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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Exactly. You would like your professor to...

Exactly. You would like your professor to exercise other options out of respect for your values. I understand you are focused on the power dynamic between your and your professor (grades, cost of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Earlier in the thread you mentioned that you...

Earlier in the thread you mentioned that you valued your aunt's views because she traveled and had been to the Middle East. I've also traveled there and have tremendous respect for the people from...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Wait. You are saying that you may have been...

Wait. You are saying that you may have been forced to walk out of a college class in protest to stand up for a cause that you care deeply about? In COLLEGE? The horror!

Do it - walk out. Start...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Even a middle-aged breast? :mischief

Even a middle-aged breast? :mischief
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think the exact opposite is true. Seeing...

I think the exact opposite is true. Seeing breasts as primarily sexual opens the door for objectification.

As for "don't be offended". I agree that this wasn't such a sympathetic thing to say but...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I agree with the PPs. And, speaking of...

I agree with the PPs. And, speaking of multiculturalism, I don't think "breasts are sexual" is nearly as universal as you think. I know that for people (especially young people) in the US that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I am currently paying for school so I can and do...

I am currently paying for school so I can and do understand wanting to get what you pay for. The question, though, should be whether a professor is welcome to feed her child while working -- not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
You are talking about two issues here -- one is...

You are talking about two issues here -- one is whether or not a professor can/should bring her child with her to work. I suspect that A LOT of people here would probably agree with you that this is...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,380
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
That's where I'm coming from as well. And not...

That's where I'm coming from as well. And not only anonymity but helping our kids understand how using email addresses, handles, images, and other identifying information can create a much bigger...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,875
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
To process this I think it would be helpful for...

To process this I think it would be helpful for you to ask yourself if you would have been similarly uncomfortable if this mother was feeding her child a baby bottle. If the answer is "no" I would...
Forum: Diapering   07-19-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Chiming in to the chorus... With my first...

Chiming in to the chorus...

With my first we used a service and just had flats with the old plastic covers. That was easy in so many ways (not to mention not having to sort through the ridiculous...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Is the problem restricted mostly to bed-time and...

Is the problem restricted mostly to bed-time and bathroom related privacy issues? Or is he generally acting out?

Generally speaking what works best for my kids is to find some solutions to what...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I think I would start with a good child...

I think I would start with a good child development book. I like the Louise Bates Amies books. The reason I suggest this is that I think some of the expectations you have set for your son may be a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-19-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yes, it may well be that the children, or the 6...

Yes, it may well be that the children, or the 6 year old, is considered an unaccompanied minor. In my state the law is that children over 8 may be alone, according to the parent's discretion....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Please do not think that everyone lumps Jewish...

Please do not think that everyone lumps Jewish people and Israelis together. Emotions are high in the world right now and perhaps people are not as tactful as they should be but anyone/everyone...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
No, I don't consider a 6 and 8 year too young to...

No, I don't consider a 6 and 8 year too young to be left alone so, no, I don't think this is odd at all.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
IMO, the neighborly thing to do is to be clear of...

IMO, the neighborly thing to do is to be clear of your own boundaries and to try to not judge another family if they happen to have different boundaries than you. Be clear, be firm, be nice, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
NM, if she's raving and you're getting feedback...

NM, if she's raving and you're getting feedback that she had a great time - I think you can assume that she enjoyed herself. 12 is an AWESOME age (IMO) but I think it's a little like infancy in that...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I feel like I can really sympathize with you and...

I feel like I can really sympathize with you and your want for family connection. If it were me I would want to think that I would seek deep friendships that can help fill that space rather than go...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Yea, that's really wild. I don't think I've ever...

Yea, that's really wild. I don't think I've ever found anything odd in my bra. I also found a Playmobile unicorn in my hair once. Great thread!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Ha, ha, ha! Not once but twice I have had...

Ha, ha, ha!

Not once but twice I have had a bright turquoise belly button. Still haven't solved the mystery. Once I opened my change purse to find that a HUGE larvae had hatched from a gift...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,619
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Thanks for joining, Katheryn. I agree with...

Thanks for joining, Katheryn.

I agree with you. I think that the conversation got a bit more divisive than it should have been because I think some of my underlying motivations for posting were...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I agree that this probably isn't a GD question...

I agree that this probably isn't a GD question (although certainly sleep and discipline are related). Since this is an infant sleep question primarily, I am going to move this to Nighttime and the...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
I'm not sure about others but I was answering the...

I'm not sure about others but I was answering the question from the perspective about how birth stories and experiences seep into our unconscious from childhood through life.

I think the way our...
Forum: Birth Stories   07-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By IdentityCrisisMama
Sorry about your birth, OP. To answer your...

Sorry about your birth, OP.

To answer your question, yes, I think my mother's stories about birth had an influence for me. She had 5 vaginal births 4 unmedicated, & pain meds (demoral?) for her...
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