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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-30-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,893
Posted By chicaalegre
I work part time but am mostly financially...

I work part time but am mostly financially dependent on my husband. We talked about our roles/responsibilities before we got married (this is a second marriage for each of us, we both brought 2 kids...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   12-10-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 26
Posted By chicaalegre
I drank RRL/nettles/oatstraw/alfalfa with both...

I drank RRL/nettles/oatstraw/alfalfa with both my other pregnancies, sometimes with clover too. Def think it helped things, although I've heard some say not to drink RRL in the first trimester....
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   12-10-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 22
Posted By chicaalegre
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth above all...

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth above all others. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   12-10-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 110
Posted By chicaalegre
Hello mamas,   This is my third pregnancy. I...

Hello mamas,
 
This is my third pregnancy. I have two children (6.4 & 4) and two stepchildren (6.5 & 5). So, this baby will be the only one related to everyone in our family :). EDD is 8/4, both...
Forum: Spirituality   09-22-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By chicaalegre
As-salaamu alaikum sisters! My apologies if...

As-salaamu alaikum sisters! My apologies if there is already a thread for 2012, but I only saw one specifically geared toward Ramadan. 
 
I'm not new to MDC, but I converted this past February, so...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-20-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 19,354
Posted By chicaalegre
I've been reading through this thread (though...

I've been reading through this thread (though not the entire thing) and am just fascinated by it. I am a Muslim convert, and before I converted to Islam I was practicing/studying earth-based...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-20-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By chicaalegre
I'm curious about this idea that being...

I'm curious about this idea that being uncircumcised invalidates Salah. I am a convert and my son is almost 3, uncircumcised, and was born before I converted. I am divorced from his father and his...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-20-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Posted By chicaalegre
That Wikipedia article is a good summary of what...

That Wikipedia article is a good summary of what we believe about the Bible. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Religious Studies   09-20-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,516
Posted By chicaalegre
I don't know if this thread is still being...

I don't know if this thread is still being followed, and I haven't read any of the other replies, but as soon as I read your post, Learning_Mum, I thought "Oh, she's a Muslim!"
 
I believe that...
Forum: Religious Studies   09-20-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By chicaalegre
"Everything about my femininity glorifies God....

"Everything about my femininity glorifies God.  Including my period.  We do not consider women unclean but rather this is just one more season of fasting in our cycle of feasting and fasting.  but...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-08-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By chicaalegre
Thanks all, for your input and support. I agree...

Thanks all, for your input and support. I agree that codependency has played (and still does, sometimes) a large role in my dealing with him. I feel guilty for things that are not my fault nor my...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,134
Posted By chicaalegre
Shanny, one month in seems like really soon to...

Shanny, one month in seems like really soon to be encouraging a relationship between this man and your daughter--maybe your discomfort is an indication that you and he have rushed things a little? ...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By chicaalegre
In response to, Does it really ever get better?...

In response to, Does it really ever get better? I think that yes, for the vast majority of us, it does get better. 
 
It's only been six months, and like you said, it sounds like there hasn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-06-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,134
Posted By chicaalegre
Mimim--thank you for your honest response. I...

Mimim--thank you for your honest response. I think you're right, in some ways I have been ignoring signs that I should slow things down. The obsessive thinking is really bothering me and I am not...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,134
Posted By chicaalegre
I wonder how people do dating casually and...

I wonder how people do dating casually and SLOWLY. If I like someone, and they like me--it just seems like it gets intense pretty quickly. I find myself totally preoccupied, thinking about our...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
I have been feeling like a teenager the past...

I have been feeling like a teenager the past several days. Whew! It's super fun and super exhausting. Bond and I have been hanging out a lot and we are really digging each other. We have both also...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
Anon-abroad, I would definitely consider it! My...

Anon-abroad, I would definitely consider it! My personal feeling is that I will go on ONE date with almost anyone who asks me, unless they make some horrible impression first. Even if I'm not...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
I may have spoken too soon. There were some...

I may have spoken too soon. There were some jokes on his Twitter feed that were gross, raunchy guy humor, exchanged between him and a couple of his friends--but he owned right up to it when I asked...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
I was looking at the original question at the...

I was looking at the original question at the start of this thread...what would we tell our daughters...sigh! I will tell my daughter to trust her gut and that pretty is as pretty does. As in, just...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
Had 5th date with new guy last night, who I will...

Had 5th date with new guy last night, who I will call Bond, LOL, because he's a bail bondsman. Other guy I've been dating for the last 3-4 months I will call Kilt because he always wears...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
I went on a "first date" last night with a new...

I went on a "first date" last night with a new guy. We've known each other as acquaintances for about 5 years, used to work together, and have several long time mutual friends. We just met at a...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By chicaalegre
Welcome, animegeekmom. So glad you found this...

Welcome, animegeekmom. So glad you found this forum. I am relatively new as well but have found it to be a pretty supportive place with a wide range of...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By chicaalegre
Animegeekmom: I can relate to the feeling of...

Animegeekmom: I can relate to the feeling of "Who is going to want to date me when I come with this whole package of two small kids, XH drama, low-income, etc." And it felt like, for my XH, it would...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By chicaalegre
I can relate to feeling resentful about XH "not...

I can relate to feeling resentful about XH "not having a care in the world," and like my responsibilities as a mother make my dating prospects...more limited. My two kids are with their dad two...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By chicaalegre
I'm curious, what (if any) guidelines or rules...

I'm curious, what (if any) guidelines or rules or expectations do you all have for the first date? First couple of dates? This may be a vague question but I'm realizing that I feel like I DON'T KNOW...
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