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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Viola P
I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I spent most of my...

I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I spent most of my 20's pretending it was for health reasons but deep down it was because i find factory farmed meat to be a disgusting institution of mass torture and i...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-27-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Viola P
Do you think people actually believe that babies...

Do you think people actually believe that babies don't feel pain, or they just say that to be contentious and get a rise out of others. I am genuinely confused by this. I just don't see how anyone...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Viola P
In terms of the legal aspect i think that parents...

In terms of the legal aspect i think that parents do have the right to make decisions about their child's medical care. This is why parents can decide whether to vaccinate, how to treat a child's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-25-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Viola P
Wow MFQ, beautiful yard and trees. There's...

Wow MFQ, beautiful yard and trees.

There's no snow where we are.

Now i'm thinking i should just hang some chicken wire and let the ivy do its thing. That would be most economical plus it uses...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Viola P
Also, i agree 100% with she who said it's not...

Also, i agree 100% with she who said it's not about our choices, sometimes we get lucky and sometimes we don't. Though that is not to say that the current system of maternity care isn't seriously...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Viola P
My first birth was very traumatic and it impacted...

My first birth was very traumatic and it impacted me a lot, especially for the first 5 months. Then i had a breakthrough and things slowly started to get better. The trauma with my first was related...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-25-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Viola P
Also, obviously babies feel pain. Op, are you...

Also, obviously babies feel pain. Op, are you sure the person isn't just saying that to antagonize you? It sounds pretty ridiculous. Do they not think that babies have nerve endings? People sometimes...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-25-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Viola P
Are all the people who are pro circumcision...

Are all the people who are pro circumcision women? Just ask because pp said imagine cutting off the *female* super sensitive spot.

Also, cutting off the entire clitoris is distinct from removing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Viola P
If the options are to have a payor who will try...

If the options are to have a payor who will try to get the child for 50% of the time to lower (or eliminate) the support amount OR to have someone who doesn't pay at all but doesn't want to have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Viola P
I think it's considered Mediterranean. We can...

I think it's considered Mediterranean. We can grow lemons all year round i think. I don't grow anything.

Passion fruit sounds high maintenance, am i wrong?

I would like something that i could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Viola P
Very interesting. Would i be able to make them...

Very interesting. Would i be able to make them much denser than the ones pictured? What happens if i don't harvest the cones? Thanks!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Viola P
Eventually the boy will be old enough to hold the...

Eventually the boy will be old enough to hold the father and the justice system accountable for what they did. Maybe he will be able to sue the father? I wonder if the father's lawyers have advised...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Viola P
Need advice for plants in yard

I am hoping someone here has some advice on what plant or vine i might use to create a privacy barrier between us and the neighbors. Basically there are two really tall trees and a blank space...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-19-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Viola P
Also, sorry about your sister and congrats on...

Also, sorry about your sister and congrats on letting go. That's the hardest part!
Forum: Personal Growth   05-19-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for replying. After this attempt i...

Thanks for replying.

After this attempt i said that when we do the next big project (there's only one left) I'll take the kids to visit my parents. They live very far so we'll go for a week at...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Viola P
Son's "special" relationship with Grandma

This is more or less a rant, not really looking for any advice, maybe just some support.

My three year old son is very attached to his grandma. There's a long history here but basically what...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Viola P
newmammalizzy - what do you do when she crosses...

newmammalizzy - what do you do when she crosses the boundary?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-15-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Viola P
I can't believe that a judge would order that on...

I can't believe that a judge would order that on a 4.5 year old boy. That's SO disgusting. That poor poor woman and poor boy
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-15-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Viola P
Hypnobabies worked for me. I had a very bad first...

Hypnobabies worked for me. I had a very bad first birth experience and an ecstatic birth with my second with Hypnobabies. I swear the lady on the birthing track sounded like she was speaking to me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Viola P
Thanks, we haven't been too into the helping yet...

Thanks, we haven't been too into the helping yet but i've heard that's a really good way to go. We're trying. Another issue is that we don't punish at all. Once i realized my nanny was using time...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-15-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,597
Posted By Viola P
@MFQ, i totally like your approach. I'm not...

@MFQ, i totally like your approach. I'm not religious and I don't homeschool, so i think we may be coming from different places (maybe not), but i am VERY concerned about the impacts of porn on young...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Viola P
Yes that's exactly it, i don't want to prevent...

Yes that's exactly it, i don't want to prevent them from being kids but at the same time there needs to be some boundaries!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,597
Posted By Viola P
Thanks for pointing that out Miranda. I agree...

Thanks for pointing that out Miranda. I agree that there are ways around all of these controls.

Do you have any views on the UK family filters? Do measures at that level work?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Viola P
Thanks katelove, i think you're right that at...

Thanks katelove, i think you're right that at this age we should be able to have some kind of boundaries in this area. Using bowls makes so much sense!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Viola P
Very big messes - should i try to stop them from happening?

I have a newly 1 year old and 3 year old. They are both awesome fantastic children. They are also very messy. Today the older one wanted some tortilla chips so he went and got the bag, brought it to...
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