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Forum: News and Current Events Archives   08-17-2005, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 284
Posted By isismama
I agree that meth is a horrible drug. But having...

I agree that meth is a horrible drug. But having tougher sentences is not going to work to get less meth on the street and less people addicted to it. The fact is that a "war on drugs" with an...
Forum: August 2005   05-19-2005, 10:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By isismama
I HATE being pregnant. I had such intense worry...

I HATE being pregnant. I had such intense worry about miscarriage, awful nausea and vomitting that continued into the sixth month and I am extremely tired all the time.

I will be happy when it's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-16-2005, 02:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,086
Posted By isismama
My mom (who is an administrator with the public...

My mom (who is an administrator with the public school board in her area) has claimed that going to public school is necessary so kids an interact with kids from other ethnic, religious, and class...
Forum: August 2005   03-28-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,213
Posted By isismama
We're planning a homebirth. My first birth was a...

We're planning a homebirth. My first birth was a planned homebirth but we were transferred to the hospital after 32 hours of labour. it was great to labour at home though!

This time I am very...
Forum: August 2005   03-28-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By isismama
I have a very happy, sensitive, loving boy who...

I have a very happy, sensitive, loving boy who is three years old. We protected him from the 'macho' boy culture that we feel is so damaging to boy's emotional and psychological development. We...
Forum: August 2005   02-28-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By isismama
I'm planning a homebirth but in the case of an...

I'm planning a homebirth but in the case of an emergency we are about 10-15 minutes away (driving car) from the hospital. It's one of the good things about living in the centre of a mid-size city.
Forum: Lactivism   01-12-2005, 01:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,237
Posted By isismama
Here's my letter: To the Friends of...

Here's my letter:

To the Friends of Dufferin Grove Park,

As a former resident of the Bloor and Dovercourt area who used to attend events at the park, I am shocked that you would have such a...
Forum: August 2005   01-06-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By isismama
Hi! I am the mama of a very delightful and...

Hi!

I am the mama of a very delightful and energetic three-year old named Eli. I'm thinking of homeschooling (unschooling) him but haven't decided completely. I am a part-time anthropology...
Forum: August 2005   01-05-2005, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By isismama
Midwives do stitch women who tear. About...

Midwives do stitch women who tear. About episiotomys, in most cases it is much better for a woman to tear than for an episiotomy to be performed so I imagine it would be rare for a homebirth midwife...
Forum: August 2005   01-04-2005, 01:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By isismama
I'm just starting to feel nauseous. I'm hungry a...

I'm just starting to feel nauseous. I'm hungry a lot but sometimes when I start eating I just can not continue because I feel too sick. The smell of food cooking is starting to make me feel very...
Forum: August 2005   12-26-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,020
Posted By isismama
This will be my second child and I'm planning a...

This will be my second child and I'm planning a homebirth with a midwife (hopefully a waterbirth).
Forum: August 2005   12-23-2004, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By isismama
I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.
Forum: August 2005   12-23-2004, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By isismama
I'm very scared of having a miscarriage. After...

I'm very scared of having a miscarriage. After having an boring pregnancy with my first child (who's three yrs old now) I had two miscarriages, one at 12 weeks and one at 5 weeks. I am now five...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   12-23-2004, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By isismama
Hi, Some of you may remember me. Last year...

Hi,

Some of you may remember me. Last year around this time I had a miscarriage. The fetus died at 12 weeks and I had a D&C at 16 weeks. In August I got pregnant again and had an early...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-18-2004, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By isismama
Hey London mamas, check out the post about the...

Hey London mamas, check out the post about the Radical Parenting Playgroup!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-17-2004, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By isismama
Radical parenting group starting in London,...

Radical parenting group starting in London, Ontario for mamas and papas who parent outside the mainstream. Feminist, queer, attachment parenting, and all other progressive, alternative parents...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2004, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By isismama
I absolutely think that one can be a feminist...

I absolutely think that one can be a feminist and a homeschooler! In fact feminism is one of the reasons I homeschool. I want my child to get a feminist education, to know about the history...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-19-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By isismama
Last December I was pregnant and found out the...

Last December I was pregnant and found out the fetus had died at 12 weeks. I had a D&C at 16 weeks.

I found out I was pregnant again on Tuesday (I took a home pregnancy test because my period was...
Forum: Unschooling   08-18-2004, 02:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By isismama
Thank-you Dar for speaking up about the really...

Thank-you Dar for speaking up about the really offensive things said on this thread about feminists!

I would define unschooling as completely allowing a child to learn about what she is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-15-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By isismama
Hi everyone. Bikruca--how are you doing?!?!...

Hi everyone.

Bikruca--how are you doing?!?! I hope that everything went great with the birth and you are cuddling with your sweet baby.

LLL meets at the Wortley Baptist Church (I think the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-10-2004, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By isismama
Ds (who is two and a half) goes to sleep in...

Ds (who is two and a half) goes to sleep in about 10-15 minutes. His papa or I lie with him and we play a cd of kids music. He doesn't have a regular bedtime though. We ask him if he wants to go to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-08-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By isismama
Hi, I cleaned out my PM box...soryy about...

Hi,

I cleaned out my PM box...soryy about that. I am living right downtown at the moment but I'm moving to the Old South on July 28. Another mama and I (actually thismama on the boards) are...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-08-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By isismama
I'm just bumping this up...are there any more...

I'm just bumping this up...are there any more cool ap mamas in the London area??
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-08-2004, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By isismama
We used a futon for our kiddo from the time he...

We used a futon for our kiddo from the time he was one year old and it has worked perfectly. It is hard and only about half a foot off the ground. He seems to find it very comfortable.

I would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-10-2004, 02:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,730
Posted By isismama
Hey there! My name is Becky and my partner and I...

Hey there! My name is Becky and my partner and I are unschooling our 2.5 year old child.
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