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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
I plan on helping my kids whenever possible as...

I plan on helping my kids whenever possible as long as I am able, and as long as they are contributing to society in some way (example, I won't fund a drug addiction -- God forbid -- but I would...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-27-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Yes, frequently. While I don't know if we would...

Yes, frequently. While I don't know if we would be classified as hardcore minimalists, compared to your average working/middle class American family, we have far less stuff than most. For me, it's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
double post

double post
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Congrats! I'm currently pregnant with #3...

Congrats! I'm currently pregnant with #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) too and I have remarked to hubby that some people react as though we are on our 12th...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   10-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
I'm a reluctant team greener, but so far that's...

I'm a reluctant team greener, but so far that's how it's going to go. We had our 19w ultrasound and they couldn't see the sex. Since I am not a big fan of ultrasounds in general (pretty much did it...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-30-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,165
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
You mean you, as a grown woman, made a free-will...

You mean you, as a grown woman, made a free-will decision to trust your creator, own body, personal medical history, and current health that your baby would not be born premature just because you...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
My opinion on how adults cooperate in society on...

My opinion on how adults cooperate in society on helping keep children safe is to use facts and instinct rather than personal parenting opinions to dictate their course of action. Abuse can be hidden...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
There would have been no media at all to...

There would have been no media at all to "package" had the neighbor minded their own business and looked at the facts of the situation rather than their personal opinion on the subject. Scared,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Agreed. Me too :) My question is, where is the...

Agreed. Me too :) My question is, where is the line between a variation from the choices someone is making and acting on that variation by involving authorities who could potentially damage a family...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
I agree with this. If I felt a child was truly in...

I agree with this. If I felt a child was truly in danger and their parents truly neglectful, I wouldn't escort them home waiting for applause and thank you from the parents for "saving the day". Call...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Yes, but I think we can agree there is a huge...

Yes, but I think we can agree there is a huge difference between parents who abuse and kill their children and those who let their 6 year olds play in view of their houses for short periods of time....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
I think how one feels about being "financially...

I think how one feels about being "financially dependent" depends on their current relationship dynamic and their past experiences. Of course I would feel scared and worried if my partner was...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
We don't teach them about pedophiles so much, but...

We don't teach them about pedophiles so much, but rather about their own power to say "no" to anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.

We teach them to trust their instincts (mostly by...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Well in my state, CPS loses kids in the system...

Well in my state, CPS loses kids in the system and several have died while in their care. It's so incredibly messed up and in my opinion has harmed more children than helped. There is no way in hell...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Also to answer the OP (because a lot of...

Also to answer the OP (because a lot of situations have been brought up here). I am more comfortable letting kids stay home alone "on their own turf" at home than out and about -- just my personal...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,721
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
I can see both sides of this conversation. I veer...

I can see both sides of this conversation. I veer more on the side of overly-protective, but I admit it is mostly due to fears of "concerned" neighbors calling CPS than the belief that my children...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
No washing during pushing -- I can't imagine...

No washing during pushing -- I can't imagine anything I'd want to do less lol

The only exception would be if someone were GBS+ and wanted to do the hibiclens protocol in lieu of antibiotics.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   09-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Agreed. During our UC, hubby: • Went...

Agreed.

During our UC, hubby:

• Went out and got me Subway at my request :lol
• provided counter pressure during back labor
• hung out and "guarded the cave" while I labored alone by...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-20-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,099
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Enjoying all the belly shots! I'm plus-sized so I...

Enjoying all the belly shots! I'm plus-sized so I won't 'look' pregnant for a while boooo. I can tell I'm starting to 'show" personally though, because I haven't gained any weight yet but my clothes...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
I think it's common (#3 babe for me too). I have...

I think it's common (#3 babe for me too). I have been very weepy/emotional lately -- not so much blue but emotional. With regard to anxiety, I feel a bit of it too in early pregnancy because I like...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 723
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your peace and healing.
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
We haven't decided whether to UC or HB w/midwife...

We haven't decided whether to UC or HB w/midwife yet (leaning toward a second UC though). I will likely get an US at 18-20w just to make sure everything's cool (makes me feel more comfortable if we...
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   07-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Me and DH were just joking that all I could keep...

Me and DH were just joking that all I could keep down my first trimester w/ my first was Burger King lol
Forum: February 2015 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
Yup. First was midwife-assisted homebirth. Second...

Yup. First was midwife-assisted homebirth. Second was a planned UC, after 31 hours of active labor (wasn't worried a bit) and he's a perfectly healthy 3 year old :)

Expecting Feb 2015 sometime and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,547
Posted By Tumble Bumbles
pek64 -- very true. This probably wouldn't...

pek64 -- very true. This probably wouldn't happen until we moved.
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