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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 226
Posted By USAmma
I remember being in the store and seeing those...

I remember being in the store and seeing those things for the first time. I was intrigued because they were lining the top shelf of the toy aisle all the way down. I thought I should get one, since...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-29-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 834
Posted By USAmma
I want to know where the stretch marks are in...

I want to know where the stretch marks are in that photoshopped pic of her?

I am a registered nurse who has gained and kept on some weight since having the kids. I eat vegetarian and have for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By USAmma
Wink Funny/Awkward/Inappropriate Gifts Thread

I remember a thread from years ago about this topic, and I had so much fun reading about people's awkward or inappropriate gifts. I hope I don't seem ungrateful or materialistic because I try to see...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 247
Posted By USAmma
Good for you! I'm glad you still get to work...

Good for you! I'm glad you still get to work around kids and make a difference.

I know-- college. My 14 year old is going to be taking an art class this summer at our community college. Next year...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 247
Posted By USAmma
Talking 14+ Years on MDC-- coming back to say thanks!

I am popping back in again just to say thanks. Life is busy and I don't make it to MDC much anymore, but when I need parenting advice this is still where I come.

My baby that was a newborn when I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,448
Posted By USAmma
When you use word flakey I'm not sure what you...

When you use word flakey I'm not sure what you mean. I am struggling with Abi realizing that she need to contribute to the household work. She has the dishes and general clean-up after herself. A...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,448
Posted By USAmma
It's nice to see a familiar face here,...

It's nice to see a familiar face here, IdentityCrisisMama! Our dd's are both 13. Wow! And you are so right about them being both in the adult world and still children. I realized the other day that...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-16-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rainbownurse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397348/leaving-the-anti-vaccine-movement#post_17611058)
 As...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,748
Posted By USAmma
My mom got one and had a rough recovery. She did...

My mom got one and had a rough recovery. She did not expect that kind of pain, and she's had other medical surgeries before.
 
I have a lot of loose skin. I notice that when I wear my back support...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,047
Posted By USAmma
I also visualize bad things happening to my...

I also visualize bad things happening to my family sometimes. It's because of the stuff I see at work in the Peds ICU. I have a strong imagination and empathy for the patients, and it's a bad...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,047
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Finch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/684156/can-you-see-things-in-your-head#post_8258147)

Yeah, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By USAmma
And I can tell whose fart it is in the house...

And I can tell whose fart it is in the house without looking. We all have our own fart "voices". LOL
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By USAmma
I don't know if this counts but I changed my...

I don't know if this counts but I changed my first hame (which was ironically a hippy-type 70's name) to a Hindu name when I married into that culture. But no one can say it so only the close...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By USAmma
I have two daughters, ages 13 and 10. They both...

I have two daughters, ages 13 and 10. They both have very healthy body images. 
 
I have been a member here since my 13 year old was tiny, and I have tried to be mindful of developing a healthy...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By USAmma
What a funny story!   To answer your...

What a funny story!
 
To answer your questions, yes. After 18 years of marriage it doesn't bother anyone anymore. Besides I'm a nurse. I've seen/heard it all.
 
I think after my dh saw me give...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By USAmma
I have been in this situation and still am in a...

I have been in this situation and still am in a way. I have let my mother go a couple of times. Through counseling we now have a very tentative relationship and I hold her at arm's length, but we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,385
Posted By USAmma
My 13 year old does piano lessons once a week,...

My 13 year old does piano lessons once a week, guitar lessons once a week. She is expected to practice 6 days a week. We have a contract that if she wants lessons I will pay for them but she has to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By USAmma
I have two lists of chores posted in the...

I have two lists of chores posted in the kitchen. They rotate so that each of my girls has to do one of the lists all week. They are mostly things related to life skills and independence (washing...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by katelove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By USAmma
I think I will respect my daughter and go with...

I think I will respect my daughter and go with what she wants, which is to do it all at once. After talking to a mom whose child got surgery on just one knee, her child ended up in the wheelchair...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By USAmma
I'm a peds RN but this is totally out of my area...

I'm a peds RN but this is totally out of my area of expertise. I deal mostly with lungs and airways.

My child was born with patellofemoral instabilitiy (her knee caps pop out of place). She's had...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By USAmma
I just wanted to get back to you and reply with...

I just wanted to get back to you and reply with a big thank you for sharing your perspectives and advice. I've been very busy with work (night shift nurse) and my IL's are visiting from India right...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By USAmma
Was thinking about putting this in the religion...

Was thinking about putting this in the religion section or the parenting secition but I think it's more of a developmental question.
 
My 10 year old, who is very mature and empathic, decided last...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,183
Posted By USAmma
Coming from the perspective of an epidural birth...

Coming from the perspective of an epidural birth here-- but I did have labor for a few hours. ;-)
 
Physically what hurt the most was when I was in India and got very sick from a strain of flu. I...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,071
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ma2two http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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