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Forum: Lactivism   04-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,772
Posted By ramama
Infant feeding studies really can't use data...

Infant feeding studies really can't use data from third-world countries where there is rarely reliable access to safe water, and apply it to conditions in the US. And yet formula companies are...
Forum: Lactivism   04-17-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,772
Posted By ramama
My first point is that formula is not unsafe....

My first point is that formula is not unsafe.  It's not junk food.  Saying so damages lactivism.  It's elitist and full of privilege.  It will do absolutely nothing to raise breastfeeding rates.  I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-24-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By ramama
My kids are not vaccinated, and have been out of...

My kids are not vaccinated, and have been out of school now for 7 weeks because of a chicken pox "outbreak" at their school.  As it stands, I don't know who has had it, but if I ever come across...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By ramama
The short story is that my kids are unvaccinated...

The short story is that my kids are unvaccinated and there's been an outbreak of chicken pox at their school and my kids can't be back in school until 16 days after the last reported case.  The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-09-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By ramama
That's my issue.  I don't think she's being...

That's my issue.  I don't think she's being challenged because the librarian tells them which books are their grade level (a 2nd grade level book is not going to appeal to her).  It seems like the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-09-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By ramama
DD just took the DORA test and scored in the...

DD just took the DORA test and scored in the upper 8th grade, which I find difficult to believe, honestly. Is this one thought to be accurate?  Are there alternatives that can be taken online?  It...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-13-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,749
Posted By ramama
My DD wasn't speaking at all at 1 year.  No...

My DD wasn't speaking at all at 1 year.  No words.  In fact, by age 17 months she said maybe three words (mama, dada, and book), so I called the public health nurse to do a home visit to evaluate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By ramama
The mail carrier does decide when we get...

The mail carrier does decide when we get packages.  At least ours does.  It can be on his truck out for delivery, and if he doesn't feel like delivering it he "leaves a notice" which he actually...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,545
Posted By ramama
The difference between Walmart and Whole Foods...

The difference between Walmart and Whole Foods is that everyone knows what Walmart is and what they're about. They advertise low prices, and that is exactly what they offer. Whole Foods, however, is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,545
Posted By ramama
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Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334849/rarely-go-to-the-grocery-store/20#post_16732759)

oh i...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 789
Posted By ramama
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Quote:Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By ramama
Is any part of the costume going to be...

Is any part of the costume going to be store-bought?  Because I've noticed the Gryffindor colors are a little off in store-bought costumes.  So, if you are knitting a scarf but will buy a tie, I'd...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-20-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,942
Posted By ramama
As a teen I had an old lady in a nursing home...

As a teen I had an old lady in a nursing home tell me "I can't see very well, and your face isn't anything special, but your smile is gorgeous."  Okay, but I have an ugly face?  This one still...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-04-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,193
Posted By ramama
I would not hesitate to eat with my hands.  I...

I would not hesitate to eat with my hands.  I once went to a fancy Moroccan restaurant and the experience was amazing.  We not only ate with our fingers, we ate from the same plate.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-28-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
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Views: 1,161
Posted By ramama
Why is it okay to feed a baby "breastmilk...

Why is it okay to feed a baby "breastmilk substitute" at a certain age, but not actual breastmilk?  I will NEVER understand why people insist on weaning a child at 6 months to put them on formula.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,192
Posted By ramama
Here's the breakdown for my state: Maine...

Here's the breakdown for my state:
Maine minimum wage = $7.50/hr. x 40 hours = $300 x 4.3 weeks = $1290/month x 2 parents (assuming two-parent home) = $2580/month income - $600 daycare for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,261
Posted By ramama
I certainly don't pay $20K a year in taxes (and...

I certainly don't pay $20K a year in taxes (and it's not like there aren't other things tax dollars pay for), so I would see $50 in supplies as doing my part.
 
Basically, we all get more than...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,261
Posted By ramama
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Quote:Originally Posted by mattemma04 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-23-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 241
Posted By ramama
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Quote:Originally Posted by *bejeweled* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-22-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By ramama
OMG, congratulations!  And have a shower...

OMG, congratulations!  And have a shower already!  I have NO experience with fostering/adopting and it would NEVER occur to me that showers are only for biological children!
 
(aaaaand...I just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 241
Posted By ramama
Gosh, going out and being around people makes me...

Gosh, going out and being around people makes me so grumpy!  Today we went to walk around downtown and after a couple hours I just really wanted to go home.  Then, DH suggested we stop and the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,359
Posted By ramama
In the interest of full disclosure, my...

In the interest of full disclosure, my experience in impoverished communities centered around the literacy tutoring I did in college in inner-city Baltimore.  The vast majority of those I tutored...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,359
Posted By ramama
Because, for one, the majority of teen mothers...

Because, for one, the majority of teen mothers drop out of high school.  Of course it's not good to have generation upon generation upon generation of women who don't graduate high school.  Poverty...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,359
Posted By ramama
I'm not sure that when people talk about how bad...

I'm not sure that when people talk about how bad teen pregnancy is, they are talking about an individual teen mother and her individual circumstances.  Is teen pregnancy "that bad" for any given...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By ramama
A comforter with buttons on the top and sides...

A comforter with buttons on the top and sides and bottom, with a sheet with buttonholes and you buttoned the sheet right to the comforter.  It is NOT a duvet/duvet cover.  The sheet doesn't encase...
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