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Forum: Mexico   05-10-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By elsanne
Agreed--bunch of economic and political...

Agreed--bunch of economic and political nonsense, if you ask me!

Glad it's over!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By elsanne
Oh, mama, I'm so sorry! I think the age your...

Oh, mama, I'm so sorry! I think the age your children are is one of the hardest ever. Just, everything about it. all the best to you today.
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-17-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,331
Posted By elsanne
Sorry to hear that, Louise. Sounds like a...

Sorry to hear that, Louise. Sounds like a run-of-the-mill North American, unfortunately.

It *IS* strange to have one's country be bashed (I'm U.S., married to a Mexican, living in Mexico). Now,...
Forum: Mexico   12-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,471
Posted By elsanne
Most people use sposies here and I agree that...

Most people use sposies here and I agree that don't bother buying huggies--get the cheapo brand, they're fine.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-03-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By elsanne
Just recently my 4.5 year old started to suck...

Just recently my 4.5 year old started to suck her thumb or fingers or anything after I detached her from the breast (she still has a nightcap tandeming with lil sis) and if I stopped her doing that,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-15-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,798
Posted By elsanne
I'm here! I'm here! Haven't posted in some time...

I'm here! I'm here! Haven't posted in some time but I - am - here!

Dancin' like a maniac. Much to share! Most exciting thing at the moment:

OPENING MY OWN STUDIO!!!

Any great name ideas?
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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By elsanne
Quote: Originally Posted by mamazee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamazee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12231590)
I grew up with an alcoholic father. This must...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By elsanne
a) Read "Protecting the Gift" by Gavin DeBecker....

a) Read "Protecting the Gift" by Gavin DeBecker.

b) Do worry about tact--but only for a minute, and think how much worse you'd feel if "the bad thing happened". That's what the book above...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-13-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By elsanne
Maybe that's a good idea, although I'm not...

Maybe that's a good idea, although I'm not terribly worried about being "nabbed". http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Did you recently move to Mexico? (just looking...
Forum: Women's Health   08-12-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By elsanne
Wow, what great information! Thanks for all the...

Wow, what great information! Thanks for all the links, I have my homework cut out for me now. I REALLY appreciate your taking the time to put these together. I am mind-boggled about the idea that...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-12-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By elsanne
Ahhh mmmm yes, *ahem ahem*, well, getting the...

Ahhh mmmm yes, *ahem ahem*, well, getting the cartilla was a total circus. I had a friend in the same boat (a lawyer) with her daughter go and bully the health dept into getting one, and then...
Forum: Women's Health   08-12-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By elsanne
Because it was fashionable among the...

Because it was fashionable among the health-food-store-going crowd, I "quit" fluoride in my toothpaste. At the same time, I went to Guatemala for two years, where there is no fluoride in the water....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-04-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By elsanne
I Just wrote them right in. with a pen, and made...

I Just wrote them right in. with a pen, and made up a dr.'s name from my hometown stateside.

good luck! I hope she takes the letter.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By elsanne
MTTWP, bless your heart! Sounds like it...

MTTWP, bless your heart! Sounds like it absolutely suxors. I have been in miserable latinamerican sitches like that (not currently) and it's no fun--esp. with no money, no way to get out, and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 7,399
Posted By elsanne
Just checkin' in here. Bellydance rocks! ...

Just checkin' in here. Bellydance rocks!

(for lack of anything better to say)

BD is totally taking up most of my life, which is awesome. This weekend I'm preparing the third and final section...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 7,399
Posted By elsanne
Maybe a coolio kinda vest?

Maybe a coolio kinda vest?
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-28-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By elsanne
I have heard that Xalapa is really beautiful and...

I have heard that Xalapa is really beautiful and great. Ciudad Valles, on the other hand...well, that area of Mexico is about as square as it gets so I'm not surprised people looked at you...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-28-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By elsanne
I am one who fudged the vax records. Easier to...

I am one who fudged the vax records. Easier to fly under the radar. I don't worry about outbreaks but I tend to have that attitude about most things, for better or worse.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 7,399
Posted By elsanne
*beams broadly* thanks!!!...

*beams broadly* thanks!!! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif: That makes me feel extraordinary!

I feel like you and I go "way back", which is crazy considering a) I've...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-09-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 7,399
Posted By elsanne
Athansor, congrats!!! yaaay! Would love to read...

Athansor, congrats!!! yaaay! Would love to read your birth story if'n you care to share, and hope all is going well.


Bellydance update from down South:

Wow. The exciting thing is that Tribal...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,293
Posted By elsanne
Just want to thank youguys for the ideas--I did...

Just want to thank youguys for the ideas--I did the mod podge on yogurt cup things, and it was a total blast and success.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-29-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 16,122
Posted By elsanne
Re-reading your post: Is your ped on board with...

Re-reading your post: Is your ped on board with no vaxing? That would surprise me...that's one option (asking him/her to write a letter). Knowing the bureaucracy in Mexico I'd be surprised if the...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-29-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 16,122
Posted By elsanne
Sraplayas: check the Mexico subforum...I have...

Sraplayas: check the Mexico subforum...I have tons to say on the issue, having lived it intimately myself.

My girls were both born here, and neither are vaccinated. The month my first daughter...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By elsanne
Just a LILILIII to my fellow bellydancer and...

Just a LILILIII to my fellow bellydancer and mama of two (soon!).

There is a dirty little secret about having two: no one ever tells you just how hard it is. Go easy on yourself, easy easy....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,293
Posted By elsanne
freaking fabulous ideas. I love youguys. I am so...

freaking fabulous ideas. I love youguys. I am so using the yogurt container idea.
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