believe it's June... when was May???

Here are the latest pics of Sophie. She's been walking for about three weeks now!

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Sophie continues to say anything we say... which is bad b/c mommy likes to say sh--. I tell people she's saying shirt. She is my verbal girl!

It's so crazy to go to the park and have her just run off and play! Now when I hold her, it hits me, that my body just missed her snuggled on me!

I like the idea of a commune but only if it were like separate houses on the same land... I know sharing walls etc is best ecologically, but I need my space, and DH realllly needs his space. Sounds interesting, tho!

finnsmama-- I can only dream of randomly finding an MDC babysitter! DH is really frustrated that his folks (who we will use when we finally leave Sophie... we are lazy and have not gone on our planned date yet!) are not super responsive to our trying to explain AP to them, and how they are MANIC around her... grabbing toys from her hand to play FOR her, ya know? I think we're finally getting through and the last couple times we've hung out they were a bit calmer. They've seen her almost every week for over a year! It's time to calm down and sit and eat for five minutes when your son gets you a nice meal, instead of playing manically on the floor with Sophie! DH was ticked they didnt' really get to see the "real" Sophie, how she plays with just us around. But it's getting better.

I canNOT wait for my trip to my hometown in two and a half weeks! I get to stay with my parents for a week and a half, and my sister will visit, and my bro lives right there, and my mom runs a daycare so lots of kids for Sophie to play with before I even get out of my PJs! Heaven!!! Plus my old friend is getting married so I get to show Sophie off to a bunch of old school chums
post #36 of 287
Erm so can I feel like the worst mother ever tonight? Desmond had come upstairs with me to run around for a few minutes before we put him to bed. Anyways I forgot to close the top gate fully. He was running between our bedroom and the nursery (where he likes to go and explore) while I was going to the bathroom. I heard him babbling so I wasn't worried all of a sudden I hear *thump* *thump* *thud*! He had gone through the gate and was climbing down the stairs and apparently got distracted and fell! Poor baby. He is fine now, but it so wasn't a sound either me or DH, who was still downstairs really ever wanted to hear.

The ironic part of this whole story is I had talked on the phone to my Mother earlier this evening and commented on how good he is at going up and especially down stairs. And she had noted that yeah at that point you don't really need to worry about them, though you still need to watch them just in case the fall. So of course he falls down the stairs tonight.

Poor baby boy, he was fine after about 3 minutes of crying and happily climbed down and up the stairs within 5 minutes of his accident, so we aren't worried about him. But my stomach dropped when I heard that first *thud*.
post #37 of 287
Can I play?!?!

I have been a semi-lurker for a while now, and thought I would come play. My dd Lizzie was born on April 20, 2007, and I have a ds Logan who will be 5 in August.

I thought I would chime in on the commune discussion if no one minds. We do not live on a commune by any stretch of the imagination, but we live in a small community where almost all of our neighbors are relatives (pretty much for miles). My dh's family has owned the land for over 200 years, and we have a family/community farm that we all work. I say all... most of us work - but that's a later discussion!

It really is nice, and I am glad to be here, but it was a REALLY hard adjustment for me. I was raised in a big city, and when we moved here it was culture shock to say the least. I love it now! For one, our mortgage is half what our rent was!

There are definitely disadvantages, everyone knows everything about you, your kids, your dogs..... and they all have an opinion. But maybe that is just family! Good luck with your decision. That's a tough one.

Thanks for letting me "butt-in"!

Oh and Tabrizia, just so you know you're not the worst mother ever - when I was 7 months prego with dd I fell down the stairs while getting on to ds for running down them!!!
post #38 of 287
Welcome Workjw!!

Tabrizia: it happens to all of us. At least he's fine!!

Finnsmama: I laughed about the snails, how funny!! I feel worse for the snail than Arlo though, imagine being crunched alive?

St.Margaret: Sophie is so beautiful!!! She looks so old though, like a proper little girl, then again I say that everytime I see pictures of her! Maybe it's her long hair?

