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Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By moocowma
Quote: Originally Posted by zersha...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zersha http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12954627)
In my case, I am pretty sure most of my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By moocowma
I'm living off mine. I look at it like many of...

I'm living off mine. I look at it like many of the pp. Also, I think it's similar to an investment in my future. Instead of paying for a mortgage and car payments or something like that, I'll be...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,882
Posted By moocowma
Good luck to all as the semester gets under way....

Good luck to all as the semester gets under way. It'll be worth it in the end, right? Right?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By moocowma
My DS is 2 and we're in the midst of traveling...

My DS is 2 and we're in the midst of traveling back home. We have a long train ride scheduled tomorrow, but he spent most of yesterday vomiting and napping. He hasn't thrown up in about eight hours...
Forum: Canada   11-23-2008, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By moocowma
Holly and Majazmama: Thanks for your input....

Holly and Majazmama:

Thanks for your input. Like you, Holly, we're hoping to find a place where our kids can envision themselves as being capable of being who they want to be. As Arab citizens of...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By moocowma
I love when my 2 yo nurses and is still sweet...

I love when my 2 yo nurses and is still sweet and cuddly. I love that when he is sick and won't eat or drink anything else, I am there. I love that he still giggles with joy when he sees "boobies!"...
Forum: Canada   11-22-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By moocowma
Hi Mamas: I'm from the U.S. and my DH is...

Hi Mamas:

I'm from the U.S. and my DH is from Israel. We have two kids; I'm finishing up grad school and he has a degree as a dental technician. We have talked in the past about moving to Canada...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-22-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By moocowma
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdnaMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12555226)
We're one of those families. We have two...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-22-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By moocowma
Is there an International center at the...

Is there an International center at the university where your DH is going to grad school? Or a grad student housing area that has a community center? At FSU, those are two places where the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   11-22-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By moocowma
Quote: Originally Posted by WilliamsMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WilliamsMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12661053)
Cappucinosmom, I used to teach in...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-24-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By moocowma
Quote: Originally Posted by USAmma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by USAmma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12449792)
I just wanted to give you some encouragement...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-23-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By moocowma
I'm living in an Arab village in Israel. I don't...

I'm living in an Arab village in Israel. I don't speak Arabic well. Like you, I make mistakes in gender, pronunciation, etc. and really don't want to teach my children the wrong things. Here, it is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-22-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By moocowma
I agree with the posts that have suggested a)...

I agree with the posts that have suggested a) unfortunately, kids do get hurt and b) try to help your DS not be fearful by taking him to the park again ... he'll probably want you to be right with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-22-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,304
Posted By moocowma
I don't have much advice, but do offer lots of...

I don't have much advice, but do offer lots of hugs. 15 is really rough even at the best of times. I was that age when my mother died and even though I was drug and alcohol free, I certainly hung...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-22-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By moocowma
My boys (9 and 2) made a string of pumpkins the...

My boys (9 and 2) made a string of pumpkins the other night and it seemed to be a good mixed-age activity. I cut out pumpkin shapes in different sizes from old cardboard boxes we had lying around...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-30-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By moocowma
He is 9 and we have a 2 year old. We have the...

He is 9 and we have a 2 year old. We have the same thing where some days the 9 yo is wonderful, sweet, talkative, nurturing his sib, offering to help us, outgoing, etc. Then other days, he is...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-23-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,264
Posted By moocowma
What really irks me is that someday someone will...

What really irks me is that someday someone will say the same kind of crap about my two sweet, nurturing, lovely boys if they decide to get married. Who cares if they were born and raised in the US...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-14-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,705
Posted By moocowma
I am so sorry you lost your Louis. You've given...

I am so sorry you lost your Louis. You've given him a beautiful tribute in words. So strong, so beautiful.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-11-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By moocowma
Let him be himself as much as you can, but be...

Let him be himself as much as you can, but be ready to listen and talk to him about other people's reactions. My oldest has always been the kind of kid who is gentle and would rather be in the realm...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By moocowma
Frelle and Sherrie: Thank you for sharing...

Frelle and Sherrie:

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I feel better now. It is strange to be dealing with the little boy/emerging manhood emotions and stuff. I'll look into the tribe you've...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-18-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By moocowma
My DS is 9.5. He has had bouts of spotty skin...

My DS is 9.5. He has had bouts of spotty skin for nearly a year, which I was attributing to his not-so-wonderful relationship with hygene. Last night, though, he was getting dressed in front of me...
Forum: Diapering   07-03-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By moocowma
You could always make black checkers or flames...

You could always make black checkers or flames on them for that retro '50s look. Elvis?
Forum: Middle East   05-18-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,776
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Views: 84,730
Posted By moocowma
Quote: Originally Posted by jul511riv...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jul511riv http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11234268)
Don't try to plan ahead. It will only get...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By moocowma
We have a similar thing going on with a...

We have a similar thing going on with a neighbor. The dad intervenes, but the mom doesn't. The other day, the boy was so mad that DS was in a push car, that he got on his bike and started ramming...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,604
Posted By moocowma
Lord, I hope not. My son has teeth like...

Lord, I hope not. My son has teeth like Spongebob.
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