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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-17-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 811
Posted By Divina
Hey y'all, I've been to Burning Man a few...

Hey y'all,

I've been to Burning Man a few times, starting in 1999. DH and I have taken our now-5-year-old twice, once when he was almost a year old, and once when he was almost 2 and I was...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-25-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By Divina
Not this year, either. Rowan's starting...

Not this year, either. Rowan's starting Kindergarten the day we would have to leave to get there. We might be willing to take him out of school at the beginning of the year later on, but this first...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-23-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,042
Posted By Divina
I subscribe to Bust and Utne right now, no funds...

I subscribe to Bust and Utne right now, no funds for other subs. I buy when I can: Atlantic, Bitch, Eating Well, Natural Home & Garden. I haven't picked up The Sun in ages--thanks, all, for the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-08-2005, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Divina
I usually believe that books are always better...

I usually believe that books are always better than movies. I don't think the movie is better than the book in this case, but it's quite different. There are some plot differences, but mainly in the...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-31-2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Divina
Yeah, I'm definitely in the "Rickman is yummy"...

Yeah, I'm definitely in the "Rickman is yummy" club. I just meant that in this movie, the people looked nice but not "Hollywood, airbrushed, perfectly made up and coiffed perfect". And I much prefer...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-27-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Divina
I finally got to watch this! We got it from...

I finally got to watch this! We got it from Netflix ages ago (like 2 months?) and it took until last week for us to have a chance to sit down and watch it. I did make sure the box of tissues was at...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-27-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 629
Posted By Divina
Oh, me me me, I'm a big L.M. Montgomery fan! I...

Oh, me me me, I'm a big L.M. Montgomery fan! I have all the Anne books. I used to have the Emily books too, but I can't find them--I may have loaned them and not gotten them back. I enjoyed The Blue...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Divina
When I went back to work full time, we sat down...

When I went back to work full time, we sat down and made a list of all the chores that need to be done every day, and another of the things that need to be done somewhere between once a week and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-05-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By Divina
We've done it with the babe on the bed, and...

We've done it with the babe on the bed, and during nursing, too, but not once they get to a certain age. And not when they're fully awake and watching--that would wierd me out some.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-04-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Divina
That's a tough one! For me, I would probably not...

That's a tough one! For me, I would probably not want to change the kids' situation too often, especially if they're happy. And the money would be a big incentive for me, too--it's so wearing to be...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-03-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 479
Posted By Divina
I'm waiting on the "hold" list at the library,...

I'm waiting on the "hold" list at the library, so I haven't started yet! (Can't, can't, can't buy new hardbacks right now--out of the budget entirely). I'll just stay out of this thread until I get...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-29-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Divina
I've been using homeopathic remedies for both...

I've been using homeopathic remedies for both colds and allergies, and have found them to be very effective. They should have no effect at all on your breastmilk. I also take elderberry preparations...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2005, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Divina
DS2, 3 years; DS3 7-8 months. We finally...

DS2, 3 years; DS3 7-8 months.

We finally took both of them up to some land belonging to DH's family and buried them under a small tree. Our freezer has so much more room now! And we don't have to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-20-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Divina
Me too! Except maybe not worry so much.

Me too! Except maybe not worry so much.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-20-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,279
Posted By Divina
My three-yr-old likes videos of himself as a...

My three-yr-old likes videos of himself as a baby, too. And he'll go dig out the toys he played with in the videos and play with them a while.

Blues Clues, Dora, and Bear in the Big Blue House...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Divina
My DCP agreed to do cloth as long as it didn't...

My DCP agreed to do cloth as long as it didn't take any longer that using sposies, so she doesn't dump poop in the toilet either--and that's fine, as long as I get to keep my baby in cloth. But we...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Divina
Just would like to point out that pretty much...

Just would like to point out that pretty much any daycare situation will have good and bad points. If this is the one and only problem, and it looks like you've resolved it to something that is at...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Divina
I'm gradually re-adding exercise to my life. We...

I'm gradually re-adding exercise to my life. We joined our local YMCA. They vary quite a bit, but ours has a great deal for a family membership--$60/month. And 2 hrs of free childcare a day while...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Divina
ITA, boomingranny. I would also add, as...

ITA, boomingranny. I would also add, as understandable as her behavior is, you and your caregivers will just have to be very careful about her boundaries for a while. No giving in to unacceptable...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Divina
Isn't it scary? But the benes are great.

Isn't it scary? But the benes are great.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-20-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Divina
I liked working at a bookstore. Yeah, it's...

I liked working at a bookstore. Yeah, it's retail, but it's the best retail job I ever had. I've done it several times when I needed part-time work. Most of the people who work in bookstores are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-20-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,976
Posted By Divina
We just got a Trac-fone for my 17 year old DS....

We just got a Trac-fone for my 17 year old DS. He went on a cross-country bus trip to visit relatives, and we just felt better about it if he had a phone. We bought him some minutes, and he got some...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-20-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Divina
Thanks! Last night, he volunteered to make a...

Thanks! Last night, he volunteered to make a salad for dinner 'cause DH was tired (DH's night to cook--he bought a rotisserie chicken and made rice). Tonight is DS's night to cook. He wants to make...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-20-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Divina
I think a therapist can be very useful if you...

I think a therapist can be very useful if you feel like you are "stuck" with an issue and can't move through it on your own. I have also found classes, workshops and the like to serve a similar...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-20-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By Divina
You're welcome. I hope things go well for you. I...

You're welcome. I hope things go well for you. I know my advice might have sounded harsh, but I firmly believe blood ties confer no right to abuse.
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