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Old 03-10-2007, 11:34 PM
 
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Hey all! Managed a 20 minute nap this afternoon. Sitting up with Nate in the Maya Wrap, also napping.

Pancake, the artwork is.... amazing!! I used to have a deviantart account in college for my writing. It's such a great forum, especially for constructive feedback from other artists/writers.

Introductions....I'm Anna, DH is Sam. We have two boys: Aidan who is almost 2 1/2, and Nate who is almost 8 months, and we're expecting a new little one in October. Sam works the night shift as a supervisor at the Sony plant here. I'm currently at home and getting ready to return to school (elementary education). Sam hopes to follow suit in the fall (graphic design and accounting).

Nate's doing so much lately....and sleeping so little. He's developed a little type A personality. He started crawling two weeks ago and has really got some speed! And he's curious and into EVERYTHING. Aidan was very chill and laid back, but Nate wants to dump the cat food, play in the water bowl, unplug things and stick his little fingers in the electrical sockets, and devour everything he comes across. And he screams bloody murder when something is taken away from him. The hottest point of contention between himself and Aidan lately has been that he's terribly interested in Aidan's beloved train track, and tends to tear it apart when he gets his hands on it. Neither Aidan nor myself know how to put it back together properly (it's rather intricate), and it MUST be put back together PROPERLY, as Aidan is very into order right now. Like, when he puts it away, he gathers all the pieces that are the same size and shape, lines them up so they are sitting on top of one another perfectly, and then puts them away. So, anyway, Nate tears it up, Aidan comes in and can't play with it, and we have to wait for Daddy to get up in the afternoon to put it back together. And Aidan knows exactly who the culprit is and wants to go after him. I just can't keep up with this baby! He's so busy! :

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: Thanks for all the sweet compliments on Thing 1's artwork. Elsanne, I can't figure out 'foment,' if that's a typo or a word I don't know.
OMG, just because I can, and because you set me straight on gifting things...
Here's foment.

: I had to look it up because I couldn't figure it out either.
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Holy Moly. I cannot keep up with you ladies ever. Our babies are 8 months old ALREADY !?!? Yikes.

I got af at 5 mo pp. Kinda sucks.

I'm Jocelyn; a sahm and wife and childbirth educator. I have two gorgeous girls. Cadence is 2 1/2 and Willow is 8 months.

I never get to catch up but I think you you all and your little ones. Love and Peace.
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I'm Sandrine, sahm to 3 dds. 4yrs old, 3yrs old and almost 8mths old. Dh is a hs teacher. We been married for almost 7yrs.

Sand, Mom to three girls and a new SON!!!!  babyboy.gif Born on March 7th, 2011  I get to do these again:   bfinfant.gifslingboy.gifcd.gif
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: Thanks for all the sweet compliments on Thing 1's artwork. Elsanne, I can't figure out 'foment,' if that's a typo or a word I don't know. He's always been very into art and drawing, but he's definitely taken off in the past year. He's also been scanning in his art and modifying it with the computer, so a whole new world of possibility for him.

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fomentar in spanish = to encourage. Somewhere they share Latin roots and I am mildly pleased with myself that I made Juice look up a word.


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I'm Sandrine, sahm to 3 dds. 4yrs old, 3yrs old and almost 8mths old. Dh is a hs teacher. We been married for almost 7yrs.
Sandrine, who is currently uninspired. C'mon girl, give us some goods on ya!
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I'm mira (to the camp and internet world at least), a Christian SAHM to EP and wife to a navy cop. DS was born the day after my birthday after a speedy and quite manageable labor and delivery on the toilet at the hospital. We're stationed in Sicily right now, but will be building a house on 86 acres in western NY state in a few years so DH can be a trooper and I can teach nursery school and make good use of my degree (BA, no masters yet). I've got a blog (link in my sig) and that's how we stay connected with family in the states. I don't post here all that often, but do read and am amused and informed by the july ddc on a constant basis.
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OMG, just because I can, and because you set me straight on gifting things...
Here's foment.

: I had to look it up because I couldn't figure it out either.
well, thank you!

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fomentar in spanish = to encourage. Somewhere they share Latin roots and I am mildly pleased with myself that I made Juice look up a word.
and again.

Ftmp, I didn't do anything. He wouldn't accept any art instruction until he was 10, and now he does take one lesson/week with an instructor who reallly gets his style (but also has a lot of traditional art education). The only thing I *could* do to encourage him was keep good materials around and out and organized.
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Morning, all! Feeling sluggish this morning. I daylight savings time but I have a hard time adjusting the first day. Tomorrow should be interesting getting ds ready for school.

