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Forum: Unschooling   08-28-2015, 02:27 PM
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Posted By contactmaya
I know this is an unschooling forum, and my kids...

I know this is an unschooling forum, and my kids are still in school. But i feel compelled to post-I used to love September before i had kids, now i just feel sadder and sadder as the start of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By contactmaya
In my experience, its routine for dentists to...

In my experience, its routine for dentists to speak to children this way. That is why, I always ask detailed questions before and during the procedure, and will give more detail to my child if the...
Forum: Parenting   08-08-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By contactmaya
See below for some informative comments on this...

See below for some informative comments on this article :

http://news.yahoo.com/officials-mom-lost-custody-kills-kids-services-worker-004928266.html


chris
I am a child service worker...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
Personally, I'm a fan of researching any and...

Personally, I'm a fan of researching any and every medical decision on the internet prior to seeing a doctor. Information is power. This is a choice we all have, minors included, in the age of the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
see below....

see below....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2015, 09:07 AM
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Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
The person making the medical decision should be...

The person making the medical decision should be the 17yo. The poster is just advocating having plan B on hand should that person decide to use it, since it is very time sensitive.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-02-2015, 09:02 AM
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Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
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Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-27-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
Great advice about the morning after pill. I had...

Great advice about the morning after pill. I had completely forgotten about that.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-23-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,483
Posted By contactmaya
I used tea tree oil, undiluted, on the spot,...

I used tea tree oil, undiluted, on the spot, which kills any eggs that may have been laid. Do not use for more than 2 days in a row, or you will get thrush ( a yeast infection due to the imbalance in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-19-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for this info. As a mother of two...

Thanks for this info.

As a mother of two sons, i would encourage you to give YOUR SON a copy of TCOYF. To my mind, it constitutes basic sex education for men and women alike....You dont have to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By contactmaya
Get her a copy of 'Taking Charge of Your...

Get her a copy of 'Taking Charge of Your Fertility'
Forum: Family Planning   07-14-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By contactmaya
The trouble with that is that is requires...

The trouble with that is that is requires dishonesty, and possibly cheating. On top of that, you will have the issue of his not being the father of the 2nd child, and the issues could be lifelong.
...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By contactmaya
I wanted to add that the reason it doesnt bother...

I wanted to add that the reason it doesnt bother me,(unlike most of the other posters, which i find surprising) is that i am usually there in my capacity as mom to the child. It doesnt bother me that...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-11-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for the link. I will sign it straight...

Thanks for the link. I will sign it straight away.

I am horrified, appalled, dumbfounded...why? why? why? How is justice served? How does this not contradict a doctor's edict- first do no harm?
...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-11-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By contactmaya
Do you know his name? Do you care? Why? Should he...

Do you know his name? Do you care? Why? Should he call you by your first name, by your last, should he call you Mrs, Ms, Miss?
Forum: Family Planning   07-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By contactmaya
I agree with the counselling. I understand your...

I agree with the counselling. I understand your desire to have another child. I was in a situation where it it seemed against all odds as a single mother, and a woman over 40. I did conceive at 44...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-11-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By contactmaya
I dont care what other people think. They may...

I dont care what other people think.
They may have expressed opinions that my babies were out of diapers too early (they were EC'd), or they they breastfed too long (all child/baby led weaned),...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By contactmaya
Not at all! Its one of my names now. People on...

Not at all! Its one of my names now. People on the street also often say "Hey Mama". It doesnt bother me. They dont know my name, but they can see i am a mother.

I dont know the nurse or doctors...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-06-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By contactmaya
My first thought when reading your post, was why...

My first thought when reading your post, was why do you put up with this, why are you with this man?

As a mother to your child, you put him first. I would simply end the relationship with this...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By contactmaya
There was a similar post recently...about a guy...

There was a similar post recently...about a guy who wanted a girlfriend but didnt like any of the girls, he just wanted a girlfriend for its sake (i dont really understand that mentality anyway-you...
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,247
Posted By contactmaya
Finally, some good news: <<ANNAPOLIS, Md....

Finally, some good news:

<<ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After an outcry over one family's "free-range" parenting case, Maryland officials on Friday clarified the state's policy on how authorities...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-28-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By contactmaya
I havent read all the posts, but wanted to add...

I havent read all the posts, but wanted to add that a primary caregiver is considered essential by attachment parenting advocates. A village is not meant to replace a primary caregiver. This is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By contactmaya
You put it very well blessedwithboys (I am also...

You put it very well blessedwithboys (I am also blessed with boys, and one girl :-))

Interestingly, my brother separated from the mother of his son, and his son could not spend a week with him...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By contactmaya
Apparently intactivists were behind much of this...

Apparently intactivists were behind much of this fight, and funded the mothers' lawyers. I dont know why they didnt push for this.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By contactmaya
I admit that i dont know the law, but i can see...

I admit that i dont know the law, but i can see that it needs to change when it comes to this particular case.

From the perspective of ethics, upon which all laws ought to be based (perhaps...
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