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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2010, 09:24 AM
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Posted By virgomama
Thank you all for your replies. I think I just...

Thank you all for your replies. I think I just need to look at this as an opportunity for personal growth--calmly and consciously thanking her for her concern without worrying if I was rude or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 437
Posted By virgomama
I lived in Oregon for 11 years, and have missed...

I lived in Oregon for 11 years, and have missed it every single day since moving three years ago. We hope to move back in the next couple of years. It truly does have everything--mountains, ocean,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By virgomama
So I have this co-worker. She's one of the most...

So I have this co-worker. She's one of the most selfless, giving people I have ever met. One of those people who would give her last dollar to someone in need. She's also a devout Christian, and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2009, 10:50 PM
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Views: 24,010
Posted By virgomama
I'm wondering if our financial situation will...

I'm wondering if our financial situation will ever improve. Thanks!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-02-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By virgomama
Cat Walk, by Mary Stolz. I loved this book as a...

Cat Walk, by Mary Stolz. I loved this book as a child. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By virgomama
Thanks for the great advice! I hadn't thought...

Thanks for the great advice! I hadn't thought about the jam oozing out, so I'll leave room. The freezing is a great idea too!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By virgomama
I am baking a 9 inch round layer cake for my...

I am baking a 9 inch round layer cake for my mom's birthday tomorrow, and I would like to have a strawberry layer in the middle. I bought a jar of strawberry jam, and I'm wondering if I can just...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-28-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By virgomama
I so appreciate all your thoughtful responses. I...

I so appreciate all your thoughtful responses. I do try very hard to look beneath the behavior to find out what she is trying to tell me. It's crazy, but I'm still shocked to see such sophisticated...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-27-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By virgomama
My 4.5 yo dd is going through a very sassy...

My 4.5 yo dd is going through a very sassy stage. If you try to redirect or talk to her about an unacceptable behavior, she will do the whole hands-on-hips thing, or literally turn around and walk...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-03-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By virgomama
Thank you! Those colors look beautiful, and very...

Thank you! Those colors look beautiful, and very similar to Noro. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Parenting   06-01-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By virgomama
Thank you again for all your thoughtful replies....

Thank you again for all your thoughtful replies. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

The guilt thing is hard to articulate. I know intellectually that none of this...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-31-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By virgomama
Ooh, I forgot about the SWS! I love the look of...

Ooh, I forgot about the SWS! I love the look of that stuff, though I've never knitted it yet. And great idea about holding two strands together. The sweaters on that website are adorable too. Thanks...
Forum: Parenting   05-30-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By virgomama
So true about the clothes issue! My ds has worn...

So true about the clothes issue! My ds has worn some of the same shorts for three summers now, because they make shorts for boys so very long for some reason. Saves money, so I'm okay with that....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-30-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By virgomama
There's a fabulous new book out called "Knitting...

There's a fabulous new book out called "Knitting Noro", and there's a gorgeous sleeveless turtleneck sweater I want to make. Noro is pretty far out of my budget, however. What would you sub for...
Forum: Parenting   05-30-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By virgomama
I'm really struggling right now with guilt---My...

I'm really struggling right now with guilt---My son is 7, and is very small for his age. I actually put him in a pair of 3T shorts the other day, mostly because he's so skinny and they still fit....
Forum: Pets   03-07-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By virgomama
We got our sweet golden almost a year ago. She...

We got our sweet golden almost a year ago. She was 2.5 at the time, and the previous owners told us she was a little nervous on walks. Um, understatement of the year. She freaks out if the leaves...
Forum: Women's Health   01-28-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By virgomama
I've got fungus under the my big toenail, and...

I've got fungus under the my big toenail, and it's causing a lot of pain and some swelling. Has anyone had luck with natural remedies? I do NOT want to do oral Lamisil, because of its impact on the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-31-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By virgomama
Thank you, thank you!!! It's been driving me...

Thank you, thank you!!! It's been driving me batty. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-30-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By virgomama
I feel so dumb asking, but I've been trying to...

I feel so dumb asking, but I've been trying to figure this out for a while. Someone help me out! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Women's Health   10-15-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,179
Posted By virgomama
I had a copper IUD for almost 4 years, and...

I had a copper IUD for almost 4 years, and loved, loved, LOVED it! Totally convenient, a complete no-brainer. I also loved that it was hormone-free, since the hormones mess me up too. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Women's Health   09-12-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By virgomama
These are all such great suggestions! I had...

These are all such great suggestions! I had forgotten about nettles from my long-ago days studying herbalism. Yeah, I am feeling lousy, although I think my levels have dropped so gradually that I...
Forum: Women's Health   09-11-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By virgomama
I just found out today my hemoglobin level is at...

I just found out today my hemoglobin level is at 8. I need to bring it up as quickly as possible, and I know drugstore iron supplements aren't easy on the stomach. Any ideas? I was going to get some...
Forum: Women's Health   09-09-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By virgomama
I'll do that--I was wanting to try it out on my...

I'll do that--I was wanting to try it out on my kids anyway.
Forum: Women's Health   09-08-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By virgomama
Update--just found out from the infectious...

Update--just found out from the infectious disease specialist that his wound is infected with MRSA. They have decided to remove the hardware from his leg next week, and replace it with a rod that is...
Forum: Women's Health   09-03-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By virgomama
Thanks--I will grab some calendula next time I'm...

Thanks--I will grab some calendula next time I'm at the natural foods store. It's one of the few remedies I don't have for some reason! I have thought about massage too--I'm a former massage...
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