Saturday we took the kids to a local daffodil festival. A lot of fun was had by all and I have some pics to share. I uploaded all these to send to family, and I don't have time to pare them down. Feel free to look at as many or as few as you like.
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Sarenka, a counselor as in therapist? Oh, the answer to all my prayers!
Of course I'm the answer to all your prayers :
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Aydensmama, I meant to say earlier that Mason looks wonderful. I'd have no idea of his earlier troubles. Are there any lasting effects that you know of? He looks like he's right on target!
The above qoute was many pages back...but he has healed really well! No permanent damages as of now, except not being able to get insurance. We see more speacialists for check ins every year...next one Dec. 07. Thanks!

I just read 6 pages....ouch! After the boys being sick, I had an adjustment to the clinginess and trying to get all the caught up work done at home and the office. DH finally helped though.

There have been such pretty pictures, and I have well wishes to mamas of sick kids, and heartaches in their lives.

I am Heather, married to my dh for three years, with two boys, Ayden 27 months, and Mason almost 8 months!!!! (time flies). I own a swimming pool management company with my mom (we do maint., and get lifeguards for neighborhood HOA). We have 350+ employees in the summer months! I love my job, because my boys can come with me, and I can work from home a lot, but people have to help out a lot in the summer! Mason is my miracle baby, as the days after his birth were touch and go!

Oh yeah, and I have lost 9 pounds on WW and personal training sessions!

SECRET TIME: I took a preggo test cause dh has not been very careful the last two times we DTD. It was neg, and I saved one for next month, cause AF has not returned and I would hate to walk around preggo and not know???!!!????!!!??? It would rock me a bit if I got a +, because I still have not recovered from the emotional havoc Mason's birth and recovery took on me! I am thinking about going and getting the shot...anyone on it?

Ok enough ramblings from me!

Busy wife to dh for 5 years and mama to ds1 (11.09.04), ds2 (7.17.06) and ds3 coming Aug 09. :::
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So on 3/14 at 1:59 pm we should all send Maria Happy Pi Day PMs.
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I've been lurking a lot and not posting my thoghts. I know, you're surprised. I've been posting, but it's not been what i've wanted to post, just snippets. So here's my attempt to catch up. I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff.


First of all, Sabbath, I'm so sorry for your loss. Another loss. I wish I could give you a real hug.

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WHERE'S PAV????
Living her real life. I know someone already answered you already, but I wanted to get the Pav vibe going again. I miss her. I want her to come back. And I kinda vny her real life. I told dh earlier that i was sad because you guys are my online friends and not my real friends.

[QUOTE=TanyaS;7468605Yeah, because there is a problem today with 20 year olds unable to leave their parents' beds.

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People say these things to me. Usually, it's more like she'll never.... Like when Emma was turning 1 and I was asked repeated about weaning her. When I said no, people would say, if you don't wean her now, she'll never wean. I just started replying, good that's my plan, then she can never leave to college without me. That always shuts people up. They are not sure if I'm joking or not because if I'm willing to nurse a 2 or 3 year old, perhaps it is my plan to nurse her forever.



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JoyofPoop, I am so glad she went! That must be such a relief for both of you.
that's a lovely new nickname you have found for me. Pretty much sums it up. I'm still pretty excited when I get a dirty, smelly diaper.

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Joy - yay for the poop!! Please don't install conversational filters. I like you the way you are!!
I can't tell you how much I appreciated reading this. My slef-esteem has not been up to par lately. I'm not feeling loved. or very good about myself at all. So thanks for liking me how I am. I am very out there with everything and I can be overwhelming to people.



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That's the new one! I've read that many hypothyroid people prefer it. I'm not happy with my results over the last 5-10 years, so I'm giving it a try. If it works, the extra perk is it is A LOT cheaper than the two separate meds I was taking.

And they put the newsreport online! That beautiful little thumbsucker in the green sling is my babe!!!
I'll have to tell my sis about that new med. She is having trouble with hers.
Awesome video. I can't believe I know a famous baby.
I'm very prouid of the things you are doing there in Arkansas. Making this world a better place for my daughters (and everybody else's too). I need to get on that. I need to do something that leaves the workd better than I found it.


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ELSANNE
BELLYDANCE BEE-YOTCH
IS NOT MARRIED TO VIET, "DH"
BUT SEMI-HAPPILY COPARENTING
AND STUDYING THE GOOD BOOK

TWO GIRLS! SOL AND AMARA
ALMOST 3 AND 8 MOS
Elsanne~ I often forget that you are coparenting. I usually think of you as a single mom. In my mind, Viet is just your bible study partner who pops in occasionally. I don't know where I got this idea, but that's what I think. See, these intros are good.

