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Forum: Spirituality   12-03-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 59,109
Posted By Parthenia
Assalamu Alaikum, mamas! I'm a longtime MDC...

Assalamu Alaikum, mamas! I'm a longtime MDC member and really new muslimah (like less than 2 weeks).

I feel like I'm in the really strange and lonely limbo. The closest mosque is 1/2 an hour...
Forum: Parenting   11-22-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By Parthenia
I have black hair and dark brown eyes (and I'm...

I have black hair and dark brown eyes (and I'm African American). My younger dd has blond hair and blue eyes--just like her father. My older daughter has green eyes and brown hair. Here's me and my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-12-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Parthenia
Lube for all is how I learned it in nursing...

Lube for all is how I learned it in nursing school.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   11-10-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 573
Posted By Parthenia
Oh well. Maybe people will resort to the archaic...

Oh well. Maybe people will resort to the archaic dress-up method of mom's old clothes. Works for us.
Forum: Spirituality   11-10-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,176
Posted By Parthenia
We are a multireligious, multiethnic family. We...

We are a multireligious, multiethnic family. We used to say "God is great, God is good, etc...", but one day my older dd misunderstood what we were saying, and our grace evolved into this:

[We...
Forum: Gardening   11-09-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Parthenia
We've had a chicken wire and wooden post (or...

We've had a chicken wire and wooden post (or maybe they're metal, I can't remember) compost heap for over 4 years. We have raccoons, 'possums, skunks, and groundhogs in our neighborhood, and while...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 1,443
Posted By Parthenia
DH once grew out a full red beard, maybe 8 years...

DH once grew out a full red beard, maybe 8 years ago. Now he typically has a blond and grey goatee. I'd love it if he grew out the grey beard.
Forum: Lactivism   11-07-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By Parthenia
Quote: Originally Posted by leosmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by leosmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12563514)
DH: "you're welcome to get it. I'll put it...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-28-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,261
Posted By Parthenia
Quote: An ATF affidavit filed in the case says...

Quote:
An ATF affidavit filed in the case says Cowart and Schlesselman told investigators the day they were arrested they had shot at a glass window at Beech Grove Church of Christ, a congregation...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-22-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,389
Posted By Parthenia
I would go to the party if you would have to lie...

I would go to the party if you would have to lie to get out of it. No I would not give your neighbor an anti-circ lecture either. It sounds like you are primarily concerned with hurting the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-22-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By Parthenia
I have very sensitive skin and rosacea. I don't...

I have very sensitive skin and rosacea. I don't use meds for the rosacea. I wash with just water, and moisturize with a thick unscented body cream afterwards.

I do wear makeup. At times I've worn...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-14-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By Parthenia
I voted Beatrix Emily Joy, but I like the...

I voted Beatrix Emily Joy, but I like the others, too. It stands out for me, because my older dd is Amelia Beatrice. She's known as Bea. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Homebirth   10-14-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,339
Posted By Parthenia
In 2005 we paid $3200 or $3600. I can't remember...

In 2005 we paid $3200 or $3600. I can't remember which. That included all prenatals attending the birth (both midwives and their apprentice), the home visit the next day, and one or two other post...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-14-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 518
Posted By Parthenia
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmi...
Forum: Allergies   10-10-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,300
Posted By Parthenia
You don't need much oatmeal, maybe a teaspoon...

You don't need much oatmeal, maybe a teaspoon for a baby bath, 2 or 3 tablespoons in an adult sized bath. It's such a small amount it doesn't make the water thick. I used to grind it to a powder in...
Forum: Homebirth   10-10-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Parthenia
As excited as I was about having another baby,...

As excited as I was about having another baby, as an only child, I thought it was way more exciting that dd1 was going to be a sister. She was 5 when her little sister was born. My baby shower was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-10-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 567
Posted By Parthenia
Quote: Originally Posted by sugarlumpkin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarlumpkin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12342381)
I had mine cleaned and preserved in a...
Forum: Allergies   10-10-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,300
Posted By Parthenia
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif Castile soap. If you must use soap.

While Dr. Bronner's is nice, it's not real castile soap. It's got coconut oil (and palm oil, if...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,136
Posted By Parthenia
DD1's school had a "invite the whole class"...

DD1's school had a "invite the whole class" policy last year. If you wanted to send the invitations through school, you had to invite the whole class. I think it's a fair policy. DD was not invited...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,382
Posted By Parthenia
Quote: Originally Posted by tinuviel_k...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinuviel_k http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12334960)
As long as they don't make a mess I...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By Parthenia
DH took me to see this on my birthday two years...

DH took me to see this on my birthday two years ago. My DD's were 1.5 and 7 and the only reason we didn't take the 7 yo was that I was being a selfish mama and wanted a date with DH, and my IL's...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-07-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 17,479
Posted By Parthenia
Quote: Originally Posted by orangefoot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by orangefoot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12322423)
We have several friends who are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-05-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 250
Posted By Parthenia
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:Congratulations!http://www.motheri...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-04-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 564
Posted By Parthenia
Quote: Originally Posted by bigeyes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigeyes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12314499)
I have to say I am liking you more and more...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   10-04-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 564
Posted By Parthenia
Guess the glove fit this time.

Guess the glove fit this time.
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