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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By purplerose
Well she was diagnosed with Major Depressive...

Well she was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder about a year ago and is on her fifth antidepressant since then. I meant bipolar when thinking of a mood disorder. Because she is fine one day,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By purplerose
I need some advice from anyone who has a bipolar...

I need some advice from anyone who has a bipolar teen. My 17 year old is in the psych hospital for the second time, and I am almost positive she has a mood disorder but the psych at the hospital...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By purplerose
My 18 year old wants a sewing machine for...

My 18 year old wants a sewing machine for Christmas. I know absolutely nothing about them, and almost failed home ec after repeatedly messing up the machines in class(and my sewing projects were...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-12-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By purplerose
my 16 year old has shaved her arms for a couple...

my 16 year old has shaved her arms for a couple of years. I hate it, it seems weird to not have hair there when you are supposed to. and she doesn't shave her legs...I don't really know if other...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By purplerose
Dh does that, too. It makes me so mad...he...

Dh does that, too. It makes me so mad...he glosses over all I just said to point THAT out? But I guess it shows the differences and it wouldn't hurt if I could be more positive.
I have dealt with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-28-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 49,475
Posted By purplerose
One daughter grew about 5" after starting. She...

One daughter grew about 5" after starting. She is 5'11"(this rapid growth caused her some problems and she was in physical therapy for a few weeks during that time) Another grew about 2" after. She...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By purplerose
I unschooled for years, then the kids decided to...

I unschooled for years, then the kids decided to go to public school. Now my 11th grader is enrolling in online school. I don't like the idea really but it's what she wants. My 5th grader may do...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-13-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By purplerose
Oh, my, I cried reading your story, how...

Oh, my, I cried reading your story, how horrible!
 
Being treated for your anxiety will help you SO MUCH. I also experienced severe anxiety, after my fourth baby was born, and I never got help....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By purplerose
I will say though, my last pregnancy was the...

I will say though, my last pregnancy was the best, besides the last 3 weeks full of prodromal labor. I had so much energy, my house was spotless, I cooked and froze several meals. I could have used...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By purplerose
I had four kids, first I was 18 and the last I...

I had four kids, first I was 18 and the last I was almost 35. Each birth was harder and more painful than the last. I was completely exhausted during my last birth, and it wasn't even long, but I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-24-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,305
Posted By purplerose
I can sort of understand the thinking of...

I can sort of understand the thinking of protecting our girls. It's like, my girls walking through a bad part of town alone is not an invitation to be raped, but they are more likely to be. So I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-21-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,305
Posted By purplerose
No one should dictate whether a child even wears...

No one should dictate whether a child even wears underwear, barring health issues. I have known dads who insist their daughters wear a bra, and that is just creepy to me. School faculty getting...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-19-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By purplerose
I'd love a place to be able to talk freely about...

I'd love a place to be able to talk freely about being a sahp. Like in the thread about "doing all that AND working", there was so much that couldn't be said.
Forum: Parenting   09-16-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By purplerose
I wonder if you can just not mention them again....

I wonder if you can just not mention them again. Were your kids close to your in-laws? If not, you may can just let it slide and not bring them up as part of your life again.
Forum: Women's Health   09-14-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By purplerose
I actually wean myself from caffeine. If I feel...

I actually wean myself from caffeine. If I feel a headache starting, I drink a little at a time until it stops. After 3 days or so I am done and don't crave it or get headaches. Good luck!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-08-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By purplerose
And reading your posts in this thread gave me...

And reading your posts in this thread gave me the courage to go ahead and make my decision!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By purplerose
I just this morning let someone know I can no...

I just this morning let someone know I can no longer keep their children. I was asked very last-minute to do the after-school care, and I agreed bc this is family and there is a history of cutting...
Forum: Activism and News   08-31-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 117,612
Posted By purplerose
I remember years ago I cut off my butt-length...

I remember years ago I cut off my butt-length hair and donated it, and my grandfather cried. I wasn't telling anyone, but my aunt asked if I donated it, then told my grandfather. My grandfateher and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By purplerose
I am trying to come up with a plan for my...

I am trying to come up with a plan for my daughter(18), who is in college full time, but living at home, and has no job. I would like to know what others in this position have expected from their...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,269
Posted By purplerose
How can someone not know that real food is...

How can someone not know that real food is better than fast food/boxed/frozen meals? I can't wrap my head around the fact that someone would not KNOW that. I understand the issues some kids have and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-21-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By purplerose
Marnica that is so sad :( I encountered a lady...

Marnica that is so sad :( I encountered a lady at the dentist treating her son horribly bc he didn't want to go back alone...not that he didn't want to go, but that he wanted his mom with him, it...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-18-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By purplerose
I love bats!   There is this crazy...

I love bats!
 
There is this crazy overwhelming fear of bats giving people rabies, but in my area it's rabid foxes usually that show up in the news. And bats just aren't going to let you catch...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,752
Posted By purplerose
Another misconception I have seen over the years...

Another misconception I have seen over the years is people thinking that because I an just a sahm I am free to babysit. I have ben treated like an on-call babysitter, even by family, and find it...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,752
Posted By purplerose
I have told this story before, but I know this...

I have told this story before, but I know this couple where the husband decided his wife needed to go back to work when their baby was a few weeks old. So she did, to "do her part". (and he was...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-16-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,752
Posted By purplerose
The "you are lucky you can sah!"   No, it is...

The "you are lucky you can sah!"
 
No, it is NOT luck, unless having brains is luck? I work HARD on the finances, shopping, cooking, trying to save gas when having to drive around, so that we can...
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