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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By indie
I spend about 30 percent on rent. Utilities are...

I spend about 30 percent on rent. Utilities are more. I am in a two bedroom and sharing a room with my son so I need something bigger but can't afford it.
Forum: Queer Parenting   10-13-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By indie
I have a friend of a friend who is looking to be...

I have a friend of a friend who is looking to be a surrogate and prefers to help a gay family. Are there agencies that work with surrogates that are more gay friendly? Apparently she has not had a...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,266
Posted By indie
Also, there's no way I'm going to come here all...

Also, there's no way I'm going to come here all the time to say, "Guess what guys?! My son's totally unchopped up penis is having NO problems today. Yeah!"
 
So of course you only hear about the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-04-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,266
Posted By indie
No problems here.   The people with problems...

No problems here.
 
The people with problems just flock here because its the only place on the internet where we'll give a real answer rather than just saying "chop it off." That's why the numbers...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-29-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By indie
Our divorce paperwork actually says that each of...

Our divorce paperwork actually says that each of us has the children 182.5 days per year. Granted some might be crazy enough to figure out who gets that extra day, but if that's the level you're...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-29-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By indie
You can agree on a plan. We have three kids and...

You can agree on a plan. We have three kids and we agreed and had it put into our settlement that each of us gets one every year and the third child we each get every other year.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-16-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By indie
I hired an attorney with experience with...

I hired an attorney with experience with collaborative divorce because I really like the idea, but we have ended up using him more like a mediator though he is technically my attorney. If you guys...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By indie
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Forum: Single Parenting   10-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By indie
I come here to read when I can because I'm going...

I come here to read when I can because I'm going through a divorce and my life has been turned upside down. But I can't really feel comfortable posting due to how public this is. Some of the stuff I...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-04-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By indie
You weren't doing anything selfish. How you ex...

You weren't doing anything selfish. How you ex handled this is just awful, but that is in no way your fault. So sorry that this happened.
Forum: Site Help   07-04-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,576
Posted By indie
Three, only because it seems easiest to read.

Three, only because it seems easiest to read.
Forum: Spirituality   06-26-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,845
Posted By indie
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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-24-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By indie
My index finger doesn't seem very big so I'm...

My index finger doesn't seem very big so I'm having a hard time conceptualizing, but yes, large nipples can make bf more painful at the beginning. I had a client a while back who had very large...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,865
Posted By indie
I also had oversupply but saw my supply dip...

I also had oversupply but saw my supply dip during my period. I sometimes suspected too that my kids had learned to be lazy due to the oversupply so even a normal flow might have seemed slow to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-11-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By indie
Does anyone have a list of cosmetics companies...

Does anyone have a list of cosmetics companies that test with/use infant foreskins or a list of companies that definitely do not?
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By indie
I went back a year ago after 7 years. I...

I went back a year ago after 7 years. I mentioned it very, very briefly in my cover letter (so they wouldn't assume something worse) and tried to highlight volunteer work on the actual resume so...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By indie
If I were a daycare provider I'd be *terrified*...

If I were a daycare provider I'd be *terrified* by your email.
 
I found a really great home childcare provider when I first started back to work at a temp job. I found her on craigslist and asked...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-29-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By indie
The WIC office where I work used to run out of...

The WIC office where I work used to run out of pumps half way through the year before my supervisor started pushed for only issuing pumps to women who were working full time, able to show proof of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-24-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By indie
I'm a little disappointed to see several people...

I'm a little disappointed to see several people on Mothering saying there's nothing wrong with formula. That's a lie. Even one bottle of formula introduces all sorts of risks. There are situations...
Forum: Lactivism   04-22-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,728
Posted By indie
It really seems to depend on the church. I've...

It really seems to depend on the church. I've nursed in all sorts of churches. The conservative low church type churches (Baptist, nondenominational, etc.) tend, in general, to get creeped out by bf...
Forum: Family Safety   04-22-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By indie
Unless the Radian is different there, no, you...

Unless the Radian is different there, no, you can't use it as a booster. My oldest daughter forward faced in the Radian at age 6 and she is taller than average. My five year old daughter could still...
Forum: Lactivism   04-20-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By indie
I've seen them on several occasions and always...

I've seen them on several occasions and always report them. Quite honestly I knew when I first started seeing them that Mothering must be having real financial problems to continue to accept ads...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-20-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,798
Posted By indie
I work for WIC and we unfortunately see a lot of...

I work for WIC and we unfortunately see a lot of moms in your situation. It is very difficult, but its not impossible. There are moms who manage to fully pump because their babies are in the NICU or...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-20-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,787
Posted By indie
I think babygirlie is on to something. I do...

I think babygirlie is on to something. I do think in general people like "mixed children" because they have white features and tan skin which is what is held up as the ideal in our culture. I am...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-20-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By indie
I had no idea one of the Sears were here.   ...

I had no idea one of the Sears were here.
 
Two other breastfeeding knowledgeable pediatricians that I know of:
 
LeeAnne O'Brien in Cool Springs. I'm past the point were I have any patience...
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