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post #301 of 474
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I mean, I never thought of Paganism or any of the Earth-based religions as being "crunchier" than any other religion... but is it possible?
I know a LOT of pagans that are merely mouthpieces for the mother and little else... not very crunchy when it comes to birthing, bfing, MOTHERING... anything AP... Seems they like the dress-up and ritual part, but putting it into everyday action seems a little "barbaric" or uncivilized to them. : I have actually seen people wince when I tell them I kept/buried my placentas, speak of cloth mama pads or using the rinsewater for said pads in my garden (when i had one) I guess there are hypocrites in every religion from what I've observed.

Wow, I just got done with a 20 day stint in the desert. I am sandblasted and a bit hammered. We've parked the camper in a nice resort park near the city for a couple days... now it's time to sip a cold one, lay by the pool and RELAX. (I never thought I would need a vacation from camping! )
post #302 of 474
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Originally Posted by salt_phoenix View Post
Wow, I just got done with a 20 day stint in the desert. I am sandblasted and a bit hammered. We've parked the camper in a nice resort park near the city for a couple days... now it's time to sip a cold one, lay by the pool and RELAX. (I never thought I would need a vacation from camping! )
post #303 of 474
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I guess there are hypocrites in every religion from what I've observed.
Isn't that the truth!! (and the root of a LOT of all of our problems) IMO, MOST faith systems are actually pretty crunchy at their cores, but the vast majority of participants don't choose to read into their own doctrines that way. Anyone who has read the Bible should probably (again, IMO) consider themselves an environmentalist, but a LOT of the current Christian groups have very little to do with this issue:.

Sorry I've been out! We were camping in the Ozarks! Ben got to go on his first canoe trip. He and daddy went with my parents. Molly and I stayed back in the cabin. It was fun (other than some bee stings for Ben, and spider bites for DH and I) though a little crazy. I kept thinking of Salt Phoenix and the life in the camper. I used to think that I could LOVE a life on the go, but after the last 5 days, I'm not so sure.

Also, I'm cranky...3rd visit from AF already, even though I am EBF day and night. She never goes longer than 3 hours without eating day or night, and AF is already back. Don't mean to be too witchy, but I'm pissed at my uterine lining. Couldn't I just have a few free months!??
Dea, mine has been really long each time, too. But it hasn't been heavy the whole time. This time, it was spotting for 4 days and then started full flow, and hasn't let up yet. We'll see how long it lasts. Hope your procedure goes well!

Sleep is still quite broken, but I am working hard to get to a place of acceptance on the issue. The fact of the matter is that I am not willing to force her into anything right now, and I don't believe in CIO, so I need to embrace that we are co-sleeping together right now, awake 5-10 times, and DH is in the other room with DS. BUT, this phase will last only a short while, and then she will never be my LO again. DH and I will sleep together for the rest of our lives, we don't need the next few months. (However, please don't hold it against me if I break down now and then if I get a little tired).

Hi to all the returning and "popping in" mamas!!: Hang in there birthmommom!

Off to do some more catch-up reading!
post #304 of 474
cwoodard cute pic!!

salt_phoenix thank you for the postcard!!!

lovetobemama
sorry about af. she is still missing here

Dea good luck ttc!!!

birthmommom hang in there

So... Ashlee is really crawling now as of yesterday. She started out frog hopping ( to cute) now she is crawling. She is just like her brother, he crawled early too. I kinda wish it werent so soon but I cant stop her. I am uploading a video right now. i will post it later
post #305 of 474
Ok, the video is finally uploaded. Here is the video of Ash crawling . She can crawl better on carpet. Just happend to get it on video on the wood floor

Ashlee crawling
post #306 of 474
Aww, Allyn.

Emily, I hope better sleep is on the way!

Sharun, OMG! I can't believe Ashlee is crawling like that! SO cute.

And as for crunchiness in religion, I agree with Emily. It seems most religions at their core are "crunchy" but people always pick and choose what areas of religion are tolerable to practice! That said, I'm Unitarian Universalist, and it's pretty common for women at my church to be breastfeeding, homebirthing, baby-wearers. It's pretty cool, actually.
post #307 of 474
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Originally Posted by lovetobemama View Post
I used to think that I could LOVE a life on the go, but after the last 5 days, I'm not so sure.
If I could lounge away days by the pool in a nice resort rv park, it would be cake; it's the 20 days in the desert (and what I faced there) that nearly made me a violent woman.

Nothing like living in cramped quarters and facing ALL of the elements (natural and man-made) for extended periods of time to really show you ALL of your facets.
post #308 of 474
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Originally Posted by salt_phoenix View Post
I know a LOT of pagans that are merely mouthpieces for the mother and little else... not very crunchy when it comes to birthing, bfing, MOTHERING... anything AP... Seems they like the dress-up and ritual part, but putting it into everyday action seems a little "barbaric" or uncivilized to them. : I have actually seen people wince when I tell them I kept/buried my placentas, speak of cloth mama pads or using the rinsewater for said pads in my garden (when i had one) I guess there are hypocrites in every religion from what I've observed.