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I'm mira (to the camp and internet world at least),
Who are you to the rest of the world?

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Saturday we took the kids to a local daffodil festival. A lot of fun was had by all and I have some pics to share. I uploaded all these to send to family, and I don't have time to pare them down. Feel free to look at as many or as few as you like.
gorgeous photos. you girls are so adorable. You look different than the Tanya in my mind. Of course, I don't think I ever picture anyone how they actually look.

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So on 3/14 at 1:59 pm we should all send Maria Happy Pi Day PMs.

Jessica, mama to Emma, 7, Mattie, 5.5 and Lilly, 3 and someone new this Halloween-ish.

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My intro~I am Jessica, I am married to Matt. We met in March of 2003. We were married Valentine's Day 2004, so 3 years now. We have 2 girls, Emma is 2 1/2 and Mattie is 8 months. I am a student hb midwife on a baby break. My dh is an apprentice plumber and pipe fitter. He works for an industriasl construcion company.

Jessica, mama to Emma, 7, Mattie, 5.5 and Lilly, 3 and someone new this Halloween-ish.

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Tanya, lovely daffodil pics...

oh no, have to go, crying babe!
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OMG I actually helped someone!

Jami (25) Roland (27) & Caleb (5), Jacob (3.5) , Kaitlyn (2)
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Oh yeah, and I have lost 9 pounds on WW and personal training sessions!
Go, Heather!

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SECRET TIME: I took a preggo test cause dh has not been very careful the last two times we DTD. It was neg, and I saved one for next month, cause AF has not returned and I would hate to walk around preggo and not know???!!!????!!!???
Wow! Keep us posted.

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So on 3/14 at 1:59 pm we should all send Maria Happy Pi Day PMs.
I love you guys. Perhaps I should have mentioned in my intro paragraph that I am a math nerd.

JJoy.

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Jami--the tupperware--it's such a fresh trauma--I don't know if I'm ready to talk--
wouldn't want to open any freshly semi-healed wounds or traumas
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What is it you are wanting to know about your chart? Are you TTC or TTA? If you are TTA, the last couple days of DTD weren't the best timed according to your CF pattern. However, if you are TTC, then it looks like you've timed it perfectly! It doesn't look like you've O'd yet. What else are you wanting?
we are SUPPOSED to be tta...not the best idea to dtd 3x in two days right around o...I suspect i've ovulated on cd 11 or possibly cd 12...I haven't had a thermal shift that I can see though...what do you think? I'm so new at charting...I usually just plugged my temps (and sometimes cm but not regularly) into ff and waited for the coverline. I MUST get tcoyf...*sigh*
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I can't tell you how much I appreciated reading this. My slef-esteem has not been up to par lately. I'm not feeling loved. or very good about myself at all. So thanks for liking me how I am. I am very out there with everything and I can be overwhelming to people.
I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks that this thread would be nowhere near as enjoyable without you in it


So baby milestones...Jacob can clap and also cruise. (did I mention he started pulling up a couple of weeks ago?)


another early walker yes?





and possible pg on top of that? it will be a VERY long two weeks...

Jami (25) Roland (27) & Caleb (5), Jacob (3.5) , Kaitlyn (2)
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forgot my intro again:

here goes!

I'm Jami...I am 22. dh is 23. we are freshly reuinited (NYE) from an 11m separation. Our marriage is STRONGER and better than ever! we are working on some things and still have kinks but it would be very boring if we could never argue

we celebrated 3 positive pregnancy tests since getting together 5 years ago (vday) and welcomed two darling boys into our lives. We suffered through our loss of our first much wanted child at 8weeks gestation.

Our oldest just turned two and amazes us every day. Our youngest was born on my last birthday and is growing at the speed of light.

Jami (25) Roland (27) & Caleb (5), Jacob (3.5) , Kaitlyn (2)
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Who are you to the rest of the world?
the same person with a different name...how's that for vague? anyway, I agree with the don't censor yourself. real is always better than fake.

pancake~ love your blog. not sure if I mentioned it before, but I do.

my SIL just sent me the greatest grey and blue striped abercrombie sweater that was felted just a little and didnt' fit her anymore. Since it didn't fit me either, I made longies for the boy and now I have scraps. anyone have ideas for a tiny wool toy or something else that I can make by hand?
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oh yeah, and tanya, I love those pics! great lighting, great "real people" poses (vs. the cardboard and fake smile effect). Daffodils have got to be one of my favoritest things about spring. And yes, I know that's not a real word, but it conveys the depth of my adoration perfectly, so I'm leaving it ;-)
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Intros! Thank you so much for doing them! It helps for us newcomers.

