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Forum: Personal Growth   06-20-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Katwoman
Maybe he is being honest.  Perhaps he's not...

Maybe he is being honest.  Perhaps he's not unhappy.  Some people can dream but don't really want to do things.  Dream is different than going out and doing it.  If he's not interested in doing...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-18-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Katwoman
You don't.    My brother is a meth user. ...

You don't. 
 
My brother is a meth user.  Meth changes their brains.  Actually changes their brain.  It also damages the part of the brain that experiences joy.  So they have to seek larger and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-21-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Katwoman
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By Katwoman
It's true, you really can't "win".  There are...

It's true, you really can't "win".  There are parents that are sad that more people aren't friendly and helpful during times of being situationally overwhelmed.  Other parents don't want other...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By Katwoman
I too think you have redeemed yourself and that...

I too think you have redeemed yourself and that you are the one being hard on yourself.  It was after all an accident.  Yes, you were rough when you shouldn't have been.  But if you look at it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-16-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Katwoman
I know my SPD DD "dribbled" until she was 6. ...

I know my SPD DD "dribbled" until she was 6.  She simply could not feel her bladder getting full.  It was kind of a struggle because there were tests, medicine, frustrated Daddy.  Eventually, when...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Katwoman
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Haley'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353231/child-just-got-diagnosed#post_16981805)

She loves...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By Katwoman
I believe you're right.  She's already planning,...

I believe you're right.  She's already planning, where to hang it, how often she'll be in it, who will come and visit her while she's in there.  It's nice to see some optimism in her voice right...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By Katwoman
The good news is my daughter is only 40 lbs, so...

The good news is my daughter is only 40 lbs, so weight cutoff won't be a problem for a while.  :D
 
Beachcomber, thank you for the feedback!  I feel better having someone that owns give their...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By Katwoman
That is a very good point.  Thank you for the...

That is a very good point.  Thank you for the perspective. 
 
I just have this feeling there is a reason for such a price difference.  But I feel like this won't be the last item we'll purchase to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By Katwoman
My DD has SPD and has started OT.  (I am really...

My DD has SPD and has started OT.  (I am really new to all this and am in over my head at the moment.)
 
I'm looking for people that have a lycra therapy swing.  My DD has been using one in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By Katwoman
How about splitting them up into teams and each...

How about splitting them up into teams and each team has a colored egg.  They find their colored eggs - every one would have a clue inside - everyone gets back together and solves the joint clues....
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   03-12-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Katwoman
You're right, it really does come down to your...

You're right, it really does come down to your OB/Midwife.  I delivered at Providence both times with a Midwife.  My experience was wonderful.  I switched to a midwife when I was 36 weeks pg with my...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Katwoman
I know you're down right now and things are...

I know you're down right now and things are easier "said than done".  Please try to remember, most of what other people say to you are about them rather than you.  (Sadly, even your parents.)  So...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Katwoman
Don't forget to factor in three things:  Not...

Don't forget to factor in three things:  Not everyone has a stable job - or any job really - these days, they're grooming him to move up and how much your DH likes his job. 
 
You can't really put...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-07-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Katwoman
I'm glad it helped!   I don't often talk to...

I'm glad it helped!
 
I don't often talk to people/post about my bipolar, not because I'm ashamed, but because there is still a lot of judgment out there. 
 
Your parent figures are toxic!  Can...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Katwoman
I'm not sure if you just need an "ear" or if...

I'm not sure if you just need an "ear" or if you're looking for sympathy or advice.  But I'm going to give you a little bit of everything.  I just got stable on bipolar medicine.  Which means I've...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By Katwoman
 Quote: but in today's world where the...



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but in today's world where the majority of 99% is living so close to the edge i would give them a second chance. i would vent and get it off my chest like you are doing here but that is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Katwoman
Isn't nice to finally have information you can...

Isn't nice to finally have information you can work with?  We recently received a SPD dx.  I was kind of thrown for a loop simply because I thought she was getting too much sensory information.  Now...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,334
Posted By Katwoman
I am.  My girls are 5 and 7.  We "use" the...

I am.  My girls are 5 and 7.  We "use" the Thomas Jefferson Education philosophy.  (I say "use" because they're not old enough to really use the philosophy, but we read, read, read.  The TJE just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-02-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Katwoman
Thank you for the link.  I'm going to look more...

Thank you for the link.  I'm going to look more into it because it does look like something we struggle with. 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-01-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Katwoman
I will ask.  Thank you for the information.   ...

I will ask.  Thank you for the information. 
 
It's just so hard when you truly looks surprised that there is poop in her underwear.  I don't think children can fake surprise like that.....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-01-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Katwoman
DD1 has always had sensory "issues".  I thought...

DD1 has always had sensory "issues".  I thought it was a case of too much stimuli coming at her at once.  But now they're saying the issue is the stimuli is not being processed.  It's a case of her...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Katwoman
Please try and be gentle with him and yourself...

Please try and be gentle with him and yourself right now.  You guys have just gone through an emotionally painful ordeal.  Even without the mc, the swelling/pain you experienced would be enough to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-03-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,993
Posted By Katwoman
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