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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,007
Posted By MamadeRumi
This is a very well written petition. I wish I...

This is a very well written petition. I wish I was still a Californian so I could sign it.
Forum: Learning at School   04-25-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks. I'll add a little more info. This is a...

Thanks. I'll add a little more info. This is a dual (two way) immersion program. however, one of the problems they've had in the past was not having enough native English speakers. This is an...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,007
Posted By MamadeRumi
So very sad for all of us. If California goes,...

So very sad for all of us. If California goes, how long before other states follow? I have been breathing a slight sigh of relief at being able to register my DS for K, now that the stupid NM law...
Forum: Learning at School   04-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By MamadeRumi
Dual Language -- 50/50 or 80/20

My DS is registered for kindergarten at a school with a dual language program. We are very excited, but we need to make a choice. Until this year the school has had a dual language strand and an...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-18-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By MamadeRumi
Interesting, I think I was in one of these home...

Interesting, I think I was in one of these home hospital teacher programs when I was 12. I didn't know what it was called then, but I was very sick and couldn't got to school, and the district...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-10-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By MamadeRumi
My husband would probably vote for you, too. ...

My husband would probably vote for you, too. We're heading towards a landslide election here! Mamakah for . . . whatever she's running for -- the anti-vaccine czarina!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   04-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks, Mamakah, I actually find myself in a...

Thanks, Mamakah, I actually find myself in a remarkably similar dilemma. Any chance you are going to run for office? I'd vote for you!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-30-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By MamadeRumi
No non-vaxers to blame this on, but let's not...

No non-vaxers to blame this on, but let's not admit to a problem with the vaccine. Let's just say this is a reminder to parents on the importance of keeping their children up to date on the shots...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-29-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
Posted By MamadeRumi
I answered the poll before I realized that I...

I answered the poll before I realized that I could give multiple answers.

I guess the first thing that got me started was pregnancy. I was seeing an Ob/GYN (later changed to a homebirth midwife,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-27-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MamadeRumi
So, now that the legislative session in NM has...

So, now that the legislative session in NM has ended without passing this bill, I am breathing a slight sigh of relief. (Only slight, because if this hysteria keeps up we may be fighting this...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-27-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By MamadeRumi
In the 1970s I was receiving vaccinations...

In the 1970s I was receiving vaccinations according to schedule, which is of course why I could provide my son with less immunity when I breast fed him. And, the more research I do, the more I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-19-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By MamadeRumi
I said no. Based on the reputation of my city and...

I said no. Based on the reputation of my city and the media portrayal of it I might have said yes, but looking at the stats, the exemption rate for my state is less than 1 % and in no school district...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   03-15-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By MamadeRumi
antibiotics for ruptured ear drum?

Hi, my 5 yo DS has his first ear ache recently (yes, his first. Given that his father and I had terrible ear infections in early childhood, we consider ourselves extremely lucky). Anyway, we were...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,502
Posted By MamadeRumi
I love (in an ironic, horrified sort of way)...

I love (in an ironic, horrified sort of way) this:
"This case may be a false alarm, and the child may not be infectious with measles," Wen said. "However, there is an outbreak on the west coast,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By MamadeRumi
In New Mexico the exemptions are only good for 9...

In New Mexico the exemptions are only good for 9 months. So, you have to renew them every year. So yes, there were people who had had religious exemptions in the past who suddenly were told that...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 796
Posted By MamadeRumi
I chose homeschool, but actually, with the law...

I chose homeschool, but actually, with the law proposed in New Mexico, that wouldn't have helped. They would still make homeschoolers register and get exemptions. But I don't know what i'd do. I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By MamadeRumi
They tried something like this in New Mexico a...

They tried something like this in New Mexico a few years ago. Instead of allowing us to check a box that said something to the effect of "My religous beliefs, held individually or jointly, do not...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-10-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By MamadeRumi
So sorry to hear this, but it can still be fought...

So sorry to hear this, but it can still be fought in the full senate, right? And after that does it go to the house?
Forum: Vaccinations   03-09-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By MamadeRumi
My DS (5 yo) is completely unvaxed, and therefore...

My DS (5 yo) is completely unvaxed, and therefore completely uninjured by vaxes. At the time DH and I made our decisions, I didn't know anyone injured by vaccines, so that didn't factor into the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By MamadeRumi
OTOH, I owe much of my current stance on vaccines...

OTOH, I owe much of my current stance on vaccines to the pressure I received to get the flu shot and the H1N1 shot when I was pregnant with DS. Maybe I would have come to the same decisions anyway. ...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-08-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MamadeRumi
Yes, the hearing at the House health committee...

Yes, the hearing at the House health committee was yesterday.

So, let me try to break down the news (most of it good!)

First, the night before the hearing, as I was getting ready to go home...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-08-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,144
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks for this thread. I've been feeling the...

Thanks for this thread. I've been feeling the stress, too. It does me good to see that others think it will blow over soon, though the skeptical in me says that there is a lot of money behind...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-05-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MamadeRumi
Well, when Mothering was a magazine it was based...

Well, when Mothering was a magazine it was based in Santa Fe, but now I'm not sure where it is based. It sure seems like there must be some other concerned New Mexico Mamas somewhere.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks, this is useful information.

Thanks, this is useful information.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-04-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MamadeRumi
Thanks Turquesa, I'm actually one of the people...

Thanks Turquesa, I'm actually one of the people on that other thread, and another one, but I haven't seen any action on either lately. I'm feeling very anxious about this. I was all set to start my...
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