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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-15-2008, 11:23 AM
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Views: 203
Posted By raleigh_mom
Please help me today. DH and I live in North...

Please help me today. DH and I live in North Carolina and have been matched with three older children from Tennessee for adoption since March. We are a licensed home and have passed four home...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-15-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By raleigh_mom
Please help me today. DH and I live in North...

Please help me today. DH and I live in North Carolina and have been matched with three older children from Tennessee for adoption since March. We are a licensed home and have passed four home...
Forum: Activism and News   07-15-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By raleigh_mom
Please help me today. DH and I live in North...

Please help me today. DH and I live in North Carolina and have been matched with three older children from Tennessee for adoption since March. We are a licensed home and have passed four home...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-07-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By raleigh_mom
I'd write to the Governor. Adoption and foster...

I'd write to the Governor. Adoption and foster care is handled (for the most part) on the state level.

Your Governor's office address should be available online.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By raleigh_mom
My response is different. Yes. Maybe you...

My response is different.

Yes. Maybe you are crazy. So are we. If there weren't "crazy" people, many kids wouldn't be in families. We're adopting totally the "wrong way". All the time we're told...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By raleigh_mom
Thanks. I'm not sure if I've ever read it...

Thanks. I'm not sure if I've ever read it before, so I just requested it from our library. I look forward to it.
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,506
Posted By raleigh_mom
For our family, using the correct medical terms...

For our family, using the correct medical terms is based in a few things:

1) Children who know the correct terms are supposedly less likely to be abused. (per "Protecting the Gift")

2) I was...
Forum: Parenting   06-09-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,506
Posted By raleigh_mom
Vulva. Tushie or bottom. Anus. Penis. Testicles....

Vulva. Tushie or bottom. Anus. Penis. Testicles. Those are the words we use.

However, last week one of my younger dd's was wrestling with an older brother, and when her knee hit him he yelled,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-05-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,381
Posted By raleigh_mom
Personally, it made me think of this:...

Personally, it made me think of this: http://www.pathtofreedom.com/


You can check out the slideshow here: http://www.pathtofreedom.com/interac...ad.shtml#video...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-05-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By raleigh_mom
Thank you for posting this! I feel kinda...

Thank you for posting this!

I feel kinda dumb. My mom taught me to always flush meds (back before we knew to think about the environment!) and I just kept doing it....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-05-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,421
Posted By raleigh_mom
Our house is 1250 sqft, plus a 1-car garage that...

Our house is 1250 sqft, plus a 1-car garage that is part playroom with a table and desk with a non-internet computer. We are very electic in our homeschooling and don't have a school room, but most...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-05-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By raleigh_mom
Yes, I bet it is the transition. Often kids who...

Yes, I bet it is the transition. Often kids who are used to going away to school during the day have a hard time when they first come home. Don't try to compare it to weekends or holidays or it will...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 740
Posted By raleigh_mom
Absolutely. Even as a babies in their slings, my...

Absolutely. Even as a babies in their slings, my dds would cry in certain stores including WalMart. I finally figured out that it affects me, too. Now we shop Target usually and don't find the same...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-29-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By raleigh_mom
I would also encourage you to post in the...

I would also encourage you to post in the foster/adopt forum.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-22-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By raleigh_mom
Looking at it from a different view, it seems...

Looking at it from a different view, it seems like too many exclusive friendships. From your post, it doesn't sound like anyone has said,"Go away, we don't want to play with you." Or made other...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-22-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By raleigh_mom
Hard, yes. Impossible, no. A friend of ours...

Hard, yes. Impossible, no.

A friend of ours is a single (adoptive) mama of 4. She also runs a daycare in her home. She is careful to network with other mamas and to accept any help that is...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-21-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By raleigh_mom
Sending hugs....

Sending hugs. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

My IL's are not supporting our adoption right now. I feel terrible for my DH. Luckily my family, while asking lots of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-21-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By raleigh_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by BethNC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BethNC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11268137)
So it hasn't even gone to the state office...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By raleigh_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by frogguruami...

Quote:
Originally Posted by frogguruami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11255950)
Here is my take on it. Those kids may...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-19-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,578
Posted By raleigh_mom
Oh, Beth, I'm so happy for you!!!!

Oh, Beth, I'm so happy for you!!!!
Forum: Parenting   05-15-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By raleigh_mom
Given the age of your kids, I think you may as...

Given the age of your kids, I think you may as well have 10 kids. I'm impressed you can put full sentences together while taking care of them all day!

Hang in there, mama!
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,431
Posted By raleigh_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by phathui5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11177964)
Watch these videos:...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-08-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By raleigh_mom
Sorry - I was out for the afternoon... We...

Sorry - I was out for the afternoon...

We are adopting a sibling set from another state. Their home state will only reimburse a somewhat small transition amount for each child. They won't pay the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By raleigh_mom
Thanks, Beth. Where are people meeting......

Thanks, Beth. Where are people meeting... Outside the front? What time?
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-08-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,578
Posted By raleigh_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by BethNC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BethNC http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11163635)
It seems like it's already finalized since...
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