I'm Liz, and I'm a 38 year-old SAHM to Lulu, 2 1/2 year old ball of fire and love and will, and Gingi, 7 month old chub of sunshine and easygoingness! I'm married to dh who is a chemistry teacher in the local HS. We both are long time practitioners of zen buddhism, and moved to the Catskill mtns to be close to our teachers and monastery and fellow sangha. My interests are local/national politics and psychology. When the kids are bigger I want to return to school to become a shrink. I studied West African history and lived abroad briefly in college. I love newfoundland dogs. We've got one and are soon to begin a search for another rescue. We co-sleep, among other things, and this has added to all our lives immensely.


Kids. I got two of 'em.
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Hello! I'm Tricia and I am the mother of Andrew who is now 8 1/2 months. Dh and I also adopted one of my sisters and brothers after my mom died in 2002. Before having Andrew, I was an early childhood special ed. teacher that worked in the Inner City of Milwaukee doing home birth to three services. I'm enjoying my role as mom, but am exploring the posibility of going back to school to be a Infant Mental Health Specialist-these practitioners mainly work with low income families as well as moms who may be experiencing maternal depression. In addition to the people in our family, we also have two American Eskimo dogs (who are convinced they are human) and two senior cats who have been with us throughout everything! We co-sleep and try to respect the animals and environment as much as possible!

Tricia, married to DH. 2MC's & 4 yrs ttc...finally mom to Andrew6/06 and Benjamin 10/09. Adopted bro & sis 2002. My 2 fav. words: Spay and Neuter! I'm an Ultimate Viewer, 2010!

 

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Morning, all!

DD1 had the pukies all day yesterday. Poor kid. She's on the mend, but still prety sluggish, so she's home from school today. DH actually got DD2 up and dressed and fed and off to school, while I stayed in bed with my snuggly baby and my fevery girl. I hate to admit this, but it was rather luxurious. We didn't emerge until 9:00 :

Ethan is soooooo close to crawling, but not there yet. He has started rocking back and forth on hands and knees, and then it's like he knows he needs to do something knee-related, but can't figure out what. He straightens his legs and ends up on hands and feet, downward-facing dog style. Very cute.
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I just got a chance to look at the newspaper (for the first time in weeks) and right there on the front page is the headline "Passion for pi" and it is word for word the article Elsanne posted above.
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Juice, cuuutes! And how nice for you to hang out in bed--I wanted to keel-haul my toddler this morning as she woke up WAY too early and was like, okay now make me eggs! Better yet, let me HELP YOU make eggs! Gah!

Your post about Ethan reminded me that AMARA STARTED CRAWLING THIS WEEKEND! Like, crawling in earnest! Freaky! Cool! Freaky in that now I have to really watch her closely, and childproof in earnest. We went to a birthday party where there were two other July Babes, and one of them is still not sitting up well alone (veeery large head makes him top-heavy), and the other is sitting with absolutely no interest in mobility. Amara that day learned how to crawl and is pulling herself up constantly--even stayed standing for .5 seconds without hands--Just shows how all-over-the-board babies are developmentally.

Liz, West Africa, Newfoundland dogs, zen shrink! Neato. Big poops to pick up from those doggies.
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Hello from Phoenix! At my show the other night DH was holding Panda at the back of the room and she started to fuss during my set and I said into the mic "Is she okay? Does she need me?" A woman in the audience yelled out "It's okay, mommies get mommy time!" And I yelled back "I don't know what kind of mommy you are. I don't WANT mommy time if my my baby wants me." : I felt like kind of a jerk but it had to be said. There are always so many teenagers at my shows that need to see that baby comes first. If they are ever parents I want them to think it is "cool" and important to stop what their doing for their baby. My goodness.

The weather here is beautiful. I really needed a trip to the desert.

Introductions huh?

I am Kimya. I am from New York but I live in Olympia, WA. Married to Ange, who I met and stole away from his beautiful home in the French Alps. I am a folk singer. He is a one man band. We are both stay at home, when not on the road, parents to Panda. She is the most social 7 month old ever. It's kind of freaky. I have 2 albums with my old band The Moldy Peaches, and 5 solo albums. I have one album with my new band Antsy Pants. I have collaborated with Third Eye Blind, They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller, Regina Spektor, Vanessa Carlton, Daniel Johnston, and lots of other fun and amazing musicians. I have been lucky enough to travel to lots of beautiful countries. I am also 8 years sober and a recovered self mutilator. I stopped being severely depressed when I quit drinking (alcohol and caffeine) and started writing songs. I am happy that touring with Panda has been easy peasy so far. I love my life, but it was a very hard road to where I am now.

