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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-23-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By JeanetteL
Hi everyone, I had originally posted this on...

Hi everyone,
I had originally posted this on the queer parenting forum - but someone suggested I might get more input over here. I didn't even realize this forum existed and am happy to find it.
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Forum: Queer Parenting   09-23-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By JeanetteL
Thanks - I didn't see the blended families forum...

Thanks - I didn't see the blended families forum - I will go ahead and post over there. Still welcome input from anyone here though. Thanks.
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-20-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By JeanetteL
Hi everyone, I've only posted in this forum...

Hi everyone,

I've only posted in this forum a few times, but am hoping that some of you might have some advice. Forgive me if I ramble...

Background - I was married to my husband for eight...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-03-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,375
Posted By JeanetteL
I'm excited to check out all these blogs! I'm...

I'm excited to check out all these blogs! I'm torn about sharing mine here because I try to keep it anonymous as much as possible for people I know IRL...but am happy to share by PM if anyone is...
Forum: Activism and News   10-23-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By JeanetteL
Hi all, I have not been all that active around...

Hi all,
I have not been all that active around MDC for a while now - but thought of this community today while brainstorming on ways to get the word out about a grassroots campaign against...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-13-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By JeanetteL
My friend and I were talking about this...

My friend and I were talking about this recently...about how lucky we have been and how we kind of take for granted the level of acceptance we've encountered. We're both mamas, I have two girls and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   08-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,390
Posted By JeanetteL
Hello everyone, I'm glad to have found this...

Hello everyone,
I'm glad to have found this thread. I have been married to my dh for almost nine years, have two daughters, three and almost seven. My coming out story is too long to share in one...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-12-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By JeanetteL
Dr. Kells is supposed to be quite good - I...

Dr. Kells is supposed to be quite good - I attended one birth with him several years ago, but have heard good reports back from other doulas on how he handled difficult births (including a birth...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-01-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By JeanetteL
Robin, Marinah and Wendi are all on my list - I...

Robin, Marinah and Wendi are all on my list - I love all three of them! Robin and Marinah were my midwives.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-26-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By JeanetteL
Nichelle Whitehead is leaving her practice, but...

Nichelle Whitehead is leaving her practice, but her partner Dr. Thompson is supposed to be really great.
Forum: Lactivism   11-15-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,095
Posted By JeanetteL
Sent my letter to both Freedom and Delta. UGH.

Sent my letter to both Freedom and Delta. UGH.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By JeanetteL
Hi Angela If I nurse her she falls back to...

Hi Angela
If I nurse her she falls back to sleep - she *wants* to fall asleep, she's tired (cranky, rubbing eyes etc). If she gets up she'll be wired and play for a while, then melt down within the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2006, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By JeanetteL
Thanks for the responses - I'm off to bed, and...

Thanks for the responses - I'm off to bed, and will write more tomorrow...

Not a late nap - her only nap is usually mid-late morning.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-05-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By JeanetteL
Okay - I'm a mess right now, so forgive what...

Okay - I'm a mess right now, so forgive what will likely be a rambling and far too long post full of "woe is me" self pity.

My baby girl - 15 months - has never been a good sleeper. We cosleep,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-25-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By JeanetteL
So sorry to hear about Lynette - she is my...

So sorry to hear about Lynette - she is my absolute favorite a million times over. Talk about a woman who really respects woman and trusts in birth.

I'll second the thumbs up for Dr. Schapker Jr...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-19-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By JeanetteL
Thanks for your kind words. I'm embarrased to...

Thanks for your kind words. I'm embarrased to admit that I never really got around to writing a birth story, partially because the birth left me with lots to sort through and process and partly...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-11-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By JeanetteL
Of course you may use the poem - please let me...

Of course you may use the poem - please let me know if you do indeed use it, and how it goes!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-01-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,389
Posted By JeanetteL
Hey Ladies Finally had time to sit down and...

Hey Ladies
Finally had time to sit down and catch up on all the news. Gosh - our babies are so grown up! Anyone up for a photo sharing session? I have all my recent pics on my photoblog...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-01-2006, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By JeanetteL
I third the recomendation for Marinah - she was...

I third the recomendation for Marinah - she was one of my midwives. Robin Sharples Ray is also incredible - she was with me for both my births.

For the Birth Center - Lynette Casey is head and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-01-2006, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By JeanetteL
I think it has much more to do with your care...

I think it has much more to do with your care provider than the hospital you are at (although hospital policy certianly comes into play). If you are giving birth at Good Sam I highly (and I mean...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-01-2006, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By JeanetteL
I've recently discovered Flickr and I am a woman...

I've recently discovered Flickr and I am a woman obsessed - photos and community all in one site? Be still my beating heart - it was instant love.

Anyone else Flickring?

My Flickr...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-18-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,389
Posted By JeanetteL
Sheesh - I've been around here since 2002 and I...

Sheesh - I've been around here since 2002 and I have not made 1000 yet (I'm closing in though)!

J.
Forum: Writing for the Web   08-14-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,318
Posted By JeanetteL
My blog is in my sig - I have a photoblog too......

My blog is in my sig - I have a photoblog too...

Now all I need is time to check out all these other amazing sounding blogshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-10-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,389
Posted By JeanetteL
Hi Ladies! We're still on vacation in...

Hi Ladies!

We're still on vacation in Canada so I've had very limited internet access. Julianna turned one on August 2nd - but she had a really high fever (so high I was seriously freaking out at...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-24-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,031
Posted By JeanetteL
Ah - I'm always behind but never this far...

Ah - I'm always behind but never this far behind. We're on vacation in Nova Scotia and my grandmother has an ancient phone line and excruciatingly slow dialup. We've been home since July 3rd and DH...
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