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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
The saga continues with further conflict in the...

The saga continues with further conflict in the neighborhood. The latest, which thankfully does not involve my daughter, is that the neighbor wife was hiding in the woods, heard some mean words...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Anne447
I'd love to go back and let my daughter see what...

I'd love to go back and let my daughter see what her birth country is like. We learned so much about their culture in the short two weeks we were there. Someday I'd like to see Shanghai and some...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Anne447
China was an incredible experience. We went...

China was an incredible experience. We went there to adopt our daughter, now 9. We took our 10-year-old son with us. (Their schools would not allow the older children to miss two weeks of school for...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   06-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Anne447
I am originally from New Jersey but I live in...

I am originally from New Jersey but I live in New Hampshire. I love a New England winter. However, in the summer, I do miss the flowers and the pastoral fields of New Jersey (I know that's not how...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,020
Posted By Anne447
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by calanagear http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354061/why-natural-childbirth/20#post_16994028)

I just want...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
My son used to play with her older kids; he...

My son used to play with her older kids; he knows them well. She played on his sympathies. He thinks we should talk to them more, and his take is that I'm an adult and should talk to them when there...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Anne447
Ah, the part I missed what that you were...

Ah, the part I missed what that you were British. I saw you had met your husband in LA and assumed you were American.  I also didn't realize there were many homeschoolers in Scotland. Somehow I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by calanagear http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1354101/neighbor-bullies#post_16994035)

Our neighbors here...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-28-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Anne447
Elizabeth, Nice to meet you. I am curious; why...

Elizabeth,
Nice to meet you. I am curious; why Scotland?
Anne
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
We've spent so much time and energy on this.......

We've spent so much time and energy on this.... My dh and I were just talking, and we're wondering why she wants our kids to accept her kids and play with them if our kid is such a problem.....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-27-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
Another encounter in the yard, this time with...

Another encounter in the yard, this time with one of my adult sons. The mom next door complained to my son that I was avoiding her, her mom is dying and I am adding to her stress, and that the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-27-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Anne447
I am so sorry this happened to you!!   You...

I am so sorry this happened to you!!
 
You are a victim and this doctor victimized you again, twice. Performing a procedure on a patient without their consent is legally considered to be assault...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-27-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,020
Posted By Anne447
I was concerned about side effects for me and...

I was concerned about side effects for me and the baby. I decided going in that I would not extrapolate ("If it hurts so bad now, what will it be like in an hour?") but just take it minute by...
Forum: Lactivism   05-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Anne447
I had a doctor advise me to supplement my...

I had a doctor advise me to supplement my daughter with formula because she was only in the 20th percentile at 5 months of age. Of course, that's where she was at birth, and she grew slowly but...
Forum: Lactivism   05-26-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,662
Posted By Anne447
I teach high school health and I projected that...

I teach high school health and I projected that picture up on the big screen in my classroom. We had a tremendous discussion about extended breast feeding. Other than a couple of kids with younger...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-26-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,892
Posted By Anne447
I have four children, three bio (all adults now)...

I have four children, three bio (all adults now) and a little girl, adopted from China, now 9. When I brought her home I expected a lot of the talk you are all describing, but mostly I don't get it....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By Anne447
I'm a nurse and I would not consider 99.3 a...

I'm a nurse and I would not consider 99.3 a fever at all. Your temp goes up and down a lot, crying or being upset, exercising, eating warm foods, a hot bath, anything like that can make it go up. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By Anne447
I guess I'm showing my ignorance but what is KG?

I guess I'm showing my ignorance but what is KG?
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Anne447
I read a book once about survival and they said...

I read a book once about survival and they said "the difference between a food you like and a food you don't like is 24 hours." In other words, if you're hungry enough, you'll eat -- people that are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-26-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
We have considered moving. It stinks because we...

We have considered moving. It stinks because we have a beautiful home  on a quiet cul-de-sac. Our older children grew up here and have fond memories of playing out in the woods; they can have a lot...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Anne447
I am having such a struggle with the kids who...

I am having such a struggle with the kids who live next door to me.. I could go on for pages about it but I'll try to summarize...
 
There are 7 familes in our cul-de-sac, 5 of whom have children....
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