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Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-12-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,872
Posted By CI Mama
Personally, the risk comparison thought...

Personally, the risk comparison thought experiment only makes sense to me if we view birth as a strictly medical event, with purely physical repercussions. Then we might look at interventions and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,310
Posted By CI Mama
My sister helps her husband run a business and...

My sister helps her husband run a business and she is also a fitness instructor who takes clients in their home, so she does her own marketing, etc. She's one of the most well organized people I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-01-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,310
Posted By CI Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by JollyGG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392047/i-am-working-because-i-have-to/20#post_17497762)
 I agree....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,310
Posted By CI Mama
My partner & I work because we want to and...

My partner & I work because we want to and because we have to. I worked very hard to get a master's degree in the field that I love and busted my butt for years before landing my current job. I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By CI Mama
At one point during my labor, it looked like...

At one point during my labor, it looked like vacuum delivery might be possible as a way to avoid a c-section. The OB on call told me, "We can try vacuum, but you'll never be the same again."
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,739
Posted By CI Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bohemianmama21 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1387951/were-you-breastfed-or-formula-fed/60#post_17431491)...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-14-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,872
Posted By CI Mama
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Quote:Originally Posted by demeter888 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,872
Posted By CI Mama
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Quote:Originally Posted by monkeyscience http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-14-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,872
Posted By CI Mama
Demeter, I've been skimming through this thread...

Demeter, I've been skimming through this thread and I admit, I am not always following the conversation. But what does stand out for me is that you're trying to process an unexpected and difficult...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-09-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,792
Posted By CI Mama
It would probably make a difference whether the...

It would probably make a difference whether the gas prices suddenly spiked, or whether we're talking 30 years into the future, and gas prices have been creeping up slowly.
 
If sudden spike, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-08-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By CI Mama
Yes, the school run is exactly what got really...

Yes, the school run is exactly what got really tricky for us!
 
Here's how it used to work: I'd take DD up to school in the burley (3.5 mile ride), then unhook burley and ride to work on my bike...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,370
Posted By CI Mama
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Quote:Originally Posted by LilyKay http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By CI Mama
I'm in! We got rid of our only car about 2 years...

I'm in! We got rid of our only car about 2 years ago, and bicycle & bus are our family's main modes of transportation. We also belong to a car sharing program, and we do use cabs, mostly in the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-05-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,370
Posted By CI Mama
I was not afraid of birth, I felt I knew my body...

I was not afraid of birth, I felt I knew my body very well, and I had an excellent doula and lots of support for changing positions and doing natural pain management. In spite of that, I ended up...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-05-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,370
Posted By CI Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Grover http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-28-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By CI Mama
OP, this is my life, too. My DD is 4, I work...

OP, this is my life, too. My DD is 4, I work full time, it's usually 9pm before I have time to myself each day. I have a supportive partner and we share the load as much as we can. But it's easy to...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-26-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By CI Mama
Here's a link to the article NPR did on the AMA...

Here's a link to the article NPR did on the AMA decision:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/06/19/193440570/ama-says-its-time-to-call-obesity-a-disease
 
As they note, "The AMA isn't vested...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-25-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 909
Posted By CI Mama
I'm glad you're getting encouragement to let...

I'm glad you're getting encouragement to let your DD ride the bus!
 
My DD is only 4.5, so she doesn't use any form of transportation by herself yet. But our family are heavy users of both bus &...
Forum: Parenting   06-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,515
Posted By CI Mama
Here's an interesting article on the subject of...

Here's an interesting article on the subject of obesity and where it comes from:
http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/david-berreby-obesity-era/
 
It's long, but worth a read. It describes a...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,214
Posted By CI Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gitanamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384526/my-husband-is-not-my-soul-mate/20#post_17381369)
We saw...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   06-05-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,410
Posted By CI Mama
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Quote:Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,214
Posted By CI Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dakipode http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1384526/my-husband-is-not-my-soul-mate#post_17374754)

There are...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,214
Posted By CI Mama
I've been through my partner for 20 years, and I...

I've been through my partner for 20 years, and I don't consider her my "soul mate." Or at least not my "sole" soul mate.
 
I've really given up on the idea that one person is destined to be my...
Forum: Parenting   05-30-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,515
Posted By CI Mama
Today on NPR, a story about GMO wheat...

Today on NPR, a story about GMO wheat mysteriously showing up on a farm in Oregon.
 ...
Forum: Parenting   05-29-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,515
Posted By CI Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383937/overweight-children-is-it-parental-neglect/80#post_17369942)...
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