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Forum: Multicultural Families   05-30-2010, 12:07 AM
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Forum: Parenting   05-18-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By TudoBem
I had no idea that finding good parent/child...

I had no idea that finding good parent/child matches would be so hard.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-24-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By TudoBem
Quote: Originally Posted by bobandjess99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandjess99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14974981)
So..what DOES he eat?
That's probably a...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-23-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By TudoBem
Has anyone successfully expanded a child's...

Has anyone successfully expanded a child's palette that was refusing to eat any fruit or vegetable?
How does one do it? Does it have to be an eat it or go hungry approach?
I don't want advice...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-29-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By TudoBem
green smoothies every day, fresh nut milks...

green smoothies every day, fresh nut milks (almond, brazil nut, etc.), blended/pureed veggies for soups, salsas, guacamole, whole fruit juice drinks.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-03-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,287
Posted By TudoBem
Does anyone have the Vitamix dry blade...

Does anyone have the Vitamix dry blade container? What do you make with it? Have you found it useful enough to justify the cost?
Would love to hear more! I know it can grind any grains and is used...
Forum: California, Nevada   10-16-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By TudoBem
We moved out of the bay area because we didn't...

We moved out of the bay area because we didn't feel it was wise to live in a place in which home ownership was so out of reach.
Unfortunately we are not happy where we are. We miss the resources of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By TudoBem
Does anyone use Savings Bank Life Insurance...

Does anyone use Savings Bank Life Insurance company? I see that it's rated an A+ but would love to hear any personal experiences from anyone. We are looking at a term life insurance policy.
Thanks!
Forum: Personal Growth   03-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,403
Posted By TudoBem
We ask the child to let the other child know...

We ask the child to let the other child know when he's done with the toy so the other child can then play with it. Usually the toy is handed over within a couple minutes, but it is still decided by...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-14-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,403
Posted By TudoBem
I totally get the OP and hope she feels no shame...

I totally get the OP and hope she feels no shame in articulating what many people feel. There shouldn't be some stigma against having an opinion of children. If others want to call it judgmental,...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By TudoBem
Perhaps part of it is forgiveness- forgiving the...

Perhaps part of it is forgiveness- forgiving the other person for the dramas we have to deal with concerning them.
I have found all of this so much more difficult since having my son. He is very...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-08-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By TudoBem
Yes, thinking well of people is a spiritual...

Yes, thinking well of people is a spiritual discipline.

I try to remind myself that everyone is living their own personal drama which affects their behavior.
What I get hung up on is that I feel...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-01-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By TudoBem
I have a hard time with this. Most recently I...

I have a hard time with this. Most recently I have a friend whose 4 yo dd has started being mean to my ds. She excludes him, tells him she doesn't like him, refuses to play with him, etc. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-15-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 279
Posted By TudoBem
Darn! I was hoping everyone would say how...

Darn! I was hoping everyone would say how thank-you e-cards are so common nowadays and everyone is doing them, and how it's cutting edge and cool! I abhor writing out the hand-written note, trying...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-15-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By TudoBem
I would find reasons to not get together but I...

I would find reasons to not get together but I wouldn't necessarily say anything unless she asked.
She's most likely not going to change her racist ideas and your saying something will just make...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-13-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 279
Posted By TudoBem
What does everyone think? I need to write...

What does everyone think?
I need to write thank-you cards for a child's birthday party.
Would e-cards be okay or it considered bad taste?
I would think it's okay but something is giving me pause...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,682
Posted By TudoBem
Quote: Originally Posted by mata...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mata http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12128968)
It's tough. I know where I would like to live...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,682
Posted By TudoBem
Thank you for all of your advice! It is a big...

Thank you for all of your advice! It is a big decision to make. Maybe the approach we will take is to be "looking" for another job and see what the options are, but try to do whatever we can here to...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-04-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,682
Posted By TudoBem
We moved last March to a place that I hate. I...

We moved last March to a place that I hate. I hate the climate, the mentality, the small-mindedness, the lack of progressive thinking, the disrespect of children, the overall aggression of adults...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-18-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By TudoBem
Quote: Originally Posted by claddaghmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by claddaghmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11970242)
I don't understand why the issue of the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-16-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,593
Posted By TudoBem
There are many people in this country who are...

There are many people in this country who are afraid of any differences and just want everyone "assimilated" into the mainstream culture.
Is this what your IL's are like- as in they don't care what...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-16-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By TudoBem
Quote: Originally Posted by lotusdebi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lotusdebi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11942206)
Set emotional boundaries for yourself. If...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-14-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By TudoBem
I am recently finding myself in a bit of a...

I am recently finding myself in a bit of a tangled web with a neighbor. This neighbor (it's become apparent to me) has problems with her dh. From the time we started hanging out together with our...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-27-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,371
Posted By TudoBem
Thanks for the replies. I agree that the issue...

Thanks for the replies. I agree that the issue is definitely complicated.
I do understand the cultural component. It makes sense to want to have a DIL who can understand you and your cultural...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-24-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,371
Posted By TudoBem
It seems like every white woman I know who is...

It seems like every white woman I know who is married to an Asian man has in-laws that are rejecting of and not very nice to her.
Can someone explain why this always seems to be the case?
If the...
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