I like having online friends that become real life friends as I travel. We are flying to Denver tonight, and back home on Friday. We'll be home for 3 weeks this time so I will try to catch up more!!!
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Thanks for all the giorls. I feel so special.

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the same person with a different name...how's that for vague? anyway, I agree with the don't censor yourself. real is always better than fake.
I figured as much I just felt the need to ask on the name thing.
Thanks all for liking me the way I am. I don't think I could install conversation filters or censor myself anyway. I make fervent attempts for my dh's sake, but it just doesn't work. I have a tendency to discuss uteruses(or would that be uteri?) with whomever. I talk about placentas over dinner. And I'm not sure I could go aa whole day without referring to vaginas, cervixes, breasts and such. My dh should have knon what he was getting into marrying a midwife-in-the-making. And one of my closest friends is a doula, so our conversations can go on and on. His main request is that I refrain from using these as dinner conversation topics and not share information with strangers, particularly men, about my uterus, vagina, cervix and breasts. I think these are reasonable requests. You guys probably don't think much about it since we all talk pretty openly about private things, but in the real world discussing "private" things with near strangers is not acceptable.

Which brings me to another question. Why are people so offended by words like vagina and clitoris and penis being used when referring to those parts? Particularly when they come from the mouths of children. Why do we have to use cutsie words for them? Not that I don't use cutsie words and I actually don't mind them. I just wonder what is the thinking behind all this madness.


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Your post about Ethan reminded me that AMARA STARTED CRAWLING THIS WEEKEND! Like, crawling in earnest! Freaky! Cool! Freaky in that now I have to really watch her closely, and childproof in earnest. We went to a birthday party where there were two other July Babes, and one of them is still not sitting up well alone (veeery large head makes him top-heavy), and the other is sitting with absolutely no interest in mobility. Amara that day learned how to crawl and is pulling herself up constantly--even stayed standing for .5 seconds without hands--Just shows how all-over-the-board babies are developmentally.
Congrats ont he crawling! Or should I say yikes on life as you know it being over. It's still exciting.
I don't understand how they come up with these normal ages for things. I guess they just take a poll and then average it out.

In other news, my baby TALKS! I was so shocked. She is overall very verbal. She is also very obediant~which is crazy. She will give up toys to Emma when she throws a fit over it. Like she hands the toy to her. And if we say no no, she will put it down like 95 % of the time. blows my mind, cause my 2-year-old can't do that. But back to talking. She says Yay! regularly and mama and dada and hi. I mean appropriately. But then the other day she crawled over me and saw Emma sleeping on the bed and said SheShe(we call Emma sisssy a lot) and lunged toward her. Then yesterday, she pulled Emma's hair and dh told her no no that hurts sissy, you should sorry. And she said Daw-we. I'm hocked. Is this possible?

Mattie is letting go when standing and doing the surfer pevis wiggle for a couple seconds. OK, I gotta go, my toddler needs to eat.

Jessica, mama to Emma, 7, Mattie, 5.5 and Lilly, 3 and someone new this Halloween-ish.

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Hello from Phoenix! At my show the other night DH was holding Panda at the back of the room and she started to fuss during my set and I said into the mic "Is she okay? Does she need me?" A woman in the audience yelled out "It's okay, mommies get mommy time!" And I yelled back "I don't know what kind of mommy you are. I don't WANT mommy time if my my baby wants me." : I felt like kind of a jerk but it had to be said. There are always so many teenagers at my shows that need to see that baby comes first. If they are ever parents I want them to think it is "cool" and important to stop what their doing for their baby. My goodness.
That's awesome. It's good that you can get the word out that babies are important too.

BTW, I changed my siggy and added new pics.

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Which brings me to another question. Why are people so offended by words like vagina and clitoris and penis being used when referring to those parts? Particularly when they come from the mouths of children. Why do we have to use cutsie words for them? Not that I don't use cutsie words and I actually don't mind them. I just wonder what is the thinking behind all this madness.

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I don't think a night goes by where I don't mention my throbbing boobs onstage. Especially if there are lots of babies in the crowd. If AF is visiting I let everyone know it too. I also nurse Panda at the merchandise table after I play every night. So when people come to buy cds they see me feeding her too. I try to be discreet but if she pops off while I am trying to get something out of a box what can I do?!

No shame mama. No filters.
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