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Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2012, 10:47 AM
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Posted By milletpuff
...and he has since he was born, give or take a...

...and he has since he was born, give or take a bit. He's generally a happy baby, though he's been gassy lately, but he never sleeps! He does down for the night at 10, wakes at 1 for food/change,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-19-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By milletpuff
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Quote:Originally Posted by seraf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By milletpuff
Seraf, I am sorry that you feel like you were...

Seraf, I am sorry that you feel like you were manipulated. I think the discussion is valid, needed and important no matter what the back story was. FTMPapa asked in his original post:

"What would...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-18-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,808
Posted By milletpuff
Pat Robertson: An article was posted under the...

Pat Robertson: An article was posted under the Mothering UN in the Adoptive/Foster Parent forum. It was a weird and messed up thing to post there anyway, because the article was about how some lady...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,808
Posted By milletpuff
The formal apology was a big fat LOCK. I know,...

The formal apology was a big fat LOCK. I know, right? And then locking the AIDS denialism thread in TAO. Sort of cannot believe what I am learning about this place!!
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-17-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,808
Posted By milletpuff
Keep me posted where you go!! I'm definitely out...

Keep me posted where you go!! I'm definitely out of here but would love to keep in touch.
Forum: Site Help   06-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,862
Posted By milletpuff
I find it interesting that the "troubling" thing...

I find it interesting that the "troubling" thing noted about the Pat Robertson thread is related to the advertising aspect.
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,087
Posted By milletpuff
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Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,087
Posted By milletpuff
This thread RULEZ. Thank you. I think it helps...

This thread RULEZ. Thank you. I think it helps to negate the mommy guilt and the fear that we are all doing it WRONG all the time! We ALL want the best in our lives, and hopefully we can take what...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,102
Posted By milletpuff
Well I think there is also something to be said...

Well I think there is also something to be said for NOT waiting until a kid actively expressed discomfort about it before thinking about it. My dad and I shared a bed until I was about 10 and he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 68
Posted By milletpuff
I hate these companies, but they are kind of...

I hate these companies, but they are kind of brilliant for party-decor inspiration:
 
http://www.orientaltrading.com/
 
http://www.shindigz.com/
 
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,102
Posted By milletpuff
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Forum: Queer Parenting   06-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By milletpuff
Yes, the rules have changed, but good luck...

Yes, the rules have changed, but good luck finding a clinic that will work with the new rules. We found several in the bay area, but were not able to find any in Oregon when we were trying to find a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By milletpuff
I am struggling with some ethical and persoanl...

I am struggling with some ethical and persoanl issues as my partner and I start the process of domestic infant adoption. I am trying to read and learn as much as I can, and I'm very grateful for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,696
Posted By milletpuff
I never updated, but we did go ahead and ask and...

I never updated, but we did go ahead and ask and our families were incredibly supportive and delighted and have been unbelievably generous with their help, far beyond what I would have dreamed! So...
Forum: Family Safety   05-17-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By milletpuff
Awesome! Thanks! We are expecting our first,...

Awesome! Thanks! We are expecting our first, eventually, through adoption. We will definitely need a thing or two from BRU in the next year or so. Oh, I found a date of manufature and it was made in...
Forum: Family Safety   05-17-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By milletpuff
Some friends gave us a bunch of baby/kid stuff...

Some friends gave us a bunch of baby/kid stuff for a big garage sale we are having, and among it was a used carseat. It's old and she got it used herself. I am pretty sure it's illegal to sell a...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-02-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By milletpuff
Marsupial-mom, that quote is extremely helpful,...

Marsupial-mom, that quote is extremely helpful, thank you so much!! Thank you everyone for not making me feel totally nuts. The first people I talked about it with were my partner + two very close...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-01-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By milletpuff
We decided against that agency for other...

We decided against that agency for other reasons. But I am sure that every agency is going to have something that I don't 100% love, right?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-01-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By milletpuff
My partner and I are pursuing domestic open...

My partner and I are pursuing domestic open infant adoption through an agency in town. We had our mandatory 2-day training this weekend and I'm having some feelings that I would really love help...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-28-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 398
Posted By milletpuff
We live here, and we are currently in the early...

We live here, and we are currently in the early stages of the adoption process for our first kid, so hopefully we will actually *have* a kid in the next 1 - 2 years. There's someone else on the...
Forum: Activism and News   04-19-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By milletpuff
But his intent *was* ill - he was trying to be...

But his intent *was* ill - he was trying to be as insulting as possible to the ref, and the most insulting thing that he could think of was to call him a gay man. And, if that particular slur were...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,409
Posted By milletpuff
The point I was trying to make is that I don't...

The point I was trying to make is that I don't think "divorce" is a good indicator of health/unhealth. I agree 100% that many (most) poly couples hold commitment very dear, I was trying to make a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,409
Posted By milletpuff
I was thinking more about this this morning. I...

I was thinking more about this this morning. I think that we would be more likely to find higher rates of divorce amony poly couples than in the general population, because people entering into a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-13-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,409
Posted By milletpuff
   Quote:Originally Posted by Storm...



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