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Forum: Breastfeeding   Today, 07:20 AM
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Posted By rightkindofme
Do you plan to ask your partner to pump enough...

Do you plan to ask your partner to pump enough extra milk to provide for the amount you want to feed or do you plan to supplement with formula? That is probably the biggest factor that jumped into my...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-04-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By rightkindofme
I'm cool with you having whatever standards you...

I'm cool with you having whatever standards you have. I care about not having sex tear me to shreds so I bleed. I've had sex with an unusual number of penises. I've had problems with everyone who...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-01-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By rightkindofme
Well I have a bunch of internal scar tissue from...

Well I have a bunch of internal scar tissue from trauma. Circumcised penises hurt me. They tear me up inside because there isn't give from the foreskin. It was a factor in picking my husband that he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-27-2017, 06:12 AM
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Views: 689
Posted By rightkindofme
Starting when my new baby was about 3 months old...

Starting when my new baby was about 3 months old I took my oldest out for special "dates" that were just us so we could maintain our separate, special relationship. Like 70% of these dates are to the...
Forum: Unschooling   06-27-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By rightkindofme
You know what... I've been reading you for 8 or 9...

You know what... I've been reading you for 8 or 9 years now and I find that incredibly comforting to hear.

In all honesty I've only gotten pushback from like 4 people ever that I wasn't "really"...
Forum: Unschooling   06-27-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By rightkindofme
This all makes sense to me. I talk about reading...

This all makes sense to me. I talk about reading coming in stages partially because I was a little late at reading. I didn't start reading till very late in 1st grade and I'd been in 7 schools by...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By rightkindofme
I can totally understand how it is hard to figure...

I can totally understand how it is hard to figure out how to meet kids where they are. I don't have any advice because I'm struggling with it myself.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By rightkindofme
This. I'm struggling with this with my kids...

This. I'm struggling with this with my kids lately. How to meet their needs in a way that is healthy and doesn't trigger me and my own stuff. It is hard to look at how what they need is different...
Forum: Unschooling   06-26-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By rightkindofme
My daughter is almost done reading me the first...

My daughter is almost done reading me the first Baby Sitters Club book and I feel suffused with joy. The series was my favorite when I was her age and I'm really glad she is leaping into them with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-26-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By rightkindofme
I honestly believe that being in a school where...

I honestly believe that being in a school where you have to sit and spend most of the day... waiting... for life to happen makes this stuff worse. Kids have the emotional/physical need to be reaching...
Forum: Parenting   06-26-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By rightkindofme
It isn't possible to keep up with all trends...

It isn't possible to keep up with all trends unless it is your job. Technology changes every 18 months. But I think that parents are foolish if they don't investigate what their kids are actively...
Forum: Unschooling   06-23-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By rightkindofme
That's a great question! I talk about my kids as...

That's a great question! I talk about my kids as pre-readers: the stage where they can tell that letters exist, name them, and know that they perform some mysterious function with regards to being...
Forum: Unschooling   06-22-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By rightkindofme
Thanks Nazsmum, I appreciate that. :love ...

Thanks Nazsmum, I appreciate that. :love

mckittre--My 9 year old didn't read until 7.5 almost 8. She's an intensely verbal child and it didn't feel like a big problem. She completely resisted...
Forum: Unschooling   06-22-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By rightkindofme
I see names I recognize so I wanted to check in...

I see names I recognize so I wanted to check in and say hi. I've been off Mothering for a long time. I have struggled with the phrase "unschooling" forever because it means so many things to so many...
Forum: February 2018 Due Date Club   06-22-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By rightkindofme
Howdy. I've been off Mothering for years but I'm...

Howdy. I've been off Mothering for years but I'm pregnant again and I can't think of a place I'd rather have a DDC. Due around Valentine's. This is my 5th pregnancy. Hopefully my 3rd child.
Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By rightkindofme
My grandmother-in-law is currently a preschool...

My grandmother-in-law is currently a preschool teacher. She's 86. She has worked at every level from preschool up to college. She taught juvenile hall. She is very "school" oriented. She's been...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,469
Posted By rightkindofme
I might go have a chat with the girl's mom. If...

I might go have a chat with the girl's mom. If she is flirting with the idea of sex I would not only tell her that she should buy her own damn condoms (I'd give her a $20) but I would strongly...
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,232
Posted By rightkindofme
I installed a hotel lock on my front door and...

I installed a hotel lock on my front door and bought locks for my side gates years ago. My kids can't get out into the front without me hearing the loud scraping of chairs. :thumb
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,232
Posted By rightkindofme
She didn't go that far. The first time she went...

She didn't go that far. The first time she went inside the museum (we had been playing outside in the garden with friends) to do more exhibits. If she had just *asked* I would have said "sure". It...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,232
Posted By rightkindofme
I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so...

I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so bad if I could do it in less than 4.5 hours. It feels so brutal after a while.

My 6 year old decided to be "independent" twice today and wander off...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,232
Posted By rightkindofme
I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so...

I think the 180 miles of driving wouldn't be so bad if I could do it in less than 4.5 hours. It feels so brutal after a while.

My 6 year old decided to be "independent" twice today and wander off...
Forum: Unschooling   02-19-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,232
Posted By rightkindofme
Today we are going to home school day at the...

Today we are going to home school day at the Charles Shulz museum. I wish I had been smart enough to notice that it was 90 miles away before I signed up. I thought it was in San Francisco, which is...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By rightkindofme
Yeah, I worked in schools of 2400+ kids. The...

Yeah, I worked in schools of 2400+ kids. The small schools I subbed in before I got my credential were *only* 1000. And I work in an area with an incredibly high English as a Second Language...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,232
Posted By rightkindofme
My kitchen remodel is over 10 years in the...

My kitchen remodel is over 10 years in the future. I have to save up money for that. I want to pay off the mortgage first. I'm a planner and I've dreamed of the bathroom I want for many years. I just...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By rightkindofme
You know what? I think I'm having a hard time...

You know what? I think I'm having a hard time getting a clear mental picture of how this would work. My teaching experience focused on gang kids/teenagers who were very developmentally delayed and...
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