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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-27-2012, 05:51 PM
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Posted By arb
I came here expecting lots of talk about...

I came here expecting lots of talk about this--did I miss it? I am curious. Can one reconcile being pro-circumcision for Africa and anti-circumcision for "us"? Has it made anyone here reconsider?...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By arb
Yes. They don't see it as "cheap plastic...

Yes. They don't see it as "cheap plastic electronic rubbish." Accept it with grace, let your child use it according to your computer-use rules, and when it breaks simply say, "Well honey that was...
Forum: Parenting   10-06-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,224
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by hildare http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1331862/npr-around-kids#post_16686455)i don't filter/censor, i...
Forum: Pets   09-14-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,363
Posted By arb
If you adopt from a breed-specific or other...

If you adopt from a breed-specific or other independent dog rescue, you can maybe get a dog that has been fostered in a family situation. This can give you some very valuable information--important...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-29-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,810
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by suzukiaustin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   05-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,714
Posted By arb
I love it and plan to share it with my child's...

I love it and plan to share it with my child's teachers.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-22-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by mamabutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-21-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By arb
I can echo the others and say mine was nothing...

I can echo the others and say mine was nothing like a heavy period. I am sad and frustrated that women don't get better advance warning of the variety of m/c experiences. I can't speak to what your...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-20-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 534
Posted By arb
I went through this and I am so sorry you are...

I went through this and I am so sorry you are facing it. Mine wouldn't come either so I made an appt. with an acupuncturist who assured me he had good success rates for inducing a "missed abortion"...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,689
Posted By arb
My faves from this thread are definitely   ...

My faves from this thread are definitely
 
Declan (I hear great teen boy nickname potential, "Hey Dec!")
Cormac (so cool, nice literary reference, fulfills several of your "likes," and sounds...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-28-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By arb
My kindergarten child just had this experience:...

My kindergarten child just had this experience: she was fine up on stage at her little preschool but this elementary school auditorium was a little overwhelming. She was up on stage at first, then...
Forum: Waldorf   03-20-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by HollyBearsMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1302864/the-birds-and-the-bees#post_16332696)...
Forum: Learning at School   03-20-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,311
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by mattemma04 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   02-25-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,330
Posted By arb
Opting out addresses the issue for your kids....

Opting out addresses the issue for your kids. It's the right thing to do. If you have the energy though (and with family health & relocation challenges you may not!), I'd push it further. What the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-15-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,735
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-20-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By arb
 Quote:I also didn't used to have very good...



Quote:I also didn't used to have very good organizational and time management skills.  My house was always messy, I never knew where my clothes were, I was late for things a lot.  But, I've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by pianojazzgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1291178/do-all-kids-save-junk#post_16181937)...
Forum: Learning at School   11-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By arb
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Quote:Originally Posted by heathenmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   11-17-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,815
Posted By arb
Yeah, I was shocked by vbactivist too. My kid's...

Yeah, I was shocked by vbactivist too. My kid's school is open 8:30 to 3:30 (school starts at 9 but kids can come as early as 8:30). Assuming a half hour extra on each end,  this puts the teachers...
Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,071
Posted By arb
I miss my kindergartner like crazy. I daydream...

I miss my kindergartner like crazy. I daydream about her while I am at work and it's especially hard because even though my work friends are very fond of her they don't want to hear kid stories all...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,427
Posted By arb
Quote: Originally Posted by jestrella...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jestrella http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16015475)
One book? Surely there are bigger issues...
Forum: Waldorf   11-04-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By arb
Yes, it is. The author wrote the short story for...

Yes, it is. The author wrote the short story for inclusion in a recently published collection of modern day fairy tales.

http://www.amazon.com/Mother-She-Kil.../dp/014311784X...
Forum: Waldorf   11-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,237
Posted By arb
Curious to hear responses to this story! ...

Curious to hear responses to this story!

http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/fea..._fiction_bynum (http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/07/05/100705fi_fiction_bynum)
Forum: Waldorf   11-03-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,237
Posted By arb
I am not a Christian but everything else you say...

I am not a Christian but everything else you say here really resonates, especially the paragraphs below!

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuxPerpetua...
Forum: Waldorf   11-03-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By arb
Yes, I just read it, and I am shocked that it...

Yes, I just read it, and I am shocked that it didn't create much buzz over here!! In fact, I came here to see how it had been discussed only to find that it had not been discussed at all.

Quote:...
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