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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-05-2005, 02:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 1,629
Posted By girlndocs
I think it's uberweird ... now. Back when I...

I think it's uberweird ... now. Back when I married DH I didn't think about it, though, I just went with the flow.

Even if I'd given more thought to it, I personally would probably have elected...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-04-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By girlndocs
The reason henna colors and conditions your hair...

The reason henna colors and conditions your hair is because its active constituent, lawsone, has an affinity for the keratin in your hair and bonds to it. I know it will also stain skin, wood and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-04-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By girlndocs
In my experience, the Chagrin Valley bars are so...

In my experience, the Chagrin Valley bars are so mild they won't remove any kind of heavy oil application, so I wouldn't try shampooing with them after a deep coconut oil treatment. You might,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-04-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By girlndocs
Quote: Originally Posted by sadie_sabot Not...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sadie_sabot
Not to be a big jerk or anything, but I question the "I can't understand you when you whine" approach...unless the whining is so intense that you honestly...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-04-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 10,358
Posted By girlndocs
Funny how I never ONCE had to hit my now 6-yo to...

Funny how I never ONCE had to hit my now 6-yo to teach him to stay out of the street. Funny how my toddler is now learning the exact same thing (as well as avoiding hot things like BBQ grills)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2005, 06:03 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,432
Posted By girlndocs
I am in awe of all the mental gymnastics people...

I am in awe of all the mental gymnastics people will do to avoid the word "racist".

Racism isn't leprosy, people. It's not a personal flaw. It's a result of living in a racist society, which I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,666
Posted By girlndocs
Quote: Originally Posted by littleaugustbaby ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by littleaugustbaby
I don't think that it's uncool to tell moms to loosen up a little. I think it's uncool to go through life being so rigid about everything.
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-04-2005, 02:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By girlndocs
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Originally Posted by CariS
I don’t think this was created as an exclusive attachment parenting website.

In that case,...
Forum: Homebirth   08-04-2005, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By girlndocs
Hi!...

Hi! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif

Definitely, definitely call a bunch of homebirth midwives and talk to them about any concerns you have. See what they have to say....
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2005, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By girlndocs
Quote: Originally Posted by dharmamama When...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dharmamama
When we say we don't like something in our culture but grudgingly participate, we are part of the problem.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 10:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 571
Posted By girlndocs
I think the "it's on the porch" deal is a...

I think the "it's on the porch" deal is a problem when people just say "It's on the porch, whoever gets here first can have it" instead of taking responses and making an appointment to have it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,666
Posted By girlndocs
Oo. Good point, 80.

Oo. Good point, 80.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,666
Posted By girlndocs
It sounds to me like you are uncomfortable with...

It sounds to me like you are uncomfortable with this for good reasons. There have been many subtle cues that she's manipulative (contacting your DH instead of you, and the crap about the hug, are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,666
Posted By girlndocs
Quote: Originally Posted by Marsupialmom My...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marsupialmom
My next question why does grandma only have to be a babysitter when you need he be? When it is most convenient for you, rather than what might be more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 404
Posted By girlndocs
And remember, no matter what you put up with,...

And remember, no matter what you put up with, his day at work could ALWAYS have been worse http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 404
Posted By girlndocs
Quote: They are little treasures and he would...

Quote:
They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing their part.
BWAAAAAAHHHHHHH! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif:

Scuse me, gotta run -- my...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 488
Posted By girlndocs
Wait, wait. Now getting a sign stolen is the...

Wait, wait. Now getting a sign stolen is the same as being indimidated, tricked or bamboozled out of your freakin' VOTE? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:
Forum: Pets   08-03-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By girlndocs
If your local shelter doesn't usually have them,...

If your local shelter doesn't usually have them, you could try www.petfinder.com (http://www.petfinder.com). Or Google "rabbit adoption yourtown" or "rabbit rescue yourtown". If the supply of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By girlndocs
I hear ya. A couple years ago my landlords came...

I hear ya. A couple years ago my landlords came by for an inspection and noticed I had a bucket of apples in the laundry room. I'd picked the apples and they were waiting to be turned into...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 180
Posted By girlndocs
Thanks, A&A!...

Thanks, A&A! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-03-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By girlndocs
I've never had henna stain my tub either, and my...

I've never had henna stain my tub either, and my tub has the enamel corroded from overuse of bleach so *everything* stains it IYKWIM. The henna won't react with the metal in your sink. I use metal...
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   08-03-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By girlndocs
It's sold! Thanks!...

It's sold! Thanks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif

Cotton-gauze sari, from India, in a beautiful peach color with brown and white hand embroidery. The embroidery is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 3,432
Posted By girlndocs
We do have "positive" stereotypes though. The...

We do have "positive" stereotypes though. The smart (or hard-working) Asian, the athletically gifted black man, the earthy, sexy, intuitive Latina, and the wise, spiritual Native American are ones...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-03-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,025
Posted By girlndocs
Are you asking physically how did it happen? I...

Are you asking physically how did it happen? I assume her body went into labor just as anyone else's would ... it's not a conscious process. Women completely knocked out with general anesthesia have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2005, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 180
Posted By girlndocs
Please please PLEASE I'm beggin ya can we PLEASE...

Please please PLEASE I'm beggin ya can we PLEASE say "Mother Blessing" or "Birth Blessing" instead of co-opting the term Blessingway? Unless you are Dine? Thank you...
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