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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By tammylsmith
We are just finishing up renovations that have...

We are just finishing up renovations that have changed our two bedroom house into a three bedroom house (previously, dd had a room and ds just shared our bedroom) which means each child has their...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-25-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By tammylsmith
That's great! Good for you for working so hard...

That's great! Good for you for working so hard to get the information to her. I still have a hard time bringing up the subject of circ with other moms, though I'm not the least bit shy about it once...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-29-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,405
Posted By tammylsmith
I did want to add, on a brighter note, that...

I did want to add, on a brighter note, that googling circumcision generally leads to this forum. That's how I ended up here while pregnant with ds. I hadn't definitely decided against it because I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,405
Posted By tammylsmith
Hey Tips... Just don't bring it up. If he does...

Hey Tips... Just don't bring it up. If he does (which is unlikely, since he'd probably just rather not talk about it if he's anything like my dh), you know the facts. be nonchalant about it and poke...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-27-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,405
Posted By tammylsmith
That is so... upsetting. What a huge step...

That is so... upsetting. What a huge step backwards. To think of all of the ignorant articles and regurgitated half-truths that are about to be spewed, chewed up and re-spewed. I have a pit in my...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-24-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,310
Posted By tammylsmith
Just to make sure I'm being clear... it would...

Just to make sure I'm being clear... it would seem that whether the child starts out circumcised or not, 1% will have to have it done again... so why do it in the first place if that is what you are...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,310
Posted By tammylsmith
I am sorry you had to go through that, as I'm...

I am sorry you had to go through that, as I'm sure it was painful (like it is for newborns) and traumatic (like it is for newborns). I do thank you for contributing though, because your thoughts are...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-22-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,310
Posted By tammylsmith
That's too bad Rondloper, sorry you had trouble....

That's too bad Rondloper, sorry you had trouble. Luckily, true phimosis is a rare occurence (someone help me... in countries that are informed about intact penises, it's like 1%, right?)......
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
I wanted to post an update... thought it might...

I wanted to post an update... thought it might help someone else who might be in a similar place. THANK YOU to everyone who posted such thoughtful responses. It really helped me sort through my...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-10-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,310
Posted By tammylsmith
Wouldn't dream of it. My son is two and seeing...

Wouldn't dream of it. My son is two and seeing boys who are circumcised is weird and sad now... it just looks all wrong. Haven't had the slightest hint of any issue with anything, and he's pretty.....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,365
Posted By tammylsmith
Well I'll bet OP knows by now, but I still...

Well I'll bet OP knows by now, but I still wanted to chime in my 2 cents.  I can't stress enough that you don't have to agree!(!!!)
 
 
Edited because I didn't realize I posted a response to this...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By tammylsmith
Definitely! I want to tell her as soon as...

Definitely! I want to tell her as soon as possible, but in a way that doesn't make her day really miserable (i.e. won't tell her first thing on a monday as I run out the door!) We are going on...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By tammylsmith
She has been great... we have her part-time and...

She has been great... we have her part-time and she brings her daughter, who is the same age as my 2yo son. Ufortunately, I've come to a painful realization... switching ds to daycare would be a...
Forum: Learning at School   05-11-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Aaw thanks Jen, and to everyone who helped me...

Aaw thanks Jen, and to everyone who helped me out so much in this discussion. It is wonderful to have a group of objective, thoughtful mamas to get ideas from. It's like going out for coffee with a...
Forum: Learning at School   05-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
I think you have all offered some great advice!...

I think you have all offered some great advice! Talked to the principal, who was actually quite lovely. That set my mind at ease.I'm glad mean secretary was incorrect, and wish I had just talked to...
Forum: Learning at School   05-09-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
I tried, and they told me I could write a formal...

I tried, and they told me I could write a formal request, but it looks like they only honor requests under extreme duress. I did contact the principal of my zoned school, who seems friendly (though...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Yeah, you make an excellent point SimonMom. I am...

Yeah, you make an excellent point SimonMom. I am very emotional about this whole thing. It's hard for me, having taught in this district, because I've been inside all 12 of the elementary schools. I...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Altair, I appreciate your perspective. This is a...

Altair, I appreciate your perspective. This is a busy time of year, no doubt! :)  I taught for 3 years in public school (4th grade-this district actually), and the occasional parent would come by...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Thanks so much for checking back in Cat Lady :)...

Thanks so much for checking back in Cat Lady :) I appreciate your points so much. I guess I just went into this thinkiing that the public school would be less receptive to parents, but I was...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
You have all made such great points. This is...

You have all made such great points. This is exactly why I wanted to post my problem, because I knew I would get articate, well-thought-out responses from parents who understand exactly where I'm...
Forum: Learning at School   05-08-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
You have all made such great points. This is...

You have all made such great points. This is exactly why I wanted to post my problem, because I knew I would get articate, well-thought-out responses from parents who understand exactly where I'm...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Thanks for your replies and votes so far! really...

Thanks for your replies and votes so far! really helpful as I mull over this decision. Just a note for clarification, but tuition at this school is 12.500/yr. My plan was to spread that into 24...
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Darn it... thought I attached that poll....

Darn it... thought I attached that poll. Anyhoo... just tell me if you'd go for it or not. Many thanks!!!
 
edited to read: Note to myself... DUH! it's at the top. Oops :)
 
Forum: Learning at School   05-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By tammylsmith
Ok, so sorry to be too wordy, but here is my...

Ok, so sorry to be too wordy, but here is my situation.
 
I really need help thinking through this objectively. I have found a private school for my dd (I am not pro or anti public school... this...
Forum: Montessori   03-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By tammylsmith
I have a post further down with a question...

I have a post further down with a question mulling over how parents make private school tuition work within their budgets. I left out a big deciding factor for dh and I, and that is that we are...
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