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Forum: Personal Growth   10-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By mamallama
so, um, yeah, you homeschool a 4yo and a 7yo and...

so, um, yeah, you homeschool a 4yo and a 7yo and you have a 3mo baby and your dh is deployed?
 
No doubt it is a low time for you, Mama!  I wonder if you could attribute any of it to postpartum...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By mamallama
Help me out, funny people!  My birth client/good...

Help me out, funny people!  My birth client/good friend is well past her (estimated) due date & I need some funny ways to check in with her (via text) and say "what's up?"
 
I have used:
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By mamallama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lilmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1308480/they-all-are#post_16389998)

I kind of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By mamallama
I don't think of myself as a germophobe, but I...

I don't think of myself as a germophobe, but I probably fit the profile :)  We wash hands upon returning home from the library, or grocery, or wherever we were.  We wash before eating--especially at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By mamallama
My grandma uses this phrase.  Whenever she says...

My grandma uses this phrase.  Whenever she says something nice about one of her (eight) great grandchildren, she always follows up with "they all are." 
 
Example:  My daughter rocked out on a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By mamallama
Can someone remind me of the scientific term for...

Can someone remind me of the scientific term for "couch surfing"  --you know, the kind of homelessness that describes someone who doesn't have a permanent address & relies on friends/family for...
Forum: Midwives   01-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By mamallama
Monique and the Mango Rains:  Two Years with ...

Monique and the Mango Rains:  Two Years with  Midwife in Mali...
Forum: Pets   12-05-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By mamallama
I love rats...but unfortunately my kids and I...

I love rats...but unfortunately my kids and I are all allergic to them.  We won't have rats again.
 
What I have learned about rats:  that respiratory thing is called mycoplasmosis.  It's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,191
Posted By mamallama
I use the mesh bags from apples and onions as...

I use the mesh bags from apples and onions as kitchen scrubbies.  They work great--and when one gets super nasty from a big job (like the turkey roaster,)  I just toss it without regret.
 
We...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-18-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By mamallama
I am so sorry, Mama.  I never wanted to join the...

I am so sorry, Mama.  I never wanted to join the dead baby club...but here we are.
 
My dead baby was second trimester, and I knew he was gone before his birth, so not quite like yours.  It was a...
Forum: Pets   10-29-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By mamallama
wow--I'm lovin the wisdom coming from SoulCakes....

wow--I'm lovin the wisdom coming from SoulCakes.

I hear you saying you can't get rid of the dog...but I wonder what your mom, before the Alzheimer's, would have wanted.

If you're set on...
Forum: Pets   10-29-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By mamallama
I think that sounds about right. One of my...

I think that sounds about right.

One of my dogs is a high energy lab/shep. At age two I was walking him for an hour every day, playing frisbee for 10-15 min two, three times a day, sending him...
Forum: Pets   10-28-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By mamallama
My understanding is that the slow kill is only...

My understanding is that the slow kill is only safer with a low load. As I understand it, the American Heartworm Society recommends the immiticide treatment for dogs with a moderate and high load.
...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-28-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By mamallama
Saving him from his last moments of suffering is...

Saving him from his last moments of suffering is the last kindness you can offer. Do it.

I had a beloved elderly greyhound--my companion for 12 of the hardest years of my life. I waited too long....
Forum: Personal Growth   10-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By mamallama
...I just got some great advice...and I don't...

...I just got some great advice...and I don't need this out there in the world anymore.
Forum: Personal Growth   10-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,063
Posted By mamallama
I used to think ignoring the little digs was...

I used to think ignoring the little digs was good advice...but I have very recently changed my mind.

Now I think it might be more beneficial to (gently) point out the transgression.

For...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-29-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
Posted By mamallama
Quote: Every now and then I think "maybe I...

Quote:
Every now and then I think "maybe I could do this again...." then I pray for sanity and go to bed.
Thanks for that. I came to this forum because I've been thinking maybe I could do it...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By mamallama
I noticed that you wrote in a positive tone...

I noticed that you wrote in a positive tone about the opportunities that you would have if you don't finish the graduate program and in a negative tone about what it would be like if you do finish...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By mamallama
In thinking more about being "open minded" I...

In thinking more about being "open minded" I remembered a conversation I had with a friend's grandfather when I was in my early 20's. He was a crusty old navy seal. Korean war vet. I talked with him...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By mamallama
Recently I read an essay titled "What You Can't...

Recently I read an essay titled "What You Can't Say." (http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html)

Here's what I think I probably shouldn't say...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By mamallama
Quote: Originally Posted by A&A...

Quote:
Originally Posted by A&A http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15880944)
And I think life is too short to not enjoy the...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-24-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By mamallama
I think life is too short for "fake it 'til you...

I think life is too short for "fake it 'til you make it." http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif

We live on one income. We're about $10K above public assistance. I don't...
Forum: Gardening   09-24-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By mamallama
I was thinking I should make the interior white...

I was thinking I should make the interior white for light reflection.

I have a recipe for whitewash. Lime is pretty much ok in the soil, right? Other than potentially changing the pH a tiny bit?...
Forum: Gardening   09-22-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By mamallama
My lovely and wonderful dh has built me a...

My lovely and wonderful dh has built me a fabulous cold frame from found/reclaimed wood. I need to do something to the wood to protect it from the elements...but what?

Dh suggested...
Forum: Homebirth   09-22-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,236
Posted By mamallama
I'm so sorry...

I'm so sorry http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

When I was 32wks with my 3rd (my most recent, and last,) baby, I attended my most dear friend at her hospital birth. Her...
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