Hanno: love the idea of a commune, but as pp stated, I'd only be in if I'd have my own house on a communal land. I really need my privacy/space... But it all depends on your personality. Would be great for Ion, that's for sure!

I had a rough night last night, romi is getting sick. And dh, well, he's a man . Last night he went out with her in the stroller (this is what he does every night to put her to sleep) and got super mad cause she'd wake up everytime he came back home. So he'd slam the door and say : I have to go back out! Did you hear me?
Of course I heard you, the whole neighbourhood heard you. I was just ignoring you.
Seriously, he could put her to bed at home if he wanted, but he says she'll wake back up, so ok fine, do whatever you want. But don't get mad cause she's waking up!
And don't wake up Liam in the process. Sheesh.
post #39 of 287
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workjw!

We're still awaiting my summer break here - just over a week left until I am a SAHM (for the summer)!
post #40 of 287
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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
Erm so can I feel like the worst mother ever tonight? Desmond had come upstairs with me to run around for a few minutes before we put him to bed. Anyways I forgot to close the top gate fully. He was running between our bedroom and the nursery (where he likes to go and explore) while I was going to the bathroom. I heard him babbling so I wasn't worried all of a sudden I hear *thump* *thump* *thud*! He had gone through the gate and was climbing down the stairs and apparently got distracted and fell! Poor baby. He is fine now, but it so wasn't a sound either me or DH, who was still downstairs really ever wanted to hear.

The ironic part of this whole story is I had talked on the phone to my Mother earlier this evening and commented on how good he is at going up and especially down stairs. And she had noted that yeah at that point you don't really need to worry about them, though you still need to watch them just in case the fall. So of course he falls down the stairs tonight.

Poor baby boy, he was fine after about 3 minutes of crying and happily climbed down and up the stairs within 5 minutes of his accident, so we aren't worried about him. But my stomach dropped when I heard that first *thud*.
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Can I play?!?!

I have been a semi-lurker for a while now, and thought I would come play. My dd Lizzie was born on April 20, 2007, and I have a ds Logan who will be 5 in August.

I thought I would chime in on the commune discussion if no one minds. We do not live on a commune by any stretch of the imagination, but we live in a small community where almost all of our neighbors are relatives (pretty much for miles). My dh's family has owned the land for over 200 years, and we have a family/community farm that we all work. I say all... most of us work - but that's a later discussion!

It really is nice, and I am glad to be here, but it was a REALLY hard adjustment for me. I was raised in a big city, and when we moved here it was culture shock to say the least. I love it now! For one, our mortgage is half what our rent was!

There are definitely disadvantages, everyone knows everything about you, your kids, your dogs..... and they all have an opinion. But maybe that is just family! Good luck with your decision. That's a tough one.

Thanks for letting me "butt-in"!

Oh and Tabrizia, just so you know you're not the worst mother ever - when I was 7 months prego with dd I fell down the stairs while getting on to ds for running down them!!!
it does happen to all of us! at least he's fine!! don't worry!

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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
I had a rough night last night, romi is getting sick. And dh, well, he's a man . Last night he went out with her in the stroller (this is what he does every night to put her to sleep) and got super mad cause she'd wake up everytime he came back home. So he'd slam the door and say : I have to go back out! Did you hear me?
Of course I heard you, the whole neighbourhood heard you. I was just ignoring you.
Seriously, he could put her to bed at home if he wanted, but he says she'll wake back up, so ok fine, do whatever you want. But don't get mad cause she's waking up!
And don't wake up Liam in the process. Sheesh.
sorry to hear about your rough night! man, parenting can be frustrating!!! (sometimes mainly b/c of dps!!!)

welcome workjw!

i just had waaaay too much fun going out with some friends of mine...we went to see sex and the city and then (i guess) tried to feel like we were living the "sex and the vermont city" life and went out on the town. i'm actually on this thing at 2:15am and not b/c of nursing my little one!
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