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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   07-25-2011, 11:33 PM
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Views: 1,555
Posted By yokosmile
My partner has a cyst (specifically a median...

My partner has a cyst (specifically a median raphe cyst) on his penis. It's been there as long as he can remember, but it's become invasive and he is planning on getting it removed. He is intact,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,253
Posted By yokosmile
I 'd let him play all he wants. We are shifting...

I 'd let him play all he wants. We are shifting into a digital paradigm; it's the future and it's cool!
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,477
Posted By yokosmile
all living things are sexual. we have genitals...

all living things are sexual. we have genitals from birth. sexual beings, sexual nature, etc. and that's ok. you guide the kids along down the path of our culture and they learn restraint. no big...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-25-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 974
Posted By yokosmile
OP, you deserve better.

OP, you deserve better.
Forum: Spirituality   07-05-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By yokosmile
FWIW, I believe in a creator God that is...

FWIW, I believe in a creator God that is manifested in all of reality (in this universe and in infinite parallel universes) to obtain infinite understanding. God is everything so God understands...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,926
Posted By yokosmile
Classic case of Freudian psychology. She sees...

Classic case of Freudian psychology. She sees you as "the other woman" and its really a phenomenon with MIL and daughter relationships I think. She was the first women in his life, etc. She views...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-27-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,214
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: I get that dh misses his mom and they...

Quote:
I get that dh misses his mom and they talk more easily in Tamil. He comes home from work and they immediately talk, and this continues with the two of them together non-stop until bedtime....
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,820
Posted By yokosmile
Imagine the peace you'd feel in your heart if...

Imagine the peace you'd feel in your heart if you'd just let this go. You can't change MIL - only how you react to her. You have to live with her until you're in a better financial state; that's...
Forum: Pets   06-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By yokosmile
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,511
Posted By yokosmile
Google pineal gland 2012! Be ready to get...

Google pineal gland 2012! Be ready to get acquainted with the larger universal reality of which we are all apart. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,755
Posted By yokosmile
You told your friend not to call him and she...

You told your friend not to call him and she totally ignored you and look where it led... not cool. I'd talk to her about respecting boundaries.

And I can see that you're disappointed by your h's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-29-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by zinemama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zinemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15459728)
People are different. I would hate to be...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,695
Posted By yokosmile
Unless "You're so beautiful!" was followed by,...

Unless "You're so beautiful!" was followed by, "And that's the only thing about you that matters now and forever." then yeah, I wouldn't flinch.
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-13-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,581
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by MissLotus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissLotus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15400611)
I get that his feelings shouldn't be...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By yokosmile
I say this as gently as possible - but your post...

I say this as gently as possible - but your post comes across as an ego trip. Model what you believe is the appropriate behavior and do not pass judgment. Change doesn't come with judgment.
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,581
Posted By yokosmile
It's not even about the tickets. You created a...

It's not even about the tickets. You created a power struggle with your DH and you challenged his judgment as a parent. I guarantee you this will come up later.
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By yokosmile
Sounds to me like his behavior was different...

Sounds to me like his behavior was different because he was at his parents' house. Did you snap at him in front of his family? I think talking to him about this matter in private would have been a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-12-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,581
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: It sort of sounds like he had his heart...

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It sort of sounds like he had his heart set on it and was really disappointed. And it sort of sounds like it wasn't something you particularly wanted to do in the first place. So when some...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-09-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By yokosmile
I am sorry. That sounds hard. : ( Your SD's...

I am sorry. That sounds hard. : (

Your SD's reaction isn't surprising though. Since her mother isn't a good mother, she'll be all the more defensive of her. It's a defense mechanism for coping...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by annethcz...

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Originally Posted by annethcz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15370698)
If she's hungry, she'll eat. Simple as that....
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-29-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,296
Posted By yokosmile
You post more about this house than you do your...

You post more about this house than you do your concerns for your DD. It's just a house. At the end of the day, does the financial crap really matter? Will good credit benefit you when this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-28-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By yokosmile
I think distancing yourself from the family is a...

I think distancing yourself from the family is a big overreaction. I understand why your daughter might be disappointed at not being invited to the sleepover, but childhood is when we begin to learn...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-26-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,296
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by That Is Nice...

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Originally Posted by That Is Nice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15341701)
That is not me however. I am no victim....
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,296
Posted By yokosmile
OP, have you looked into -...

OP, have you looked into - http://www.co-abode.com/
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-25-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,296
Posted By yokosmile
He's not going to change. Repeat that to...

He's not going to change. Repeat that to yourself 20 million times if you have to, however many times you need to hear it.

If his dream life is work/tv/sleep, give it to him. Take your baby away...
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