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Forum: Parents as Partners   02-09-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By cappuccinosmom
I have four kids with a husband who is by...

I have four kids with a husband who is by nature a pretty distant parent and definitely not helpful around the house.
 
If I had expectations of him being different, I would be resentful. But I...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-09-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By cappuccinosmom
I have gotten this same question for years, and...

I have gotten this same question for years, and long before I met my Ethiopian dh. I'm as white as they come, born and raised in the USA. But if they skip the step of assuming I'm Amish, people...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,802
Posted By cappuccinosmom
And I do have a friend who had horrific damage...

And I do have a friend who had horrific damage done by an epidural.  It was so sad to watch her struggle to recover from that, while having a newborn. Severe back pain. Not being able to lift....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,802
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Re: the epidural, I'm concerned about drug...

Re: the epidural, I'm concerned about drug interactions with the baby. But primarily...Needle. Drugs. In my spinal column.  Are you kidding me?  NO. lol. 
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By cappuccinosmom
There's a ton of natural treatments and OTC...

There's a ton of natural treatments and OTC things you can try.
 
The main goal is to irritate the area so that the immune system gets a clue and attacks the wart, which is like a little germ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-05-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 411
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Haven't read all the posts but   A: Some...

Haven't read all the posts but
 
A: Some stores have better prices, and/or "membership" reductions. Shop around, and ask what kind of benefits your local drugs store may have if you get a points...
Forum: Spirituality   08-21-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By cappuccinosmom
I would add though, that poverty doesn't always...

I would add though, that poverty doesn't always look the same. We see "the 'hood" kind of poverty where we live.
 
But I am sure that where you are, there are people who are on fixed incomes, or...
Forum: Spirituality   08-21-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Have some doctrinal disagreements with Shane...

Have some doctrinal disagreements with Shane Claiborn.
 
However, as far as social compassion (and social justice, charity, service, community work, etc)--I do believe it is mandatory for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-29-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 786
Posted By cappuccinosmom
i am happy. :)    everyone experiences...

i am happy. :) 
 
everyone experiences stresses, difficulties, etc.  I think those things don't preclude happiness-it really depends on how they're approached.  If they rule your life, it's hard...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-29-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,104
Posted By cappuccinosmom
pretty much not.  When the kids are older, he...

pretty much not.  When the kids are older, he does do haircuts.  And takes them places.  He works insane hours though.  So if he does have the time and energy to help out, I consider that a gift.
 ...
Forum: Multicultural Families   05-29-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Big time.    If it weren't for our shared...

Big time. 
 
If it weren't for our shared faith, we'd be in huge trouble.  But even that sometimes ends up with some contention because of the different ways we view/translate/interpret faith...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-29-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Well, um, I've had 4 living children and 7 total...

Well, um, I've had 4 living children and 7 total pregnancies with my dh.  And it was my latest and 4th child that I developed pre-e with.  Apparently I'm an exception to that theory.   And as much...
Forum: Multicultural Families   03-12-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By cappuccinosmom
oh my word.   ...

oh my word.
 
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jaw.gif
I can't really blame the police for checking out a call like that, I'd think they pretty much have to.  But what kind of...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-05-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 1,812
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Here she is. :)  Soooooo tiny (to me, my last...

Here she is. :)  Soooooo tiny (to me, my last two were 9.15 and 10.8, she was 6.15).  She was 38 weeks, which isn't technically "early" but for my babies it is early and she is definitely doing a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,212
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Go with a private renter.  You will probably...

Go with a private renter.  You will probably find someone.
 
But understand why they want to see a certain income, and maybe address that up front.  Explain how you will manage to pay the rent,...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 973
Posted By cappuccinosmom
  Quote: I think we all want our kids to do...


Quote:
I think we all want our kids to do things that fulfill them. The trick is to remember that what fulfills you (or your mother, or me) may not be what fulfills our children.



This!  A...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-02-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 1,812
Posted By cappuccinosmom
I kinda went over to the Facebook group and...

I kinda went over to the Facebook group and neglected MDC recently.  But wanted to pop in here and say we had our baby girl Feb 25.  A little early due to pre-e, sadly.  But she is healthy and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-02-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,620
Posted By cappuccinosmom
This was done to me with my last 3 births.  And...

This was done to me with my last 3 births.  And though I was in a hospital, it was midwive who were caring for me.  The one that started it, I bled very badly, so from now on they do it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 1,594
Posted By cappuccinosmom
meh.  None of those things really scares me.  I...

meh.  None of those things really scares me.  I don't buy the conspiracy theories.
 
X-rays are a little different because issues with that kind of radiation is known and it's not like they're...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-30-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By cappuccinosmom
I'm not sure it's necessarily cultural?  I know...

I'm not sure it's necessarily cultural?  I know a lot of American men who are fine with verbally expressing their feelings (more so in my generation than previous ones).  My African husband is the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-30-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By cappuccinosmom
In terms of length and intensity, all of mine...

In terms of length and intensity, all of mine were about the same.  But the third one hurt more.  Major back labor, which is something I hadn't had with the other two.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
  TAXES!
Views: 1,163
Posted By cappuccinosmom
We got 10 grand "back" in '09 (due to...

We got 10 grand "back" in '09 (due to withholdings, EIC, child tax credit, and the special employment credit that year).  And then *nothing* in '10.  We had different circumstances and in '10 we...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-21-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,069
Posted By cappuccinosmom
FWIW, my last two weren't technically...

FWIW, my last two weren't technically precipitous, but close--4 hours from start to finish.
 
And in terms of pain, they were very different, so maybe you will luck out this time.  One of those...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Is it possible there's more to it than just the...

Is it possible there's more to it than just the words you're hearing?  Dh says that about me, and also tells his co-workers that the paycheck he gets...it's actually mine, lol.
 
And I'm not "The...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,854
Posted By cappuccinosmom
Actually, a doctor (at least in an independent...

Actually, a doctor (at least in an independent practice) may well "fire" a patient for either of those issues, and others, if they believe the person is choosing to harm themselves and that their...
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