Wow, I just got done with a 20 day stint in the desert. I am sandblasted and a bit hammered. We've parked the camper in a nice resort park near the city for a couple days... now it's time to sip a cold one, lay by the pool and RELAX. (I never thought I would need a vacation from camping! )
OH yeah, that's true. I hate that it is, but it's true. They love the fun stuff, but to actually live by some of the principles. Ugh I've seen enough of that. It actually made me reconsider my offical Pagan/Witch label for a while.

Ugh camping in the desert? in JULY!?! Woman you are a beast!! I've done it overnight once, ick never again. I looove your postcard by the way! Oh that reminds me of my other advice: Never go to a Drive-In Movie in August in the Desert. If it's 111 at 9 pm it will be 105 at midnight and that's still too hot even in moonlight...

I agree with you too Lovetobemama!!

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Originally Posted by applecore View Post
Aww, Allyn.

Emily, I hope better sleep is on the way!

Sharun, OMG! I can't believe Ashlee is crawling like that! SO cute.

And as for crunchiness in religion, I agree with Emily. It seems most religions at their core are "crunchy" but people always pick and choose what areas of religion are tolerable to practice! That said, I'm Unitarian Universalist, and it's pretty common for women at my church to be breastfeeding, homebirthing, baby-wearers. It's pretty cool, actually.
I've been meaning to try the UU local(ish) church where I live! I've been there a few times liked it, then winter came and I stayed off the roads when I didn't have to be. Now I'm shy, but want to go back.

Gen! HAHA!! I had that discovery a few weeks ago myself! Ewww to say the least. The problem is I get so involved in getting rid of the stinky neck cheese that I forget about the ear funk.

Allyn, so glad to see you here. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Dea!! Hiya! It's nice to have local people isn't it. I've found a group near here too, I'm just starting to get involved.

cdwoodard, that is one cuuuttte little boy!

Mommas I'm sorry I know I've missed a few (alot), it's been a while since I posted. to all of you. I miss our DDC it's so much easier to keep up!

: to everyone who's popping back in!

Doing ok here. I think DD has been fighting off an ear infection part of this week. Sun/MOn/Tues she was doing this little leaning thing with her left ear, and sleeping alot. I popped alot of Vit C and zinc, as I was feeling a cold coming on. She seemed alot better Wed/Thurs and I'm not feeling the cold take hold (knock wood), so I think we're kicking it.
post #309 of 474
Julie-- I totally understand needing a vacation from camping. The amount of DIRT that comes home with us from 4qf is just ridiculous.

Speaking of, it appears I was reading last year's description of the Shapeshifter's Ball... and this is this years:

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Originally Posted by Body Tribal Info
9:30 P.M. - midnight ‘Shapeshifters Ball’ the first major ceremonial of the weekend. Join us in an amazing dance party of wonder dressed as your most fabulous self. Bring dress up cloths to share and give away at Em's KaliMart with Black Light Specials. Feel free to enter the Hall of Mirrors and engage in your own transformation. How will you shift your shape? This is an experiential ceremony, so come prepared to throw yourself into an experience like no other. Together, we will divine, dress up, dance, and explore our roles in a social setting. Bring a costume/clothing to share. If you can not arrive by 9:30PM, the ceremony runs till midnight, just show up when you are able!
*sigh* I'm still gonna have to do the newspaper thing, though. I will find an excuse... just not this. This time... I need sparklies.
post #310 of 474
I am home from vacation! Lots of unpacking to do.. blah! Will check in later after I read the posts from the week!

HUGS!
post #311 of 474
My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.
post #312 of 474
Mamas, I am not going to have a chance for my replies before we are gone for the weekend I will try my darndest when we get back (we're staying at my parents with my 2 brothers, SIL and nephew and going to the Ann Arbor art fair together) We did make a pretty sweet felt board (IMO) with the daycare kids yesterday and today, though, picture in my blog (in my sig) I am very excited about it.

Sarah - You and your mum are in my heart : Best of wishes, be strong, mama
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My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.
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Sarah, my thoughts and prayers are with your mom, you, and your family right now!!! Update us when the chance comes. We'll be thinking of you.!! s
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Ok, the video is finally uploaded. Here is the video of Ash crawling . She can crawl better on carpet. Just happend to get it on video on the wood floor

Ashlee crawling
I can't believe one of them is crawling!!! That scares me. I do realize she's over a month older than mine, but this is scary stuff.

I can't keep up with this thread and chore wars is too much of a chore, and it doesn't have the kinds of chores I do, example: brush hair and teeth, apply deodorant, load up car with two kids and run errands and get groceries without anyone melting down. That should be like 1000 points.

My little guy is teething like mad and he's so cute. His big sister cracks me up. She was playing outside with grandpa and I heard her cry, so I went out to see what happened. She had skidded down a big rock in the parking strip. She runs up to me and says Mommy, "you need to strap my shoe and kiss my butt", which I did and then she ran back to the same rock and climbed back up. They just only seem to get cuter!
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My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.

Oh your family is in my thoughts..
post #317 of 474
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My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.
I will think of her. I hope all is well!
much love.
post #318 of 474
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My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.
Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Hope everything is well.
post #319 of 474
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My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.
Thinking of you and hoping for the best!:
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My mom is being life flighted. they think heart attack. i'm out the door as soon as dave gets home. please pray for her/us.

Thinking of you.


Love to all - I'll have to catch up later - my big kids are home on a visit for the first time in 3 weeks. :
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