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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-11-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
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http://www.sptimes.com/2007/05/11/Wo...get_atte.s...

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/05/11/Wo...get_atte.shtml (http://www.sptimes.com/2007/05/11/Worldandnation/Nursing_moms_get_atte.shtml)

that was all I found
Forum: Lactivism   04-04-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By Pen
[quote=hunnybumm;7752872] Then I got them...

[quote=hunnybumm;7752872] Then I got them pierced and one of the female teachers said that I need to either wear a bra or wear my sweat shirt the second I stepped out of my car. I was really self...
Forum: Lactivism   04-04-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,697
Posted By Pen
I think we try to hide things that make us on...

I think we try to hide things that make us on par with men or more powerful. Taking away the nipple is like erasing the face.
Our nipples are the same as a man’s unless they are being used to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-04-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Pen
I am so sorry to hear about your baby being in...

I am so sorry to hear about your baby being in the hospital. I'm not sure how to help.

It may help to know why you say they are 'allowing' you to breastfeed? And why you are concerned about low...
Forum: Women's Health   03-26-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Pen
This is kinda tough. We recently had a similar...

This is kinda tough. We recently had a similar decision to make. We decided to watch and wait.

There are loads of bones down there. Broken bones don't always swell and bruise (okay, it's not the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Pen
We took the 'first nursing' (actually more of a...

We took the 'first nursing' (actually more of a morning marathon),which began for us at about 4 am, as my waking time. Because I was otherwise occupied, DH whoud have to pass me the thermometer and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Pen
I gave my son a 10 inch bike with no training...

I gave my son a 10 inch bike with no training wheels at 25 months. By the second day he was riding it and within the week he stopped falling.

From what I understand, the amount of time it takes...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-15-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By Pen
Hi! I've been lurking a...

Hi! I've been lurking a bithttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif and thought I was reading alot of posts about the very young co-sleeping, too. Not sure what the trend...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Pen
Quote: Originally Posted by Ravin...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7492952)
For a summer baby? Half a dozen T-shirts. That's...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-23-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Pen
We wipe down the wood toys with a vinegar and...

We wipe down the wood toys with a vinegar and water mixture. We put the cloth toys in the washing machine. We don't use the rest.
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By Pen
When we do need to go to the store, we go to...

When we do need to go to the store, we go to trader joe's first, then to whole foods. (generally speaking, we don't buy fresh produce at either place so I don't know about that). It does help that...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Pen
We use about two cups raw milk and a 'dash' of...

We use about two cups raw milk and a 'dash' of cream plus two eggs yolks and some maple syrup. It's been so long but I know we didn't have much cream and it turned (get the pun?) out delicious.
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-21-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Pen
Last weekend I realized that I spent the entire...

Last weekend I realized that I spent the entire day in the kitchen! Cooking, cleaning, fixing, planting, rearranging, kneading... I can see or hear everything from there so I didn't miss out on...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-02-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Pen
let's see...how to put this.... In Overlea,...

let's see...how to put this....

In Overlea, we have old houses.


http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Vaccinations   01-30-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,541
Posted By Pen
I used to vax because I was threatened with “the...

I used to vax because I was threatened with “the law.” I read the law (that was handed to me on a nice piece of paper.) I never thought that there was an exception. They were very convincing. Since...
Forum: Lactivism   01-30-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,791
Posted By Pen
I think it’s part of our culture, just like...

I think it’s part of our culture, just like taking a pill - we can blame some one else for just about everything. If a mom feels guilty of a choice she made, then she has three choices: feel guilty,...
Forum: Lactivism   01-30-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
Posted By Pen
I guess I wasn’t thrilled. My husband said,...

I guess I wasn’t thrilled. My husband said, “luke-warm” and “wishy-washy.”
I heard: Some think NIP is okay, some don’t.
No new insight into either - opinion.
I didn’t see anything that would...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-29-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By Pen
Something in your wording…”can’t decide when and...

Something in your wording…”can’t decide when and which ones to do”
It’s like you are at a restaurant and need to choose something to eat but don’t know which entrée.

We decided to delay until we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 901
Posted By Pen
Quote: Originally Posted by Nyamae's Mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nyamae's Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7145785)
We give 16 mo dd almost anything that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-25-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By Pen
I voted unschool okay. There are loads of...

I voted unschool okay. There are loads of things, I don't want him to read but part of my job is to help direct him. He has his own compass and it's my job to make him aware of it. When he comes...
Forum: Lactivism   01-16-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Pen
Quote: Originally Posted by DWAXSMOM...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWAXSMOM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7016748)
I really had a very different take on this...
Forum: Fertility   01-14-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Pen
We waited 20 months for af but I thought...

We waited 20 months for af but I thought something was starting to change about three months before that. I can't put my finger on it, really. No cramps, no weight gain, maybe increased...
Forum: Lactivism   01-12-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Pen
You know...I really like the idea of...

You know...I really like the idea of 'convenient' vs. 'discreet'. I think I'll write a letter. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif But now that I think of it, I think I'd...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-12-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Pen
Real quick…gotta go but … we found the...

Real quick…gotta go but … we found the Elimination Communication thread here (under diapering). I said “well, yeah, I guess I do have an idea of when she needs to poop and I know when she IS peeing...
Forum: Lactivism   01-11-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Pen
I have been told that respectable nursing is...

I have been told that respectable nursing is done in nursing clothes (these are the same people that think that if there is a ‘nursing room’ that that is where it should be done.) I think that...
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