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Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-05-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Cyllya
I was an only child until my parents started...

I was an only child until my parents started taking in displaced cousins out of a sense of familial guilt. Two of them ended up being adopted by my mom when I was a teenager. We weren't close, so I...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   07-04-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,367
Posted By Cyllya
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JenVose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By Cyllya
Quote:Here are some initial thoughts: The chance...

Quote:Here are some initial thoughts: The chance that your son will endure lifelong suffering from HPV is next to nil, as most cases clear up on their own.  HPV strains leading to cervical cancer,...
Forum: Parenting   06-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Cyllya
Hmm.... How do they get the parents to pay? Is...

Hmm.... How do they get the parents to pay? Is it an actual legal fine that you'd have to go to court for? (I figure that's the case if your child injures someone physically, right?)
 
But anyway,...
Forum: Parenting   06-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,150
Posted By Cyllya
It still weirds me out when people complain...

It still weirds me out when people complain about kid leashes on the basis of the the superficial similarity to dog leashes. What do all these people have against dogs? I mean, there are all sorts...
Forum: Unschooling   06-18-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,324
Posted By Cyllya
Quote:I speak as somebody who was a child who...

Quote:I speak as somebody who was a child who was raised with unlimited television in the 80s:  By the time I was about 6 I was distinctly aware of the moral  conditioning I was subjected to....
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   06-16-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 51,901
Posted By Cyllya
Quote:We don't do religious holidays.  And, late...

Quote:We don't do religious holidays.  And, late last year I learned through following Neil DeGrasse Tyson on twitter that "holiday," comes from "holy day."  Makes me want a new name for it but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By Cyllya
Unfortunately, that seems to be true, Emaye.  ...

Unfortunately, that seems to be true, Emaye.
 
 I just got done reading a fantasy novel (The Wheel of the Infinite, by Wells, if you're curious--might be good for tweens and teens, but not really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-15-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By Cyllya
Unfortunately, that seems to be true, Emaye.  ...

Unfortunately, that seems to be true, Emaye.
 
 I just got done reading a fantasy novel (The Wheel of the Infinite, by Wells, if you're curious--might be good for tweens and teens, but not really...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Cyllya
It's a handy thing to have available, but I'd...

It's a handy thing to have available, but I'd forgo testing personally, because I already feel pretty confident that I am one of the ones susceptible to PPD. If the test told me I wasn't susceptible...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   06-03-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 470
Posted By Cyllya
Equipping the Shoes item protects against...

Equipping the Shoes item protects against critical hits from Lego.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Cyllya
I find caffeine effective, but the problem is...

I find caffeine effective, but the problem is that it creates tolerance REALLY fast. It's only useful for a couple of days at most, and then you're stuck with it to avoid withdrawal effects. Keep in...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   06-02-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 470
Posted By Cyllya
Hi folks! I'm not a mama yet, but I want...

Hi folks! I'm not a mama yet, but I want children someday, and in the meantime I'm trying to learn from (and live vicariously through) moms on the internet, and it's kind of frustrating that the...
Forum: Homebirth   06-02-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By Cyllya
Now I'm kind of tempted to make a homebirth...

Now I'm kind of tempted to make a homebirth coloring book. Hmm, what should I draw.... I expected the one linked would have more pictures depicting labor and birth.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-31-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Cyllya
I haven't BTDT, but I've seen sooooo many topics...

I haven't BTDT, but I've seen sooooo many topics on this site about six-year-old girls having this problem, so it's gotta be normal. It's amazing at how consistently it is always age six. (Sometimes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-31-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 684
Posted By Cyllya
Does he type much? Sounds like he might enjoy...

Does he type much? Sounds like he might enjoy spell-check for how quickly and conveniently it deals with the "Is it wrong, and if so what's the right way?" aspect. Even as an adult, I feel like the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By Cyllya
I'd wait until they're old enough to articulate...

I'd wait until they're old enough to articulate pain and can safely use more pain relief methods. If you get a baby's ears pierced, you won't know if she's crying because her ears hurt or for one of...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-28-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Cyllya
Unfortunately I've been overeating a lot...

Unfortunately I've been overeating a lot lately http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif but it reminded me of how a lot of people seem to take it as a given that overeating reduces...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,201
Posted By Cyllya
I think I'm more worried about Diet Mom...

I think I'm more worried about Diet Mom (http://ideas.time.com/2012/03/30/why-we-should-thank-vogues-diet-mom/) behaviors than overfeeding kids.
 
Besides, I think if the kid is morbidly obese,...
Forum: Babywearing   05-26-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Cyllya
Well, the forum is about wearing babies. "Wear"...

Well, the forum is about wearing babies. "Wear" means "to carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like." Were you imagining skinning babies and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-25-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By Cyllya
The "stranger danger" concept doesn't really use...

The "stranger danger" concept doesn't really use the same definition of "stranger" that you'll find in the dictionary. Most of the people who agree with that idea will also tell their kids to find a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-25-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By Cyllya
I wonder if authors feel reluctant to put...

I wonder if authors feel reluctant to put characters of different races in chapter books because they'd need to describe the characters' appearance in words, and they're worried about someone...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-23-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By Cyllya
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373954/dark-haired-ladies-i-need-your-advice#post_17256386)
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Forum: Personal Growth   05-23-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Cyllya
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MadameXCupcake http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383579/your-thoughts-on-facebook#post_17362948)

If you...
Forum: Pets   05-21-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Cyllya
I'm not familiar with Orioles, but I like the...

I'm not familiar with Orioles, but I like the name Ripkin. Happy is good too.
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