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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mamma Mia
Yes, they say that on the internet, and I hope...

Yes, they say that on the internet, and I hope that if it's true they did so my ethical means, but the reason Uganda has outlawed (at least in the past) international adoption is because Ugandan...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,258
Posted By Mamma Mia
When I say I "can't" adopt, I mean I can't...

When I say I "can't" adopt, I mean I can't afford it.  I could probably be approved, and at some point I will probably try to be approved and figure it out, but the reality is that I will probably...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-03-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mamma Mia
International adoption is illegal in Uganda, so...

International adoption is illegal in Uganda, so this seems really fishy to me.
 
My mother spends a month every year in a Ugandan orphanage and the only way to "adopt" kids there if you live...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-10-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mamma Mia
Orthodoxmom, can you see a practitioner now that...

Orthodoxmom, can you see a practitioner now that there are office hours and have that sit down talk? I think it would really help. Not knowing is the worst, I'm so sorry.  I'm right there with you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mamma Mia
Over in the May 2013 Due Date Club (look on the...

Over in the May 2013 Due Date Club (look on the "Groups" link at the top) we have a few mamas, including me, who have threatened miscarriages or stressful symptoms and we're all teetering on that...
Forum: Homebirth   09-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Mamma Mia
I would call some local midwives and talk to...

I would call some local midwives and talk to them about the situation. I think their insights will be more relevant to your situation, as they'll likely live in the area and have the experience to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,706
Posted By Mamma Mia
My child is 10 and unschooled and she is...

My child is 10 and unschooled and she is somewhat socially awkward. No adult would ever say so, because she is hilarious and sarcastic and gets along well with adults and understand politics and...
Forum: Unschooling   09-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mamma Mia
The Bay Area has a lot of unschooling families,...

The Bay Area has a lot of unschooling families, but I've yet to find a community that isn't white, upper middle class hippies. :/ (trust fund hippies, if you will)
Forum: California, Nevada   09-06-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Mamma Mia
Every time we have shown up for SFBUN park days,...

Every time we have shown up for SFBUN park days, it's almost entirely children 6 and under and my daughter plays by herself and then we leave :( 
 
I'm also having a hard time connecting with any...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Mamma Mia
Nice, I like that.

Nice, I like that.
Forum: Diapering   09-03-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Mamma Mia
I'm in a similar boat, my daughter is almost 10...

I'm in a similar boat, my daughter is almost 10 and I just found out I'm pregnant after years of trying.  I plan to order from Green Mountain as well, which is actually a switch for me, because 10...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Mamma Mia
Check out the Adventure Playground while you're...

Check out the Adventure Playground while you're here - it's pretty amazing http://www.trekaroo.com/activities/adventure-playground-berkeley-california
 
I grew up in the East Bay, but lived in SF...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Mamma Mia
We're in the East Bay too, and unschooling.  My...

We're in the East Bay too, and unschooling.  My daughter is almost 10, maybe we can get this bumped and get some older kids out for a park day too?
Forum: California, Nevada   09-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Mamma Mia
I live in the east bay but go to SF Kaiser...

I live in the east bay but go to SF Kaiser because we used to live in SF and like our providers. I've had pediatricians at Walnut Creek Kaiser and Kaiser SF and all have been respectful of our...
Forum: California, Nevada   09-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Mamma Mia
I have known Michelle Edgar for 10 years and I...

I have known Michelle Edgar for 10 years and I cannot recommend her highly enough! 

(I have Kaiser, so I did fresh sperm inseminations, one IUI per cycle, I am pregnant now, not sure how that...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Mamma Mia
Why is it always math?  They never ask about...

Why is it always math?  They never ask about plant identification or animal husbandry or something she's very familiar with. Always math! Speed math for standardized testing ruined math for my...
Forum: Unschooling   09-03-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Mamma Mia
It seems like every time my daughter tells...

It seems like every time my daughter tells anyone she's homeschooled (she is unschooled, but we just say HS to not confuse people and have to explain every.single.time.) the kid she's telling tries...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-03-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Mamma Mia
Sometimes a blastocyst takes a really long time...

Sometimes a blastocyst takes a really long time to implant! As I understand it, it can take up to 12 days. That might be the cause of the discrepancy.  But I'd say a small embryo with a heartbeat is...
Forum: Infertility   09-27-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,350
Posted By Mamma Mia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by gozal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328057/september-2011-infertility-one-thread/140#post_16675801)...
Forum: Infertility   09-22-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,350
Posted By Mamma Mia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by gozal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1328057/september-2011-infertility-one-thread/120#post_16668493)...
Forum: Infertility   09-21-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,350
Posted By Mamma Mia
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by cbaa2010 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Infertility   09-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,350
Posted By Mamma Mia
I haven't done a thread like this since my DDC,...

I haven't done a thread like this since my DDC, over 9 years ago on this board!  Forgive me if I'm rusty and if I miss anything in the previous 7 pages!
 
Name: Lauren
Age: 29
TTC #: 2
CD: 23...
Forum: Infertility   09-20-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Mamma Mia
  Quote:(in fact, i've decided that when I...


Quote:(in fact, i've decided that when I finally get pregnant, I'm definitely NOT going to post about it on facebook, just in case there are others like us out there!)


I feel the same way!...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Mamma Mia
Hey mama!  You may not remember me by this...

Hey mama!  You may not remember me by this username, but I remember you!
 
So great to hear about your life!  PM me if you wanna.
Forum: Infertility   09-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Mamma Mia
Hi guys, I've been TTC on and off for 7 years. ...

Hi guys, I've been TTC on and off for 7 years.  I haven't had the luxury of having insurance cover treatment for much of that, so there have been long spells I couldn't see an RE.  I'm in week two...
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