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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-12-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,922
Posted By La Sombra
Hi there! I'm just bumping this old thread...

Hi there! I'm just bumping this old thread because my daughter is currently on the wait list for BIA's Spanish language-immersion program for 1st grade. She is No. 7 on the wait list, so I'm not...
Forum: Women's Health   03-16-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 213,110
Posted By La Sombra
I just took my Mirena out and it was easier than...

I just took my Mirena out and it was easier than taking out a tampon! After reading this thread, I decided to give it a go. Like many others, I've become convinced that the Mirena is the reason for...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By La Sombra
Hi all! My family and I are moving this week to...

Hi all! My family and I are moving this week to Baltimore from our home in Ann Arbor, MI. My daughter is going to be starting kindergarten at our local public school. One of the things that we are...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By La Sombra
Thank you all! I hadn't checked this thread in a...

Thank you all! I hadn't checked this thread in a while but I appreciate your responses.
 
I will definitely contact Govan's preschool. We're looking at a house now in Hunting Ridge. As my husband...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   07-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By La Sombra
Hello there Baltimore mamas! I will be moving...

Hello there Baltimore mamas!
I will be moving with my husband and two children to the Baltimore area; my husband just a job teaching at UMBC and I'm frantically looking for a job as a high school...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-13-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,190
Posted By La Sombra
Thank you all so much for replying and for...

Thank you all so much for replying and for sharing your insights with me! I suppose if I take anything away from this thread, it's that hopefully I can't go wrong whichever path I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-08-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,668
Posted By La Sombra
I agree that you did the right thing, and I also...

I agree that you did the right thing, and I also agree that you need to just end this relationship! I think it's hard sometimes to end relationships with people who care for our children because we...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-08-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,190
Posted By La Sombra
I am graduating in a couple of weeks with a BA...

I am graduating in a couple of weeks with a BA in Spanish and Chinese. My initial plan was to get a Masters in teaching and become a high school language teacher. But starting about two years ago, I...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By La Sombra
I just saw this but I'm glad I did. We have the...

I just saw this but I'm glad I did. We have the same thing happening over here with my almost-four year old dd. Sometimes it hurts me, too--both that she is so sad and missing her dad (breaks my...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-20-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,535
Posted By La Sombra
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Sfcmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1298413/sex-in-the-family-bed/80#post_16272660)

I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,535
Posted By La Sombra
I think this is a very interesting post that...

I think this is a very interesting post that raises questions both practical and philosophical. I already addressed the practical aspects, but now (and forgive me that this is a bit tangential to...
Forum: Central and South America   02-18-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By La Sombra
Hi there! I really would love to spend a year in...

Hi there! I really would love to spend a year in Buenos Aires starting this coming fall. Are you mamas there now? How do you like it? Any idea how easy it easy for an American to get a job...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-16-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By La Sombra
Aw mama, I don't have a whole lot of advice (I...

Aw mama, I don't have a whole lot of advice (I just started a thread asking for some myself!) but I didn't want you to feel like no one was reading. I think the only thing I can say--and I say it to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-16-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,535
Posted By La Sombra
We could never ever dtd in bed with ds--it...

We could never ever dtd in bed with ds--it weirded me out, but also he was a really light sleeper and would almost always wake up. So we just got into the habit, I guess you'd say, of dtd BEFORE...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-16-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By La Sombra
...with ideas for how to improve dd's...

...with ideas for how to improve dd's relationship with dp (her stepdad)!!!
 
Here's the thing: she is nearly four and dp has been in her life for a little over a year now. Things between he and I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By La Sombra
My dd, who is a lovely, bright almost-4 year...

My dd, who is a lovely, bright almost-4 year old, will often times clam up totally in front of people she doesn't know very well when she should be being polite. I don't like it but I'm not...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By La Sombra
...when your kids ask why you got a divorce?  ...

...when your kids ask why you got a divorce?
 
Let me back up. Xh and I split up when dd was 2 and a bit. She'll be four in a couple of months. She does have memories of us being together yet she...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,145
Posted By La Sombra
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Quote:Originally Posted by LCBMAX http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-03-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By La Sombra
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I have gone through many phases in my life where I felt like this. I felt an actual *rage* at men, convinced that I hated the male species. I guess...
Forum: Women's Health   01-31-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By La Sombra
I had IPL done on my bikini line and under my...

I had IPL done on my bikini line and under my arms a year and a half ago and I really pleased with the results. I suffered from ingrown hairs really badly in both places no matter what hair removal...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-29-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,366
Posted By La Sombra
AMANDA KAUFMAN!!!! She is amazing, completely...

AMANDA KAUFMAN!!!! She is amazing, completely and utterly supportive of non-vaxing and is thoughtful, kind, informative and generous with her time. Couldn't be happier with her.
Forum: Women's Health   01-24-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By La Sombra
I love coconut oil! We use it in cooking,...

I love coconut oil! We use it in cooking, smoothies sometimes and I also put some on dd's bottom where she has eczema and it works quite well to clear that up. After reading this thread I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By La Sombra
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Quote:Originally Posted by AbbieB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-17-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,747
Posted By La Sombra
It requires some weird justifications. My ex is...

It requires some weird justifications. My ex is not a deadbeat in the way you might think of a deadbeat. He has an advanced degree, he is from a highly-educated family, he holds down a steady job...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,132
Posted By La Sombra
 I agree with Hey Mama!  If she is a...


I agree with Hey Mama!  If she is a responsible girl, it seems absolutely reasonable to me that you be able to go away for a weekend and leave her alone.  Go, and enjoy yourself!
Quote:Originally...
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