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Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 652
Posted By Kontessa
 There is an option missing "I know they are...

 There is an option missing "I know they are vaccinated and it concerns me!" 
 
 My husband is forced to be vaccinated by the military. Some of these vaccines shed and the military is known to...
Forum: Unschooling   01-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Kontessa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by serenbat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   01-11-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Kontessa
 So far, so good. I use this machine every day...

 So far, so good. I use this machine every day and it helps dull the pain and helps me get a bit more function. I have been ill with a virus and it seems to have made my fibromyalgia so very much...
Forum: Unschooling   01-04-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Kontessa
 The tracking is sadly required and so doing it...

 The tracking is sadly required and so doing it well means it is beneficial to our homeschooling as it keeps others from wanting to take away our rights to do so. 
 
 I wish I didn't find it so...
Forum: Women's Health   01-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Kontessa
 Does anyone have experience with TENS machines?...

 Does anyone have experience with TENS machines? Would you tell me about it? I have fibromyalgia, and it is getting terrible as of late. (I am going gluten free this year to see if this helps at all...
Forum: Unschooling   01-03-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Kontessa
  My oldest daughter loves to read the news, I...

  My oldest daughter loves to read the news, I think in part because it gives her things to talk about with many of the adults in her life. She does this for about a half hour a day. 
 
 My issue...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,114
Posted By Kontessa
   I am an Army wife. I don't like guns, will...

   I am an Army wife. I don't like guns, will never have one, and never allow one in my home. 
 
 However I am very schooled in the constitution and while the founding fathers could not have...
Forum: Vaccinations   12-22-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,285
Posted By Kontessa
 Thank you for posting thing. I think it is...

 Thank you for posting thing. I think it is interesting how many want to blame the unvaccinated or say they contribute to this at least, don't ask the better question. Why is the vaccine not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,970
Posted By Kontessa
 Keep in mind on Fort Hood and all military...

 Keep in mind on Fort Hood and all military bases, soldiers are not allowed to have guns in their barracks or on post homes or in their cars on post. Soldiers have to keep fire arms locked up in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Kontessa
 Just an update, the break was really bad, she...

 Just an update, the break was really bad, she needed a plate and pins put in. She was able to get out of the boot last month though! She still is on orders to not run and no jumping but we hope...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-21-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kontessa
     While it is of course my daughters Body,...

     While it is of course my daughters Body, this does not mean she gets to do what ever she wants with it, it is my job to protect her and help her thrive. Not that it is on the same level but...
Forum: Family Safety   12-20-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Kontessa
   This is a concern for my family as well.   ...

   This is a concern for my family as well. 
 
  I used to keep my small cell phones in my bra when my husband was deployed so I would never miss a call. Since they discovered my heart beats oddly...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kontessa
 My 13 year old daughter is growing up so fast....

 My 13 year old daughter is growing up so fast. One of the things we have not yet gotten to is shaving. I have been holding off on this as I think it is an annoying social expectation that isn't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-10-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Kontessa
 Thank you all for trying to curb my over...

 Thank you all for trying to curb my over protective instincts right now. 
 
  She needs surgery for the foot as it turns out so is on bed rest orders at the moment by the Dr. She has been having...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-07-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Kontessa
  My 13 year old broke her foot today on a hike...

  My 13 year old broke her foot today on a hike with a friend and her friends church group. I am at a loss as to how to make this any better for her. She is homeschooled with only one friend within...
Forum: Homebirth   10-07-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Kontessa
 It sounds like your doing everything you can to...

 It sounds like your doing everything you can to make sure your not GBS+ and I am wishing you the best of luck for a peaceful healthy homebirth. Please do talk to your midwife about all of these...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-25-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,261
Posted By Kontessa
   I do not regret it at all. Here is why:    ...

   I do not regret it at all. Here is why: 
 
   After asking my husband to research it and after his horror learning so much he is 100% against it. He has that opinion 7 years ago and still has...
Forum: Women's Health   08-25-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Kontessa
   I am sick and I am sick of being sick. I had...

   I am sick and I am sick of being sick. I had a midwife that had told me before that sometimes being sick means your body is just full of toxins. I did eat very badly when on vacation the last few...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Kontessa
  I am so glad to have won this. Maybe my luck...

  I am so glad to have won this. Maybe my luck is turning again. Sadly I lost the pregnancy but not my hope. I am pampering myself now with new books, dark chocolate, and yummy tea while I wait for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-29-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Kontessa
     Every pregnant women is in her own...


   Every pregnant women is in her own special situation. My hardest pregnancy found my husband in a war zone and me alone with two small children feeling overwhelmed. My husband begged me to...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Kontessa
  Would love a source that is not far....  I am...

  Would love a source that is not far....  I am on Fort Meade.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-12-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By Kontessa
   My health is finally getting better since I...


 My health is finally getting better since I did a round in April of rx HCG. It has been five months and finally my hair has stopped falling out. My cycles are still not perfect but getting back...
Forum: Family Planning   07-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,909
Posted By Kontessa
 We had planned on TTA for 5 years or so....

 We had planned on TTA for 5 years or so. However now it might be for always though till we know more we want to take a solid step in making avoiding easy but not close that door until we are sure...
Forum: Family Planning   07-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,909
Posted By Kontessa
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Mulvah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Family Planning   07-09-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,909
Posted By Kontessa
Charting is not an option.

Charting is not an option.
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