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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Viola P
I think it's considered Mediterranean. We can...

I think it's considered Mediterranean. We can grow lemons all year round i think. I don't grow anything.

Passion fruit sounds high maintenance, am i wrong?

I would like something that i could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Viola P
Very interesting. Would i be able to make them...

Very interesting. Would i be able to make them much denser than the ones pictured? What happens if i don't harvest the cones? Thanks!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Viola P
Eventually the boy will be old enough to hold the...

Eventually the boy will be old enough to hold the father and the justice system accountable for what they did. Maybe he will be able to sue the father? I wonder if the father's lawyers have advised...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Viola P
Need advice for plants in yard

I am hoping someone here has some advice on what plant or vine i might use to create a privacy barrier between us and the neighbors. Basically there are two really tall trees and a blank space...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-19-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Viola P
Also, sorry about your sister and congrats on...

Also, sorry about your sister and congrats on letting go. That's the hardest part!
Forum: Personal Growth   05-19-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for replying. After this attempt i...

Thanks for replying.

After this attempt i said that when we do the next big project (there's only one left) I'll take the kids to visit my parents. They live very far so we'll go for a week at...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Viola P
Son's "special" relationship with Grandma

This is more or less a rant, not really looking for any advice, maybe just some support.

My three year old son is very attached to his grandma. There's a long history here but basically what...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Viola P
newmammalizzy - what do you do when she crosses...

newmammalizzy - what do you do when she crosses the boundary?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-15-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Viola P
I can't believe that a judge would order that on...

I can't believe that a judge would order that on a 4.5 year old boy. That's SO disgusting. That poor poor woman and poor boy
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Viola P
Hypnobabies worked for me. I had a very bad first...

Hypnobabies worked for me. I had a very bad first birth experience and an ecstatic birth with my second with Hypnobabies. I swear the lady on the birthing track sounded like she was speaking to me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Viola P
Thanks, we haven't been too into the helping yet...

Thanks, we haven't been too into the helping yet but i've heard that's a really good way to go. We're trying. Another issue is that we don't punish at all. Once i realized my nanny was using time...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-15-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By Viola P
@MFQ, i totally like your approach. I'm not...

@MFQ, i totally like your approach. I'm not religious and I don't homeschool, so i think we may be coming from different places (maybe not), but i am VERY concerned about the impacts of porn on young...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Viola P
Yes that's exactly it, i don't want to prevent...

Yes that's exactly it, i don't want to prevent them from being kids but at the same time there needs to be some boundaries!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for pointing that out Miranda. I agree...

Thanks for pointing that out Miranda. I agree that there are ways around all of these controls.

Do you have any views on the UK family filters? Do measures at that level work?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Viola P
Thanks katelove, i think you're right that at...

Thanks katelove, i think you're right that at this age we should be able to have some kind of boundaries in this area. Using bowls makes so much sense!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Viola P
Very big messes - should i try to stop them from happening?

I have a newly 1 year old and 3 year old. They are both awesome fantastic children. They are also very messy. Today the older one wanted some tortilla chips so he went and got the bag, brought it to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By Viola P
I used to be somewhat open to the idea of younger...

I used to be somewhat open to the idea of younger children having smartphone devices, until i read this article:
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By Viola P
Also, reading more of the posts, imo you can't...

Also, reading more of the posts, imo you can't control what they see on the internet by any means. All you might be able to control is whether or not they have access to the Internet at all. For me,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By Viola P
Mine are 1 and 3 and i'm already worried about...

Mine are 1 and 3 and i'm already worried about this! I agree that a big part of the answer at home is to take serious pains to ensure that there's no online activity without supervision. Call me a...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,784
Posted By Viola P
And this case, which is very interesting: ...

And this case, which is very interesting:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1209243/The-courts-took-children-away-Im-working-mother.html
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,784
Posted By Viola P
I think that men's issues are important but as a...

I think that men's issues are important but as a woman and as a feminist i'm interested in women's issues. I don't feel the need to do service to men's issues in order to validate talking about...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,784
Posted By Viola P
I agree that the state taking an increasing...

I agree that the state taking an increasing interest in parental judgement calls affects women more than anyone since the majority of people that come under its purview are the poor and women and...
Forum: Parenting   05-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,784
Posted By Viola P
I totally disagree with you. I don't think the...

I totally disagree with you. I don't think the article was saying women with young children are less productive. And i don't believe that women with young children are less productive. I think that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Viola P
Do you have a firm "no" that you use for some...

Do you have a firm "no" that you use for some things? You say she's old enough to understand. Bring out the "no". She'll be fine.
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,784
Posted By Viola P
Yes, I especially like this part: "Mui notes...

Yes, I especially like this part:

"Mui notes that these are, of course, privileged women. They are highly educated and obviously gainfully employed. Their pregnancies were likely planned, and were...
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